Straight Off The Streets!

22 Aug

Here are a bunch of shops with that “off the streets” quality…

adix1977
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5860744 These carved elephants are in the art category. The photo frames still have price tags on them.

juicyjewelz
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6027099

vintagetibet
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7909375 A reader thinks this site is their source.

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24 Responses to “Straight Off The Streets!”

  1. meh August 22, 2009 at 11:18 am #

    that reminds me…i have to stop at the dollar store after work to pick up inventory for my shop.

    🙂

  2. Jenn August 22, 2009 at 1:36 pm #

    I’ve seen those carved elephants at Ten Thousand Villages.
    While they are handmade, I’d be willing to bet they’re not handmade by the shop owner.
    Grrr.

  3. Dagnabbit August 22, 2009 at 3:37 pm #

    I emailed the elephant seller. She told me she and her family makes ALL that stuff. Huh. Not buying it, literally or figuratively.

  4. Dee August 22, 2009 at 3:49 pm #

    ask her if they can make them in a larger size.

    That is a tip off for me, when a seller can’t customize an item. It tells me they are a reseller.

  5. forum rubbernecker August 22, 2009 at 4:21 pm #

    JuicyJewelz should be shut down for using “z” instead of “s”.

    Gratez on mah nervz…

  6. Karen August 23, 2009 at 7:39 pm #

    Vintage Tibet is gonzo-daddy-o!

  7. Gern Blanston August 24, 2009 at 6:05 am #

    Here is another:

    http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7887483

  8. Amy August 24, 2009 at 10:57 am #

    ok, so i have no proof just a funny feeling when someone says ‘I choose one of a kind pieces…’ what do you think:
    http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7572629

  9. Amy August 24, 2009 at 11:00 am #

    gern – I love this from their policies: ‘There is ‘No Refund’ if you leave me a negative feedback without contacting me first’.

  10. Steamedpunk August 24, 2009 at 11:24 am #

    “That is a tip off for me, when a seller can’t customize an item. It tells me they are a reseller.”

    Yeah, they are available in “medium.” Where’s the large? where’s the small? Isn’t it odd to describe your “custom “work as “medium?” I dunno.
    Who cares?

  11. Suz August 24, 2009 at 1:21 pm #

    You’re good Amy!

    This little gem http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29388781 is item no. 3790 in the Banana House’s past inventory http://banana-house-past.blogspot.com/ (you can see where the Etsy seller has blurred the BH logo on her pic).

    And, hey, while you’re there, look for some other Banana House items that Diva’s Secret Closet carries. Ooops! Sorry, Diva, was that the secret?

  12. Amy August 25, 2009 at 1:46 am #

    Well found Suz! Right, im off to flag it!

  13. Erin August 25, 2009 at 5:58 am #

    Wow. That is some really skillful work in covering up that logo.

  14. Graceless August 25, 2009 at 10:33 am #

    DSC’s Additional Policies and FAQ:

    Please Note: Purchases may take up to 2-3 weeks before you’ll receive them. As much as I love piecing together Dita’s Secret Closet, I do need time to prepare each item you’ve purchased. The material chosen to create each outfit is limited. Therefore, I will not custom make any requests. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

    I laughed mightily.

  15. Sarah August 25, 2009 at 4:06 pm #

    Good to know people flag stuff like that. It awes me how quickly people make these connections…

  16. Gern Blanston August 26, 2009 at 2:35 pm #

    And one more:

    http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7915750

  17. Max August 27, 2009 at 5:26 am #

    Yeah, those elephants are really cool.

    I got some on a trip to India once. They are everywhere – sold all over the streets and in every little shop and at the airport.

  18. MadeByM**** August 27, 2009 at 12:14 pm #

    Just found this shop……..one of their keyboard wrist pads are on the FP. Having a hard time thinking this is “handmade”!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25314237

  19. Amy August 30, 2009 at 2:37 am #

    I can’t believe the shop I highlighted the other week is still open – http://www.ditassecretcloset.etsy.com – flag people!!

  20. Gern Blanston August 30, 2009 at 1:47 pm #

    Another straight off the streets…

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27712564

  21. louise August 31, 2009 at 12:16 am #

    my friend once brought me two seemingly identical elephants home from a trip to India. I still have one here, although its trunk is a trifle smashed up;)

  22. imwithya August 31, 2009 at 3:36 pm #

    Amy- I googled “dizzy darling” because it was written behind some of the models in that shop and this site that came up. Surprise! Same background/same models. REPORTED.

    http://www.angiehearts.net/Dizzy_Darling_s/256.htm

  23. BeautifulGems September 5, 2009 at 6:46 pm #

    Yeah, those elephants are really cool.

    I got some on a trip to India once. They are everywhere – sold all over the streets and in every little shop and at the airport.

    Sounds like mass produced to me.

  24. sadaf November 3, 2009 at 9:39 pm #

    thats really funny. I actually just SAW one of those elephants today, my coworker had it, his friend brought it as a souvenir from india for him.
    I’m sure that the etsy seller was selling them back then on a street stand. Selling on the internet was only a dream.

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