Women buy, sell & trade fashion (YC)
99dresses allows women to buy, sell & trade fashion straight from their mobile device. We use a virtual currency called 'karma' to equitably trade fast fashion (items that typically retail for under $60) between members, whilst higher end items can be bought and sold using cash.
The result? Over 50% of the items listed on our app will find a new home. That means our marketplace is 2-3x more efficient than pure resale marketplaces.
Whilst cash-based marketplaces such as Poshmark & Threadflip work great for designer items, most of the fashion purchased from retailers today is 'fast fashion' (think Forever 21, H&M, etc) that is originally so cheap and disposable that it has little/no cash resale value. 99dresses is the ONLY app that allows these cheaper items to be traded, whilst items with a resale value can be bought & sold using cash.
99dresses launched as a trading-only platform in Oct 2013, and has just expanded into buying & selling due to popular demand.
Location: United States, New York
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