Panel Discussion: How To Collect Designer Vintage by The RealReal

How do you begin a designer collection? Where are the best places to shop, and how do you find the best pieces? To wear or not to wear your prized finds? These are some of the questions that will be addressed in discussion with three of our most impassioned collectors, Associate Valuation Manager Ian Campbell, Men’s Category Expert Dominik Halas and Associate Valuation Manager Alexandra Mitchell.

Insider Guide: The World’s Most Collectible Rolex Watches

From the Daytona to the Submariner, Rolex is renowned for creating some of the world’s most desired timepieces. But some models are eternally on the “most wanted” lists of even the most experienced collectors. Join The RealReal’s Senior Horologist Rebecca Fisher to learn about the craftsmanship that makes Rolex timepieces unique and desirable, and the styles most prized by Rolex aficionados across the globe.

I Do: Jewelry For The Modern Bride by The RealReal

Wedding season can mean investing in heirloom-worthy jewelry, and our Senior Valuation Manager Katherine Ward is here to help. She’ll discuss the latest bridal jewelry trends, and elegant, updated solutions to the time-honored ideal of bridal adornment: something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue

How To Authenticate The Hermès Birkin by The RealReal

It takes between 18 and 25 hours to make a real Birkin — but only minutes to throw away thousands of dollars by missing the key details that counterfeiters get wrong. Join Claire DeBoer, Handbag Valuation Manager, to learn expert, insider tips for spotting the real thing and experience the luxury craftsmanship of authentic Birkins first hand.

How To Invest In Vintage Chanel by The RealReal

As an investment, some Chanel handbags have seen more rapid increases than the S&P 500. But not all Chanel promises equal financial return. Join our Merchandise Manager and seasoned Chanel collector Yang Zhao to become an expert on the ups and downs of the Chanel market. You’ll learn which design details foretell a worthy investment in this potentially lucrative arena.

GRAMMAR POP UP

THE FIRST RULE OF GRAMMAR

For our first pop up, we are launching 3 new styles, exclusively available at the pop up, to add to our existing collection of 5 perfect white shirts, made in NYC from 100% organic cotton. The pop up, like our brand name, takes inspiration from the grammar bible The Elements of Style by Strunk & White. The book’s first grammar rule is: “form the possessive singular of nouns by adding ’s.” We believe that style comes from the individual; in order to wear GRAMMAR shirts you must first make them your own.

The Sneakerhead’s Guide To Collecting

The secondary market for sneakers is valued at $1 billion. That’s right, $1 billion. Whether you are simply curious or a collector who wants to fine-tune your understanding, join Nhu Duong, Authentication Manager and our resident sneakerhead, as she takes you through the history of sneaker culture and recent developments in the streetwear market.

Fashion History: The Mother-Daughter Couture Of Jeanne Lanvin

The house of Lanvin was founded in 1889 by Jeanne-Marie Lanvin. Originally trained as a milliner, Lanvin studied under a Parisian dressmaker and began by making outfits for her daughter, Marguerite. Her daughter’s dresses were so admired that soon the ladies of Paris society were clamoring for versions of their own. In the spirit of Mother’s Day, The RealReal’s own fashion historian, Lisa Santandrea, will delve into the story of Lanvin’s origins and explore how her aesthetic codes continue today.

The History of Louis Vuitton by The RealReal

With Off-White’s Virgil Abloh taking the helm as Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton menswear, it’s an exciting time to look back at the storied history of the brand, which traces its origins back to 1854. Join our menswear expert Patrick Doss as he delves into the company’s history and its most iconic designs. You’ll leave with an understanding of the craftsmanship and innovation that have made Louis Vuitton a perennial favorite and a global symbol of luxury.

Art Fair Prep: The Insider’s Guide To Collecting Prints

Lithographs, silk screens, monotypes, wood block prints—as prices skyrocket in the contemporary art market, prints remain a comparatively affordable option, ideal for beginning investors. On the eve of Frieze NY, join The RealReal’s Fine Art & Home Specialist Clementine Bernard to learn how prints are made, current art trends and what you need to know to begin or build on your own collection.