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"This pair of shorts was originally a pair of men’s 32 x 32 Lee Riders long pants. While at a Grateful Dead concert back in the day (and those were the days!!!), it became very hot at one of their outdoor summer classics (I believe it was up in Buffalo…..). I had forgotten to bring shorts for the weekend, so the guy I was with, now my husband, helped me out with a pair of borrowed scissors! True story - gosh, I hate giving these up!!!!” —  July 8, 2012, eBay Seller BrewHogger1217

Sentimental Value: True Stories from the eBay closet. Curated by Emily Spivack | Photograph: Jessica Malafouris | Illustration: Tomas M.

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Betty Boop to the Rescue… Again
By Sade Lythcott
When the stock market crashed in 1929, there was no such thing as a golden parachute; the economy was all but dead, the housing market had collapsed, and the spirits of the people were desperately low. The Great Depression had settled upon America. Eagerly seeking out a distraction from the harsh realities of the real world, audiences clamored for animator Max Fleischer’s carefree, alluring new cartoon character—Betty Boop. — V Magazine
Sound familiar? Well, the folks at Lancôme are hoping that a little Boop is just what the doctor ordered for today’s difficult times. With the ultimate fashion makeover — from updating Miss Boop’s LBD to producing the perfect spray tan — fashion’s fun-loving glamour girl is officially back as the poster child for Lancôme’s new Hypnôse Star mascara. 
I don’t know about you, but Betty Boop makes me happy just looking at her. You, too, can harness the power of all things Boop here on eBay.
(Image: Courtesy of V Magazine)

Betty Boop to the Rescue… Again

By Sade Lythcott

When the stock market crashed in 1929, there was no such thing as a golden parachute; the economy was all but dead, the housing market had collapsed, and the spirits of the people were desperately low. The Great Depression had settled upon America. Eagerly seeking out a distraction from the harsh realities of the real world, audiences clamored for animator Max Fleischer’s carefree, alluring new cartoon character—Betty Boop. — V Magazine

Sound familiar? Well, the folks at Lancôme are hoping that a little Boop is just what the doctor ordered for today’s difficult times. With the ultimate fashion makeover — from updating Miss Boop’s LBD to producing the perfect spray tan — fashion’s fun-loving glamour girl is officially back as the poster child for Lancôme’s new Hypnôse Star mascara

I don’t know about you, but Betty Boop makes me happy just looking at her. You, too, can harness the power of all things Boop here on eBay.

(Image: Courtesy of V Magazine)

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Every Man Needs a Good Axe
By Jauretsi 
Have you ever checked out eBay’s selection of axes? There is a myriad of axes from sporting types to vintage collectibles to be hung as wall art. Winter will be kicking in soon anyway, so you’ll want a strong one around to break those logs in place for the fireplace. 
(Photo: Courtesy of Lo Studio)

Every Man Needs a Good Axe

By Jauretsi 

Have you ever checked out eBay’s selection of axes? There is a myriad of axes from sporting types to vintage collectibles to be hung as wall art. Winter will be kicking in soon anyway, so you’ll want a strong one around to break those logs in place for the fireplace. 

(Photo: Courtesy of Lo Studio)

(Source: theblackworkshop)

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Fall is the time to commit to your pumps. I’m sorta obsessed with these Charlotte Olympia metallics with a set of red lips, no less. If you can’t find this one in stores any more, consider another pair of Charlotte Olympia’s from the eBay closet. — Jauretsi

Fall is the time to commit to your pumps. I’m sorta obsessed with these Charlotte Olympia metallics with a set of red lips, no less. If you can’t find this one in stores any more, consider another pair of Charlotte Olympia’s from the eBay closet. — Jauretsi

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Get Ready for Paris Fashion Week
By Jauretsi
Paris Fashion Week begins today, September 25th. To get into the mood, we present you with Taschen’s “must have” book, Paris, Portrait of a City. It leads us through what Goethe described as a “universal city where every step upon a bridge or a square recalls a great past, where a fragment of history is unrolled at the corner of every street”. Photographers include Daguerre, Marville, Atget, Lartigue, Brassaï, Kertész, Ronis, Doisneau, and Cartier-Bresson among many others. The book is available on the Taschen website for $69.99. I spotted a few other Taschen/Paris items on eBay if you’d like to add to this collection. And now, let the shows begin! 
(Photo: Courtesy of Paris: Portrait of a City, Taschen)

Get Ready for Paris Fashion Week

By Jauretsi

Paris Fashion Week begins today, September 25th. To get into the mood, we present you with Taschen’s “must have” book, Paris, Portrait of a City. It leads us through what Goethe described as a “universal city where every step upon a bridge or a square recalls a great past, where a fragment of history is unrolled at the corner of every street”. Photographers include Daguerre, Marville, Atget, Lartigue, Brassaï, Kertész, Ronis, Doisneau, and Cartier-Bresson among many others. The book is available on the Taschen website for $69.99. I spotted a few other Taschen/Paris items on eBay if you’d like to add to this collection. And now, let the shows begin! 

