King’s Speech movie causing depression era fashion to cheer up

By Terapeak, on March 10, 2011

The King’s Speech, the movie about a stuttering monarch, recently swept the Oscars, and even won a Golden Globe for good measure. The film takes place in the 1920s, 30s and 40s, and so cinema goers are getting to see a plethora of dresses, skirts, jackets and shoes from that era. Nothing inspires fashion like seeing it on the big screen, so it’s no surprise that Terapeak is showing a recent upswing in eBay sales of vintage clothing from that era. See the sales trend below.

the king's speech vintage clothing terapeak What’ interesting is how demand and sales are affected by the success of the movie. For both men's and women's vintage clothing there is a significant jump in eBay sales in the weeks following the film’s release, particularly around the Oscar nominations and wins. This information is extremely useful to all sellers because it shows how you can spot profitable sales opportunities that arise out of real events.  

Not only can Terapeak find niche markets like this, it can also be used to understand how best to list, so you can make the most of a good opportunity. Terapeak can even automatically track changes in the market value of products, so you can adjust your pricing to suit. Wouldn’t you want to be the first to know if the items in the back of your closet, in your local thrift store or neighbors’ garage sales were suddenly worth more?   Give Terapeak a try and never be in the dark again.

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