We all know the advantages of shopping locally: It's an investment in your community, an important way to keep money local during trying economic times, and a way to lessen your carbon footprint. But, what if you prefer to do your shopping from the sofa?
Never fear: there are still ways to shop close to home without actually leaving home.
Etsy, a website for vintage and handmade wares, is a great resource for the online shopper. The site has sellers from all over the world, but includes an Etsy Local page where you can select your location and only shop close to home.
Check out the lists below for jewelry, soaps, scarves, dog treats, spices, art, clothing, journals and other holiday gift ideas—all made in the West Chester Patch area and surrounding region.
TheMonogrammedMutt , a local artist makes personalized and monogrammed dog collars.
Laffertyart, large contemporary textured acrylic and oil artwork created in the highest quality. Textured trees, landscapes, cherry blossoms, florals, roses, poppies, sunflowers, and koi fish. Metallic gold, silver, bronze, and copper paintings on canvas by Internationally Collected Artist Dan Lafferty.
janieg, a random collection of vintage things... jewelry, books,fountain pens and desk items, buttons, tools, toys, household items, clothing, lingerie... pretty and unique things ..things that I find to be interesting with a potential to add a little old fashioned wonder, romance and beauty to the world
merigreenleaf, lfling Creations: home of fantasy art including cartilage connecting chain earrings, ear cuffs, elf ears, horns, chainmaille, runestones, dolls, geeky keychains, jewelry and more!
sarahclemensclothing, custom made vintage clothing
TheFoundry12,vintage accessories for the kitchen and home