craftlittlethings

20 Aug

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craftlittlethings is a blatant reseller! She claims she is the designer of the wedding dresses on her website, if you read all of the wedding dress listings – she says she’ll make it in a regular standard size, but if you want it altered, you have to take it to a tailor to have it altered. If you are making it why can’t you make it to fit?
Most of “HER” dresses can be found on the website below – too many to list them all. BY the way, I convo’d her, she told me she is the designer and handmade the dresses you see in the photos, she makes a ton of them and says she is back ordered that I better hurry up and order it now – (but wouldn’t give me a straight answer on why she can’t do custom) and she works for a bridal boutique (how convienent).

her 100% handmade dress that SHE designed
http://www.etsy.com/listing/53618746/champagne-wedding-gown-floral-off

the shop in China that actually makes the dress
http://www.bridalweddingdresses.us/ball-gown-wedding-dresses/1032-sweetheart-neckline-with-one-shoulder-ball-gown-hot-selly-royal-wedding-dress-wd-0049.html

Also she loves to resell clutches
hers
http://www.etsy.com/listing/53907630/peacock-sequined-clutch-gorgeous

online (various sellers) http://www.shopadilly.co.uk/Auctions/peacock+bag

pretty much everything in her store is NOT handmade by her- (possibly the 3 bridesmaid /prom dresses may be made by her) but the wedding dresses NOT!

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82 Responses to “craftlittlethings”

  1. Inspector Yuk August 20, 2010 at 12:09 pm #

    This just makes me sick. And this seller is in 28 treasuries, to boot. http://www.etsy.com/treasury/search/craftlittlethings I don’t even want to check to see how many times Etsy has already promoted them on the front page, or anywhere else.

    I’d send a convo to the curators, but after glancing at some of the treasuries, I’m guessing she’s not the only reseller they are using.

    Hehe, kinda makes me want to open up a shop with the same dresses and undercut her prices. then when I get contacted for stealing her pictures I can give them links to where I got them and then they’d have to take both of us down. Or I’d have one hell of an Etsy Bitch story to tell.

  2. it stinks August 20, 2010 at 12:51 pm #

    Those 3 prom dresses are very poorly made. You can actually see where the hems are sewn in each picture. And the blue one – those bead things are all wonky.
    I’ve learned from Project Runway that Satin is a very difficult fabric to work with and if she is sewing those 3, she doesn’t know how to work with it either.

  3. SeenIt August 20, 2010 at 1:29 pm #

    The wedding category is one of the worst on Etsy. Anyone who takes advantage of temporarily insane people (aka brides) is a sleazemeister. And Etsy loves to featuyre this garbage.

  4. Sydney August 20, 2010 at 1:50 pm #

    I don’t understand how she can have stunning photos of the wedding gowns, but crappy pictures of the prom dresses.. And you can tell the craftsmanship of the wedding gowns vs. the prom dresses..

  5. Life During Wartime August 20, 2010 at 1:58 pm #

    The items in her store do not have handmade in USA prices. Those prices are Asian factory prices with reseller/retail mark-up.

    Another shop where the “everything handmade by me” seller has too many supposed skills. Who would believe one person designs and sews wedding and formal gowns, makes purses, and makes jewelry? All in her off hours from working at the bridal shop. And charges those tiny prices?

  6. Seller99 August 20, 2010 at 2:23 pm #

    To add to the wedding category, I found a reseller claiming that “I have dyed this scarf (originally white fabric) into a beautiful deep solid color for those like me who at times love one-color scarves”. She has been selling the scarves for weddings and also selling all sort of supplies.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/53548327/sale-a-beautiful-elegant-fern-green

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/Designsbyjesy

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/48997584/a-cute-kiss-lock-closure-chocolate-brown – I don’t think anyone can make this and sell it for $4.99.

  7. Inspector Yuk August 20, 2010 at 2:31 pm #

    Life During Wartime Says:
    August 20, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    The items in her store do not have handmade in USA prices. Those prices are Asian factory prices with reseller/retail mark-up.

    ___________________________________________________________

    Interesting point. Given the amount of fabric, the amount of time cutting and constructing and then adding embellishment, a truly handmade wedding dress would be much more expensive. But since undervaluing oneself and underpricing is so common on Etsy, I’ll bet most people think they are getting a bargain.

    The funny thing is, you never see a handmade wedding dress seller complaining about the resellers in that category…..maybe because they’re ALL resellers???????????

