Thursday, March 3, 2011
just a little visit from the vintage police..
Okay I feel a LITTLE bit like a jerk, but I emailed an Ebay seller today correcting a listing of theirs. Is that out of line? I can totally understand if you are some old lady and you just don't know, or you make a little error in the description, I mean usually we are all just making our best guess. That said, selling a 1960s Anne Fogarty dress with inside tag in tact as an antique Edwardian mourning dress??... that's just crazy!! PLEASE people just do the smallest little bit of research. If it has a tag, it ain't Edwardian. Just googling the name on the tag will reveal that Anne Fogarty was born in 1919 after the Edwardian era had ended and did not design a dress until the 1950s. The seller had many items for sale and seemed to be running an Ebay business. Not trying to be a huge snob, but let's be honest, no one looking for actual Edwardian clothing is gonna be stupid enough to buy that, and taking a well-meaning tip will help people (those who are looking for what the item REALLY is) to actually find and purchase that item. Okay, I'm done now, sorry.