UPDATE: This story was originally published on October 2.
We all indulge in the guilty pleasure of fast fashion from time to time, but more frequently these days, we want to own things that were created by a passionate maker, ideally right here in the neighborhood. But, we don't always want to wait around for the next craft fair or flea market to get our hand-crafted fix.
Luckily, there's a veritable bounty of local creative entrepreneurs on Etsy, so we can get the goods without even having to leave the office. And, to help you avoid spending a whole afternoon scrolling though tons of Regretsy fodder, we're sharing our insiders' list of great local Etsy shops that peddle handmade treasures — take a look, add 'em to your Favorites, and start shopping!