21 Feb

Re-seller has been on etsy for 3 years with lots of sales. Their shop is a mix of handmade necklaces and lots of wholesale bought China leather bracelets. (web site which is unfinished) : The “about us” on web site states they buy from many designers. They are a retail company. They do not make any of the leather jewelry they sell.

They also have an ebay shop called ” kiskastyle ” kiskastyle@esty’s Swarovski pink pearl and leather bracelet… Swarovski pink pearl and leather bracelet by manufacturer Mily Kiskastyle@esty’s white leather braided leather with hamsa and charms… red braided leather with hamsa and charms by manufacturer Mily kiskastyle@etsy red leather kabbalah hamsa and blue glass evil eye… red leather kabbalah hamsa and blue glass evil eye bracelet by manufacturer Mily… kiskastyle@ebay leather and turquiose bracelet leather and turquoise bracelet by manufacturer Mily red leather bangles with heart charms by manufacturer

and kiskastyle’s red leather bangles with heart charms:

Another manufacturer which kiskastyle uses (Myth) leather bracelet with yoga charm by Kiskastyle… leather bracelet with yoga charm by Myth kiskastyle skinny black bangle with silver-plate… black skinny bangle with silver-plate by Myth

The shop best seller seems to be these skinny leather cord and metal tubing stackable bangle bracelets but I am having trouble finding all of them. I found the black leather with silver, but her shop also offers copper with gold, silver with gold, and red with gold, so maybe a fresh new pair of eyes could find these somewhere. I’ve pretty much scoured

There are also 2 other shops on etsy that sell these skinny leather bangles with metal tubing, but I am not sure if they are handmade or from wholesalers. I don’t want to call them out unless I am sure.
Also worth checking out is kiskastyle’s feedback-

“I ended up sending this back for a refund as it was not all together quality – the attachments to the octopus were not tight enough and scratched at my skin and the materials used seemed very cheap.”

“The chain I received is NOT the one in the picture. The quality was lacking on this item, it was a disappointment!”

“Item not as pictured. Returned for refund of purchase price.”

“Disappointing experience for my first time using Etsy. Item took 16 days to arrive after transaction and was not as pictured or described by seller.”

“Nothing like color in the photo.”

“This item took over 3 weeks to reach me and when I did receive it, it was not as described in the photo or text. Item read “high quality gold plated, 10x thicker than regular gold plating” but was cheap and thin and made a horrible sound against the chain, which was not the same as in the picture. The clasp was also not attached properly and protruded on the side. On the Kiskastyle website it says to send back an item with explanation for a full refund, which I did, the very next day and in perfect condition, but did not receive a refund nor did I receive a response to my multiple emails. DO NOT BUY FROM THIS SELLER.”

“When it was opened, it was clearly a poorly made piece of jewelry sure to break in no time. I contacted the seller, no reply, i contacted again, and she warned against bending it on purpose?! I explained it was too delicate for wear and asked for some solution. She replied with an accusation that i wore it and broke it and now wanted my money back, with no sight of any suggestion for a solution (no apology/exchange/return). Basically this seller makes cheap jewelry for a not so cheap price and when the buyer expresses dissatisfaction, they are just out of luck. I have never experienced such rudeness and poor customer service and i am an avid jewelry buyer and needless to say she spoiled a christmas gift and was not concerned in the least in making things right.”


58 Responses to “kiskastyle”

  1. WTFISAPDF February 21, 2010 at 5:17 pm #

    Geesh, she’s even using the wholesaler photos.

    Piece of shit seller.

    Go Etsy! You make us all so damn proud.

  2. ohmeohmy February 21, 2010 at 5:43 pm #

    now I hope others can find where she gets the damn leather cord bangles. She sells a gazillion of those!

    She’s been on etsy for 3 freakin’ years and knows the rules. How can she live with herself??

  3. Sarah February 21, 2010 at 6:06 pm #

    Well, for whatever good it might do, I’m going through and flagging all the items you’ve found with links to the sources. Etsy might not do anything with it, but I appreciate you taking the time to track all this down.

