Buying

20180803_115433.jpg

**NO BUYING 9/25-10/4

**AS OF 10/5 WE WILL BE TAKING BUYING APPOINTMENTS FROM OUR STUDIO LOCATED IN OPERA ALLEY IN DOWNTOWN TACOMA. WE WILL NO LONGER BE BUYING AT OUR PACIFIC AVE LOCATION.

Do you have amazing vintage or modern, name-brand pieces that need a new home? Looking to make some extra cash before the weekend? Been eyeing something special at our shop and want some store credit? Come sell to us!

UXC is always looking for quality vintage and modern pieces that are current in style and seasonally appropriate to add to our collection.

As of February, 2019 we buy by appointment only Wednesday-Saturday. Call today to set up your appointment!

To request an appointment during the week, call (253.572.2280) to ask for available times and give us additional info about what you’re selling or make a request through our online form. If you’re curious about what kind of things we take, our Instagram feed (@uxctacoma) is a great resource to get a feel for our style. Here are some guidelines to give you a better idea of how the process works:

 

  • We buy by appointment only Wed-Sat. If you make an appointment with us you’ll bring your items to our buying studio and meet with our buyer. Our Buying Studio is located in Opera Alley in downtown Tacoma. We no longer buy in-store but you can absolutely drop your buy off with us and head to UXC to shop while we go through your buy.

  • We'll set our prices on the item(s) we decide to take and you can choose from 50% in-store trade, or 30% in a Venmo or check payment. Please bring along a valid state-issued ID like a driver’s license or a passport for payout.

  • We offer the option to donate any items that we don’t accept to a local non-profit.

  • We take men’s & women’s clothing, accessories, shoes, belts, bags, hats, and jewelry. We also take select vintage houseware items like blankets, rugs, stoneware pottery & ceramic pieces, stemware, & other textile pieces. Feel free to email photos of any houseware items for us to preview before you bring them in.

  • To be considered vintage, an item must be 20 years or older so please refrain from bringing anything more recent than the mid-90's. As for modern brands, items must be a current style and have been in stores within the past 3 years. We look for style-forward, trend-setting designer or name brands only. We do not accept business attire, sleepwear, intimates, maternity, or items from discount department stores like Walmart, Kohl’s, Fred Meyer, and JC Penneys.  

  • Items must be seasonally appropriate. If it is something you’d wear now, chances are we’ll buy it now. We’re always looking for designer items, popular boutique brands, current trends, everyday staples, and one-of-a-kind pieces. We also love seeing quality natural fabrics like cotton, silk, linen, and rayon, as well as wool, cashmere, suede, leather, metallics, and embroidery.

  • Items must be clean and in a gently worn or unworn condition, free of odors, stains, holes, missing buttons, pet hair, etc. Please look everything over carefully and leave items with unintentional holes, spots, or signs of being overly worn at home. This can help make your selling experience more successful!

 

We look forward to seeing you in our shop soon!