NEW YORK, December 19, 2018 (Newswire.com) – The Holidays are a wonderful time for luxury fashion gifts. But there’s nothing worse than opening a gift bag only to find an undesired designer dress that might be worn once during the holiday but never worn again afterwards.
There is an innovative solution for this common dilemma: It’s called HauteTrader.com!
HauteTrader.com is the premier socially driven marketplace for designer fashion barter (aka, swap, trade). HauteTrader aims to disrupt the retail and consignment landscape by providing stylish women with an innovative and safe way to trade the designer shoes, bags, and clothes they already own for the fashions they really want.
What makes HauteTrader even more valuable is its one-of-a-kind currency model. After every successful trade, members receive a reward in the form of “Haute-Points,” an exclusive and easy to use bitcoin-like currency. The amount of Haute-Points traders receive increases with the value of the items traded. Traders can accumulate and use their Haute-Points to make future trades.
The member experience on HauteTrader is as simple as trading for one and getting another free. But the strategic business goal of HauteTrader is the creation of a marketplace driven by trading, yet centered upon an exclusive currency which allows the site to operate as its own fashion economy system. With more successful trades members receive more rewards. This incentive method ensures safer trades, more trades, vested community participation and dramatically lessens the onset of marketplace fraud. When it comes to online barter systems, this is something that has never been successfully accomplished until now.
HauteTrader not only brings like-minded fashion lovers together within a social community, but it also makes it easy to swap fashions by seamlessly facilitating all trades, covering all shipping and handling costs, and providing onsite shipment tracking records – for a flat trade fee of 25 dollars for most trades and 50 dollars for higher tier item trades.
Traders can seamlessly communicate with each other and find the fashions they want by searching by size, style, designer and tier (trade value). The site is home to thousands of virtual closets filled with gorgeous clothing, shoes, and handbags from top luxury brands like Gucci, Louboutin, Christian Dior, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Zimmerman.
HauteTrader is the self-funded brainchild of Hope-Noelle Davenport, a former designer, stylist, and graduate of the fashion institute of Technology. “Many women love to constantly acquire new fashion, especially since the onset of social media. But there was no safe way for women to trade online and avoid the high cost of consignment and resale websites. I wanted to build a marketplace just for those women,” says Davenport. “When your goal is to revolve and revive your wardrobe, HauteTrader is superior and far different to fashion consignment and rental because not only can our members switch up their wardrobe constantly, they can also grow their wardrobe, all without losing any of its value.”