Friday, May 13, 2011

Plan of Auction

Lei ChicDesigner duds at a discount? You’re sold.

Digging through racks of rejects, dodging elbows and waiting in line while a cashier-in-training rings up all the wrong things? That’s a deal breaker.

Sometimes you want the treasure without the hunt.

Now you can find a sure thing in an unlikely spot. eBay has teamed up with designer Derek Lam for an exclusive new line you won’t have to bid, borrow, and steal for.

Lei ChicLam has turned to Hawaii for inspiration in his past collections. And his five new dresses offered online are perfect for island living. There’s the boho halter, a flowing floor-length floral number that plunges to your waist in the back, for beachy glamour. The sheer cap-sleeve sheer chemise is an easy pick for brunch with the girls. Go sleek with the denim sundress or the black cotton sheath. Both feature Lam’s signature plunging neckline paired with surprising details like playful shoulder ties or a back peplum.

Unlike eBay’s other offerings, the prices for Lam’s pieces are fixed. The dresses range from $195 to $295, about a third of what Lam’s separates sell for in stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus.

So you can score a fashion find without breaking a sweat, or the bank.

The Derek Lam dresses are selling quickly. Click here to see all his looks and start shopping on eBay.

Posted on Friday, May 13, 2011 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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