The most common reason for menopause is the natural decline in a female's reproductive hormones. However, menopause can also result from the following situations:
Oophorectomy: This surgery, which removes a woman's ovaries, causes immediate menopause. Symptoms and signs of menopause in this situation can be severe, as the hormonal changes happen abruptly.
Chemotherapy: Cancer treatments like chemotherapy can induce menopause quickly, causing symptoms to appear shortly after or even during treatment.
Ovarian Insufficiency: Also called premature ovarian failure, this condition is essentially premature menopause. It happens when a woman's ovaries quit functioning before the age of 40 and can stem from genetic factors and disease. Only 1% of women suffer from premature menopause, but HRT can help protect the heart, brain, and bones.
If you're a woman going through menopause and find that you have become increasingly depressed, you're not alone. It's estimated that 15% of women experience depression to some degree while going through menopause. What many women don't know is that depression can start during perimenopause, or the years leading up to menopause.
Depression can be hard to diagnose, especially during perimenopause and menopause. However, if you notice the following signs, it might be time to speak with a physician:
Remember, if you're experiencing depression, you're not weak or broken - you're going through a very regular emotional experience. The good news is that with proper treatment from your doctor, depression isn't a death sentence. And with HRT and anti-aging treatment for women, depression could be the catalyst you need to enjoy a new lease on life.
Hot flashes - they're one of the most well-known symptoms of menopause. Hot flashes are intense, sudden feelings of heat across a woman's upper body. Some last second, while others last minutes, making them incredibly inconvenient and uncomfortable for most women.
Symptoms of hot flashes include:
Typically, hot flashes are caused by a lack of estrogen. Low estrogen levels negatively affect a woman's hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls body temperature and appetite. Low estrogen levels cause the hypothalamus to incorrectly assume the body is too hot, dilating blood vessels to increase blood flow. Luckily, most women don't have to settle for the uncomfortable feelings that hot flashes cause. HRT treatments for women often stabilize hormones, lessening the effects of hot flashes and menopause in general.
Mood swings are common occurrences for most people - quick shifts from happy to angry and back again, triggered by a specific event. And while many people experience mood swings, they are particularly common for women going through menopause. That's because, during menopause, the female's hormones are often imbalanced. Hormone imbalances and mood swings go hand-in-hand, resulting in frequent mood changes and even symptoms like insomnia.
The rate of production of estrogen, a hormone that fluctuates during menopause, largely determines the rate of production the hormone serotonin, which regulates mood, causing mood swings.
Luckily, HRT and anti-aging treatments in Moonachie, NJ for women work wonders for mood swings by regulating hormone levels like estrogen. With normal hormone levels, women around the world are now learning that they don't have to settle for mood swings during menopause.
Staying fit and healthy is hard for anyone living in modern America. However, for women with hormone imbalances during perimenopause or menopause, weight gain is even more serious. Luckily, HRT treatments for women coupled with a physician-led diet can help keep weight in check. But which hormones need to be regulated?
Lowered sexual desire - three words most men and women hate to hear. Unfortunately, for many women in perimenopausal and menopausal states, it's just a reality of life. Thankfully, today, HRT and anti-aging treatments Moonachie, NJ can help women maintain a normal, healthy sex drive. But what causes low libido in women, especially as they get older?
The hormones responsible for low libido in women are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.
Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, causing low sex drive in women. Lower progesterone production can also cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, and other symptoms. On the other hand, lower estrogen levels during menopause lead to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy or loss of muscle tension.
Lastly, testosterone plays a role in lowered libido. And while testosterone is often grouped as a male hormone, it contributes to important health and regulatory functionality in women. A woman's testosterone serves to heighten sexual responses and enhances orgasms. When the ovaries are unable to produce sufficient levels of testosterone, it often results in a lowered sex drive.
Often uncomfortable and even painful, vaginal dryness is a serious problem for sexually active women. However, like hair loss in males, vaginal dryness is very common - almost 50% of women suffer from it during menopause.
