Editors’ Blog

Sites We Love: Sentimental Value

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

By Rachael Greenberg

If you’re a collector of vintage clothing, you know that more often than not, an old item can give you a glimpse into the life of the previous owner. A lingering smell of perfume, a sewn on patch or a cigarette burn, these relics have the power to change a common place garment into a mysterious, wearable story. The unpredictable and (sometimes) fascinating narrative behind vintage clothing has been complied together on Sentimental Value, an ongoing blog that showcases endearing stories of clothing and accessories found on eBay.

One of our favorite submissions, “Coach Kirby Sateen Tennis Shoes–size 7.5,” tells the story of a beautiful nurse (happily married too!) who has been the object of a relentless romantic pursuit by a fellow doctor. His latest attempt to woo her was a pair of stylish coach tennis shoes, which she immediate gave away to a friend of hers. With size 9 feet, the friend had no choice but to sell the shoes on eBay. How’s that for some sentimental value!?

To learn more about the blog and these noteworthy stories from eBay, check out this amazing Ignite video the site’s creator, Emily Spivack.

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