shaywort7

1 Nov

I know shaywort7 (http://www.etsy.com/shop/shaywort7?ref=pr_shop_more) is sort of a small shop, but I’ve reported her multiple times with no response from Etsy.

She sells contemporary designer items:
a 2010 Diane Von Furstenburg tote bag (http://www.handbagsavenue.com/diane-von-furstenberg-handbags/radiant-diane-von-furstenberg-beach-glazed-canvas-tote | http://www.etsy.com/listing/53412444/diane-von-furstenberg-dvf-pink-and-white)
a 2010 Escada tank top (http://www.etsy.com/listing/60186373/escada-silk-mandala-design-tank-top)
Burberry shoes still available for purchase online (http://www.like.com/slingback-leather-flats-womens-shoes.htm)

And also items from Forever21, the Gap, and Nine West.
Gap cream colored with lace tank top (http://www.etsy.com/listing/60185388/gap-cream-colored-with-lace-tank-top)
Nine West taupe soft brown pumps (http://www.etsy.com/listing/60156967/nine-west-taupe-soft-brown-pumps-size-6)
Forever 21 80s inspired cropped jacket (http://www.etsy.com/listing/57631348/forever-21-80s-inspired-cropped-jacket)
Forever 21 salmon color beaded dress, which, by the way, despite the fact she’s asking for $37, retailed for $20 (http://www.etsy.com/listing/53518628/forever-21-salmon-color-beaded-dress)

She’s also reselling a handmade bag she purchased from an Etsy handmade seller: (http://www.etsy.com/transaction/31673981 | http://www.etsy.com/listing/58406562/japanese-garden-print-slouch-shoulder).

And, finally, breaking the terms of service yet again, she says in the description for this Lanvin bag that sellers should convo her and she’ll take the best offer! (http://www.etsy.com/listing/53424763/lanvin-bone-handbag)

I sell real vintage on Etsy and these kinds of shops break my heart. Not because I worry about them stealing sales from me or anything ridiculous like that, but because I honestly love and respect vintage clothing.

Vintage clothing sellers are often looked down upon at Etsy, and things like this further damage our reputation.

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62 Responses to “shaywort7”

  1. Life During Wartime November 1, 2010 at 2:47 pm #

    Etsy usually ignores:

    — violations involving Vintage
    — shops that have ‘legal’ listings (fabric, in the case of shaywort7) mixed in with violations

    This shop is safe.

  2. LOLiseestupidpeople November 1, 2010 at 3:12 pm #

    That shop is SOOO not safe WTF
    She has items from Forever 21 and THE GAP! listed. haha Are you on crack, Lifeduring?

  3. Meepmeep November 1, 2010 at 3:14 pm #

    I agree, Isee.
    She is not only reselling but claiming someone (another etsy seller) else’s design as her own and reselling. It’s a no brainer here; this shop is not safe at all.

  4. Sydney November 1, 2010 at 3:20 pm #

    Despite many reports, this seller is STILL selling crap from her daughters closet:

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/pinkpoppyvintage?section_id=7231934

  5. sick of cupcakes November 1, 2010 at 3:22 pm #

    By “safe”, LDW means Etsy won’t do a damn thing about her. Safe doesn’t mean legal.

  6. em November 1, 2010 at 3:24 pm #

    you must be new here, isee. You’d be surprised at the blatant violations that are allowed to keep on selling. Just because it’s obvious to you and me doesn’t mean admin is smart or diligent enough to remove it (hence your name).

    That shop makes me want to vomit. So cheap and trashy.

  7. Life During Wartime November 1, 2010 at 4:04 pm #

    LOLisee, you should check out the Garagetsy blog. It’s a semi call-out (mostly no links to offending shops) focused on vintage-related violations. The blog owner removes posts whenever the issue is resolved…which is almost never. Garagetsy has posts going back for a year now.

    Most of the items I suggest to Garagetsy I find when Etsy is promoting them as vintage: in the Finds email, in Storque articles, and in FP treasuries. The violating shops that get their faux vintage items included in Etsy features aren’t flying under Etsy’s radar. Etsy is knowingly promoting violators instead of honest vintage sellers. That is why I think it unlikely Etsy will act on any flags from this call-out, although I’d love to see it happen.

  8. Inspector Yuk November 1, 2010 at 4:42 pm #

    4 | Sydney
    November 1, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Despite many reports, this seller is STILL selling crap from her daughters closet:

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/pinkpoppyvintage?section_id=7231934
    _________________________________________________

    Did you read her BIO?

