Events: eDrop-Off Opening Party Success!

Check out some of our fabulous pictures from the eDrop-Off Opening Party!


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[Glam squad with Corri; Hair by Joseph Bartucci and Make up by Christine Khasho]


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[Corri's Amazing Office designed by Simeone Deary]


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[Corri with her lovely hostesses for the evening]


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[Guests at the party]


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[Model Erin Gipson in the Go Green gown by Oscar de la Renta]


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[A few samples from the photobooth...you can tell it was a hit!]


Thank you to everyone that was able to join us last night.  It was a huge success and we couldn't be happier with the turnout!  Who knows maybe we'll have to make it an annual celebration ;)


Photos by: Amy Mokris and Seth McFadden

Events: eDrop-Off New Location Opening Party

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We are celebrating the new eDrop-Off location with an Opening Party this week!  The event is highlighting the brand new office space in the Halsted and Armitage retail neighborhood.

The interiors of the store were designed by award-winning design team Simeone Deary and the event is sponsored by Chicago Social magazine.  The "green" themed party will promote ways that eDrop-Off is eco-friendly because we have recycled over 185,000 pounds of gently-used designer clothing and accessories.

In support of our event, we hand-picked some of the best companies around Chicago as contributing sponsors.


Aroma Workshop


Blueberry Moon Salon


Bluemercury Beauty Products


Celebrity Skin Couture Air Tan


Davis Imperial Cleaners


FIT Lincoln Park


Leah Chavie Skincare Services


The Palmer House Hilton


Studio 110 Salon


The Bar Method


Thrive MedSpa


Starfruit


Wells Street Popcorn


There are additional suprises in store for our guests, so don't forget to RSVP!

On Sale Now: Picks of the Week

We've pulled some of our current favorite items for sale in our boutique. Check out these fabulous pieces below and see which one you may want to start bidding on!

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Rory Beca Cream Dolman Sleeve Top: This is the perfect summer top because it’s loose, breezy, and white.  It keeps you comfortable, and can be dressed down with denim cut-offs for day, and dressed up with a tight pencil skirt at night.

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Stella McCartney Taupe Flap Pocket Jacket:  Military was a huge trend this spring, and this light weight jacket easily transitions into fall. Throw it on over leggings, roll up the sleeves, and belt it; this jacket is a great addition to any wardrobe.

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Alberta Ferretti Black Ruffle Trim Strapless Dress: This is a classic little black dress.  It's has a sexy sweetheart neckline and is balanced out with the girly ruffles. It’s perfect to wear as a guest of a wedding or for a date night out.

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Christian Dior Brown Leather Large Saddle Handbag:  Small cross body bags are ideal for summer. They keep everything you need close-by, but still manage to stay out of your way. The hardware and shape of this bag makes it unique and timeless.

On Sale Now: Loree Rodkin ‘FU’ Ring

At eDrop-Off, we are always getting classic vintage and one-of-a-kind pieces in our store and this ring in particular has caught our eye.  Now featuring the “FU” ring, by designer Loree Rodkin, a stunning white gold ring that features a bold “FU” spelled out at the top, encrusted with small sparkling diamonds.  Rodkin is a well-known jewelry designer who works primarily for A-list celebrities.  She is recognized for her non-conformist and uniquely creative approach to designing fine jewelry.

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["FU" Ring]


So what has inspired this design maven? Well, it could have something to do with affairs she had with Don Henley, Bernie Taupin and Richard Gere, or her lifelong friendships with Cher and Elton John, or even her extraordinary once-in-a-lifetime experiences, such as being introduced to the city of Paris by Salvador Dali. 

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[Loree Rodkin]


More recently, she was given the honor of designing First Lady Michelle Obama’s Inaugural jewelry.  This request was a complete surprise to Rodkin, as she is known for her risqué pieces. However, Obama was familiar with Rodkin’s unique jewelry from her favorite Chicago boutique, Ikram. During the Innagural, the jewelry she wore was absolutely gorgeous, but nothing like some of Rodkin's bestselling pieces, including the “FU” ring.

