Blythe Shoe Edition

15 Apr

If you haven’t heard of Blythe, she’s a very expensive and collectible doll. People are willing to spend a lot of money on Blythe accessories. It seems that a lot of Etsy sellers are taking advantage of this by reselling cheap factory-made goods under the “handmade” category and jacking up the price accordingly. Check out these shoes:

Skull boots

$10.99 from goodyblythe on etsy

$7.59 on ebay

White lace boots

$12.00 from blythewithyouandme on etsy

$7.95 on ebay:

Suede fringed boots

$13.00 from BebeToby on etsy

$7.99 on ebay

Red gladiator sandals

$12.00 from sweetdolly on etsy

$3.49 from ebay

Yellow sneakers

$8.55 from dollfacecouture on etsy:

$4.74 on ebay:

At least there’s one reseller that doesn’t inflate the price:
Plastic Mary janes

$1.99 on ebay:

$2.00 from NinaBella9 on etsy


9 Responses to “Blythe Shoe Edition”

  1. falseprism April 15, 2011 at 9:57 am #

    Unreal… some of those shops have been open since 2008.

  2. Life During Wartime April 15, 2011 at 10:10 am #

    But there are no long term resellers on Etsy, right? It looks like some of the shop owners found this callout and removed the items in the links.

    The first shop called out, GoodyBlythe, has their own webstore:
    Their Etsy shop is now empty. But they opened in 2006 and have had over 2500 sales! The item photos were watermarked with their dotcom, and they listed in handmade categories.

  3. falseprism April 15, 2011 at 10:20 am #

    Has anyone else noticed ludascrafts has now opened a seperate shop called ludasattic for their not handmade, not vintage, not made in the 20’s clothing items?

    Major overuse of the word ‘not’. Why not just not say that the item is not vintage or not?

  4. Life During Wartime April 15, 2011 at 10:39 am #

    Blythewithyouandme is still showing items on Etsy and has an ArtFire Studio. Opened in 2008, and has more than 1300 sales! Ships from Taiwan, lists items as handmade.

    BebeToby is also on ArtFire.

    SweetDolly has had its items disappeared, but there is a claim in the shop Policies that items are handmade by the seller. Open since 2008.

    DollFaceCouture has had its items disappeared as well. Policies page describes the items for sale as the owner’s ‘creations’ that she wants to ‘share’ with us. Also has a vintage shop that appears to be about half ‘vintage’ baby clothing. Dunno if the baby things are old or not?

    NinaBella9 is in Thailand, and has had her items disappeared. No mention anywhere in the shop that she handmakes her items, although she claims to handle the shipping herself! Been open about a year, with a few hundred sales.

  5. Life During Wartime April 15, 2011 at 10:52 am #

    Good callout, falseprism! LudasAttic looks like an overstock dress shop selling contemporary pieces she lists as handmade/clothing (not listed as vintage). She’s been open for just over a month, and sold 4 reseller garments.

  6. falseprism April 15, 2011 at 2:14 pm #

    Makes me wonder how many of these resellers are the same people with multiple undisclosed shops. I suspect these two shops may be the same person.

    They don’t look at all alike, however, Flower Age and Painting Elephant both recently had the same shop announcement that they were “sick in hospital, sorry for delay”. They have since changed the shop announcements and FlowerAge no longer links to Painting Elephant on Etsy, but links to an off-Etsy website called Painting Elephant.

    AND Painting Elephant on Etsy gives a link to their facebook page – which has a link to the same site that FlowerAge links to.
    Both shop announcements use the same writing style, same dodad’s. etc…

    I have the link to the original shops in China, but have to dig them up.

  7. Yaya April 15, 2011 at 2:55 pm #

    I flagged blythe shoes incessantly when I joined in 2007. Didn’t seem to do any good.

  8. PussDaddy April 16, 2011 at 12:41 am #

    OMFG why does that doll have cuter shoes than I do.

  9. InkyHands April 16, 2011 at 4:26 pm #

    This shop is full of reseller stuff. Flagged from all kinds of places….we’ll see….

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