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Vintage Resale Demand Fuels Chairish Expansion

Online home furnishings resale retailer Chairish is significantly expanding its reach beyond the United States with the launch of shipping to Canada and a partnership with U.K. marketplace The Kairos Collective.

Similar to Chairish, The Kairos Collective offers vintage and antique furnishings and decor, as well as contemporary pieces. The Kairos Collective website will redirect to Pamono.com, a subsidiary of Chairish, on November 1.

Chairish marks its launch of shipping to Canadian shoppers with an exclusive collection of vintage and contemporary pieces that are available now.

“The resale home furnishings industry continues to boom, and we are thrilled to be offering design buyers even more choices for exceptional vintage and one-of-a-kind home furnishings from around the world,” said Gregg Brockway, CEO and co-founder of Chairish. “The launch of shipping to Canada plus the additional inventory of The Kairos Collective increases our footprint as the global leader in the online resale industry. We’re thrilled to welcome more UK and European dealers to the Chairish family.”

Chairish acquired Pamono—a luxury vintage marketplace—in January. The marketplace offers items sourced from 2,000 galleries, shops, editors, artisans, and designers throughout Europe, with an average of 4,000 new arrivals weekly.

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Chairish makes these investments at a time when the furnishings resale market is red hot. The company recently released a furnishings resale report, which found that since 2015, home furnishings resale sales grew 62.6 percent, compared to growth of 34.7 percent for new furniture sales over the same period. And over the next five years, the home furnishings resale segment is projected to grow by 29 percent to $22 billion in 2027.

Additionally, the report found that over the past year, 36 percent of consumers said they purchased secondhand furniture and home goods. And Chairish reported seeing an 85 percent uptick in product listings so far this year compared to the same period in 2021.

“One of the biggest changes that’s happened is consumer sentiment moving to considering resale the new normal, a new way of buying that has become completely mainstream,” Chairish president and co-founder Anna Brockway said earlier this month.