Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Great news, everyone! Etsy's Vintage Fashion Team is having a weekend sale May 5-6
All participating stores are offering a 10% off special with code VFTSPRINGSALE check with individual sellers for additional promotional opportunities. My store, houndvintage will be honoring the 10% off code PLUS including a free vintage accessory with every purchase during those two days. So save the date!
Saturday, March 24, 2012
I have posted my first Edwardian Titanic era pretties in a while--you'll find them in my etsy store.
Also have recently listed some 1940s nightgowns you'll want to check out. If you've ever worn one you know the style and draping are hard to beat. The 1STPURCH coupon code is still valid this month, so happy vintage hunting!
Saturday, March 3, 2012
It's been a long time since I've updated the blog--not because I've not been working but because the last several times I've logged in my posts wouldn't post :(
At any rate, I've worked my way through bins of vintage that I'd gotten backed up on so be sure to check out my etsy store for tons of newly discovered vintage goodies!
Some special St. Patrick's Day items are listed--grab them while they last!
Be sure to use coupon code: 1STPURCH for 10% off your entire order PLUS enjoy a surprise free item with each order for the month of March!
P.S. I found a great WWII era 1940s nurses uniform dress that I was able to authenticate locally thanks to someone putting their name in it many many years ago--too cool.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
A new sale for fall, just in time to stock up on wonderful winter coats, slinky vintage lingerie for cozy nights at home, sweet sweeaters, dresses, and even housewares! yes, the whole houndvintage store is on sale at etsy! Buy one item or many, use coupon code: BONUS20 for 20% off your entire purchase. Sale is good for our friends outside the U.S., too! Happy shopping!
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
OK, little vintage divas, I have built my largest coupon code ever to honor back-to-school time! Every thing in my etsy store is eligible--buy any three items and take 33% off the purchase price of all of them! Plus, there will be a free item included with every purchase. This deal is open to our buyers outside the U.S. as well. I have several relatively new items--50s/60s shoes in a size 10 narrow, fab coats and dresses including plus sizes, and summer items are also included.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
I just think this is adorable...very tailored and conservative styling with the unexpected slit to the knee Mollie Parnis emerald green dress c. late 60s to early 70s cusper. Mollie Parnis designs were popular with several 20th century American First Ladies and I am pleased to have this one listed now on ebay, or it is available now on etsy.
Speaking of ebay, anyone who buys or sells there should be aware of changes coming soon. Ebay will begin levying their Final Value Fee (FVF) on shipping charges as well as selling price. They've got some sheeple convinced it's about catching all those sellers who sell twenty dollar widgits for $.99 with 19.99 shipping charge who are trying to circumvent the fee. And yes, those sellers should be on a level playing field with the rest of us but that could've been remedied by making everyone use the shipping calculator and charge the exact shipping cost.
What this is about is MO' MONEY for ebay, and as always the sellers will have to build it into expenses and then it gets passed on to buyers. I calculated the difference in current and new fee systems based on my monthly average sales--my total fees will increase 13% effective in April on ebay. Anyone with even an elementary grasp of business math can see that's an extreme increase to swallow! When you look a little deeper, you will also find (based on "pinks" question and answer sessions on ebay, I'll be happy to find it for you) that if you, the buyer, purchase three items from the same seller, the automatic tally when you check out will give you the three items with full shipping cost. Now, most sellers graciously discount multiple orders, BUT WAIT, under this new system they will be losing even more money! According to one discussion board post "pink" staffer, the FVF will be charged on all three items selling price plus shipping. If the seller later sends an updated invoices reflecting a discount, ebay has no plans to refund the FVF difference to the seller! All the usual seller screaming and demanding boycotts aside, it does put ALL ebay users at a disadvantage. I think alternative sites, like etsy and others, will easily benefit from this, which means sellers can maintain current pricing structures with their existing target customers, thus benefitting buyers as well. Stay tuned...
You can get more info here: http://forums.ebay.com/db2/topic/Seller-Central/Combined-Shipping-Fvf/510320253#1301247101575 but there are dozens of threads on this topic all over ebay's discussion boards.