In the grand scheme of secondhand shopping and really online shopping in general, eBay tends to be my last resort. If I’m on the hunt for a special vintage handbag or past-season pair of shoes, my search typically leads me down a path of open tabs including The RealReal, Etsy, Poshmark, and the like. Only if I’m particularly desperate do I turn to eBay. The site’s endless offering and often confusing range of price points don’t exactly make for an online browser’s paradise but recently I’ve found a renewed vigor for the site and it’s all thanks to the shopping expertise of Laura Reilly.
Reilly, founder and editor of Magasin, is a true eBay sleuth. She’s pro at sourcing the best fashion finds on the site and one look at the collection of designer items she’s amassed—from Prada heels to a matching Pleats Please Issey Miyake set—tells you all you need to know. And who among us wouldn’t want to score their most coveted wish list items at unthinkable discounts? That’s what I thought. Ahead, Reilly is sharing her insider knowledge for uncovering the very best finds so get ready to roll up your sleeves and dive into the world of eBay because trust me, the rewards are well worth the extra effort.