Family Circle/eBay Wardrobe Challenge Winners

Meet the winners of the Family Circle/eBay Wardrobe Challenge!


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Meet the Winners

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When Lisa and Morgan Kennedy go shopping, it's a family affair — this mother-daughter pair swap clothes and accessories on an as-needed basis. They hoped they'd be a shoo-in for the Family Circle/eBay Wardrobe Challenge — and they were right! As winners, the duo received $3,000 to spend on the site, advice from eBay Style Director Constance White, an FC photo shoot, and more.
From left: Constance advised Lisa, 44, and Morgan, 16, to treat themselves to one special outfit. Lisa chose a silky dress and sexy heels, while Morgan nabbed a chunky knit vest and colorful tunic. As winners, Lisa and Morgan were treated to haircuts and highlights by Nexxus Editorial Director Roy Teeluck at his NYC salon.Tips on eBay shopping from Constance: 1. For the widest selection and best prices, shop for items that are in season.
2. Use specific search terms, including brand, color, and size. Typing "sweater" will yield too many possibilities.
3. Read the entire item description to know what you're getting, and verify the payment terms and return policy. If you have any questions, e-mail the seller.
4. Always check the sellers' feedback rating. (To access, click the number in parentheses after their User ID.) Ideally, vendors should have a score of 98% or higher.
5. Purchase with PayPal to be eligible for its buyer protection policy, which covers the full price and original shipping costs on most transactions if you're not satisfied. Not a member? Registration is easy and free.


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J.Crew Blouse and Urban Outfitters Skirt

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Lisa and Morgan got more bang for their bucks by choosing key pieces that work beautifully for both of them.Center Pieces
Blouse, J.Crew; eBay price: $16.49, retail price: $98
Skirt, Urban Outfitters; eBay price: $29.95, retail price:$65On Lisa
Bracelet, Claire's; eBay Price: $1.33, retail price: $5
Heels, Bandolino; eBay Price: $29.99, retail price: $69On Morgan
Bangles, Claire's; eBay price: $2, retail price: $6
Boots, BCBG; eBay price: $45, retail price: $89
Tights, American Apparel; eBay price: $5.99, retail price: $12.50


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Marc Jacobs Coat

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"Luckily our tastes are very similar, so finding stuff we both love is easy," says Morgan. "In the end we save money and have so many more options."Center Piece
Coat, Marc Jacobs; eBay price: $70, retail price: $628On Lisa
Cuff, Claire's; eBay price: $2.90, retail price: $10
Belt, Topshop; eBay price: $9.85, retail price: $26.95
Pants, Alice and Olivia; eBay price: $66, retail price: $142
Shoes, Alfani; eBay price: $21.99; retail price: $69On Morgan
Dress, L.A.M.B.; eBay price: $42, retail price: $610
Shoes, Steve Madden; eBay price: $62.73, retail price: $109.95


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Anthropologie Jacket

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"Our closet is a mix of neutral classics, so we wanted to use some of our prize money to buy fun extras that would give each of us our own unique look," says Lisa.Center Piece
Cropped Jacket by Anthropologie; eBay price: $49.99, retail price: $128On Lisa
Top, J.Crew; eBay price: $8.99, retail price: $58
Cuff, Vintage Robert Lee Morris; eBay price: $24.99, retail price: $400
Sandals, Michael Antonio; eBay price: $21.99, retail price: $79
Skirt, Vintage Ralph Lauren; eBay price: $9.49, retail price: $150On Morgan
Sandals, Steve Madden; eBay price: $24.94, retail price: $79.99
Camisole, Spanx; eBay price: $29.99, retail price: $46
Pants, Da-nang; eBay price: $29.99, retail price: $192
Necklace, Juicy Couture; eBay price: $19.55, retail price: $78Originally published in the February 2009 issue of Family Circle magazine.