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HELLO AGAIN, EBAY

A few years back I decided to switch selling venues, from EBay to Etsy. But I’ve decided to start selling on EBay again. The Etsy shop will remain open and I’ll continue to add to items to it every so often, but EBay will be the preferred online venue from here on out.

 Perhaps you’re wondering why. In one word: traffic. While there’s several things I dislike about EBay, they generate the largest audience for vintage clothing.  Hands down.  While I love Etsy’s lower prices and ease of use, I’ve recieved more hits in 5 days on a single EBay auction than I have on all my Etsy listings combined… over the course of 3 months! Small businesses need heavy traffic in order to operate. Otherwise sales stagnate and the business becomes a hobby. In the past year this is exactly what happened to me on Etsy. So back to EBay it is.

 With no further adieu, here are some treasures currently for sale on EBay:

 I know, right? Metallic teal green patent leather vintage heels from (I’m guessing) the 1940s. Possibly 30s or 50s though. Super rare color that’s perfect for spring. Approx. size 7 1/2 – 8 US. Listed at $9.99 w/ no reserve here. Auction ends this Sunday.

Va-va-voom! 50s inspired 80s vintage Lanvin dress. Strapless w/ asymmetrical peplum and wiggle skirting. Red silk + black velvet. Current bid is only $31.00 here. No reserve. Auction ends this Sunday.

LOVE!!!! Indian made 80s rayon chiffon slouch ‘trophy’ jacket. Loaded with aurora borealis sequins, purple glass beads, and faux pearls. 20s art deco/flapper inspired look. Current bid is only $16.50 here. No reserve. Auction ends this Sunday.

Luxuriate, 70s style. This bohemian beauty reminds me of Thea Porter. I love the elegant, free flowing silhouette + opulent Indian paisley print. Great color scheme too! Made of rayon. $9.99 opening bid w/ no reserve here. Auction ends next Thursday.

Red hot. Ultra glam 50s party dress w/ couture like cut, full skirt, and tons of rhinestones. 10x better in person. Viva Las Vegas, prom, maybe your wedding? All worthy causes for this baby. $9.99 opening bid with no reserve here. Auction ends next Thursday.

Several ‘buy it now’ store listings are available too:

These crazy 70s platforms came from the estate of country star Skeeter Davis. The certificate of authenticity is long gone, but I purchased them from a very reputable dealer and take her word for it. Size 7 – 7 1/2 US. Grab ‘em here.

Jackie O behind closed doors? The only 60s vinyl pillbox hat I’ve ever seen. Perfect for a bad bad girl. Available here.

1950s full circle skirt w/ cording detail for texture. Lovely spring floral print. Up for adoption here.

The bold and the beautiful. 70s raspberry + bubblegum pink felt floppy hat. Fun stuff. Buy it here.

Prices are negotiable on most store listings. If you need a better price, please don’t hesitate to ask. Serious and reasonable counter offers will be accepted : ).

I go out of town for business this weekend, but will try to add more listings on Sunday night. There’s a ton of great stuff on the way including vintage sewing patterns, fabric, sunglasses, jewelry, boots, and of course clothes. Plus the most amazing vintage cape I’ve ever found. Stay tuned!

xoxo

 

A LITTLE MOONBEAM COMES PEEPIN’ THROUGH

Billie Holiday ‘what a little moonlight can do’

 


ETSY SHOP SUNDAYS: FABGABS

What’s not to love? This Portland, OR based shop is ran by a vintage clothing collector who really knows her stuff. And does it ever show! Specializing in vintage clothing and accessories from the 1930s-1950s (for men and women alike), each garment is styled and modeled in way which brings it back to life, while time traveling at the same time.

 As a vintage decor enthusiast, I’m just as impressed with the furnishing in the background as I am with the clothes themselves. It all ties together so nicely. If rayon crepe gowns, full tafetta skirts, patent kelly bags, and gaberdine trousers are your thing, be sure to check FabGabs out.

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20-75% OFF VINTAGE CLOTHING SALE!

Yes ladies, a sale too good to be true – yet it is. It officially launched on Monday night and runs till Thursday, Apr. 29th at 9:30 pm US central time. That’s 3 days only, and stuff is going fast. Don’t miss out!

All items are 20-75% off, so now’s the perfect chance to snatch up some incredible vintage that’s normally priced much higher. Our one of a kind vintage reproductions are on sale too. And we combine shipping on multiple purchases to save you even more $!

Full skirted 50s dresses ala ‘Mad Men’, 50s and 80s prom dresses, 70s disco dresses, mod 60s minis, 20s boudoir chic, and so much more for non-stop glam.

xoxo, Goldmine Trash