Recently, we had the pleasure to check out a few new fashion collaborations for eBay Canada. We know what you’re thinking: eBay?! Fashion? If you are one of the many folks who (erroneously) believes eBay to be a place to simply pawn off your old books for cash, think again.
In actual fact, eBay is quite the online fashion destination. Sure, there are loads of people selling their vintage sartorial wares, but the site also boasts brand-spanking new finds for sale, from clothes to accessories. And often, eBay teams up with Canadian designers to offer a little something exclusive to its shoppers. Such as now.
On a recent trip to Toronto, we were privy to the company’s latest partnerships with a few rising and popular names in Canadian fashion. First, we explored eBay’s exclusive pieces with Toronto fashion boutique, Coal Miner’s Daughter, and their Mother’s Day collective featuring two rising Canadian designers: Anu Raina, and MoonRox.
Regarding the former, Coal Miner’s Daughter is known for its mostly sweet, feminine and local (!) offerings. And for their collaboration with eBay, it falls along the same lines, and offers up a few of the hottest spring trends: denim vest? Check! Sexy crop top? Check! Flowy skirt? Check! The articles and accessories, handmade by local designers, will be available from June 9th to June 30th at www.ebay.ca/boutiqueSS14.
As for the latter, the Mother’s Day collective offers a selection of accessories, perfect for mom. First are Anu Raina’s gorgeous scarves, an ode to motherhood in themselves. Upon chatting with her, she shared that one piece (picture here) was inspired by her kids’ drawings. (You can see it in the playful markings of the prints, reminiscent of hugs and kisses–xoxo.) Then, there’s Moonrox’s beautiful accessories, handcrafted by owner Monique Chan–these are colourful pieces inspired by spring, and are easily suited to any woman’s style.
Pieces from both collections are available now until May 11th, at www.ebay.ca/eBay4Mom.
And, finally, we got to meet a very passionate lady, a true entrepreneur who turned a hobby into her life’s work: Farishta Zarify–a lover of all things luxurious–took her love of fashion all the way to the luxury gown industry. Her passion for red carpet-worthy gowns led to her starting her own business in 2013, spending hours a day, and travelling, to score the best dresses, from the likes of Carolina Herrera, and Marchesa. This is a full-time endeavour that has brought her quite a bit of success.
She sells her finds at www.ebay.ca/luxurydesignergowns, and they’re available at quote the low price point. (This gorgeous Oscar de la Renta dress, originally $7,850, available for just over $2,000? Yes, please!) If you’re a fan of designer gowns and celebrity style a visit to her eBay shop is worth it.
What have you bought at eBay lately? If you didn’t know that it was your one-stop fashion destination, you do now!