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, June 30, 2010

REDUCED: J Crew Sandals

These here are a pair of J Crew sandals I at the beginning of the spring only to wear them out once and reluctantly realize that they were just a little too big. Super comfy, no wierd rubbing, just too big! Note, these have only been worn ONCE.

These sandals are a size 7 though I would say they definitely fit more like a 7.5

Color is a light pearl grey

Paid: $88
Asking: $40 (was $50) + $5 shipping without box ($10 with box)

Listing ends: July 6

reduced, filly mockingbird dress SOLD

green filly mocking bird dress in size 1 (equivalent to a size 4). made out of a really soft and stretchy bamboo lycra, made in california. Worn and washed a handful of times and in really good condition. fitted in the bust and an a-line shape through the skirt - elastic around the bottom of the skirt. I got this about three years ago but never wear it these day, though I still love it - hoping to pass it on to someone else who will get a lot of wear out of it! (the above picture is from the filly look book and is the exact dress in the green limepeel color, please email me if you would like pictures of the dress laid flat or on a hanger.)

Paid: around $200
Asking: $25 plus shipping (was asking $45)

Measurements of dress taken laying flat:
Bust: 14" (fits 34" bust good)
Length from shoulder seam: 36"
Waist: 15-16" (fits 27-28 waist good)

Material is quite stretchy and giving.
Listing ends on July 7th, please leave your email address in the comments. Thanks!

SOLD, Thanks Julia!

[Reduced] Vintage Victorian ruffled secretary blouse

This is a vintage blouse I picked up in Hong Kong. The polyester material is good quality, very easy to take care of and lightweight. The blouse has a light polka-dot pattern and darling tiny ruffles all around the collar, down the front placket, and on each of the cuffs. The collar has two little ties that look good either tied in a bow or hanging open.

There is a small stain on the very bottom hem in the front. I can try to clean this before shipping the item.

Measurements (laying flat):

Shoulders 15" across
23" long

Asking: $18 shipped (extra to Canada)
Listing Ends: July 5, 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

[last call] Freitag one-of-a-kind messenger bag


I purchased this bag direct from Freitag about 6 years ago. It was used almost daily in my last semester at college, but since then it has been mostly sitting in my closet. There's no wear or tear and everything still functions perfectly. The bag is expandable with the velcro and there's a velcro pocket underneath the main flap. What I love most about this bag is the flower image! I guarantee it will be almost impossible to find one like it. I think I stalked the Freitag site for months before finally falling in love with this print. Almost all of the bags are solids and/or geometric. Not this one. The bag also had a strap that can go across your body if you ride a bicycle. The strap has worked great for the few times I rode my bike to work with it.

~14.5" wide
~12" high
~4" deep
all straps are adjustable

Paid ~$200 (including $$$ for international shipping), asking $109 $92 $79, includes US shipping. Paypal only.

Listing End Date:
July 11, 2010

[last call] Laundry by Shelli Segal Olive Silk Polo, size S/M

Olive green polo with buttons at cuffs and down the front. It's a 94% silk/spandex blend and the trim is modal/cotton/spandex. I would say it fits like a medium, but I wore it a little over-sized on purpose. It's been worn maybe 6-8 times, and is in great condition.

18" pit to pit
14" at waist
23" long

Paid $62 on sale, asking $29 $21$15, includes shipping. Paypal only.

Listing End Date:
July 11, 2010

SOLD NWOT APC 70's Floral Print Short Sleeve Top w/ Cuff Sleeves

This is a gorgeous navy blue floral print short sleeve top purchased from the APC store in West Hollywood. It has a 70s inspired feel and is lightweight, airy and perfect for summer. I purchased it last year but have never worn it out.

size fr 40, fits someone size 2-4

100% cotton, machine washable

price: $55 +$5 shipping (email or comment for international shipping quotes)
listing ends: July 2, or later if need be
please leave paypal email address in comments!

NWT medium dress from cynthia rowley

new with tags dress from cynthia rowley

silver dress with black trim and a gorgeous appliqued sash

size medium.

never worn and it doesn't fit me anymore

Asking $45 (includes shipping).

Listing ends July 6, 2010.


size 38 SSWTR canvas wedges

size 38 (fits true to size)
canvas wedge t-strap shoes from sswtr by mary ping
these beauties are sold out all over the place.

