Friday, 4 May 2012

Ebay Fashion Styling Event


eBay is best known, in the fashion world at least, as a place to pick up bargain second hand/vintage pieces and the occasional sold out limited edition item (Hello H&M designer collaborations!)

If I’m honest, I hadn’t thought much about the fact that brands themselves sell their wares via eBay in the past, but there are actually over 100 high street brands that sell directly through eBay. Along with a whole host of independent boutiques, it can be a great place to shop, not only for pre-owned and vintage pieces, but for both new season styles and sale bargains directly from the brands themselves!

eBay Fashion invited me along to a preview of their Spring/Summer Collection this week, giving me the opportunity to play around with some of the items available on the site, and to style my very own outfit from a selection of items used in their Spring/Summer Look Book.
It was a little nerve wracking getting in front of the camera with an audience watching on, but once I’d overcome my fears, it was such a fun experience and I totally fell in love with the dress I chose, which was from BooHoo (and only £12.50… bargain!). I was a huge eBay shopper in my teens, and the experience has really opened my eyes to the credible shopping potential of eBay again!

I discovered that brands like BooHoo, LK Bennet, Moda in Pelle, Very, Dune, Karen Millen, Religion, LittleWoods, Pied a Terre, House of Fraser and French Connection (to name but a few!) all sell directly through eBay, so you can bag a bargain and be sure it's coming from a legitimate source.

What’s the best bargain you’ve bagged on eBay recently? I would love to know if you have any favourite sellers too!

You can check out the outfits styled by myself and other fashion bloggers at the event here
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47 comments

  1. Love the new color! :) I barely buy stuff in eBay for that reason. The only thing I've bought recently was a fox bag that Louise from SprinkleofGlitter mentioned.

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  2. That look's like fun, and you got to pose like a model :-) Lovely dress

    http://sarahjanesobsessions.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I ADORE ebay. And you looked pretty cute in the pic and your outfit of choice.

    http://inthisfragileskin.blogspot.com

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  4. That dress looks gorgeous on you! I love eBay and have done for years! I think the best bargains I have got recently have been a range of brightly coloured blazers (new) for only £9 each!

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  5. I can't believe there isn't a single bit of fushia in the outfit you chose! I felt for sure you would have flung in something pink. Really nice outfit though. And for a super cheap price. I'm impressed! I can't say I've ever bought an article of clothing off Ebay because I like to try things on before I buy. The fox bags Louise was raving about a little while ago had me interested though.

    xx
    Such A Beautiful Sight

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  6. Love EBay for topshop pieces. You look great xxx

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  7. I must admit I love the dress you chose, and I like it paired with the blazer. I'm just a bit terrified of peplums!

    Lea x

    http://shebeginstosee.blogspot.com

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  8. I used to love Ebay when I was younger but never really think to look on there much these days! You look gorgeous in the picture and I love the dress you chose - can't believe the price either!

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  9. Looking beautiful <3

    xxx

    www.forevermissvanity.com

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  10. You look great in front of a camera and it is such a cute dress. :)

    btw. your hair looks great, it looks really classy and suits you a lot!

    www.picturenoergaard.blogspot.com

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  11. I love eBay, but I get what you mean, you would never think that proper brands sell on there. Nice post :)

    http://lilylovelock.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  12. You look like Blake Lively in that photo!! I actually thought that was her before I read it! x

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  13. ah looks like fun! I love your new hair colour by the way!

