Guess Jeans will join The RealReal on Melrose


Guess Jeans is poised to occupy the prominent space that was formerly part of The RealReal on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood, according to

The strategic location, known for its heavy pedestrian and vehicular traffic, is expected to serve as a vital component in attracting a broad demographic of consumers. The brand’s emphasis on creating an inclusive shopping experience reflects its vision to cater to diverse customer preferences.

Nicolai Marciano, who serves as the chief new business development officer for Guess, has been at the forefront of revitalizing the brand. He aims to establish Guess Jeans as a forward-thinking label that resonates with both long-time fans and new customers. His efforts include spearheading innovative marketing campaigns and forging strategic collaborations, such as those with ComplexCon, Round Two founder Sean Wotherspoon, and A$AP Rocky.

The introduction of Guess Airwash, a new denim washing technique, was a highlight of the brand’s presentation at Pitti Uomo in Florence, showcasing Guess Jeans’ commitment to sustainability. This technique, which significantly reduces water usage and eliminates the need for pumice stones, aligns with the brand’s initiative to adopt more eco-friendly production processes.

The RealReal’s decision to lease out this prime location aligns with its recent strategic adjustments under CEO John Koryl. Since assuming leadership, Koryl has implemented rapid changes aimed at streamlining operatios and enhancing profitability. These changes include workforce reductions, store closures, and a strategic exit from certain market segments, including beauty products. This operational pivot and the optimization of its retail footprint reflect a broader trend within the retail industry toward efficiency and focused core business strategies. The company’s financial performance, including a narrowed loss in a recent quarterly report, highlights the ongoing challenges and adjustments faced in the luxury consignment sector.



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1 month ago

I wish them luck. Used to buy Guess all the time.

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