Open toe and sides. 3 3/4" contoured wedge heel. Hard sole with rubber pad at heel. Canvas insole. Slips on. SO comfortable and easy to walk in.

brand new, only worn inside to try on. i bought these thinking that i would dye them (you could easily do this) but i haven't gotten around to it.

Paid: $115 at mohawk general store in los angeles
Asking $85 plus shipping within us.

Listing ends july 6, 2010.


REDUCED. Chloe Paddington Moccasins, 36

This listing is for a pair of cream colored Chloe Paddington Moccasins, purchased from Neimans online. Once again, I have two pairs of the same shoes and have found that the other color I own is more wearable for me. So, if you're a size 6 and want a pair of amazing Chloe flats, please include your name and e-mail address below.

Asking: $200 $165 + $10 shipping w/in the U.S.

The listing will end on July 6th. Thanks!

REDUCED. Tod's Gommini Moccasins, 6

This post is for a pair of new Tod's Gommini leather moccasins (purchase from the Tod's boutique in Costa Mesa). The name comes from the nubbly grips on the bottom of these shoes, which adds to both their comfort and flexibility (two qualities I greatly value). I have these mocs in a different color and thought this tan version would fit right into my wardrobe but old habits die hard and these never got any love.

Asking: $165 $110 + $10 shipping w/in the U.S.

Please leave your name and e-mail address and a winner will be chosen at random on July 6th. Thanks!

SOLD. Anthropologie Yellow Applique Sweater, S

Congratulations Annie!

15" across the shoulders
17" long
3/4 sleeve
snap closure

Granny sweaters are so fun! This particular one was purchased at Anthropologie in Santa Barbara a couple years back. It has sweet felt tangerine and marigold flowers with just a few accent seed beads.

Asking: $20 $15 + $5 shipping w/in the U.S.

The listing will end on July 6th. Thanks!

Monday, June 28, 2010

gucci flat sandals, 37

- gucci flat sandals in black
- leather sole, classic stripe straps, gold-toned hardware
- worn once or twice (unfortunately they are too large for me)

asking: $110 + $10 shipping w/in the U.S.

listing ends on july 6th. please leave your name and e-mail if you're interested. thanks!

sigerson morrison flats, 6

- sigerson morrison pointy-toed flats in white
- size 6
- only worn once
- shipped in original box

asking: $70 + $10 shipping w/in the U.S.

listing ends on july 6th. please leave your name and e-mail if you're interested. thanks!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Built by Wendy sundress, XS

Lovely Built by Wendy cotton sundress. Size XS. Button front and two patch pockets. This is such a great dress, but it is a tiny bit small for me, and I also own way too many dresses and need to downsize. Perfect, brand new condition. Purchased from the BBW shop in Williamsburg and never worn. This is best for a 0 or maybe a small 2.
Bust: 15
Waist: 13

Paid: $100 on sale (I bought this without trying it on, and yes, that was not smart)
Asking: $45 plus $5 shipping.
Listing ends: July 2. Thank you for looking!

Dace Shirt Dress - Size Small

I just purchased this dress via Laws of General Economy (from a lovely fellow reader of this blog) only last month. I was so excited about winning this wonderful item. Unfortunately, it just doesn't fit me right. I've only tried this on. Have never worn it otherwise.

Here am I am re-posting this dress hoping that I can pass it on to someone else. Perhaps, third time's a charm.
Paid: $50.
Asking: $50 shipped.
Listing ends: 7/5/10
Please leave your PayPal email address in the comments if interested. Thank you!

Below is the original posting from Sophie and Joyce.

I purchased this lovely navy shirtwaist dress via laws of general economy, last August. Unfortunately, the shape is just not right for me, and the dress has remained in my closet ever since. It's a beautiful garment and in very good condition.

Price: I paid $50 and am asking the same, including shipping from Montreal.

I've included Joyce's original posting below:

[image of dress on model from Dace website]

About Item
: Adorable shirtdress from Dace, Spring/Summer 2008, I think. V-neck that is just deep enough (though not so deep that you would need a cami or anything underneath). Functional buttons. Slight dolman sleeves. Skirt is lined. Waist drawstring and side pockets! Hits a couple of inches above my knee (I am 5'6").

