We have tons of respect for the crafty entrepreneurs at Etsy (especially after attempting several at-home D.I.Y. projects that have gone terribly—and oftentimes hilariously—awry). The website has helped the next big design stars grab some much-needed exposure, and happily for us, has provided major accessibility to what were once only flea-market and specialty store finds. It comes as no surprise that many of these artists call NYC home, running their successful Etsy shops out of apartments, on top of day jobs. To give you the best chic for your click, we've hand-selected (get it?) a few of our favorite NYC-based handmade and vintage shops from the Big App, with products ranging from tribal jewelry to letter-pressed cards. Though this merch might be your neighbors', you don't need to leave su casa to get your one-of-a-kind style fix. And with those chocolate cream pies at the Brooklyn Flea, our summer bodies are saying that's a good thing.
Our Editors Won't Wear These Pieces (Feel Free To @ Us)