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It’s been said that there’s a million stories in the big city, well, there are a million stories behind the shops on Etsy. Take Sandra Taylor, who makes favor bags by hand at Sandy’s Candy Gift Bags.  Sandy lives in Saint Albans, Maine, but is originally from Connecticut, where her son …

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Feeling blue? You won’t be for long … just check out Ushi. This quirky, illustrated range is populated by hip cats to color in, neon unicorns and some very happy fruit, all with a side of washi tape thrown in. Art prints and confetti round out the range. Shop it all here …

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One of many great finds this past National Stationery Show was this Brooklyn-based house of cards, named for one of my favorite elements of punctuation: Ümlaut Brooklyn.With the tagline “Aiding and Abetting Real Communication,” this retro-inspire line describes itself as sometimes irreverent, sometimes naughty, always nice. “We make cards that make people linger …

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I’ve waxed eloquent about the British design invasion arriving stateside, well, not so surprisingly it’s also reached the streets of Paris. Roisin Astell is a 22-year-old English girl who quite simply, moved to the City of Love and fell in love herself. Inspired by her Paris wanderings and her passion for photography, …

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It is hard not to be enchanted by Little Low Studio, an Austin studio with wares lovingly illustrated & calligraphed by Caitlin McClain. The range includes irresistible cards ($4.50) as well as prints ($12-$32) — and my personal favorite, canvases ($24-$54). I featured the “From the Garden” canvas a few …

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Once upon a time my closet was filled with black dresses, but in the last decade or so, they have morphed to navy. Whether polka-dotted, ruched or paired with a clean white, the enticing shade has the sophistication but not the solemnity of black. Understandably, I can’t get enough of it …

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Years ago, I seriously considered opening a gift store, and read up on several successful shop owners. “Never listen to naysayers,” said one, and though I never opened that store, I decided there and then to do just that. Maybe that’s part of the reason why I find the story …

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