  8. Thud August 20, 2010 at 4:05 pm #

    # 6 Tose scarves are not hand dyed. And not at that price are you getting hand dyed cashmere. Nu-unh.

  9. eyefortineye August 20, 2010 at 4:11 pm #

    oh, god, that wedding dress thing, gimmeabreak! Funny how her banner is gothic style, but nothing in her shop is. Odd assortment of “handmade” offerings, from vinyl wall coverings to elaborate wedding dresses? yeah, right. Another thought is if she really does work for a wedding boutique, is she taking the dresses that they are buying from china?

  10. uh-huh August 20, 2010 at 4:48 pm #

    Handmade beautiful wedding dress, with only one gorgeous catalog photo, for $600? Sure, sure, mmm-hhmmmmm.

  11. ugh August 20, 2010 at 5:01 pm #

    not only are those hems awful, but she can’t even take the time to steam out the wrinkles in the dresses. i guess she’s simply too busy sewing all those wedding dresses, and beading all those clutches by hand.

  12. Andrea August 20, 2010 at 5:05 pm #

    Heck a majority of the items in her shop are using stock photos from that wedding site.
    http://www.bridalweddingdresses.us/35-wedding-dresses-2010?n=50&p=2

  13. MsGrr August 20, 2010 at 6:41 pm #

    Those hair accessories are not handmade either
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/craftlittlethings?section_id=7284599
    makes me sick.

  14. detroit August 20, 2010 at 6:46 pm #

    MsGrr Says:
    August 20, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Those hair accessories are not handmade either
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/craftlittlethings?section_id=7284599
    makes me sick
    _________________

    Yeah, I was wondering how, in addition to hand tailoring wedding gowns for a pittance, she was also hand extruding plastic hair combs??

    You mean to say they aren’t handmade???

  15. Abby August 20, 2010 at 7:19 pm #

    Even the wholesale site is creepy. Whats with the blurred out faces?

  16. jayme August 20, 2010 at 9:34 pm #

    i have no doubt she makes the prom dresses- the look like crap

    last night she had two items in two different treasuries that were on the first page of treasuries

    i am a seller on etsy and have had my shop for 2 years – it is my only form of income- and only ONCE have i gotten on the front page.
    resellers like this REALLY piss me off.

  17. WindyR August 21, 2010 at 5:10 am #

    I had to laugh when I saw those beaded bags. Yes, they are very pretty, but as an artisan who does bead embroidery on a regular basis, the amount of time reqired to sew on each sequin and bead on a two sided clutch of that size would make the 60 dollar price completely ridiculous, let alone buying the materials to make them in small quantities like a one person studio would be likely to do. They are very pretty, but they are mass produced and not handmade – I don’t even know how someone could think they are handmade for that price. I would even consider buying one for myself – but not from someone claiming they were handmade.

    Etsy – please do something – either become another ebay or go back to being strictly vintage and handmade, but please – it’s becoming very silly and it is hurting the business of individual sellers. They might not care now because overall, listings are probably up so their bottom line is still probably good. (Has the July report finally come out yet?) The previous comment made me really sad. I totally understand your frustration Jayme – but instead of waiting for etsy to clean up their act, I would diversify where you sell. There is a lot to like about etsy still – it’s so easy to use and inexpensive if you don’t fall into that constant renewal trap. I do much better in person at craft shows – I don’t know if that’s an option for you – but I look at etsy as just one piece of my income pie. I would be cautious of relying on them solely for your income, especially with all the problems that exist there now. There are many other online venues as well if craft shows aren’t an option for you. But I understand your frustration all to well.

  18. jayme August 21, 2010 at 6:04 am #

    WindyR-
    I did one craft show, but clothes are hard to sell at shows- just not worth it- I do sell to a few boutiques (small boutiques that are ok with me not being able to mass produce large amounts of stuff…) i should check out other online selling venues- do you have any suggestions?

    BTW, I just recently figure out that doing private parties (like purse and candle parties, etc…) work out really well. I open up my shop and let women come over and set up everything on clothing racks and let them go through my fabrics, etc…
    That has worked out GREAT- i just need to figure out how to advertise THAT service.

