Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade™
Why we like: When panache and affordability unite, it often comes with a cost. Just like the rest of us, I can probably spend my entire paycheck at Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, American Apparel and/or H&M – but even with functional basics and cutting-edge party wear, you gotta make it your own! I’m afraid to admit that ‘the standard’ = party dress, black tights, ballet flats, dangling heart pendant and perhaps even a headband emulates the ‘Lauren Conrad wannabe’ uniform – a look that only works in The Hills. If I’ve remorsefully singled you out, or have peeked your interest in sprinkling a little individuality on your look, then join myself and others as we glam-up a storm at Etsy- the all day, everyday online craft show.
What you’ll find there: A vast collection of online shops, selling wicked jewellery, purses, clutches, belts and hair accessories. Check out my list of ‘must haves’:
- Primitive Fairy Cameo Pendant
- Large Crochet Flower Headband
- Peacock Hair Clip
- Hot Purple Recycled Leather Bag
Plus, you can also find très unique housewares, furniture, ceramics and anything else your little handmade heart desires:
- Uterus Pin Cushion
- Blythe Doll Clothes
- Doodle Series Cup & Saucer
- Vintage Black Hollywood French Chairs
Where in the world: The Head Office crew thrives in Brooklyn, but there are over 10,000 online boutiques and designers from around the world.
In a nutshell: If you’re crafty you can open shop at Etsy, and fund your bead addiction. Otherwise, dabble in some originality, or perhaps bathe in it – your image will thank you.