Woman and Clothing

Important December Buying Updates:

1. Because we are nearing the end of our winter buying season, we will be going on a buying pause in a few weeks. The last day we will accept buying drop-offs is Friday, December 16th. We will not be able to take any buys from December 17th through January 14th. On Janurary 15th we will start taking Spring & Summer items. Thank you for understanding! 

2. We have a surplus of adult denim jeans and women's fashion boots, so unfortunately we cannot take any more adult denim jeans or fashion boots at this time

3. Stay tuned for amazing mark-downs and incredible deals in January! 

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. If that time frame doesn't work for you, contact us to make arrangements for dropping off.
Step 3.
A buyer will process your items and send you and 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 in like-new condition, freshly laundered, and neatly folded.

Make sure items are free from smoke, stains & rips.

We typically pass on fast fashion brands. We love brand name, quality items.

If we don't take everything that you brought in, we're happy to donate the items we don't take for you or you can have them back. We ask that you pick up your items within 48 hours.

INFANT (NEWBORN-2T)

Brands we love: Carters, Gerber, Halo

Brands we will consider but may not take: Garanimals or other discount brands

Items we want:

-Cute, unique onesies

-Sleepers

-2 or 3 piece sets

-New with tag items

Items we will consider but may not take:

-used cloth diapers or underwear

-baby socks

-used bibs

-plain, generic onesies 

BABY/KID GEAR

Items we want:

-High chairs (without stains & in good condition) & booster seats

-Baby jumpers & activity tables

-Toys (with all the parts) – especially Legos or Nerf

-Baby walkers

-Cribs in good condition

-Rugs

-Board games (must have all pieces)

Items we will consider but may not take:

-Kid furniture (tables/lamps/accessories)

-Bedding

-Towels

KID/TEEN CLOTHES (size 2T - 20)

Brands we love: Nike, Adidas, Under Armor, Oshkosh, Carters, Cat & Jack, Gymboree, Hanna Andersson, Tea, Primary, Matilda Jane, etc.

Brands we will consider but may not take: Garanimals, other discount brands

Items we want:

  • Shorts, sweatpants, leggings

  • Short & long sleeve tops 

  • Pajama sets

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

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

  • Overalls

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

Items we will consider but may not take:

-Sweater vests

-Polos 

-Dressy button up shirts 

-V-neck, cable knit sweaters

-Dated jeans/khakis/corduroys

-Low rise jeans

-Short/ripped jean shorts

ADULT CLOTHES (size 00 - 5XL+)

Brands we love: Patagonia, The North Face, Columbia, Marmot, Cotopaxi, SmartWool, American Eagle, J Crew, Free People, Nike, Adidas, Under Armour, Champion, Reebok, Madewell, Prana, Athleta, Lululemon, The Loft, Chicos, Johnny Was, Gap, etc.

Brands we will consider but may not 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)

-brand name jeans (Levi’s, Miss Me, American Eagle)

-active wear (leggings, tank tops, etc.)

-everyday dresses

-Fall & Winter jackets

-Sports wear/jerseys

Items we will consider but may not take:

-dress pants 

-collared work shirts

-formal dresses

-3 piece suits

-used socks

-fast fashion brands like Shein & Zara
 

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?

Due to the high volume of drop offs, we are not accepting appointments at this time. Instead, we ask that you pare down to only your best items and bring in at or under the daily limit.

 

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.