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.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Pollux Handmade Bag [SOLD]

Lovely leather tote bag by Pollux Handmade. Thick, pebbled ivory leather with dark brown handles and strap closure. This is the kind of bag that will last forever, both in terms of style and quality. Very sturdy and well-made without being heavy. The perfect tote for Spring. Unlined with one small inside pocket. Size = 14" x 13" x 2".

As you can tell from the photos, the bag is extremely clean on its front, sides, and interior. The only cosmetic flaw is a patch on the back side where the bag rubbed against dark denim. You cannot detect this when the bag is worn right side front.

Retailed originally for $705. Purchased from Kick Pleat for half off (apparently I used the price tag for a grocery list/recipe). Asking $115 + $10 domestic shipping via USPS Priority with delivery confirmation. Listing ends April 7. Please leave your email in your comment!

Mayle Riri Bag [SOLD]

Congrats, Cecilia!

Beautiful Riri bag by the now-shuttered Jane Mayle line. Rich, slightly textured black leather. Details that Mayle was known for throughout: ruffle detail on both sides; fully lined in black suede (clean as a whistle!), adjustable shoulder strap (you can see the sets of holes above) that can be fully detached to wear the purse as a clutch; leashed zip wallet; adorable trademark cameo accents. Perfect dressed up or down. Size = 12.5" x 8" x 2.5."

Bag is in excellent, near-pristine condition as I only wore it out a couple of times. Even though I adore Mayle, I've realized this bag just isn't really my style. Hopefully it'll find a good home here.

Retailed for around $500. Asking $160 + $10 domestic shipping (USPS Priority with delivery confirmation). Listing ends April 7. Please leave your email in your comment!

khadi and co by bess nielson scarf [sold]

Khadi and Co by Bess Nielson scarf

100% silk
raw texture, fringe at ends
blue and ecru print (best represented by top picture)

generously sized - 35" x 78"

Trying to let go of scarves that I don't regularly wear to make way for some new ones.

Asking: $55 shipped in US

Listing ends: April 6

Please leave your name and email address in the comments and let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

See by Chloe Balloon Sleeve Blouse - New with tags

Brand new with tags, never worn Balloon Sleeve Blouse by See by Chloé. Button down blouse with puff sleeves in bow-printed silk-cotton blend.

Curved shirt collar, button down, breast pocket at left, raglan seaming.
Cropped sleeves gather from seam at edges of shoulders and blouson into elastic cuffs.
Curved hem, relaxed fit.

Color: Dusty Pink/Grey
Fabric: 58% Silk, 42% Cotton.
Size IT 44/US 8. I would say this fits like a smallish medium.

Originally: $290
Paid: $89 plus $10 shipping on sale.
Asking: $90, shipping included

Please leave your email addy in the comment section.
End date: April 6, 2011

Moving to Facebook?

In an effort to streamline the process and create a closed LoGE group in which all members can post without going through a wait list, I am seriously considering moving this blog to Facebook. There are both benefits and disadvantages to this format (not a huge fan of FB in general), so I would appreciate feedback in the comments.

A few things that have concerned me lately:
Repeat posts of same item before listing has ended
Items that do not fit with what I assume to be our shared aesthetic (i.e. fast fashion, major mall chain stores)
My lack of free time to manage the site effectively

A closed FB group would have the benefit of an unlimited number of members who can post and comment as they please. The site does move very quickly, however, so the problem of listings being buried would continue.

Please let me know what you think!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

{ENDED} See By Chloe Sweater

See By Chloe Sweater. Size It. 38, US 2. Great cut. In good condition. No tear or fuss. Made in Italy. 100% cotton.

Vanessa Bruno Athe Vest

Vanessa Bruno Athe Vest. Black with silver adjustable buckle in the back. Two small front pocket.
100% c0tton. Worn once. In brand new condition.

Size 36. (US Size 2-4)

Asking:$40 + Shipping ($5 in US).

End Date: Apr 5th.

[REDUCED] Vintage Dexter Boots, Burgundy/Oxblood, Size 7.5

Vintage pull-on, knee-high boots by Dexter.

These vintage boots have been well-loved, but still have a lot of life left in them. There are a few scuffs around the toe, but otherwise the leather is still in very good condition. The interior lining of the boots are also still in great shape.

Size 7.5, would best fit 7-7.5.
2" stacked wood heel

Selling: $45, includes domestic shipping. Paypal only.

Listing ends: 4/5/11

nanette lepore black pants 6

Nanette Lepore black calf/ankle length pants size 6 - fits true to size. I purchased these about four years ago because I needed a pair of nice black pants but haven't worn them for more than a year. In great condition. The fit on these is really great and quite flattering - and a perfect length for spring/summer too. I'm 5'2" and these hit me a little above the ankle but I think the fit was intended to be about mid calf for someone a bit taller.

Paid: $100 on sale

Asking : $45 includes shipping in the US

Listing ends on April 5th, please leave your email address in the comments if you are interested. Please only leave a comment if you are seriously interested in being considered. Thanks!

Dear Creatures cotton top, size Small [SOLD - CONGRATS ZOE!]

Such a well-made top - the cotton is a lovely quality and soft, like all Dear Creatures products. This item is brand new; I'm selling it because I bought it online but realized it's a tad too large for me. Sleeves are elbow length with cute little ties at the end.

Bust: 18" across
Waist: 16" across
Length: 24"

Original price: $99
Asking: $20 + shipping

Listing Ends: April 6

Odille cap-sleeve blouse

Bought this top a few seasons ago and am making room in my closet. It is labeled a size 4 but wears like an extra-small (see measurements below). Lovely pintuck detailing and little ruffles. 63% cotton and 37% silk.

