Have you all called this shop out yet? They state they buy these rugs from tribes all over the world right in their announcement, and their banner is directing people to their off site URL
I don’t see any way this shop could be considered a collective. They are resellers. No doubt about it.
They are listed as vintage. Etsy doesn’t know or care if they really are, I bet. They probably don’t care about the TOU violation with the website mention.
Thank you, DeadKittens (thank goodness my cat left the room before I typed that!) — didn’t notice the category. The homepage of their website (the one in the banner):
is clear that not all the rugs they sell are old. If you are selling rugs made in traditional styles with the same materials and techniques, I am not sure how you could tell the age from an online listing.
The rugs are beautiful. The seller is EXPLOITIVE and flies against the face of common decency. Let this person sell her stuff elsewhere, to a dealer, who doesn’t care how much the indigenous people are ripped off. Shame on this carpet seller.
I think they were called on on Garagetsy. They’re just one of many rug dealers in Montreal, and I’m pretty sure I commented on it on Garagetsy and wondering how they even heard of Etsy to open a shop there.
Did anyone else see this was featured in an Etsy Finds? First item on the page, and not at all vintage or handmade.
Seriously, I know nothing about luxury goods, and I know that should not be sold on Etsy. Louis Vitton is currently selling these! Why can etsy not figure this out?
I guess the average dimbulb Etsy staffer thinks anything authentic with a couture name on it makes it automagically ‘vintage’?
RE: the duffel. I say “fake”. Perused through feedback and found this:
“My bags were apraised as fakes! On top of that, the seller threatened me for demanding my money back. I am the proud owner of a REAL gucci bag that I purchased from my city’s Gucci Flagship store, and they confirmed that the bags that I purchased from this seller were not real. I gave this seller a neutral, because shipping was grat, and if I had read the stores NO RETURNS policy before I purchased the bags, I would have seen the “red flags”, however the allure of a bargain got to me. Tough lesson learned.”
For those of you who are up on all the designer products vs. fakes, you are in for a busy time calling out. The current Etsy trend report includes ‘designer items’, which on Etsy pretty much means a lot of fakery.
Found these on the FP:
Isn’t My Design a contemporary brand? Are these really 20+ years old? Because printing logos on the soles of footwear is a recent thing, I thought.
That shop is full of counterfeit items. Even though it is against the law to sell counterfeit items, and therefore a violation of the TOU, etsy will not pull them. If they do, its selective.
I saw the LV bag in the finds this morning and right away knew it was a fake too. Like cynically said, that feedback was enough proof to seal the deal for me.
There was also a shop featured selling “rare” Chanel bags that I thought looked fake too.
LDW, I saw those white rubber boots also and convo’d the treasury curators, one has since pulled that item. On the designers vs. fakes it’s my understanding that 90% of the high end market is fakes. And whats with all the crotch shots in this girls shop? Who is her demographic? http://www.etsy.com/shop/louise49
louise49 is luxluxvintage according to her Etsy shop.
louise49 is luxluxvintage and also themodelproject on Ebay:
jobradley, I think her target demographic is the same as Etsy’s. Anyone remember a shop called hydrate about 18 months ago that was reseller of plastic pearl thongs? She had stolen photos, the works. Still has an open shop on Etsy.
If louise49 dropped the garish urban gritty flash photography and went out to a farm to sit in the dirt, the modeled items would be on the FP daily. IMO.
@susan: They probably know about Etsy because that name is thrown around here like it will make you the next Yves Saint Laurent. I went to fashion school in Montreal and let me tell you, just about every teacher suggested we all open up Etsy shops to start our brands. Well you’ll certainly be part of the fashion industry for sure, selling next to all those cheap export factories! It’s so profesh!
louise49 looks like a cufflinks reseller, too:
Look at the last image, also found on this wholesaler site:
Why would a listing for ‘vintage’ 1980s cufflinks be using an image from a Chinese seller? And she seems to have a stash of cufflinks because she sells a pair, and then relists.
Just had to show you this:
Golly, BlowIt, the whole shop is like that!
Etsy will pull it only when Gucci and Louis Vuitton complain to them; which they will when we report the items to the respective companies. It works – I used to do it for Disney items, too. Whoop! Gone within 24 hours in some cases. Disney is the slowest, Chanel is the quickest. Now I have to go find all my email addresses for these companies and begin reporting again. I’ll post the list here unless there’s a link somewhere to a master list (which would be awesome!!)
I reported that carpet seller more than once in 2010. Surprise, surprise, still there and doing well.
Even if Etsy doesn’t want to deal with the issue of fake items, listing newish stuff as vintage is against the TOU, even if the designer items are authentic.
Looks like the person threw everything at a cell phone case coated with glue and whatever stuck, stayed.
YOu’d have to be 5 years old to look at it twice, and very few 5-year old girls carry cell phones. I HOPE.
Maybe so, BlowIt, but she makes sales!
Not vintage, category misuse on the FP:
Looks like someone is trying to off load their Jimmy Choos. In addition to a bunch of hello Kitty schtuff.
Cynically, good callout! All the rubber stamps and other stamping things are fine as Supplies. But no way should newish used shoes be listed as a ‘supply’. Nor the Hello Kitty nail clippers and radio. Obviously someone carefully read the October merchandising suggestions and saw ‘designer’ items on the list. Etsy has put out the Welcome mat for this kind of shop.
Why can’t someone at Vuitton or Chanel just do a search once a month on etsy and get the items pulled?
Y’know DeadKittens, I was thinking the same thing.
I mean how hard is it to do even daily search? A program that alerts every time a new listing contains their brand name. I wish I was a programmer, I’d design one to provide a series of functions related to searching etsy and ebay for counterfeit products such as form letters to the entity with listing numbers, seller names, past sales, etc. – database, follow-up, letter to prosecute… (heh heh heh)
I’d sell it to companies who are concerned with branding and I’d make a fortune! Anybody listening? 😀
We need a app for that lol
It’s definitely an interesting concept. 🙂
seriously? this carpet store is empty now after a year of people reporting it? wonder why it happened now?
Ten buck says it will be back once etsy gives them the all clear.
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