Introducing the Curtsy Website

Since we launched in Spring 2016 the only way to use Curtsy was on your phone. Today we’re announcing our new website that will let you shop on your computer at curtsyapp.com

To celebrate, we’re giving everyone 20% off their first purchase on the website this week! Promo: WEBSITE


Using Curtsy is now easier than it’s ever been. Without being confined to a 3″ screen, you can browse, shop, and explore with more visibility and ease.  You can also use Curtsy in those places you shouldn’t have your phone out… wherever that may be. And now, non iPhone/iOS users now have access use Curtsy for the first time ever.

We’d love to hear what you think about the new website, so shoot any questions/comments our way 🙂 – [email protected]

We’re excited for this next adventure,

XO

Team Curtsy

David, William, Eli & Clara Agnes

Tips to to sell your items faster

Improve the photos

Make sure you include a photo of someone wearing the item and a picture of the actual item you’re selling.

Make sure your photos are high quality, have good lighting, and clearly show the color, fabric or material, and detail of the item.

Lower your price

For items that are ‘trendy’ and purchased in the last few years, we recommend about 30%-40% of the retail cost and less if the items are older or have signs of wear.

Offer free shipping

Offering buyers free shipping will increase your chances of a sale by 30%.

The future of Curtsy is buy/sell

To our incredible community —

Today we’re nervous and excited to announce our biggest change yet.

Curtsy started as a way for women to rent clothes from each other. Next week, we’re switching to buy/sell, and ending support for renting.

Curtsy works best for special occasions like formals, but most people only have a few of those per year. This made it really hard to build a sustainable business.

Even though we’ve helped our community make $1M renting out their closets, as a company we still spend more money than we make.

If you’re one of the thousands of women that use Curtsy to rent and make money, we feel you. Taking out renting is bittersweet for us.

At the same time, we’re excited for this new chapter. Buy/sell has been our most requested feature since we started Curtsy.

We’re taking your favorite things about Curtsy and bringing them to buy/sell: Our curated shopping experience, ease of posting, high quality photos, and incredible customer support.

You’ll soon be able to use Curtsy every week rather than twice a year.

The new app will launch on Monday, July 2 and we can’t wait for you to try it.

If you previously had items listed for rent, you’ll be able to list them for sale with one tap. All of your messages and past orders will still be in the app, as well as any earnings from past rentals.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.

Thank you.

David


David Oates
CEO & Co-Founder
Curtsy

Top 10 Unforgettable Singing Auditions

American Idol is back for their 16th season, so naturally we went scouring Youtube to compile the most memorable singing auditions we could find from our favorite singing competitions– American Idol, X-Factor, & America’s Got Talent. If you ever need to be reminded of why you should jump on the bandwagon of a show like American Idol, you’ve come to the right place. Here are a few auditions that rocked our world:

Carrie Underwood (American Idol)

Did you know Carrie had a ‘third’ nipple and clucked her way into being American Idol’s most successful winner ever? We didn’t, but we let Jesus take the wheel and he drove us straight to Carrie Underwood’s iconic audition.

Josh Daniel (X-Factor)

One Word. Legendary. Josh brought Simon-Freaking-Cowell to tears with this emotional performance. Translation: He’s already won in our eyes.

Kelly Clarkson (American Idol)

Part time fashion designer, part time American Idol contestant, part time Grey’s Anatomy intern. She’s what we at Curtsy call a legit #GIRLBOSS. No seriously, Kelly, if we win American Idol do we get to be on Grey’s too? We’re just saying that’s something we can definitely get behind.

Paul Thomas Mitchell (Britain’s Got Talent)

When Tommy walked out the last thing we were expecting was for our jaws to drop, but hey, he sure showed us. Mitchell sang an original song for his Dad named ‘My Life’ and we’re positive the grass is greener after watching his performance.

Calum Scott (Britain’s Got Talent)

Did we mention we’re moving across the pond? Holy cow, the talented Calum Scott shook us to our core and had us screaming please for the love of God, let us dance with you.

Kimberley Locke (American Idol)

Somewhere over the rainbow you’ll find Kimberley singing her heart out to an in-awe judges panel. While season two of American Idol feels a lifetime ago, Locke still rocked our world and deserves hype for nailing this audition. Seriously, we’ve got a #girlcrush.

Grace Vanderwaal (America’s Got Talent)

If you don’t prime a ukulele after watching Grace’s performance how can you ever be sure you really know your name? This 12-year-old performing her original tune,  “I don’t know my name” is all the proof we need to believe in miracles.

Noah ‘WIG’ Davis (American Idol)

You can take a boy out of the farm, but you can’t take a boy’s dream of owning an alpaca from him. This Arkansas farm boy kicked off American Idol’s 16th season with a cover of ‘Stay’ by Rihanna and we’ve got one word for him: WIG.

David Francisco (American Idol)

Three weeks after moving to Nashville to chase his music dreams, David was hit by a distracted driver and paralyzed from the waist down. One day, he saw his foot wiggle while he was in bed, and since then he’s been in recovery and re-learning how to walk!  Try not to cry hearing him sing “Isn’t She Lovely?” to his fiance. Katy cried.

Garrett Jacobs (American Idol)

Louisiana-native and his sweet grandma “Honey” are the cutest duo, and not to mention the voice of this 17-YEAR-OLD is one of the sweetest things we’ve ever heard. Lucky Garrett gets to Facetime his grandma with the American Idol crew to announce his trip to Hollywood.

