The Recessionista Interviews Brad Goreski on Style and eBay Selling

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Celebrity stylist and reality TV star Brad Goreski has a brand new bag.  Literally, he’s working with eBay to offer tips on style while helping eBay sellers clear out their closets and recoup their shopping costs by reselling their items, and perhaps buying new fashions at the same time.  Last week I reported on Brad’s new relationship with eBay as one of the celebrities working on the eBay Chic Squad.  Since then, I’ve had the chance to interview Brad and get a bit more information about his work with eBay and current fashion trends.  Following is my interview with the charming Mr. Brad Goreski.
Q.)  I’ve been selling on eBay for years, great way to clean out the closet. Why did you form Chic Squad now, at this particular time? 
 A.) The Chic Squad is a group of fashion and celebrity stylists and top eBay sellers who are inspiring selling on eBay. We’re offering advice on what to sell and how to sell, so that style lovers can free up closet space and cash to buy more fashion!

 Q.)  Tell me about the simplified selling experience? Are these new tools on eBay? 
A.) The ebay mobile app makes selling so much easier with 4 simple steps: Script, Shoot, Price and List. Check out the videos I made that walk you through the new, simplified selling experience, at There are also tons of tips and tricks available on the site to help people get started figuring out their own selling style.

 Q.) What are some of the top selling items for fashion? Colors? 
A.) Designer denim and shoes are the top selling items. A pair of denim is sold every 4 seconds and a pair of shoes every 6 seconds. Neons and bold colors are really hot right now.

Q.)  Who are some of the top selling designers? Some brand names Louis Vuitton/Chanel will always sell no matter the style or age of item? 
A.) Celine, J Brand, Ray Ban, Tom Ford, Christian Louboutin are all top sellers. Louis Vuitton and Chanel are always in demand!

 Q.) What have you personally sold? 
A.) A Louis Vuitton briefcase

Q. ) What’s are the hot must haves this season? 
Printed denim, neon bag, anything with a peplum and leather tote bags.

Q. ) What’s ahead for your Bravo TV show? You look like you’re having an incredible amount of fun being on camera with your partner. 
 A.) My lips are sealed…but I will have very good news soon.

Watch this space! I’m wicked curious about what is going on with Brad’s TV show.  Clearly he has come a long way since he went to NYC  for Fashion Week with Rachel Zoe and ended up sharing a hotel room and bed with another stylist because there was no reservation for him made by team Zoe. 


Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.