My driveling thought process:
- I love to shop.
- I love beautiful things.
- I buy beautiful things (which come with delightful pedigree and/or fun stories).
- All the beautiful things become like my beloved children (don't tell M!).
- At the current level of acquisition, though, I haven't the time to take all the kids to the park nearly often enough - yes, bad simile extended.
- Those babies deserve love and attention.
- I'd like to make a little bit of space for my current items (and theoretically for new ones).
- This is not to say I can bear to part with much.
- Nor is it to suggest that my prime, or even peripheral, interest is to make a tremendous profit on anything.
There's this lovely blog called Laws of General Economy. It's a forum for placing good, loved clothing in an appropriate new home. It's not a money making venture but a community of like-minded clothes lovers looking to recycle their mint-condition, (mainly) branded wares or vintage with others.
How it Works
- Occasionally, on Laws of General Economy, I will post a photo of an item I'd like to release back into the wild. (I'll link to this from my blog so that y'all here will be advised.)
- The post will give you a brief history of the piece, sizing/flat measurements and indicated shipping fee plus nominal reimbursement requested.
- If the item appeals, you go into the comments of that post (at Laws...), and leave your email address (it's kind of like a bid, but the terms are set).
- When the "bid period" closes, any who have commented will be equally eligible to "win" the item through a random draw.
- The randomly chosen recipient will send payment through PayPal and then I'll ship the item.
I'm also feeling rather modern urban e-cycler!
What do you think?