Sébastien Fabre is co-founder and former chief executive of Vestiaire Collective , a curated global marketplace for the re-sale of verified luxury fashion goods, founded in 2009.
Uniquely for a re-commerce site, Vestiaire requires and ensures that all merchandise on the site is both on trend, desirable and in perfect condition for the site's over 7 million users, who add more than 3,500 new products every day. The site grants its community members total freedom to converse, give peer-to-peer reviews and leave comments on products proposed for sale by other members.
In September 2013, it was announced that Condé Nast had acquired a stake in Vestiaire Collective, leading a round of funding totalling $20 million, with the participation of venture capital firms Balderton, Ventech and Idinvest Partners. Moritz von Laffert, former vice president of Condé Nast International said that Vestiaire’s business had been doubling each year, and it has raised over $125 million since it was founded in 2009.
Fabre said at the time, “The legitimacy and the credibility of Condé Nast” would help Vestiaire Collective to “create the most inspiring social shopping experience."
Fabre’s background is in strategy and business development. Prior employers have included Vivendi, Microsoft, and Trader Classified Media. The executive also has experience in tech start-ups, having run NetClub, before its sale to Match.com.
Maximilian Bittner replaced Fabre as chief executive of Vestiaire in January 2019, but he remains a director of the company board.