  4. Jen February 21, 2010 at 6:22 pm #

    Kiska was called out a year and a half ago on another blog. I’m extremely disgusted E still allows her to have a shop. She’s been reported numerous times.

    Here is a link to the blog post, with comments by Kiska herself – many of which she deleted:

  5. WTFISAPDF February 21, 2010 at 6:44 pm #

    Sick of these title tag stuffers too. No wonder buyers can’t find what they’re looking for.

  6. ohmeohmy February 21, 2010 at 9:18 pm #

    I think the skinny bangles are from South Korea. I just looked on and saw black and silver ones. I got tired of looking after page 10 but they make a bunch of skinny bangles with all diffeernt kinds of designs.

  7. JonhCocktoasten February 22, 2010 at 5:02 am #

    One of these things is not like the other, one of these items doesn’t belong….can you tell me which one of these items is different?

    Sad. Cute shop.

  8. Em February 22, 2010 at 6:54 am #

    Wouldn’t posting pictures of celebrities be against the law? She has a few.. one that appears to be a still from a movie.

  9. MadeByM**** February 22, 2010 at 7:56 am #

    Etsy, you’ve lost it! You have people doing your job for you and you still don’t do anything about it!

  10. PussDaddy February 22, 2010 at 10:25 am #

    Thanks for pointing this one out. I made a note of her so I don’t buy from her. I wonder how she lasted so long?

  11. Kris10 February 22, 2010 at 10:45 am #

    This seller has been flagged for years. Somehow Etsy does not think they are breaking any TOU.

  12. Life During Wartime February 22, 2010 at 11:05 am #

    I remembered this shop from Flaggy blog. Yes, she’s been flagged for years. But Etsy’s reaction was to feature her on the FP a bunch of times last year. And I think I’ve seen her items in the GGs and/or the Dorque as well. If all that admin does about flags is ask the seller if they make their own stuff, and she said ‘yeah, youbetcha’, then I guess she would be welcome to have a shop on Etsy forever.

    Looks like stuff for a Vegas tourist trap gift shop to me (and the feedback OMFG). But then I am a jealous hating bitch who has no life.

  13. Les February 22, 2010 at 11:19 am #

    Stuff in plastic wrap is a bit of a flag for me.

  14. PussDaddy February 22, 2010 at 11:32 am #

    I don’t get your post Les. You mean the cards? A lot of the cards I buy are in plastic when I receive them and they are handmade. Or what am I missing?

  15. Christine February 22, 2010 at 11:51 am #

    I think I’m about to open a can of worms here but it’s been on my mind. I’m both a buyer and seller on Etsy. I take pride in my handmade jewelry and if anyone asks me about a piece I can customize, resize etc. How? Because I make it myself.

    Now as an internet shopper I’m very careful and don’t make quick impulse buys especially on Etsy. If I see something I like I read about it and the seller. I also look at the feedback. I’m pretty good at picking out a reseller, thanks in part to the education I get here, but also because I open my eyes and look. I don’t want buyers to leave Etsy but I would also like buyers to take a good look at what they are purchasing. This seller is a great example. It’s so obvious it’s not handmade. If you can find it in your area Chinatown then go buy it there. If you truly want something handmade move on and keep looking.

    I understand looking for the perfect item on Etsy has become an exercise in frustration but there are some hidden handmade and vintage diamonds amongst all the coal and when you find it jackpot!

  16. Em February 22, 2010 at 12:04 pm #

    You raise an excellent point; too bad not all buyers realize this. I actually like those leather bangle bracelet things, but no way in hell I’d ever buy them on Etsy, especially this seller. If I want cheap, imported stuff that I could never make myself, I’ll go to walmart.

  17. grannygirl February 22, 2010 at 12:04 pm #

    I have to wonder how many customers are fooled by the celeb photos and think she is designing all of this “great” work for all of hollywood, therefore they want it too.

