CLOSET CLEAN-OUT: Starting today, shoppers will be able to purchase items from NBA player John Wall’s closet.
The Washington Wizards point guard has collaborated with The Real Real on an online flash sale, which runs through June 14.
Wall is selling two pairs of Kanye West for Louis Vuitton limited-edition sneakers, pieces from Adidas Y-3, limited-edition Nike hoodies, pieces from Christian Louboutin, Givenchy and more.
All of Wall’s proceeds from the sale will go to the John Wall Family Foundation, which helps disadvantaged families. Wall recently won the 2015-16 Seasonlong NBA Cares Community Assist Award for all of his charitable service.
Wall, who is a finalist for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team, follows in the footsteps of Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade, who has also sold his wares on the luxury consignment site, which is in growth mode. It recently opened its third fine jewelry and watch valuation office at 980 North Michigan Avenue in Chicago. This followed the unveiling of a valuation office in Los Angeles. Before that, the concept was successfully tested in Manhattan last year.
In April, The Real Real raised $40 million in Series E funding. The round, which was led by Greenspring Associates with other new investors including Broadway Angels, Next Equity and Springboard Fund, brought the company’s total funding to $123 million.