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Message from the MD.

By Kal Di Paola on Dec 31 2012

It’s hard to believe that I started this year working from my kitchen table, planning the evolution of an idea that started 3 years ago. It’s only now, as I sit down to reflect that I realise what a fast paced year it has been!

I am grateful to be surrounded by a dedicated team who are as passionate about the vision for BuyMyWardrobe as I am. This year we have marked some major milestones. We opened a central london Boutique, hosted our first event outside of London and launched our online marketplace. In 2013 we look forward to fulfilling our mission “to change the way people view pre-owned fashion.”

The end of a year is a great time for reflection and what I’ve learnt this year more than anything is that most problems are potential improvements and the greatest opportunities to learn and grow. Undoubtedly 2013 will bring with it fresh challenges and my new years pledge is to tackle each with energy and enthusiasm.

With exciting new developments already in the pipeline the new year promises to deliver as much if not more than the last one.

As we move forward I’d like to thank all those who have believed in us and supported our growth and on behalf of the BuyMyWardrobe team, wish you a very Happy New Year!

Here are just a few of our highlights from the past year…

Jan 2012 - We set our target of an official launch in August with 50 sellers at launch and 100 by the end of the year….

Feb 2012 - BuyMyWardrobe hosts another spectacular live event at Adam Street

March 2012 - Former Gucci Group Executive Mimma Viglezio joins the team as a director, investor and advisor

April 2012 - BuyMyWardrobes Boutique opens in central London dressed in all things up-cycled, recycled and pre-loved.

May 2012 - We host our biggest Live event to date at Notting Hill 20th Century Theatre.

June 2012 - The online site launches in Beta and seller recruitment begins.

July 2012 - We host a BuyMyHandbag event at London’s latest hotspot Archer Street.

August 2012 - The online marketplace officially launches marked by a Champagne fuelled VIP launch party

Sept 2012 - Smart electric drive sponsors BuyMyWardrobe

Oct 2012 - London’s leading bloggers including Five Five Fabulous and Stella Katterman join us for a spectacular live event

Nov 2012 - We launch gift vouchers just in time for Christmas

Dec 2012 - We hit 100 sellers, get name checked in Sunday Times Style, win best B2C award at Launch48 and end the year on a high!

Best wishes,

Kal x