FAQ

Is Boomerang a thrift store?

No! We sell new, used, and vintage clothing, shoes & accessories for men and women; all of our stock is hand-picked and we’re very selective. About a third of our stock is straightforward retail, and we carry several indie apparel, jewelry, and accessories lines you won’t find anywhere else the greater New England area. We also carry many of the same lines you’ll find in boutiques, in chains like Urban Outfitters, in catalogues like Delia's, and even in large department stores (but we don't mark it up like they do!). A lot of our jewelry is locally made or hand-crafted for us by independent artisans. We also carry select vintage items from the 1930s-1980s, and take clothing and accessories on trade or by consignment.

Are the items for sale on your website second-hand?

Our website is almost exclusively retail; only (some of) the items on our Vintage and Resale page are second-hand.

Is everything you sell on your website?

Not nearly! The website gives visitors a monthly selection of some of our newest and best-selling items, and our Vintage and Resale page is a place where we can post some of our rare or particularly special high-end and vintage pieces.

What is your consignment and trade policy?

All consignment items must be in season, the consignment contract period is for 60 days, and the consignor receives 50% of the marked price for items sold. Consignment credit may be taken as payment by check, or used as store credit, or as a combination of both. We also accept current and off-season items on trade for store credit. A combined, flat rate trade credit is given instantly subject to management availability, can only be used in the store, never converts to cash, and never expires.

Do I need an appointment to bring stuff in for consignment or trade?

No, you may come in anytime during business hours. We're open seven days a week, 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M Monday though Saturday, and 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Sunday. We are closed on major holidays.

What kinds of items do you take for consignment or trade?

We take men's and women's clothing, shoes, and accessories—including scarves, hats, belts, neckties, and purses. We deal in vintage and contemporary costume jewelry, and although we sell silver and semi precious stones, we are generally not interested in contemporary gold, precious stones, or fine estate jewelry. For high-end and estate pieces, we highly recommend our friends up the street, Renaissance Jewelry.

Does everything I bring in for consignment have to be brand name?

No. Everything has to be clean, in excellent shape, of good quality, in style, and in keeping with Boomerang's overall sensibility, whether it be classic, contemporary, or vintage. Shoes need to be in nearly-new shape. Higher-end labels sell the best for us: Anthropologie, Boden, Coach, Helmut Lang, Kate Spade, Fossil, Mulberry, Kenneth Cole, Lux, Penguin, Michael Kors, True Religion, Citizens of Humanity, Seven Jeans, Betsey Johnson, Diesel, Lucky, Free People, Prada, et al., but an on-trend no-name item in keeping with our overall style is fine by us, as well as items from inexpensive chains like Forever 21, H&M, and Charlotte Russe. We also do well with standards like J. Crew, Gap, and Banana Republic. We do not accept anything stained or torn, and ultimately we select items based on how quickly we believe they will sell. With over a decade in business, we know our customer and we’re extremely judicious.

Are there items you won't take?

We don't accept items like used swims suits, lingerie, activity-specific sports apparel, or anything from big box discount retailers like Wal-Mart, simply because they were inexpensive to begin with and have no resale value or appeal to our customers.

Do you carry designer vintage?

We've sold Pucci, Ossie Clark, Chanel, Norell, Marimekko, Bonnie Cashin, Pauline Trigere, Elsa Schiaparelli, Halston, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Dior, although high-end vintage is not our focus and that sort of stock appears in the store very hit-and-miss.

Do you keep a wish list?

We used to, but our stock moves too quickly to keep wish lists; best to check our Vintage and Resale page, or better yet, come in and visit often!

Have a question that isn't answered here?  Let us know.