Welcome to Selleb, a marketplace where celebs -- you guessed it -- sell items directly from their closets through auctions.
We are Chloe (Stanford ‘21) and Claire Lee (Georgetown ‘24), sisters and entrepreneurs, who have been obsessed with secondhand fashion all our lives. For us, secondhand was a gateway to fashion. Let us explain. We grew up in a loving but achievement-oriented household. The only way we could get our hands on those iridescent Hunter boots and Von Dutch streetwear was by “earning” them, which for the Lee kids meant winning violin and cello competitions. While we won plenty of local competitions, our eyes were always set on the “jackpot” of all music competitions - the Walgreen’s National Competition - with the biggest monetary award… But alas, victory eluded us EVERY year, depriving us of our dream pieces. As fate would have it, at age 13 & 15, we stumbled upon the best-kept secret in fashion - the world of secondhand on the internet. Our lives were changed forever. We learned that you could actually wear your dream pieces, if you didn’t mind wearing them used and knew where to look. Not only that, sustainability was inherently stitched into secondhand fashion, which we felt good about.
Since then, we have been selling/buying clothes on all the various secondhand apps you can think of (The RealReal, eBay, Poshmark, Mercari, Tradesy). Combining our forces, we became master thrifters/flippers in the secondhand space, which would embolden us to try on different hats in fashion: fashion columnists for our high school newspaper, independent fashion bloggers, online boutique owners, fashion interns, research assistant at a fashion NGO, and even a fashion model. Don’t ask about the instruments :).
But the biggest aha moment/inspiration for Selleb came after scoring Kendall Jenner’s Alexander McQueen sweater in 2015 at a one-time internet clothing sale. Star-struck, we wished there was a site with access to closets of ALL our favorite stars on a REGULAR BASIS. Fast forward 6 years, your sister duo has taken a leave of absence from college and a consulting job to start Selleb…
Pictured: Kendall Jenner, left. Chloe, right, circa 2015.
Pictured: Claire, circa 2017 @ Salvation Army & after Drop #1.
The race car jacket, the monogrammed tote, and the rhinestone-encrusted sneakers -- every piece is a pop-culture cocktail with a back story and a price to be named. Welcome to the coolest yard sale on the internet. We’re thrilled that you dropped by.
Chloe & Claire xx