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Get a Sneak Peek of the Covetable eBay Holiday Collective

Retailers pairing with designers for limited edition collaborations isn’t anything new, but eBay is going all out for Holiday 2012. Having teamed up with Narciso Rodriguez, Alexander Wang, Rebecca Minkoff, and Derek Lam in the past, they’re now cranking things up by teaming with Billy Reid, Chris Benz, Fallon, Jonathan Adler, Ruffian, Steven Alan, and Tibi simultaneously for what they’re dubbing the eBay Holiday Collective. The limited-edition gift collection will include men’s and women’s apparel, jewelry, travel and electronics accessories, and home decor.

eBay hosted an event where editors had a chance to preview the 40-plus gift items (each designer created at least five items), priced from $50 to $100, and the always dapper Jonathan Adler was on hand to talk through his offerings. “I’m in love with how everything came out,” he said adding, “my pieces are a little sweet, a little punk rock – I love the combination.” He went on to note that his background is in pottery so he wanted to make it a point to work pottery into “his glamorous collection.”

The Collective will go online starting November 12 and be available via eBay’s Fashion Vault (with free shipping!). The Tibi pieces were particularly impressive. In fact, it took quite a bit of restraint for me not to jet off with the brand’s roll sleeve contrasting black top…