Color: Navy blue.

Material: 62% viscose / 38% cotton

Condition: Very good to excellent. Worn only a few times. [Please excuse the wrinkles from storage.]

Approximate Measurements: Small. I would say the top could fit a Small or Medium, though the hip area is definitely true to size.

Why am I letting it go?: I haven't worn this for about a year. Time to let it go to a good home.

Paid: About $200.

tod's gommini sandals, 6

- tod's flat sandals in white
- size 6 but may accommodate a 6.5
- in excellent condition (worn a couple of times)
- will be shipped in original box
- dust bag included

asking: $100 + $10 shipping w/in the U.S.
listing ends july 5th.
please leave your name and e-mail if you're interested. thanks!

Built by Wendy Rib Ballet Top from FW 2009

Beautiful, delicate wool/cotton blend top from Built by Wendy's fall/winter 2009 collection. Soft blue color (closest to top photo from the lookbook, perhaps slightly lighter than pictured) with narrow ribbing throughout. 3/4 sleeves, wide scoop neck. A subtle take on a versatile basic. Only worn once and essentially brand new. Bought from the Built by Wendy boutique in NYC.

Size: extra small (closer to size small)
Material: wool/cotton blend
Color: soft blue
Measurements: to be posted (leave your information in comments and I'll post them)
Asking: $25 plus shipping (paid over $50)

Listing ends July 4, 2010
Please let me know if you have questions!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

[SOLD] Vintage Shrunken Boyfriend Blazer

Item: vintage shrunken boyfriend blazer
Color/material: black, wool blend
Size: little boys size 8, but will fit someone who is an XS/0 or 2
Condition: excellent
Asking: $10, which includes shipping to anywhere in the USA. 
Listing ends: Saturday,  July 3rd
I'm getting ready to move next week, which means lots of necessary closet purging.  This is a little boys jacket made by "The Calvin Clothing Company" but is the perfect length/size for someone who is relatively petite (for reference I am 5'3" and a size 0-2).  Great condition, and a nice weight for fall-winter.

[SOLD] A.P.C. Quilted Parka

Item: A.P.C. Quilted Parka
Color/material: army green, 100% cotton
Size: FR 36, which fits like a XS-S (this was the smallest size this jacket comes in)
Condition: brand new with tags
Retail: $390, I paid $229 on sale from Barneys
Asking: $225, which includes shipping to anywhere in the USA (+5 for canada, +10 for everywhere else). 
Listing ends: Saturday,  July 3rd
I'm getting ready to move next week, which means lots of necessary closet purging.  I bought this from Barneys while it was on sale, but haven't worn it yet (it's too hot), and now realize that I have way too many jackets.  This parka is the perfect shade of army green, and perfect for fall/spring weather--sold out everywhere online.  It has quilted detailing, a roomy hood, cinchable waist, and button-up + zipper closure.  I am short (5'3"), so it hits lower on my leg than on the model (below mid-thigh).  Sorry for the stock photos (from net-a-porter), but I think the details/color turn out better than my poorly lit room.  I love it, but I have to let it go!

*SOLD* Mike & Chris Raleigh Trench Coat, Size Small

Thanks, Anna!!

Purchased January 2009; I wore it last spring/summer and a few times in the fall, but it is still in good shape and has lots of wear left in it. 
Size: Small, fits true to size. 34.5" long, 20" from armpit to armpit, 17" across the waist.
Color, material: Light Olive (a nice neutral khaki shade if you don't care for that very yellow tone that trenches often have). The color is between the modeling photo and my own photos (which are a little too green even though I attempted a correction). 100% waxed cotton exterior, zip-off hood (a great feature and hard to find in a nice trench coat!), striped cotton lining, self belt. Darts at hem for a slightly rounded shape.
Condition: Overall, good, and clean. There are a few loose stitches under the right armpit (see picture), maybe 1/2" in all. There are also a few light marks on the left sleeve; I didn't notice them until I inspected the coat, and they're not very noticable.
Letting it go because I have too many coats. Originally retailed for $360; I paid around $160 for it. Asking $30 plus $10 shipping in the U.S. or Canada. Listed until July 2nd. Thanks!!