  18. MadeByM**** February 22, 2010 at 12:39 pm #

    “But then I am a jealous hating bitch who has no life.” That should be our “motto”!

  19. Really? February 22, 2010 at 1:01 pm #

    I think EB addressed this, but here are a few of the more problematic 2010 Olympics listings:

    I don’t think these sellers realize just how serious a violation this is. I’m from Salt Lake and I remember reading about a few places being busted for selling unlicensed Olympic merchandise. The fine was astronomical. It’s one thing to mess with Sanrio and quite another to mess with the IOC. Just saying.

  20. Sarah February 22, 2010 at 1:46 pm #

    Seconding the motto suggestion, but only if we capitalize every letter.

  21. notvintage February 22, 2010 at 1:50 pm #

    Sometimes I think you get what you deserve. Anyone who buys her shit without really looking at the shop feedback etc etc is asking for it.
    Of course, one would think that those who are paid by Etsy to pick shit would try not to pick SHIT!

  22. detroit February 22, 2010 at 1:59 pm #

    People who craft or do art themselves usually develop a pretty good eye in terms of discerning what’s handmade, and what’s not. I, for example have taken sewing, pottery, jewelry making classes. And done a ton of crafts over the years.

    But, for the non-crafting general public – their ability to spot factory-made is not usually as practiced or developed. In fact, they have no clue how most things are made – be it in a workshop, or a sweatshop.

    I had mentioned before wanting to start a shop – and tell friends and family about it. But I’d be terrified of the concept of my Grandma, for example, browsing around Etsy. She would just take Etsy’s claims that everything is handmade at face value. And it would be too easy for her to be duped.

    I too get frustrated at the people buying the reseller crap. Like – ‘What the hell? You REALLY think someone sewed that at home???’ It seems so obvious to me it’s fraudulent. But we forget we have a lot of practice and experience that a lot of people lack.

    That’s what pisses me off the most. Yeah – resellers sell a lot of junk (ruining the aesthetic of Etsy), and they take sales away from the other, legit sellers. But the worst thing is that by hosting the resellers and saying it’s a site for ‘handmade’ – Etsy is actually cheating people. Defrauding their own customers! It’s gross!

  23. itstinks February 22, 2010 at 1:59 pm #

    I second the motto and the capitalizing idea.

    I’d also like to point out that kiskastyle also leaves retaliatory negative feedback when people complain about her cheap imported, mass produced crap. So, she’s just an all around class act.

  24. jenjasmine February 22, 2010 at 2:39 pm #

    I’m nauseated.

    What a dirt bag seller.

  25. MadeByM**** February 22, 2010 at 2:48 pm #


  26. Christine February 22, 2010 at 2:52 pm #

    Detroit, I agree that crafters are able to spot non-handmade better than those who don’t craft but it’s about common sense as well. If you see it in Walmart it ain’t handmade no matter what the website says. You are absolutely right that Etsy is cheating buyers with their claim of handmade. If Etsy is going to embrace the resellers they need to change their tagline.

  27. PussDaddy February 22, 2010 at 3:26 pm #

    Well for heaven’s sakes, now buyers are responsible for resellers being on Etsy. What are buyers not to blame for? Today they already made us responsible for being more understanding of sellers who set up shop but have no paypal account even though they list it as a method of payment, then sell something, but leave the buyer sitting in limbo for a month before paypal refunds the money do to it being unclaimed, then just up and disappearring, all with not a convo or email answered for the duration of all this. Fucking ridiculous.

    Some stuff you can easily tell it is not handmade, some stuff unless you make it yourself you wouldn’t know, and I will be damned if I am going to be made responsible for it.

  28. PussDaddy February 22, 2010 at 3:29 pm #

    No wonder you people don’t post in your real names.

  29. ohmeohmy February 22, 2010 at 3:40 pm #

    I just don’t get it. admin says they are still hiring people to research the flags we send them.

