Rebag expanded into attire and footwear Wednesday, including a bunch of latest labels to its catalogue, together with sneaker manufacturers like Nike and Yeezy.
Based in 2014 as a vacation spot for purchasing and promoting luxurious purses, the resale platform added its first new classes—equipment, watches and jewellery—in October 2020. Two years later, Rebag is widening its assortment as soon as extra with gadgets from its current labels reminiscent of Chanel, Gucci, Hermes, Louis Vuitton and Fendi, in addition to “a bunch of latest luxurious designers.”
The brand new additions embrace upscale and luxurious labels together with Balmain, Widespread Initiatives, Maison Margiela, Manolo Blahnik, Rick Owens and Vetements, in addition to footwear manufacturers on the high of the sneaker resale market, from Nike and Yeezy to Jordan and Adidas. Rebag’s footwear choice options sandals, sneakers, heels, boots and loafers. Its attire class contains outerwear, jackets, vests, sweaters and sweatshirts.
Like its current verticals, shoppers can promote sneakers and choose attire inside Rebag’s accepted designers checklist on-line or in-person at a bodily Rebag location.
Although clients have “frequently” requested about new classes since its 2014 launch, founder and CEO Charles Gorra stated sneakers have been one of many high requests. “We take nice care in sourcing all of our luxurious merchandise, and we’ve been working to amass a sturdy assortment of sneakers and choose attire from our present checklist of accepted designers, plus new manufacturers in every class, which we’re excited to have the ability to share with shoppers now,” Gorra added.
Though the luxurious manufacturers Rebag has lengthy supplied through its purse and accent classes make up “the bulk” of the platform’s new footwear choice, Gorra stated the corporate hopes sneakers will play “a prolific position” contemplating “the convergence of luxurious and streetwear.”
“There are a number of uncommon, distinctive, and thrilling sneakers which might be limited-edition collaborations from Adidas and Yeezy, in addition to Nike and Air Jordan, that may be equally as highly effective of an funding as a purse—in the event you’re in a position to get your fingers on them,” Gorra advised Sourcing Journal. “As a resale platform, we’d love to have the ability to provide these coveted gadgets to our neighborhood of collectors and style fans.”
For now, Gorra stated Rebag will provide a “curated choice” of collaboration and authentic fashions from these sneaker manufacturers. That’s to not say this gained’t change, nonetheless. “There are such a lot of new sneaker releases in a given yr that we hope to develop and revise that checklist frequently,” Gorra stated.
“The position of sneaker tradition and streetwear in Rebag’s future plans will at all times be rising so long as streetwear and luxurious proceed to merge,” he added.
“Even with out our new Shoe and Attire classes, sure purses had been already closely related to streetwear traits—from Telfar’s Procuring Tote and Louis Vuitton’s Smooth Trunk to Balenciaga’s Le Cagole. We’re excited that these new classes open up new accessibility to streetwear, which we solely had a glimpse of with purses.”
Rebag additionally described the growth as a possibility to gather additional insights on the luxurious resale trade, whereas on the similar time rising its technological capabilities because it “advances its product data.” The resale platform makes use of its proprietary Clair expertise to find out the resale worth of designer gadgets. One facet of this expertise suite, Clair Codes, permits clients to establish any merchandise by model and mannequin, “enabling you to trace its worth over time,” Gorra stated. He in contrast the characteristic to a automobile’s VIN or utilizing the Kelley Blue E-book.
“The extra gadgets transacted, together with these in our two new classes, the extra insights we achieve,” he stated.