The RealReal Is Recognized As A Fashion Visionary With The Distinguished POSH Award

Apr 30, 2013, 10:00 ET from The RealReal

NEW YORK, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The RealReal will be honored by Lighthouse International on May 2, 2013 with the Corporate Visionary Award at their annual A Posh Affair event. The RealReal is the first online fashion retailer to be honored as a fashion visionary by Lighthouse.

The RealReal is revolutionizing the luxury designer consignment market by keeping the integrity of the luxury brand shopping experience while offering consumers authenticated, quality assured items that are on trend now at an accessible price.

"Lighthouse International is proud to honor The RealReal with the POSH Corporate Visionary Award," said representative Somers Farkas who, along with dinner hosts Amy Fine Collins and Hamish Bowles, will pay tribute to Julie. "The RealReal is revolutionizing the way we shop, the way we think about our purchases and their value. Through The RealReal's vision, the lifecycle of luxury product is being reinvigorated." 

"I am so pleased to be a part of this special evening and I am delighted to be honored alongside Lorry Newhouse, Alex Hitz and Hope Gimbel Solinger," said Julie Wainwright, Founder and CEO of The RealReal. "I am personally inspired by the work Lighthouse International does to fight vision loss." 

Lighthouse International has led the charge in the fight against vision loss through prevention, treatment and empowerment.  This year's event marks 40 years of fashionable philanthropy.  Former POSH honorees include; Iris Apfel, Oscar de la Renta, Amy Fine Collins, Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors and many more of fashion's most notable. 

The RealReal is changing the way people buy and sell luxury items. The leader in luxury resale, the company is a full-service retailer offering customers authenticated pre-owned designer brands including Chanel, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Cartier, all at up to 90% off original retail. The RealReal takes possession of all items prior to sale in order for its merchandising team, authentication specialists and skilled gemologists to evaluate each item.  The company also offers buyers merchandise returns, with an in-house customer service team available to answer specific product questions.

Consignors in major U.S. cities can schedule a free pickup or use the company's direct service through its iPhone consignment app or online form. Consignors make up to 70% of the selling price.

Founded in 1905, Lighthouse International is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to fighting vision loss through prevention, treatment and empowerment. It achieves this through clinical and rehabilitation services, education, research and advocacy.

SOURCE The RealReal