Archive for May, 2011


Sandra is wearing a bear claw earring she purchased on Etsy. Of course that’s where she got it. Where else can you find bear claw earrings!?

Jasson and Nisa

Nisa and Jasson WM
Jasson told me his daughter Nisa decided they should both wear hats that day.

Chicago’s Most Stylish Back Office


Last month, the famously fashionable founder and CEO of Shop E-Drop Off, Corri McFadden, invited me over to tour her swanky Lincoln Park headquarters. I was greatly impressed not only by the upscale decor and fancy lighting, but more so by the intense organization of the back office. You don’t become the international queen of luxury consignment on eBay through luck alone. It takes hard work and intense dedication! As a budding entrepreneur myself I am greatly inspired by Corri. With revenues of over $1 million dollars, a workforce of over 20, and excellent brand recognition, Corri is one of Chicago’s leading female businesswomen. I am lucky to call her a friend!

Purchasing used designer goods through a service like Shop E-Drop Off is extremely beneficial for the environment because those items receive a second life. Several of my favorite things in my closet are used designer pieces I bought on consignment, including a pair of Chloe loafer pumps and a Sonia Rykiel sweater. In contrast to the brick-and-mortar consignment store, Corri’s business model is far more lucrative because consumers compete through eBay auctions for the items, which leads to a much higher sell price through bidding wars. As an added bonus, prospective buyers can visit Shop E-Drop Off at 2117 North Halsted to see the items before bidding (three hours notice required).

Check out what’s up for auction on Shop E-Drop Off’s auction page.

I was struck by how stylish all of her employees were, so I decided to photograph some of them for a slideshow. I’m sure you’ll recognize some of the fabulous faces below:

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