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The Frisky’s Top 12 eBay Finds Of The Week

We’ve scoured eBay for 12 stylish finds that touch on everything from museum exhibits to book releases, summer fashion to hostess gifts, and entertaining to IPOs.1. Milly Silk Belted Party Dress: Designer Michelle Smith of punchy feminine dress line Milly just opened her first standalone boutique on New York’s Upper East Side. If you can’t make it to Manhattan, there’s mountains of Milly on eBay, including lots of sold-out styles. (eBay search keyword: Milly)

2. Best Cover Design Book: We’ve recently been turned on to Brain Pickings, a brilliant blog where writer Maria Popova curates the most compelling news in pop culture. There, we discovered this new tome, an enticing title featuring the best book and magazine covers from among more than 2,000 submissions. (eBay search keywords: Best Cover Design book)

3. Sleeveless Miu Miu Top: Luxury fashion houses are making a runway of the stock markets. In the past week, after years of speculation, Prada listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and Salvatore Ferragamo had an IPO in Milan. Brunello Cucinelli and Diesel will likely be next. If you’d rather buy silk than stock, get a hold of this seasonless sleeveless top by Prada sister brand Miu Miu. (eBay search keywords: Miu Miu)

4. Heys Three Piece Luggage Set: You must be going somewhere this summer. You won’t miss your luggage at baggage claim with this bright set from Heys, a favorite of those in the know. Added bonus for serious shoppers: Its expandable. (eBay search keywords: Heys luggage)

5. Karen Walker Sunglasses: Fashion folks fawn over chunky plastic frames by New Zealand-based designer Karen Walker. This notice-me pair is from her spring collection, appropriately themed Sun Gods. (eBay search keywords: Karen Walker sunglasses)

6. Canvas Tote: The lightweight and affordable canvas tote has replaced leather carryall as summer’s must-have handbag—our backs and wallets say “thank you.” This one, in a New England-inspired lobster red, is large enough to serve as a weekender. (eBay search keywords: lobster canvas tote)

7. Brass Porthole Ice Bucket: A recent trip to Nantucket has us covering all things nautical-inspired. This champagne-ready ice bucket, in trendy brass, would make a welcome hostess or wedding gift. (eBay search keywords: nautical ice bucket)

8. Giant Black Sea Fan: Sea fans are popping up as a favorite tabletop decoration in at top design boutiques, on blogs and on the eBay wish lists of our major style makers. (eBay search keywords: sea fan)

9. Chicken Soup, Boots by Maira Kalman: “Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World),” Maira Kalman’s career retrospective at the Jewish Museum closes at the end of this month. Don’t miss your chance to see the original works by this quirky lovely author/illustrator up close. (eBay search keywords: Maira Kalman)

10. Baby Brownie Camera: Last week the U.S. Postal Service released a collection of stamps called Pioneers of Industrial Design. Among the iconic items featured is the “Baby Brownie,” a camera designed by Walter Dorwin Teague, known as the “dean of industrial design,” in 1934. (eBay search keywords: Baby Brownie camera)

11. Polka Dot Glasses: The polka dot is giving the stripe a run for its money as the fashion trend of the summer. The motif works well on home decor items, too. (eBay search keywords: polka dot glasses)

12. Friendship Bracelet: Friendship bracelets, a summer camp favorite that’s as classic as lanyards and tie-dye t-shirts, are making their way onto fashionable wrists. Wear this fancy one layered and mixed with homemade pieces, fine jewelry and leather styles. (eBay search keywords: friendship bracelet)

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