Like most people who like to buy crafts, handmade items and independent design, my go-to site for online shopping is Etsy. As far as I know, it was the first of its kind - a website where people who wanted to sell what they made could open their own little online storefront easily and very affordably. And it really is a great place to discover incredible handmade goods and great indie design. But whenever something is successful, it's going to be imitated. Similar sites have popped up in recent years, each offering sellers and buyers different benefits. I think that's good because it gives people more choice.
I've made some efforts in the past to feature items from some of these site on my blog, particularly for the Friday I'm in Love posts, but beause I'm on Etsy so often and so many other bloggers I follow also post about items on Etsy, I know that I'm linking to that site a lot. So this Friday, I thought I'd post some of the items that have recently caught my eye on another site. Supermarket, as far as I can tell, is an Etsy-type (Etsy-esque?) site dedicated to indie designers (okay, some may not exactly be indie, but you're certainly not going to find Umbra or Cath Kidson here). The visual design of the site it great - very simple and functional; the perfect canvas for the great design items it showcases. Take a look:
I hope you enjoyed this little tast of what Supermarket has to offer. Now go find some great design that YOU love!
Have a great weekend!