For Washington women yearning to find unique pieces on a budget, Etsy.com—which sells handmade and vintage items ranging from T-shirts and hair accessories to bespoke suits and ball gowns—is a great option if you know where to look. Every week, Amber Taylor finds Etsy’s best, whether you’re dressing for an A-list event or brightening up a trusty dress.
Whether you’re wardrobe shopping for a Lady Gaga concert or simply need a single fun piece to spice up your closet, Etsy has dozens of one-of-a-kind clothes and accessories guaranteed to set you apart from the crowd.
Bandage cage leggings from Minx Shop aren’t functional, but they’ll definitely get you noticed. $35.
The Velvet Vixen’s halter top combines flowing accordion pleats with a pearl-encrusted leather collar. You can hide the lace-up back with your blazer until it’s time to cut loose. $150.
This broad blue leather belt will take a plain, loose-fitting dress and turn it into a statement. FeuerUndWasser, $210.
Blue hair isn’t required to rock the black metal asymmetrical dress from Amanda deLeon Clothing, but it definitely doesn’t hurt. $300.
The amazing rings from the Istanbul-based artist Selda Okutan feature three-dimensional human figures done in contrasting metalwork. Prisoners of Love ring, $120.
The subtle neutrals of Artlab’s couture bib harness tone down a decidedly adventurous accessory. $138.