Clockwise from top left: Pink mink, Zandra Rhodes, buy-it-now price $3000, or make an offer; pearlized alligator handbag, Nancy Gonzales, buy-it-now price $1000; yellow feather clutch, BCBG, buy-it-now price $49.99; blue and white lucite bracelet, Christian Lacroix, buy-it-now price $199.99, or make an offer.
Ann Wood's online boutique, Willow-Wear on eBay, specializes in the resale of consignment items that are seriously high-end yet low in price. Her style philosophy? Why spend money on clothes when they could be paying for themselves.
"You don't need a cluttered closet and nice clothing guilting you as it languishes on the hanger! Sell the good pieces you aren't wearing and use that money to buy new things for the current season," said Wood, bubbling with enthusiasm and gorgeous in an understated, navy Escada dress.
Wood, after more than a decade in business, still clearly relishes her role in her 40-plus client's lives.
"A Judith Leiber bag that was highly limited and only made for the anniversary of New Yorker magazine is my favorite, " she said of the coolest thing she's had the pleasure of selling. Of course, Wood is a professed bag and shoe fanatic.
Of what's currently on sale at Willow-Wear -- Wood's picks are a very pink, sheared mink jacket by Zandra Rhodes; a great Oscar de la Renta cocktail dress from 2007; and Judith Leiber crocodile ankle boots.
The best buy she has to offer right now? "Without a doubt the vintage, black Galanos gown on sale for $1500 which originally retailed for over $10,000," Wood said emphatically.
"I'm also planning to carry my white, Chanel, upside down bag even though it's fall. I sort of feel like breaking the rules right now!" said Wood.
And why not? She is definitely having her moment. With sales that have recently boosted her to eBay's platinum level and the recent profile in D CEO, there couldn't be a better season for her to have a little fun.