Vestiaire Collective has unveiled its new headquarters in an “historic” building in the center of Paris.

The fashion marketplace describes its new home as an “innovative, welcoming and eco-designed space reflecting our vision of a more social and sustainable future, while promoting personal wellbeing.”

With a focus on community and sustainability, Vestiaire Collective worked with architecture firm Les Batisseurs to design its new HQ. Over half of the space has been given over to social and collaborative areas, in a bid to boost creativity and discussion, said Vestiaire.

The companies took a low-carbon approach, having furnished the space with “iconic design pieces” found via a partnership with French second-hand design platform Selency. Back Market, a “unicorn-status marketplace” specializing in reconditioned electronics, provided refurbished kitchen appliances.

Vestiaire says that a combination of locally sourced, sustainable materials and furniture, French craftsmanship, and over 60% recycled, upcycled and second-hand furniture limited the CO2 output of the renovation to just over a third of a standard office renovation.

Vestiaire Collective is the leading second-hand luxury fashion marketplace in France. Launched in Paris in 2009, it has offices in Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore and a tech hub in Berlin.

Its competitors in the luxury fashion space include The RealReal, The Next Closet, Luxify, Rebelle, and VideDressing.

Images: Vestiaire Collective by Victor Grandgeorge, via Fashion United

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