Sara Zucker: Etsy Shopping Made Simple (Thanks to My Reference Professor)
As one of the most popular (and charming) fashion voices on the of-the-moment site Tumblr, Sara Zucker has made sarazucker.tumblr.com (aka Farpitzs) a hub for inspiration, killer outfits, and well-priced finds. This week, she shares her top shopping strategies and fall essentials on Lucky Right Now.I don't know about you, but I love supporting independent and emerging designers and Etsy has always been the perfect spot on the Internet to do so. But there seems to be a million and one merchants to choose from--and sifting through them in search of the perfect purchase can turn a fun activity, like online shopping, into something stressful.
While in graduate school for library science, my reference professor focused at least three lectures on the ideal way to complete an e-search. I've used his tips when maneuvering through Etsy and wanted to share them (well, an edited-down version of them) with you.
Some people begin their search by looking for specific items, but I suggest the opposite for Etsy. Start broad and sift through the results as they come.
Inspired by the back-to-school season, I was recently looking for a new backpack. Etsy was the perfect source. I wasn't willing to spend more than $50 and wanted something unique.
Et voila! It only takes a bit of patience and experimentation to find just what you are looking for on an otherwise-overwhelming website.
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