15 Feb

She is selling a mix of items, from handmade, to fake vintage.
Here’s a couple of examples. Just visit her shop for 12 pages of WTF!
Oh and she also her website in her listings[ a no no] , telling people to go there to well.
I have this purse! I got it in 2002- I don’t think Kathy V has even been around long enough to actually have anything vintage yet.
Here is a mink brooch, posed with Chanel wrapping/gift box. But Chanel has never has a mink brooch, ever.

Leopard bag marked “Angel” not Vintage

NON Vintage “chunky chain” posed with more Chanel packaging.

A LJO Collection [snorts] Military bag

Beaded rope chain

What the hell is a ‘Rustic Farmhouse Doggy? I don’t see ANYTHING Rustic about that shitty made tag so she must mean the dog was raised in a farmhouse?

non handmade / vintage military hat

a NEW Liz Claiborne purse

Anyhow…that is it LOL


40 Responses to “Rue23Paris”

  1. sickofetsyshit but still can't look away February 15, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

    So… a sly mashup of JLo’s brand name? I can’t be the only one who thought she was advertising jennifer lopez name stuff.

    Also, isn’t against TOU to advertise your own off-site wares as what this seller does in her banner? As in every listing of hers?

  2. EtsyVigilante February 15, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

    Yes, she most surely gets more views on Etsy than on her own site so she shuffles the Etsy viewers off to her own site where they can purchase the exact same items through her shopping cart without going through Etsy – and she avoids paying Etsy fees.

  3. Life During Wartime February 15, 2012 at 1:40 pm #

    Here’s the link to the shop since the first item linked has disappeared:

  4. Yellshe February 15, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

    reported. did you look at her website awesomeness?

    btw I thought it said jlo… silly me.

  5. Life During Wartime February 15, 2012 at 1:55 pm #

    Aren’t these items made by other Etsy shops?

  6. Life During Wartime February 15, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

    Holy stuff, the tag abuse! Etsy would have found this shop with all the violations if they had bot searches for designer names like chanel — a favorite tag for this shop.

  7. jobradley February 15, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

    Nothing says wedding cake topper like candy corn fabric bananas with wire coat hangers. Garage sale Queen from ebay. I’m embarrassed I looked.

  8. sickofcupcakes February 15, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

    “Arian knitted”? Is she trying to say Aran? What a fuckwit.

  9. sickofcupcakes February 15, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

    What a bunch of crap. New binoculars among other crap.

  10. Yellshe February 15, 2012 at 8:18 pm #

    jlo… I mean ljo had to take down the links to her site. They are all gone.

  11. ......... February 15, 2012 at 8:32 pm #

    This idiot is full of new dolls….. a vintage rizzo grease doll…. that is from 2008!!!

    also a vintage breville espresso machine from the early 90’s, yes etsy is turning into a heap of crap ebay and garage sale crap

  12. Ron Capitini February 15, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

    Love this blog site and bookmarked it.Simply Killer.

    If you want real vintage here’s my pop culture shop

    I know it’s spam, but I hate vintage fakers and high priced vintage dream merchants

  13. Life During Wartime February 15, 2012 at 10:16 pm #

    OMG, Ron. What a cool shop. I had that Girl Scouts catalog in the featured items!

  14. etsyshithater February 15, 2012 at 11:12 pm #

    nah, she only removed the link from her banner – each of her listings still have this:

    ( ) or google me at ( )

  15. sickofcupcakes February 16, 2012 at 4:53 am #

    Ron, lots of memories in your shop!! Unfortunately I can’t sell anything on etsy to be able to afford to buy anything.

  16. FAKE February 16, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

    btw I thought it said jlo… silly me.

    She is most likely trying to be deceptive by cashing in on people’s typos in google searches. I too thought it said J LO, not L JO.

  17. Life During Wartime February 16, 2012 at 5:05 pm #

    Etsy selectively goes after shop owner and demands proof that a supply listed in the Supplies category is vintage:
    And then shuts down the conversation in the forums. I checked, and under the Supplies Category -> bead -> metal ->search for vintage, there are over 130 pages of items listed. Some are vintage and some are vintage style, but all are listed as Supplies. Why doesn’t Kruti get her posse working on some newish items actually listed in the vintage category? She might start by removing all the dated items from 1993 and newer. Just a thought…

  18. sickofcupcakes February 17, 2012 at 8:01 am #

    Crochetgal annoys me and always has.

  19. Life During Wartime February 17, 2012 at 11:38 am #

    Yellshe, I can’t understand why that shop listed the purse? Not a typical reseller. Maybe I should just stop trying to figure out where people are coming from.

  20. Yellshe February 17, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

    They are just claiming its vintage. I did a quick search the other day just looking for things that were clearly new based on this post. I also do the occassional search on popular brand names that have only been around a handful of years… It’s always full of fun stuff

  21. Life During Wartime February 17, 2012 at 7:58 pm #

    Now this is ‘vintage’ on Etsy:
    At least, according to the clowns who approve the front pages, it is.

  22. SayWhat? February 18, 2012 at 3:57 pm #

    ^^ that lamp is SO bad that it hardly matters if she calls it vintage. Anybody spending $60+ for something already falling apart is looney.

  23. Life During Wartime February 18, 2012 at 6:05 pm #

    How are these fake eggs Supplies?
    Unpainted plastic in an egg shape would be a crafting supply. Putting a commercial decor object in your own container (as shown in the photo) is not crafting. SSDY (same stupidity, different year) on the Etsy FP.

