The RealReal Is Changing the Way Millennials Shop

For the modern career woman, a wardrobe that works for her is clutch. If she also happens to have a Proenza Schouler lunch clutch for afternoon power meetings, all the better. But the woman who thinks she doesn’t have the salary to fund a Saint Laurent wardrobe, should think again. Because though you might not be in the position (yet) to ask for a promotion, you can give one to your wardrobe.

So how does one craft a closet that keeps up with fashion and doesn’t break the bank? It’s RealReal simple.

The RealReal is the must-shop luxury consignment site, offering the largest selection of pre-owned items across women's and men's fashion, fine jewelry, art, and home. With 4.5 million members, it's quite literally the real deal, it’s changing the way modern millennials are approaching fashion.


Forget fast fashion, this is smart shopping. With items up to 90% off retail, the first thing you can do is fill your wardrobe with 7 key items that never go out of style.

For under $1,000 dollars you can nab these essentials for spring and summer: Frame Denim, Equipment Silk Button-Down, 3.1 Phillip Lim Straight Leg Pant, Stella McCartney Blazer, Elizabeth and James Long Vest, Loeffler Randall Textured Leather Ankle Boot, Raquel Allegra Tee.

These are basics that you will wind up replacing far less than those inexpensive items that tend to get ruined quickly.

We also tend to take better care of clothing that we know is worth more, and won’t fall apart in after a couple of wears. The bonus is, you won’t be playing host to a hoard of knock-off, inexpensive pieces taking up coveted space in your closet.



The RealReal makes the consignment process so incredibly streamlined for a busy working woman. No lugging an old IKEA bag full of clothes you no longer want to a shop.

You can choose free in-home pickup or free shipping, and the turnaround is fast. Priced-to-sell, items are photographed and merchandised and typically sold within 3 days.

Which means you can:


She might even start to wonder if she’s paying you too much. (She’s not.) Swapping out your clothes is like borrowing from a besties closet. If you replace two items per month, instead of stockpiling clothes you end up donating, you end up saving money by seemingly splurging.

Sellers receive up to 70% of sales, which means you can turn that right around and invest in a new piece. Like that Chanel Boy Bag you have both eyes firmly fixed on.

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