Getting older is just a part of life, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for the side effects. HRT and anti-aging treatments for women correct vaginal dryness by re-balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When supplemented with diet and healthy living, your vagina's secretions are normalized, causing discomfort to recede.
Uterine fibroids - they're perhaps the least-known symptom of menopause and hormone imbalances in women. That's because these growths on the uterus are often symptom-free. Unfortunately, these growths can be cancerous, presenting a danger for women as they age.
Many women will have fibroids at some point. Because they're symptomless, they're usually found during routine doctor exams. Some women only get one or two, while others may have large clusters of fibroids. Because fibroids are usually caused by hormone imbalances, hysterectomies have been used as a solution, forcing women into early menopause.
Advances in HRT and anti-aging medicine for women give females a safer, non-surgical option without having to experience menopause early. At Global Life Rejuvenation, our expert physicians will implement a customized HRT program to stabilize your hormones and reduce the risk of cancerous fibroid growth.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS, and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Xenoestrogen is a hormone that is very similar to estrogen. Too much xenoestrogen is thought to stimulate endometrial tissue growth. HRT for women helps balance these hormones and, when used with a custom nutrition program, can provide relief for women across the U.S.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies. Ipamorelin can boost a patient's overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life.
When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits. Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our HRT and anti-aging treatments for women in Moonachie, NJ, we are here to help. The first step to reclaiming your life begins by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation. Our friendly, knowledgeable HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!973-587-8638
MOONACHIE, N.J., June 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Ampersand Capital Partners, a private equity firm specializing in growth equity investments in the life sciences and healthcare sectors, announced today an investment in Sterling Medical Devices, a leading provider of design, development and regulatory services to the medical device industry."My team and I are humbled to join the Ampersand family. The Ampersand team's extensive experience and network in the medical device industry positions Sterling to continue its strong growth traj...
MOONACHIE, N.J., June 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Ampersand Capital Partners, a private equity firm specializing in growth equity investments in the life sciences and healthcare sectors, announced today an investment in Sterling Medical Devices, a leading provider of design, development and regulatory services to the medical device industry.
"My team and I are humbled to join the Ampersand family. The Ampersand team's extensive experience and network in the medical device industry positions Sterling to continue its strong growth trajectory and build on the world-class services we provide to our customers" said Dan Sterling, President and CEO of Sterling.
Trevor Wahlbrink, Partner at Ampersand commented, "We are thrilled to be partnering with Dan and the entire Sterling team. With over two decades of experience bringing the most complex medical devices to market, the Sterling team has built a strong, solutions-oriented reputation with the medical device industry's leading innovators. We look forward to building upon the Company's strong momentum by continuing to add capabilities to its already robust offering."
Having successfully completed over 1,500 projects for hundreds of unique customers, Sterling has extensive commercialization experience across the entire medical device development process. Capabilities include the development of entire systems, including the incorporation of software, electronics, and mechanical components. These services are provided by US-based personnel in an ISO-13485 environment, and all supported by the Company's Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance capabilities.
About Sterling Medical Devices
Located in Moonachie, New Jersey, Sterling Medical Devices is a provider of custom electromechanical and software solutions for the medical device industry. For more than 21 years, the Company's extensive and diverse experience in product development has helped healthcare companies bring their medical device software and hardware, electromechanical equipment, and mobile medical device apps to market. Sterling addresses the entire development process including systems, software, electronics, mechanical, quality, compliance, and regulatory affairs. For more information visit https://sterlingmedicaldevices.com/.
About Ampersand Capital Partners
Founded in 1988, Ampersand is a middle market private equity firm with more than $2 billion of assets under management dedicated to growth-oriented investments in the healthcare sector. With offices in Boston and Amsterdam, Ampersand leverages its unique blend of private equity and operating experience to build value and drive superior long-term performance alongside its portfolio company management teams. Ampersand has helped build numerous market-leading companies across each of the firm's core healthcare sectors. Additional information about Ampersand is available at ampersandcapital.com.
