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Sponsor | What’s Tophatter?

August 2, 2012

Today’s post is sponsored by:
Sir Wendell Wattington, the head auctioneer at!

I recently came across the world of Tophatter – what is this dandy Tophatter you ask? Well, it’s a virtual auction house that conducts live online auctions every day where buyers can interact, place bids, and  chat.  Awesome! What do they offer? You can buy and sell clothing (including designer goods!!), apparel, accessories, collectibles, handmade goods, crafts and more! Take a gander at their lovely catalog.  If you’re skeptical, a visit wouldn’t hurt – it may just change your mind. I was at first, but the fresh quirky vibe won me over! I personally haven’t bid on anything yet – but once I do, I’ll be sure to share my experience. (and of course the goodies!) Being the crafty person I am, I’m thrilled to be working with them. Yes, that’s right! They’re my first sponsor.  Boy, are we a good fit! I adore crafts, fashion and vintage – I think Tophatter just may be the death of my wallet. ;)  I know I’ll be buying things for my current snail-mail addiction. Oh! I’ll be featuring my top picks every first Tuesday of the month – so stay tuned.  Hopefully you’ll enjoy them! If you’re interested read further, or watch the cute video they put together.



// History

The website has been lovingly grown in Palo Alto, CA since December 2011. Tophatter has fostered a wonderful community of buyers & sellers, who have come to develop friendships that extend far beyond the auctions. The rooms are full of passion, excitement and most importantly, fun. Tophatter blogs, tweets, and pins – be sure to follow them if you feel inclined!

// How’s it work?

Basically after you’ve signed up, you make yourself a little character which allows you to bid on listings.  Once you chose an auction to participate in you’ll see a cute little cartoon auctioneer on the screen. You’re standing in the back row and you’re ready to start bidding! You can also interact with others in the chat located underneath the auction. On the right is a photo of the current item and the going price, to bid you simply click the button. Make sure to pay attention, as you may lose the bid if someone bids higher – but most importantly have fun!


Tophatter has offered a $5 welcome credit to all my readers, so if you’re interested be sure to use my referral link,  or click the button on my sidebar. It literally takes seconds to register. If you decide to sign up, feel free to tell me what you’ve purchased. Happy bidding!

If you have any questions either ask me or check out their help page! :)

7 Comments leave one →
  1. August 2, 2012 5:29 PM

    This is awesome! I love it and signed up already?

    • August 2, 2012 5:34 PM

      Did you sign up before I posted? I’m excited to buy something through it, there’s so many goodies! lol!

      • August 2, 2012 5:40 PM

        lol, you’ll get a credit cuz i signed up from your link

      • August 2, 2012 5:42 PM

        Awwe, you’re awesome!! Thanks so much! Let me know what you end up buying. xxo

      • August 2, 2012 5:46 PM

        thanks! and u r welcome :) i will let u know.

      • August 2, 2012 5:48 PM

        I’m drooling over the designer brands section atm, haha!

  2. Darin permalink
    October 3, 2012 12:41 PM

    Tophatter is a really cool service. Fun and easy to use! Cool idea guys!

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