we filter through some favorite stores.

by ali hoffman

If you're anything like us, aimlessly browsing on Etsy makes you feel like a toddler lost at Disneyland: insanely overwhelmed, but in an amazing way.

Between the mass amount of artists, designers, and vintage collectors, it's easy to spend three hours clicking away, without a single purchase to show for it.

So, in an effort to save you some time (when you could be outside or dancing, or whatever...), we've rounded up our current wish list of fashionable, handmade, and completely original wares.

French & English

Designed by Lucie Gonnord, these handmade bags mix Parisian pretty with a dash of British punk, and get us craving patent leather (which we never thought we'd say).

Norwegian Wood

Based in Montreal, designer Angie Johnson combines her habit of scouring vintage fabrics with her “mad sewing skills,” to create insanely colorful statement pieces.


Handmade in Poland, ArcSquare boasts a range of architectural and edgy peices, while still maintaining a subtle elegance.


Think Mad Men meets Gossip Girl- style-wise- and you've got Nadinoo, the London clothing label that's all about looking vintage, minus the drab.

ArcSquare, triangles sheer mini dress $119.00

ArcSquare, maxi dress $80

French & English, $230

French & English, $100

Norwegian Wood, $65

Norwegian Wood, $65

Nadinoo, Pixie's Plume Mini $220

Nadinoo, Fleur's Petal Dress $205