    I am a great artist/designer- just really suck at sales and promotion. arghhh ; )

  19. Disgusted August 21, 2010 at 7:06 am #

    Jayme – have an “open studio” party every couple of months. Depend on word of mouth to promote but also use Twitter/Craigslist and other sources. Have nice glossy pic flyers available for visitors to take home. If you can have a speaker such as a wedding planner or florist or someone give a short talk (assuming you are doing wedding dresses), that might bring more visitors. I think that you would be able to find folks like this who would talk because it might bring them business too. If you can make it a fashion show with a few models, their friends may show up to see them as well. Serve any beverages afterwards of course!

  20. JohnCock August 21, 2010 at 8:44 am #

    Just another scam artist scamming brides blinded by love. Its a shame.

  21. Inspector Yuk August 21, 2010 at 10:32 am #

    You know, the more these resellers are brought to light, the more I think that Etsy’s answer to the problem is to allow the ‘collectives’ after all. If that wholesale site decided to open up a shop, they’d blow that reseller right out of the water. There is no way the reseller could match the prices of the wholesaler. And they aren;t really wholesalers, they are some sort of factory that are actually producing the dresses. Their prices are so low that someone else could buy them at full price and mark them up and make a hefty profit off of unknowing buyers.

    I just sent a contact email to the retail site, so let’s see if that does any good. I see the dress linked to in the call out post is now an ‘uh-oh’ page.

    Anyone else find it ‘funny’ that her prom dress only comes in 5-7 or 11 but the wedding dresses come in any size? Such a talented seamstress should be able to produce any of her dresses in any size, unless of course, she’s not really making them………

  22. jayme August 21, 2010 at 11:23 am #

    Inspector Yuk,
    I like you!
    : )
    You make great points…
    I just noticed THAT one dress is removed, but she has a new one listed.
    Sheesh.

  23. ScrapMetal August 21, 2010 at 12:00 pm #

    The blatant idiocy of this seller to think ANYONE would really believe some of those wedding dresses are handmade is galling. It is so obvious that the pix are from catalogs, not taken by her. And then to top it all off, she makes it real clear when one compares the dresses she probably did make (the ugly prom ones) and the Asian factory ones. So if it so obvious, then why is she in so many Etsy treasuries? Or, for that matter, why do any of these resellers/non-vintage items get on treasuries, FP, or Storque? I think Etsy admins are just NOT making it crystal clear that Etsy is HANDMADE , supplies to create handmade, or vintage– PERIOD, CASE CLOSED. It would be interesting to ask the general public, Etsy buyers, or casual visitors to the site what types of items Etsy specializes in. If such a survey were done, I betcha many people would say Etsy sells ALL sorts of goods, mostly handmade, or anything pretty and aimed at women. And of course, at this point, it is true that Etsy sells just about anything based on the fact this website exists. It’s sad that Etsy is getting so far away from its original intent. Who’s gonna fix it? Or is it that Etsy admins really don’t want to fix it and are steering in the direction of eBay, but just don’t want to tell us yet? What do you think?

  24. Cat Power August 21, 2010 at 1:26 pm #

    I think it’s pretty clear that they have no intention of booting the resellers. Look how long we have been flagging (I’ve been on Etsy since Jan.’06) and the problem has grown to gigantic proportions.

    The bottom line is what counts to the shareholders, and there is no way in hell that they are going to cut off their nose to spite their face. So it looks to me like we are spitting into the wind, and we should resign ourselves to the fact that things ain’t gonna change.

  25. Life During Wartime August 21, 2010 at 1:42 pm #

    Etsy prefers having several/many shops reselling the same goods than having the major importers/overseas manufacturers having a single shop. Because more shops = more listing fees. And because the resellers mark up the items they purchase wholesale, and that means higher FV fees.

    Resellers and other violating items get into so many treasuries because the curators know the type of items Etsy will choose for the front page. For example, once any reseller item has been featured in Etsy Finds, that same item will be chosen for a bunch of treasuries in the next few days and will be on the FP a few times unless it is sold. Usually the seller has multiples, though (even if it is in the ‘vintage’ category -ha!), so the relisted item gets featured again and again and again. The treasury curators take their cue from Etsy curated features.

  26. eyefortineye August 21, 2010 at 5:45 pm #

    LOL, yesterday I reported it to the bridal website with links to that reseller shop, too. There was also a callout in the forms, shutdown pretty quickly but still some saw it.

