Today, we will focus on two Italian companies with very similar sounding names: Canali and Cavalli.
A-Z Brands: Canali
Canali was founded in 1934 by Giacomo and Giovanni Canali; as a family business. The Italian company was passed onto the second generation in the 1950's and opened its first flagship store in the 1970's. As of 2013, Canali employed 1,700 people in 7 factories throughout Italy; where it makes about 250,000 articles of clothing per year.
Canali has a significant presence on ebay with 3,657 items currently listed and 3,052 sold recently. Here are a few items that sold:
Canali specializes in men's suits, blazers and dress shirts. Try looking in the men's jackets for Canali suits or Blazers.
A-Z Brand: Cavalli
Since its first show in 1970, Cavalli has been synonymous with glam, rock and animal prints. Roberto Cavalli's flamboyant style caught on quickly and he opened his first boutique in 1972. The decadent life of the designer translates into his label; so look for color and lots of it! Cavalli's designs are wild, sexy, erotic and fluid. Cavalli creates it all: menswear, women's wear and clothing for children.
Cavalli has a large amount of items listed on eBay with 5,208 and 2,359 pre-owned pieces selling recently. The listings varied greatly in price from $1501.00 to $1.00. Here are some Cavalli items that have sold recently:
One of my unwritten rules to flipping on ebay is: if a brand is mentioned in rap songs....buy it! Cavalli is one of those brands as Drake and Nicki Minaj mention Cavalli in many songs.
I've only found one Cavalli item, which is listed now:
These jeans cost me $5.00 and are listed for $62.00. I would buy any Cavalli piece I find, just keep this in mind:
1. Roberto Cavalli items sell for more than Just Cavalli pieces.
2. Jackets and dresses sell for the most.
3. Kid's clothes are worth the least.
My overall advice is if you're lucky enough to find a Cavalli item, buy it! Just buy it!
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