The good people at I-ELLA introduced themselves to us last week… and I have to say, I’m really excited, impressed and eager to shop! I’ve browsed other online buy/sell/swap sites in the past, but NONE have come close to the quality and variety of pieces available at I-ELLA.
As I’m sure you can imagine, I get just about everything I wear (clothing, jewelry & handbags) from Green With Glamour. However, I’ve been known to pepper my wardrobe with a vintage designer piece or 2 from Ebay, DecadesTwo and the like… but here’s why I think I-Ella outranks those others:
*They’re discriminating (in a good way) about what actually makes their site. Excellent quality and condition seem present in every item. From Chanel and Hermes to Philip Lim 3.1 and Diane von Furstenburg to J Crew and Nine West, they have a really well-curated selection of goodies (ranging from barely worn 2010 pieces to vintage).
*The site is easy to shop. Their navigation system and categorizing is spot on!
*They GIVE BACK. Every time you shop with I-ELLA, you give. Each month, the I-ELLA team picks three charities to partner with running the gamut from funding for the arts in NYC to health initiatives in countries all across the world – including the Greater NYC Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, Keep a Child Alive and H.E.L.P.
*As a shopper, you can borrow, buy, swap and/or sell. I love the swap concept because it’s perfect for those pieces you’re not willing to totally part ways with – but you can send off on a little adventure and then have returned to the haven of your own closet!
*You can shop in various celebrity closets! Whitney Port, Elizabeth Rohm, Veronica Webb… and proceeds go to a cause they support.
Check out some of my personal favorites available right now…
DVF Lanvin J Crew
Feral Childe (eco) YSL April, May
I will say that everything I checked out was a size 6 or under, so… I’m hoping they broaden their range, but I’m pretty much convinced that I-ELLA is the place to go for 2nd-hand, online treasures!
It is a member’s only site, but you can use the referral code: INVITE2010 for instant access!