dmpols has fake Gucci bags with the tags still on it:
WatashiPanda has a whole lot of non-handmade Sanrio/Hello Kitty stuff
Some listings show the necklace in its original packaging and says Made In China:
meanii86 is not shy about her store being ALL Hello Kitty but every listing is still being put in the handmade sections.
PINKSTARswimwear was recently on the front page.
If you check out her shop it’s a drastic difference between “professional” and crap low grade digital and to top it off, it looks like she doesn’t know how to rotate her pictures.
This listing is only for a Medium. As someone commented- if you made them, all sizes would be available.
Hellobianca6 is back open with a few less items yet her shop announcement stays the same.
Not only is this photo taken directly in a STORE, but the description even says:
“The gown came with sparkling white gloves to adorn the dress.”
She has tons of these dresses in her store. In addition to… wait for it… a $575 Louis Vuitton handbag!
Sad part is, she registered in February and has already made several sales.
“high quality Fashion Cubic Zirconia (CZ) Gems “Diamond Quality” handset into Permanently Bonded 14K Gold.”
Bad name for a bad shop.
I’ve had my doubts about these:
Gift basket of commercial crap:
Fake Louis Vuitton Shoes (and not vintage either)
first, let me say that your blog is quite amusing and informative. thanks for keeping us all in the know!
secondly, i want to bring your attention to a few shops – of many – which are international sellers peddling tourist souvenirs as ‘handmade’. as a seller in Asia with only (verifiable! vintage items they’re not really my personal competition, but it does hurt my shop when people believe that everything sold from Asia is a fraud.
these two shops sell the EXACT same rubbish that i see in every tourist-trap bazaar, every day. sure, it’s ‘handmade’ somewhere along the way – but in sweatshops by women and kids who then sell it to these people for mere pennies. i don’t think that’s the sort of image Etsy wants to portray…..
i can say for certain that both of these are frauds. in the first – i cannot believe that this ONE person knows how to make EVERY SINGLE STYLE of tourist handbag sold all over town here. on the second, the lady is selling silver, wood, fabric (SAME PURSES as the first one!) and many other mediums, professionally done, and also strangely enough identical to everything in the bazaars.
PLEASE help to rid etsy of sweatshop items!
In other news, regs123 is back from “callout vacation”. She has changed some verbage but it still bothers me that she says “All of my artwork is either hand painted or hand drawn”..just say traced. Even the best artists in the world could not make absolute exact copies. Nice try. It’s still copyright and Disney will find you.
From the listing: “Publisher: Hermes House (January 1, 2004) ”
From the listing: “(The first book in the Star Wars : Dark Forces series)
Image from amazon (didn’t even bother to edit it), info I found at Amazon: “Publisher: Citadel Press; 2Rev Ed edition (Feb 1999)” http://www.amazon.co.uk/Films-Steven-Spielberg-Douglas-Brode/dp/0806519517/ref=sr_1_9/275-4818122-0473214?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1248519771&sr=1-9
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LOUIS VUITTON VINTAGE CHECKBOOK WALLET – $25.00
“i am not sure of authenticy of it, but it is real nice. not hardly any wear.” I know we’ve seen this before, but it’s just so “funny”.
Kirsi the Troll