Kabert's list is excellent, as is the general suggestion to look for house brands of luxury stores. Reading this forum can alert you to who really makes what. Â For instance, I bid on a "New Republic" sweater knowing that it was made by John Smedley. Â If it had had a Smedley label, or if the seller had been able to advertise it as a Smedley, it would have fetched far more. Stay away from the most popular designer and luxury brands. Â Everyone on ebay wants a Thomas Pink shirt nowadays, for example. Â And many people want something with a Gucci or Prada label, regardless of what the attached garment looks like or how it is made.
another problem with the big labels like Prada and Gucci is that even if you did want something from them, there's always that niggling feeling that the item could be a knockoff. less likely to happen with labels that are not as well known. i tell you, shopping on eBay truly is an art form. i started up again recently after reading about it on the Forum. the sticky about eBay shoppers is a great place to start. -Jeff