10 Great Etsy Shops You Need to Know

top_etsy_shops.jpgJust in case you haven’t heard, Etsy is awesome, and is rapidly becoming my favorite place to do all of my online shopping. With so many sellers and goods available on the site, however, it can be a little overwhelming to try and find the best stuff. I’ve rounded up a list of ten Etsy shops you do not want to miss. These sellers all maintain clean, curated, well stocked shops, and provide some unusual items you can’t find anywhere else. While it’s always fun to browse Etsy and to scope out your friends favorites, when you need to get a great gift in a rush or you just want to head directly to some awesome vintage and home decor, artwork, paper goods, and textiles, I highly recommend a visit to the shops on this list. Enjoy!

These are my personal favorites, but I know there are tons of great options I’ve missed. For all you online shopping fans out there: what are some of your favorite Etsy shops?

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Junglai: This Etsy shop features geometric shelving in gorgeous rustic finishes. The shapes can stand alone or combine in various ways to create dramatic wall storage that double as art. The prices are reasonable, so this shop can be a great place to turn for gifts as well as for decking out your own pad.

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Ethan Ollie: Shopping for vintage wares can be a real hit-and-miss operation, but you can always turn to Etsy to find a curated, high quality selection. Ethan Ollie is one of the best selections I’ve seen. Kim Ludy, the woman behind the shop, has an expert eye for unusual objects, and a great sense for how to style them in an interior. She’s also available for product styling and prop rentals, making her a great resource for editorial work.

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Up In the Air Somewhere: This shop stocks some of my favorite ceramics and home accessories. These pieces have an organic touch and a lovely art-deco inspired palette. Whenever I’m looking for gifts, I head here first, and usually find the perfect thing in no time!

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Skinny Laminx: Skinny Laminx might be one of the best known Etsy shops, but all the attention it gets is well deserved, believe me. The shop is run by artist Heather Moore and is based in Cape Town, South Africa. Heather’s keen eye for colors and ability to translate her mid-century inspired illustrations into strong, graphic repeat patterns makes her one of my favorite textile designers working today. The fabrics are so gorgeous, and in addition to looking great on smaller items such as tea towels and pillows, they also look spectacular on a larger scale as upholstery fabric for dining chairs, loveseats, and even full size sofas.

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AM Radio: This Etsy shop is another great resource for unique vintage items that would fit perfectly into a modern, stylish home. In addition, however, AM Radio sells one-of-a-kind handmade Himmeli inspired mobiles (center image above). Inspired the a traditional Finnish Christmas craft, these mobiles have a modern geometric feel, and look stunning hanging in front of a wall or window, or tucked in a corner of a room. I like to check in on this shop constantly to see what new treasures have arrived.
Kate Pruitt / Design Sponge
Kate Pruitt
As a Contributing Editor at Design Sponge, artist Kate Pruitt shares DIY projects each Wednesday. Kate lives in Oakland, California and has a background in art/art history and recently left her job creating window displays to pursue her own work full time. Growing up in New Hampshire, Kate spent a lot of time building machines out of paper and scotch tape, and thus discovered her first DIY impulses.
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  • http://profile.typepad.com/beavonk Bea Vonk

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/skinnylaminx is definitely one of my favourites. I love the cute cards from Erin Dollar too, in this etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/erindollar
    And I love the My Aunt Agatha shop homewares… here , especially the teacosy .. http://www.etsy.com/shop/MyAuntAgatha
    and the Eames here is definitely calling my name ….http://www.etsy.com/shop/AMBIANIC now for the bigger paypacket :-)

  • http://profile.typepad.com/karenyost Karen Yost

    Love this shop for interesting and beautiful jewelry: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AnomalyJewelry

  • http://profile.typepad.com/heyhomesliceblogspotcom Heyhomeslice.blogspot.com

    I love the shelving from Junglai, and Up in the Air Somewhere looks really great too! I’m interested to check out A Little Hut- so much project potential- they look like mini overlays! Thanks for the roundup- so many great new places to check out!

    Jenna

  • http://profile.typepad.com/anniepauza Decorator in a Box

    Thank you Kate! These are all so unique. I am such an etsy junky.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/sloanesolomon Sloane Solomon

    Check out http://www.etsy.com/shop/FoundDesignMiami for awesome upcycled furniture made by a mom and her two daughters!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/vintageb4beauty VintageB4Beauty

    I didn’t make the Design*Sponge list but check out my Etsy shop… http://www.etsy.com/shop/VintAgeBeforeBeauty
    I refinish vintage, antique and otherwise discarded furniture into one of kind pieces. Most of the dressers I do end up in baby and kid’s rooms but I do a lot of fun mid century pieces too! Here’s a link to the website…
    http://www.VintageBeforeBeauty.com

    looooooooooove, ellen

  • http://profile.typepad.com/saradevault Sara DeVault

    I also really like Davey’s Vintage. They’ve got a lot of mid-century modern stuff including furniture. And they have great customer service which is a big plus! If you want to check them out, here is their link: http://www.etsy.com/shop/DaveysVintage.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/sparrowchaserblogspotcom Sparrowchaser.blogspot.com

    A few of my Etsy beloveds are:
    Visionary artwork by http://www.etsy.com/shop/brandistrickland ,
    Illustrated paper goody by http://www.etsy.com/shop/QuillandFox ,
    Vintage and handsewn goods by http://www.etsy.com/shop/everyeskimo

    Thanks for sharing yours!!
    Erica

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0168e55a082f970c Account Deleted

    What I love about etsy is to get parcels from all over the world. I feel being cosmopolitan, getting something shipped from southafrica, spain or italy. That´s cool.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/paulacastillo Paula Castillo
  • http://profile.typepad.com/txjocie Txjocie

    Love this post, I love finding new greats on Etsy!
    Some of my current absolute favorites are:
    Beautiful jewelry: http://www.etsy.com/shop/SimonandRuby
    Lovely textiles: http://www.etsy.com/shop/shuttershuttles

  • http://profile.typepad.com/mercadodelasmusas Mercado de las Musas Local

    Great post! check this shop on Etsy !

    amazing posters!

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/LoversRockShop?ref=seller_info

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003406326727 Sinan

    i have one of his cards! it’s so pretty i asomlt don’t want to send it to the person i bought it for!i also saw some of his work at a cut paper exhibit while i was in new york city last week!

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