Woman and Clothing

We have a new buying policy effective October 2, 2023! Read on for details and to sign up for an appointment. Thank you!!

In our effort to balance serving our customers with the financial sustainability of our business, we have decided to go with appointments to bring items into our store. Y'all have so much amazing quality clothing and we'd love to buy everything that people bring in! However, it just doesn't work that way. We have to monitor and control the number of items that come into our store per day. We're hoping that appointments will be the easiest way for all of you to be able to pick a time to bring items in.

We will no longer accept drop-offs starting Oct. 2nd. We will now make weekly appointment slots available every Sunday night at 5pm CST for the following week. So, you'll have a full week to sign up for an appointment the following week. We will only allow one appointment slot per week per customer to allow the most people as possible to sign up for an appointment time.

Please continue to abide by our existing policies of no more than 25 adult items OR 50 kids items per visit

People have been asking about kids gear in relation to the 50 item limit. If you only have one or two peices of equipment or a toy or two, then you can bring those on top of 50 kids clothing items. If you have lots of gear or toys, then they need to be part of the 50 item limit. Gear and toys take a lot of time to put together and test, research pricing, and monitor recalls. Thanks!

Clothes need to be:

  • in like-new condition.
  • free from pet hair and odors.
  • freshly laundered.
  • folded neatly in a bag or container. No hangers please.
  • free from stains, holes, smoke odor, and pilling.
  • current styles.

Are you ready to sign up for an appointment?

Please call us if you have any other questions! We're always happy to help! See you soon, thrifters!


The Getup Team

Here's how it works
Refresh your style by creating less waste in 3 easy steps!
Step 1.
Go through your closet and pick out up to 25 of your best items of clothing or accessories you want to sell to us. We take up to 25 adult items *or* 50 kids items per day. 
Step 2.
Bring them into The Getup at 212 W. Water Street in downtown Decorah anytime Monday-Friday from 10 AM-4 PM. We have 15 selling slots available each day. If that time frame doesn't work for you, or you're having trouble getting in, contact us to make arrangements for dropping off.
Step 3.
A buyer will process your items and send you an offer for the items we do take. You can choose cash, Venmo or store credit for a third more. It's that simple!

The Details

Mindful Tips
  • Items should be clean, in like-new condition, freshly laundered, and neatly folded.
  • Items should be current, trending styles. Styles within the last three years.
  • Make sure items are free from smoke, stains, rips, pet hair and odors.
  • We typically pass on fast fashion brands. We love brand name, quality items.
  • We generally don't take all items from a buy. We're happy to donate the items we don't take for you or you can have them back.
  • If you want to take back the things we didn't take, please pick up your items within one week. If your items are not picked up within one week, they will be donated.


Brands We'll Always Take
(all seasons, all sizes)
  • Nike
  • Adidas
  • Under Armour
  • The North Face
  • Patagonia
  • Columbia
  • Carhartt
  • Smartwool
  • Lululemon
  • Athleta

Brands we love: Aden & Anais, Burt's Bee Baby, Carters, Cat and Jack, Finn + Emma, Hanna Andersson, Janie and Jack, Kickee Pants, Mini Boden, Primary, RuffleButts, RuggedButts, Tea Collection, Zutano

Brands we will consider but may not take: Old Navy, (new with tags) Wonder Nation

Brands we don't take: Garanimals, Faded Glory, George, Online items with no brand

Items we want:

  • Cute, unique onesies
  • Sleepers
  • 2 or 3 piece sets
  • New with tag items

Items we don't take:

  • underwear
  • cloth diapers
  • diaper bloomers
  • pants without a matching shirt or onesie
  • baby socks
  • bibs
  • plain, generic onesies 

Items we want

The following items should be clean and in like-new condition. Battery operated toys must have working batteries to be considered. Toys and gear should have all cords and parts.

