Renting luxury handbags is so 2005. Buying resale is so much better for the environment. And besides, the thought of schlepping into the city in search of the latest designer sample sales is beginning to wear thinner than your sheerest blouse. Speaking of… are you the one that has that Christian Dior dress in the back of your closet that you wore only once, WITH THE TAGS STILL ON?
The RealReal.com, a new website focused on luxury consignment, is your new one stop shop-and-sell destination. Brands like Hermes, Chanel, Balenciaga and Prada are sold at up to 90% off of retail prices. Every week the site offers a number of exclusive luxury designer sales events (from the likes of Chloe, Fendi, Manolo Blahnik) in addition to ongoing contemporary designer sales (hello Marc by Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Elie Tahari, and Tory Burch). The selection is great and the whole site feels like a carefully curated designer boutique.
For consigners (that’s you, Ms. Tags Still On) the deal is pretty sweet: The Real Real offers free in-home pick up if you consign more than 10 items and live in the tri-state area, and you’ll make 60 – 70% of whatever you sell—clothes, shoes, handbags, even jewelry.
It’s the new way to runway: reuse, recycle, RealReal. Really.