I have a confession – 70% of Poppy’s clothes are either bought on eBay or in charity shops, 29% are bought in the sales and 1% at full price when I simply can’t find a similar item cheaper anywhere. You see, I have a problem with paying full price for anything, especially such tiny pieces of clothing that will be grown out of at the speed of light.
If you aren’t used to eBay it can seem a little daunting, like an online equivalent of TK Maxx shopping x 1000! People often ask me “how do you find such wonderful things?”. Honestly? My technique has been honed to a pretty slick operation. No trawling through endless results for vague search terms; when I search it is by specific brand, item and size. I also ask a lot of questions and often ask for extra photos so I know exactly what I’m getting.
(Sorry for the super crappy photography but this girl was on a serious mission all day and literally didn’t stop or put teddy/dolly down long enough for me to get my phone out! I ended up videoing to get a clearer picture of the outfit.)
This outfit is a recent purchase –
- Cream wool cardigan (French brand) – £4.50 via eBay (I’ve found a similar one on www.notonthehighstreet.com for £29!)
- Jojo Maman Bebe dungarees – £0.99 via eBay (currently on sale in Jojo for £20!)
- Hair clips – £2.50 John Lewis (these colours are no longer on sale)
- Shoes – See our previous What Poppy wore post
I know that these aren’t new but to be honest you can’t even tell that they’ve been worn.
I also know that you never quite know what you’re going to find when shopping on Ebay but as long as you start your search with an open mind, the bargain potential is seriously unlimited!