Finding great deals on kate spade on Ebay!

kate spade new york  Eyelet Raquel Dress from ebay for under $70
I have been spending time looking on ebay for deals recently and found this great dress for a steal!  I loved this Raquel dress last summer when I saw it on the manager, Michelle, at my local kate spade boutique.  I was so excited to find it on ebay "new with tags" and bid high for it, hoping that I would win.  To my surprise, I won at a low bid and was enjoying the new dress within a week!  I am cautious when buying on ebay because there are so many counterfeiters out there.  I see dresses everytime I look that I know are not authentic.  I always shop at sellers that I trust or ones that let you return the item if it is not genuine.  I was happy that this dress turned out to be lovely and I can't wait to wear it all spring and summer long.  Have you shopped on ebay for kate spade?  How has your experience been?



zyzzyva said...

eBay is my best friend when it comes to Kate Spade. It just makes sense for me, since KS is really out of my price range at full retail and most of my KS loves were/are from the past collections anyways.
Fall 2009 remains my absolute favorite collection. At sale, I bought the mustard Cassie owl shirtdress and raspberry tweed Bisous Tamaris swing jacket from KS. Since then, with eBay's help, I've managed to nab nearly every other piece I loved but couldn't afford (or find) at the time.

While it'd be nice to stick to trusted sellers, it's kind of a crapshoot in what past pieces turn up on eBay, so beggar's can't be choosers. It's pretty easy to spot the majority of the counterfeits (sellers with many sizes of the same current-season item). I intentionally bought a fake KS once (the candy-striped Jeanette dress) because I wanted to see the quality and I feared the real thing would sell out before reaching a do-able sale price. It wasn't terrible for the price, but definitely paled in comparison to the real thing. (Obviously, I returned it. The seller laughably claimed it was authentic, though.)

Of course, I always watch KS's sample sales like a hawk for any current wishlisted items. Can't wait for F&F this year! :D

Fabulous Florida Mommy said...

Oh Sandee...that dress is absolutely gorgeous on you! How exciting to find it at such a fabulous price, too! I constantly watch KS items on Ebay, but have yet to make a purchase. If I can find a Raquel dress like yours though, I will definitely be taking the plunge! :)

Pamela said...

I've purchased KS Karolina pumps in nude and was not disappointed. It's hard to fake a shoe. Brand new. I suspect the seller got them at an outlet or Nordstrom Rack. I didn't care bc I still got a deal. Everyone came out a winner!

I haven't purchased clothing, but that dress is fab!

Rachel S said...

Adorable!! You look so great!