SOURCE Ampersand Capital Partners
Summarizing all sample results from the calendar year 2021, New Jersey American Water's latest Water Quality Reports show no violations among their 33 systems.That is an obvious positive, said Matthew Csik, director of water quality and environmental compliance, but there is even more for the utility's 2.8 million customers to like."Despite all the challenges to groundwater and some of our surface waters in the state, the finished, trea...
Summarizing all sample results from the calendar year 2021, New Jersey American Water's latest Water Quality Reports show no violations among their 33 systems.
That is an obvious positive, said Matthew Csik, director of water quality and environmental compliance, but there is even more for the utility's 2.8 million customers to like.
"Despite all the challenges to groundwater and some of our surface waters in the state, the finished, treated water that we're delivering to customers on a day-to-day basis meets all federal and state water quality parameters," Csik said.
All water systems must issue annual consumer confidence reports to users, according to Csik, but it is helpful if those evaluations go above and beyond the bare minimum of what is required.
"One of the things that we take great pride in is we have emerging contaminants of concern, things that people have heard of like PFAS, that is, generated through Teflon and fire preventive materials and firefighting foams," he said. "We all know that trust is hard-earned, but it's really easily lost if there's even a perception that a water provider is not being transparent."
Csik credited the New Jersey legislature with being very aggressive in enacting measures to replace aging and potentially hazardous infrastructure in many of its older cities.
That too is reflected in New Jersey American Water's reports, designed to provide reassurance to customers that their exposure to contaminants in drinking water is being mitigated whether or not their specific homes were tested.
"Not only, when we test for lead, do we test at the highest-risk locations in our systems, but now we're actually on a 10-year program to identify, replace, and renew all of those lead and galvanized services," Csik said.
Anyone concerned about the quality of their drinking water should read these annual reports and know what their utility is doing regardless of who that provider is, according to Csik.
And if you don't see something in the report, say something: New Jersey American Water customers can request a hard copy of this year's report for their area by calling 800-272-1325.
The California-based, ultra-luxury resale platform expands its operations and introduces enhanced customer experience to the East CoastCARLSBAD, Calif., May 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- FASHIONPHILE, the leading pre-owned re-commerce company focused exclusively on ultra-luxury handbags and accessories, announced today the opening of a 60,000-square-foot Authentication Center ...
The California-based, ultra-luxury resale platform expands its operations and introduces enhanced customer experience to the East Coast
CARLSBAD, Calif., May 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- FASHIONPHILE, the leading pre-owned re-commerce company focused exclusively on ultra-luxury handbags and accessories, announced today the opening of a 60,000-square-foot Authentication Center & Showroom in New York City, located in the Starrett-Lehigh building in West Chelsea.
Featuring iconic views of the Hudson River, FASHIONPHILE's New York Authentication Center & Showroom will give the public an inside look into the world of resale as a place to shop, sell and witness the inner workings of a resale company. This first-of-its-kind interactive resale experience will allow customers to shop the largest and most sought-after selection of pre-loved, ultra-luxury accessories from the world's most coveted brands including Hermès, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Rolex, Prada, Cartier and Patek Philippe, while getting an inside look into how the company authenticates and processes the items they see online.
The space will house the company's operations, including best-in-class authentication, shipping and receiving, warehousing, a photo studio, and a high-security, climate-controlled storage area called "The Cage," which will house up to 15,000 luxury handbags and accessories at any given time, including the largest collection of Hermès Birkin bags in the world. The center will also feature eight procurement offices where customers can sell their items to FASHIONPHILE.
This expansion marks FASHIONPHILE's first corporate presence in New York City and follows the opening of the company's Madison Avenue showroom in 2018. In addition to its existing headquarters in Carlsbad, California — which includes a 30,000-square-foot showroom and authentication center — FASHIONPHILE currently operates a 105,000-square-foot distribution center in Moonachie, NJ; two technology offices in Los Angeles and Provo, Utah; and is the exclusive re-commerce partner of Neiman Marcus.
"After more than two decades of tremendous growth, FASHIONPHILE is thrilled to expand our operations to the East Coast and open a corporate authentication center & showroom for our customers in the heart of New York City," said Ben Hemminger, CEO of FASHIONPHILE. "We pride ourselves on providing best-in-class service to our customers, and this move enables us to expand our capabilities even further as the leading re-commerce company for ultra-luxury accessories."
