Thursday, December 29, 2011

Advice, please: Etsy

Hello ladies!

I just cleaned out my closet and I have some handmade clothes I want to sell on etsy. Do any of you have shops on etsy or buy things from there often? What are reasonable prices for vintage-styled handmade dresses (mostly)?

I am going to sell those vintage heels I bought, some buttons, the plaid 50s dress, the purple dress with red buttons, the "social studies" dress, these tweed pants, the scary diner waitress dress and my cupcake dress of pinkness.

I would appreciate any advice!

Thanks!

3 comments:

  1. Well, since I do have a shop I will weigh in as best as I can. Be prepared for it to be a lot more work than you expect it to be, lol. Honestly, I thought I wold have sold way more than I have sold already. Things do sell, but just not always very quickly, and I like instant gratification,lol.

    I am not sure about the dress pricing though, as lots of the vintage styled dresses I have seen are made to order. Good luck! Post a link to your shop once you get it all done so we can all check it out!

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  2. I've bought some vintage clothes on etsy. Comparison shopping might be the best way to price things. For more common sizes (waist 28"+, bust 34-36"+) you'd likely be able to charge more/have a larger market.

    If there's a resale store near you they may be happy to give you some money for your things, too.

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  3. Not sure about Etsy advice, but I saw your beige Social Studies Dress. If it's the color you don't like, have you thought about dying it? I dyed a dress that was too beige as well, and now it's my favorite.

    For what it's worth, your work is lovely!

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Thanks for your thoughts and feedback!