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  14. I once bought a 2nd hand Topshop dress from Ebay and it was awful, didn't look much like the picture! But I agree you can find some absolute bargains on there if you're luckyxx

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  15. I guess I kinda lost confidence in buying clothes from ebay with a bad experience from a seller. But I'll definitely be checking them out again soon :)

    Love, Elizabeth xx

    http://butterflyboo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. I didn't realise shops sold directly through ebay either! But negative experiences with ebay does still put me off a little bit. I think I will have a little look though anyway :) xx

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  17. That dress is gorgeous!!
    You look better in it than the model<3

    http://missjammyxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. You look lovely, Fleur :). I am a loyal ebay-er; both from the selling and buying perspective. Definitely the way forward if you're looking to incorporate interesting little pieces into your wardrobe!x

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  19. I love the dress you styled, it's so pretty. That's a lovely picture of you too, so natural :)

    Frances xx

    http://francescassandra.blogspot.com

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  20. You did such a great job! Words cannot express how awkward I would be trying to model :P

    http://alisongoestothemovies.blogspot.com/

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  21. Hey girl can you link some of the legit direct brand shops that are on ebay for us?

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  22. I realized recently that shops are selling directly from ebay when I came across Last Call Neiman Marcus on there!

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  23. I should be banned from eBay! :D I order a lot of Desigual clothing and there is even a Desigual bag on the way :) can't wait!

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  24. I have used eBay in the past but I will be looking for a bargain on those eBay stores! I was aware of them but I didn't know just how many stores are on there. Love that dress on you, light colours really suit you - perfect for a summer evening!

    http://missjaynebecca.blogspot.co.uk/

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  25. I have been using ebay for years, but I wasnt awere how many brands and shops are on there, never bought clothes from there, I might start though.

    xx -B
    http://thegreyclover.blogspot.co.uk/

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  26. Oooo I love eBay!
    You look great, gorgeous dress :)
    x

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  27. Didnt know all of those brands sold on ebay! :)
    gigglesandmakeup.blogspot.co.uk

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  28. You styled that dress perfectly! I know you doubt your fashion blogging potential, but I think you always look awesome!
    xo

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  29. I tend to stay away from ebay because I have heard so many horror stories, but I completely forgot that they have legit sellers too!

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  30. I love the dress! I haven't shopped much on eBay recently but this makes me want to check it out again. :)

    http://just-another-day1.blogspot.ca

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  31. love the dress and I haven't shopped on EBay before

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  32. really cute outfits!!

    luv looking for a bargain on ebay - but have no particular seller which i always go to

    http://kellinasthoughts.blogspot.com/

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  33. I love your outfit! It's so cute!

    I love love love ebay! I buy most of my accessories on eBay, it's so cheap & yet not 'cheap' looking. :)

    dugongsss.blogspot.com

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  34. That dress is beautiful! I've never really thought of eBay as a place to buy clothes that aren't vintage or hard to find. Thanks for the information! And as always, you look gorgeous!

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  35. Aw, I love Ebay for buying AND selling. You look gorgeous, that outfit really suits you :-)

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  36. omg you look drop-dead gorgeous Fleur!!! Such a beauty!!

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  37. Very cute dress! love it!! thanks for sharing!

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  38. you look so amazing as always fleur!

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  40. I love love loveeeeee your blog!
    I'm forever watching your vlogs, beauty videos and blogs! - without that sounding like i'm a massive obsessed stalker hahaha.
    Oh dear, anyway, since watching your stuff for over a year I started up my own blog!
    Ahh, scary. Today actually.
    It about me and my daily life which is forever bombarded with awkward, dramatic situations which other people seem to think are funny when I recall them so I thought i'd share this with the world of the internet.
    Perhaps you or your lovley bloggers could possibly visit?

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    eee. ahahah.

    Even if one person has a look? That'd be pretty kewwwwwl. I don't know how to tell people about it.

    Thank youuuu!

    Alex
    xoxo

    p.s super nervous if anyone visits my blog! ahh

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  41. the dress is lovely :)

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  42. You look lovely, the dress is really pretty!

    http://glittertasticbeauty.blogspot.com new post up :)

    xoxo

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  43. I love eBay! I recently got a Benefit lip liner in clear for $5! The same one is on Amazon for $15.

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  44. I just had a massive eBay splurge! and i haven't spent over £100! I would definitely been well into the hundreds if I had bought everything on the high street x

    beccilouise12.blogspot.co.uk

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