New leaf is an Australian company that owns consignment galleries in the Sydney CBD.
The company, which also runs the consignment site at the Gold Coast, has been in business for 10 years, and has had its Sydney consignment business at the CBD since 2013.
It’s been the largest consignment and gallery company in Australia since the early 1990s.
However, in recent months the company has faced a backlash over the sale of a collection of consignment items at the Melbourne site.
The items in question, which included clothing, footwear, bags, and jewellery, were purchased by New Leaf consignment in 2017 and returned to the consignor, which has been unable to sell the items because of the legal battle with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
New Leaf’s collection of items has been removed from the Gold and Sydney consignorships, and a spokeswoman for the Gold Co-operative Group said the items had been “stolen”.
“New Leaf is the largest Australian consignment company and has a long-standing relationship with Gold Co‑op,” the spokeswoman said.
“We’ve been aware of the situation with the consigned items since 2017 and our concerns have been raised with the ACCC.”
New Leaf consigners were not immediately available for comment.
A spokesperson for the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet said it would look into the consigning company’s dealings with the Gold Company.
“Consultation will continue with the NSW Government to find the best solution for New Leaf and other consignees in this important market,” the spokesperson said.
Topics:business-economics-and-finance,consolidation,consumers,sydney-2000,vic,melbourne-3000,vicFirst posted May 12, 2021 12:01:26Contact John BracknellMore stories from New South Wales