Revente, or, ‘resale’ in French, sells curated designer fashion and uncommonly cool gifts in an upscale setting. With a hybrid assortment of both used and new merchandise, sold in a beautiful environment, it is a fresh concept meant to prove a new model for success in the resale world.
Marian McNaughton, a Marin mother of three, founded Revente in May 2019. Marian was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan and Greenwich, CT. She started her career at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. With additional stints at Saks Fifth Avenue, Vera Wang, and Victoria's Secret, Marian and her family moved to California in 2012.
With twenty-five years in corporate merchandising and finance and at a crossroads after an unexpected layoff in Marin, Marian seized the moment to be a force for good in the retail arena.
Marian is at Revente seven days a week. Otherwise, she swims on a masters swim team, is an officer at her church, agonizes over her tennis serve, and skis when she can. She lives in Marin with her family and a lot of fabulous clothes and accessories.
Revente is a focused force for good, not just a fashion boutique. Revente has an exciting and relevant three-part mission statement. In 2019, Revente's first year of business, Revente donated +2% of sales and +34% of profit to local charities (LCMSD, UCSF, C4DP, Barrel Bags, etc.).
1) Support the circular economy: REduce waste and pollution caused by the apparel industry, heightened by the proliferation of fast fashion. REuse the apparel, accessories, and footwear resale market. REcycle with a focus on designers who share a similar philosophy and who use recycled materials and components.
2) Provide a superlative customer experience: Offer a clear and concise fashion point of a view with a singular focus on current designer fashion. Provide a shopping environment unlike any other resale store with a beautiful and clean aesthetic, including a relaxing color palette, great music, a lounge area, and soft lighting. Provide exclusive and Marin-specific gifts found nowhere else.
3) Activate community partnerships: Source local design talent for both permanent and temporary opportunities. Focus on local organizations (schools, 501c3s) for fundraising and donation activities. Offer store as event space for charities free of charge.