    We provide links and photos to the wholesale sites, compare them with the re-sellers’ items. We do all the research, yet a re-seller store can stay open for years???

  30. etsycallout February 22, 2010 at 3:44 pm #

    Check out our sidebar!

  31. Life During Wartime February 22, 2010 at 4:22 pm #

    That is too funny, ECO!

  32. Sarah February 22, 2010 at 4:25 pm #

    Beautiful! At last, a motto I can embrace and call my own. I think I’m going to translate it into Latin, ‘ya know, to be all classy.

  33. Em February 22, 2010 at 4:35 pm #

    Love the motto and fully embracing my bitchiness.

    I’m so fed up with Etsy. I paid them around $60 last month in fees and they can’t even remove the shit sellers even after the research and work has been done for them. I just signed up for a Yahoo e-commerce account and if I can ever figure out how to use it I’d like to make it my main way of selling so I can give Etsy a big ‘eff you.’

    And I’m just one person on the long list of those who’ve written Etsy off and won’t shop/sell there. It’s so sad – I loved Etsy when I first started selling.

  34. MadeByM**** February 22, 2010 at 4:41 pm #

    I love it! Too cool!

  35. MadeByM**** February 22, 2010 at 4:44 pm #

    May we use it in our blogs to link it here?

  36. MadeByM**** February 22, 2010 at 4:46 pm #

    And my website, too?

  37. MadeByM**** February 22, 2010 at 4:58 pm #

    I took the liberty and added it to my blog and website….if you prefer I don’t, let me know.

    Scroll to the bottom of my blog to see it!

    Here it is on my website…..

    They are linked here!

  38. Angel February 22, 2010 at 5:15 pm #

    I suggest amending it to But Than I Am A Jealous Hating Bitch Who Has No Life.

    The spelling makes it extra tragic and extra hilarious.

  39. itstinks February 22, 2010 at 7:06 pm #

    Maybe you should change it to bitch/bastard so that it will be politically correct.

    You know, because I wouldn’t want to exclude the males who also have no life and are jealous haters.

  40. Thud February 22, 2010 at 8:21 pm #

    On the topic of jealous haters…
    this shop is going strong… apparently they got called on therir rip offs (Scooby Doo, Sesame street etc.) as they have re-named their puppets… ‘Mystery Dog?!” “Space Wars” but still reference their copyright theft in each listing. Ugh.

  41. Thud February 22, 2010 at 8:23 pm #

    And on the topic of Etsy with their heads up their asses…
    been flagged to death for reselling Bolivian fair trade puppets… made for her grandkids my butt.

  42. Em February 22, 2010 at 9:30 pm #

    I don’t know about the others, but I just meant it’s unfortunate that a lot of buyers don’t look at things the same way crafters do. Not trying to place blame on anyone except the reselling bastards and the people who allow them to flourish.

  43. Kirsi February 23, 2010 at 2:08 am #

    She sure has a lot of unreasonable buyers…

  44. PussDaddy February 23, 2010 at 6:04 am #

    Thanks for the clarification EM. You know it’s not always easy being a buyer either. No buyer wants to have to take something and analyze it and run it up the flag poll and chop it all to hell and do an internet search and stuff just to justify what they are buying. Most buyers just want to buy it and be done with it.

  45. PussDaddy February 23, 2010 at 6:05 am #

    Uh oh I misspelled pole.

  46. JonhCocktoasten February 23, 2010 at 6:22 am #


  47. MadeByM**** February 23, 2010 at 6:34 am #

    And $40.00 for shipping? Flagged!!!!!!!

  48. Christine February 23, 2010 at 10:12 am #

    PD – I didn’t say buyers are responsible for resellers on Etsy. I said buyers need to take a good look before they buy. Some things are not easy to spot as handmade or not. I have trouble with knitted items. Did they or didn’t they knit it themselves? I could tell if I could touch it and turn it inside out but since I can’t do that online if I have a doubt I don’t buy. All buyers are able to look at a sellers feedback. If someone has a number of negatives with people saying it’s cheap crap, don’t purchase from them. When something says brand new Gucci wallet it’s not handmade and it’s not vintage. I’m saying slow down and make sure you get what you want and you know what you are getting. When in doubt walk away.

