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Sneaker Trading App Tradeblock To Disrupt The $30B Sneaker Resale Category With The Intro Of Public Offers

Houston-based startup Tradeblock is delivering on its promise to ensure sneakerheads can have a more frictionless experience. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Tradeblock – Sneaker Trading (  

Samantha Dorisca

Nov 3, 2022

Pharrell May Be Coming For StockX, The RealReal, And More With His New Online Auction Platform Joopiter

As an innovator of the culture as we know it today, Pharrell has racked up quite the collection over the years. Now, the 49-year-old entertainer says everything must go in an exclusive auction of some of his most personal valuables. “My business manager was like, ‘Hey, at this point, you have 11 different storage units,'” said Pharrell in an interview with Financial Times. He has keepsakes that include everything from a leather jacket featuring “Women’s Rights” across the front to a gold-plated Blackberry.

Shanique Yates

Sep 29, 2022

StockX Lands Damien Hooper-Campbell As First-Ever Chief Impact Officer

The Harvard Business Review and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania have produced studies that show more equitable spaces lead to greater productivity levels. And, while places like StockX already seem to have a healthy set of work already happening led by team members that contribute to an equitable culture, there’s still always room for improvement. On May 10, it was announced that Damien Hooper-Campbell has been appointed as the first-ever Chief Impact Officer at StockX, in an effort to build on the work that’s already been done.

Josh Rodgers

May 10, 2022

Nike Files Lawsuit Against StockX For Selling Unauthorized Sneaker NFTs

Business has been booming in the world of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), but lawsuits have been filed over them as of late. On Feb. 3, Nike sued StockX, an online marketplace, for selling unauthorized NFTs of Nike sneakers, according to Reuters. According to the outlet, the federal complaint includes that the actions of StockX started in January of selling over 500 Nike-branded NFTs with “inflated prices and murky terms of purchase and ownership.” “Nike did not approve of or authorize StockX’s Nike-branded Vault NFTs,” the complaint reads. “Those unsanctioned products are likely to confuse consumers, create a false association between those products and Nike, and dilute Nike’s famous trademarks.” Nike is also accusing StockX of telling buyers they would be able to redeem the tokens for physical versions of the shoes “in the near future.” The sneaker giant’s intent for filing the lawsuit is for StockX to no longer sell or promote its Vault NFTs that use its trademarks, as well as for...

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 4, 2022

Salehe Bembury's Latest Collab Could Be Deemed A Success As $80 Crocs Go For $800 Online

Salehe Bembury seems to be coming for the “Designer of the Year” title once again, as he nearly broke the Internet with his latest collaboration. As previously reported by AfroTech, last year was a celebratory one for Versace’s Vice President of Sneakers & Men’s Footwear, since he was named the 2020 Designer of the Year by Footwear News for bringing the fashion brand to the forefront of the sneaker scene. Now, Salehe Bembury may just have had one of the most anticipated footwear releases of 2021. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Salehe Bembury (@salehebembury)

Ngozi Nwanji

Dec 15, 2021

Meet Raymond Jones, A StockX Sneaker Authenticator Who's Ensuring Your Jordans Are Verified

Nike’s Air Jordan 16 Retro “Countdown Pack” sneakers and the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 Pirate Blacks are a few favorite sneakers you can find in this StockX sneaker authenticator’s closet. Raymond Jones is a level two sneaker authenticator at StockX, curator of a marketplace for apparel and accessories. The company is most notable for its sneaker resell program, and the primary aspect of its authentication process is making sure products are authentic. AfroTech previously reported that StockX has a global team of more than 300 authenticators across 11 authentication locations with a 99.95 percent accuracy rate. Photo Credit: Jeff Kowalsky Fashion was a big part of Jones’ upbringing and one of the reasons why he’s always dreamed of becoming a sneaker authenticator. He recalls being in high school and seeing all his peers apply for jobs at Foot Locker and similar stores so they could be the first to get their hands on the latest Jordans. Jones has been working for StockX since last...

