The collabs continue!
eBay is giving Neiman Marcus and Target a run for their money this holiday season by offering their own designer goods.
The online auction site recruited designers Billy Reid, Chris Benz, Fallon, Jonathan Adler, Ruffian, Steven Alan and Tibi to create the eBay Holiday Collective, a limited-edition gift collection.
Priced between $50-$100, the 40 piece collective will feature items for men and women including clothing, jewelry, travel and electronics accessories and home decor which will be available on eBay. Duh.
This partnership will mark eBay's first collaboration with a crew of fashion moguls, but don't get it twisted, the online marketplace has worked with big time fashion names in the past such as Derek Lam, Alexander Wang, Rebecca Minkoff and Narciso Rodriguez.
General manager of eBay, Jeff Somers, gives his insight on the collection:
“The eBay Holiday Collective marks another milestone for eBay in the fashion category. Similar to the recently announced Neiman’s and Target and Nordstrom and Topshop collaborations, our partnerships are another sign of the retail revolution under way. As consumers seek seamless, multichannel, anytime-anywhere shopping, creative collaborations point to the future of commerce. Our focus is on enabling commerce, and we’re achieving that by serving as a partner to retailers of all sizes.”
"[The designers were picked based on] their genuine enthusiasm for eBay and because each brings originality and a distinct point of view, and embodies the entrepreneurial spirit of our marketplace.”
The designers have composed wish and gift lists that will be available online and through eBay's mobile app that feature the best items from the website.
Talk about extreme internet shopping!
We're very excited for the dot-com goods, and we think the company teaming up with a talented group of designers was a great idea because it makes holiday shopping a lot easier.
Now we really don't have to leave our homes, and can enjoy the luxury of fashion experts picking our gifts for us, after all, that's what they really did!
Don't U just love it?!?
[Image courtesy of eBay.]
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