By  on August 14, 2019

The luxury resale e-commerce site The RealReal today published a report that provides a window into the consumer’s tastes and mind-set. Based on sales and demand data from millions of shoppers and millions of items sold in the past year, the company believes the report provides a definitive look at the shopping shifts and rising trends in luxury resale. 

Besides e-commerce, The RealReal operates physical stores and authentication and valuation centers for high-end brands. Having sold 9.4 million items since its launch qualifies The RealReal as something of a proxy for the secondhand luxury market. Its June initial public offering saw shares jump nearly 50 percent to $29.90 in the first minutes of trading, giving The RealReal a $2.5 billion market capitalization.

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