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If you live in LA long enough, you're bound to acquire one or two prized pieces—whether it's a coveted bag gifted by an especially generous ex, a pair of Loubs you splurged on after your first major gig, or some bling passed down from a stylish family member.
Now that tax season is approaching, and some of us are putting our bank accounts on lockdown, it might be time to think about purging some of the high-end merch you no longer need. Enter The RealReal, LA's new brick-and-mortar companion to its authenticated consignment marketplace. While the company has been offering this luxe service ("white gloved" pick up and free FedEx shipping) online for a while now, their new storefront in Century City enables sellers to have a face-to-face appraisal for their valuables.
But this won't be your standard pawn-shop style experience. The shop, designed by Courtney Applebaum (she's responsible for The Row's chic space), is minimal and sleek and the in-house expert is likely to accessorize her lab coat with stilettos. After the authenticity is verified and the value of your item determined,The RealReal will take 40% of the value the piece sells for on its site, or consigners can bump their earnings from 60% to 70% when they reach $7,500 in annual sales.
Try the service for yourself by making an appointment (walk-ins are not welcome) via phone at (844) 440-7325. Current hours are Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm.