LoGE is moving to Instagram (thegeneraleconomy)

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. I will only list 3 items per seller at a time

4. If you don't leave your contact info in the comments, you will not be eligible.

5. Only serious buyers, please! The buyer has 1 business day to pay or make arrangements.

6. If you have participated in LoGE in the past and would like to help me post items, please email me to make arrangements using a shared gmail account.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Isabel Marant Parisian Asymmetrical Dress Size 2

Ethereal layered muslin cotton dress. This is the Isabel Marant line and not Etoile. This is a french size 2 which translates to a medium/6. I am generally an XS/S and this fit pretty good, not as fitted as i wanted it to be around the bust area but it is not meant to be a fitted dress anyways. It is of medium weight due to all its layering.
Beautiful mint color. Many intricate details. Knee length dress for the most part, asymmetry in front may past the knees, but may be slightly shorter if you're over 5' 4". This can also be an option for a simple summer wedding dress. Rare find! Please excuse the wrinkles, you can really see it from the side view photo. With ironing it will return back to its smooth, light look.

Bought at: Nida in San Francisco
Paid: $600 plus tax
Asking: $350 includes shipping
Please leave your email address in the comment

Vintage fitted Velvet Pea Coat w/ Vintage Brass Buttons

Vintage velvet or velour (not sure) pea coat. Double-breasted coat with princess seaming. nice round vintage brass buttons. Note: one of the buttons is missing-see photo. Two front pockets. Best fits a XS-S/2, up to a 34" bust.

Purchased from: a vintage shop in San Francisco few years ago

Paid: $60

Asking: $10 plus $10 shipping-US (more outside of the US)

[REDUCED] Marni Asymmetrical floral silk blouse

Vintage Marni blouse-circa 2002. The asymmetry is along the shoulders. One shoulder length
longer than the other. Size small, Marni size 38, will fit a 34" chest. floral graphics in soft
complimenting shades of pink, gray, yellow. Main color is a soft pink. This has probably been worn 4 times since I've had it. In excellent, flawless condition-no stains on silk or snags. 100% silk. Please excuse the wrinkles, I had it folded & stored away.

Purchased from Barneys New York

Paid: $400

Asking: $65 plus $5 shipping-US (outside of US will be more)

Listing end: First interested buyer that leaves an email address

Relist: Converse sneakers

RELIST since the winner never responded.

brand new, never worn converse all star sneakers
there are 2 tongues (floral print, and pink) that you can adjust
comes with an extra pair of brown laces to match
US size 7 EUR size 37.5
paid $40something
asking $25 shipped within the U.S.

listing ends 4/7
please also email me at trestippy at gmail dot com if you're interested!

Free People sequin vest

Free People ivory sequin drapey vest
worn once, mint condition
$23 shipped within the U.S.

listing ends 4/7

please also email me at trestippy at gmail dot com if you're interested, thanks!

Minnetonka Tramper boots size 7

size 7
worn 2 times, mint condition
$35 shipped

listing ends 4/7
please also email me if you're interested at trestippy at gmail dot com

KOOKAI breton striped sweater

purchased this from another blog but i own way too many striped tops right now.
it's a size XS
in excellent condition
armpit to armpit 14 inches
shoulder 12.5 inches
total length 20 inches

asking what I paid, $27 shipped

listing ends 4/7

please email me at trestippy at gmail dot com if you're interested. anytime i contact winners, they never respond so email will work best for me. thanks!

{SOLD} frye paige tall boots - 6.5B

congrats, erin!
i got these in fall 2008 and after a few seasons of admiring these from afar, i've finally come to terms with the fact that if i were an inch or two taller these would be more flattering on me. a classic Frye style that will last you season after season, and will only get better with age!
Size: US 6.5B - these fit true to size
Materials: premium tumbled leather uppers, leather lining and leather outsole. took these to my cobbler and got a thin protective Vibram rubber sole over the original (new) soles for added traction.
Style Description: dark brown color, pull-on style, enough room to tuck your jeans in 
Measurements: heel: .75" | shaft: 15.5" | boot circumference: 16"
Condition: excellent, almost-new conditon; worn a handful of times
Paid: $350 from Revolveclothing
Asking: SOLD
Listing end date: ENDED

*please leave contact/PP email in your comments, note if outside US

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

[SOLD]Vintage Cherry Red Keds, size 8.5

congrats, Zoe!

Another lovely pair of shoes that I have been holding on to that aren't my size... in super condition, the insoles don't even look like they have been worn, but there is a bit of color on the sole, as seen in the picture. I have never seen a pair of keds with leather detailing, and decided to purchase them hoping they would fit, even though they are a size larger than I usually wear. Sadly they are a little big for me.
Size: marked 8.5. these would best fit an 8 to 8.5 (vintage shoes tend to run a bit small compared to current sizing).
Materials: Cotton canvas, with dark tan leather laces and details. Color in 2nd photo is most accurate.
Paid: $40 + shipping on ebay
Asking: $20 + shipping
Listing ends: April 6, random drawing to select recipient.

[RELIST] Talula denim trench coat, XS

The item: Talula brand (from Aritzia - a great Canadian jeans/fashion store) dark blue denim trench coat. I know this isn't a super high end designer brand, but the coat is really well-made and in excellent condition, and it seemed like an item people might be interested in. It's a great fit and has very flattering lines. Perfect for spring!

This has been hanging in a garment bag in my closet, unworn, for a while now. I'm not entirely sure why, I just seem to always grab other coats first.

Size: XS
collar to bottom hem: 36"
shoulder to shoulder: 13.5"
armpit to armpit: 15.5"
arm length: 23.5"

* the coat is missing a button but there are extra buttons sewn inside, so can be easily replaced [UPDATE: I have sewn on the replacement button, people :) ].

I also seem to have misplaced the denim tie belt. Personally I think the coat looks even better with a regular buckle belt, which I've modeled in the photos (not included), or can be worn open.

Paid: I can't even remember... probably in the vicinity of $100-150.
Was Asking: $35 + $12 shipping to Canada or USA (a bit bulky when rolled or folded).
NOW Asking: $25 + $12 shipping

Listing ends: April 7th. Please leave your email in the comments section and I will choose a winner at random. Thanks!

[SOLD] Hudson Jeans "Alex" Skinny, size 26

thanks Gill!

Hudson Alex Skinny Jeans, worn maybe 7 times... still in very good condition. They are sold out everywhere and I haven't been wearing any denim, so time to pass them on...
Size: 26, fits true to size. I'm usually a 26 in jeans and a 2 in pants
Materials: 98% cotton, 2% elastan, dark inky blue color.
Paid: $187 from Tobi Boutique, they still have them in a different wash in size 30 if you want to see how they fit: http://www.tobi.com/product/15104-hudson-jeans-alex-5-pocket-skinny-jeans-in-larken-denim-skinny?color_id=18006
Asking: $70 + shipping
Listing ends: April 6, random drawing to select recipient

for any inquiries/measurements: prefijomio@aol.com

[relist, lower price] Martin Margiela MM6 Wool Navy Bomber

Amazing MM6 (Martin Margiela) dark navy wool bomber jacket. I bought this from Bird in Brooklyn for my sister, but she says it's not her style. It's a tiny bit big for me, otherwise I would keep it!

Navy blue wool blend (80% wool, 20% nylon), midweight, silver hardware, zipfront, two front pockets and an additional zip pocket at the breast. Fully lined in a soft fleecy material. It has this really interesting detail that almost makes it look like a vest over a jacket. New with tag from Bird; no imperfections whatsoever.

Bust: 19
Shoulders: 16.5
Length: 22

I think this will fit a 2 or a 4.

Asking: (was $170) now $155, includes shipping in the US.

Sorry for my terrible pictures! I can provide additional photos if you are interested. Listing ends on April 10. Thank you!

[relist, lower price] Gorgeous Hype silk blouse, size xs

This is a fantastic silk blouse by Hype. It is steel blue with a leaf pattern cream with accents of crimson, pale green, and tan. There is a very striking bright poppy trim around the waist and neckline, and ruffle trim at the sleeves. My friend who was with me when I bought this pointed out that Lorelei from Gilmore Girls wore this blouse on the show (I don't know if that's good or bad, but it didn't stop me from buying the top!). There is also a drawstring through the waist that ties in the back so you can cinch it tighter if desired. Sidezip. 100% silk.
There is a tiny spot on front of the blouse that I have tried to capture in the third picture. I can barely see it and I am pretty sure it will come out with a cleaning, but I wanted to mention it anyway. Otherwise in excellent condition.
Bust: 17
High waist (at the trim): 12.5 - 13

Paid: ? I remember this wasn't on sale, so I guess it was probably around $160 or $175.
Asking: was $45, now $35, includes shipping to the US.
Listing ends: April 10.

Frye Leather Sandals

Frye Sandals

Purchased from anthropologie and worn twice before I decided that they are the wrong size

black leather
size 8.5

asking: $35 + $5 priority shipping

Listing ends: Tuesday, April 6

Monday, March 29, 2010

Sam Edelman "Colette" Orange Leather Ballet Slingback Flats Size 7

These are a gorgeous pair of Sam Edelman leather sling-back ballet flats. They're called the "Colette" and have beautiful snakeskin embossed detail on its genuine leather. Perforated detail on front. Awesome trademark leopard print lining on inside of the shoe.
Beautiful bright orange color with gold detail, gorgeous color of the spring/summer! (color on top photo with flash is most accurate).
Elasticized slingback heel strap.Fabric lining, cushioned footbed and flat traction rubber sole make these adorable flats incredibly comfortable!
Unfortunately a tad small for me (I'm usually a 38, these could go up half a size due to the elastic strap and round toe. Would best fit a US 7-7.5.)
Have been tried on once, in excellent like-new condition.
Paid $99+tax.

Asking: $25+ shipping ($10 to Canada, $12 to US)
These ship without box.
If interested, leave contact information in Contacts section. Paypal preferred. Thanks!

levi's '1970 bell' jeans - 26

i bought this pair of midrise levis re-issued '1970' bell jeans last year, and the reality is i just stick to wearing the same skinny/straight-leg pair of jeans. very similar to the j brand 'love story' bell jeans, perfect for channeling your inner Jane Birkin...or if you're good with a sewing machine you can alter these, play with the length/bell, etc ;)
Materials: 98% cotton, 2% elastane - a fine lighter-weight denim, perfect for spring and summer
Measurements: waist: 15" | hips: 16" | rise: 9.25" | inseam: 31.5" | bell bottom: 23"
Condition: brand new without tags; never worn
Paid: $30ish on sale from Levi's NYC
Asking$15 with shipping (PayPal/shipping to US only, extra to ship elsewhere)
Listing end date: April 4, 2010 - will choose winner randomly at listing's end
*please include your PP/contact email in your comment, note if outside US*

gap (product red) leather/metal necklace

this is one of the pieces in my jewelry box that i've never figured out how to work into my wardrobe. it has an industrial-tribal vibe, so i'm hoping someone else will rock this stylishly!
Materials: metal beads and leather strap with knot closure
Measurements: 8" drop; 17.5" length
Condition: new without tags; never worn
Paid: ??
Asking$10 with shipping (PayPal/shipping to US only, extra to ship elsewhere)
Listing end date: April 4, 2010 - will choose winner randomly at listing's end
*please include your PP/contact email in your comment, note if outside US*

{SOLD} virginia johnson chevron print scarf

congrats, AJ!
doing some spring cleaning and this is one of my VJ scarves that hasn't been worn much after i was able to get one of her iconic camel print shawls. the punchy print is perfect to go with all your spring outfits :)
Materials: 100% printed cotton
Measurements of piece laying flat:
approx. 27” (W) x 72” (L) (Big enough to fold over and tie as scarf or drape over as a shawl)
Condition: excellent like-new condition; worn a handful of times last spring; pressed 
Paid: $50 on sale  
Asking: SOLD
Listing end date: ENDED
*please include your PP/contact email in your comment, note if outside US*

Jay Godfrey black dress w/ zippers, sz. 4

(please refer to C and R photos)

This listing is for a new-with-tag, smashing black shift dress adorned with zippers in front and back by Canadian designer Jay Godfrey; it is from his Spring 2008 collection. It was purchased at Intermix over a year ago and still has not found the right occasion for a debut - in part because it is a tad loose on me, but also because my social life, such as it is, does not call for even this rather tame level of "edgy." It is a classic LBD but the zippers make it tough and interesting.

size: US size 4
material: 93% silk, 7% lycra
measurements: bust: 16.5", length: 36"
style details: down the back zip, deep scoop back, hits just above the knee
condition: brand new with tag; never worn
paid: ~$119 on sale from Intermix ($459 retail)
asking: $80 with shipping (PayPal/shipping to US only, via USPS Priority Mail)
listing end date: April 10, 2010 - random drawing from replies