If you’re a fast-growing scale-ups in tech, e-commerce or digital media, you’ve probably heard of Emerce eDay Scale-up Café. At the trade show, promising scale-ups are given the opportunity to participate in meetings with top businesses, and gain advice from leaders. Silicon Canals was an official partner of the event and we had an interaction with one of the fastest growing scale-ups, The Next Closet, at the trade show.
Thalita Van Ogtrop is the founder of The Next Closet, which is an online marketplace for second-hand designer fashion products. The scaleup has now expanded its services to Belgium and is doing rather well. In an exclusive interaction, we asked the founder numerous queries to gain insight on what the company is all about, and what’s the next big thing for it.
What is The Next Closet?
As mentioned above, The Next Closet is a second-hand marketplace for designer fashion products. Ogtrop says that it can also be viewed as a sustainable marketplace where it’s easy to sell the items one doesn’t want anymore, online. Additionally, since the apparels, clothes and accessories being sold on the platform are mostly designer items, being second hand they can be bought at a considerably lower price.
How’s it going at the moment with The Next Closet?
As per the company’s founder, it was growing quarter over quarter, which we might add is no small feat for a scaleup. It apparently managed to exhibit 300 percent growth last year with rapid quarter over quarter growth and Ogtrop is positive that it will again hit the same growth percentage this year.