Behold the “Trench Blouse” by Billy Reid, the perfect calm and cool mash-up this Summer. Made of 100% silk, the blouse is available on eBay at the new Designer Collective.
Last Call: Get Your Duffle Bag on Lockdown!
Today is the last day to bid on your favorite duffle bag created by top designers and curated by the CFDA and Details Magazine — think Marc Jacobs, Public School, Billy Reid, Robert Geller, Tommy Hilfiger, Yigal Azrouel, Rag & Bone, and many, many more. One-hundred percent of the proceeds go toward supporting emerging menswear designers.
Visit eBay’s duffle auction today or forever be left out!
(Photo: Top Duffle by Gilded Age. GIF by Greta Larkins. Text by Jauretsi)
Grace Kelly Loved to Travel
Grace Kelly was the epitome of a jet-setter. Here she is, soaking the rays while filming To Catch a Thief on the luxurious shores of Monaco. If you’re living in cold parts of the US, it’s best to plot a warm trip for yourself and run for the sun this holiday season. Luckily, eBay’s Holiday Collection 2012, which is officially available today, offers an array of travel items, including Billy Reid’s set of sensible totes, bags, and jacket bags. The whole Billy Reid collection can be viewed here, along with additional recommended items for an island escape. To view individual photos of the entire collection, including pieces from our other six designers (Fallon, Chris Benz, Jonathan Adler, Ruffian, Steven Alan, and Tibi), visit here. Get these limited edition items while they’re hot. We expect these very affordable pieces to disappear before you get on that airplane heading south. AVAILABLE NOW!
(Photo: FashGIF for The Inside Source)
Billy Reid’s Travel Set for eBay Holiday Collection
It’s that time of the year to begin to incubate your New Year’s vacation. The eBay Holiday collection, to be launched mid November, will feature special Limited Edition items from jewelry to clothes, all made by seven top Designers. To prepare you for the online treasure of goods (which we suspect will sell out in a wink), here’s a peek at Billy Reid’s travel collection (see each item here). Packing suggestions for the “power trip” include a surfboard, beach towels, sunscreen, and the “idea notebook” (to take over the world with big thoughts for 2013). Add a bunch of sharpies (to doodle your way through large concepts), and pack it with a Lion swimsuit to bring out your inner Queen. With the right luggage and tools, there will be no stopping you next year, but just remember to sit by your computer on November 12th to snatch up these Billy Reid pieces for eBay. Queue exotic locale.
(Billy Reid for eBay Holiday Collection 2012 by jauretsi: We Are Handsome 1 piece swimsuit, $370 / Sun care, $32 / Almond Surfboards Almond Surf Shop Sandia Fish / MASLIN Zebra hide towel with leather holster, $385 / Recycled Paper Note - Double Ring A5 - Plain 80)
Billy Reid for eBay Holiday Capsule Collection
We’re counting the days til November 12th, when eBay launches it’s exclusive Holiday collection with Billy Reid along with 6 other Designers. To view the pieces, take a look at eBay’s Holiday Collection. Billy mentions how he was inspired to put his own spin on travel — ”having a bit of fun while keeping it chic” he says. Here’s a few more insights on Billy’s creative mind with our last Q&A.
Christmas in July with our eBay Holiday Designers
This week, eBay finally revealed the new product freshly announced last week with a party for friends and family in the media and designer world. The exclusive eBay Holiday Collective event revealed product the room adorned with wooden reindeers, white lights, and clever displays. “We love Christmas in July!” gushed Ruffian, one of the Collective designers. We do too, so why not get into the cheer early? I was lucky enough to DJ the event spinning classics like Carla Thomas’ “Gee Whiz its Christmas” while the team of designers — Chris Benz, Tibi, Steven Alan, Ruffian, Billy Reid, Jonathan Adler and Fallon— worked the room and dipped into the Peppermint eclairs and Gingerbread Chocolate Macaroons from Dominique Ansel Bakery. It was a night of toasting glasses and [MORE] checking out fine goods.