  27. jayme August 21, 2010 at 8:53 pm #

    eyefortineye – i would have LOVED to have seen the call out in the forums… i am always confused as to whether or not the post is viewable after it has been shut down- i see links to closed ones sometimes, and can go to them through a link, but can”t seem to search for closed ones…

    disgusted – no i do not make wedding dresses- been a seamstress for YEARS, but wedding dresses are freaking difficult and i HATE working with chiffon and silky fabrics. give me cotton! plus i wouldn;t want to deal with potential bridezillas… (btw, thank you for the biz advice!)

    One more – not sure if this had anything to do with a possible call out in the forums. but yesterday i made a comment in one of the treasuries that craftlittlethings was in – i wrote “cute clutch – but bargain shoppers may want to check milanoo.com

    i have quit worrying about calling people out when they are blatant- if i have an ounce of doubt – i wouldn’t do it

  28. Brian August 21, 2010 at 8:53 pm #

    I love the Firefox add-on “TinEye”. When I used TinEye to search the picture that this reseller has at the top of her featured items (the “bridal ball gown” that is $600), there are 43 matches! The second featured gown ($950 ivory gown) shows up in 7 other places. And the third featured strapless gown ($695) shows up on 21 other sites. And so on—the wedding gowns can be found elsewhere on dozens of other websites. So anyone can see that these dresses are purchased wholesale and then sold at retail. And they’re all using the same catalog pictures.

  29. jayme August 21, 2010 at 9:23 pm #

    Brian you just made me want firefox! I struggled through browsing through pages just to find the examples.

    Wow craftlittlethings really is a busy little beaver!

    I am in the midst of convo with her about “custom” orders. First said she could do it- so i asked her some questions about fabrics and custom colors, then she said she won’t discuss dress details until i pay for the dress- then said she can’t get custom colors because she uses a small fabric store in her town- but won’t disclose the name of the store- and she can’t tell me what kind of fabric it is made of, etc… but said she will tell me more as soon as i pay for a dress… until then she doesn’t want to talk about it. makes me wonder if you would even get a dress at all.

  30. jayme August 21, 2010 at 9:42 pm #

    brian- can you do a favor and post a few links to other places where the dress is listed?
    many thanks!

  31. Brian August 21, 2010 at 10:10 pm #

    Sure–I’ll post the TinEye links. I think there’s a delay for posts with links to show up here, but I’ll do that right now in a separate post.

  32. Brian August 21, 2010 at 10:29 pm #

    Okay, here are some TinEye links to various gowns—Some of these photos show up on other online bridal stores, some are ebay stores, some are blogs or forums, but this shows that these are NOT handmade or designed by this seller. I understand that these TinEye results will expire in 72 hours, but here they are for now. These are in order, starting with the featured items at the top of her etsy store:

    http://www.tineye.com/search/bbe996126ac3033e3849566754f4fa7a1e4ec33f/?sort=score&order=desc

    http://www.tineye.com/search/812e24bab0ef35772ed2c1474ffc7cdcd015f456/?sort=score&order=desc

    http://www.tineye.com/search/334e5b645540cca42aeac815b40ababdf2a8350b/?sort=score&order=desc

    http://www.tineye.com/search/2f8be0e9e98fa94ba1a5501be80f77164f5508a7/?sort=score&order=desc

    http://www.tineye.com/search/7453110bcce667c89236592ce2c4f894a3d045ba/?sort=score&order=desc

    (I searched using the second picture of this dress):
    http://www.tineye.com/search/3d63b6df56dcb5ec469de22709d4ccc7a810055f/?sort=score&order=desc

    http://www.tineye.com/search/8e5f2130efafc8d51787c0265068051791b354a5/?sort=score&order=desc

    http://www.tineye.com/search/9d081d22d72f74886d3ef02b2397a99e9180e5db/?sort=score&order=desc

    http://www.tineye.com/search/db12b9191a4c091839a3fa72eac5d0192153f495/?sort=score&order=desc

    http://www.tineye.com/search/57ab34402e91d5fc075687b1e0b8afd798c0329b/?sort=score&order=desc

    http://www.tineye.com/search/334e5b645540cca42aeac815b40ababdf2a8350b/?sort=score&order=desc

    http://www.tineye.com/search/7cfa50680ac477768ab82251140b7b63d9bfa44d/?sort=score&order=desc

    http://www.tineye.com/search/0b5f18caefd5929a6af823ceff4697a3fdf435fd/?sort=score&order=desc

    http://www.tineye.com/search/32f321ea370762646f5e9df9141783d20be4a3e0/?sort=score&order=desc

  33. jayme August 21, 2010 at 10:51 pm #

    Brian, Thank you in advance!

