Want to Earn Cash for Old Clothes? Stylist Brad Goreski Spills How

Jul/16/2012 at 04:30 PM ET

Brad Goreski
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Unfortunately, we can’t call Brad Goreski our personal stylist like Jessica Alba and Christina Ricci can, but luckily he shared some of his stylish expertise with us. The fashionable man-about-town recently chatted with PEOPLE about his latest business venture.

The Bravo star has teamed up with eBay‘s “Chic Squad” to offer fashion advice on selling your stylish stuff via the online marketplace.

“People have this idea that it’s complicated [to sell items on eBay],” Goreski told PEOPLE. “It’s so easy though — it’s just four steps.”

First, describe your item with as much detail as possible; then take photos — including several detailed shots — in a well-lit area; third, research to see how other similar items are priced; and last, list it. Goreski said that top sellers include designer denim and shoes. “A pair of J Brand jeans sell something like every four to six seconds,” he revealed.

Before all of that, however, you have to clean your closet. “It’s important to allow new stuff to come in,” the Kate Spade brand stylist said. “I’m guilty of [holding onto unworn garments] — I’m like, ‘I wore this to blank and I want to hold onto it’ — and I think it’s about being honest with yourself and taking stock. I find it therapeutic.”

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Designers Re-Team with eBay for 'You Can't Fake Fashion' Campaign

Mar/19/2012 at 10:30 AM ET

Counterfeit bags, be gone! More than 75 top designers are teaming up with eBay (again) for the second “You Can’t Fake Fashion” campaign, which raises awareness about the negative impact of faux designer goods.

John Varvatos, Yigal Azrouël, Tommy Hilfiger, Diane Von Furstenberg and Nicole Miller are just some of the big names involved with the project; each were tasked with taking a basic muslin tote (with the phrase “You Can’t Fake Fashion” printed across the front in green) and putting his or her personal stamp on it.

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Fergie Helps Fight Breast Cancer with eBay

Sep/22/2011 at 01:30 PM ET

eBay Breast Cancer Awareness AuctionCourtesy eBay

eBay is using its online auction powers for a good cause — a fashionable one, that is! The site is teaming up with various breast cancer organizations throughout October, featuring glam auction items from Fergie and other big stars during its eighth annual “Make it Pink” fundraiser.

Hosted by eBay Giving Works, eBay’s charitable arm, the event will allow shoppers to bid on different big-ticket items each week, such as the Christian Louboutin black suede lace-up boots and Marc Jacobs navy blue satin zipper dress worn by Fergie (above).

“Pink means something to many of us. You may have been touched by breast cancer,” the singer said in a statement. “I have, since both my mother and father are cancer survivors and I lost my grandmother to cancer three years ago. As a global ambassador for the Avon Foundation for Women, I am asking you to help make a difference for women, men and their families in the fight against breast cancer.”

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Calling All Shoppers! eBay Launches Outlets

Sep/21/2011 at 04:30 PM ET

Ebay launches fashion outlet
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In a world where scoring designer deals is the ultimate “do,” auction site eBay has hopped on board the fashion-for-less trend by launching Fashion Outlet, its virtual “outlet shopping mall.”

According to WWD, 
the site is aiming to be the leading U.S. destination for fashion beginning with the launch of this latest venture, which features more than 200 brands offering items for 20 to 65 percent off of retail prices. And contrary to eBay’s standard auction format, Fashion Outlet is buy it new, buy it now — no waiting, and no used items.

From accessories to designer clothing for both men and women, the site boasts gets from retailers like Last Call by Neiman Marcus, in addition to finds from designer favorites like Badgley Mischka, Elizabeth and James, Theory and Vivienne Tam.

Savvy shoppers can browse with ease in each eBay “store” or filter by brand to find all of their favorite items. Get your fashion fix at ebay.com/fashion/outlet. Tell us: Will you shop at eBay’s Fashion Outlet?

–Kim Peiffer


FIRST LOOK: Stand Up To Cancer's New 'Star Wars' T-shirts

Sep/14/2011 at 10:30 AM ET

Emma Stone Stand Up To Cancer
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May the force be with you … to fight cancer! That’s the message of Stand Up To Cancer‘s newest T-shirts, a Star Wars-themed collection just launched to celebrate the Blu-ray release of Star Wars: The Complete Saga.

Celebrities like Emma Stone (above), Seth Rogen, Zach Galifianakis, Aziz Ansari and more recently joined Star Wars alumnus Samuel L. Jackson to recreate classic scenes from the films while wearing the shirts, all to raise awareness and funds for cancer research.

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Rachel Bilson: Avid eBay Shopper

May/13/2011 at 10:30 AM ET

Rachel Bilson in Derek Lam for eBay
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She may have her own vintage-inspired home line, but that doesn’t mean Rachel Bilson has stopped shopping for darling décor. At the launch of the Derek Lam for eBay collection in New York Tuesday night, Bilson told PEOPLE that she’s always on the hunt for vintage treasures — and uses the online auction site as a tool. “I am an eBay shopper,” she admitted. “But I have no patience, and if you’re waiting for a bid, it’s so nerve-racking, but I think you can find amazing things.” The actress said she’s found a lot of decorative pieces on the site, including light fixtures and a weather vane. “When I say I found it, I actually lost out on it at the last second,” she explained. “But it was one of the better finds.” Bilson, decked out in the Derek Lam for eBay “Boho” halter dress, praised the designer’s mini collection, available on eBay now for $175-$295. “I think it’s so cool that he did a collaboration [with eBay] with clothes,” she said. “It’s such a great idea.” Lam, for his part, said he was thinking of summer when he created the wares. “Women always tell me they love my dresses,” he told PEOPLE. “And I love designing dresses! Everybody needs a great dress in the summer, so that was the inspiration.” Lam, who also admitted to shopping on eBay for “the best deals,” said his greatest online get was a pair of out-of-production Nike sneakers. “Someone said to just put in the registration number and you’ll find it, and I did,” he recalled. “[It was] the last pair I was able to find anywhere in my size.” Tell us: What’s your greatest eBay find?Reporting by Asher Fogle


Gwen Stefani Designs Bugaboo Stroller to Benefit AIDS

Dec/02/2010 at 05:00 PM ET

Gwen Stefani sure knows how to roll in style. The mom-of-two, rocker and creative director of L.A.M.B. has signed and designed two customized Bugaboo Cameleons. While Kingston and Zuma get to ride in one, the other is being auctioned off on ebay.com starting today to celebrate World AIDS Day. Get all the deets in our Moms & Babies section.


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