New Website Offers Fabulous Pre-owned Furnishings And Finds From The Savviest Of Consumers

Consignment Site "Previously Owned by a Gay Man" Fuels Growing Recommerce Trend With Website Launch Featuring One-of-a-Kind Home Furnishings

Jun 24, 2013, 10:48 ET from Previously Owned by a Gay Man

SAN FRANCISCO, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gay men are known to be impeccably dressed and techie trendsetters. Their homes and closets are overflowing with the newest gadgets, fabulous fashions and unique furnishings. But what happens to these items when they're no longer needed or their owners decide to downsize in a move? They get listed on the newest e-commerce consignment site, Previously Owned by a Gay Man. Watch the video to learn more.

Previously Owned by a Gay Man is taking a tailored approach to the "recommerce" trend (recommerce refers to the recovery of gently used products over the Internet). It's a curated site that sources, collects, and sells gently used home furnishings from designers, influencers, and of course, well-heeled gay men in the Bay Area. With this site, owners don't have to give away or pay to store those great home furnishings that just don't fit anymore. Previously Owned by a Gay Man makes it easy and safe to buy and sell unused items, without the hassle of using other online channels like eBay or Craigslist.

"I'm always on a quest to find and pass along the next great piece in home decor, but I couldn't find an online venue that cut through the clutter and had one of a kind treasures. With 'recommerce' being the next wave in shopping it seemed like an obvious time to create this marketplace," said Michele Hofherr, Co-founder and CEO.

Co-founders, Michele Hofherr and Lindsay Snyder, were inspired by a trend they saw among their design-minded (often gay) friends who collectively oversaw countless home purchases and remodels throughout the years. In the process, many items were tossed aside and given to people that might not know the value of these pieces. That's when the idea for Previously Owned by a Gay Man was born.

Obviously, users need not be gay to buy or sell on Previously Owned by a Gay Man. To get started, sellers can fill out the online form, add photos and a description, and be on their way to selling their gently used items. Buying is also easy. Those in the market can browse items, add them to their carts, and make their one of a kind purchases.

SOURCE Previously Owned by a Gay Man