SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The RealReal, the leader in online luxury consignment, announced today the appointment of Ann Paolini to its leadership team as Executive Vice President of Sales. She is joining The RealReal after spending 25 years at Neiman Marcus as a senior executive. Ann will be responsible for the RealReal's sales team and consignor relations.
"I believe Ann's wealth of knowledge and valuable understanding of the luxury industry from both the designer and client perspective will bring the overall consignor and customer experience to a new level," said Julie Wainwright, Founder and CEO of The RealReal. " Ann's tenure at Neiman Marcus will be invaluable in building personal and long lasting relationships with our consignors, which will continue to set us apart from other online luxury consignment sites."
Ann spent 25 years with Neiman Marcus in senior management positions. Her most recent role was SVP Managing Director of Last Call, where she rolled out a new store format while growing the web business fourfold. Previously she held both merchant and store management positions.
ABOUT THE REALREAL
The RealReal is the leading full service online luxury resale marketplace. Only The RealReal offers customers access to authenticated designer fashion and fine art in curated sales. Our designer brands include such leading names as Chanel, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Prada, all at up to 90% off original retail. Our fine art offerings include paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and sculpture from the Modern, Post-War and Contemporary eras. The RealReal takes possession of all items prior to sale in order for its merchandising and curatorial teams, authentication specialists and skilled gemologists to evaluate each item. Consignors in major U.S. cities can schedule a free White Glove pick-up; elsewhere, consignors can use the company's online direct service. Consignors make up to 70% of the selling price.
SOURCE The RealReal