asAd, Sundayfactory

10 Aug

“Fashion designer”, all the images are photoshopped onto a few different images of a woman posing, not actual photos of women wearing the dresses… think they are catalog photos? I couldn’t find them online but it just doesn’t seem right. You see this photoshop with the vinyl sellers but haven’t seen somebody try it on bodies! Odd..

and a reader email along with a site they made:

Thanks for running your blog. It means a lot to me. This person is obviously a reseller. I see those bags and dresses (with the patch pockets and the little loops for no apparent purpose) in the cheapo fashion district around where I live. I convo-ed them myself and they said something to the effect of we source them from flea markets. That means they’re not vintage and they’re not handmade by them.

Also, I started an image tumblr for the blatant calling out of resellers:


21 Responses to “asAd, Sundayfactory”

  1. L August 10, 2010 at 9:10 am #

    asAda might still be a reseller, but the photos aren’t all the same. I went through a bunch of them, and while the poses are really similar, there are small differences between them. I checked a good ten trying to find one I could get to match up without luck šŸ˜¦

    The woman does look a bit creepy though…. I don’t like the way its a mouth and nose only šŸ˜› I wouldn’t wear most of that stuff either…blech.

  2. boots August 10, 2010 at 9:38 am #

    Anyone else spot VintageChase in todays email TWICE! The title stuffing was obscene!

  3. sick of cupcakes August 10, 2010 at 9:47 am #

    I delete the emails without opening them.

  4. Gila (11m2) August 10, 2010 at 10:48 am #

    Know this one – made it to FP last week (which is why I noticed) All new from Kuala Lumpru and obviously reselling Korean/ Taiwanese fashion.

  5. Laura August 10, 2010 at 11:52 am #

    This is why etsy is a joke. They are not even making a pretense anymore of being a “handmade” site. Oh well, they are shooting themselves in the foot!

  6. Cat Power August 10, 2010 at 3:45 pm #

    myloshop is empty as of this hour. Wonder how long it will take for the “rewording process” to be accomplished.

    Got your Etsy Resellers on Tumbler on my bookmark list…another good place to find the greedy bastids! thanks for the link. I’ll be looking for some to submit to you.

  7. Inspector Yuk August 10, 2010 at 9:41 pm #

    I wonder how long it’s going to take before asian stores beat out all the other ones on Etsy. I thought it was rather interesting that when I went into the geolocator, if found NO shops in hong kong. Maybe they are doing it on purpose…………………..

  8. Inspector Yuk August 10, 2010 at 9:57 pm #

    Whoa, take a look at the traffic stats on Alexa, US traffic is the lowest and China is the highest. This blows my mind.

  9. GucciBooty August 11, 2010 at 6:43 am #

    WEll, cheap sells. No surprise here.

  10. Sara August 11, 2010 at 7:55 am #

    It really depresses me about the Asian stores – not that I mind buying from a legitimate Chinese or whatever artisan, but seriously, that’s not what most of it is. And to think I have to compete with that, both of us calling ourselves the same thing.

  11. Life During Wartime August 11, 2010 at 8:07 am #

    I don’t know how accurate Alexa demographics are, but it looks like Etsy has successfully pushed its age numbers down even further.

    A woman in her early 30s who is not married is at a financial disadvantage compared to her married peers. That is why the average purchase price for an item on Etsy is low, and why consumables are so popular (supplies, bath and body). The Etsy customer base was ‘adjusted’ to be a target market for cheap mass produced ‘stylish’ goods, rather than unique handcrafted items and collectible vintage.

  12. Posh August 11, 2010 at 8:28 am #

    I don’t know about everyone else, but I have no use for window shoppers who can’t afford to buy the Real Thing. If that’s the traffic, no wonder real artists and craftspeople are passed over for the cheap shit. The more cheap shit there is, the more we get the customers associated with them.
    That goes for the shit that Etsy pushes, too. The whole marketting “concept” that Etsy pushes is almost entirely counter-productive to attracting customers who want real quality.
    However, this is their marketing plan: get as many listings as possible. That’s where the corp money comes from. It’s no accident.

  13. Fed Up August 11, 2010 at 5:28 pm #

    Does anyone have proof Sundayfactory is a reseller? I’m just not sold on it.

  14. Disgusted August 11, 2010 at 5:31 pm #

    Does anyone have proof Sundayfactory is a reseller? Iā€™m just not sold on it.
    Clothes are one thing. Handbags that are made from varying materials. “Leather” wallet type object. Could/would one person “handmake” all these different things? Not bloody likely.

  15. Life During Wartime August 11, 2010 at 6:27 pm #

    Obviously sundayfactory makes all the items in her shop with her own two super-skilled hands?

    She weaves straw handbags, quilts fabric for totes, crochets, sews leather, and makes clothing.

    Or maybe she lists items on Etsy for a factory?

  16. sick of cupcakes August 12, 2010 at 7:29 am #

    This bag has knitting in the middle section and she only makes reference to crochet. This is proof enough for me.

  17. sick of cupcakes August 12, 2010 at 7:33 am #

    She also refers to other bags with knit sections as crocheted. Anyone who knits and/or crochets can see the difference.

  18. mosquitoebites August 13, 2010 at 8:30 pm #

    Why is there a handle sitting in front of the bag in the picture? Yet is says “handle not included”. Weird, it doesn’t add to the picture.

  19. Inspector Yuk August 14, 2010 at 1:08 pm #

    Lol, mosquitobites,
    She’s not including the handle in her measurements. The handle in front of the bag is attached to the suitcase she is setting the bag on.

  20. Anonymous August 17, 2010 at 2:36 pm #

    Sick of Cupcakes (see above)
    “This bag has knitting in the middle section and she only makes reference to crochet. This is proof enough for me.

    That’s what convinced me that the person was a reseller.

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