A personal hobby led Grailed founder Arun Gupta into the world of designer men's wear and resale.
Before resale was the burgeoning retail channel it is today, Grailed, the online marketplace for men’s luxury fashion and streetwear, was just filling a need. Founded by Arun Gupta in 2013, the resale site was born out of Gupta’s own passion for high-end fashion, albeit on a college student budget.
Six years on, Grailed is growing in industry clout and is well on its way to becoming a premier source for hard-to-find streetwear—including rare pieces from celebrities’ wardrobes. This year, Grailed cleaned out Future’s closet with proceeds going to the rapper’s FreeWishes Foundation. The retailer also hosted a pop-up shop in Los Angeles stocking rare garments by Rick Owens and Raf Simons.