consignment

  • Online consignment shop thredUp takes on The RealReal with launch of Luxe

    Online consignment shop thredUp takes on The RealReal with launch of Luxe

    Online consignment shop thredUp is taking on The RealReal. The e-commerce site for secondhand items today announced the launch of a new luxury goods storefront, simply called Luxe, which is now available as a public beta. Via Luxe, consignment customers can request a “clean out kit” from thredUp, as per usual, and fill it with both their high-end and low-end items, which the… Read More

  • The RealReal ropes in $50 million in new funding

    The RealReal ropes in $50 million in new funding

    The RealReal, a six-year-old, San Francisco-based company focused on authenticated, high-end resale items for women, men, and the home, has landed $50 million in growth funding from the private equity firm Great Hill Partners. The round, which brings the company’s total funding to $173 million, did not include previous backers; a spokeswoman for the company says Great Hill “wanted… Read More

  • Sell your clothing and electronics with these apps

    Are you looking to clean out your closet and make money while doing it? You no longer have to haul your used items to a consignment shop. A number of apps have made selling used things easier than ever, and we’re not talking about eBay. TechCrunch tested out and chose our favorite apps for spring cleaning. Poshmark Poshmark is basically an Instagram for selling your clothing. Take a photo… Read More

  • Online Consignment Shop For Kids’ Items Swap.com Raises $4 Million Series A

    Online Consignment Shop For Kids’ Items Swap.com Raises $4 Million Series A

    A newer competitor in the online consignment space, Swap.com, has raised $4 million in Series A funding for its e-commerce shop where parents can buy secondhand kids’ clothing, gear, books, toys, games and more. Though similar in some respects to competitors like thredUP.com, which also began by focusing on the kids’ clothing resale market, Swap.com differentiates itself by not… Read More

  • Luxury Consignment Site Shop-Hers Makes Its Mobile Debut

    Luxury Consignment Site Shop-Hers Makes Its Mobile Debut

    Online consignment shops operate in a crowded market these days with a range of stores offering everything from eBay-like, peer-to-peer sales of clothes bought at The Gap and Target to high-end stores where luxury goods are authenticated, approved and sold on your behalf. One company making a dent on the latter side of that spectrum is Shop-Hers, a marketplace for luxury goods boasting… Read More

  • Luxury Consignment Reseller Snobswap Grabs $700K To Bring Brick-And-Mortar Shops Online

    Luxury Consignment Reseller Snobswap Grabs $700K To Bring Brick-And-Mortar Shops Online

    Snobswap, the D.C.-based online shopping resale site with a funny but memorable name, is one of many new entrants in a growing market focused on bringing the experience of shopping for second-hand clothing and other accessories online. And, as its branding implies, Snobswap is aiming for the high-end, luxury shopper who’s looking for discounts on designer labels, or hoping to relieve… Read More

  • The RealReal’s Latest App RealBook Will Tell You What Your Designer Goods Are Actually Worth

    The RealReal’s Latest App RealBook Will Tell You What Your Designer Goods Are Actually Worth

    Luxury consignment marketplace The RealReal is expanding its mobile footprint today with the launch of a new app called RealBook, which lets both potential buyers and sellers better understand the value of luxury items, including fashion and apparel, fine jewelry and watches. RealBook now joins the company’s previously launched smartphone apps, The RealReal’s mobile shop and Consign. Read More

  • Bib + Tuck Has An App Now, Begins More Stringent Filtering On What Brands Users Can Swap

    Bib + Tuck Has An App Now, Begins More Stringent Filtering On What Brands Users Can Swap

    The fashion swap site Bib + Tuck launched in November 2012 as a private, invite-only community and opened up to the public late this summer. The startup is now pushing its product with the release of its first app today, while sharpening its aesthetic perspective through a new rule, implemented today, that users can only sell items from a list of approved brands. Read More

  • Consignment Startups Like Tradesy Could Help Retailers Close The Loop On Product Lifecycles

    Consignment Startups Like Tradesy Could Help Retailers Close The Loop On Product Lifecycles

    With a good enough premise, a fashion startup can build a community of thousands, all obsessing over the pieces that they want or need in their closets (it’s basically the same). That in turns means that they’re aggregating tons of data about how and when people are buying. You see where we’re going with this. Read More