What makes us different

Our Story

NextBest’s story starts in 2018 when our founder realized that she and her friends always had clothes that were no longer being worn. That, and after learning more about the environmental and social problems that exist within the fashion industry, she decided to start Refine LA, a pop up thrift shop at the UCLA campus, with 2 of her friends.

Their mission was to promote secondhand fashion and
create a space for those who also care about

fashion, thrifting, 
and social impact.

However, after hosting 8 pop-ups, cycling over 1600 pieces of clothes, growing the team to 24 students, and talking to over a hundred of other students, it was clear that there are tons of unused clothes & finding and cycling secondhand needs to be even easier. 

That's where NextBest comes in.

NextBest is building the best online marketplace community where students can buy and sell secondhand fashion on their college campus.

Soon piloting at
@ucla @cornell @usc @uci @csulb 

and with NextBest Shop, we curate our own pre-loved items + have other stuff we love from smaller socially driven brands.

Together, we are a unique community
that strives to 
make fashion better 🌎🙂

Join us, and let's build the best spot for sustainable fashion. 

Get involved
or learn more about our impact.

We want to be a brand that you can trust. 

That's why we are on our way towards becoming a certified b-corp; a business that meets the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.

We want to help accelerate a global shift to redefine success in business and build an overall more sustainable and ethical economy.