Which tribe of bargain hunters do you belong to?

Buy a new one? It's not in fashion! We look for unique treasures for the home at flea markets, antique shops and on specialized websites. The eBay platform and the company NellyRodi thus defined four tribes of bargain hunters. To find out which one you belong to, follow the guide.

“Tell me what you're looking for on eBay and I'll tell you who you are!” This is a joint thread of a study conducted by the online resale site with the trend company NellyRodi. Committed to promotion other hand and faced with a growing demand for decorative objects and furniture that had their first life, eBay investigated the buying trends. First observation: visitors are increasingly looking for an emotional connection with what enters their interior, hence the need for a story, a past. Another important point: four profiles stand out and form a map of the art of living. Wondering which one is yours? Laura Simhon, Head of Art, Antiques & Collectibles at eBay, helps you define your style.

Timeless elegance for the exceptional urban dweller.
eBay / NellyRodi

If your favorite vintage pieces are: butler, folding chairs and magazine rack made of smoked glass or Plexiglas…

If you are looking for signed vintage pieces: Giovanni PontiAchille Castiglioni, Vico Magistretti, Venini, Barovier & Toso, Christofle, Ercuis, Lapparra…

You are a fan of the “exceptional urban” lifestyle

“Extraordinary urban dwellers like very elegant, smartly designed interiors. They are aesthetes who cherish the chic modernist spirit and choose their furniture and accessories with the utmost care and expertise, thinking long and hard about the purchase. Their favorite materials are precious, timeless: travertine, marble, fine porcelain, Murano glass. They also love, of course,silverware. They have a deep desire to be part of sustainability.”

The Art of Mixing and Accumulating for the Exuberance Bohème Tribe.

If you like vintage pieces: a rattan armchair, an old trunk, a lacquered Chinese wardrobe…

If you are looking for signed vintage pieces: The Earthenware de Lunéville-Saint-Clément, Sarreguemines, Jacques Pergay, Goyard, Daum, Emile Gallé…

You are a fan of the “Bohemian Exuberance” lifestyle.

“Sophistication is sought here, but in a more exuberant spirit, even a little kitsch with the accumulation of objects. One of the leaders of this tribe could be Laura Gonzalez. Like her, a follower of Exuberance Czech Republic he is interested in precious materials and craftsmanship. Sofas dressed in sumptuous silk of warm colors, covers, rattan, these are all signs of this tribe that, for example, will happily open the door Vauclair Gallery in Paris. These sumptuous Bohemians are also very refined, very cheerful and know how to juggle a clever mix of references, materials, patterns and unique objects such as pitchers in the shape of animals, plates that evoke a cabbage leaf, but also Gallé vases, Valauris ceramics…”

Colors, 70s, 80s… Lovers of pop extravaganza love this.

If your favorite vintage pieces are: lamp KD 29 table lamp by Joe Colombo, Oceanic table lamp by Michele de Lucchi, resin vase by Gaetano Pesce, Componibili storage unit…

If you are looking for signed vintage pieces: Nathalie du Pasquier, Ettore Sottsass, Pokemon, Lego, Playmobil, Pollypockets, Marvel, Nintendo, Sega…

You are a fan of the “pop extravagant” lifestyle

“This tribe likes a friendly, lively, very colorful environment. And if these qualifying tournaments can also be suitable for the Exuberant Bohemians clan, here they are accompanied by a very playful dimension. The followers of Pop Extravagance are, namely, particularly daring, imaginative and unconventional. They like warm shapes and materials, maximalism, such as long carpets and futuristic lamps. If they flock to the iconic objects that sign the movement Memphis and Ettore Sottsass, also love objects from the 80s such as neon lights, lava lamps, as well as nods to street art, which they associate with vintage comic books framed like works of art. They have the art of distraction and theatrical associations.”

Useful minimalism is what characterizes Essentiel Esthète.

If your favorite vintage pieces are: a vintage Terraillon scale, a vintage Le Creuset casserole dish, ideally Berger three-legged stools by Charlotte Perriand, an Aïo ceramic coffee and tea service designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec in 2011…

If you are looking for vintage signature pieces: Grandjean, Jourdan, Charles Voltz, Robert Picault, André Martin, Habitat, La Redoute, Syla, Emsa, Pyrex, Duralex, Arcopal, Arcoroc, Seb, Terraillon, Bnag & Olufsen, Flos, Martinelli Luce

You are a fan of the “Essential Esthete” lifestyle.

“Essential aesthetes are very different from other tribes. They like minimalism and consider all their purchases, which are very rare, in a rational spirit. They are experts. For them, aesthetics go hand in hand with function. Their favorite shades? Obviously neutral tones like white, cream… For them, well-being is closely related to visual harmony and conscious and committed consumption. They like what lasts, what is made of noble materials, what never goes out of fashion, in short, essential.”

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