Since 1931, the Starrett-Lehigh building has been applauded for the modernity of its design. Located in the heart of Chelsea, the building was originally constructed for warehouse storage, distribution centers and manufacturing facilities. Through the decades, the building has been home to some of the most influential fashion houses of our time. FASHIONPHILE is continuing the legacy of the iconic Starrett-Lehigh building by bringing warehouse operations back to Manhattan. Empire State Development offered FASHIONPHILE $3.5 million in performance-based Excelsior Jobs Program tax credits over the next 10 years, in exchange for the company's job creation commitment of nearly 150 new, high-paying jobs. The project is expected to be complete by the end of 2025.
For more information or to make an appointment, visit www.fashionphile.com.
About FASHIONPHILEFounded in 1999, FASHIONPHILE was the very first ultra-luxury re-commerce brand of its kind. More than 20 years later, the company has become the country's largest resale platform for buying and selling ultra-luxury, pre-owned accessories including Chanel, Hermès, Gucci and Louis Vuitton. Excelling in digital and omnichannel experiences as well as luxury in-person services, FASHIONPHILE is recognized for its never-ending inventory of the most coveted handbags and accessories, a direct buyout model and best-in-class authentication. Through proprietary, leading-edge technologies and the forging of strategic partnerships, FASHIONPHILE continues to accelerate the luxury lifecycle to a velocity unparalleled to anywhere else in the world. In 2019, FASHIONPHILE became the exclusive re-commerce partner of Neiman Marcus, and to date, has opened 10 FASHIONPHILE Selling Studio locations inside Neiman Marcus stores across the country, with new locations to come.
THRU JUNE 30ONLINE – Health and Religion, a series of online courses organized by the Prolepsis Institute in collaboration with the Hellenic Society of Medical Students of Greece and under the auspices of the Medical School of Athens, began on November 4 and runs until June 30. The courses are supervised and coordinated by the Emeritus Professor of Surgery at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Lecturer in Surgery at Harvard Medical School Dimitrios Linos. Professors of Medicine and other scho...
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ONLINE – Health and Religion, a series of online courses organized by the Prolepsis Institute in collaboration with the Hellenic Society of Medical Students of Greece and under the auspices of the Medical School of Athens, began on November 4 and runs until June 30. The courses are supervised and coordinated by the Emeritus Professor of Surgery at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Lecturer in Surgery at Harvard Medical School Dimitrios Linos. Professors of Medicine and other schools and universities including Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Yale, Duke, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and well-known Greek doctors, theologians, and writers are participating. The lectures include The “Spiritual History” of the Patient and Its Significance in the Everyday Clinical Practice and Therapeutic Management of Chronic Diseases with Archbishop John Kokkakis on June 16 and Medicine as Eucharist with Metropolitan John Zizioulas on June 30. More information, including the detailed program of presentations and speakers, is available online: www.healthandreligion.gr. All the courses are also available on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3AZgQpL. The Radio Station of the Church of Greece and The National Herald are communication sponsors of the courses.
LOWELL, MA – Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, 25 Father John Sarantos Way in Lowell, hosts its Greek Festival Thursday, June 2, 5-9 PM, Friday, June 3, and Saturday, June 4, 12-9 PM. Enjoy Greek food and desserts, Greek beer and wine tasting, cooking demonstrations, guided church tours, raffle, and more. Rain or shine. Free admission and parking. Entertainment includes live Greek music and dancing and children’s activities. More information is available by phone: 978-458-4321 and online: https://bit.ly/3LwWaJl.
BOISE, ID – Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 2618 Bannock Street in Boise, hosts its Greek Festival on Friday, June 3, 5-9 PM, and Saturday, June 4, 11 AM-9 PM. Enjoy Greek foods and desserts, church tours, live Greek music and dancing as well as dance lessons. More information is available by phone: 208-345-6147.
