And the theme is… 50 Shades of Grey!

It’s a new week and you know what that means, Shook has got something new in store for you. We hope that you loved our 007 James Bond theme last week. This week it’s something that everyone has definitely heard of: 50 Shades of Grey. For those of you that are unfamiliar with this controversial book trilogy, here’s a quick summary. A young girl, Anastasia Steele, and a young business man, Christian Grey, form a…well let’s just call it a very adult relationship.

People from around the globe are reading these books. Even Ellen reads it…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on3JCwnwHbU

So what are your thoughts on 50 Shades of Grey? Are you a lover or a hater? Be sure to check out trend.shook.co to see our recently updated 50 Shades trend. Let us know what you think in our comments below.

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4 blog post that make antique buying as easy as 1,2,3

We all know that buying a new antique comes with a ton of questions. How do I know if it’s real? What kind of qualifications should it have? How many antiques should I buy? Well, lucky for you we’ve complied 4 fantastic blog posts which give some great advice which should make purchasing a bit easier for you.

Homesav: How to make old new: Antiquing advice from the pros

3 pieces of advice for putting antiques in your home: 1. Less is more. 2. Mix and match. 3. Let it tell a story.

Article Snacks

Article Snacks: Sources for buying genuine antiques:

Antiquing can be very expensive and you need to be confident in your purchase. Use the internet to make sure that your antique is genuine and check for certification.

Fine Jewelry Blog

Fine Jewelry Blog: Tips for buying vintage jewelry:

The essential information you need to know when buying vintage jewelry: jewelry material, age and markers.

Lux Magazine

Lux Magazine gave some great information and advice for antiquing:

Collectible vs antique, authentic vs reproduction, restoration vs conservation, ask a lot of questions, always check the item, check for authenticity, beware of limited editions, price does not reflect quality, look for oddities, ask about trade memberships, buy from abroad, always get a receipt and follow the antique golden rule.

 

Have more advice for our antique buyers? We would love to hear from you. Post a comment below and give us your best advice!

Shook Got a Makeover!

Hey everyone. I’m really excited right now because there have been some BIG changes to Shook and I get to be the one to tell everyone about them. Yay!

So deep breath in, deep breath out. Here comes all the new things to Shook!

SHOOK LOOKS AWESOME. I’m not one to brag but really, Shook is looking so good right now. You have to see it for yourself. Just go to www.shook.co and you’ll see that the appearance has changed a lot. We changed the colors and the whole design is different and better. Go ahead and take a peek!

The bio page. Since one of Shook’s goals is to make buying and selling a personal experience, we have added a bio section for our users on the settings page. Now you can know a little more about who you are buying from or who you’re selling to.

The sell page. If you thought it was easy before then this will blow your mind. Now all you need is an image, title, description, price and location. Then BOOM you’re done. Just like that.

Closing the deal. All deals will close between the buyer and the seller without any interaction with the website itself.

The price. Wait… what price? Now Shook is 100% free of charge – no fees! No your eyes aren’t tricking you. This is the real deal.

And finally…we heard you England, and we’re listening! We’ve had numerous people tell Shook that they think it’s awesome and they can’t wait until it’s available in the UK for them to use. Well good news to all of our English friends, Shook is now available in the UK! You now have the ability to BUY and SELL on Shook. How awesome is that? 🙂

And remember everyone, we’re still on beta so if you have any problems or requests you can directly contact us on support@shook.co or visit us here:  http://www.shook.co/#feedback

So was that enough changes for you? I sure hope so. Comment below and tell us what you think about the new Shook!

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Record Album Twist: New items posted to Shook!

There are some creative people out there, and Jeff is certainly one of them. He created something so unique that I’ve never seen done before. Jeff salvaged some old record albums which any other person may have just thrown away, and did something extraordinary  to them. He made them into notebook covers and candy/fruit bowls.

You won’t find this kind of stuff everywhere, but you will find it on www.shook.co

Barbara Streisand Notebook Cover

Peter Cottontail Notebook Cover

Love Story Notebook

Aretha Franklin Album Notebook

Record Album Bowl

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Work it ladies. A dress and jacket you have to see to believe.

Divna, one of our newest friends at Shook, is a great person with some great style! That’s right ladies, this post is for you. Finding a dress to wear to an event can be stressful. You need to make sure that it’s fashionable enough, appropriate for the specific event you are going to and affordable. Divna made this dress in a moment of inspiration, and wouldn’t waste a moment on anything else until the dress was complete. It’s brown and very elegant, with an opened back. On the side of the dress is a yellow flower which is attached by safety pins. You can change it’s location or take it off entirely if you please. It’s sure to match whatever kind of event you’re going to!

 

Divna also opened a second item on Shook. It is a beautiful jacket and there is only 1 in the entire world! Here at Shook, we are loving these designs by Divna.

 

So if you have a formal event coming up and are looking for that perfect dress or jacket (maybe both) that will get everyone talking, then check out Divna’s designs at www.shook.co 

What do you think of the dress and jacket? Can you imagine yourself wearing one of them? Or maybe even both? Comment below and let us know what you think! 🙂


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