In a troubled economy, it is handy to have your eye out for a good deal. As any recessionista would say, looking fabulous for less isn't hard as long as you know where to look. And lucky for you, I've got my finger on the Etsy pulse.
There's no need to look further than your friendly neighborhood Etsy purveyor for a timely gift. Many Madison-based shops are having summer sales or have permanent sale sections for you to grab a bargain. Supporting local crafters and getting a steal? Priceless.
Here are my bargain picks for the summer.
Madison Craft Studio has a vast sale section of pendants. I'm attracted to the pendants with a graphic aesthetic. But no matter what your taste, each one is bright and fun. At these prices, you could even gobble up a few.
Aptly named, these earrings from Mud and Mint look like you could dive right into them. Adding sparkle to your outfit is easy with their glossy sheen. Simple and sweet, these earrings are on sale while supplies last.
Little Dandelion Studios: "SnugBug" ($30)
Soft and sweet, just like your little one, Little Dandelion Studios' Snugbugs are perfect for keeping your baby cozy and warm. On sale through August 31, get a jump on fall and buy one today!
All belts are currently on sale at Bare Tree Apparel for no other reason than "you being awesome." Both vegan-friendly and hip, these belts will definitely put an extra swagger in your step.
Prettifications: "Louise" earrings ($10.50)
Vintage chic is certainly an apt description of Prettifications and the sale section certainly does not fall short. I'm swooning a little over the combination of jade glass with the flower stone of the "Louise" earrings.
Get your touch of whimsy with this feminine broach from Whimsy House. With such a pretty combination of pale pink, green and yellow, you are sure to feel extra flirty. For other flirty pieces, check out Whimsy House's bargain section.
Etsy is an online marketplace whose mission is to "reconnect makers with buyers." These explorations will connect you with the makers in your neighborhood.