Source: LinkedIn

Vestiaire Collective has hired Adam Kwiecinski as chief product officer.

Kwiecinski (LinkedIn profile) joins the company from a nine-month stint at software company Hopin.

His marketplace experience includes six years at OLX Group, where he served as COO of OLX Europe, product and technology head; CPO/VP product at OLX Group Europe; and general manager of OLX Europe and Central Asia.

Prior to that, he spent close to three years at Naspers, where he was first HR director of Allegro Group and then HR director of Naspers Classifieds Europe.

“Being no stranger to the second-hand economy I am thrilled to be diving deeper into the fashion facet of it,” said Kwiecinski, announcing his new role on LinkedIn.

“I purchased and sold my first pieces already, impressed with the experience of a digital marketplace at scale with selection and convenience combined with trust powered by the authentication expertise, also physical. It is not trivial to build such an experience for the c-to-c trade and make a humming business of it.”

Paris-based Vestiaire Collective is the leading secondhand luxury fashion marketplace in France. Launched in 2009, it also has offices in New York, Hong Kong and 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 and Vinted-owned Rebelle.

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