1. Fast fashion posts will be deleted immediately at the discretion of the editors (Erica and Carissa (cupcakewalker)
Examples include pieces from H&M, Forever 21, Gap, Old Navy, Express, American Apparel (this is not an exhaustive list).

2. Pricing guidelines: Don't ask for more than you paid. If it's a current season item, I usually offer at least a 30% discount. Any posts that seem profit-motivated will be deleted. If it's obviously worn or more than 1 year old, I offer at least 50-60% discount of the paid price (not the original price).

3. Do not list more than 3 items a day. You can easily schedule a post for the next day.

4. Anyone who reposts an item within a week ('reducing' the price if no one has posted a comment) or ends an auction early won't be able to post any longer.

5. If you don't leave your contact info in the comments, you will not be included in the random drawing.

6. Only serious buyers, please! The buyer has 2 business days to pay or make arrangements.

7. Previous blog authors who have given up their spots will have access to an Open ID for occasional posts. Anyone on the wait list who only has 1-4 total items can contact a participating blog author who can post items on their behalf.

8. Do not re-list an item more than twice.


Tuesday, March 31, 2009

United Colors of Benetton Jersey Dress

It doesn't look fitted in the photo but the waist is true and it gives nice shape.










About the item:
This easy-to-wear, plum-coloured jersey dress was bought on sale at Sisley (sister to Benetton) though the label indicates it is Benetton brand. I was drawn in by its excellent shade (flattering on anyone) and its lovely kick pleat / bust detailing. It's perfect for work or play - comfortable to move in, yet chic.

Why I'm willing to say goodbye: It's never fit quite right in the shoulders for me. I have a very narrow frame with boobs and the fabric isn't clinging quite the way I'd like it to. Perhaps I should have got a small (but there wasn't one). I could have it tailored but, truthfully, I've worn it twice and, given all my other clothes, it just hasn't happened.

Plus Points:
  • Colour
  • Fabric - it's machine washable!
  • Length of skirt is perfect for stacked or flat boots
  • Three-season weight
  • Lovely sleeves with "button" clasp that's actually a snap!
  • Kick pleat
  • It's in perfect condition.
Size: Medium but there's a bit of give as the fabric is jersey.

Flat Measurements:
Armpit-to-armpit: 18 inches
Waist: 15 inches
Length: 41 inches

Asking: This was $180.00 originally (if I remember correctly). I got it at last call sale for $55.00. I'm asking for $25.00 plus shipping extra. As I'm located in Canada, the shipping may be slightly higher than US-to-US postage - of course, if you're in Canada, it will work to your advantage. I'll aim to post in the most cost effective way, even if it means a slightly slower delivery. I can apprise you of the shipping cost in advance, if you would like. I estimate that it will be about $12.00.

Listing End Date: ENDED, THANKS!

M0851 Ecru Skirt







About the Item: This, just-above-the-knee ecru / bone-coloured skirt is insanely cool and terrifically constructed. The fabric is matte parachute with beautiful stitching and a great fluted A-line shape. The waist is fabric covered and elastic but does not look "elasticized". The piece can fit on the waist or hips. Netted lining is yet another facet of its beautiful construction.

I really love it and have enjoyed it tremendously.

Why I'm willing to say goodbye: Oh, this is tough. I guess because it really doesn't fit that well anymore. I bought it at a time when I was more of a medium fit and now I'm more of a small fit. Also, I've worn it happily many times and it's time to give it to a new person who will be as blown away by it as I was when I first bought it.

Plus Points:
  • It's in great condition, despite many wearings. Very durable fabric
  • Super interesting piece - conversation starter - inspired design
  • Can be worn on waist or hip
  • It's perfect for travel as it rolls up into a tiny ball - but doesn't wrinkle
  • Made in Canada by fantastic designers at M0851
Size: Medium

Flat Measurements:

Waist: 16.25 inches
Length: 21 inches

Asking: I bought this at an end-of season sale for $85.00. Originally, it was more like $160.00. I'm asking $25.00 plus shipping. As I'm located in Canada, the shipping may be slightly higher than US-to-US postage - of course, if you're in Canada, it will work to your advantage. I'll aim to post in the most cost effective way, even if it means a slightly slower delivery. I can apprise you of the shipping cost in advance, if you would like. I estimate that this, very foldable piece, will ship for under $10.00.

