01 December 2008

because i need to be able to afford a CDG sock before i turn 20

So I have way too many clothes. I counted my red blazers -- just my red ones -- and I have 8. This is after I donated 3 to Goodwill. So I figured I'd give them to you guys.

I will be making gift boxes for readers filled with vintage clothing from my closet and/or the local vintage stores I go to, jewelery, and inspiration. You can even tell me what you'd like the most in them; leather, pictures, etc. I'll try to make it work. For the most part however, they'll operate as my own version of lucky packs; you pay a set amount ($35 sound good, plus shipping?) for a box full of nice surprises.

An example lucky pack / pirates booty (not necessarily one I will be sending out);

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vintage blazer, silk blouse, floral dress, vintage gloves, pearl headband, picture, vintage scarf

I do apologize for the "artsy" pictures, but in any case you get the idea right? If you have a blog, I'll arrange your pack to things I think you'd like so it's all good. Paypal only, durs. If you'd like one, email me with the following:

  • Shipping Address
  • Email I should send the payment request to
  • What You Like (schoolboy blazer, patterns, blah blah. Don't be too specific, because this is going to be from my personal closet most likely so I can't magically make a floral three buttoned reversible jacket with silver lining for you....)

I'll ship internationally as well, for a higher shipping cost of course. So how does that sound? I'll make like 5 packs originally, to see how it goes. This is just a test run but I hope you guys like it.

53 comments:

elvy v said...

So I think you just had the best idea ever!.

wouldn't it be great to have an online vintage trading community?

wish I would had the money ):

Alicia/InstantVintage said...

You'll have your money next Thursday. I can't help it - you have too much cool shit.

Yes, this is the best.idea.ever.

s_d said...

hmm
i'm guessing this is kinda more geared towards girls specifically right?
love the idea though

Arabelle said...

well i can buy you mens stuff too, i'd need your shoulder and inseam measurements though xD'

thanks guys!

ggshoe said...

I'm in! I'm emailing you now!

The Six Six Sick Girls said...

What a wonderful idea--I almost want to buy a box for fun, but I already have too much stuff. It makes me want to pack up all of the stuff in my straight-to-Beacon's Closet pile and do the same!

xxx,
Tiffany

Kelsie.Lynn said...

pretty much the coolest idea ever...now all i need to do is con my parents into spilling the paypal info to me.

Miranda said...

wow arabelle this is a fantastic (and extremely generous!) idea :) haha i'm sure everyone is "thinking about it"

Miranda said...

oh yeah, and WHAT?! 8 RED BLAZERS?!

Anonymous said...

I'm emailing you information! ^^

Thank God a got a crap load of money for my birthday.

Jenny said...

What size are most of your clothes? Cause I'd be in if they are in the 8/10 range...

The Stylish Wanderer said...

dude. I so buy one if there was one on etsy.

Anonymous said...

This is an awesome idea! I agree though ^^ I would totally buy one if they were on etsy! :)

Cheyenne said...

I WANT ONE!!

Shen-Shen said...

I just sent you an email! :D

margomay said...

I want one!! I have to wait till my pay-check comes, I still have not figured out this whole pay pal thing?

Amelia said...

This looks so cool! I wish I had the money...good luck.

Patricia Villablanca said...

Ohhhh I'll seriously think about it :)

aimée said...

six times, that's heck alot. but your idea is cool. if i can rob a bank and succeed in the next couple of days i'll take all of them.

=D seriously.

Song of Style said...

wow, thats a smart idea.

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Living In A Suitcase said...

BRILL idea, very exciting, but i'm wondering what kind of sizes it would be? 'cause i'm usually a UK 10-12 (US 6-8), if any of it fits that, i'm in!

Isabel said...

Ohmigosh, I want one so bad! This is an amazing idea. :)

Isabel said...

Hey, what if we could do a trade or something?

Kvestelser said...

Do you ship internationally?

TheSundayBest said...

This idea is inspired. Best of luck.

Ana said...

EEEP

I love this idea.

But what would the sizes be? Because I think you might be skinnier than me...

Arabelle said...

1) I do ship internationally, I would be doing it by Flat Rate Envelopes + Insurance to save you the cost on shipping. You'd have to email me with your zip code for guestimate.

2) I'm a 2-6 (yeah i don't know either..) but I do like to wear oversized stuff and most likely I'll be shopping FOR the lucky packs so if you'd like your lucky pack to consist of 6-8 clothing, thats not a problem either.

Annie said...

Stumbled onto your blog from Style Rookie and think that this sounds like a great idea!

I have been searching for a red blazer and you sound like you need to get rid of yours.

How do we organise this? Payment etc? Paypal?

Let me know :-)

katherine007 said...

would you be able to send to the Uk as well?

Arabelle said...

Everything is through paypal. And yes, I can ship to the UK.

In-tree-gue said...

I would KILL for one of those. really. so here is the Intreegue E-mail. E-mail it and Ill give you anything you want for one of those!!!!! BTW this is Ava.
Westendpunk@ymail.com


GIMME!!! this is just amazing!

Soul Tanggg said...

oOooohhhh good idea! too bad i'm broke. :(

V said...

great idea, i may have to take you up on that!

btw, have you ever been to taiwan?
i love sogo in taipei!
x

www.balmainbazaar.blogspot.com

deep_in_vogue said...

hm.. nice idea!

Elsa.B said...

This is my point of view from a french style brain girl.
This is a brilliant, interesting and very usefull idea.
I've told a bunch of my shopping friends about you.

So you'll going to prepare a 50 pack shipping business !

A bientôt

Arabelle said...

awww thanks so much Elsa! <3

ok guys, thanks so much for emailing me! I'll be shipping 3 tommorow and putting up two or three on ebay on saturday. if you haven't got an email yet, don't worry, i'll get to it.

icha said...

lo punya paypal?
keren! gw ga punya
ajarin gw donk!
harus punya credit card kan ya?

gw mau beli donk! kalo ada yang bagus~
haha

icha said...

im sorry!
wrong comment!
sorry!

nmwilke said...

are you still doing this?! i'd love to play.

Kira Fashion said...

fantastic!

a kiss for you!

LINDA said...

What a nice thing to do!

NGL, I've been wanting a pearl headband for a while.

fash said...

this is the best idea, i always do presents for people like this but never thought to spread the love AND cash in on the them!

Anonymous said...

I think you should sell them on ebay, i think thats easier

Arabelle said...

i am putting 2 on ebay today.

marla singer said...

i would love to bid on one of these, what's your ebay name?

Arabelle said...

Here's the link to the one thats up for auction at the moment:

http://tinyurl.com/6eq36x

Happy Bidding!

eleanor said...

are you still selling these? i'd love to buy one! (i'm size 6 to 8 UK size.. i dunno if that's possible? i often wear oversized stuff and belt it though)

is it possible for you to email me back too? i'm worried i won't see your reply here. my email is eleanor@eleanorhardwick.com

thanks!

xoxo

Dana (MODAna) said...

omg!! eight red blazers!
great idea, good luck w/ this

Junkie. said...

hey :)
Got any packs left?

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Wow...this is interested. I would love to get a package too. Just what kind of stuff do you have? Your size too. Contact me at my e mail: my_khou_yang@hotmail.com

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