(Photo: Courtesy of Paris: Portrait of a City, Taschen)

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Wes Lang: Grateful Dead Approved
By Jauretsi
Wes Lang is an artist from New Jersey. He likes to draw Indian skulls, grim reapers, little birdies and Native American references. He’s also a tattoo artist. Recently Wes created a drawing show called “Sitting in a Rainbow”, a series he drew on hotel stationery at LA’s Chateau Marmont. The series was presented with an event at the Chateau’s legendary penthouse for one night only. 
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Wes is also a serious Grateful Dead fan. Apparently, the word got out on Wes’ talent which led to the commission of all time — the opportunity to design a new icon for the identity of the band. An Indian skull image, created by Wes, is featured on the cover and throughout a new boxed set of the Dead’s East Coast 1990 tour (titled Spring 90) that was just released, as well as on a line of merchandise including work wear jackets, t-shirts, blankets and more. October 1 marks the release of The Grateful Dead Almanac, a massive compendium on the history of the band that will bear Wes’ handiwork, archival prints of the Indian skull image and more exclusive merchandise. 
Keep an eye on the website Exhibition A who just posted a print of Wes Lang (pictured above) called “Flying Death” on archival quality paper at $250 and $1000. In the short time it took us to write this blog post, the print sold out. His last print for Exhibition A, “Dear Comrade”, sold out as well. In other words, pay attention to Wes Lang. He’s brilliant, unique, and on the rise. Until his next awesome print goes for sale, I spotted a few Wes Lang collectibles in the eBay closet. Here’s a few of Wes’ Grateful Dead items too. 
(Image: Courtesy of the artist)

Wes Lang: Grateful Dead Approved

By Jauretsi

Wes Lang is an artist from New Jersey. He likes to draw Indian skulls, grim reapers, little birdies and Native American references. He’s also a tattoo artist. Recently Wes created a drawing show called “Sitting in a Rainbow”, a series he drew on hotel stationery at LA’s Chateau Marmont. The series was presented with an event at the Chateau’s legendary penthouse for one night only. 

[MORE]

Wes is also a serious Grateful Dead fan. Apparently, the word got out on Wes’ talent which led to the commission of all time — the opportunity to design a new icon for the identity of the band. An Indian skull image, created by Wes, is featured on the cover and throughout a new boxed set of the Dead’s East Coast 1990 tour (titled Spring 90) that was just released, as well as on a line of merchandise including work wear jackets, t-shirts, blankets and more. October 1 marks the release of The Grateful Dead Almanac, a massive compendium on the history of the band that will bear Wes’ handiwork, archival prints of the Indian skull image and more exclusive merchandise. 

Keep an eye on the website Exhibition A who just posted a print of Wes Lang (pictured above) called “Flying Death” on archival quality paper at $250 and $1000. In the short time it took us to write this blog post, the print sold out. His last print for Exhibition A, “Dear Comrade”, sold out as well. In other words, pay attention to Wes Lang. He’s brilliant, unique, and on the rise. Until his next awesome print goes for sale, I spotted a few Wes Lang collectibles in the eBay closet. Here’s a few of Wes’ Grateful Dead items too. 

(Image: Courtesy of the artist)

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Insta-Peep-o-Gram: Gold Rush 

By Sade Lythcott

In our ever watchful eye for combing through Instagram, we spotted the trend of heavy golding. Fashion designer Rachel Roy (@Rachel_Roy), Fashion model turned blogger Alexandra Spencer (@4thandbleeker) & style mavens Erica & Lauren from HonestlyWTF all were spotted during Fashion Week sporting the have it now bold chunky gold bangles.  You can make this mix and match look your own with a little help from eBay

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Fortunately Yours

By Sade Lythcott

A great house-warming gift or hostess gift is none other than tarot/angle cards. Think vintage and beautiful illustrations. They can be used to quench playful curiosity, or used as a decrotive motif in the home. Either way, it’s a fortunate gift. Peruse the eBay’s selection here  and check out your fortune today.

(Illustration: Rebecca Moses)

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Astrology Watch: Kitty Flats by Charlotte Olympia
By Jauretsi
On the cusp of Leo ending and Virgo beginning, I thought I’d post a final feline inspiration for the month. The image of Charlotte Olympia’s Kitty Flats (pictured by Tracianne) makes you wanna purr inside. I spotted a few Charlotte Olympia Kitty Flats in the eBay closet for those ladies who want their cat energy all year round.  

Astrology Watch: Kitty Flats by Charlotte Olympia

By Jauretsi

On the cusp of Leo ending and Virgo beginning, I thought I’d post a final feline inspiration for the month. The image of Charlotte Olympia’s Kitty Flats (pictured by Tracianne) makes you wanna purr inside. I spotted a few Charlotte Olympia Kitty Flats in the eBay closet for those ladies who want their cat energy all year round.  

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Reality. Not Reality Stars. By Lanvin. 

By Jauretsi

Lanvin just released their Fall/Winter 2012 campaign celebrating “Individuals”. It’s full of characters, real people, and compelling fragments of stream of consciousness. As Lanvin states, it’s “Reality. Not Reality Stars”. One of my favorite brands found in the eBay closet (see dresses or bags or shoes), Lanvin never disappoints with their creative. I’m feeling this trend of character studies. Steven Meisel photographs this campaign while House and Holme acts as Creative Direction. Well done, Lanvin! — Jauretsi