French blogger Garance Doré recently partnered with eBay to host a cocktail party at Studio 54 co-founder Ian Schrager’s new Madison Avenue hotel, The New York EDITION. The penthouse, which was transformed into an Instagram-worthy apartment, served as an interactive backdrop for Doré’s “how to cleanse your closet” presentation.
The cause for celebration was eBay Valet’s recently announced expansion into the apparel scene. Essentially the Uber LUX of the “re-commerce” world, eBay Valet now allows you to ship designer clothes, handbags, and shoes to a valet, sit back, relax, and listen for the sweet “ka-ching!” sound of profit to hit your PayPal account. eBay Valet is currently accepting labels from AllSaints to Zac Posen (view the complete list of desired designer brands here).
“Fashion is ever-evolving, just like our own individual styles, and we all have a dress that’s only been worn once or a blouse with the tags still attached hanging untouched in our closets,” said Doré. “Now you can turn those beautiful pieces into much-needed money to fund new fashion finds.”
With 157 million active eBay buyers globally and the fact that “…a dress sells every second and a pair of shoes sells every two seconds,” (estimated by Marcelle Parrish, head of fashion at eBay Marketplaces), tonight seems like the perfect time to pop some bubbly, stream some tunes by DJ Kiss (who spun at Doré’s party), and dig out that Dooney & Bourke you don’t carry anymore, the Frye boots that never fit just right, and the Lululemon “spin pants” that haven’t exactly ever seen the inside of a spin studio.
To get started, visit ebay.com/valet.