Vestiaire Collective was launched in 2009 by a team of 6 founders (including Sebastien Fabre, CEO) who recognised the need for an online platform that allowed people to buy and sell luxury pre-owned fashion. Vestiaire Collective creates a unique environment where all items are authenticated and checked before reaching the seller, thereby eradicating the risks of purchasing counterfeits, mis-selling or mis-pricing items.
See some of our biggest accomplishments and newsworthy moments that make up the story of Vestiaire Collective.
After France and the UK, Vestiaire Collective continues to conquer Europe and opens the site to the German market.
Let’s start shopping in our German members' wardrobes!
On May 12th, we celebrated the UK's first year at London's Café Royal Hotel in Mayfair.
The new app offers an improved range of features including alerts and notifications, plus a chic ergonomic design.
The AFM-Téléthon is a famous televised charity telethon which takes place in France every year. 20 celebrities donated an item of their wardrobe to Vestiaire Collective to raise money and each piece was auctioned on the site. A total of £50,000 was raised and all proceeds from the sale went to the Téléthon.
Vestiaire Collective joined forces with the charity Dress for Success. Vestiaire held a festive sale where seven celebrities, including Rachel Weisz and Sophie Dahl, donated items from their wardrobe’s to raise money for a good cause. All proceeds from the sale went to Dress for Success.
Our London office opens and Vestiaire goes international!
Vestiaire joins Instagram to spread our fashion love.
1million members are now part of the Vestiaire Collective community.
Vestiaire Collective signs the Charter Against Online Sales of Counterfeit Goods along with Chanel, Céline, Dior, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Yves Saint Laurent, Emilio Pucci, Berlutti.
Vestiaire de Copines rolls out its unique shopping and social experience globally and simplifies the name to Vestiaire Collective (Collective Wardrobe) for international appeal.
A bag was sold in 17 seconds!
1500 new incredible items everyday, 500 brands.
Balderton Capital, one of the leading venture capital firms in Europe, co-invests in Vestiaire along with Ventech.
A selection of new items our fashion editors love and wear. All the French style essentials offered in small series.
Not to mention all the cookies and candies....
Launch of the iPhone app – a new and easier way for members to sell and buy.
Ventech Capital, a France-based investment firm focused on innovative start-ups, invests in Vestiaire Collective.
The team moves into its first office space in Neuilly.
Fanny sold the very first bag on the site.
Website launched by the 6 co-founders : Sophie, Alexandre, Sébastien, Fanny, Christian and Henrique.