Thursday, November 25, 2010

Dara Kane: Etsy Article in BronxvillePatch.com


Shop Local on Etsy

Part I: Spotlight on three local artists and craftspeople selling their wares online.

If you're not yet familiar with Etsy.com, count yourself among those missing out. The Brooklyn-based handmade and vintage marketplace has taken off in popularity since its founding in 2005. Etsy has thousands of sellers from over 150 countries, but one if its coolest features is the ability to find artisans in your own community.

A search of Bronxville, Tuckahoe, and Eastchester via Etsy's "Shop Local" tool found a handful of area artisans and vintage sellers who offer some great one-of-a-kind products to round out your holiday shopping list.

Here are today's picks—tomorrow we'll follow up with the rest of the local shops you can find on Etsy.

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