Luxury authenticated online consignment leader, The RealReal, is expanding their fine jewelry and watch valuation center to Chicago following successful launches in NYC (2015) and Los Angeles (March 2016). Chicago, which was one of their first and top markets due to a large, engaged network of shoppers and consignors in the Midwest, will be the San Francisco based e-commerce company’s third fine jewelry and watch valuation brick and mortar location, its fastest growing category of the business. The RealReal, founded in March 2011, has raised $83 million so far. The fine watch and jewelry valuation office, offering the same white glove service they are known for, allows potential consignors to bring their fine jewelry and watches in for a free appraisal to quickly and easily find out what their items are worth.
The Chicago office designed by Courtney Applebaum, the interior designer that outfitted The Row stores, will officially open their doors tomorrow (3/24) at 9AM, for those wanting to check the value and/or sell their watches or jewelry. This office takes appointment for watches and jewelry only, if you would like to consign clothing, accessories, menswear or kids items, the process will begin on their website here.
With a graduate gemologist and fancy tools (Diamond grading Loupe, Microscope, caliper) on hand, you’ll be a able to get a printed valuation document stating the items’ resale value right on the spot.
You might be wondering what type of jewelry and watches will they take? No you don’t have to have a jewelry box full of Harry Winston, Van Cleef, Chanel, Rolex to use the service, it’s perfect for anyone but no knockoffs, they can spot it from a mile aways. Baller on a budget✔️ If an ex-lover gifted you a nice piece of jewelry and you want to do something with it ✔️The RealReal; Need some extra cash for your next wanderlust adventure? Bring that Yurman bracelet in and get it appraised.
The RealReal Chicago office, located in 980 N. Michigan Ave.(One Magnificent Mile), will be open Monday through Friday from 10am – 6pm and by special appointment. Appointments can be made by visiting therealreal.com/valuation.