Consignment or thrift shops are secondhand resale stores that stock and sell used merchandise such as clothing, usually on consignment. Consignment shops can take the form of retail stores or online wholesale stores. “Consignment services” also commonly refers to online auction sites. When people want to get rid of clothing or other items, they go to thrift shops or consignment stores to sell such items at a low price. Or, they go online to post and describe their wares. When the items sell, that person gets a percentage of the profit. A consignment service outlet will typically sell used clothing, collectables, furniture, jewelry, children's accessories, wedding dresses, toys, baby items, antiques, gold and silver jewelry, and shoes. Such items are usually sold at a cheap price. Usually the profits go to benefit a charity. Some consignment shops sell just used, retro, vintage 2nd hand clothing at a cheap price. Such resale and secondhand clothing can include high fashion items, name brand jeans and tops, vintage dresses and suits, and designer boutique apparel. You can often find popular designer brands at consignment or thrift shops at a huge discount. Consignment services often have a large selection of men's, women's, ladies', kids', and infants' clothes for sale. Customers looking for specialty items may have luck shopping in thrift shops, as quality style items may be found at a bargain. You can find thrift shops in your area by searching online directory listings for thrift shops or consignment shops. If you're looking for vintage items, check thrift shops first. You may just find what you're looking for—such as vacation clothes, costumes, hats, or gently used baby items. When finding a consignment service near you, contact a few different thrift shops. Ask about the product inventory, charity affiliations, donation rates, prices, and hours.