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.

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.

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

 

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.

 

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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Oscar for #BestCloset at Alabama Goes To…

Lexi Wardell, an OG Curtsy Biddie and seriously our Alabama girl crush.

As a student at Alabama, Lexi is no stranger to championships and that includes winning Best Closet. The best part? You can rent her looks off Curtsy.

Lexi’s one #BossBabe saving money and making money off Curtsy.

    

This sparkly cocktail dress has us all starry-eyed and

ready to rent it for our next cocktail.

This next dress has us wanting to go for the gold.

Rent this adorable gold cocktail dress for any occasion; from a date party to a darty, this dress is sure light up any room.

Spring is right around the corner and this white top is bound to look good with anything from skirts to jeans and everything in between.

We are hard core #fangirling over this look 😍

Lexi is a #GirlBoss with a killer closet and we are 100% here for it

Lexi and this adorable pink suede dress have us all heart eyes for all things pink and pastel. Bring on Spring and warm weather ASAP. 

Closet goals, amiright?!?!

Follow Lexi on Instagram, and rent her closet here. 

XOXO

Curtsy

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How big of a commitment is Dating Netflix? It’s pretty BIG.

So here’s the deal friends, I’ve decided to date Netflix for a while.

To those who know me, please get your jaws off the ground. I was bound to settle down in my old age.

To those who don’t know me, I don’t know you but I can tell we are gonna have that ‘I love you b*tch. *guitar strum* I ain’t ever gonna stop loving ya, b*tch’ relationship.

So, that’s like, really cool ;D

I didn’t choose to date Netflix, they chose to date me. It happened in a blink of an eye. One moment I was studying for my midterms and then BOOM I had compiled a list of 587 movies to watch before I die.

When I came out of my procrastination fog, the realization that I just commited the worst commitment-phobe cardinal sin of all the galaxy hit me hard.  I had committed to watching 587 movies before I die. This type of commitment translates best to a Las Vegas elopement, because till death do us part, baby. 

Watch 587 movies before I die? Challenge Accepted.

Do it by myself?! Hell Naw, I’m bringing you netflix-bingers with me.

Wait, Really? Ya homie, like RLLY RLLY.

Each week I’m going to share my thoughts of a movie I watched.

NO, this isn’t a review, this is just someone venting to a friend about the latest in her dating life.

Let’s get venting, shall we?!  


Movie: BIG (1998)     Run Time: 2hrs 10mins


At this point, I’m totally in the honeymoon phase of dating Netflix.

They are buttering me up and showing me their best selves. I should care, but how could I when I just spent 2 hours of quality time with Tom Hanks.

So hey, don’t judge me but I think Netflix and I might be in this for the long haul.

BIG is about a 13 year old boy, Josh Baskin, who walked up to this creepy carnival machine called ‘Zoltar Speaks’ and wishes to be ‘BIG.’ Next day, you guessed it fam, he wakes up as a 30 year-old busting out of his PJs. Josh roughs it in NYC while he’s scared sh*tless before becoming a hotshot at a toy company.

I mean seriously this kid dances on a floor piano with the CEO, has a trampoline in his apartment, dates a girl boss, becomes a VP without a degree, hangs with Zoltar again, and heads back home 13 again.

Basically, the point of the whole movie is that Josh Baskin is a legend and we are all mere mortals.

The Vent:

  1. Zoltar is creepy AF and even 13 year old me would have been feeling squirmy so, dear sweet Josh, that was just so dumb. Like for real, take a look at Zoltar. 
  2. Josh should’ve taken a lesson from his alter ego Forrest Gump. Seriously dude,  ‘Run forrest run’ when he wakes up all man & sees his Mom.
  3. BIG is crazy good for a million reasons, but what solidified it as the real deal in my mind was Josh’s pure kindness. He may have got his wish to be ‘BIG’, but at the end of the day, Baskin was just a ‘BIG’ kid taking on the world with a bunch of jaded adults. Josh Baskin wasn’t jaded, thus making so many adults cooler because of that. Big comes down to this, as we age we are bound to experience the good, the bad, and the ugly. It’s our choice to let the ‘ugly’ jade us or to respond with pure kindness so that the world gets so much cooler for it.

Next time you’re looking to be inspired, I  recommend watching/rewatching/re-enacting BIG. The movie is a classic that everyone should see at least once in their life.

Already seen BIG? Comment your thoughts on the movie below.

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