Wavey Garms is an Online Marketplace for Apparel Bartering

By: Charlotte Joyce Kidd - Oct 15, 2015
References: facebook & highsnobiety
25-year-old Andres Branco could never have foreseen that he would create a successful business just by starting a Facebook group with the catchy name 'Wavey Garms.'

Branco started the Wavey Garms Facebook group so that he and his friends would have a place to trade their no-longer-wanted clothing. But before long, the cool name and cooler vintage designer clothing and streetwear had attracted over 10,000 Wavey Garms members. Today, the group is used as a place for people from all over the UK to sell and bid on unique thrift store and streetwear finds. Wavey Garms is notorious for its stylish, critically-minded membership: posts are regularly verbally slammed and then removed if their content doesn't meet the Wavey Garms fashion standard and aesthetic.

In order to monetize Wavey Garms, Branco and his sister Rhiannon have opened a Wavey Garms retail space, offering amazing vintage pieces and carefully curated brandname pieces.