Issuer Acceleration Request

July 2, 2020

VIA EDGAR

Ms. Jan Woo, Legal Branch Chief

Mr. Mitchell Austin, Staff Attorney

Mr. Robert Littlepage, Accounting Branch Chief

Ms. Claire DeLabar, Staff Accountant

Office of Technology

Division of Corporation Finance

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

100 F Street, NE

Washington, D.C., 20549

 

  Re:

BlueCity Holdings Limited (CIK No. 0001791278)

Registration Statement on Form F-1 (File No. 333-239205)

Registration Statement on Form 8-A (File No. 001-39364)

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen:

Pursuant to Rule 461 of Regulation C (“Rule 461”) promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, BlueCity Holdings Limited (the “Company”) hereby requests that the effectiveness of the above-referenced Registration Statement on Form F-1 (the “F-1 Registration Statement”) be accelerated to, and that the F-1 Registration Statement become effective at, 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time on July 7, 2020, or as soon thereafter as practicable.

The Company also requests that the Registration Statement on Form 8-A under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, covering the American depositary shares representing ordinary shares of the Company, be declared effective concurrently with the F-1 Registration Statement (the F-1 Registration Statement, together with the Registration Statement on Form 8-A, the “Registration Statements”).

If there is any change in the acceleration request set forth above, the Company will promptly notify you of the change, in which case the Company may be making an oral request of acceleration of the effectiveness of the Registration Statements in accordance with Rule 461 of Regulation C. Such request may be made by an executive officer of the Company or by any attorney from the Company’s U.S. counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

The Company understands that the representatives of the underwriters, on behalf of the prospective underwriters of the offering, have joined in this request in a separate letter filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) today.

The Company hereby acknowledges the following:

 

 

should the Commission or the staff of the Commission (the “Staff”), acting pursuant to delegated authority, declare the filing effective, it does not foreclose the Commission from taking any action with respect to the filing;


 

the action of the Commission or the Staff, acting pursuant to delegated authority, in declaring the filing effective, does not relieve the Company from its full responsibility for the adequacy and accuracy of the disclosure in the filing; and

 

 

the Company may not assert Staff comments and the declaration of effectiveness as a defense in any proceeding initiated by the Commission or any person under the federal securities laws of the United States.

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Very truly yours,
BlueCity Holdings Limited
By:  

/s/ Zhiyong Li

Name:   Zhiyong Li
Title:   Chief Financial Officer

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