Listing End Date: Ended, Thank you!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

james perse shirtdress, black, size 2 (fits 4-6)




standard james perse black knit shirtdress, perse size 2 (which is equivalent to 4-6 US). black knit is super soft and holds its shape well. Snaps from collar down to bottom of dress. Two front pockets and self-belt that threads through three openings. 100% supima cotton. hand wash. black is not washed out -- is a rich, deep hue.

imperfections: none

worn: once and hand washed

Measurements:
Bust: 18" flat
sleeve length: 10" from shoulder seam
Dress length: 39"

Retailed for: $200
Asking: $25 (includes shipping)

End date: April 25, 2009

Congratulations, Whitney! (Yes, she's a double winner!)

jill anderson museum dress, green, size XS (2-4)

front
back




fabric detail

Details: 100% cotton shift with a flattering cut and vintage fabric, lined in 100% cotton muslin. 1" cap sleeves. Zippered back. Darts in front and down the back of dress. Two centered pockets on front.
Purchased at Jill Anderson in New York City on East 9th Street in the summer of 2007. Made in NY by the designer.

Imperfections: None. Worn once and cleaned once.

Size: XS (2 -4)
Paid: $265
Asking: $15 (plus shipping)

measurements:
bust: 16"
waist: 15"
Hips: 19-1/2'"
Length: 34"

Ending Date: April 25, 2009

Congratulations, Whitney!

generra plaid shirt size medium




Congratulations, Jessica!!!

Plaid top purchased at Barney's San Francisco in September 2008. Same shirt was also sold at Bird NY and Kick Pleat in Austin. Front button placket and 3/4 length sleeves with single button closure.


Worn and washed once. Stand-up collar measures 1" around the neck. Single pleats in front and back of shirt.


Imperfections: None -- in perfect condition.

Retail: around $200
Asking: $25 (shipping included)

Measurements:
Bust: 18-1/2" flat
Length: 25"
Sleeve length: 16"
End date: April 25, 2009

Congratulations, Jessica!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Marc Jacobs Split Sleeve Floral Top




CONGRATS JENNY!

Another Marc by Marc Jacobs--I'm an addict! Another top I've loved a lot, but it's time to let go. Beautiful peachy background with flowers in shads of orange and blue/grays with gold outlining them in the patterns throughout. (I tried to capture it in the detail pic.) I've worn a bulky sweater over it, turtlenecks underneath, silk tanks--it's so versatile. And can fit a wide array of sizes. Sleeves are split, and also at the sides. 100% silk.

Size: 12

Measurements:
- Armpit-to-armpit: 20"
- Sleeves: 8"
- Side split: 3"
- Length: 22.5"

Asking: I bought this online years ago, and don't have the receipt. Yours for $25, with shipping.

Listing ends: ENDED

Marc Jacobs Eyelet Dress




CONGRATS EMILY!

Adorable eyelet dress by Marc by Marc Jacobs. I loved this dress--please give it a good home! Really fabulous MJ details--the big buttons, the eyelets, the '60s feel, the pops of turquoise. Side zip on left side. Lined in white cotton. Turquoise panel peeks from bottom hem. Would be so cute for spring or summer, from casual to formal. Have I said before I love this dress?!?

Materials: 100% cotton
Size: 10
Measurements:
- 18.5" armpit-to-armpit (Thanks May!)
- 15" at waist
- 33.5" in length

Asking: I paid about $130 for this at Nordstrom years ago; yours for $50 (including shipping)
Listing date: ENDED

acne tubes -- dc wash -- size 30 (=size 6)




Congratulations SJWHidden@yahoo.com !!!

