99dressesClosed

99dressesClosed

http://99dresses.com/
Tags:AppDeviceFashionFastHomeMarketplaceMobileOnlineRetailTrade
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

DateNameWebsite
21.07.2020Y Combinat...ycombinato...

Mentions in press and media 16

DateTitleDescriptionCategoryAuthorSource
30.09.2013With Launc...99dresses, the Y Combinator gr...99dresses,...Eliza Broo...techcrunch...
30.09.201399dresses ...99dresses, the Y Combinator gr...YC News-blog.ycomb...
19.09.2013Fast Compa...As a journalist, you usually s...YC News-blog.ycomb...
27.03.2013eBay’s new...We all have secret stashes of ...-Rebecca Gr...venturebea...
20.02.2013Kids’ Clot...Only a month after its expansi...Clothing, ...Sarah Pere...techcrunch...
19.10.201216 Sharing...“Unnecessary possessions are u...--tech.co/ne...
21.05.2012Gary Sharm...Aol’s Andrea Hong, GroupMe/Sky...--observer.c...
30.04.2012Is it time...As far as buzzwords go, to “pi...--smartcompa...
17.04.2012Threadflip...There has to be something in t...-Alexia Tso...techcrunch...
27.03.2012YC Demo Da...After a marathon day of really...-Colleen Ta...techcrunch...
Show more