So sick of people selling designer knockoffs– as vintage and handmade. They know what they are doing.
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38353130 Vintage Animal Print 60’s Sunglasses. Is she just being shady or that ignorant?! Even the most unseasoned eye to vintage would know those sunglasses aren’t anywhere NEAR the 60’s. Or the 70’s.
Dolce and Gabbana were formed in 1985. And these weren’t even made around then.
This article How to Tell if Dolce & Gabbana Sunglasses Are Authentic says “Authentic Dolce & Gabbana glasses will never have any spaces between the words in the logo, and will usually either say, “Dolce&Gabbana” or “D&G.”
On top of being 40 years off I see spaces so they might even be fake. Double fail. Also has LV & other new but used bags that she is deciding to call vintage.
*****http://www.etsy.com/shop/CoreysCorner has every brand covered it seems.
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41292067 Which she is claiming could be from the 40’s. If you look up vintage Lederer De Paris you only find items from the 50’s and at that time they were only making alligator, lizard skin bags. NOT PLAID.
She says “It’s Styled with a Softer Form & I Believe is one of their Famous “SOFTEE” Bags. I saw an Ad for their “SOFTEE’S” in a 1950’s Vintage Magazine & it was Exactly this Bag just in a Black Leather!! Its Not a Hard Shell or Stiff & has Movement, & its Fashioned with a Gusseted Like Construction Along its Top & its Outer Sides Tuck In & the Front Top Slightly Folds In on a Slant & then the Back Top Flaps Over both with a Curve; ( Adding Element to it’s Round Appeal ); & then it Secures at the Upper Front with a Center Brass Turn lock.”
I love her point of reference for dating even though it’s not even the same style. It MUST be the same. Google “softee’s” and nothing comes up.
“Report this shop to Etsy” feature
As part of our efforts to more effectively target sellers that violate Etsy’s rules – especially resellers – we have just released an option to allow members to flag entire shops, rather than just specific listings. This should make it simpler for members to flag shops, and easier for us to clear out shops that are breaking the rules in a timely and efficient manner.
The feature works the same way as flagging a listing does, just with different, “shop level” options – click “report this shop”, fill in the form, and submit. You will still be able to flag specific listings too (for mis-tagging, etc.).
Now that we have a way to properly flag shops, please start flagging reseller shops as “These items are not handmade, vintage or crafting supplies”, rather than emailing them to HeyMichelle (http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6455116).
This is a small but important part of a larger effort to improve the way we handle flags. The information we receive through the flagging system is invaluable, and we appreciate it immensely.