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IronicalCheese
« on: August 16, 2005 01:56:28 PM »

I've been tinkering with various projects using mod podge and Print Gocco screen printing. Recently I took some of my stuff over to Honeyspot in Jamaica Plain and arranged to have them sold on consignment. It's a 2 month contract with an option for them to renew with you, assuming people actually buy your things. The split is 50/50 between you and the store. I'm planning on approaching Regeneration Records this week with more things I'd like to sell through a store..has anyone else here sold on consignment in the Boston area? Is 50/50 the usual split? Any good/bad experiences?

I've chosen Honeyspot and Regen mostly because they're in my neighborhood/my boyfriend's neighborhood, so they're convenient. But, I know that they're both fairly new (Regen less than a year, Honeyspot only a few months) so maybe a larger/more established store would be a good option, like The Garment District. Although, I'm completely new to crafting, so a less established place might be more welcoming to my novice products.

I've had fun with craft fairs, but selling through a store appeals because it's year-round and hands off, something sustainable. Any and all consignment advice is welcome!
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robinb
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2005 01:42:30 PM »

I've sold successfully at both The Garment District and Second Time Around in Harvard Square.
Good luck to you!
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Sabrinas_Charm
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2005 01:19:39 PM »

I've been tinkering with various projects using mod podge and Print Gocco screen printing. Recently I took some of my stuff over to Honeyspot in Jamaica Plain and arranged to have them sold on consignment. It's a 2 month contract with an option for them to renew with you, assuming people actually buy your things. The split is 50/50 between you and the store. I'm planning on approaching Regeneration Records this week with more things I'd like to sell through a store..has anyone else here sold on consignment in the Boston area? Is 50/50 the usual split? Any good/bad experiences?

I've chosen Honeyspot and Regen mostly because they're in my neighborhood/my boyfriend's neighborhood, so they're convenient. But, I know that they're both fairly new (Regen less than a year, Honeyspot only a few months) so maybe a larger/more established store would be a good option, like The Garment District. Although, I'm completely new to crafting, so a less established place might be more welcoming to my novice products.

I've had fun with craft fairs, but selling through a store appeals because it's year-round and hands off, something sustainable. Any and all consignment advice is welcome!

Have you had much luck with Honeyspot & Regen I'm looking into possibly consigning there. Any info you might have would be great!
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ksew
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2006 09:05:05 AM »

Isn't second time around just for established labels??  (gap, banana republic, etc..)  How much do they take there?  I have also been thinking of trying consignment around boston... the only problem with that, is that in order  to actually make a profit, the prices of your items need to be high, as they are taking 50%.  As far as I know, usually 60/40 is the norm.  (the artist taking 60%)  Try Magpie in somerville..?
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Sabrinas_Charm
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2006 06:49:21 PM »

Magpie is great!
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