The consignment business has grown and changed as more retailers are opening consignment stores to cater to the changing marketplace.
The consignment industry has grown in recent years, with over 1,300 stores opening in 2014, with a further 7,000 planned.
It is now estimated to reach more than €1.5bn by 2020.
The business is now one of the fastest growing industries in Ireland, with the growth of its sales and turnover figures showing the value of the industry to be growing at a rate of nearly 6 per cent every year since the end of 2011.
The Irish consignment market is estimated to be worth approximately €1bn, with about 30,000 shops and consignment companies opening in the country each year.
It is estimated that there are currently 2,600 shops in the industry, with growth in the number of businesses over the last three years being about 8 per cent.
However, the number and scope of consignment shops has continued to increase, with around 7,500 shops in total opening in 2016.
Consignment shops in Dublin are now the most popular in the region, with nearly 50 per cent of the city’s stores having consignment outlets.
Over half of the shops in Cork and Kerry are also offering consignment opportunities, with another 15 per cent in Waterford, and 7 per cent each in Dublin and Limerick.
However there is a growing trend for retailers to open consignment centres, with some of the most famous brands opening such as Mango’s, Mango & Co, The Shop at the West, and The Shop in the City.
These outlets are designed to cater for the growing demand for consignment and offer an array of services such as the online ordering and delivery of products.
The trend has seen more shops opening up, with more than 3,500 in Cork alone.
However while there are a number of unique consignment retail experiences to be found in Cork, The Cotswolds, Limerick and Dublin, the biggest appeal is that of a consignment experience in Ireland.
While there are many unique consignments to be had in these cities, they are not all exclusive to each city.
The shop at the South Coast and The Cliffs is just one of many to be available in Dublin.
However for those in Cork City, there are so many unique shops, the selection is endless.
Consignments in Cork are usually offered online through sites such as Etsy, eBay and Etsy Dublin, with prices ranging from €30 to €1,500.
In addition, there is also a large number of consigns on the shop at The Cottswolds and The Caves.
Consigning has been an important part of Irish culture for centuries, with an estimated 1,200 consignions and auctions going on each day, and there are an estimated 250,000 people in Ireland who consign goods.