I'm all about supporting local businesses, especially when they are other female entrepreneurs like me! I was doing a little research on local Chicago Etsy shops, mostly because I want to start going to events so I can meet other Etsy store owners and talk the ins and outs of the business. I ran across so many awesome ones, I could not resist sharing them with you guys. There is some pretty freakin' cute stuff out there and I want it all, but my studio apartment can't take on any more nic-nacs!
Holy color, Batman. This is the most vibrant Etsy shop I've ever seen. She hand cuts bold leather earrings, geometric necklaces, leather tassel jewelry, feather jewelry, colorful bib necklaces, neon statement jewelry, leather bracelets, bright rings, painted wallets and key chains!
This beautiful home decor shop is modern, fresh and everything is oh so pretty! She mostly sells throw pillows, which can make or break the aesthetic of any apartment!
Well if this is not overly self promotional, I don't know what is! Letter Loft Prints is my own store, where I sell personlizing and printing of stationery, invitation, save the dates, event programs and more that I have designed. I'm pretty passionate about my work here, and I hope you shop around and enjoy! Some of my favorite designs are this tongue-in-cheek apology greeting card, this floral bridal shower invite, and this wedding invitation!
So fresh and so clean clean! This shop uses minimalist design and lots of kraft paper notebooks, cards and other decor and gifts. Looks like he's going to be offline until July 5, but you should stop by when he is back.
This is one of those Chicago Etsy shops makes me hungry. Dellcove spices sells popcorn seasonings, BBQ rubs, cocktail rim sugars among other things! My favorite thing in the shop? These colorful margarita salts which would be PERFECT for a themed party. Can you tell I'm drawn in by colorful things?
I wish that I didn't live in a studio apartment so I could buy all of this beautiful mid-century modern inspired furniture pieces! This white and mint TV stand is easy on the eyes. I'll stick to window shopping for now and keep this store ear-marked for the future!
Wood cut accessories are so hot right now, which is why I was immediately drawn to Zealous Bee's store. Cara and Hannah over at Zealous Bee's laser cut wood jewelry and home goods into super cute geometric shapes earrings, succulents, and my favorite the Chicago flag necklace!
I'm always super impressed with the knitters out there in this world, so when I ran across Dessert For Breakfast I nearly jumped for joy. Everything is adorable in "I am going to knit a tiny ice cream cone" kind of way. She mostly sells patterns to make these cute little nuggets of knitted goodness. If I we're a knitter I would be all over this!
The name says it all - they makes cute little decals all inspired by their love for nature and animals. They are so adorable and made from residue-free vinyl so they are safe for your walls - perfect for your kid or baby room!
Whether you are looking for gifts for a friend or for yourself, be sure to check out these local Chicago Etsy Shops! It's the perfect place to a unique and custom gift!