    “As a young girl I got bit by the fashion bug sitting on the floor of Chevy Chase’s best boutiques while my mother stood on a platform having her gowns fitted and hemmed. With wide eyes I would look at her in those beautiful gowns in awe of how amazing she appeared. To see that these dresses are still en vogue today confirms that fashion is eternal and creates a common bond with all women and those who love vintage. ”

    There’s quite a big difference between this and the garbage she is selling.

  9. sick of cupcakes November 1, 2010 at 5:08 pm #

    “s a young girl I got bit by the fashion bug….”

    What she means is most of her shit was sold off the clearance racks AT Fashion Bug 2 years ago.

  10. amused November 1, 2010 at 7:34 pm #

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/eveningangel?ref=seller_info

    Oh, ugh. So many sales.

  11. amused November 1, 2010 at 7:39 pm #

    Okay sorry, the rings and their duplicates are what got me. Not so sure about those.

  12. Life During Wartime November 1, 2010 at 8:59 pm #

    Good call out, amused. I doubt those rings are actually old enough to be vintage. I see a variety of Asian import giftware in her shop. Sad, because it looks like she has sold a lot of actual vintage. But faux vintage is promoted more and maybe sells better now on Etsy than older things.

  13. losinghope November 2, 2010 at 4:41 am #

    Yet another thread about the same shops appearing on the FP time after time. So many poor saps saying their photos are crap and those shops “deserve” to be there. Makes me want to scream!
    http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6671485&page=1

  14. lulu November 2, 2010 at 5:25 am #

    losing hope-
    all the more reason to have fun adding their team tags to my listings.
    i know they can then send out a message to all of their team members to blacklist me. i don’t care- but at least then when they are going through their search for team tags they’ll have to weed me out

    sorry- but THEY get in the way of others when they are trying to make NON TREASURY TEAM treasuries… so fair is fair.

    yeah my ass they have better photos, products, etc… LOL
    do the posters in the forums understand that they have to join the gang (good luck getting accepted) if they want to have a decent chance at getting on the front page?

    I don’t sign up for any Etsy news letters… I don’t care to see what THEY think are great finds, etc… I am never included, nor are the shops or people that aren’t parts of major teams. I don’t and won’t ever buy from members of treasury teams.

  15. losinghope November 2, 2010 at 5:31 am #

    Geez, lulu…post the names of those teams and we’ll all add them to our tags to gum up the works.

  16. losinghope November 2, 2010 at 5:33 am #

    Tip for getting on the FP: Find one of those old wooden hangars for pants. They have the two clips on them. Clip your item to the hanger. Even if you clipped on a pair of old, stinky shoes you’d get on the front page!

  17. The Unknown Etsian November 2, 2010 at 7:37 am #

    Besides the fp favorites and the cupcakes, has anyone noticed a certain seller likes to start controversial threads, get everyone fighting then leave? Hmm. Etsy “Your place for used shoes and chaotic drama!”

  18. Deborah November 2, 2010 at 7:56 am #

    Do you mean NeatThings, Unknown Etsian? She has her own CATEGORY on the Closed Threads blog!

  19. detroit November 2, 2010 at 1:13 pm #

    I think that Xenotees and Lirola and a grip of other FP faves tag their items with ‘teamt’ – right?

  20. sick of cupcakes November 2, 2010 at 1:16 pm #

    http://www.etsy.com/search_results.php?search_type=all&includes%5B0%5D=tags&search_query=agteam_teamt&page=1

    Every page in this search looks like a front page.

  21. WangFu November 2, 2010 at 2:20 pm #

    NeatThings is a shiller and a relentless self-promoter, the queen of the thinly-veiled promo. Her items aren’t even truly funny.

  22. losinghope November 2, 2010 at 2:22 pm #

    I noticed two treasuries today with 6 shops in each members of teamt. But, they wouldn’t be there if etsy didn’t pick them. It’s blatant favoritism or laziness. Would you want to muck thru a gazillion treasuries to find one for the FP. Etsy made the monster and teamt is taking advantage of it.

  23. The Unknown Etsian November 2, 2010 at 2:48 pm #

    Do you mean NeatThings, Unknown Etsian? She has her own CATEGORY on the Closed Threads blog!
    ____
    No, I am thinking of someone else. Her shop title is very smug sounding. Always seems to think of some topic that will instantly inflame people, bring out the cupcakes in force etc.

  24. The Unknown Etsian November 2, 2010 at 2:49 pm #

    I am soooo sorry! You are correct. I thought the garbage on her avatar was her shop name! GEeeeez!