AUTHENTIC ACNE JEANS TUBE DC (DC is the wash). Purchased from Metier Boutique in San Francisco in December. I lost weight, and these are now too big.

Worn twice and washed once. Size 30 waist/ 32 length. 98% cotton, 2% elastane.

Denim is crisp and dark blue, a lot like the "CASH" wash, although not as dark (Cash is almost black). These jeans will stretch out a little bit with wear, but not much. Waist is high and meant to fit around actual waist. Great retro look that is super flattering.

Buy these jeans to fit your waist -- they are supposed to fit snugly through the bum and thighs. Zip fly and button closure. Freshly laundered and ready to ship.

Measurements: Waist -- 14-1/2" flat;
Rise is 11";
Inseam is actually a bit short of 32" -- more like 31-3/4".

Retail $299 -- asking $50, includes shipping costs.
ending date: April 24

steven alan top, blue, size medium



Congrats Sarah (therobinson4 at aol dot com)!

i bought this last july when it was on sale at steven alan. i ordered a medium thinking i could wear it during my pregnancy, but now it's too big for me, especially the sleeves.

flat measurements:
shoulders--13 1/2"
chest--19"
length--24 1/2"

details:
blue micro striped with gathered sleeves and two front pockets. sometimes SA shirts run small, but this one runs true to size.

imperfections:
none, worn twice.

costs:
i paid $39, asking $12 including shipping in the US.

listing end date:
april 24, 2009

steven alan top, blue and green, size medium



Congrats Danielle!

i bought this last july when it was on sale at steven alan. i ordered a medium thinking i could wear it during my pregnancy, but now it's too big for me, especially the sleeves.

flat measurements:
shoulders--13 1/2"
chest--19"
length--24 1/2"

details:
blue and green windowpane check pattern with gathered sleeves and two front pockets. sometimes SA shirts run small, but this one runs true to size.

imperfections:
none, worn twice.

costs:
i paid $39, asking $12 including shipping in the US.

listing end date:
april 24, 2009

steven alan long sleeve top, size small


Congrats Lola is Beauty!

i received this top last december, but it's really too big for me, so i've never worn it. the fit is supposed to be generous, but i find that the length overwhelms my frame.

flat measurements
shoulders--raglan sleeve, approximately 17", will fit a variety of widths
chest--21"
length--30"

details:
this is your typical well-made steven alan button-down top. the wide portrait neckline is very flattering, and there are gathered sleeves that give it a peasant-y feel.

imperfections:
none, never worn.

costs:
paid nothing, asking $10 for shipping and handling in the US.

listing end date:
april 24, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Radcliffe Skinny Convertible Jeans







CONGRATS KRISTIN M!

Really cool skinny jeans by Radcliffe of London. Beautiful dark blue that show off the fabric and there are cufflinks at the leg so you can change the length of your jeans without ever taking them to be tailored. They are skiiiineee--like a second skin. The pair for sale here is the exact shade shown here, but there are no red details. The little peek of color instead of the red is a subtle sand color (closeup seen here).

Size: 28 (fits a small 8 or true 6--seems to run small)
Fabric: 98% Cotton, 2% Elastane
Approximately: 35.5" Inseam, 8" Rise
More details:
* NW1 Skinny leg (this is the style)
* Stretch jeans
* Five pocket style
* Seam detail on back pockets
* Four cufflinks at leg bottoms for easy transition from flats to heels
* Zip fly with button closure

Paid: $90; you pay $40 (PayPal preferred). Shipping depends on where you're from.
Listing end date: ENDED

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Marni Tote Bag






Barely used Marni Bag. No stains, inside of bag is completely pristine (see pics). the straps are adjustable and have cute charms on the end. Comes with dustbag and is authentic. Perfect way to update your spring/summer wardrobe.

Bag measures 14.5" across and 11" from top to bottom.

Org. somewhere between $400 - $500 selling for $125 including shipping and handling.
Listing ends April 15th