NEW YORK – The Greek-American Writers Association, the Greek Writers of America Guild, and the Hellenic American Project of Queens College, CUNY, present a program of poetry and music in the Revelation Gallery and a wine reception in the garden at St. John’s in the Village, 224 Waverly Place in New York’s Greenwich Village, on Saturday, June 4, 6-9 PM. Celebrate Greek Independence Day in June!
NEW YORK – Teatro Grattacielo in collaboration with Battery Park City Authority presents Giulietta e Romeo, composed by Riccardo Zandonai, and directed by Stefanos Koroneos, General and Artistic Director of Teatro Grattacielo, on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5, 9 PM. The role of Juliet will be sung by well-known Greek soprano Eleni Calenos. Greek set and costumes designer Tasos Protopsaltou curates the sets and costumes. Greek-American mezzosoprano Melina Jaharis will sing the role of Isabella. The performances are part of the Festival of New York. More information and tickets available online: https://bit.ly/3LDRjpL.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church hosts its Greek Festival June 4-5, 11 AM-7 PM, at the Alex Madonna Expo Center, 100 Madonna Road in San Luis Obispo. Featuring an array of homemade and traditional dishes, prepared using fresh ingredients from cherished family recipes. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options will be available. The classic Greek sandwich, the Gyro, will be served, as will specialties from the oak BBQ: souvlaki, loukaniko (locally made Greek pork sausage), and lamb chops. Two new menu items offered this year are fried calamari and Greek fries. Menu items from the ovens will include: Moussaka, dolmades, spanakopita, and tiropites. Also available will be fresh salads, and delectable spreads. Wine, beer, soft drinks and water will be available for purchase. Enjoy traditional loukoumades, baklava, and other wonderful homemade items. Entertainment includes Greek music and traditional dancing. More information is available by phone 805-546-8337 and online: https://www.greekfestivalslo.com/.
NEW YORK – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York Greek Independence Parade takes place on 5th Avenue in Manhattan on Sunday, June 5, 1:30 PM. More information is available online: https://www.hellenicsocieties.org/.
OCEANSIDE, NY – The AHEPA Chapters of Long Island 2nd Annual Golf Outing takes place Monday, June 6 at The Golf Club at Middle Bay, 3600 Skillman Avenue in Oceanside. Tee-off at 10 AM, lunch 12 noon. Join us for a day of camaraderie and fun! You may purchase a ticket online as an individual golfer, $160 per golfer includes breakfast, lunch, beers and refreshments or as a sponsor for this event. Auction, raffle, and prizes also available as well as the chance to be the $25,000 hole-in-one winner. Register as a golfer or (multiple golfers) and/or to be a sponsor online: http://www.ahepa170.org/dues_donations/. Send an email with the names of the golfer/golfers and/or sponsorship name and level: [email protected]. More information available by phone AHEPA Babylon Chapter 416: 917-705-0056 or Constantine Cassis Chapter 170: 516-468-5472.
NEW YORK – Greek, New York-based composer and performer Pericles Kanaris returns to live performance for the first time after the pandemic with a powerful message in a concert on Wednesday, June 8, 7 PM, at the Peter Norton Symphony Space’s Leonard Nimoy Thalia, 2537 Broadway in Manhattan. The title of the concert, Up for Air, signifies the vital need to reconnect with the community through music, after a long period of isolation. Kanaris is dedicating this concert to the outgoing Consul General of Greece in New York Dr. Konstantinos Koutras and his tenure. Kanaris will donate part of his ticket proceeds to Doctors Without Borders and their humanitarian support to the people of Ukraine. The concert is presented under the aegis of the Consulate General of Greece in New York. Tickets: https://bit.ly/3xIySgu. More information about Pericles Kanaris is available on his website: http://www.pericleskanaris.com/.
WHITESTONE, NY – Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 11-05 150th Street in Whitestone, hosts its annual Greek Festival Jun 9-12. Enjoy Greek hospitality and delicacies, souvlaki, pastitsio, cheese and spinach pies, Cypriot delights, Greek pastries and our famous loukoumades. Greek music, vendors, raffles, games and rides also available. Hours: Thursday, June 9, 6-10 PM; Friday, June 10, 6-11 PM; Saturday, June 11, 3-11 PM; and Sunday, June 12, 3-9 PM. More information is available by phone: 718-767-2955.