For just a few hours on Wednesday night, we all forgot about the summer heat wave sizzling outside the Fashion District doors. Speaking of supporting the Fashion District, you’ll be happy to know that 100% of our collection was created in the US. The Limited Edition exclusive Capsule Collection drops on eBay November 12, 2012, so set your watches. Til then, start making your wish lists!
(Photo credit - Clockwise: Steven Alan, Chris Benz, Dana Lorenz for Fallon, Billy Reid, Amy Smilovic for Tibi, Jonathan Adler, Claude Morais and Brian Wolk for Ruffian. Photo by Billy Farrell Agency)
eBay Holiday Capsule Collection Designers: Billy Reid
Meet Billy Reid, the winner of this years CFDA award for “Menswear Designer of the Year”. His Fall 2012 collection is every bit of a step up and step forward showing his evolution is nonstop. We’re thrilled to introduce our second designer in a series of seven greats who have created unique items to be sold exclusively on eBay this November 12, 2002. Billy is a simple man with a love for vintage and family. Here’s a few more things he shared with us…
Jauretsi: If you had to describe a day in the life of your customer, how would they spend the day ideally?
Billy Reid: Not sure I can speak for anyone else on their ideal day, but for me, I would spend it… [MORE] at the beach, at the lake, or in the woods with my family. I’m not sure if our customer’s ideal day is spent shopping, but that’s alright for sure if it is.
Q: When did you first realize you wanted to become a designer?
The first time I saw one of my ideas come to life, I knew I liked that process and feeling.
Q: Do you have a specific “aha find” on eBay? What was the item?
Vintage Levi’s 517 Jeans, I love! They were so hard to find in vintage shops I would visit. Then, I discovered several on eBay and bought several pairs. I probably do this once a year and replenish my stock.
Q: What are your top 3 fave holiday movies?
Miracle of 34th St, A Christmas Story, and Christmas Vacation.
Q: In terms of online searches, what do you recommend is the most savvy thing or genre to search for on eBay?
I love searching vintage designer accessories, as some really interesting things are available. Favorite search is most likely bags.
Q: What is your favorite thing about 2012 so far?
Q: What is your “go to” get away spot for the holidays? What essential items do you pack in your bags on that escape end of year?
My escape for the holidays is outside of town deep in the woods, football, cooking and downtime with family. So my bags are packed with hunting jackets and waterproof boots for all, and cooking supplies.
(Photo Credit: Food Republic)
Introducing Seven Designers for eBay’s First Holiday Capsule Collection
"I am obsessed with eBay" says Jonathan Adler, one of the seven designers we’re obsessed with too, so we created a unique capsule collection to be sold exclusively on eBay this Holiday season. Today we’re proud to announce this group collaboration, a first for the eBay family. Here’s the dream team (Top left, clock-wise): Ruffian, Chris Benz, Billy Reid, Tibi, Jonathan Adler, Fallon and Steven Alan.
There is a total of 40+ items in the collection, to be sold at a “Buy it Now” fixed price (instead of auction pricing). The best part is all items are under $100. Did we mention free… [MORE] shipping for US and International? Keep reading The Inside Source the next two weeks as we’ll be asking each designer about their Holiday inspirations and to show us a peek at their unique goodies. Why these seven designers? It seems each one has their own particular love affair with the eBay closet.
"I’m an avid eBay shopper" says Billy Reid who dips into the vast site to buy pretty things for his home. The designer duo Ruffian use the site as a design resource to develop their "virtual fashion archive". Then there’s Steven Alan. "I’ve always been crazy about tech stuff" gushes Alan, who uses eBay for much different reasons. Back in 1996, Steven was combing eBay for the first ever flip phone, Motorola’s Star TAC. "I was obsessing over it" confesses Steven. There goes that word again. OBSESS. Aww, we feel the same way about each one of them.
Keep your eyes peeled on November 12, 2012, when the Collection drops on eBay. This is just the beginning of a series of Holiday love you’ll see from this creative collective. Stay tuned for more.