Andrea Linett, the former creative director of Lucky who became eBay Fashion’s creative director this week, first discovered the wonders of eBay five years ago when a disastrous photo shoot left her desperate for some retail therapy. As is the case when one is depression-shopping, she was certain that if she could just find that one perfect thing, everything would get better. And lo, she discovered a discontinued Hermès Medor watch on eBay, which she snagged for $495 (about a fourth of its original price). “I kept thinking, ‘If I can just get this watch, it will be O.K.,’” she told the Times. And it was!
eBay Takes a Page From the Glossies [NYT]