Etsy’s loss is your gain

by Erin on May 21, 2008

Jace (at Gremly Girl) recently let me know of a change to Etsy's search that I wasn't aware of … the new default Etsy search is for handmade items only:

etsy search bar

So if you search, say, "fauxlero" on Etsy, without changing the default to "Vintage" … well, you wouldn't get much. Then you would believe there are no fake boleros on Etsy, and, considering how many fake-bolero links I've been sent in the past 24 hours, that's un-possible.

In order to make it worth your while to change the little drop-down in the search box from "handmade" to "vintage" (see below)

etsy search bar

a bunch of Etsy sellers have banded together to offer a special "Buried Treasure" promotion. They're offering 10% off through the end of May to Dressaday readers who put "dressaday" in the message to sellers. The site won't input the discount automatically, so buyers will get a revised Paypal invoice from the seller. (Some pattern sellers offer additional shipping and quantity discounts, which they'll combine with the dressaday discount.)

Here's the list of participating Etsy sellers, in alphabetical order:

Bamabelle — vintage clothing
Enigma Vintage — vintage clothing
Gremly Girl — vintage patterns
Joules — vintage clothing and patterns
Just Picked Vintage — vintage patterns & notions
Pattern Mania — vintage patterns
Pattern Shop — vintage patterns
Pattern Stash — vintage patterns
Sandritocat — vintage patterns

I suggest you take advantage of the discount by perhaps snapping up something like this:

Simplicity 3560

Or this:

Simplicity 3560

It'd be a shame to let those dresses languish, undiscovered and almost undiscoverable, just because Etsy changed their search …

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