Found: Best of Sacramento Etsy

By Laura Braden

inEtsyTreasury01-753990I realize I’m a bit late to the game, but I just discovered Etsy.com and am completely obsessed.

Etsy is a global community of artisans, designers, crafters…sort of an amazon.com for unique, handmade/vintage products.

But it can be QUITE overwhelming to find that perfect item because there are literally thousands of “stores” and the search function isn’t the most advanced.

However, the following are some of my LOCAL favorites (broken down by category)…

CLOTHING

Zen Threads (http://www.etsy.com/shop/zenthreads) has great graphic tees that are cute and clever without the short shelf life that sometimes tee’s from places like Urban Outfitters has (really, “Gettin Lucky in Kentucky” is so 2006).  Prices are around $17 a piece, and you can pick the color of the tee and the design.  FUN!

Vintage bike T by Zen Threads
Vintage bike T by Zen Threads

Ancora Vintage (http://www.etsy.com/shop/ancoravintage) has “Mad Men-like” clothing and a great selection of clutches.  A small selection, but everything looks like it’s in great condition and the prices are right!

Jackie in Love dress by Ancora
Jackie in Love dress by Ancora

Tommy Gun Mardy’s (http://www.etsy.com/shop/TommyGunMardys) recycles vintage clothing and materials into modern designs (with the original charm intact!).  All items are 100% one-of-a-kind and she has free shipping for all Californians.

Chocolate vintage clutch
Chocolate vintage clutch

CLOTHING + JEWELRY + HOME DECOR

Dahlia Found (http://www.etsy.com/shop/dahlilafound) has a great mix of “Anthropologie-like” (but amazing prices) clothing, accessories and house knick-knacks.  She has a huge selection that’s regularly updated.

Tortoise cuff by Dahlia Found
Tortoise cuff by Dahlia Found

Kitchen Cupboard (http://www.etsy.com/shop/kitchencupboard) has a fun selection of vintage jewelry and housewares – everything from candles to cookie jars to glassware.

Turquoise Melmac by Kitchen Cupboard
Turquoise Melmac by Kitchen Cupboard

Veriska (http://www.etsy.com/shop/Veriska) sells beautiful, chunky vintage jewelry that’s you’re not going to see anywhere else.

Fortune Dial Cuff by Veriska
Fortune Dial Cuff by Veriska

FOR THE MUNCHKINS

Laundry Monster (http://www.etsy.com/shop/laundrymonster) carries downright CHIC burp cloths (and for only $5!!) and cute onesies with mushroom and tree graphics for the granola mommies in our lives.

Burp cloth by Laundry Monster
Burp cloth by Laundry Monster

LVK Paper Dolls (http://www.etsy.com/shop/LVKPaperDolls) is a cute concept for the lil princesses (or brides-to-be?) in our lives…she creates personalized/look-a-like paper dolls, which she draws by hand and includes 4-5 outfits.

LVK Paper Dolls
LVK Paper Dolls

EDITOR’s NOTE:  Did we miss anything?  A lot of my choices are vintage/retro because that’s my style.  If that’s not your bag, I’d encourage you to explore because there’s really something for everyone.  Who are your favorite (local) Etsy folks?  Leave a comment below or shoot us an article at girlsonthegrid AT gmail DOT com!

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8 Comments

  1. Lesley Miller says

    This is a GREAT post. After the recent story on News10, I realized that although I love using Etsy, I don’t know who locally is using it to sell products. Very helpful!

  2. Crystal Clark says

    Sacramento State Alum makes beautiful One of A Kind Jewerly…

  3. Dahlila says

    Hello Girls,

    Great website!
    Thank you for mentioning my Etsy shop, DahlilaFound; How very wonderful of you. There are a lot of Sacramento Etsian gals–a few men too. 😉

    It’s wonderful to shop local AND shop from home– shipping is ubber fast too. 😉

    Enjoy!

    dahlila xxoo
    http://dahlilafound.etsy.com
    midtown girl

  4. Cheyenne says

    There is a lot of talent in Sacramento and etsy is a great place to find it. Remember to read their bio. You can get to know each artist which makes for a incredible shopping experience.

  5. Nova Edwards says

    Hi,

    Thank you so much for adding me to your website! What an honor! Yes, there are a lot of terrific local artists on Etsy. One of my favorites is Martina Kanau’s Photo Gallery (www.mk111333. etsy.com); she has a lot of great photos.

    Thanks, again!

    Nova
    LVK Paper Dolls

  6. Lindsay says

    But have you seen regretsy.com?!

  7. Tana says

    Hi! Just wanted to let you know about the Sac Etsy Street Team! We are a group of 120+ Etsy sellers who live within an hour of downtown Sacramento. Members of the Sac Etsy Team design and create everything from jewelry to primitive folk art cloth dolls!

    To find our creations, search for Sac Etsy Team the next time you’re browsing the Etsy site! As of right now, our members have more than 1,800 items listed!

    Handmade:
    http://www.etsy.com/search_results.php?search_query=sac+etsy+team&search_type=handmade

    Vintage:
    http://www.etsy.com/search_results.php?search_query=sac+etsy+team&search_type=vintage

    Supplies:
    http://www.etsy.com/search_results.php?search_query=sac+etsy+team&search_type=supplies

    If you are a local artist and would like to join the Sac Etsy team, all you need to do is join our Yahoo Group! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sac-etsy

    Shop Local! 🙂

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