Zero patience for yard sales or classifieds? Send us your maternity and kids' clothes, we’ll take care of the rest. The best part? You don't have to wait for your items to sell to get paid. Unlike consignment stores, we pay upfront!
Get paid for the clothes your kids have outgrown - get started today, it's simple and free!
Pack the clothes in one box (up to 5 kg).
We will only buy items that match our selection criteria and only pay for the first 5kg, so be very selective when filling the box and pack a minimum of 20 items.
As we do not work on a consignment basis, you'll be paid for the full amount before the items are listed, either via EFT or in-store credit for a higher payout - your choice.
OUR SELECTION CRITERIA
New or gently used maternity wear and 0 to 10-year-old clothes
We also accept kids shoes that are new or in excellent condition. We will only accept baby grows, sleeping bags, pyjamas, socks, tights, hats, hair accesories and bandana bibs that are in new condition. The maternity clothes have to be maternity-specific wear, not just "large" clothes.
On-trend and in-season
Styles should be on-trend and in-season - think of items a friend would buy for their kid. Even if it is new with tags we will not accept clothing that is out of style.
Clothes must be and smell clean.
Clothes marked with the name of the child
As long as other labels are still readable and the writing isn’t on the fabric itself, we will accept marked clothes.
Over 10-year-old clothing
If the clothes are over size 10, we won’t buy them, except for maternity wear. We do not buy adult-size shoes and adult clothes that are not maternity-specific wear.
Used undergarments, blankets and bathwear
We also won’t accept underwear, bras, slippers, blankets, bathrobes and towels.
Well-worn clothes and shoes
No clothing with tears, stains, holes, pilling fabric, damaged and cracked logos or prints, missing buttons, broken zips, damaged seams or with signs of excessive wear will be accepted.
Homemade garments and fakes
We have no doubts on your sewing talents, but only accept professionally manufactured items. All clothes identified as fakes will be rejected.
Clothes without a size label
The size of the garment must be clearly identifiable.
What kind of box can I use to send the clothes?
Lots of moms use nappy boxes, but any box will do, as long as it is not bigger than 40cm x 40cm x40cm. It must not weight more than 5kg. Our courier company charges us per volume and kilogram, so please note you will be charged R40 for every 5kg over the first 5kg. We will also charge you R75 per additional waybill.
These weight and volume limitations do not apply to Cape Town customers who do not need to request a waybill. They can drop-off at either of these drop off points:
- Petit Fox Headoffice in Woodstock (Old Castle Brewery, 6 Beach Road, Unit A108), Monday to Friday, 10am-12pm.
- 2nd Take Sea Point (269 Main Road), Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm, Saturday & Sunday, 10am-2pm.
Collection can also be arranged.
What should I pack in the box?
We will only buy items that match our selection criteria so please be very selective when sending us the clothes. We also require a minimum of 20 items matching our selection criteria to be sent to us.
How much will I get and how do you decide on the amount?
The amount we give is for the whole box. It depends on style, original price, brand, quality, quantity and category of each item. If the items are judged to be in high demand or a high-quality brand, we will pay you more. We also pay more for items that are new and still have the tag attached, provided they meet our selection criteria. We also take into account the work required to sort, freshen up, style, photograph, list and store clothing and then attract and serve buyers.
Why should I sell to you when I can make more on the classifieds?
You can probably make more money selling individual pieces on the classifieds, but most moms find it’s not worth all the extra time and effort required. It’s easy to forget how long it takes to take pictures, price items, upload pictures, create ads, answer phone calls and wait for buyers that never pitch up. Selling to Petit Fox often nets more money for much, much less work!
What is the difference between consignment stores and Petit Fox?
When selling kids and maternity clothes to Petit Fox you get paid up front, before the items are listed. With consignment stores, you have to wait for your items to sell to get paid and you have no guarantees that they will sell (or that they will sell at their original price, since they do markdowns to push the sale of your items).
How long will it take before I get paid?
We try really hard to process each parcel as fast as possible. Once the package reaches the Fox Cave, you'll hear from us within 3 weeks and EFTs are made within 15 working days thereafter. Unfortunately we have no control over courier companies and how fast they deliver, so we can't guarantee their time frames, although most parcels reach us within two weeks.
Petit Fox is not a courier company and cannot be held liable for losses incurred by the negligence of the courier company. For any problem during the transport of your parcel, do not hesitate to contact us at the email address email@example.com so that we can trace the information to the courier company and make every effort to assist you with them.
How do you decide on the items you accept?
We are very strict on quality. For your own satisfaction we only buy items that meet our selection criteria. We do not accept low-quality clothing and will select clothes at our own discretion.
What happens to the items you reject?
What might not be sellable on Petit Fox can still be very wearable. The items we did not buy will be donated or sent back to you (R75 per 5 kg box, payable into our account). Please note that clothes not claimed/collected within 10 days will systematically be sent for donation.
If you'd like to get all the clothes back, a R150 fee per box (R75 if you collect from our Woodstock premises within 10 days) is payable into our account, plus any other additional cost linked to the weight of your parcel.