By Ashley Davis
Image courtesy of The RealReal
San Francisco—The RealReal announced this week that it has closed its latest round of financing, to the cool tone of $115 million.

The Series G round was led by Perella Weinberg Partners’ private equity group, PWP Growth Equity, along with Great Hill Partners, an existing investor, and Sandbridge Capital, a new party.

PWP Co-Founder and Partner Chip Baird will join The RealReal’s board of directors as part of the deal.

“This new round of funding will allow us to expand our brick-and-mortar footprint into new markets, as well as support our growing supply of luxury goods with new e-commerce fulfillment centers,” said The RealReal CEO and Founder Julie Wainwright. “Over the last seven years, we have re-envisioned the experience of buying and selling luxury goods and become a leader in the circular economy for luxury goods.”

2018 JulieWainwrightThe RealReal CEO and Founder Julie Wainwright; image courtesy of The RealReal
Wainwright started The RealReal in 2011 as an online-only designer consignment business. Today the company has eight “luxury consignment offices” in major cities around the country where consigners can receive free valuations and drop off their goods.

Last year, the company took the plunge and embraced omnichannel fully, opening their first store in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood where customers could shop and consign.

This latest round of funding brings the company’s grand total to $288 million in equity capital.

Baird remarked, “Julie and her team have created an industry-leading company that is redefining the consignment marketplace and how consumers acquire luxury goods. With a continued move towards e-commerce and the rise of second-hand good purchases, The RealReal is uniquely positioned to benefit from these shifting trends. We are excited to partner with the company as they work to bring their innovative marketplace to even more consumers and consignors.”

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