Want one of a kind? Shop Etsy!
One of the foundations of Soar Thumb blog is to bring you guys one of a kind pieces and unique inspiration for your wardrobe. I added this tidbit to my blogs niche because I am a thrift shopping, Etsy, DIY, ThreadBanger fanatic. I think its valuable information, to know how to search for and snag the perfect original or unique garments. So to kick it off, I’ll share with you my favorite Etsy shops! There’s a trick to Etsy, because some people think it is appropriate to treat it like an old church flea market. You may come across sellers who have a cute handmade top on the welcome screen thumbnail, only to click on their shop and find that one cute top and a ba-jillion of her grandmothers’ trinkets. I take out some of the guess work for you!
Scarlet Fury is hands down my favorite shop for window shopping, inspiration, and purchasing! This vintage Etsy store carries items from all of our favorite decades including the 20’s, 30’s, 50’s, and 60’s. If you’re looking for that perfect piece that will help you take advantage of that amazeballz Great Gatsby trend, this is the shop to visit. The shop run by Sara out of Louisville, KY offers reasonable shipping, the option to pay through Paypal, and various sizes.
Roots and Wings Jewelry is a great place to look for handmade jewelry on Etsy. The shop feature beautiful and quirky statement jewelry and most are made from gems, stones, and metal. I love this shop for when I need to match up an outfit that is a little on the hippie side, like the ones I feature in my Richie Havens post.
Honestly, I don’t equate Etsy with being the most up to date and trendy sites to shop for clothing on. After all, it is a website for handmade and vintage goods. But I love Lana Stepul Apparel because the clothes in this shop are so fashion forward. The shop stands out because it is a trendy shop on Etsy, and her garments immediately caught my eye. They offer all kinds of goodies from hand painted tops to bubble skirts and all for very reasonable prices.
For accessories, my go to shop is GoldenPonies. Iridescent Oxfords? No problem! Clear clutches? They gotcha covered! When I tell you I want to just put this whole shop in my closet…I mean it! Most of the items available are handmade to order, and the quality is amazing! I love the idea of handmade or re-embellished shoes, my husband has a whole category for it in the budget. But when I don’t have time to make them myself, I am visiting this Etsy shop first!
Shop Basement Gold is not the fanciest Etsy shop you’ll ever see. There aren’t a whole lot of bells and whistles to this shop, but the pieces she offers are golden! This store is Pink meets Rihanna meets Ke$ha and the pieces are always guaranteed to be punked or funked out! She offers repurposed denim, embellished shades and accessories, and a few repurposed thifted finds. The best part is that this shop offers many of their pieces in plus sizes! Never expect more than about ten pieces at a time, but I suggest checking them out when you need a statement piece. It’s definitely worth a look.
What are some of your favorite Etsy shops? What do they offer?