The RealReal

Launched in 2011, the San Francisco-based ultra-curated luxury consignment site has experienced meteoric growth to become the largest, most popular luxury consignment store in existence. The RealReal boasts a large selection of second-hand designer items like handbags, shoes, apparel, accessories, and even home-goods and fine arts at up to 90% off retail prices.

When it comes to hassle-free consignment stores and flash-sale sites, The RealReal offers the best of both worlds. You can shop or sell preowned clothing, handbags, shoes, and fine jewelry via daily curated designer sales. Luxury designer brands like Chanel, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Cartier are commonplace at The RealReal

If you’re looking to sell items from your own closet, The RealReal makes life easier by offering free in-home pickups so you don’t have to mail your items in to sell. Alternatively, you can ship your items directly to them for free or visit a Luxury Consignment Office for a valuation and drop-off. Then, the site does all the work for you: authenticating, photographing, pricing, and listing your items to sell online. Sellers earn up to 85 percent commission for the selling price of your items (one of the highest rates in comparison to other sites). To ensure confidentiality and ease of use, The Real Real handles all the order shipments, product descriptions, photography, authentication, etc.

If you're looking to buy, you can easily do so as you would on any other online store. The RealReal boasts an insanely large selection of designer items from vintage bags to shoes, apparel, accessories, and even furniture that any fashion lover could have fun perusing through. Sign up online for free to begin shopping designer sales right away from products at a range of different discounts. Check out the First Look Membership at $12 per month, which gives shoppers access to sales 24 hours in advance. It pays for itself after a single purchase, so it's kind of a no brainer!

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