  25. Life During Wartime November 2, 2010 at 2:53 pm #

    teamt tries to conform perfectly to the ‘Etsy look’ and curate cookie cutter treasuries. Of course Etsy favors teamt — teamt creates advertising for the Etsy brand and members are paid by having their shops constantly featured.

    It’s a business arrangement.

    teamt treasuries are boring.

  26. PussDaddy November 2, 2010 at 4:30 pm #

    21 | WangFu
    November 2, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    NeatThings is a shiller and a relentless self-promoter, the queen of the thinly-veiled promo. Her items aren’t even truly funny.

    ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

    To WangFu Thanks For Everything

  27. detroit November 2, 2010 at 5:04 pm #

    WangFu
    November 2, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    NeatThings is a shiller and a relentless self-promoter, the queen of the thinly-veiled promo. Her items aren’t even truly funny.
    ______________________________________________

    Well, you just must not be smart!

    (Yes – I looked at her very own category on ‘closed threads’, and she’s a horrible person. Eww!)

  28. em November 2, 2010 at 9:01 pm #

    wow I thought you all were joking about her own category on the closed threads blog. What an asshole! I read that first one about the terribly offensive ‘tip’ cards – OMG do people really do things like that to servers?

  29. WangFu November 3, 2010 at 4:04 am #

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/SimpleColor?ref=seller_info

  30. LaDeDa November 3, 2010 at 6:34 am #

    Calling out is a waste of time now that there is more crap on Etsy than anything else. Kalin has such a big ego that he can be easily manipulated into thinking he will become the next billionaire with a movie.
    Etsy has ruined handmade, and it has been intentional. Kalin is fixed on his own narcissism, the concept of anarchy, and how every employee can be his “own CEO”— which means that nobody needs to take responsibility for shit.

    The puppetmasters don’t even have to be smart to send that company right where they want it to go– into their own pockets and into the crapper for the lemmings who buy the ‘community” line.

  31. The Unknown Etsian November 3, 2010 at 6:54 am #

    Kalin has such a big ego that he can be easily manipulated into thinking he will become the next billionaire with a movie.
    ____
    COMING SOON TO A THEATRE NEAR YOU!!! “The King of Etsy” Starring Kalin the Wonderful! See how one sites humble beginnings as a handmade venue grew to catapult KALIN into the best place for USED SHOES!!!

  32. sick of cupcakes November 3, 2010 at 7:24 am #

    How will they find an actor that is douchy enough to play him?

  33. detroit November 3, 2010 at 7:48 am #

    Ha ha! ‘The Craft Network’ Coming to a theater near you.

    Eewww! I was imagining the polt, and I just thought, I bet there’s lots of hookups, and hipster hanky-panky going on at Etsy HQ. I wonder if the plushy phone booth has seen any ‘action’.

    I picture Kalin, naked, but for a fake moustache, chasing HeyMichelle in her sexy superwoman cape around the office late at night! RRrrroww!

    Then, afterward, they cuddle in a cowl knit for two! Ha ha!

  34. sick of cupcakes November 3, 2010 at 7:57 am #

    Oh gross! Here comes my lunch!

  35. Jules Noctambule November 3, 2010 at 8:28 am #

    Dammit, Detroit! I was about to eat some pancakes before I read that.

  36. um no November 3, 2010 at 9:50 am #

    fun shop- http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheStudio94

  37. The Unknown Etsian November 3, 2010 at 11:51 am #

    How will they find an actor that is douchy enough to play him?
    ___
    Sheen!!!!

  38. losinghope November 3, 2010 at 2:37 pm #

    Check out her shop announcement. What do you think happened?
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheThinVeil#

  39. Life During Wartime November 3, 2010 at 4:34 pm #

    I thought I saw a comment from this shop attached to the Etsy Bitch blog post about woolybumblebee and shop closings on Etsy.

  40. LoveandRage November 3, 2010 at 5:16 pm #

    Watch for more to follow.
    I predict at least 10 more MIA stores in the next 7 days.

  41. WangFu November 3, 2010 at 5:50 pm #

    Well she does have some things that I wouldn’t really consider supplies and that are not handmade or vintage (the frog clicker) but there are far worse violators on etsy still up and running. Was she a forum noisemaker?

  42. jenjasmine November 3, 2010 at 6:37 pm #

    WangFu,

    I hang out a lot in the forums, and I don’t recall her at all.

    Another etsy mystery, since she isn’t the worst kind of violator I’ve ever seen.

