Made In L.A.: The Best Of Etsy This Spring!

Living a stylish life isn't something that just happens to someone. Sure, if your budget is without boundaries, or you can devote every weekend to making thoughtful purchases at flea markets, vintage stores, and niche designer boutiques, you probably don't need any help curating a beautiful existence. Wait, that's not you? Well, no need to fear. 

The solution, you'll see, is Etsy. The artisan-to-consumer marketplace is one of your best bets to find stylish and utterly cool products that make a big impact in your closet and apartment. Plus, they tend to be far more affordable that anything you'd find at a boutique in your 'hood. Of course, we'll admit that weeding through handmade tissue-box covers, finger paintings, and tea cozies to get to the good stuff is a job all in itself. Luckily for you, we accepted that challenge head on — and not just to find treasures, but to find treasures from shops based in Los Angeles. Because, the City of Angels is more than just a hotbed of celebrity and sunshine, it’s also a breeding ground for creative artisans.

From midcentury furniture to soy candles smelling of the sea, consider this your go-to guide for a more stylish spring.

If her mission is to put a smile on your face, then Jen Kuroki of lovebugkiko can be considered one of the most successful ceramicists. You’ll fall in love with her pieces, and not just the ones that are winking at you.
lovebugkiko Ceramic Blushie Beastie Planter, $60.00 Buy
A healthy dose of wit makes Jennifer Wineke’s pieces perfect gifts (for yourself).
jenwinshop Handmade Ceramic Ring Dish with Eye Detail, $13.00 Buy
Be warned: Every time you pull out your wallet from VoloDesign, you may attract the attention, admiration, and jealousy of those around you.
Volo Design Black Hair Leather Coin Purse, $25.00 Buy
Speaking of...don’t fret, we didn’t forget your furriest roommate. Ike and Stella have a variety of collars, for both cats and dogs, that will make Fido the hippest canine at the dog park.
Ike and Stella Cat Or Small Dog Collar, $35.00 Buy
Imagine the coolest grandma you’ve ever met (think Iris Apfel). The folks at Electric Marigold, a shop full of funky brass trinkets and eclectic pieces, are just as cool.
Electric Marigold Vintage Brass Bauhaus Style Cantilever Chairs, $165.00 Buy
It’s hard to find art to hang on your walls that doesn’t cost a month’s rent. With enough variety in subject matter (from gems to wrestling positions), these vintage prints will be a welcome addition to your gallery wall.
The Black Vinyl Gems Crystals Print, $12.00 Buy
Though Erin M’s collection is small, the pillows in it are so good, you’ll want every single one.
Home Girl Collection African Mixed Textile Pillow Cover, $55.00 Buy
What home doesn’t need a giant architectural sign, 1950s surrey, or industrial double ladder? Rehab Vintage is making the case for these unexpected items, and doing a pretty good job of it, too.

Rehab Vintage L.A. Vintage Bellagio Architectural Signs, $1,400, available at Etsy.
Marc Shaer’s vintage-inspired prints are insanely affordable and deliver a dose of rustic charm to any wall vignette.
Stateside Posters 8x10 Vintage Black And White American Flag Art Print, $5.00 Buy
Rummage & Hollow will add the finishing touches to your bohemian lifestyle, be it a Pendleton blanket, a grunge-y floral slip, or a hand-woven wall hanging.
Rummage And Hollow Grey, White, And Tan Weaving Wall Hanging, $145.00 Buy
Make your place look like a recording studio Stevie Nicks would frequent by laying down some antique Persian rugs.

Good Old Pieces Decorative 4' x 7' Antique Persian Bidjar Area Rug, $1,499, available at Etsy.
If you can’t afford that beach house, beach rental, or beach shack, just invest in this soy candle with the aroma of the sea. In fact, all of Tokyo Factory’s artisan products are quite inviting.
Tokyo Factory Seven Seas Soy Candle, $18.00 Buy
If you won’t have the pleasure of visiting MotleyLA’s shop in the heart of Little Armenia, don’t fret; their entire inventory is for sale on Etsy. Prepare yourself for some super-authentic vintage.

MotleyLA Matching Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Scoop Chairs, $4,850, available at Etsy.
This wall hanging is crafted from maple, birch, and beechwood for a unique finish that’s both understated and intricate.
Totem Colorblocks Scandinavian Folk Art Modern Wood Wall Hanging, $135.00 Buy
Say it with us: fine, leather goods. Treat yourself to the good stuff by investing in one of these handmade, hand-stitched leather pieces.
1point61 Leather iPad Case, $112.00 Buy
Tiny little gold pieces you can wear every day are what you’ll find in store at MYRRH. But, don’t think they’ll go unnoticed; the modern designs will definitely garner deserving attention.
Myrrh Jewelry Solid 14 Karat Gold Line Earrings, $35.34 Buy
Instantly update your bathroom, bedroom, or kitchen with this simple hanging terrarium. (No green thumb required!)
Plant And Color Air Plant, $34.00 Buy
Packing your lunch will be a lot more fun when it goes into an adorable, oilcloth bag from cutebrightthings. You’ll be the darling of the break room.
Cute Bright Things Oil Cloth Lunch Bag In Blue Fruit, $16.00 Buy
Britt Castellano is ready to add some modern design and vibrant color to your place, and we’ll tell you it doesn’t take much to make us give in to her.

A Handcrafted Home 18x18 Triangles & Dots Modern Geometric Pillow, $44, available at Etsy.
Concrete is the material of the moment, and Krizia Flores is capitalizing on it. Her angular pieces make the perfect housewarming and hostess gifts. (And, get one for yourself, too!)
Concrete Geometric Mini Geometric Concrete Planter, $16.00 Buy
Have a love for L.A. landmarks? Or, perhaps you just binge-watched Transparent? Then, you’ll appreciate the letterpress work being done at Ink And Smog Editions.
Ink And Smog Editions Los Altos Neon Edition Single Card, $5.00 Buy
Have a roomy loft? Place one, two, or even three letters or symbols in the corner of your space to give the whole place a cool, downtown feeling.
JunkArtGypsyz Metal Letter Marquee, $329.90 Buy
You could furnish your entire pad from Vintage Supply L.A., and it would be the most beautiful home on the block.
Vintage Supply L.A. Milo Baughman Style Club Chairs, $1,600.00 Buy
Slide this midi-ring on your middle finger to accent your latest manicure.
Twenty4K Midi Baby Ring, $35.00 Buy
SnapshotVintage is the place to get unique finishing touches for your home. We’re talking about the kind that will make your guests say, “Where did you GET THAT?!”

SnapshotVintage
Midcentury Black Glass Set, $168, available at Etsy.
ParkstudioLA’s brassy, midcentury-inspired light fixtures are the very definition of modern style.
Park Studio L.A. Adel Chandelier, $420.00 Buy
Hosting a Swinging '60s cocktail party? Or, maybe you just party like Don Draper? Either way, SeventhandMain’s collection of ashtrays, swizzle sticks, and other vintage miscellanea will keep you well stocked.
Seventh And Main Island Swizzle Sticks, $24.95 Buy
Not only will Harry Diaz solve your blank-wall dilemma, but he’ll also stock you with stationery you’ll be proud to put in the post.
Harry Diaz Let's Wander Screen Print, $25.00 Buy
You can wrap a pile of bricks with this beautifully quirky paper, and the receiver would still think your gift was the best.
Clap Clap Design Wild Animals Wrapping Paper In Black, $9.00 Buy
Abstract artworks in just about every kind of decorating scheme — we love the bright and cheerful prints of Emmy Rickard.
Emmy Rickard Orchid Print, $32.00 Buy