eBay revealed its Holiday Collective back in July, and we're happy to report the wait is almost over. Come Monday, you can shop these exclusive goodies with reckless (read: festive) abandon. And to prep you on the brand's latest fashion initiative, which features designs from seven very cool designers — Tibi, Steven Alan, Chris Benz, Fallon, Jonathan Adler, Ruffian, and Billy Reid — we're offering up a closer look at our favorite pieces to inspire your own holiday shopping lists. Expect downtown-cool pieces from Tibi (we're obsessed with the Ponyboy faux-leather top), silky pajamas and cozy cashmere tees from Chris Benz, luxe-meets-multifunctional tech accessories from Steven Alan, edgy-glam statement jewelry from Fallon, and more. The clincher? Every item in the collection will retail for $100 or less and will include free shipping worldwide. Click on for our eBay Holiday Collective picks now.
Not to be outdone by the announcement of Target's and Neiman Marcus's upcoming collaboration extravaganza, eBay has announced that it too will partner with some very big names for Holiday 2012.
Seven designers — Billy Reid, Chris Benz, Fallon, Jonathan Adler, Ruffian, Steven Alan, and Tibi — have teamed with the cyber giant to create a limited edition collection, online November 12. The 40-piece collection — titled eBay Holiday Collective — will feature about five pieces from each designer and will include womenswear, menswear, jewelry, travel, electronic accessories, and home decor; all pieces will ship for free and are priced from $50 to $100.
"Thrilled to be collab'ing w @eBay_Fashion this holiday on a ltd edition, locally made collection. All my friends can attest I love Ebay!" Fallon's Dana Lorenz tweeted following the announcement, while Chris Benz responded "You & me, both, sister! Xx". In fact, it seems a love of eBay was somewhat of a prerequisite. All the participating designers were chosen because of "their genuine enthusiasm for eBay," the brand's general manager of fashion, Jeff Somers said, adding that "each [designer] brings originality and a distinct point of view, and embodies the entrepreneurial spirit of our marketplace."
See all the pieces, with prices, here.