Bust: 15.5" across
Waist: 13" across
Length: 19"

Asking: $15 including shipping
Listing ends: April 6

Monday, March 28, 2011

[SOLD]matt bernson "gitanes" parisian smoking shoes, 7.5/8 (reduced)

ENJOY, kd!
These are super chic and comfy shoes from Matt Bernson. I like how classic the shape is, and that the leather is kind of rumpled and worn in so that you don't have to break them in. I'm in the process of a serious paring down of my shoes, and I have a pair of these in brown that I wear more often.They are a wonderful and more affordable alternate to Dieppa Restrepos in my opinion.

I've worn them maybe 5 times and the bottoms of the soles show some wear, as well as a bit of wear on the bottom of the outer heel areas from a 2 mile walk around the neighborhood.

Here's a link to the Matt Bernson site where I purchased them from for what I think is a very accurate description of them: http://www.mattbernson.com/store/gitanes-mb3-4-black-tremp

Size: 7.5, but I wear 7.5-8 and they fit me perfectly.

Asking: $90 NOW $70+shipping (paid: $154+shipping)
happy to ship outside the US!

Listing Ends: April 4.
email prefijomio at aol dot com for any queries.
please leave your name and email in the comments, and only comment if you are sincerely interested, thanks :)

[RELIST] Marc by Marc Jacobs Grecian/Gladiator Sandals, 38.5

Marc by Marc Jacobs Wedge Sandals, 38.5

These Marc by Marc Jacobs Grecian/Gladiator style sandals have a 1.5” wedge heel, brass studs, and thin leather straps that wrap and tie around the ankle. They have only been worn once and are near perfect condition.

Would best fit size 38-38.5.

Selling: $110 (includes domestic shipping), paypal only.

Listing ends: 4/4/11

Tsubo Red Acrea Pumps, size 7.5 *SOLD*

I bought these while having a fling with the idea of wearing lots of high heels. These are cute and comfy shoes but I honestly just don't wear heels very often. These have only been worn twice. They are in excellent condition, and very clean inside and out! I purchased these directly from the Tsubo website for $125 in 2008.

From the Tsubo website: This sculptural pump is an unexpected twist on a classic women's mary jane. Smooth leather upper, a rounded closed toe with center seam detail, rolled edges for a clean look, and wide heel sling strap. Asymmetrical hook-and-loop instep strap with stitching accents. Covered platform pump creates the illusion of a super high heel without all of the pain. Cushioned footbed is ultra soft and is engineered to cradle your foot. Tonally matched suede wrapped heel provides unique textural detail. Durable and flexible rubber bottom for maximum traction. 3 1/2 inch heel.

3 1/2" heel with a 1/2" hidden platform. Fit is true to size (37.5). The red is a nice shade that goes with almost everything, not too bright but still gives a plain outfit a hit of color.

Asking $40.00 including shipping in the U.S. Listing ends Monday, April 4.

Acne Kex Knightster Jean

Acne Kex Knightster - 29/34

Worn a couple of times and washed once, per instructions. I've decided that skinny jeans really aren't my thing, as much as I want them to be.

Following description from Acne website:

Kex hits low on the hip and is cut super slim all the way through the leg. The combination of soft stretch denim and the shape over the seat gives a perfectly tight & comfortable fit. Classic styling with two front pockets, coin pocket, and two back patch pockets. Closes down the zippered fly front and secures at the waist band with a bachelor button. The jeans are finished off with an Acne embossed leatherette on the external waistband. Nightster is a worn in black wash. The added scrapings are soft and subtle. Stretch has been added for looks and comfort. Fiber Content: 98% Cotton, 2% Elastane Care: Machine wash cold inside out. Do not bleach.

Asking: $100 shipped in US
Listing ends: April 3

Please leave your email address and let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!

A.P.C. denim dress S/S 11, size M

i bought this dress at Stel's in February. they only had a Medium, but I wanted it so badly that i bought it anyway. it fits me in the shoulders, but it's too voluminous in the top for me when belted. i'm usually a Small in a.p.c. dresses. i'm looking to sell so i can order it in a Small online. if you have a Small, i would also be willing to do a swap.

shoulders--17 1/2"

100% cotton. it's called denim, but the fabric is actually very light and soft. i think it's one of the most versatile dresses i own, and really a classic shape. a.p.c. apparently thinks the same because they also made two silk versions.

worn 6 times, washed and laid flat to dry. in excellent shape.

asking price:
paid $265 at stel's, asking $190 including shipping.

listing ends on Monday, April 4, 2011

only leave your name and contact info if you are truly committed to buying this dress. thanks!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

A.P.C. Light Coat, Khaki/Camel, Size 38

This is a light unlined coat by A.P.C. The color is khaki (or camel, same as the A.P.C. trench coats that come every season). The material is cotton. French size 38 (S/M).

I've had this for a few years, but always end up using my A.P.C. trench in the same color.

One of the buttons came off and has been sewn back (The coats fit great and are really well tailored, but I've always had issues with A.P.C. buttons coming loose...)

Bought for about $200, asking $68, U.S. shipping included.

Ends Sunday, April 3rd.

Karen Walker Trixie Sunglasses (Demi/Tortoise)

These are Karen Walker's Trixie sunglasses in Brown Demi (tortoiseshell) with a graduated gold/brown lens. They have a slight cat's eye and really cool arrow details on the side.

The first 4 photos are of the actual item. You can see more website views here.

Cloth bag and hard case included.

Excellent condition. I never even used them out of the house because I am terribly near-sighted and can't see without my eyeglasses.

Bought for $180++, selling for $74, U.S. shipping included.

Ends Sunday, April 3rd.