Clothing Guidelines

At the North Shore Exchange, we aim to delight our shoppers with a highly selective, boutique experience with the brands and fashions they're most likely to be seeking.

While our list of accepted designers is not exhaustive, it is meant to represent the kinds of designers and merchandise that we have found are most likely to sell.  Please know that if an item you are looking to consign does not meet our critera, we are still deeply appreciative of your support of our mission and for your consideration of the North Shore Exchange.


  • We only accept clean items in very good to pristine condition that are not out of date and less than 5 years old. Exceptions are of vintage, collectible luxury designer items.
  • Clothing and accessories should be dry cleaned in bags on hangers or freshly washed.  A cleaning fee of 10% of the original price will be charged for items not ready for the selling floor.
  • Knock-offs or fake items WILL NOT be accepted.  Both the North Shore Exchange and our customers consider it fraud to represent something as authentic when it is not.  We take authenticity very seriously and thoroughly research every item we sell. 

For a complete list of luxury and contemporary designers that we are currently accepting, please visit our DESIGNERS page.

We Do Not Carry the Following Items:

  • Bathing Suits
  • Children's Clothing
  • Exercise Clothes
  • Menswear
  • Sleepwear
  • Women's Lingerie

Guideline for Pants

While designer jeans are big sellers for us, slacks are not.  We ONLY accept pants from the following designers:

  • Eileen Fisher
  • Etoile Isabel Marant
  • Layfayette 148
  • Milly
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Piazza Sempione
  • Proenza Schouler
  • Rag & Bone
  • St. John
  • Theory
  • The Row
  • Akris
  • Alexander Wang
  • Balmain
  • Brunello Cucinelli
  • Burberry
  • Celine
  • Chanel
  • Derek Lam
  • Dreis Van Noten

We Are Unable to Take the Following Brands

  • J.Crew
  • Jones New York
  • Lord & Taylor
  • Macy's 
  • Talbots
  • White House | Black Market
  • Anne Klein
  • Ann Taylor
  • Banana Republic
  • Cache
  • Chico's
  • Gap