I have heard of The RealReal for a few years now and even had the app sitting on my phone, I always thought of it as more of a place to buy second hand luxury goods. Recently my friend and fellow fashion industry comrade Samantha started working for The RealReal. Once Samantha explained to me the services they offer and just how easy it was to consign with The RealReal, I had to give it a go!
Here is some general info to know about The Real Real
The RealReal is the world’s largest marketplace for authenticated, consigned luxury goods including Women’s, Men’s, Kids, Fine Jewelry, Watches, Home/Art etc.. Unlike most resale companies, they take possession of all items and physically evaluate each one to authenticate it.
The RealReal has 150+ in-house gemologists, horologists and brand authenticators who inspect thousands of items each day.
The best part is that The RealReal does all the work for you, including; pick-up, authentication, photography, pricing, marketing, merchandising, and shipping directly to the buyer.
My favorite part of the service is The RealReal employee, or, luxury managers who help and guide you in the consigning process! Think of a luxury manger as your own personal RealReal concierge. You can book virtual appointments when cleaning out a closet and they can give you advice on which items to consign or keep! My Favorite part of The Real Real experience was that everything could be done virtually! So I was still able to clean out my closet and even make a little money without ever having to leave my house!
Once my bag of consignment styles were picked up I just set up an account on The RealReal and every few days I check the status of my pieces I am consigning. The Merchandise Experts price items based on condition, age, and brand using historical data reflecting their secondary market value. Once my item(s) sell I get a payout the 15th of every month! I typically use these funds to save up for my next big fashion purchase!
If you live in the greater Philadelphia area make sure to reach out to Sammi and she will totally take care of you and make your consigning process a breeze!
Samantha Mykulak Info –
Cell – 609-433-8347
Email – Samantha.Mykulak@therealreal.com