  • High chairs & booster seats
  • Baby jumpers & activity tables
  • Toys (with all the parts) – especially Legos or Nerf
  • Baby walkers
  • Cribs in like-new condition
  • Rugs
  • Board games (must have all pieces in original box)
  • Strollers
  • Baby Carriers
  • Sports shoes and equipment

Items we will consider but may not take:

  • Kid furniture (tables/lamps/accessories)
  • Bedding
  • Towels
  • Car Seats (must be newer than 4 years old, accident free, clean, and have all accessories)

Items we don't take:

  • toys with missing pieces or dirty
  • room decor
  • toys that have dead or corroded batteries
  • car seats older than 4 years old or damaged
KID/TEEN CLOTHES (size 2T - 20)

Brands we love: Art Class, Athleta Girl, Carters, Cat & Jack, Children's Place, Crewcuts, Gap, Gymboree, Hanna Andersson, Jackalo, Janie & Jack, Matilda Jane, Oshkosh, Pact, Primary, Tea Collection, Ten Little, tentree

Brands we will consider but may not take: (new with tags) Wonder Nation, (new with tags) Old Navy, Jumping Beans, (new with tags) Athletic Works, (new with tags) George, tek gear 

Brands we don't take: Garanimals, Faded Glory, No Boundaries, Joe Boxer

Items we want:

  • Shorts, sweatpants, leggings

  • Short & long sleeve tops 

  • Pajama sets

  • Sports shoes and equipment (football, baseball, softball, ballet, swimming, etc.)

  • Concert attire (black pants, white dress shirts, etc)

  • Overalls

  • Jackets, snow pants/coats, rain pants/coats (outdoor attire)

  • swim suits

Items we generally pass on:

  • Sweater vests
  • Polos
  • Button up shirts 
  • Dated sweaters

Items we don't take:

  • Dated jeans/khakis/corduroys
  • Low rise jeans
  • Short/ripped jean shorts
ADULT CLOTHES (size 00 - 5XL+)

Brands we love:  aerie, American Eagle, Anthropologie, Athleta, Banana Republic, Birkenstock, Champion, Chicos, Columbia, Converse, Cotopaxi, Duluth Trading Co., Eddie Bauer, Everlane, Free People, Gap, Gudrun, Sjoden, J. Crew, Johnny Was, Lands End, LL Bean, Lululemon, Madewell, Marmot, Orvis, pact, Patagonia, prAna, Reebok, SmartWool, tentree, Toad and Co., The Loft, The North Face, Vans

Brands we don't take: Shein, Zara, other fast fashion brands, items bought online that have no brand label, discount brands

Items we want

  • dressy & casual shirts (short sleeve, long sleeve, tank tops)
  • active wear (leggings, tank tops, etc.)
  • everyday dresses
  • jackets
  • Sports wear/jerseys
  • fashion and sport sandals, athletic sneakers, hiking shoes/boots, water shoes

Items we will consider but may not take:

  • brand name jeans (Levi’s, Miss Me, American Eagle, KanCan)
  • dress pants 
  • button-down shirts
  • formal and prom dresses
  • suits
  • socks
  • western boots, wedges, heels

Items we don't take:

  • fast fashion brands like Shein & Zara
  • underwear

Brands we love:  A Pea in the Pod, Motherhood, Latched Mama, Kindred Bravely, PinkBlush, Hatch, Beyond Yoga, ASOS, Seraphine, Ingrid + Isabel, Storq

Brands we don't take: Time and Tru, Secret Treasures

Items we want

  • Trendy Tops and Dresses
  • active wear (leggings, tank tops, etc.)
  • jackets and coats
  • Belly Bands
  • Nursing Bras (only in like new condition)
  • Nursing Tops

Items we will consider but may not take:

  • Jeans
  • dress pants 
  • button-down shirts

Items we don't take:

  • fast fashion brands like Shein & Zara
  • underwear

Selling & Consignment FAQ:


Why choose The Getup?

The Getup is a local, women run, sustainable boutique that buys and sells gently loved clothing, accessories & gear for kids and adults. We serve our community by offering to buy clothing and gear that people can’t bring themselves to give away and by selling a hand curated selection of quality items at a reasonable price. This fosters a circular economy model of keeping items out of the landfill and in a cycle of use. We strive to build connections and community through sustainability, affordability and genuine customer service. 

These are our values:

Community – Without our customers, we wouldn’t be here. We strive to get to know you and make sure that we provide the things you need and love, because we all know the real draw of shopping second hand is the thrill of the hunt!!

