Online clothing entrepreneur Michael Mente buys a brand new one in Beverly Hills

Michael Mente, online clothing entrepreneur, outside his new Beverly Hills home designed by Paul McClean (REVOLVE, Realtor.com, iStock)

Clothing billionaire Michael Mente paid $45 million for a glass-walled mansion in Beverly Hills before it even hit the market.

The co-founder of online clothing giant Revolve has purchased the newly built 15,000 square foot hilltop estate from an unknown seller, Dirt reported.

The seven-bedroom, 10-bathroom home, designed by Irish-born architect Paul McClean, has retractable glass walls throughout, as well as high travertine walls.

The home on nearly an acre of land overlooks Century City, with unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean to Catalina Island.

The interior was designed by Annette English of Annette English + Associates, based in Carthay, with landscaping by Enzo Caserta Landscaping of Northridge.

Due to the off-market sale, few details about the home are available, according to Dirt.

For added privacy, the mansion is tucked away behind a long, steep, gated driveway. Landscaping is drought-tolerant, with long native grasses, mature agave plants, and century-old olive trees lining an infinity pool.

In 2003, Michael Mente and his business partner Mike Karanikolas co-founded their online clothing company out of a small house in Buena Park, with $50,000 saved from former jobs as software engineers. Their company, Revolve, pioneered the deployment of fashion bloggers and influencers to sell duds.

The Cerritos-based company went public in 2019 in an IPO that valued the company at $1.2 billion. Today, Revolve Group has a market capitalization of $3.73 billion and is one of the largest and best-known e-commerce fashion companies in the world, marketing more than 500 fashion brands, including 23 lines designed in-house.

Mente, 41, from Angeleno, is now worth more than $1 billion, according to Forbes. He led the charge towards “influencer marketing” and is credited with building a stable of over 7,500 social media celebrities and Instagram influencers.

He is also known for buying real estate in Southern California.

In 2013, he paid “Friends” star Matthew Perry $4.7 million for his high-style contemporary home in the Outpost Estates neighborhood of Hollywood Hills, Dirt reported. Last year he paid $10.6 million for a large vineyard in the Santa Ynez Valley near Santa Barbara.

[Dirt] – Dana Barthelemy