The luxury reseller did $100 million in sales last year.. (Fashionista)
In latest instalment of Founder Stories, BoF talks to Internet veteran Julie Wainwright about what she learned from the ‘dotcom’ crash, launching a digital business in a tech culture that is ageist and sexist, and how she took luxury resale site The RealReal from zero to $100 million in revenue in just three years...
.. Currently The RealReal has 2.4 million members, processes more than 40,000 luxury items per month, and has shipped more than 450,000 luxury items to date. The site expects to do more than $125 million in revenue this year.
Bow & Drape started when founder Aubrie Pagano couldn’t find the right dress to wear to a wedding. She wanted something custom-made, but couldn’t afford bespoke tailoring...
After watching a friend snag fabulous deals on a Chanel coat and a Louis Vuitton handbag while shopping at a high-end consignment store, Julie Wainwright set out to replicate the experience online... Bloomberg Businessweek
Presentation at Extreme Startups, Spring 2013.