Oscar for #BestCloset at UF goes to…

 

Ally Fiore. This girl is a Curtsy Ambassador with one bomb closet and we can’t wait to rent from it.

From formal dresses to jumpers for the Spring, you’re not gonna want to miss this closet, we promise.

This golden gown is perfect for your next formal. Sure to bring sunshine to any party, this color and this perfect silhouette are bound to wow the crowd.

 

 

Blush is the new black and this romper is the perfect transition in that sweet Spring time weather. We are loving this outfit.

Speaking of Spring, I’m a firm believer that white should be worn as soon and warm weather comes around and this romper definitely has something to do with that.

Abercrombie and Fitch is back and we are so here for it’s SoCal vibes.

 

Need the perfect date party outfit? This Tobi romper is it.

Ally’s style is timeless and this jumper is no exception. Paired with an off the shoulder top or a cute tank underneath, this jumper is the perfect transition piece into summer.

Follow Elizabeth on Instagram, and rent her closet here.

XOXO

Curtsy

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Oscar for #BestCloset at UT Austin goes to…

 

Kylie Mason! We love this #GirlBoss and her entire closet. You are bound to find something to wear in her closet of over 60 (yes, 60) items.

Kylie has made over $450 on Curtsy and has had almost 30 rentals. Talk about a #CurtsyQueen

 

This Zara jumper should be a staple in anyone’s closet.

We love how flowwy it is and how perfect it is for darties and summertime fun.

 

 

 

Is this red lace romper from Stylestalker perfect?

Yes.

 

 

 

Linen jumpsuits are our passion and this one is perfect to take from Canada^ to the beach.

 

 

 

We’re pretty sure Kylie won best dressed at the tailgate for this adorable Planet Blue dress.

 

 

If you ever need something from Show Me Your Mumu, Kylie’s closet is the place to go. From rompers to dresses, she has all of our favorite SMYMM pieces including this one.

Follow Kylie on Instagram, and rent her closet here.

XOXO

Curtsy

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The Oscar for #BestCloset at Texas A&M goes to…

Elizabeth Meyer. This sweet soul has almost 20 items you can rent off Curtsy, and trust us you’re gonna want to.

As a member of Curtsy Elite, this #BossBabe knows what it takes to make money and look adorable while doing it! Just check out her amazing closet below:

This blue and navy romper has us so ready for warm weather and all the dinner parties.

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taking on victory dinner szn with my girlssss #fay

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What’s better than your best friend and a killer dress? Pretty much nothing.

We’re loving how this white and gold Show Me Your Mumu dress sparkles on the dance floor and lights up any room.

 

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congrats to this grad🌷

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Are you ready for Summer and warm weather? We certainly are. This flowwy, fun off the should dress has us ready to pack our bags and head down to College Station to rent.

 

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when she's an ENFJ>>>

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Did someone say football season? How many days are left until kickoff? This white off the shoulder dress is perfect to take from tailgate to date party and we plan on renting it for just that.

 

We found it! The perfect dress to rent for Easter, brunch or just some amazing Spring feels.

Follow Elizabeth on Instagram, and rent her closet here.

XOXO

Curtsy

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Oscar for #BestCloset at South Carolina goes to…

…Katelyn Campbell, our fave girl crush on Instagram and IRL.

If you’ve ever scrolled the “Most Popular” feed on Curtsy in Columbia, chances are you’ve seen some of Katelyn’s pieces.

In a pinch? Need an outfit for your GNO, darty, date night, or formal? She’s got it all.

Here are some of our fave looks, straight from her feed and available to rent on Curtsy…

Star print is so in right now- and Katelyn pairs this sweater with white shorts for a summer-vibe

#Obsessed with the sleeves and ruffles on this tan off-the-shoulder romper

We love the pairing of this feather top + leather jacket + snakeskin boots…

we told you this girl knows fashion

Darty or Spring Break outfit? We think so, too

This BCBG number is perfect for any function-

feminine, yet sexy- our favorite kind of dress

We already know that this formal dress will be rented out for formal szn in no time…

Our mini skirt obsession continues- loving this skirt with Katelyn’s black ruffled sweater + boots

Katelyn looks fab in this snakeskin choker dress- and so on trend

Another great day look- and the red paisley print is so fun

Follow Katelyn on Instagram, and rent her closet here.

XOXO

Curtsy

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Oscar for #BestCloset at Arkansas goes to…

…Jordan Meadows

Be prepared to fall in love with her fab, fun, and flirty style.

We love to stalk her Insta for style inspo, so we’ve brought you our favorite looks…

Want her closet? Girl, us too.

Thankfully, she has 16 killer items you can rent off Curtsy today.

 

It’s safe to say we are #obsessed with this jumpsuit –

and we love how Jordan dressed it up with strappy heels.

Our favorite part about these jumpsuits –

you can slay, while being comfy AF.

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semi ✨#austingotfoodpoisoning #haha

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Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.

But we know if Miranda Priestly saw how Jordan rocks this floral number, she’d reconsider.

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❌⭕️❌⭕️

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This Lulu’s dress should be a staple in every closet-

flattering, fun, and perfect for any function.

Game day? Darty?

This dress can do it all- just be prepared for all the compliments.

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worst blind date ever #stupidcupid

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We love just about anything with sequins,

and the Curtsy community agrees- this dress is super popular to rent.

Follow Jordan on Instagram, and rent her closet here. 

XOXO

Curtsy

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