Marie-Christin Oebel (left) and Samina Virk. Photo: Vestiaire Collective on LinkedIn

Fashion resale site Vestiaire Collective has made two C-suite appointments, covering marketing and its U.S.-based operations.

Marie-Christin Oebel has been made global chief marketing officer, while Samina Virk becomes CEO for North America.

The pair will also sit on the company’s executive committee.

Oebel, who is based in Paris, will “overview branding and marketing and will amplify Vestiaire Collective’s mission and global expansion through growth channels,” said the luxury marketplace, announcing the two hires on LinkedIn. She has a background in fashion, having spent over four years at retailer Zalando, according to her LinkedIn profile.

Virk (LinkedIn profile) will work out of New York. She initially launched Vestiaire Collective in the U.S. market in 2015, having served as president and CMO, head of U.S., from 2014 to 2017.

Her career has also included stints at luxury marketplace Threads and EBay. Virk “will now accelerate the company’s expansion and further build the brand and business in North America,” said Vestiaire Collective.

Welcoming the new executives, Fanny Moizant, president and co-founder of the company, said that the pair would be “leading our global efforts in strengthening our visibility and brand development, especially in the U.S. market. They perfectly embody Vestiaire Collective’s values of women empowerment, dedication and greatness.”

Paris-based Vestiaire Collective is the leading secondhand luxury fashion marketplace in France. Launched in 2009, it also has offices in Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore, as well as a tech hub in Berlin.

Such brands as Cartier, Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada and Rolex are traded on the site.

Investors in the marketplace include France-based luxury group Kering SA, private equity firm Eurazeo SE, Japan-based SoftBank Group Corp, U.S.-based investment firm Tiger Global Management and Vogue publisher Condé Nast.

Vestiaire Collective’s competitors in the luxury fashion resale space include The RealReal, The Next Closet, Luxify, Rebelle, and VideDressing.

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