February 27, 2006
Fashion Week and Affordable Plus-Size Clothing
Fashionistas from around the country and around the world have converged on New York for Fashion Week, the ritual that sets trends for Fall/Winter 2006 and creates much-anticipated buzz. Karl Lagerfeld is podcasting his show. Even CNN has an ongoing Old Navy has recognized the power of plus and provided us with casual wear that's affordable.
There's another source of affordable plus-size clothing that many in our community have never tapped into - eBay. When I checked this morning, there were over 51,000 plus-size auctions listed in auction format on eBay. There are probably tens of thousands more listed in eBay Stores. For the uninitiated, eBay has both auctions and what they call "fixed price" listings, where you can buy something immediately - without having to bid or wait for an auction to end.
In the spirit of both full disclosure and to plug my business, I'm an eBay seller who specializing in affordable plus-size clothing from Making it Big. My eBay store contains over a thousand pieces of Making it Big plus and supersize clothing - some first quality, some production seconds, but all of it new. My buyers are wonderful women who appreciate that they can get great quality plus and supersize clothing at affordable prices.
If you've never perused eBay for plus-size clothing, I urge you to give it a try. I'm the first to admit that, if you're new to eBay, it can be a little overwhelming and intimidating at first. There is a bit of a learning curve, and you need to make sure you're buying from reliable sellers, but eBay has some great tutorials to get you started.
Even more exciting is a new site that eBay will launch this spring, which will be called eBay Express. This new site will give buyers a more traditional online shopping experience, where all of the items have a fixed price and where buyers will have a shopping cart. Buyers can make purchases from multiple sellers and go through a single checkout process. I haven't yet seen even a beta version of eBay Express, but the idea holds a lot of promise.
Posted by conradb212 at February 27, 2006 04:18 PM