DANBURY, CT – Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 30 Clapboard Ridge Road in Danbury, hosts their 41st annual Greek Festival June 10-12 featuring traditional Greek food, raffles, and activities. Enjoy Greek food and pastries, souvlaki, gyros, pastitsio, lamb, baklava, and many other traditional Greek favorites. Entertainment includes Greek music and dancing and games for the kids. Hours: Friday, June 10, 5-11 PM; Saturday, June 11, Noon-11 PM; and Sunday, June 12, Noon-9 PM. More information is available by phone: 203-748-2992 and online: https://www.agoc.us/news/festival.
MOONACHIE, NJ – The Hellenic Federation of New Jersey hosts its Ninth Annual Awards Banquet on Sunday, June 12, cocktails 5 PM, dinner 6 PM, at The Graycliff, 290 Moonachie Avenue in Moonachie, NJ. The event honors educator Demosthenes Triantafillou with the Aristotle Award, Consul General of Greece in New York Dr. Konstantinos Koutras with Alexander the Great Community Service Award, United States Congressman Frank Pallone with the Alexander the Great Public Service Award, and Dr. Panos Stavrianidis, Nikitas Moustakas, Esq., and Anna Zalokostas with the Meritorious Service Award. The event also includes the presentation of the Scholarship Awards. Kindly RSVP prior to June 9. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
For more information, contact Federation President Elias Iliadis, MD, by phone: 856-722-9351 or email: [email protected]. More information, tickets, and sponsorship opportunities available online: www.hellenicfederationnj.com.
Fashionphile is promising the world’s largest collection of Hermès Birkin bags at its new location in Manhattan’s West Chelsea neighborhood.The luxury handbag and accessories resale platform’s new 60,000-sq.-ft. authentication center and showroom is designed as a destination where consumers can shop, sell and witness the inner workings of a resale company. The assortment features pre-owned accessories from brands that include Hermès, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Rolex, Prada, Cartier and Patek Philippe. Visit...
Fashionphile is promising the world’s largest collection of Hermès Birkin bags at its new location in Manhattan’s West Chelsea neighborhood.
The luxury handbag and accessories resale platform’s new 60,000-sq.-ft. authentication center and showroom is designed as a destination where consumers can shop, sell and witness the inner workings of a resale company. The assortment features pre-owned accessories from brands that include Hermès, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Rolex, Prada, Cartier and Patek Philippe. Visitors can also get an inside look into how the company authenticates and processes the items they see online.
The space houses the company's operations, including authentication, shipping and receiving, warehousing and a photo studio. A high-security, climate-controlled storage area, called "The Cage," houses up to 15,000 luxury handbags and accessories at any given time, including the largest collection of Hermès Birkin bags in the world. The space also has eight procurement offices where customers can sell their items to Fashionphile.
Located in the iconic Starrett-Lehigh building, the operations center and showroom is double the size of the reseller’s headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif.
It also marks Fashionphile’s first corporate presence in New York City. (The company also has a showroom on Madison Avenue.) Fashionphile also operates a 105,000-sq.-ft. distribution center in Moonachie, N.J., and two technology offices, in Los Angeles and Provo, Utah.
Fashionphile was founded in 1999 as an eBay store. The company describes itself as the country's largest resale platform for buying and selling ultra-luxury, pre-owned accessories. In 2019, Neiman Marcus Group acquired a minority stake in Fashionphile, which became the exclusive re-commerce partner of the luxury retailer. To date, 10 Fashionphile Selling Studio locations have opened in Neiman Marcus stores, with new locations to come.
“After more than two decades of tremendous growth, Fashionphile is thrilled to expand our operations to the East Coast and open a corporate authentication center & showroom for our customers in the heart of New York City," said CEO Ben Hemminger. "We pride ourselves on providing best-in-class service to our customers, and this move enables us to expand our capabilities even further as the leading re-commerce company for ultra-luxury accessories.”