Julie Wainwright: Taking Consignment Shopping Mainstream
Founder and CEO, The RealReal
Wainwright is the Founder and CEO at The RealReal, the leader in inspected, authenticated luxury consignment goods—designer apparel, jewelry, watches, home goods and art—in e-commerce. It has been named one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S.
Julie is an e-commerce pioneer, having been at the forefront of the industry for the last 25 years. In her latest venture as CEO and Founder of leading luxury consignment site The RealReal, Julie is reinventing the age old consignment model and changing the way people consume luxury goods. The RealReal is changing consumer’s perceptions of the liquidity of personal luxury items. Wainwright is redefining fashion to make consignment the norm for both buyers and consignors. She started with designer apparel and has expanded to include accessories, home goods and art.
Wainwright is planning to take the company public and create a worldwide business.
B.S. General Management, Purdue University
San Francisco, California