  34. JohnCock August 22, 2010 at 3:34 am #

    tread carefully jayme.

  35. jayme August 22, 2010 at 5:46 am #

    thanks john…
    i am confident she a reseller (just didn’t want to flag the innocent- needed proof) and have started flagging.
    end of convo.
    end of story.
    time to move on –

  36. JohnCock August 22, 2010 at 8:20 am #

    Just don’t want to see you take a hit for a shitty reseller. Your enthusiasm is great.

  37. Cat Power August 22, 2010 at 8:46 am #

    jayme, I think I was just reading a thread you posted about the seller wanting the payment up front before discussing. Interesting some of the answers you got.

  38. Brian August 22, 2010 at 8:50 am #

    I don’t know anything about sewing or wedding gowns or dresses in general, so I have a question. Could this person just use photos from catalogs and then copy their designs and actually sew them herself as “custom” for brides? Or is that too far-fetched?

  39. boots August 22, 2010 at 9:38 am #

    can we discuss this! I am all for handmade mature content but this is taking it too far!

    NSFW
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/54407033/santa-costume-for-your-favorite-little

    maybe etsy should have added this to their family themed storque!

  40. Sara August 22, 2010 at 10:22 am #

    didn’t read the links, could easily be a reseller or not, but wanted to say:
    You can’t make something fit perfectly from long-distance, unless it is stretch. Certainly not bridal-perfect. Tailoring is something that is by far and away best done in person with someone local. If I were making wedding dresses, I would advise that the tailoring be done locally as well. There’s only so much perfection you can achieve with measurements instead of a real live subject to fit.

  41. sick of cupcakes August 22, 2010 at 10:53 am #

    Here is just one example of tineye results…

    *http://www.tineye.com/search/2f8be0e9e98fa94ba1a5501be80f77164f5508a7/

  42. Life During Wartime August 22, 2010 at 10:53 am #

    Brian, let’s agree that she might be ‘borrowing’ the wedding gown photos from the Chinese site, and sewing (hand making) copies of these gowns from just the photos. If this is true, she is a brilliant technical seamstress, and she is charging way less than she should for her work!

    So while she is sewing away on her elaborate wedding dresses, who is making the purses, the hair accessories, and what all else she has in her shop?

    When you’re a student you probably make lots of projects in different media. But when you are earning money doing handmade, it isn’t realistic for the same seller to be creating very different, all very labor intensive, items. Even the designers responsible for the concept of each dress in her shop and each purse, aren’t the ones sewing on sequins by hand or assembling those elaborate gowns. Even in China.

  43. Andrea August 22, 2010 at 11:04 am #

    So the one dress was removed yet Etsy still let her stay. WTF
    use TIN EYE and you’ll see all of her wedding dresses on various other sites.
    I’m beyond pisses that Etsy is still letting her keep her shop.

  44. Andrea August 22, 2010 at 11:15 am #

    The reseller is getting smart against Tin Eye
    She’s putting a crappy flower over the images..

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/53811129/gorgeous-cinderalla-wedding-ball-gown

  45. Life During Wartime August 22, 2010 at 11:20 am #

    LOL at the flower…and at ‘Cinderalla’.

  46. um no August 22, 2010 at 11:22 am #

    Here’s a great blog where you can read all the closed threads! LOVE it!

    http://closedthreads.blogspot.com/

  47. Blue Kitty August 22, 2010 at 11:47 am #

    I think of closed threads blog as dead thread heaven.

  48. crapgawker August 22, 2010 at 12:17 pm #

    And of course Admin closed the thread:

    http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6607786&page=18

    Mustn’t call out now. That’s much worse than reselling. *snort*

  49. Blue Kitty August 22, 2010 at 12:43 pm #

    I think they nailed that one with the “mustn’t talk about any convos you have exchanged”.

  50. Disgusted August 22, 2010 at 1:45 pm #

    can we discuss this! I am all for handmade mature content but this is taking it too far!

    NSFW
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/54407033/santa-costume-for-your-favorite-little

    maybe etsy should have added this to their family themed storque!
    ____
    If you read this sellers profile he yammers about he is a happily married man blah blah blah. I think he is creepy beyond words.

  51. JohnCock August 22, 2010 at 2:07 pm #

    I doubt he makes those himself. The mature doesn’t bother me.

  52. Blue Kitty August 22, 2010 at 2:20 pm #

    General opinion amongst my friends is that he hasn’t got much to be proud of but I guess it is for “little man” LOL.