  24. Over Easy February 19, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

    Regarding the eggs: Although they could be decor on their own, I know collage artists use them. Placed in real bird nests, in collage shadow boxes, stuff like that. I think they’re perfectly Etsy-legit as Supplies.

  25. Life During Wartime February 19, 2012 at 8:21 pm #

    Since just about anything of that size and weight could be used by a collage artist, I suppose you mean that anything can now be sold on Etsy as a ‘supply’ if it has been used in a shadow box or collage?

  26. rattriffic February 19, 2012 at 10:10 pm #

    um we allow diaper cakes….commercial diapers rolled up and tied with ribbon then commercial store bought soap, shampoo, pacifiers, bottles, ty stuffed animals etc tied to it and call it hand made even though the rules clearly state you can not creatively repackage commercial items and sell them, its just a gift basket in a shape.

    I think I am going to start selling bottles, pacifiers, johnson & johnson baby products, ty stuffed animals and pampers and huggies individually all as supplies for diaper cakes….perfectly etsy legal!!! even when the rule is in black and white if the item fits into the etsy kitchy look then it can stay ….such B.S.

  27. ......... February 19, 2012 at 11:27 pm #

    Wow look at this forum LOL

  28. Sara of Lilly Queen Bath February 20, 2012 at 7:25 am #

    These items aren’t vintage

  29. sickofcupcakes February 20, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

    “Wow look at this forum LOL

    And of course the usual asshole jumping in with “If you see something that you don’t feel should be sold on Etsy, please flag the item(s) and provide supporting documentation as to why.”

    Ya, because that always works. Idiot.

  30. Life During Wartime February 21, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

    Rue23Paris appears to be gone!

  31. Tick Kongmee February 21, 2012 at 7:53 pm #

    I am not sure how I can be a member to post here. I thought etsy had 1300 people reporting and wanted more, after I reported this person they kicked me off. All his stuff comes off wholesale websites, its so obvious. What do I have to do to get some help or get him on the reseller list on this site?Is this site dead or what? I was trying to add a couple new names to the resellers, but I dont now how to do it. Here is the info on the shops Thaisaket and earringchest, they blatantly sell stuff off websites.

    All the stuff is handmade in China, however, they employ 14-17 year olds and pay them $80 to $100 a month. They sleep and eat in the factories. It is believed that younger people are sharper and put more work out, especially women.

    Help out to report this person. All the information is there about the websites they buy from. Earrings from Bali and Clothing from Thailand and China is some of the worst resellers on etsy. Just read the stupid feedbacks, things like, poor quality, (sure, it was $5 or less and you paid $35-$50 plus $20 shipping) or, size was wrong (sure it was, they try to sell you the fact it fits everybody, but in fact, it dont. They don’t bother to get rid of the neutrals and negs because they sell enough, its OK for some people to get screwed. Or
    slow shopping,(sure it was, in some cases, they dont have the money to carry merchandise, they have to go find it when they sell it)

    Look at Thaisaket, the stock numbers are almost the same as on the wholesale website. You know what that means……. this site may not have the item in stock!!!!!

    Look at the data, does this not make you mad that you are buying $5 items for $50? How about the earrings, $1-$2 each and you pay $8-$!5. Just enjoy wasting your money! If you don’t report them, your friends and esty family will become victims of this reseller.
    It must be addictive to lose money, right?

    Don’t forget to call out these shops, I have an update.
    Thaisaket on etsy just opened anyonesfashion, claiming to ship from the USA, when in fact the people claim to be making stuff in Thailand.

    All of his clothing is bought at this shop who has a website.

    This shop is across from the UOB bank in Pratunam Market, in the basement, it is a pink shop.

    here is the info of what you can find shipping in this market.

    Rising an impressive 88 storeys high, the Baiyoke Sky Hotel is Thailand’s tallest building. A distinctive feature of Bangkok’s skyline, it also marks the spot for one of the city’s all-time, favourite pursuits: Shopping! A scandalous variety of goods are on offer, with something for everyone – no matter how deep or shallow your pocket may be.

    One of Bangkok’s most colourful and chaotic areas, and famously popular for its fashion factory outlets, street markets, bazaars and armies of local vendors, Pratunam offers bargain prices for all kinds of clothing, apparel, fashion accessories, shoes, watches, jewellery, belts, luggage and then some.

    Read more: Pratunam Information Guide

    so, feel free to report this shop. Why should this person sell $1000 a day and only resell?

    They have an earring shop also.

    Look up earringchest on etsy.

    All of their earrings can be found on this site.

    He shops here also,

    and here
    But look here, almost all his earrings can be found here!

    All of these shops for earrings are located on Khao San Road
    a tourist area where you can find wholesale clothing, jewelry, silver, cheap food and hotels.

    Check the sites, you will see most of his earrings he says he makes on these sites.

    Peace and Love, Raven

    I have an update also. All his clothing on Thaisaket, and they now sell $2000 a day, came from a wholesale shop in thailand called “Chicky”
    There are photos of his clothing in one article about this shop.

  32. jen February 22, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    Wow, I can’t believe Mary Tafoya was being reported.
    I’ve been aware of her work for a decade, and I am pretty sure she isn’t a cheater or a liar.
    She is an artist, has been working with beads for years, I’m sure she knows her stuff.
    Also, why anyone would quibble over SUPPLIES being vintage or not is just REALLY petty, considering the other abominations that etsy allows to survive.

  33. ToughShit February 23, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

    People don’t get to pick and choose the rules they will follow. Live and learn.

  34. sickofcupcakes February 24, 2012 at 7:03 am #

    What’s the difference WHAT the item is? Just tag your damn items accurately.

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