9 Dec

Tells the story of her mother the seamstress “my mother, an old tailor, she worked in a factory for ten years, and she retired three years ago, she is a good tailor, she did this job in her most life, All clothes in our shop are handmade by her. Usually, it will take her about 3-4 days to made one clothes”.

Meanwhile, the website of the Temptress Moon Dress 盛装风月 http://shop33831143.taobao.com/ shows 78,000 items sold since august 2006, feedback on 47,000, 3770 items sold last month.

The brand is 烟花烫 Yanhua Tang

Scroll down the left of this page:
and see “charming dress” on Etsy which “need long time” embroider
and sold 119 out of Temptress Moon’s taobao shop just last month!

The brand is sold (on sale, actually) several sites:
where you can get the “charming dress” for as little as $24.

Interestingly, http://www.yanhautang.com seems to be hiring – photographer (10, stylist (1) models (2), graphic design (2)..
They need to hire Wang Wang and her mother & sister — they seem to do it all in no time!!


16 Responses to “xiaolizi”

  1. theeyesseeit December 9, 2010 at 8:49 am #

    Thanks! my internet provider thought the above message was spam, and thus would not let me send it. Hence the “About” posting.

  2. Wolf December 9, 2010 at 12:20 pm #

    Shop’s been open since 2009.

    YUp, no long term resellers on Etsy. Nosiree, none whatsoever.

  3. Donna December 9, 2010 at 1:24 pm #


    Would be nice if we could see more of the complaints.

  4. sick of cupcakes December 10, 2010 at 5:34 am #

    Quote from this seller’s profile: “My peshtemals are produced in manual looms by a person. So, they are handmade.”

    Ya, handmade but not by me. On the FP of course.


  5. megansbeadeddesigns December 10, 2010 at 8:50 am #

    OMG. And lots of sales, of course. Ugh.

  6. megansbeadeddesigns December 10, 2010 at 10:42 am #


    Using a celebrity photo as an avatar. I am 100% sure that is Hillary Duff’s image.

  7. Deborah December 10, 2010 at 11:32 am #

    17 sales in a week, too! And everything ships from China, none of it handmade. Duh.

  8. more copyright issues December 10, 2010 at 11:42 am #

    johnny depp, plus who owns the rights to that movie? report ’em. Not to etsy who could care less though…

  9. Linda December 10, 2010 at 11:42 am #

    That is indeed hilary duff- from a 2004 photoshoot with Jeff Durmanin

  10. Linda December 10, 2010 at 11:45 am #

    It’s also amazing when you search on etsy for light as a feather ring- so many sellers have the same ring- I wonder how they all got that idea?

  11. Cat Power December 10, 2010 at 3:24 pm #

    I believe it is a Disney movie…they are very protective…someone should give them a yell.

  12. EtsyDontCare December 11, 2010 at 10:15 pm #

    xiaolizi has over 550 sales so why should Etsy care they are banking!

    They should just change the site openly let resellers sell there. Have a wholesale, resaler category. They allow it anyways so may as well just have it out in the open. I’m tired to competing with these resellers so at least get them out of the “Home-made” catagory.

    Man it up Etsy either run by your own rules or change them. You wouldn’t have as many angry people that way.

  13. detroit December 13, 2010 at 3:26 pm #

    Oh gee. The store is (very) temporarily empty.

    I like how one of xiaolizi’s hearted sellers is ideas2lifestyle. They’re the envy of many a Chinese reseller I’m sure.

    Someone in xiaolizi’s feedback said she had to wash the item twice to get the cigarette odor out. And some else mentioned the smell as well. Curious, since Chinese women DO NOT SMOKE. It’s very rare. But, Chinese men, OTOH, smoke like chimneys. But no man (cough*workshop owner*cough) is mentioned in the profile.

    Poor labor conditions, dodgy materials (how much you want to bet a lot of cheap Chinese material has alarming levels of formaldehyde?) poor quality items, IMMENSE carbon footprint – since people are having 5$ factory goods shipped individually halfway across the planet. No care for the environment.

    ^^^That could describe walmart. And just as easily could describe Etsy.

  14. theeyesseeit December 14, 2010 at 8:12 am #

    Yay!! I’ve been checking. and, yeah, I grimace at who they’ve favorited. Copy a successful business model, for sure!

  15. theeyesseeit December 15, 2010 at 5:05 pm #

    WTF???!!!! All the stuff is back in that shop! THEY DO NOT HANDMAKE!!!!!!

  16. giovan December 8, 2012 at 3:50 pm #


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