Online Shopping: Best Handmade Marketplaces, Ever!

December 6, 2010 | By | Comments (5)

Where are you shopping handmade online this season? Recently on decor8 I pulled together a post outlining all of my favorite must-shop handmade marketplaces online along with local craft market events being held between now and Christmas. In the spirit of giving, I thought I’d share the best of the best online marketplaces for handmade art & craft with all of you here today, too. Here’s my round-up of the best handmade online marketplaces, ever!

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Blue Caravan is an ethical design market so you can count on shops being all about delivering quality.

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Indie Handmade, another online marketplace that is also curated by a blogger who knows her crafts!

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Next is Ammiki – A curated art and design site for independent artists – like a blog only gallery style.

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Papernstitch – A gorgeous curated online marketplace by blogger Brittni who definitely has great taste.

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Poppytalk Handmade Market online run by Jan in Canada, also a popular blogger with a great eye.

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DaWanda is the marketplace that everyone is talking about in Europe. It’s based in Berlin with artists and designers from all over Europe and beyond so you can count on always finding new and very unique goods. Have you heard of Made It? If not, it is a online handmade market based in Australia that I also highly recommend. Another great online marketplace is called the Indie Fixx Galleria that is (surprise, surprise) also curated by a blogger who loves handmade.

I can’t blog about the best handmade marketplaces online without giving a great big nod to Etsy — clearly the leader of the pack who launched the whole idea of an online handmade marketplace back when I started blogging – I remember the day they launched and how excited I was!

Here are some more great online marketplaces both near and far: Georgie Love out of Australia, Bonanza based in the states (formerly called 1000 Markets), Leeloo in Australia, Indie in Australia, Coriandr, Folksy in the UK, Felt in New Zealand, Breslo in Romania, Signerat in Sweden, Artfire in the US.  

Do you know of any other online markets that you’d like to promote as a shopping source for all things handmade this month? Do share!

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