Let me tell you about one of my favorite ways to shop – Etsy. Etsy is a website where you can find items you won’t find anywhere else. Many of the items are handmade from small shop owners. Seriously, if you think of it, it’s probably on Etsy! From bows to clothes to house decorations to jewelry, it’s probably on Etsy. Plus you can buy items from almost any country in the world. Did I mention it’s one of my favorite places to shop?! So if you are new to Etsy or just looking for new shops to explore let me show you some of my favorite!
Your Guide to the Best Shops on Etsy
Ika Bags are amazing bags, purses and waxed totes handmade out of Paris, France. I cannot tell you enough how much I love these bags! I got my daughter’s diaper bag from this shop and have been so pleased. The bags come in a variety of stripes and different colors. They are all very sturdy, well made, adorable and versatile. Ika bags are great to use as a diaper bag or even just a large messenger bag for everyday use. For your next large bag look no further than Ika bags! You will not regret it!
Milk and Honey Tees is owned by Mandy out of Little Rock, Arkansas. She designs the cutest shirts that are made of the softest tees. All of her designs are unique, original and adorable…the prefect combination! Mandy also partners with the girls from Shanty2Chic and helps makes some amazing shirts that they wear on the blog and show. I love my shirt and can’t wait to buy another one!
Hearth and Home Store is a family-run business out of DeSoto, Missouri that makes custom cushions and pillows. They have shipped all over the world for different resorts and homes. If you think of an upholstery product you need for your home, they can probably make it and make it look beautiful. They have plenty of adorable and trendy fabrics to choose from to make anything you need a reality.
Olivewood Designs was started by Julia as a monthly craft group but has since taken off to a national company. Julia and her family make the most unique and beautiful artwork for your house. She tells her devoted followers what day her shop will open with all her goodies so be ready because then her designs will go fast! If you live in California you can also go to some art shows and get her pieces yourself. I love everything Olivewood Designs comes up with and they are always adding new pieces. Once you see them you will want to add one of her pieces to your home!
Sand Plum Soul Designs is owned by Sara out of Oklahoma City. She makes some of the most beautiful statement jewelry. Her pieces use real stone and many have turquoise in them. Sara even does custom pieces, so if you have an idea, she can help make it happen! These necklaces and jewelry will quickly become your favorite go-to pieces!
Plum Paper Designs are planners and notebooks made out of San Diego, California. All their products can be personalized and their designs are fun and pretty (which it’s always easier to be organized if your planner is pretty). They have planners for teachers to families to students with a variety of inserts you can buy to make your planner work the best for you. If you can think of something that makes staying organized easier, they probably have it. If you are looking for a planner or notebook for this next school year, look no further than Plum Paper Designs.
Whichever shop you choose on Etsy, you will rarely go wrong. There are so many to choose from! These are some of my favorite Etsy shops, but I would love to hear about some of your favorites! Let me know what I am missing!
Originally published August 9, 2016