We started small. Working at her kitchen table and visiting consignor homes with a U-Haul, our fearless leader CEO Julie Wainwright built The RealReal out of her own home. Today, it’s the premier site for online luxury consignment with over 600 employees and multiple locations across the United States that accept and ship product worldwide.
We celebrate artists, designers and quality craftsmanship. We know the luxury consumer experience isn’t just about buying designer items, but also reconsigning them, sharing them with someone who will treasure them as much as you do. And if it gives you extra cash to purchase the next piece you’ve been eyeing? Even better.
We ensure that every item on The RealReal is 100% the real thing, thanks to our dedicated team of authentication experts, horologists and gemologists. We know exactly how to tell real from counterfeit, from the quality of the leather to the zipper manufacturer. Read more
We’re doing our part to be environmentally responsible. When you consign your pieces with us, you can feel good knowing that means less items in a landfill. With over 2.5 million items sold on our site, that adds up to a big impact. Read more
We work hard, because we love what we do. We’re fully committed to our business, our customers and our consignors. We’re constantly evolving and innovating to bring you the ultimate luxury experience.
In case you haven't heard, we're kind of a big deal.
Since its founding in 2011, TheRealReal has signed up 4.5 million users and sold over 2 million items. The company’s founder and CEO, Julie Wainwright, told Fortune that the site sold $200 million worth of goods in 2015, which is double the amount in 2014."
"At the valuation offices, female gemologists wear quilted, white lab coats and Manolo Blahnik shoes, a twist on the popular perception of jewelry appraisers as geeky men."
"[...] Founder and CEO Julie Wainwright started The RealReal in 2011 because she believed luxury buyers would jump at an easy — and discreet — way to unload last season’s looks, and more mainstream shoppers would be eager to pick them up at a discount."
"April is here and the imminent new season means you’re gearing up to sell 30% of your belongings on The Real Real"
"If you’re shopping The RealReal, the experience isn’t so different from high-end e-commerce sites such as Mr Porter."