We've all had dreams of raiding Carrie Bradshaw's monster walk-in closet (seriously, how did she afford it on a journalist's salary?). Now, a new online luxury consignment shop is helping you get one step closer.
The RealReal gives members amazing deals on previously owned clothing from high-end brands and designers, including Jason Wu, Celine, Chanel, Alexander McQueen and Zac Posen. Their team of stylists hand-select each piece from the closets of some of the world's best-dressed women. These pieces then go on sale to you for up to 90 percent off.
"The RealReal is a constant treasure hunt of amazing merchandise and some of the most coveted pieces that you can't even find in stores anymore," says Simone Harouche, a RealReal stylist who has worked with Nicole Richie and Jennifer Lopez. "The product comes from the best closets in the world; these pieces aren't available on sale sites but The RealReal has access to them."
Harouche, who was named one of Hollywood's most powerful stylists in 2011 and designs her own line of handbags, looks for versatility when curating her collection for The RealReal. She aims to offer a mix of merchandise that ranges from the best Chanel bag to basic accessories that enhance anyone's outfit.
"I think the most important item is an amazing handbag," she tells FOAM. "No matter what you wear, a beautiful handbag makes the outfit."
Anyone is invited to join The RealReal upon reaching the website, and First Look members are offered the chance to shop sales 24 hours in advance for a small fee. Sign up online to gain access to their 72-hour sales and on-going warehouse sale.
For more information on buying and selling designer pieces, visit The RealReal now!