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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Julie Wainwright. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Julie Wainwright, often where they are interviewed.

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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Julie Wainwright. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Julie Wainwright, often where they are interviewed.

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Julie Wainwright

Studio 1.0
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The RealReal Founder and CEO Julie Wainwright speaks to Bloomberg's Emily Chang on the latest edition of Studio 1.0 about her online luxury consignment business and how the company uses technology to authenticate products and keep fakes off the market.

Apr 03 2020



#so608 Recycle: Swoon-Worthy Secondhand Style Filing For IPO with The RealReal's Julie Wainwright

Spirit of 608: Fashion, Entrepreneurship, Sustainability + Tech
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Need inspiration this week? Then listen to this episode of the Spirit of 608 podcast. Not only has this week's guest built a business that pushes fashion forward in a positive direction, her company -- which was originally featured on the show in its earliest days -- is filing for freakin' IPO people. It doesn't get much more FEST-ive than that.

You can listen to the show for the current news, but here's what we said way back when:

If luxury consignment and ecommerce run in similar circles these days, it's thanks in no small part to Julie Wainwright, founder and CEO of TheRealReal.  An early player in an arena that's become increasingly crowded in recent years, this female founder and startup veteran leads a company that's raised over $80 million in venture capital and has made a name of itself as a go-to for discounts on coveted finds from Chanel dresses and Hermes Birkin bags to looks inspired by the latest runway trends.

Does the key to her entrepreneurial stamina and cool-amid-chaos demeanor stem from her years of experience building companies through the first boom to bust to now? That hasn't hurt, but Julie reveals she actually learned to triumph over stress at a much earlier age.

Hear Julie get frank about her childhood and the misdiagnosed terminal illness in her family that shaped her future, as well as her career building companies selling products from software to preventive health tools and pet supplies on this episode of the podcast.

Listen to the show for her perspective on problem solving (there's always a good solution), her start at Clorox, and what she always tells her board to keep the team on the right track.

Meet this week's guest, Julie Wainwright, Founder of TheRealReal.

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What you need to know:

The luxury business is a $1.5 trillion dollar industry, and TheRealReal is revolutionizing it one consignment at a time.

The RealReal started small. Working at her kitchen table and visiting consignor homes with a U-Haul, leader CEO Julie Wainwright built The RealReal out of her own home. Today, it’s the premiere site for online luxury consignment with multiple locations across the United States that accept and ship product worldwide.


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Jun 04 2019



The RealReal CEO Julie Wainwright isn’t afraid of growing too fast

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Would you buy a used luxury brand handbag? Maybe a watch or some shoes? Think Gucci, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, to name just a few. Julie Wainwright, CEO of The RealReal, knows pre-owned luxury goods are a big market, which led her to start her company. “We should be over a billion [dollars in sales] next year if we do our job right,” Wainwright told us during a tour of her e-commerce center in Secaucus, New Jersey.

Oct 17 2018



S1E8: The RealReal Founder & CEO Julie Wainwright

Never Stand Still
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On this episode of Never Stand Still, I spoke with Julie Wainwright, CEO and founder of one of the fastest growing online luxury consignment retailers, The RealReal. After overcoming significant personal and professional setbacks, Julie reclaimed her career and is now on track to lead a billion dollar business. We discussed the importance of perseverance in the face of adversity and how she rediscovered her sense of purpose.

Sep 25 2018



Julie Wainwright, CEO, The RealReal (Code Commerce, Spring 2016)

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The RealReal Founder and CEO Julie Wainwright talks with Recode's Jason Del Rey about whether we're in a repeat of the dot-com bubble, when she was the CEO of She discusses how fashion consumers' demands have evolved since the 2008 financial collapse, with value now driving purchase decisions more than before. Wainwright also explains how The RealReal won over luxury brands that were once wary of the company's consignment sales model.

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May 18 2016



027 - Julie Wainwright - Founder & CEO of The RealReal

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Julie Wainwright didn't want her world to be small. The RealReal CEO told Oh Boy host Jay Buim this while discussing her decision to pursue a serious career during a time when many women she knew were dropping out of school to get married. In this interview, Wainwright covers what it was like growing up in rural Indiana (she had a motorcycle at age 12), who her influencers were (Gloria Steinem and Jane Goodall), what it was like working in Silicon Valley in the 80s and her path through the business ranks to CEO status. It's a really good listen. It's funny, too! Enjoy.

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Edited by Jay Buim
Produced by Kate Barnett

Apr 26 2016