The RealReal’s ReCollection 01 Is Full of Upcycled Luxury Clothing

Gregory P. Daily
the realreal by kathryn wirsing
Balenciaga coat, upcycled by Atelier & Repairs, from the RealReal ReCollection 01, $1,950; Richer Poorer top, $34; Tibi pants, $495; Bernard James necklace, $1,650; Feiyue sneakers, $25

Kathryn Wirsing

The RealReal, the quickly growing digital consignment store and fashion editors’ best-kept shopping secret, is now expanding its second-life fashion enterprise with its own original line. The debut collection consists entirely of upcycled pieces created in partnership with eight luxury brands: Balenciaga, Dries Van Noten, Stella McCartney, Jacquemus, Simone Rocha, Zero + Maria Cornejo, Ulla Johnson, and A-Cold-Wall.

Each of the more than 50 items in the ReCollection 01 line, which launched today, is made from unsellable pieces donated by the designer and reinterpreted by Atelier & Repairs, an L.A.-based workshop focused on perpetuating circular fashion. Unfinished American quilts act as the unifying design element, with Atelier & Repairs peppering bits of them onto each piece to cover or

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