Thursday, September 2, 2010

6 Ebay Finds

Hello everyone! I'm safely moved in and back in NYC. It's good to be back, even though it is terribly hot and humid out here. Now it's time to get serious and get back to school... and blogging!

Let's get right to the point of this post, shall we? I've had a short list of vintage trinkets I've been wanting for some time now. Over the summer I finally had the money and availability to participate and win some Ebay auctions.

And what do I have to show for it? 6 Ebay Finds!

1. Vintage Gloves:

I believe these were from Neiman Marcus originally (they came in their original bag). I wanted a bright color glove to wear with long sleeve dresses and shirts in the fall and winter. These are very prim and fifties with their scalloped edge.  I was hoping to get these for less, but I thought under $15 was still a good buy!

2. Crest Brooch

I really labored to find a cute crest brooch after I saw one made of enamel in a vintage store a few months ago.  I must say that I was really lusting after the one in the store, but I deemed $25 dollars for a pin far too expensive. Then I found this for under $10! I fell in love! Especially with the little dangling pearl and gold facing.

3. Vintage Sweater Clips

I am an old lady. Yeah, I'll admit it. The second I saw a sweater clipped with a sweater guard in a spread from Lucky that I raved about on a recent "Friday's Photo," I was sold.

I omitted a clip that looks just like the third one in this picture.

Unfortunately, I am a huge loser at Ebay auctions. I feel like I'm always at my computer or near my Blackberry, but the second I walk away from one of those devices I lose all my auctions. Suffice it to say I lost about four auctions before I bid on two lots of sweater clips. One lot had four clips, the other had two clips and three shoe clips.

By some magic I ended up winning both (YES!).  I received in the mail six truly immaculate sweater clips! I always expect Ebay Vintage to have some wear, but seriously these clips came to me in brand new condition. Which is amazing because, like me, some of them are very old!

You can't really tell in these pictures, but the black cameo sweater clip is the most beautiful. It's shiny, new looking, and perfect!

And both lots were purchased for around $5-$7!

4. Vintage Shoe Clips

These accompanied the sweater clips in a lot. I wasn't really in the market for shoe clips, but I really like these. They definitely jazz up a plain pair of pumps.

As for the odd third clip, I may use it as a pin, pendant, or a hair clip (perhaps accompanied by a tall Breakfast at Tiffany's style do?).

 5. Vintage Gold Belts

You've likely seen these on my blog before, but I still feel the immense victory of winning these gold belts from Ebay. Especially because one is Anne Klein (lion on top) and the other is Ferragamo (bottom).

I even have some new additions that I love!

6. Vintage Dress

I've already featured this dress on my blog, but I love it! I also won it on Ebay and it was, in fact, just about $15. All good reasons to feature it again, I think.

Do you have any Ebay victories to brag about?

I'm glad to be back! I'll return to posting regularly (hopefully) by Monday!



  1. wow! amazing merchandise.

    you really have some great vintage finds. i appreciate the time you put into showing us these things [:

    very chic.

    <3 dennica pearl

  2. I wanted to thank you for your comment on my Mrs Bossa Does the Do, but in fact it means I get chance to say: one of my favourite eBay wins is the leopard coat you commented on! £12 yet so cool... ;)

  3. WOW! Those are really really great find! I LOVE the gloves, and the sweater clips are gorgeous!

    I wish I wasn't such an e-bay dummy ;-)

  4. Thanks everyone! Such sweet comments!

    Elisa: I'm an Ebay dummy too! These were some serious dumb luck!


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