So why is this ring so special? Not only is it making a bold statement, but it’s saying it in diamond encrusted white gold and, as we all know, diamonds can make anything classy. This one-of-a-kind ring is sure to be a conversation starter!

Events: Dwell on Design Success

At this year’s Dwell on Design event, hosted by ecofabulous,  innovators Zem Joaquin, Josiah Cain, Joe Marcinkowkski, and Corri McFadden worked together to create an entirely eco-friendly home, called Modern Living, which was auctioned off during the event.

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The house itself, created by Zem Joaquin, is made from nearly 90% salvaged materials. The home showcases the latest in smart, stylish, environmentally conscious products; which includes vegetated walls which will help the house remain self-sufficient that were created by Josiah Cain.  Joe Marcinkowski, owner of Metro Retro Furniture, provided the vintage furniture for the event. Our very own Corri McFadden, owner of eDrop-off, provided a selection of gorgeous pre-owned clothing, shoes and accessories which filled the closet of the eco-friendly home.

During the video that played throughout the show, Corri discussed how eDrop-Off has recycled over 85,000 pounds of designer merchandise since 2004. She mentions how recycling one piece of Chanel is equivalent to the cost of one flight from London to Paris.

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Many people don’t realize that selling your old clothing is one of the easiest ways to help reduce your carbon footprint. Not only are you providing other people with a lower priced products and avoiding the trash can, you are also cleaning up your closet and creating a more relaxed, clutter free lifestyle.

Even Elle’s Creative Director, Joe Zee talked about clothing resale in his editorial of the July issue of Elle magazine. He said that if it was something he didn’t miss until he found it while cleaning “it was destined to be someone else’s Goodwill hunting.”

Services: Try Before You Buy

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Find something in our eBay boutique and live in the Chicago-area?  Stop by our location at 2117 North Halsted Street and you can try it on before you buy it!  You recieve the convenience of shopping online without having to dig through racks of clothes, along with the benefits of buying in-store by being able to try the item on before purchasing.

All you need to do is be sure to write down the eBay item number and item title, then fill in our Try before you buy form through our website.

Just let us know 3 hours prior to your arrival, and we will pull the items for you.  Shopping online has never been better!

Press: eBay Green Team

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The eBay Green Team wrote a fabulous member profile post featuring eDrop-Off and founder Corri McFadden, where they discuss how doing your part in helping the planet doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice great style.

The article touches on ways that eDrop-Off  is eco-friendly because we help others sell their gently-used designer clothing on eBay.  McFadden says, “Buying and selling your new and gently used clothing is an easy way to reduce your ecological footprint.”

The eBay Green Team focuses on inspiring the world to buy, sell and think “green” everyday.  They spotlight various events and issues that eBay is involved with to make the world a better place.  Check out more of their work at eBayGreenTeam.com

Special Features: Brooke Hagel Fashion Illustrator

Fashion illustrator, Brooke Hagel recently spotlighted some of her work for us on her blog Fabulous Doodles. We truly loved working with Brooke for the past few weeks, where she provided us with custom artwork for our website and interiors.


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Brooke currently resides in New York City, where she graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology. As a fashion design major with an art specialization, Brooke has worked in various related industries as a wardrobe stylist for television and theatre, an art director, and product design specialist.

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Recognizing her passion for fashion and drawing, Brooke opened an online boutique, Brooklit, on Etsy a few years ago where she started selling some of her artwork.  She offers various customizable cards, bookmarks, magnets, pocket mirrors, and much more!

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Keep up with Brooke’s illustrations by following her on Twitter @Brooklit.

Press: Juli B Style Award

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We are proud to announce our 2nd place win for the Juli B. Style Award in the Shopping Services category.  The contest, sponsored by Juli B., was decided by online voters last fall.  Juli B. is  an online city-based magazine by Modern Luxury Media.  Click here to view the 2010 Juli B. Style Award winners.

Thank you to everyone who voted for us! Although we didn't snag 1st place, we are happy with our runner-up position.

Please feel free to stop by and visit our new website shopedropoff.com or our brand new location at 2117 North Halsted Street!