    There are far worse shops than hers.

  43. Thud November 3, 2010 at 6:50 pm #

    Detroit, I think I hear Hollywood calling you now LOL

  44. em November 3, 2010 at 8:57 pm #

    SparklePeach also got booted today. I know there won’t be much sympathy for her here, but I’m pretty sure it’s because she was speaking out in the forums. Since the non deliveries were supposedly resolved and she didn’t have any other violations (or so she says).

    They closed the coral thread too, giving some bullshit ‘respect each other’ excuse. I’m sure they were antsy as hell to sweep that under the rug.

  45. PussDaddy November 4, 2010 at 12:39 am #

    Wasn’t sparklepeach profiled here?

  46. PussDaddy November 4, 2010 at 12:40 am #

    My mistake, it was sparkletrue, not sparklepeach.

  47. PussDaddy November 4, 2010 at 12:41 am #

    Why wouldn’t there be much sympathy for her here, as you put it, em?

  48. PussDaddy November 4, 2010 at 12:47 am #

    I;m showing sparklepeach has a shop but there isn’t anything in it.

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

  49. jenjasmine November 4, 2010 at 1:05 am #

    I’d like to see a site that has links to places you can buy all the reseller, misstaged, and other crap that is on etsy, but it would be links to the wholesalers.

    Not that i want to help wholesalers, much, but maybe to stuff it in the face of the etsy polluters.

    It could be something like- seen it on etsy? get it here for 1/3 the price!!!

  50. sick of cupcakes November 4, 2010 at 3:42 am #

    https://etsycallout.wordpress.com/2010/10/08/sparklepeach-dearestclementine/

    It is spearklepeach, pussdaddy.

  51. PussDaddy November 4, 2010 at 4:41 am #

    Oh yes, I remember that now. Honestly, why would anyone care about her?

  52. The Unknown Etsian November 4, 2010 at 9:10 am #

    Lookie!
    http://stoppiracynow.org/resources.html

  53. JewelJewel November 4, 2010 at 11:12 am #

    they also finally booted tropacopy after all the negs – people kept buying and buying w/no activity since sept – i feel for her situation but fb shows she shipped some orders – if she couldn’t handle them all she should have just gone on vacay.

  54. boots November 4, 2010 at 11:59 am #

    are you fucking kidding me? these are sold like this! jesus!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/59774936/auth-christian-louboutin-diy-swarovski?utm_source=bronto&utm_medium=email&utm_term=+&utm_content=etsy_finds_110410&utm_campaign=etsy_finds_110410

    Oh in todays FINDS! fucking etsy!

  55. sick of cupcakes November 4, 2010 at 12:04 pm #

    He’s a moron, located in San Diego but doesn’t list shipping to the US, just random countries in each listing.

  56. WangFu November 4, 2010 at 2:12 pm #

    Is Turkey the new China? I am seeing an influx of items that appear to be from resellers in Turkey.

  57. JewelJewel November 4, 2010 at 3:18 pm #

    yeah, like the “handmade” turkish towel that etsy promoted on their facebook page the other day – i’ve seen it before, in a shop that got shut down. they re-open under a new name and etsy links to them for thousands of people to see. why can’t admin be on the same page when it comes to resellers? you’d think they’d all know who the “confirmed”/booted resellers are since there are sooooooooooooo few…………

  58. WangFu November 4, 2010 at 3:26 pm #

    I saw that too. There is a whole lot of knitting and crochet coming out of there too, at dirt cheap prices….

  59. Cat Power November 4, 2010 at 3:56 pm #

    JewelJewel…the Etsy admins are all CEOs of themselves, according to Kalin, so they answer to no one, and obviously they each live in their own little world with no communication between them, except at their catered luncheons, and who wants to talk shop at the table, right?

    So getting a consistent answer from 2 of them is like trying to herd cats! Can’t be done!

  60. PussDaddy November 4, 2010 at 8:26 pm #

    Their world is a scary place sometimes.

  61. um no November 5, 2010 at 10:10 am #

    This shop was called out in the forums yesterday. Guess what? Still there and look where they’re from!! Doing quite well, too.

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

    Here’s the thread-
    http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6674176

  62. Droop November 9, 2010 at 4:15 pm #

    She has a ‘vintage’ category that is full of vintage STYLE stuff. Intentionally misleading and untrustworthy, even if they are categorized as “jewelry” with a vintage tag modifier.

    She’ll get sales from ignorant people, and there is an unlimited supply of those.

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