Quality – All of the clothing and gear at The Getup is hand curated by our employees who know YOU! We know the brands and styles you love and we make sure we’re only taking the best of the best so you’ll have quality items at your fingertips when you come into shop.

Affordability – Clothing and gear at The Getup is priced, in general, at 40% of retail prices, but sometimes as low as 20% of retail.

Sustainability – At The Getup, we believe in the benefit of a circular economy. A true circular economy is not easy to achieve, but we are committed to contributing to the system. Our approach not only supports our local economy by paying our customers to shop and by providing quality, affordable clothing, it also impacts the environment by keeping clothes and gear out of the landfill and within a cycle of use.


What are the selling/consigning terms?

We pay cash or store credit for everyday items like kid & adult clothes, shoes, accessories, and gear. We generally price items at 40% of retail and give you 20-50% back based on what price point we price the item to sell.

We consign items that are more expensive (like designer handbags, prom dresses, etc.).  We will let you know what items will need to be consigned and negotiate a split for items. We generally do a 70/30 split with consignors.  You will have a 90 day contract.  After 90 days, if the item hasn’t sold, you can come pick your item up or choose to donate it.  


Do I need an appointment to sell clothes?

We only take items in by appointment. New appointment times go live on Sundays at 5pm for the following week. The link to find the appointment page is at the top of this page.


How long will it take for my items to be processed?

Our goal is to process items the day they come in. It also depends on the amount and number of buys we have that day, but we will communicate with you and give you an estimated time frame for when you should receive your offer.  In general, it usually takes about 30 minutes - 1 hour to process & enter your items. But that can vary depending on the amount of drop offs and appointments on any given day.  We appreciate your understanding and flexibility!


How do I consign authentic luxury or designer items?

We love luxury/designer goods! We’ll get you a consignor contract to look over and sign.  There is a $25 authentication charge if we need to authenticate your items. We will not take counterfeit items. We will negotiate a payout (generally 70/30), and you will be paid once the item sells. If your item(s) don’t sell within the 90 day time frame, you can take your items back or you can choose to donate them.


How much will I get paid-out for my items?

We pay cash or store credit for everyday items like kid & adult clothes, shoes, accessories, and gear. We generally price items at 40% of retail and give you 20-50% back based on what price point we price the item to sell.


How do I get paid for my items?

Once we process your items, you will receive a text and we will tell you the cash offer and the store credit offer. You will receive a third more for store credit.

You can pick up cash in the store, we can send a check, or Venmo or Paypal your money.  If you choose store credit, it will go directly into your account and you can use it in store or online! Store credit money never expires. 


Can I use my store credit for online purchases?

Absolutely! When you go to purchase items online, enter your cell number associated with your account. We’ll tell you how much store credit you have and apply it to your purchase. 


Where do my items go if I chose to donate the items you don’t take from my selling appointment?

Your items could go to a variety of different places.  We have several organizations that we’re involved with, including a Native American reservation in South Dakota that we donate seasonal items to quarterly with the help of fantastic volunteers in our community (Thanks to Anne Juergens, Nancy Nelson & friends!) 

We also sometimes collaborate with Kaden’s Kloset, schools in our community that are in need of certain clothing items, or we donate to The Depot Outlet.


How long do I have to pick up my items that you don’t buy if I don’t want to donate them?

We ask that you come and collect your items as soon as possible.  We can hold items for up to two weeks. After that 2 week period, the items will be donated. 


Why do you not take many fast fashion brands or counterfeit items?

One of our core values is providing quality items to our community, we can’t in good conscience buy items that could potentially be hazardous to the health of our customers. Because of the various health, safety and labor conditions involved with fast fashion brands, we’ve taken careful consideration and decided to be very picky about buying these items and carrying them in our thoughtfully curated boutique.

We want quality items that will last for more than a season. If we were to buy already low-priced, fast fashion, our store would be full of items that aren’t built to last. We get it – fast fashion brands have some really adorable items! But we want you to have access to high-quality brands that are going to last you many years or be passed along to the next person.  

We also can’t take counterfeit items because again, we care about providing genuine, quality items to our community. If we have a store full of counterfeit items, that lowers our credibility and goes against our mission.