1stDibs works with more than 4,000 trusted sellers around the world. Unlike other sites, we only allow sellers who are respected professionals in their fields. All sellers undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our in-house experts to ensure the integrity of their listings and the quality of their service. The confidence we have in our extraordinary supply is a direct result of our strict vetting of the sellers themselves.
How the Process Works
All prospective sellers must submit an application and provide at least two references who can verify they are a seller or organization in good standing, with top-quality inventory to match our standards.
Applications are reviewed by our experts in contemporary and vintage furniture, fine art, jewelry and fashion. All sellers are evaluated on the appropriateness and quality of their inventory. This may involve requests for samples to assess a collection, in-person visits to prospective sellers’ workshops, audits of social media accounts and industry editorial coverage — as well as a review of their interactions with customers to gauge service commitment and industry reputation.