Attention shopping fans! Kleiderkreisel and Mamikreisel are moving and are being merged into a large, interconnected community for second-hand fashion, making Vinted the largest platform for used clothing with immediate effect. We'll tell you what the move means for you as a buyer or seller and what other shopping surprises are waiting for you at Vinted!
Two become one: Vinted
The best-known platforms for selling used clothing online are clothing circles and mummy circles. More and more people in both communities are selling beloved and discarded items of clothing or buying new second-hand items. The new handbag from Kleiderkreisel and the new children's jacket from Mamikreisel. Two platforms, two accounts, two wallets, one family: the Vinted company. So why not combine both and make it easier for users to buy and sell? That’s what Vinted thought and unites the platforms into one large community.
Online shopping with a great mission
With a growing community of over 34 million members In Spain, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania and Great Britain, Vinted is the largest online company for second-hand clothing in Europe and has a sustainable mission: Second-hand fashion the first choice worldwide do. Selling and buying becomes a digital as well as a social shopping experience at Vinted. In contrast to other countries, Vinted came to Germany in 2009 under the name Kleiderkreisel. The platform for parents and parents-to-be entered the market under the name Mamikreisel in 2012. Both platforms have one thing in common in Germany a total of 8.5 million members.
With the renaming of Kleiderkreisel and Mamikreisel to Vinted, the second-hand community now has one gender-neutral names, with which the company wants to make it clear in Germany that all categories include all members, as CEO Thomas Plantenga reveals.
New name, new possibilities
The merging of the two communities not only means that you can now find the entire range of second-hand fashion, shoes and accessories bundled in one place, but also in one place new category: With Home you can now not only shop used clothing for the whole family, but also buy and sell home textiles and smaller decorative items.
Bargain hunters watch out: Vinted will also be offering special shipping offers from 99 cents with selected shipping providers for the start of Vinted in Germany.
What does this mean for your Kleiderkreisel account?
Are you a member of Kleiderkreisel or Mamikreisel? Then you will receive an invitation in the coming weeks to move your accounts to the unified Vinted platform. Don't worry, there is no need to haul heavy boxes here like in real life. The move is done with just one click: After you have agreed to the terms and conditions, you can download the new Vinted app and all your personal information such as profile description, product listings and the profile picture will be transferred automatically.
Your favorites, reviews and followers will also move with you, but only once they have moved. Anyone who has previously been registered on both platforms and uses the same email address can simply merge both accounts into one account on the updated Vinted app.
Until all members of Kleiderkreisel and Mamikreisel have moved to the new Vinted platform, the previous platform versions will remain accessible to you. So you can complete your ongoing transactions in a relaxed manner and then make your cash register ring at Vinted!