  53. Life During Wartime August 22, 2010 at 2:29 pm #

    I don’t think the ‘little man’ dress-up seller makes those items. I also think the Profile is a load of baloney. Very creepy shop. And I don’t care about the mature aspect, either. If the seller was making those items and presented the ‘mature’ items in a mature way, I’d be fine with that shop. As it is, no way would I give my home address to that seller! Or the address of anyone I cared about.

  54. ScrapMetal August 22, 2010 at 2:38 pm #

    (Im)mature Santa schlong guy has been a hot topic on Regretsy these last two days, so go check it out:
    http://www.regretsy.com/

  55. Sydney August 22, 2010 at 2:43 pm #

    I found this site, concerning all those wedding dresses..

    http://www.maggiesottero.com/collection.aspx?line=m

    and this dress:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/53652374/gorgeous-ivory-satin-wedding-gown-plus

    is this one…

    http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.aspx?line=m&page=0&style=A3445

    And, from further sleuthing of the Maggie site, I found this, regarding Maggie dresses coming from China:

    “The number of counterfeit products in circulation is rising constantly. Counterfeit Maggie Sottero products are being offered on websites (E-commerce), in web auctions and in unauthorized retail locations. In some cases, suppliers from China claim they produce genuine MAGGIE SOTTERO products. These products, however, have proven to be counterfeit and have been the cause of great dissatisfaction, disappointment and regret.”

  56. sick of cupcakes August 22, 2010 at 2:56 pm #

    Those cheesy fake gold bracelets upset me more than his tiny penis.

  57. boots August 22, 2010 at 3:59 pm #

    ya that is where i first saw it, but i can’t believe this is allowed on etsy

  58. somepeopleareidiots August 22, 2010 at 4:21 pm #

    http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6606720&page=2

  59. RocksInMySocks August 22, 2010 at 4:22 pm #

    Andrea Says:
    August 22, 2010 at 11:15 am
    The reseller is getting smart against Tin Eye
    She’s putting a crappy flower over the images..

    —————-
    She’s probably reading this blog. Hey craftlittlethings, go resell your shit somewhere else and stop lying to your buyers!

  60. Andrea August 22, 2010 at 4:57 pm #

    Exactly. I’m pissed that Etysy shut that thread down YET the shop name WAS NOT MENTIONED!! Proof that Etsy will never get rid of resellers. Her shop is still up. I’ve twittered my ass off about this shop and yet she still stands, ready to cheat the next unsuspecting buyer. What a bitch.

  61. JohnCock August 22, 2010 at 4:59 pm #

    I would love to see her customers sue her ass. Frankly, if she is saying the makes these and doesn’t, there are probably a host of criminal charges that might apply too – fraud being one.

  62. Andrea August 22, 2010 at 4:59 pm #

    somepeopleareidiots Says:
    August 22, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6606720&page=2
    —————–

    Ha ha! See how fast Admin swooped in to close reseller call out threads?? Coincidence? I think not.

  63. Andrea August 22, 2010 at 5:00 pm #

    JohnCock Says:
    August 22, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    I would love to see her customers sue her ass. Frankly, if she is saying the makes these and doesn’t, there are probably a host of criminal charges that might apply too – fraud being one.
    ——————————-

    If she’s selling her crap from China and is indeed living in China pretending to live in the US it would be hard to sue her. She’s a loser, pure and simple.

  64. Sydney August 22, 2010 at 5:16 pm #

    I posted something, but it’s awaiting moderation..

    I just want to say something now because it might take a while to post..

    The dresses she’s selling are Maggie Sottero dresses. There’s a VERY important passage on the MS website that brides need to read before they think about buying one of Craft’s dresses:

    “The number of counterfeit products in circulation is rising constantly. Counterfeit Maggie Sottero products are being offered on websites (E-commerce), in web auctions and in unauthorized retail locations. In some cases, suppliers from China claim they produce genuine MAGGIE SOTTERO products. These products, however, have proven to be counterfeit and have been the cause of great dissatisfaction, disappointment and regret.”

    This is straight from the MS website. The Maggie dresses are gorgeous, and are by far worth tons more than $500.

  65. Life During Wartime August 22, 2010 at 5:35 pm #

    Has anyone contacted Maggie Sottero about craftlittlethings and Etsy?

