NEW YORK, – Julie Wainwright, Founder and CEO of The RealReal will be honored byFashInvest on December 11, 2013 with the Fashpreneur Award at their annual Capital Conference. The Fashpreneur Award is presented to an entrepreneur in the fashion, branded goods, apparel and fashion technology business sector that exemplifies the passion towards seeing early stage entrepreneurial opportunities succeed and flourish. Former honorees include: Neil Cole of the Iconix Group, Kevin Ryan of GILT and Aslaug Magnusdottir, former CEO of Moda Operandi.
The RealReal is revolutionizing the luxury designer and fine art consignment market by keeping the integrity of the luxury brand shopping experience while offering consumers authenticated, quality assured items at an accessible price.
“FashInvest is proud to honor Julie Wainwright with the Fashpreneur Award,” said David Freschman, CEO and Founder, FashInvest. “The RealReal has emerged as the world’s premier online luxury resale store. Clearly, Julie has built an enterprise that successfully understands the customer’s desires, demands and what satisfies those demands.”
“I am honored to be recognized by FashInvest,” said Julie Wainwright, Founder and CEO of The RealReal. “As an entrepreneur, I value FashInvest’s commitment to providing critical support to emerging companies in the fashion industry.”
FashInvest is known as a pioneer, creating a unique community for emerging growth companies. This year marks the fourth annual Capital Conference and presentation of the Fashpreneur Award.
ABOUT THE REALREAL
The RealReal is the leading full service online luxury resale marketplace. Only The RealReal offers customers access to authenticated designer fashion and fine art in curated sales. Our designer brands include such leading names as Chanel, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Prada, all at up to 90% off original retail. Our fine art offerings include paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and sculpture from the Modern, Post-War and Contemporary eras. The RealReal takes possession of all items prior to sale in order for its merchandising and curatorial teams, authentication specialists and skilled gemologists to evaluate each item. Consignors in major U.S. cities can schedule a free White Glove pick-up; elsewhere, consignors can use the company’s online direct service. Consignors make up to 70% of the selling price.
FashInvest is the first community for emerging growth companies within the Fashion, Fashion Tech, Retail and Branded Goods consumer sectors that brings together through leadership, financing strategies, and business experts in the industry. Since it’s founding in 2009, FashInvest is now regarded as one of the most respected business platforms committed to company growth and formation within these markets.