a 2020 volunteer social enterprise

Fashion Forward

Fashion Empowers

Last year, we united consigners and shoppers to change lives through designer resale -- 60% of every purchase was donated to causes supporting women ▼

100 Women

Apparel and accessories sold on Fashion Forward raised $10,000 for 12 nonprofits -- these funds lifted 100 women and their families in six states.

Lives Changed

Women in Ohio, California, New York, Arizona, Kentucky and Missouri received critical services and resources when they needed it most.

Moms in emergency shelters are warm and protected from the cold with new winter coats.

Displaced workers strengthened their job search with virtual career training and mentoring.

At-risk immigrant women regained hope from emotional counseling and nourishing meals for their families.

Stronger United

We're inspired by consigners and shoppers who brought true purpose to their wardrobe, dedicated nonprofit partners, and sisters courageously moving forward.

Partner Nonprofits

Amplify in Style

Continue our 2020 impact and forward empowerment by selling your fashion to support women -- and shopping charitable campaigns -- at the Real Real and women owned businesses.

Advisory Board

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Forward Together

What a year! Now more than ever, we believe in the power of people coming together for the greater good, and in 2020, we did just that -- thank you.

As women, our journeys have countless threads of style and strength woven together in the complicated patchwork of life. Through our marketplace, allies consigned and purchased fashion as an investment in looking great, feeling great, being sustainable and supporting women -- a formidable win-win-win. We galvanized our collective power, our voices are amplified, and the impact is multiplied. We are greater than the obstacles

With an Advisory Board of world-class leaders to whom I'm eternally grateful, our goal for Fashion Forward was to bring true purpose to your wardrobe and create a ripple effect that carries forward -- and knowing that 100 women in six states are stronger is just the start of of what sisters can achieve together!

Please continue to consign for a cause and shop to empower women through philanthropic offerings on The Real Real and supporting women owned businesses -- every advocate makes a difference.

Forward Together!

xx - Vicki

Vicki Bowen Hewes, Founder

Style + Substance

Consigners, shoppers and advocates from across the nation lifted sisters with Fashion Forward in 2020.

Chris, AK

Katy, AL

Gina, AZ

Lisa, AZ

Christine, CA

Elena, CA

Elissa, CA

Hillary, CA

Jessie, CA

Josie, CA

Karen, CA

Lana, CA

Leslie, CA

Liliana, CA

Lisa, CA

Sandra, CA

Samantha, CA

Yvonne, CA

Melisa, CA

Vanessa, CA

Minnie, CA

Natie, CA

Patricia, CA

Piper, CA

Elaine, CA

Meredith, CT

Aimee, FL

Anna, FL

Borisa, FL

Helene, FL

Iris, FL

Jayme, FL

Karen, FL

Rebecca, FL

Shana, FL

Theresa, FL

Bonita, FL

Lucille, FL

Vivienne, FL

Susie, FL

Maria, GA

Bess, GA

Donna, GA

Tuere, GA

Donda, GA

Louise, HI

Diane, IL

Kelsey, IL

Margaret, IL

Sally, IN

Missie, LA

Samantha, MA

Deborah, MI

Elaine, MI

Liseann, MI

Prudence, MN

Barbara, MO

Susan, MS

Tara, MT

Phyliss, NC

Renee, NC

Sandra, NC

Ksu, NJ

Louise, NJ

Regina, NJ

Carol, NY

Diane, NY

Eleonora, NY

Galina, NY

Imani, NY

Reva, NY

TeeTee, NY

Amanda, NY

Tobi, NY

Willa, NY

Simone, NY

Vicki, NY

Lori, NY

Nancy. OH

Miranda, OH

Annette, OH

Darci, OH

Prisilla, OH

Anya, OH

Becca, OH

Danni, OH

Darnita, OH

Denise, OH

Karen, OH

Lubna, OH

Marcella, OH

Molly, OH

Tiffany, OH

Jill, OH

Stephanie, OH

Jessica, OH

Kimberly, OH

Connie, OH

Valorie, OH

Vicki, OH

Renee, OH

Mollie, OH

Anne, OH

Lisa, OH

Waka, OH

Cristina, OH

Adiya, OH

Alison, OH

Vickie, OK

Dorothy, PA

Laurie, PA

Melony, PA

Lori, PA

Taylor, SD

Helen, TN

Maple, TN

Julie, TN

Teri, TX

Velvet, TX

Janet, UT

Andrea, UT

Copella, WA

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Download a PDF copy of our 2020 Impact Report