Friday, November 22, 2013
If there's anything more American than apple pie and baseball it's a pair of good old made in the USA cowboy boots. Lucchese started in San Antonio, Texas in 1883, crafting for the United States Army in Fort Sam Houston. By 1964 even the President was wearing Lucchese boots. There's no doubting the design and quality that goes into a pair of cowboy boots. From the type of hide to the color and the stitching you can bet you'll get your money's worth complete with style and durability. Lucchese has since been acknowledged as a contributor to Texas culture!
At SHOPitLA we've recently acquired a collection of western wear with boots ranging from Lucchese to Dan Post to unmarked but clearly exotic. Lizard? Alligator? Ostrich? We've got that! Now you can too. They're worn, they're a little roughed up, but hey that's what gives them character.
Check out all the boots we have at SHOPitLA on eBay: Cowboy Boots
Friday, October 25, 2013
It's so good to be bad and Disney couldn't agree more. That's why The Walt Disney Company has been celebrating its more notorious and nefarious cast of characters, from merchandising to Mickey's Halloween Party. And if there's one thing that sells well on eBay it's Disneyana. What's Disneyana you ask?
Disneyana is a term for a wide variety of collectible toys, books, animation cels, theme-park souvenirs, ephemera and other items produced by The Walt Disney Company. Examples range from products featuring virtually every Disney character such as Mickey Mouse, Tinker Bell and others...to vintage stock certificates and company checks bearing the signature of Walt Disney!
At SHOPitLA we have this villainous sericel featuring Maleficent, Cruella de Vil, and the Wicked Queen. This work of art was limited to only 5,000 pieces so these witchy women aren't guaranteed to stick around for long! Won't you welcome a little bit of infamy into your home this Halloween?
Friday, October 18, 2013
Antiques or modern masterpieces? There's one name that can conjure the aesthetics of both qualities and it's a name you can find in luxurious department stores around the world. You can also find the name on Oprah's list of Favorite Things. That name is Jay Strongwater!
Jay Strongwater's history is not as old as its ornate designs and craftsmanship would imply. Since the 1980s (not the 1880s!) Jay Feinburg has been designing jewelry. After an explosion in popularity he has since ventured into designing housewares and gifts which can be found in top locations like Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, and Nordstrom. It probably helps that Oprah Winfrey herself has named Jay Strongwater frames as one of her favorite things.
At SHOPitLA we recently received a whole lot of Jay Strongwater items, picture frames included! With many designs being limited, eBay is one of the best places to find hard to get pieces for your collection. Check out what we might have for you!
Friday, October 4, 2013
Listen up sunny Southern California babies, moms, and dads! At SHOPitLA we normally do not take in baby items. In addition to a concern for the health of the baby, sometimes we have to consider the pickiness of the parent! But sometimes we make an exception...
This Bugaboo stroller recently found its way to SHOPitLA. It's no ordinary pram, this one has the designer treatment by fashion power duo Viktor & Rolf! Who doesn't want the world to know they're practical, serious, and stylish about parenting? These strollers retail for $1600 but at SHOPitLA on eBay we've started the opening bid at $99.99. Why not throw price-savvy into the mix?
If you're in the Los Angeles area, check out these other high-end baby items: Bugaboo and Orbit at SHOPitLA!
Because we very rarely have them, but when we do you can be certain you're getting only the best of the best quality, and your baby is worth it.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
If you were to name one iconic animation series whose history spans over 20 years what would you name? If you'd say The Simpsons you'd be part of a majority that calls it the greatest TV show of all time! With 27 Emmy Awards, 30 Annie Awards, and a Peabody, The Simpsons is both popular by numbers and critically acclaimed. This somewhat dysfunctional but lovable suburban family has become so ingrained in modern culture that the phrase "D'oh!" has been adopted into the English language.
At SHOPitLA we have an amazing souvenir that's evidence of the hard work that goes into such an amazing show. This original script from Season 3's 9th episode, "Saturdays of Thunder", has notes from the production process...by Matt Groening himself! What also makes this particular script unique are several drawings and doodles in the margins. You can't expect someone who created The Simpsons to not pass the time drawing, can you?
And we can't expect animation lovers and Simpsons fans alike to pass up this auction! Check out the eBay listing for more pictures and some sample drawings!
