The story

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 buyer, thereby eradicating the risks of purchasing counterfeits, mis-selling or mis-pricing items.

 

 

 

Vestiaire Collective's Timeline

 

See some of our biggest accomplishments and newsworthy moments that make up the story of Vestiaire Collective.

Mar
2014
HELLO NYC!

 

Vestiaire Collective crosses the Atlantic in search of the most beautiful items from American closets and opens new offices in the heart of Chelsea.

 

Jan
2014
Willkommen, Germany

 

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! 

 

 

Nov
2013
Sep
2013
Happy 4th!!!
Sep
2013
Jun
2013
May
2013
One Year Strong

On May 12th, we celebrated the UK's first year at London's Café Royal Hotel in Mayfair. 

Apr
2013
Launch of the new version of the iPhone app

The new app offers an improved range of features including alerts and notifications, plus a chic ergonomic design. 

Download it now for free!

 

 

Dec
2012
Vestiaire Solidaire x Téléthon

 

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.

 

Sep
2012
Dress for Success

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.

Sep
2012
Hello London!

Our London office opens and Vestiaire goes international!

Jul
2012
Instagram

Vestiaire joins Instagram to spread our fashion love.

Jun
2012
A million!

1million members are now part of the Vestiaire Collective community.

Feb
2012
Charter Against Online Sales of Counterfeit Goods

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.

Feb
2012
Vestiaire De Copines becomes Vestiaire Collective

Vestiaire de Copines rolls out its unique shopping and social experience globally and simplifies the name to Vestiaire Collective (Collective Wardrobe) for international appeal.

Jan
2012
Quickest sale recorded on the site.

A bag was sold in 17 seconds!

Jan
2012
First dog in the office : Jane
Oct
2011
In 2 years: 200,000 items have passed through the site

1500 new incredible items everyday, 500 brands.

Aug
2011
Vestiaire Collective raises a further €7.5M

Balderton Capital, one of the leading venture capital firms in Europe, co-invests in Vestiaire along with Ventech.

May
2011
Member #500,000, 30,000 Facebook fans and 25 employees
Nov
2010
Launch of the Mini Series collections

A selection of new items our fashion editors love and wear. All the French style essentials offered in small series.

Oct
2010
1 year and 38,729 coffee capsules consumed

Not to mention all the cookies and candies....

Aug
2010
Launch of the iPhone app

Launch of the iPhone app – a new and easier way for members to sell and buy.

Jun
2010
20,000 orders shipped and 30,000 comments posted on the site
Jun
2010
Vestiaire Collective raises €1.5M

Ventech Capital, a France-based investment firm focused on innovative start-ups, invests in Vestiaire Collective.

Dec
2009
Opening of the Paris office

The team moves into its first office space in Neuilly.

Nov
2009
First bag sold!

Fanny sold the very first bag on the site.

Oct
2009
Here we go!

Website launched by the 6 co-founders : Sophie, Alexandre, Sébastien, Fanny, Christian and Henrique.