Etsy is a magical place to shop, where you find the strange and the startling, the weird and the wonderful, the handmade and the heartfelt.
It’s where arts and crafts meet commerce, enabling even the smallest micro-business to sell online. From custom jewellery to unique furniture, amazing art and really strange creations, it’s an Aladdin’s Cave of little wonders from incredibly talented people.
The app combines what’s great about the platform and what’s great about your iPhone and iPad. Browsing is a joy thanks to its clear and sensible categories, and the recommendations are grouped into useful guides – we’re currently all excited by Etsy’s wedding style guide and its selection of really interesting vintage products.
Everything is beautifully presented, and as you’d expect from a design-led app the product photography is top-notch.
Guides are carefully curated to bring you things you’ll actually find interesting, as well as advance notice of upcoming events, and you can also speak directly to shop owners to get answers to any questions you might have about their products.
If you’ve ever cosied up on the sofa with your favourite luxury catalogue, using the Etsy app feels like a modern day equivalent.