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Benz recently sat down with Stephen Watson, a regular contributor to The Inside Source to talk about his collections, the latest Resort lineup and how eBay served as his own personal decorating service during his move to a historic brownstone in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood.
For two decades, Sid Mashburn influenced design at some of the country’s most successful American labels, including J Crew, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and Lands’ End. In 2007, he left New York to start an eponymous boutique in Atlanta. “I had roots in the South,” says Mashburn, a Mississippi native, “and Atlanta felt very much like I was coming home.” Since then, the rigorously edited one-stop-shop and haberdashery has become a mecca for the East Coast’s best dressed gents.
When eBay cleaned up its fashion offering — in presentation, anyway — we became a little more willing to shop there. Because now the site’s clothing, shoes and accessories are a lot easier to navigate, so it only takes a few clicks to find what you really want.
Earlier today, eBay launched their newly created Fashion micro-site, an improved way for eBay fashionistas to shop and scour the eBay marketplace for clothing, shoes and accessories.
It’s easy to think something is legitimate when it uses a high-end brand’s name, logo, and shows high up on in a Google search. LVMH is in the process of fighting the good fight against ads for counterfeit merchandise — most notably on Google’s UK search engine, which controls an estimated 80% of the search market throughout Europe.
Q: I don’t live in LA or New York and good/affordable vintage is hard to come buy, any suggestions on where to buy online?
A: Yes! The internet is a virtual treasure trove of cheap vintage goods, you just have to know the right spots.