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Holiday shopping on eBay

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Eternal Flame
By Jenny Bahn
When shopping for the holidays, I like to stick with a theme. One year it was terrariums; the next year it was Taschen books. When you’ve got a ton of people to buy for, sometimes it’s easiest to take one particular item and get it for everyone on your list — not the same exact thing, of course, but personalized to cater to each specific individual. This year, I’m getting all my friends vintage, collector-worthy lighters. eBay has a treasure trove of them online. This chrome fighter plane table lighter from the 50’s is pretty killer. If you want something a bit more romantic, here’s an enamel Renaissance-themed one from Italy. And if you ever wanted to spark a flame using a knight in shining armor, eBay has that, too. 
(Photo: Courtesy of itwasgeorge.tumblr.com)

Eternal Flame

By Jenny Bahn

When shopping for the holidays, I like to stick with a theme. One year it was terrariums; the next year it was Taschen books. When you’ve got a ton of people to buy for, sometimes it’s easiest to take one particular item and get it for everyone on your list — not the same exact thing, of course, but personalized to cater to each specific individual. This year, I’m getting all my friends vintage, collector-worthy lighters. eBay has a treasure trove of them online. This chrome fighter plane table lighter from the 50’s is pretty killer. If you want something a bit more romantic, here’s an enamel Renaissance-themed one from Italy. And if you ever wanted to spark a flame using a knight in shining armor, eBay has that, too. 

(Photo: Courtesy of itwasgeorge.tumblr.com)

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The Classic Trench
By Jenny Bahn
Kate Moss could sell me an inflatable raft with a hole in it. Whatever that girl touches turns to gold, in my opinion. It is for this reason that Kate is one of the top-earners in the fashion world. Just last year, she hit number 2 on Forbes list of models raking in the cash. Her career — unlike most — is well into the double digits. Take this picture from Harper’s Bazaar, for instance, taken in 1999, well over a decade ago. 
Inspired by Kate and this late 90s shot, I went on a hunt for good trenchcoats. I’ve found some great ones on eBay, for both men and women. For the ladies, there’s this 80s military trench by Dior or an absolutely stunning Lanvin number in camel. For the gents, there’s this rather wonderfully serious double breasted coat from Dior, as well as a more classic trench in gray, also from Dior. I’m sure Miss Kate would approve.
(Photo: Courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar)

The Classic Trench

By Jenny Bahn

Kate Moss could sell me an inflatable raft with a hole in it. Whatever that girl touches turns to gold, in my opinion. It is for this reason that Kate is one of the top-earners in the fashion world. Just last year, she hit number 2 on Forbes list of models raking in the cash. Her career — unlike most — is well into the double digits. Take this picture from Harper’s Bazaar, for instance, taken in 1999, well over a decade ago. 

Inspired by Kate and this late 90s shot, I went on a hunt for good trenchcoats. I’ve found some great ones on eBay, for both men and women. For the ladies, there’s this 80s military trench by Dior or an absolutely stunning Lanvin number in camel. For the gents, there’s this rather wonderfully serious double breasted coat from Dior, as well as a more classic trench in gray, also from Dior. I’m sure Miss Kate would approve.

(Photo: Courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar)