"You do you." That's not just an affirmation before you cut your own bangs, or an applaud to a sidewalk stranger sporting leg warmers in June. It's the mantra of those who act, decorate, and wear what they want, when they want. Where better to find things that are uniquely you than Etsy?
Luckily, filling your life with items that suit your fancy doesn’t have to be pricey. We’ve scoured L.A.’s raddest Etsy shops to find wonderfully uncommon (and affordable) buys you'll love. From Mad Men-era drinkware (RIP) to modern, minimalistic leather goods, everything in our roundup has been hand-selected and will cost you less than $50 a pop. Here's to doing you.
Add a healthy dose of flair to your summer barbecue or beach picnic with a set of tie-dyed napkins. You can choose from a variety of colors, but we favor the bright blue.
Miko Design Studio
If summer isn’t the time to add a punch of color to your space, then when is?
Bird On Shoulder
Magenta Merino Wool Decorative Throw Pillow Cover,
Relive the ‘90s by shopping all of EchoClubHouse’s throwback finds. Now, where did that Blink-182 CD go?
Echo Club House
Clear '90s Deadstock Bag,
We know it’s tough to find a scented candle you really
love online. But, try out one (or a few) of these mini candles from pommesfrites and we’re sure your nose will meet its match.
Pommes Frites Candle Co.
Lavendar Soy Wax Candle,
You may have mastered emojis and GIFs, but how’s your snail-mail game? Take your letters to the next level with these letterpress labels.
To/From Mailing Labels,
Sculpture is an art form not to be ignored in your interior. Sure, prints and paintings are nice. But nothing will wow your guests like a bust.
The Hunt L.A.
Vintage Art Face Bust Sculpture,
We’re not saying you should give up your Claire Vivier dreams — but until you decide to splurge, tide yourself over with this chic, leather clutch.
The phrase "they don’t make ‘em like the used to" is true of all vintage items, but especially melamine. The durable material is suitable for outdoor use, begging the question: When’s your next garden party?
Vintage Blue Dansk Plastic Serving Ware,
Move over, kuba cloth, wax print is the new African textile du jour. This set of cocktail napkins is the perfect application of the trend.
Threads of Change
Wax Print Cocktail Napkins,
Look no further for that perfect boho pillow: The collection at Hunted Fox Shop has your groovy pad covered.
Hunted Fox Shop
Native American Bohemian Textile Woven Pillow,
With just one necklace, Carrie Bradshaw made nameplate jewelry a must for everyday wear. Pay homage to SJP
and L.A. with these tiny letter studs.
L.A. Stud Earrings,
Does your desk just feel kind of...basic? Give your coworkers something to talk about with this retro pencil holder.
Vintage Round Wood Pencil Holder,
Because we can all agree that Cruella was the coolest. (No puppies were harmed in the creation of this pillow.)
A Hand Crafted Home
Dots Pillow Cover with Gold Metallic Piping,
Struggling with what to hang in your kitchen? Our advice is to opt for this sophisticated pear print.
Kitchen Art Print,
Mercury may not be in retrograde right now, but it’s still smart to stay on top of your moon phases.
JLB & Co.
Moon Phase Wall Hanging,
These leather clips take your keychain from boring to chic in a snap.
Mooks and Wilson
HK Clip Leather Keychain,
Is $43 dollars a lot of money to spend on a towel? Perhaps, but this Turkish beauty adds a serious charm when hung in a bathroom —
and it rolls up super-thin to become the perfect portable blanket for the beach or park.
Hand-Woven Cotton Turkish Towel,
You only really need two things when out and about: your phone and your wallet (okay, maybe your keys, too). Kill two birds with one stone by toting this leather iPhone sleeve with a handy credit card pocket.
One Star Leather Goods
iPhone 6 Leather Sleeve With Card Pocket,
If anything can make doing dishes feel dreamy, it’s this adorable linen tea towel.
Cute Bright Things
Hand Block Printed Linen Tea Towel,
You’ve heard of granny-chic, but what about muumuu-chic? Pair this vintage number with a
modern pair of sunnies
and a metallic sandal for post-beach trend setting.
Leilani Loves Vintage
'80s Mandalay Hawaiian Muumuu,
A steal of a deal, this vintage set of mugs is just cheeky enough to make you fall in love.
Vintage Kind Of Girl
Vintage Mod Harlequin Mug,
Need art now? Then the the instant digital download of this modern print may spark your interest.
Helen Jessica Indries
Minimalist Modern Print Digital Art,
The only thing cuter than this hand-woven wall hanging is the shop’s name: The Little Avocado.
The Little Avocado
Hand-Woven Wall Hanging,
Did someone say "pool day"? These retro glasses are the perfect way to serve a
Yellow And Black Patterned Drinking Glasses,
Because guacamole isn’t going to serve itself.
I Am Distinct