Saturday, May 1, 2010

Hey Vintage Sellers - Let's see the label!

Dear Fellow Sellers,

I'm not one to tell anyone how to run their business but this issue really gets to me, and stops me from buying. I HAVE to see the label.  No description of the label is a suitable substitute for a quick snapshot.  It really helps tell the story of the item and speaks volumes as to the age of the item.   C'mon ladies, just by looking at the labels above you can guess era of the item!

I understand that on etsy, sellers are limited to 5 pictures but in my opinion one should be the label.  Heck, if there were 2 pictures allowed I'd want the full front shot and the label.  

For more information about vintage labels check out the Label Resource at the Vintage Fashion Guild



  1. really good point. I've got to do this more regularly...

  2. I'll have to remember to take a photo of the labels on my items for sale. I didn't think it mattered, but good point. Love your blog!

  3. Thanks for your thoughts everyone.

    I've been trying to shop lately and it is driving me INSANE. I keep seeing items that say that they are one thing but really look like another. The label would put the story together. But I'm a busy girl, so I just hit the back button and shop elsewhere.