Shopgirl: Facebook competing with eBay, Craigslist

Facebook is trying to get into the eBay/Craigslist selling game, with a new feature called Marketplace. It works off of your location, even more exactly than Craiglist’s city-based system.

 

You scroll through pages of photos of things for sale near you, and you can click on the photo and see more details about the item. If you’re interested, you just message the seller and go from there.

It has the potential to be a much safer version of Craigslist and eBay, since all Marketplace activity has to be done through a person’s actual Facebook account (i.e., not just an email account).

 

WHAT’S TRENDY: I love Madewell’s new collaboration with Sezane, a cult-favorite French line that has a very effortless-chic aesthetic that is super ageless. One of my favorite pieces within the collection is the demi-boot jean – it’s just wide enough to easily go over boots, but not a full boot cut or flare. Somehow it comes off as a dressier line than a skinny jean, and it goes really well with fall looks.

Another one of my favorite pieces is the Octave blazer coat, a fuzzy boucle structured pea coat with covered buttons and a really great shape.

 

WHAT’S AFFORDABLE: One of my favorite Augusta fall traditions is the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church’s Greek Festival. Between the food, and the traditional Greek entertainment, and the weather, it’s just the greatest way to spend a weekend.

The Greek Festival runs Oct. 13-16, 4-9 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is free, of course, and you can find more information at HolyTrinityAugusta.org.

 

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