Designer Knockoffs

19 Mar

So sick of people selling designer knockoffs– as vintage and handmade. They know what they are doing.

***** 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.

***** has every brand covered it seems.

***** 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
Etsy Admin
indec says:
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 (

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.


12 Responses to “Designer Knockoffs”

  1. lala March 19, 2010 at 11:33 am #

    Those Dolce & Gabbana glasses are from 2005. Vintage my ass. That LV bag she has listed in only a few years old and an unbelievably bad fake (which she kind of admits). Those Puma sneaks are less than 5 years old.

  2. Life During Wartime March 19, 2010 at 12:47 pm #

    mayco is a Chinese reseller shop. The shop announcement is blatantly deceptive: it says “everything in my shop is one and only” but the sold items show that is not the case.

    A ripoff, bald-faced and shameless.

    Obviously, the new ‘martketplace integrity’ bot is working well catching resellers. Uh, no…

  3. notvintage March 19, 2010 at 2:41 pm #

    “Report this shop”. Sure, great feature. Except if nobody monitors and deals with the flags in any sort of timely matter, it’s just as useless as ‘report this item”.
    Thanks a lot, useless Etsy “employees”.

  4. detroit March 19, 2010 at 6:56 pm #

    lol – looking at the Mayco ‘models’… I see the guidette, Snooki lip pooch is a worldwide scourge…

  5. Kiss My Ass March 19, 2010 at 7:12 pm #


  6. it stinks March 19, 2010 at 7:14 pm #

    Wasn’t Mayco called out before? Maybe in comments?
    I remember their “handmade” headbands that are just like the ones you can buy at Target or Walmart. They come in those lovely wedding colors of black and brown.

  7. Beth March 20, 2010 at 7:50 pm #

    No offense if anyone here is of Oriental background, but the majority of resellers I have seen, have poor English and are from Asian countries, but sometimes live in US. I don’t think it’s that they don’t understand, I think they just don’t give a flying ^&*#^&$#.

  8. detroit March 21, 2010 at 9:12 am #

    Erm, Beth – no offense, but that’s really stoopid!

    It has nothing to do with people’s ‘oriental’ background.

    It’s because Asia is where most of the frikken garment and accessory slave labor factories are located. Drrr….

    Ya know, look at all the crap you buy. Most says “made in china”, or Vietnam, or India, etc. etc.

    In fact, that’s why Etsy’s allowance of all these resellers pisses me off. It makes people prejudiced against sellers from Asia. And legitimate crafters from that part of the world get screwed.

  9. Hmm March 21, 2010 at 9:29 am #

    I’m thinking about making a sock puppet account and going on a wholesale buying rampage across E. My shop on Etsy is dead anyway may as well do something on there!

  10. Kiss My Ass March 21, 2010 at 8:57 pm #

    Hmm Says:
    March 21, 2010 at 9:29 am

    I’m thinking about making a sock puppet account and going on a wholesale buying rampage across E. My shop on Etsy is dead anyway may as well do something on there!

    Because your shop is dead………. That is why YOU have TOO much TIME on your hands! Assholes!!

  11. ohmeohmy March 22, 2010 at 4:15 pm #

    Kiss my ass,


    Hmmmm, I feel the same way and if this reseller issue doesn’t get dealth with, that’s what I plan to do.

  12. Elle March 22, 2010 at 11:52 pm #

    Who wants to bet that “Kiss my ass” was called out on this blog? 😉

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