Used luxury goods marketplace Vestiaire Collective has appointed fashion industry veteran Rickie De Sole (above) to its board of directors.

De Sole is VP fashion director at clothing brand Nordstrom, a role she assumed in March after two years at the company.

Prior to that, she spent three years at Vogue, latterly as executive fashion director at Vogue.com. She joined Vogue following a four-and-a-half-year stint at W Magazine.

The appointment sees Vestiaire Collective meet its goal of having women hold 50% of its board positions, surpassing the target of the French government’s Tech Parity Pact.

“I am pleased to join the Vestiaire Collective board at a time when they are gaining strong momentum in the United States,” said De Sole.

“I see tremendous opportunity for me to support Vestiaire Collective’s leadership team in driving brand awareness and accelerating its growth in the U.S.”

The U.S. market is now the marketplace’s fastest growing region, hence the decision to appoint a U.S.-based board member with extensive industry knowledge, the company said.

“With her deep industry insights, Rickie will play an integral role on the board of Vestiaire Collective during a pivotal point in the company’s growth and will help accelerate our business globally,” said Fanny Moizant, co-founder and president of the marketplace.

Vestiaire Collective is the leading secondhand luxury fashion marketplace in France. Launched in 2009, it has offices in Paris, 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, which reached a gross merchandise value of €824 million in 2023.

Investors in the marketplace include France-based luxury group Kering SA, Eurazeo SE, SoftBank Group Corp, Tiger Global Management and Vogue publisher Condé Nast.

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

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