I have been coveting a particular dress from a designer for the last several years. So imagine my surprise when I saw the dress on Etsy. I compared the online retailer to the Etsy shop and the Etsy shop has the exact same photos as the website. I don’t know if the Etsy seller got permission to use the photos, lifted (stole) the photos, or if the Etsy seller is copying the dress design, or if they are drop shipping the dresses. I did however email the Etsy seller as well as the owner of the other website. Both said that neither one of them are affiliated with the other. The online retailer (the non-Etsy website) did say that the dresses are NOT hand sewn, that only the appliques and embroidery are.
Etsy seller (reseller): StarBoutique (located in New York)
Online retailer (located in California):
Funny how 2 places not affiliated with each other share the exact same photos 🙂