Be Kind,

National Consignment Day

We’re softening luxury’s
impact on the environment,
one consignment at a time.
And we can prove it.

We’re softening
luxury’s impact on
the environment,
one consignment
at a time. And we
can prove it.

Calculating Consignment’s Impact

We’ve measured the greenhouse gasses,
energy output & water usage saved by
the consignment process since
the founding of The RealReal.

We teamed up with a leading environmental
consulting firm 
and sustainable textile
 leaders from around the globe to
formulate and vet our findings.

Using statistics based on the most
popular items we receive — women’s dresses,
tops, knitwear and
jackets — we’ve developed
this cutting-edge methodology to assess
our effect on the planet.

And this is only the beginning.*

246 Million Liters
Of Water Saved

With the help of our consignors, we’ve made luxury more sustainable,
offsetting 1 billion glasses’ worth of water.

65 Million Driving
Miles Saved

The consignment process has saved enough energy & greenhouse gasses
to equal 65 million miles driven by an average passenger vehicle.
That’s 23,000 trips from our LA store to our SoHo flagship!

Consign At One Of
Our 9 Locations

Visit our stores or a Luxury Consignment
Office, connect with a certified expert
& contribute to the circular economy of fashion. It all starts with you.

A Workshop

Mon, Octoberber 1, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
8500 Melrose Ave. West Hollywood, CA

Mon, October 1, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
80 Wooster St. NY, New York





Other Locations Miami DC Dallas Chicago San Francisco

Celebrate & Win
A Louis Vuitton Bag!

Ring in National Consignment Day by polling your Instagram followers on what
to keep versus consign. Make sure to post on October 1st, tag @therealreal #nationalconsignmentday and
you could win a Louis Vuitton Saint Placide bag.**

We asked a few VIP consignors to share what
they’re thinking of selling this month...

Join The Consignment

*The RealReal developed its sustainability calculator in order to quantify the environmental savings (greenhouse gasses, energy & water) gained since January 1st, 2012 from the sale and purchase of previously owned women’s dresses, tops, knitwear and jackets across the consignment platform as compared to the environmental costs of manufacturing those same or similar products for the first time.

The RealReal does not own the production supply chain for items sold on consignment, nor does it have access to actual fabrics, dyes, weaves and production techniques used in the production and manufacture of those products. Furthermore, the breadth and diversity of items — spanning type, brand, fabric and size — required the application of averages and assumptions as to greenhouse gasses, energy and water usage in the manufacture of the items it compared and analyzed. The RealReal applied the industry-accepted displacement rate of 30%, reflecting the assumption that for every item purchased on The RealReal, 1/3 of that was not newly manufactured and so lessened the environmental cost of the item by 1/3 as opposed to buying it new.
The methodology to estimate the environmental impact of The RealReal’s products was reviewed by an esteemed group of sustainability experts. Their feedback was integrated into the final tool and methodology. The RealReal would like to provide a special thank you to these experts for providing their time and expertise:
-- Camille Gillet, Make Fashion Circular, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
-- Michael Sadowski, Sustainability Consultant
-- Eliot Metzger, Senior Associate at World Resources Institute (WRI)

The RealReal retained Shift Advantage, Inc., a sustainability consultancy, to develop its environmental impact calculator.



**See our contest’s terms and conditions at

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