28 Oct
Handmade clothes for $8-20.00 ??!/PeonyApparel
why are they closing and their own domain website is closed down?
“Our head office, based in Toronto, Canada, and production team in New York’s fashion district”

More than a collective? Sounds like BS to me.

Why does their Facebook page say Etsy deactivated them yet they are still open?


22 Responses to “PeonyApparel”

  1. TackySue October 28, 2011 at 11:12 am #

    This one looks like the model has some serious underarm hair, but no.

    It looks like cheap embellishment done by machine on wholesale-type jersey. It’s always a good idea to use the same pronoun throughout—- It says “I” and “we” interchangeably, and the stuff looks pretty tacky. I agree about the location. Looks like somebody tried and failed, and probably deserved to.

  2. Life During Wartime October 28, 2011 at 11:24 am #

    That’s not underarm hair LOL, that’s head hair and a bit of the neckline embellishment.

    I am thinking this is a case of the Etsy staff not wanting to hurt this poor failing business by banning them from Etsy as a reseller…since they are going out of business anyway, and Etsy is all heart when it comes to resellers.

    Vintage item with no (?) alterations on the FP

  3. jobradley October 28, 2011 at 12:22 pm #

    In regards to the suitcase, since GetReadySetGo is ‘on vacation’ someone else must come forth and fill the FP treasuries with $4 church sale finds and charge a small fortune for them. Saluki? Why not an octopus or owl?

  4. Life During Wartime October 28, 2011 at 12:48 pm #

    I want a Sluki being eaten by an octopus, but I am sick that way.

    But unless they painted a critter on it in 1991, it ain’t vintage. GetReadySetGo has stopped listing altered pieces as vintage, last time I saw them on the FP.

  5. Life During Wartime October 28, 2011 at 12:49 pm #

    Damn, S-a-luki. I can’t type today for anything.

  6. Discord Threads October 28, 2011 at 12:49 pm #

    More Etsy BS of course….
    Anyone can slap some lace or ruffles on a tank top…

  7. TackySue October 28, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

    Those suitcases or other crap from the ’60s or ’70s with something glued or painted on them is so lame.
    I had a set of suitcases like those: You can’t use them. They are heavy, ugly, and impossible to maneuver unless you have a valet to shlepp them around for you. And who would want something that ugly and hard to keep clean? Some things deserve to go on the scrap heap.

    AND “Anyone can slap some lace or ruffles on a tank top…” , especially desperate women in a crappy warehouse someplace in NYC. That would be the only way to have such low prices on them. People who are WE and price dirt low are probably not doing the work themselves, either. (Unless it’s the Royal We, a split personality, or someone possessed by demons.)

  8. TackySue October 28, 2011 at 4:19 pm #

    “That’s not underarm hair LOL, that’s head hair and a bit of the neckline embellishment.”

    Sure looks like it at first glance, though. I think it’s funny someone put so much into using a model and taking careful photos not to notice it!

  9. IGiveUp October 28, 2011 at 4:45 pm #

    If someone puts the words “vintage” and “handmade” in the title, the search is useless. They will show up in the search categories as both, even though they are put in one category or another. What a clusterfuck. Why bother with a search engine on Etsy at all, if it picks up title or announcement keywords only??

  10. AssGasorGrass October 29, 2011 at 6:27 am #

    Love these “vintage” shoes:

  11. Life During Wartime October 29, 2011 at 11:23 am #

    Ha, AGG! I think I saw a pair of Pleasers on the FP once…a classic Etsy look? Nope, not vintage.

  12. Curious October 29, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

    Not hardly:

  13. AssGasorGrass October 30, 2011 at 3:12 am #

    Yeah, those earrings are a common reseller item. Good call out – the rest of the shop is just as bad.

  14. Life During Wartime October 30, 2011 at 12:08 pm #

    I found a bunch of sellers on Etsy and on Ebay selling steampunk style inexpensive items, all photographed on a very very similar greenish wood background. The Ebay sellers all say their items are ‘new without tags’, so they are honest resellers. Some of the items in UmbrellaLaboratory use the same background — same source?

  15. Life During Wartime October 30, 2011 at 12:13 pm #

    Here is another Etsy shop selling similar items to Umbrella — note the greenish wood backgrounds and compare the prices in the two shops.

  16. Life During Wartime October 30, 2011 at 12:28 pm #

    Okay, let’s compare descriptions for steampunk items shot on the green wood background between UmbrellaLaboratory on Etsy (from Florida):

    and an Ebay seller in Rhode Island:

    Even though the items are not identical, some of the description text is the same!

  17. Blubber October 30, 2011 at 1:54 pm #

    At least they named their shop accordingly—- “oldjunkyard” . Better would be “newjunkyard”.

  18. Life During Wartime October 30, 2011 at 4:24 pm #

    Blubbler, you got that right!!!

  19. Life During Wartime October 30, 2011 at 4:33 pm #

    OMFG! If you haven’t already, go over to Regretsy and read today’s post. When I got to the end, I laughed so loud I thought I would wake my downstairs neighbor. She’s in her 80s and goes to be early.

  20. Life During Wartime October 30, 2011 at 4:48 pm #

    Newish shoes on the FP:

    The stretch gores are later 90s at the earliest. Not 80s fershur.

  21. Fake October 31, 2011 at 7:23 am #

    Missvioletlace was back in the etsy finds today.

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