Poshmark started out as an iPhone app on Apple Inc.’s App Store, but a full desktop, iPad and Android apps are coming soon. Chandra got the idea for Poshmark after seeing shopping bags full of clothes his wife was not wearing in the closet. Poshmark was founded in 2011 and raised $3.5 million in venture funding led by the Mayfield Fund.
While eBay and Craigslist have dominated the marketplace for exchanging consumer goods, many companies have recognized the large opportunity in the fashion vertical. Poshmark is the mobile version of the fashion marketplace. Users can list their items for sale and browse other users’ items — all within an iPhone app. I like the fact that everything is so easy and in app.
Poshmark is coming to South Beach for the first time ever to host a big shopping soiree on Thursday, September 27. The site is known for having one of the biggest communities of fashion enthusiasts in the nation who sell clothing and accessories and sometimes even swap wardrobes. The event themed Girl’s Night Out takes place at Shore Club’s Sandbar from 6 to 9PM and is opened to the public.
Poshmark, a Menlo Park, Calif.-based startup, is also taking advantage of going mobile-first with its e-commerce and fashion app, drawing consumers farther away from their PC browsers to sell and shop on smartphones from anywhere while on-the-go. After sampling the app for short while, it looks like Poshmark took the best of some of the leading online and mobile retailers and integrated them all into one platform.
Social shopping app Poshmark opened a new feature just for you today. The company is letting users create showrooms out of their favorite fashion items to help give style newbies a little direction.