Consign Your Designer Lables Without the Headache

Bridget Nistico explains how TheRealReal.com’s white glove service will simplify consigning your luxury items.

Every season I scour the pages of Vogue, catch highlights of fashion week and make my list of ‘must have’ additions to my wardrobe. I then look in my closet and think “where am I going to put all of this stuff.” I find myself holding on to my prized possessions as if they are an award I’ve spent months or years working toward. How many countless hours did I use coveting each piece? The exciting day of purchase is like a victory in the Olympic Games for shopping.

Since I began my position as Merchandise Manager for TheRealReal in the D.C. Metro area, I’ve started to think differently about my spending habits and acquisitions. Yes, I love to have nice things and have been immersed in the designer goods industry since a child, but there comes a time to let it go. Due to the rising popularity in designer consignment, myself and others have quickly joined the movement to recycle our designer treasures only to start the hunt for the new season’s collections or score a fabulous pre-loved piece for half the price from The RealReal!

The designer goods industry is a multi-billion dollar industry known for its trend setting collections, impeccable attention to detail and the use of the finest quality materials in the world.

As consumers get hip to the fact that luxury goods are timeless and retain their value for years, the consignment movement continues to grow. Kara Council VP of Sales for The RealReal knows first hand and shares how the consignment trend is transforming the way luxury goods are consumed,  “The RealReal is changing the way women shop as they are learning to take resale value of designer goods into consideration. I have seen exponential growth this luxury resale business.  We now have one million shoppers on our site daily. Our consignors love the White Glove VIP experience which sets us apart from the traditional consignment process”. In the past two-three years the demand for preowned ready to wear or couture clothing, shoes and handbags has risen drastically.

Consumers are shopping smarter, reselling their closet and updating with the latest collections or purchasing fabulous pre-owned pieces with slight wear for a fraction of the retail price.

The RealReal is the nation’s leading online luxury reseller, our member base includes 1million luxury-obsessed shoppers and 85% of our sales are comprised solely of luxury brands. We provide White Glove Service to consignors with 10 or more luxury items. White Glove service is provided by a Merchandise Manager who comes to your home inspects, itemizes, and packs up all of your product and ships it to our warehouse in either NYC or San Francisco. Items are then processed and posted to the site for sale; 75% of items are initially sold in the first three days during one of our flash sales! Merchandise Mangers are in major cities all over the nation including NYC, LA, Miami, Chicago, Boston to name a few. Consignors like Maria Santos, a power seller on EBay, are seeing the benefits in consigning with The RealReal as opposed to the tediousness of EBay, “Everything about The RealReal is first class – in-home pick-up, price approval requests*, authentic designer goods, quality photographs, accurate descriptions, stylist curated sales, customer service, product variety, consigning, buying and product delivery. The presentation of my consigned items was exquisitely executed, and my items sold very quickly. Now that I’ve successfully used your consignment services, I won’t go anywhere else to sell my designer treasures.”

Ladies, get take a cue from myself and Maria – Turn your luxury items into liquidity to buy the current season at your favorite retailer or The RealReal. Consignment is the future and we all know we are trendsetters!

For more information email Bridget Nistico at bridget.nistico@therealreal.com.

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