Open for Vintage raises €1.25m for further expansion

The second-hand designer goods website is set to grow its reach as resale market booms

Colin Saunders, chief executive, Open For Vintage: the company has avoided going along the ‘growth at all costs’ route. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Open for Vintage, a second-hand designer goods e-commerce platform, has raised €1.25 million in funding. David Geraghty, a former Facebook Ireland board member, and Voxpro founders Dan and Linda Kiely are among the backers.

The company has also made a number of strategic hires, and revamped its website as it looks to take advantage of a booming market in luxury brands. The sale of designer goods is thriving despite the downturn, with the resale market ...