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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
Member count: 1-10
Total raised: $595K

Investors 1

Mentions in press and media 5

DateTitleDescriptionCategoryAuthorSource
27.03.2013eBay’s n...We all have secret stashes of ...-Rebecca Gr...venturebea...
19.10.201216 Sharing...“Unnecessary possessions are...--tech.co/ne...
21.05.2012Gary Sharm...Aol’s Andrea Hong, GroupMe/S...--observer.c...
27.03.2012Y Combinat...Y Combinator’s semi-annual D...-Sarah Mitr...venturebea...
27.03.201299Dresses ...99Dresses co-founder Nikki Dur...-Meghan Kel...venturebea...