CraftCvltvre’s Guide to the Web: Shopping
April 11, 2014 § Leave a comment
In the second part of CraftCvltvre’s Guide to the Web, I’ll be recommending places to shop for dark handmade fashion and beauty products. Of course, I can’t guarantee that everything you’ll find as a result of these tips will fit all those descriptors perfectly. I hope, however, that they start you off on the right track if you’re interested in supporting artisan crafters who can dress you for the graveyard.
The internet’s biggest handmade marketplace is a great place to start looking for not only clothing, accessories, and cosmetics with a morbid twist but also wall art and other home goods. You can check out the shops I’ve favorited from my profile, though not all of them are CraftCvltvre-relevant. You can also use Etsy’s search bar, Treasury, and other features to narrow down your hunt with keywords and filters. One thing I like to do on Etsy is, if I find a new store I really like, check out who their favorites are, then see who those stores have favorited, and so on and so forth.
Interested in buying from multiple makers but don’t want to pay for all the separate shipping? A number of shops have sprung up on the web to curate and collect handmade objects so they can all be shipped together. Sometimes they also have exclusive items. Examples include Sisters of the Black Moon, Occulter, Craft and Culture, Curio Los Angeles, From the Black Lodge, and more.
A number of makers run their own websites from which they sell their goods. Like curatorial retailers, these websites sometimes have exclusive items you won’t find on Etsy or elsewhere on the web. Some crafters even use their websites as their home base, with the majority of their catalogue located there, and only use Etsy or curatorial retailers for promotional purposes. You can discover them from those sites, or use my previous post to find these makers from the community.
Have more ideas for where to shop for dark handmade fashion? Post them in the comments below!