Michelai Graham

Dec 10, 2021

StockX Appoints Robin Washington To Its Board, 'As A Detroit Native, I've Long Been Inspired By StockX'

StockX has appointed Robin Washington as its new audit committee chair, the company shared in a press release. Detroit-based StockX is known for its online marketplace featuring luxury sneakers, apparel and accessories, electronics, collectibles, and trading cards. The five-year-old company, which only allows sellers to list new items in original packaging, also has a rigorous authentication process to ensure products are real. Washington joins StockX’s board with a wealth of experience advising tech and life science companies. In her new role, she’ll advise its leaders as StockX plans for international expansion and diversifying its catalog. “Robin is a proven and dynamic leader, with deep experience as an operator and board member at some of the leading global organizations of our time. Today, we’re thrilled to welcome her to the StockX board as the Chair of our Audit Committee,” StockX CEO Scott Cutler said in a statement . “Robin’s perspective will be invaluable to our...

Michelai Graham

Dec 8, 2021

StockX Taps Former TaskRabbit CEO Stacy Brown-Philpot As First Female Board Member

StockX is prepping to go public next year, and ahead of the announcement, it’s building up its board of directors. Business Insider reports that the online retail marketplace has appointed former TaskRabbit CEO Stacy Brown-Philpot as its first female director to its board. In addition, she will continue to serve on the boards for HP Inc., Nordstrom, weight loss app, Noom, and act as a founding member of the SB Opportunity Fund — an investment firm focused on backing founders and entrepreneurs of color. According to Insider, Brown-Philpot’s pride as a Detroit native is what encouraged her to join StockX’s board. “I’ve been following StockX for a long time because I’m from Detroit and this is one of the most successful companies to be started out of my hometown,” she tells the outlet exclusively. With her years of expertise in consumer marketplaces, StockX CEO Scott Cutler is confident that Brown-Philpot’s dedication to creating opportunities for diverse communities will help bring a...

Njera Perkins

Aug 11, 2021

Megan Thee Stallion's Revlon Collection, StockX's First-Ever Beauty Drop, Sells Out In Less Than 24 Hours

Megan Thee Stallion is making hot girl history with her latest collaboration between Revlon and StockX. A press release reports that the rap star — a Revlon brand ambassador — has finally teamed up with her makeup brand partner to launch their first hyper-limited edition “Hot Girl Sunset Collection” exclusively on the digital retail marketplace. This marks the first time a beauty brand has launched any product on StockX. According to Revlon GM Chandra Coleman Harris, the brand wanted to debut on StockX’s unexpected launch model because the platform’s unique features matched its one-of-a-kind beauty collection with Thee Stallion. “StockX is at the center of culture,” she said in a statement, “so the synergies between our brand DNA, her fans, and StockX’s dynamic marketplace aligned perfectly.” This revolutionary launch merged the tech, retail and beauty industries together to provide consumers with an out-of-the-box shopping experience on StockX. Though it seems like an usual pairing...

Njera Perkins

Jul 29, 2021

Tech Leader StockX Appoints Leander LeSure As First-Ever Global Chief People Officer

This week, Detroit-based tech leader and online marketplace StockX announced that it has hired strategic Chief Human Resources Officer Leander LeSure as the company’s first-ever Global Chief People Officer in an effort to expand its leadership team. According to a news release, this is the company’s fifth executive appointment from CEO Scott Cutler since he joined the StockX team back in June of 2019. “As StockX scales globally, so will our team. Today we employ more than 800 team members, with plans for aggressive yet responsible growth as we meet the demands of the business,” said Cutler in a statement. “Ensuring we recruit, motivate, and retain top talent while actively listening to and caring for our team will be the single most significant deciding factor in our success.” In his new position, LeSure brings with him more than 20 years of global HR leadership experience having previously served as chief human resources officer for companies such as Getty Images and Herman Miller....

Njera Perkins

Oct 13, 2020