Market Publique Launches

by jennine on March 10, 2009


Once upon a time I dabbled in vintage sales, finding a good place to sell online was kind of hard. Pay the high fees on eBay and get a good chance of selling, or go to Etsy with lower fees and try to fit a vintage square peg in a handmade round hole. There really isn’t an open specialized platform for vintage sellers online,  until Market Publique launched yesterday.  For the last six-seven-eight months, I’ve been drooling over Market Publique’s blog. They’ve been hinting at what they were up to…but I really didn’t know until I had brunch with co-founder Pamela when I was in NYC for fashion week. Pamela is awesome, and she’s a true believer in vintage… which really shows in the design and ease of use in the new site. For seller’s it’s great because there is a 25cent listing fee plus a 5% final value (I don’t want to bore you with numbers, but it’s a good deal). They’ve already got a good crew of vintage sellers including one of my favorite Viloteville (remember my winter coat?) and they’ve got Debutante to come out with some of her vintage finds, a Balenciaga clutch currently at $75.  I really can’t wait to see this community flourish!

Here are some of my picks after day one:


  • Debutante’s Balenciaga oversize clutch $75
  • Violetvilles’ Black & White ribbon dress $188
  • Ralph Lauren Equestrian Jacket $20
  • Sequin & Lace dress $100
  • Cassini purple dress…GIANT sequins $260
  • 80′s Sunset Swimwear$68

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Frankie - Swell Vintage March 10, 2009 at 5:52 am

I can’t wait to get on this! x

punky March 10, 2009 at 6:58 am

I love Etsy, but im always up for new things, I will try this out.

alixrose March 10, 2009 at 10:45 am

Awesome! I love all of your picks!

Michele March 10, 2009 at 11:29 am

Ooo ooo ooo! I want it all!

jennine March 10, 2009 at 12:25 pm

❤ frankie..ooh i can’t wait till you’re on this too! pretty pretty
❤ punky i love your store, i have to buy somethign from it soon
❤ alix swweeeet
❤ michelle, me too!

Mrs Gorman March 10, 2009 at 1:59 pm

So exciting. I’ve registered and put my first bid in!

violetville March 11, 2009 at 10:04 am

Thanks for posting this! The site is amazingly user-friendly and so pleasing aesthetically - especially in comparison to the gaudy awkward mess that eBay has become. I’m hoping it’s a huge success!

And I can’t wait to go check out Debutante’s finds!!

AngieMontreal March 11, 2009 at 2:53 pm

Don’t tell Etsy, but I’m thinking of switching my whole vintage shop over!

Oh and by the way, that black sequin/lace dress is officially the inspiration for my wedding dress (I’m making my own). I’ve been looking ALL over the place for something to hit me, bridal sites are a waste of my time, and now you just hit me over the head with it. Picture it in off white, solid fabric instead of sequins and a huge full/flowy (not poofy) skirt. ahhhh!!! I’m freaking out!

Tamia March 11, 2009 at 6:03 pm

I’ve been waiting for this launch so I’m glad to see it’s up and running!

Why am I finding all these lovely things now that I gave up shopping for Lent?

candycastle March 11, 2009 at 8:44 pm

Yay I am glad the site finally launched too and glad my sequin dress could be your inpiration. It is SICK- I love it so much!!! The sequins are sooo super glossy they look like patent leather!!

SwanDiamondRose March 17, 2009 at 1:48 pm

just wanted to say thanks for posting this. what a nice site. i am all over it!

Prêt-à-Porter P March 17, 2009 at 10:41 pm

that navy blazer is beautiful

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