  66. detroit August 22, 2010 at 6:01 pm #

    Y’know – a lot of brides shop Etsy b/c it’s their ‘special day’, and they want every aspect to be unique. I actually know a girl who did a lot of her bridal shopping on Etsy.

    So – how much EXTRA evil is it that the bridal category is one of the most littered categories with resellers?

    ETSY! You’re fucking cheating brides on their wedding day! You should be ashamed!

  67. jayme August 22, 2010 at 6:48 pm #

    Sydney, – good detective work. This is SO much bigger than I originally thought now that you throw in the fact that the ones that the etsy re-seller is claiming to make are just cheap knock offs of another designers legit line. What a disaster and wow- it takes a moment to wrap your head around how pathetic all of this really is.

    Do ANY of these people involved in this conterfeit scammy-ness have a heart? Seriously. this makes me sick.

    WTF- how long does it take etsy to shut this reseller down?

  68. jayme August 22, 2010 at 6:55 pm #

    maybe craflittlethings is actually the real designer of Maggie Sottero? she did say that she was the original designer of these dresses and that other shops were stealing her stuff.

    hmm, but that doesn’t add up- if you were actually THE designer for Maggie – I think you would disclose that info on Etsy – and probably wouldn’t be selling mass produced clutches from a wholesale site. OR selling crappily made prom dresses when the wedding dresses are so well constructed.

    enough said.

  69. jayme August 22, 2010 at 7:37 pm #

    umno- thanks for the grat link to closed threads. what a freaking great site!

  70. Sydney August 22, 2010 at 7:44 pm #

    Giving her the benefit of the doubt that she MIGHT be the actual designer.. it’s hard to believe how beautiful the website is, but how crappy the etsy listings are..

    Also, why sell on Etsy for $500 when retail is at least a thousand.. AND why is there a chinese shop selling them for $175.. hmm..

  71. Inspector Yuk August 22, 2010 at 7:59 pm #

    Hehe, neither the reseller or the china made dress site are claiming the dresses to be Maggie Sottero, but how ironic is it that the chinese factory who ripped off Maggie Sottero is now being ripped off by a reseller? lol

    I guess it’s true that there is no honor among thieves.

  72. Andrea August 22, 2010 at 8:19 pm #

    She’s a reseller. She asked for full payment upfront to just “discuss” a custom dress. Who the fuck does that?!?

  73. Andrea August 22, 2010 at 8:24 pm #

    U suspect she’s shilling as well. Her sales are going up yet only have two feedback.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/craftlittlethings/sold

    and some items sell in the same day

  74. Life During Wartime August 22, 2010 at 8:39 pm #

    Here’s a bunch of sellers offering the same ‘scroll tree’ nursery wall decal craftlittlethings sold:

    http://www.google.com/products?hl=en&q=nursery+wall+decal+scroll+tree&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=IftxTJXsFsL7lweXnoGQDw&sa=X&oi=product_result_group&ct=title&resnum=3&ved=0CDYQrQQwAg

  75. eyefortineye August 23, 2010 at 8:07 am #

    uh-oh… someone on the forums – who seems to know a LOT about the workings of Etsy – has repeatedly mentioned that there are more changes coming, and some are going to be big. I wonder if that could mean a free-for-all Open For Bidness to Resellers… the wedding industry is obscene with the amount of money emotional brides and brides’ parents are willing to spend. I could see how a piece of the wedding industry would be mighty attractive to Etsy… 3.5% of a $20 item OR 3.5% of a $950 item? I can hear the sound of calculators humming behind the scenes on e.

  76. Lydia August 23, 2010 at 8:19 am #

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/OneEcoTree

    WOW the feedback.

  77. eyefortineye August 23, 2010 at 11:45 am #

    shop looks and sounds like it’s a kid running it.

  78. eyefortineye August 23, 2010 at 5:45 pm #

    I see craftlittlethings (little things, like wedding dresses?) now says “No refunds at this time” at least in the listings for the sequin purses that she probably buys from ebay for $28

  79. JohnCock August 24, 2010 at 12:06 pm #

    craftlittlethings is one of the worst scammers I think we’ve seen. someone should file a fraud complaint with their local Attorney General’s office.

  80. JohnCock August 26, 2010 at 1:20 pm #

    craftylittleshit is empty but not brickwalled.

  81. jayme August 26, 2010 at 9:52 pm #

    i see the shop is empty- and they have a new banner shop name…
    interesting.

    LOL
    just saw “craftylittleSh*T” shit. hahaha

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