I have to admit that I am not the world's foremost expert on online shopping; before my enlightenment all my experience was pretty much limited to Ebay. But once a friend of mine told me about etsy.com, thereby ruining any chance of productivity I had that week, I was hooked.
On Etsy you can find a range of items; jewellery, art, clothing, wedding knick knacks and lots more. The best part is everything is handmade or quality vintage - much better than bidding for someone's stretched out Sass & Bide jeans.
The site was born in online shopping Mecca, the USA, but most of the 'stores' ship to Australia for reasonable prices. You can also hunt down the Local Items section filled with stuff made or aged on our very own soil. The perfect option for next time you need a unique gift or a procrastination tool.
What's more, Etsy has a great YouTube channel where you can watch charming videos on topics such as cheese making wiz Claudia Lucero or lace-making in Cyprus.
Why? For a less commercial online shopping experience Website:www.etsy.com