Archive | September, 2010


30 Sep

This item was included in today’s Etsy Finds Decor:

It has sold since I started searching for product info, a matter of 15 minutes.

Here is an online catalog page from a Danish store:

Note the similarity in the photos!

Here is a cached blog page about the rug I found on Google:

Hope the link above works.

These photos were in a link included with the blog entry above, showing more detail than the Etsy seller:

The Etsy listing has only one photo.  The description says the items they ‘offer’ are ‘entirely hand made’.  I find it hard to believe some person in India is handmaking a million wool fest balls and forming them into rugs all by themselves. (and then not be able to photograph it more than once)

I smell handcrafted mass production here.

I’m not sure, but an item like this may have been called out before.

Was shocked to see a commercial product in Etsy Finds, again.  I know there are actual handmade by seller rugs on Etsy.


28 Sep

Minago’s etsy store sells this dress
and online here C’mon, she really didn’t look like a model you would find in Bangkok right?! *smirk*

and you have to love the second photo in this listing
the fine print (get out your glasses) on the top states “Tokyo Fashion is a fashion and lifestyle brand sold in over 20 countries by website.”

So much for handmade.
nearing 300 sales and Etsy hasn’t spotted this disaster of a shop? also note that none of their charms are marked as supplies..

FashionableRx, sistersdress

27 Sep

BoomBox Ring (

Even lifted one of the photos…


I thought I was on e-bay for a moment when I read the product descriptions in this shop where they boast in their announcement that “95% of their factory workers and designers are female”.
seriously- if I can find this shop just by doing a simple search for prom dresses- why can’t etsy do the same?

I think the sellers are a little confused as to what Etsy is SUPPOSED to be all about… The whole darn store needs to be flagged- and shut down.

I got a chuckle from the rubbed out face

Not Vintage- CapriciousTraveler

24 Sep

I had to do a double take when I saw the e-mail containing the Storque blog for Etsy’s Fashion Week post 9/24.    Who does these?  Are these people who do these blogs so young that they don’t know that Isotoner gloves are still made, and with no tag showing manufacture date for the gloves, there is no way of proving they are “vintage” in any way?

The gloves are listed here but have already sold:

According to Wikipedia, the company was founded in 1997.  Prior to 1997, it was known as the Aris company and would be tagged as such.  The style is Isotoner.  Sso if they’re tagged with the Isotoner logo, they’ve been manufactured since 1997.   Wikipedia link here:

Prior to 1997, the brand was Aris. The style was Isotoner. They would be tagged as Aris.

Aris has made gloves since 1970; however, the gloves in the Etsy finds email are not vintage. They’re being sold currently on Isotoner’s website, and Wal-Mart has them for sale in the accessories aisle.

Also, they are listed here on Amazon (click on the camel color):

These same gloves are still sold by Isotoner:

I wish they would run this stuff by someone who’s older than about 16 before deciding something is “vintage.”

martin1206, booboo

23 Sep

revisiting this shop: french braided leather bracelet by Ican manufacturer surfer leather cotton cord bracelet in different colors


And to revisit another past thread:


22 Sep

Reader Email:

I bought body butter from this seller and then later happened to notice this. From someone who makes her own mineral makeup AND presses her own shadows, those are NOT handmade. You can’t even get those cute little containers anywhere from the main mineral sellers. They totally look like something she bought wholesale from somewhere. I mean just look at the product photos, each eyeshadow colour is depicted with the exact same photo! definitely not her own photos too!

if you look at the listing for this other seller, now that’s what a homemade pressed shadow looks like! That seller is clearly pressing her own shadows versus the first link.

you thought we wouldn’t notice: trulysanctuary

20 Sep

A nice little post about an Etsy shop on the “You thought we wouldn’t notice” blog-