Launched in December with $3.5 million in funding led by Mayfield Fund, Menlo Park’s Poshmark allows iPhone users to download its mobile app, snap images of clothing and accessories, and quickly post them for others to like, comment on, share on social networks or buy. Socializing in a virtual space may be part of the experience, but the ease with which users can buy and sell is, perhaps, even more of a draw.
Sometimes someones style makes you want to raid their closet. A Menlo Park-based startup lets you do that right from your smartphone. Poshmark is an online consignment store where fashionistas can buy and sell clothing and accessories in all styles, sizes and prices.
By now you know that here at R29 SF, we have some major love in our hearts for North Beach boutique ACRE/SF. And we’re also crazy curious about the new locally based iPhone shopping app, Poshmark, which allows you to clean out your closet from the comfort of your…well, palm. And now, it looks like the two of these shopping destinations (one physical, one digital) are joining forces and throwing the first-ever live “Posh Party” this Wednesday, February 29.
You know that überstylish friend who’s your exact size and who always lets you raid her closet? Yeah, we don’t have one of those, either. But the new startup Poshmark, based in Menlo Park, makes buying (and selling) previously worn clothing nearly that simple, without the scam potential of eBay or the drag of shlepping things to consignment stores.
Poshmark. What it is: You can sell items from your closet with your phone (and buy stuff from others like a swap meet). What it’s like: eBay meets Instagram. Who’s involved/Why it’s promising: Raised $3.5 million in Series A financing, former Kaboodle CEO.