Friday, October 8, 2010

Shop Etsy: Shop Local: Shop Both


Semigloss Chic's Guide to
Washington DC Area Etsy Shops


Lately I've been noticing more cities building networks within their creative community. Shop owners, artists, bloggers, designers, even big box stores are coming together to infuse their city with good design and creative talent and support the local entrepreneurs. Case in point: Next week Boston West Elm is teaming up with PatchNYC and Etsy to showcase local Beantown artists. I love to shop Etsy for interesting finds and to support the artists. And I love to shop at my local area boutiques for the same reason. Thanks to the wonders of a quick search, I can do both. Here are some of my favorite pick for Etsy dealers from the DC area:

ArtShark Design-these red umbrellas are too freakin' adorable
Craftgasm
DC's crowd will appreciate these stylish buttons with words from our (ex) leader



goshdarnknit- I would totally sport this lunch bag on the Metro

Smitten Kitten
These scarfs are to die for cool and basically effortless on your part

Twirl Vintage
A large collection of some serious retro pieces and great vintage fur

Tulusa Home Goods
Great muted patterns to mix and match with some bright store bought finds

7 comments:

  1. Thank you! I've been scouring for a piece exactly like the fur vintage piece for my 50s themed murder mystery party. Semigloss chic to the rescue!

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  2. What a great roundup!! I love to support individuals when I can. Etsy is a great way to do so.

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  3. Great sites, I love the scarves and pillows, going to check them out!!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  4. The ArtSkark red umbrellas illustrations are too cute.

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  5. I love all the saying's on the buttons.

    -Zane of ontario honey

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