There are a lot of great consignment stores in every major city, but when it comes to shopping online the selection narrows quite a bit. Thank God for The Real Real.com, a new luxury designer resale store that opened (online) this past July, and is the first one to offer stylist-selected, amazingly priced designer luxury items as flash sales.
RealReal was started by Marcy Carmack and Julie Wainwright, both who are San Francisco based. After moving to San Francisco, Marcy launched her west coast styling business in 2003 and was soon voted Best of the Bay by San Francisco magazine. Marcy does personal styling, for both men and women, styles fashion shows, photo shoots and does large-scale costuming for parties. Ms. Wainwright has over 25 years of consumer and deep consumer internet experience. She founded Pet.com in 1995 and is recognized by various media sources as a leader and pioneer in the Internet.
There are 2 types of memberships at RealReal, The first look membership, which is for the serious shopper who loves a fabulous deal and the perk of early access. As an exclusive member, sales are available 24 hours in advance starting on Sunday at 10am PST and continuing throughout the week for only $5 per month. The General membership is for those who love a great deal, and who doesn’t. Daily sales become available starting Monday at 10am PST and membership is free. Enjoy both memberships and customize your experience with style profile to receive personal messages have sizes and styles.
The RealReal carries over 100 top designers and their stylists comb some of the world’s most fashionable closets to bring you their well curated selection of previously-owned jewelry, accessories, and clothing–from Hermes and Louis Vuitton to Balenciaga and Chanel–at up to 90 percent off retail price.
Marcy and Julia are as devoted to quality, style, and fantastic deals as they are to charitable organizations and environmental causes; each make the world a happier, healthier place. Expect to see future fundraising events on the site.
For all you insomniacs, you can now cruise the network 24/7 for designer goodies with out spending a fortune. The best of both worlds.
Go to realreal.com to sign up now!
Clockwise from top left: Chanel Military Jacket $350.00, D & G Asymetrical Print Top $75.00, Current Elliot Skinny Jean $45.00, Sergio Rossi Suede Heel Boot $ 125.00,