New York City holds a captivating aura that has been attracting creative people for centuries. Even those who aren’t born artists often find themselves taking up a creative pastime such as jewelry making, ceramics, sewing, or baking shortly after moving here. And with online marketplaces like Etsy, those artists, makers, and DIYers can share their products with the rest of us. As supporters of our local creative community, we’ve rounded up seven NYC Etsy shops to check out.
Vintage shopping in NYC is fun, but sometimes you just don’t have the time and energy to store hop looking for that 1960s silk kimono of your dreams. Let Chiara O. and her collaborative team do all the work for you. Celebrating the style and beauty of the past, EELT curates vintage clothing, accessories, and jewelry, most of which is in like-new condition and has never been worn before.
Soul Vessel Designs
Working on a pottery wheel, designer Bebe Federmann makes ceramics that merge classic forms with a simple, rustic aesthetic. Soul Vessel Designs offers beautiful home items such as coffee mugs, bowls, pitchers, and vases. Her one-of-a-kind designs are marked by a natural stoneware finish combined with earthy hued glazes.
Olive Bella makes handcrafted jewelry inspired by nature with charming motifs such as leaves, mountains, and birds. We especially love the personalized constellation necklace – this piece is so lovely and delicate you’ll never want to take it off!
Pure Paper NY
Designer Helen Shim was so inspired by the décor at the birthday parties and weddings of her friends and family that she decided to start a stationary line. Pure Paper NY crafts unique goods including greeting cards, prints, and banners, all showcasing Shim’s whimsical, pastel-hued designs.
Shopping for a good cause is the best kind of shopping. Designer Teresa Carter began crocheting to provide blankets for Haitian orphans. One of those first blankets went to a little boy named Debrosse, and Carter named her online venture after him. Spreading charitable hearted vibes, her collection is full of cozy scarves, hats, and afghans in soft, neutral hues. Today, she donates 15% of all sales to her partner orphanages in Haiti.
Under NY Sky
The modern chef thinks of the apron as armor. Understanding that outdated, cotton designs are no match for the demands of today’s kitchens, Under NY Sky created a line of stylish, high-performance aprons with multiple pockets in durable fabrics such as twill, coated denim, and canvas.
Offering guests show-stopping treats is a surefire way to take your party to the next level. Sweetniks’ gourmet lollipops, marshmallow, nougat, and caramels are more like sugary works of art. Handmade party treats include margarita tequila marshmallows, rum espresso caramels, and lollipops decorated with pressed flowers, insects, and even naughty conversations!
If you have any favorite Etsy shops, please share with us in the comments!