SHOPitLA: Original The Simpsons Script Saturdays of Thunder SIGNED Matt Groening Drawings
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Imagine a time when music wasn't available at the touch of a button or the click of a mouse. Imagine a time when music had to be heard at a concert hall or a salon because you couldn't take it with you into the comfort of your own home. Or could you?
At SHOPitLA we've received a 100 year old piece of music history. This music box features an angelic tune to match the painting on its lid. In order to play it you have to crank its lever just like you would any other traditional music box of today. The only difference? This vintage Mathaus Bauer Euphonion music box is 13 1/4" x 12" x 8"! How many iPods can fit into that? But these days new and used iPods are a dime a dozen, especially on eBay. This antique music box? Not so much.
Travel back in time by listening to the tune, play our video! Just think, someone out there a hundred years ago listened to the very same song and to them it was the absolute latest in music-sharing technology.
Visit SHOPitLA for more unique antiques or modern innovations!
Thursday, August 15, 2013
What girl doesn't love a lot of shoes? American Girls and their fans sure do!
American Girl is a line of dolls released in 1986 by the Pleasant Company. The dolls portray 9 to 11 year old girls and are sold with accompanying books told from the viewpoint of the girls. Originally the stories focused on various periods of American history but were expanded in 1995 to include characters and stories from contemporary life.
At SHOPitLA we just sold a lot of American Girl accessories for $255. That's 70 pieces of footwear, clothing, and other accessories, all interchangeable between dolls. It's a classic eBay win, for buyers and sellers!
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
It's not what you think! The kind of sham we're talking about is pillow shams! Who knew these petty patterned pillow cases could sell for upwards of $200. It helps to be crafted by D. Porthault, an authority on French luxury linens.
Even used (but freshly laundered) pillow shams can fetch a high price on eBay like this pair featuring little blue hearts, it sold for $202.
They might not look like much but looks can be deceiving. The next time you see idyllic, charming, or paisley prints on linens, check the label to make sure you're not missing out on something rare and coveted.
Visit SHOPitLA for more luxury linens, including D. Porthault!
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only," said Coco Chanel, ruler of Parisian haute couture for almost sixty years.
While we all know Chanel meant fashion is a way of life, one could also say fashion exists in the way fashion designers apply their craft outside their comfort zone. Louis Vuitton went from train cases to applying that monogram on almost every item you can think of. Christian Louboutin, renown for his lacquer red sole, has found success in designing handbags. Jimmy Choo, another red carpet pump favorite, has also found success in handbags, cosmetics, and sunglasses. Burberry went in the opposite direction, from starting with coats for British soldiers to crafting runway hot stiletto boots.
In a way these designers are fulfilling the idea set forth by Chanel, giving us handsome and fashionable every day items to fill our lives. Fortunately that also means filling the eBay marketplace with all kinds of things to choose from from your favorite designer or fashion house!
Visit SHOPitLA for more high fashion choices!
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Monday, August 5, 2013
When you hear the words "comic book collectibles" what do you think of? Is it action figures, trading cards, power rings, or soda cups?
How about statues? This kind of collectible has come a long way from do-it-yourself garage kits. Nowadays statues just released can run from $50 to $500 to $5000 for rare pieces, some cast in bronze. There are small busts perfect for displaying the Green Lantern Corps on your desk. There are heavy ornate bookends so Spiderman and Venom can fight through your tomes. There are even 2, 3, and sometimes 4, piece diorama sets to keep the Superman family together!
Today statues are a big part of the comic book collectibles hobby and companies are regularly employing renown artists and sculptors to craft them. They're a great artistic way to show your love for a character or series.
Comic book statues are also a big part of eBay! At SHOPitLA we have seven pieces, including Daredevil and Bullseye up there. We hope to get more soon, if only to admire their beauty just for a little while until they find new places to stand.
Thursday, August 1, 2013
You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink. Similarly you can put a horse on eBay but you can't make it sell itself...or can you??
Breyer Horses apparently do just fine on eBay! Certainly it helps when they haven't been removed from the box. Take for example this Set of Spirit Breyer horses and this Breyer mare and foal. Both sold for over $100 each! How well do you think this Breyer Carousel horse will do? We're hoping pretty well considering its patriotic spirit.
Visit SHOPitLA for more collectible figures and toys!