Monday, June 1, 2009

The Trade Market guidelines

The Trade Market is EA's buy/sell/swap posting. The goal of the market is to foster transaction between members and centralize an Anthropologie swap. Please note that this market will operate on an honor system and I have zero involvement in these transactions. I will continue to update this post as additional questions are posed/situations arise.

please include the following information in your posting:
- product name (if you know it)
- link to a product picture if possible or state if you have pics available to email
- product color(s), size if clothing and/or dimensions if homeware
- condition of the item
- the price you are asking and/or trade terms
- a valid email address where peeps may contact you
- if you are posting a "looking to find" item please state the product name, color, size desired and price range you are willing to pay and/or trade terms

some common acronyms:
- B&M (brick and mortar; denotes a physical store as opposed to online)
- EUC (excellent used condition)
- HTH (have to have/hope this helps)
- ISO (in search of)
- LTF (looking to find)
- NWT (new with tags)
- NWOT (new without tags)
- TIA (thanks in advance!)

some admin guidelines:
- reminder that this market is not in any way affiliated with Anthropologie or Urban Outfitters
- you may link to your own eBay/Amazon/etc. auction but reseller posts will be deleted
- clothing/accessory items can be from Anthropologie or a comparable store
- for homewares, please limit your posts to Anthropologie items only
- you may post items that are local pickup only (i.e. for furniture)
- please only post one item list per week
- please do not break up individual items into their own post if you are selling multiple items
- public callouts of other community members are expressly prohibited and may result in bans
- I reserve the right as blog owner to delete any comment that does not adhere to the spirit of the market at my discretion
- you may contact me at any time with questions about the market via email: snapsparkchik (at)

one last very important note:
- if you fail to complete your transactions within a reasonable timeframe or if I receive multiple claims of fraudulent transactions from multiple members, I will create an alert post which lists your name, any aliases you use and warns community members away from conducting transactions with you. Local police reports will also be filed and the FBI may be contacted. Fraud is not tolerated on this blog. See alert posts. 

tips for having a successful transaction:
- read Gigi's post on how to have a successful swap/sell/buy experience
- Craigslist also has a great post on how to keep yourself protected
- be wary of payment by personal check or money order (Paypal is probably the safest way, much as I dislike it)
- if you are selling/swapping an item get delivery confirmation for the item
- if you have a good transaction give your partner a little shout-out in the comments!
- be honest with yourself and us about the condition of an item

- resellers
- wholesalers
- posts that link to product aggregators
- posts that undermine sales posts (i.e. no way I would pay $90 for that)
- posts asking for payment through wire (i.e. Western Union, etc.)

Ideas and feedback welcome!

Want to post in the Trade Market? See this week's posts here.


sonrisa said...

I am looking for the Floreat long look coat dress from the fall/winter 2008. i am willing to pay up to $150.00 for new never use worn condition, and a bit less for the same itme that has been worn but is in super great condition.

gigiofca said...

GENIUS! You are so thorough, and polite thru it all. Thanks for the link to my 'tips.'

nyoman Suta said...
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sonrisa said...

I,m still on the hunt for the Anthropologie Floreat Long Look Coat Dress. size 4-6 new or used (used in super great like new condition). You can see my wantitnow post on Ebay Wanitnow.

If you don't have one but know some that does and want to get rid of it please direct them to me (ha ha)

thanx luv yu gys

ss said...

i have a nwot Floreat spun sugar dress in size 8. $70 plus shipping.

CallCenterGal said...

I'm looking for Miss Albrigt Bouquet-Of-Roses Heels in a sz 6. Please help, I NEED them in my life.

Ana Pilar said...

I'm looking for the Alfresco Bag in ivory... preferably in new/never been used condition. Willing to pay up to $150 for it.

Chrissy said...

I'm looking for a new or gently used Leifsdottir Floe and Current coat from last year in size 2...

Also, size 6 in the Budding T-Strap heels...

Revampy said...

1.)I am looking for the Discus Necklace Fall 2008 in the bright multi color(not the pale citrus color). Willing to pay $60.
2.) Thousand days skirt in Navy size 10 (new or close to new)
3.)August 2009 Anthro calalogue in print. TIA

Anonymous said...

I am looking for the armarna jasmine cardigan in medium or large in red. I would love to buy it. (

Sadie's Mommy said...

I am looking for the Victorian Parlor rug recently sold out on sale. I would be willing to pay a bit more than sale price ($249). Please contact me at Lilybug1 at aol dot com.

LittleRed said...

Looking to sell NWOT Floreat Sudden Downpour Dress Size 0. I bought this on Ebay, and it's a little big for me. Excellent condition. $60 shipping included.
E-mail me at

Mary said...

Fire Leaves Blouse!
am looking for a L or XL Fire Leaves Blouse by Bayla Jane (from Fall 2009, I believe). Gently used is fine! Thanks!

Mary said...

Looking for a Fire Leaves blouse L or XL.

(sorry, should have put that in heading!)

nana said...

I am looking for Ablaze Dress by Tracy Reese from 2010 in size 4 .

I have the same dress in size 8, NWT, purchased in Anthropologie store. I would like to swap my size 8 with a size 4 if someone has it.
Please contact me via:


Anonymous said...

looking for

- Moulinette Soeurs' Sterling Dress
-size 2
-email craigslistbess (at) gmail (dot) com

Shell said...

I am desparately trying to find a pair of the Miss Albright Budding T-Strap shoes in a size 6.

steph830 said...

I am looking for the Windowpane dress from Fall 2009. I need a size 2. I would pay up to $150.00, all incl.

steph830 said...

I am looking for the Windowpane dress from Fall 2009. I need a size 2. I would pay up to $150.00, all incl.

Amy Bivens said...

I am looking for the Idra Two Paths Trench Coat sz 2. I will buy new or used depending on the condition.


Sarah said...

Looking for the Wright Dress by Moulinette Seours in size 14. I'm willing to pay $90 for it. Thanks!

Jennifer said...

Looking for Herringbone Wrap Coat in xsmall by Mel En Stel. Thanks!

Rie said...

I am looking for Sweet Olive Shift in Size 0 or 2.

KLM said...

Hello. I would like to sell Yoana Baraschi's Hidden Print Blouse. I have worn it once and have had it dried clean. It is made of bamboo. You can see pictures here. It is bright green. $35. contact

Jenna said...

I am looking for the Dazzling Light Shift Dress by Moulinette Soeurs from the spring of 2009. It is a red lace shift dress with an exposed zipper up the back. I am willing to pay up to $160 for a new/never been worn condition, and a bit less for the same item that has been slightly worn.

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Hi there I'm hoping someone sees this post and is able to help me! I'm looking for The Jacqueline Dress in Navy with white, size 0. If anyone is able to help me please email me at Thank you!!!!

Anonymous said...

I have following (item name and style no.) in all new condition with either tags and / or out of the box:

Bronzed Calm Bag 944432
Modern Movement Top 913890 Size M
Twist and Flow Top 013069 Size L
Tranquil Flow Tunic 013178 Size 10
Corsage Booties by Sciapo 944068 Size 8
City Garden Cardigan 013011 Size M
Grand Exit Boots by Sciapo 940134 Size 8.5
Landing Field Skirt 020006 Size 10
Embroidered Fluer Tee 910289 Size L

Please contact me if you are interested in any of the above items.

Anonymous said...

I'm looking for the High Note Sweater Dress by Viola, style number 833083, in a size 4 or 6 or a small.

It's pictured here:

I'm willing to pay $100 for used condition and more for a new dress, plus my eternal gratitude. :)

You can email me at brittan (at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks so much!