  49. MandyAnn February 23, 2010 at 2:54 pm #

    I’ve flagged this store so many times and it’s done nothing. I cringe every time I see their things on the front page of Etsy. Thanks for bringing awareness to a big problem on Etsy.

  50. UnaTronic February 25, 2010 at 1:21 am #

    God this stuff is driving me crazy!!
    What is it going to take for Etsy to really crack down?
    There needs to be a big change, and soon. It’s getting terrible. Let me explain, Etsy admins, in case you just don’t get it:
    1. You make money from all these listings and do nothing.
    2. Buyers of handmade goods leave.
    3. ….so sellers of handmade goods leave.
    4. You become a shitty version of ebay.

    Good job.

    This makes me more sad than angry.

  51. UnaTronic February 25, 2010 at 1:29 am #

    Also, Puss- I hope I don’t sound like a total freak, but I’m always happy to see Regretsy people over here. 😀

  52. PussDaddy February 25, 2010 at 2:01 am #

    Well heck I wouldn’t buy a Gucci anything to begin with, lol. I am not a big ol’ ugly purse with big as L’ and V’s on it type person either and honestly I secretly laugh my ass of when I see people carrying these hideous monstrosities, I don’t give a damn how much you paid for it, the damn thing is ugly you hear me? And thanks UnaTronic.

  53. KiskaStyle March 20, 2010 at 1:13 am #

    You are just wasting your time. Sellers on Alibaba or whatever are using my picture, I can prove it by showing large size picture made by my own camera. My items on Etsy are made by me and I can customize any item. I didn’t took any classes, I am not sure what classes are will teach you have a talent. Some jewelry on etsy are professionally made, not all jewelry made by grandma or for grandma.
    Yes, I got email from etsy and I show step by step how I make my own jewelry. Maybe you should stop police other sellers and think how you can make some improvement in your own shop?
    Etsy is the best. And if you are disagree please don’t use it.

  54. trishua July 27, 2010 at 7:54 am #

    Uh! I didn’t know about this crummy seller and bought an item from her. She sent some cheap imitation crap and is now refusing to take refund. She also left a nasty feedback calling me insane and that I need to be in a mental institution! What a classless person! I want to know what recourse I can take to get her off Etsy!!!

  55. kiskastyle-sucks July 27, 2010 at 12:39 pm #

    I’ve also bought things from her that turned out to be a piece of crap! I wish I had known about these types of swindlers before buying on Etsy. I will no longer be browsing Etsy for purchases. Tania DuPerault who runs the Kiskastyle is a crook!

  56. kiskastyle July 27, 2010 at 12:44 pm #

    Trisha, this is why I called you a mental patient…

    Just give it up already. All the things you say are lies and only a mental patient can have 2 different versions of reality in their head. Get yourself a life.

  57. BlackDahlia July 30, 2010 at 2:22 pm #

    Kiska, it sounds like YOURE the mental patient with 2 realities. You sell things you don’t make but claim you do, you send crappy merchandise and then say that the person who bought it is UNREASONABLE?! So its unreasonable now to expect a quality products. Oh..and a handmade product if thats what the buyer is paying for. How dare any of your unhappy buyers leave negative feedback for you when you fail to provide the product and service that your customers, the ones PAYING YOU, expect.

    Okay so maybe you have amazing talent and don’t need to take jewelry making classes..okay, we get it ::rollseyes:: but you need to take a BUSINESS CLASS or at least a quick course in CUSTOMER SERVICE. Reseller or not, calling your paying customers mental patients is NOT the way to run a business.

  58. It's about frelling time February 5, 2011 at 5:43 pm #

    Kiskastyle is finally closed, it looks like from bad feedback, not for being a reseller. They had at least 50 negatives before they closed.

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