Who We Are
There was a time when hoarding overpriced designer items as investment pieces and throwing away the fast fashion ones were the only options available to shoppers. RIOT offers its savvy customers a solution that is more in line with our evolving world of recycling, reusing, and global efficiency: Upcycling.
We’ve created a platform where you can sell your preloved designer brands in under five minutes, make some money, free up some wardrobe space, and then shop our curated vintage and preowned luxury labels. Our collection boasts some of the coolest classic and cult buys giving you access into some of the world’s most fabulous closets while ensuring everything we sell is 100% authentic.
At RIOT, we believe in giving back and offer our customers the opportunity to do the same. Sellers can volunteer a percentage of their sales to any of the charities we work with and in staying true to our ethos of giving back, we match all donations. Basically, We Give What You Give.
Ultimately, our aim is to revolutionize the way people shop. To make our sellers think in resale value when they buy designer items and our buyers bring their generational understanding of re-cycling and re-using into luxury fashion. And together we want to create a ripple effect of giving, a tidal wave of humanity. Help us be the difference. Join RIOT.
MEET THE RIOT TEAM
Born and raised in Beirut Lebanon, Maya Talih is an economist with a graduate degree from the London School of Economics. She spent five years working as an economic analyst for the United Nations Development Fund. Since then she has written two novels and is represented by a literary agency in the U.K. She has stepped away from both literature and economics to focus completely on a start up that she believes will make a difference not only in people's shopping habits but also in the lives of the deprived members of the community. She is marrying her love for entrepreneurship and fashion with her background in social development.
Tima Hamadeh also Born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, started her career in brand building with Procter & Gamble and spent the last 8 years as a marketer and brand manager. She recently moved to Luxury marketing with Coty. Her passion lies in understanding consumers and creating breakthrough concepts. The establishment of RIOT is a major milestone for Tima as she leverages the experience and technical learnings from R&G to fulfill a dream of having a successful and meaningful start up.