An insanely-popular pottery collection keeps popping up on home blogs and Instagram accounts. Now, there's only one place fans can't find their beloved Rae Dunn mugs: The white cups are so popular they keep flying off store shelves.
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Originally sold at Marshalls, TJ Maxx and Home Goods, the $4 coffee cups now go for much more on eBay and other online marketplaces. Generous collectors have even shared their secrets for scoring pieces of the coveted line. But what's the big deal about these seemingly-plain pieces, anyway?
Rae Dunn the person is a California artist who's worked with clay for over two decades. Her cream-colored creations usually feature a simple word or phrase, but they're pure gold when it comes to social media shots. Fans like to show off their ceramic stockpiles and sometimes go to extreme lengths to score a specific piece. Buy-sell groups on Facebook even boast thousands of members as people swap and pay their way to an illusive "Hey Girl" cup.
If you're ready to get swept up in the Rae Dunn madness, a full set of trays, canisters, pet bowls and the like won't come cheap. Besides listings on Facebook, eBay and Amazon, Rae Dunn also sells some products through Magenta and her Etsy shop.
To scoop up the products firsthand, visit Home Goods or Marshalls first thing on a Tuesday or Wednesday, according to the blog The Glam Farmhouse. "I asked the girl that worked there when they stocked up and she told me usually midweek," the collector explained. "You're going to have the best luck in the early morning before people have time to hit up the store and snag them."
Good luck finding your dream vessel, even with these expert tips. Now go clear some room in your cupboards — you're going to need it.