I am a huge fan of second hand and consignment shops so when I heard about the Real Real on the blog, Already Pretty, I was very curious, to say the least. You see, the Real Real takes consignment shopping to another level, in my opinion. It takes it to a very luxurious and exciting new level, where the shopper can, from the comfort of her (or his) own home, find that classic Chanel handbag, or a pair of Gucci loafers only worn twice that’s still in mint condition, or even a pair of brand new, with tags, J Brand jeans.
The Real Real even carries items for your home. Need an embroidered silk rug or a pair of Murano table lamps? Well then stop by the Real Real and have a look! Perusing and purchasing on this site does require a “membership” which is free, but you can upgrade to either the “First Look” membership at $5 per month where you get 24 hour advance access to sales, or the “Premium First Look” membership for $20 per month where you have all the perks of “First Look” plus 2-day shipping (instead of the regular ground shipping).
I have to say that I’ve been quite pleased so far with the purchases I made on the Real Real. The items came in a timely manner, packaged very neatly, and they were pretty much in the exact condition as described. Here’s a look at what I got: