“tems from brands including Aimé Leon Dore, Fear of God, Supreme, Off-White, Palace and Stone Island, Bape, Kith and Vetements, and sold for more than $200 will be eligible. By the end of September, eBay will launch additional eligible brands including Adidas, Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, Burberry, Cactus Plant Flea Market, Chrome Hearts, Comme des Garçons, Dior, Eric Emanuel, Fendi, Givenchy, Gucci, Jordan, Louis Vuitton, Nike, OVO, Palm Angels, Prada, Rhude, Versace and Visvim.”
They couldn’t have done this without the acquisition of Certilogo and unfortunately, like on Poshmark, fakes will be listed at under that $200 threshold. 🔗 in my bio to the WWD article.
Using RFID at the manufacturing level and with brands like Versace, Stone Island and more, this acquisition of Certilogo by eBay is a big step in the race to blockchain all data.
Certilogo’s platform uses digital technology to empower brands and designers to manage the lifecycle of their garments, while providing consumers a seamless way to confirm authenticity, access reliable information about branded items, and easily activate circular services.
I was hesitant to post this article from @nytimes because it basically is a fluff piece for the writer and her getting one on by carrying a fake Celine in Paris. 🥱 🔗 in my bio to the ad filled article.
More information on The RealReal and their authentication practices tomorrow! 😬
They recently raised $9.2 million and now they’re shutting down. I do not believe this is indicative of the resale industry’s future but more of maybe bad management. 🔗 in bio to read the article on @bof
I’ve been to this literal supermarket of counterfeit goods and it was crazy! Armed men outside, each little kiosk of nothing but fake everything and it was open for business for at least 10 years! 🔗 in bio to the article
Interesting article from @voguebusiness on how Gen Z loves Dupes which are “not technically” counterfeits 🤣 Are Dupes bad for fashion brands? That’s the question…..and yes is the answer.
If you love luxury, you want to buy luxury and if you can’t afford the price points, dupes have become acceptable because we’re a “I want it now” society without thinking of the repercussions of our choices.
This leads to smaller brands who work so hard to build a name for themselves being robbed of their intellectual property from these big players in the space.