Cancel your plans. Clear your schedule. Come to West Elm on Beverly this Saturday (March 2nd) and buy some awesome Etsy stuff (and meet the designers, artists and yours truly). It’s going to be F.U.N., like the band, only less anthem-y and more meeting new people.
As a bonafide shopaholic, I buy a lot from Etsy, often in the middle of the night or while I’m watching Carrie Diaries. That’s why it’s so dangerous. You can shop at any time of the day or night, and find totally unique and one of a kind pieces that impress your clients and make it look like you are just really good friends with a lot of artists.
So here’s a sneak peek into some of the items you’ll find at the pop-up shop. It’s one day, from 1pm – 6pm and there is limited quantity since everything is handmade.
What’s so smart about West Elm
is that the people that run the company aren’t intimidated or threatened by other designers, in fact they embrace them, help them grow and make money and that in turn makes them
look good. With their collaborations they are actually helping smaller artists and designers become more successful — not putting them out of business. Now that, my friends, is good PR and marketing. It makes designers like me want to buy their stuff because they feel less “big box” and “corporate beast” and more modern, boutique, interesting, unpredictable, and constantly evolving. In fact, I tend to always buy their collaborative pieces because they are always very interesting and awesome, but also because they are seasonal so they feel exclusive and short-lived, unlike most big box pieces that you see over and over and over.
All the artists are L.A. based, which is very exciting because it means that maybe we can be friends and maybe they’ll come to my birthday parties looking and acting all eccentric and then people will think that I’m very interesting. I’ll be all, “Oh hey friend. This is my new friend, Steve who has changed his name to ‘Mother’ (true story) and is a performance artist and a dog whisperer.”
It’s a lot of jewelry, accessories, art, stationary, candles, soaps (but pretty ones, not weird craft party ones), and pots, etc.
Spread the word, people. I want everything to sell out and for these designers and artists to get rich!!!!
P.S. This is not a sponsored post and I’m not getting paid. I just like both of these companies a lot. :)