Etsy pops up in Sydney


etsyEsty has opened its first ever Australian pop-up shop on Castlereagh St in Sydney’s CBD.

For 15 days Etsy is bringing its virtual marketplace to life, giving consumers a chance to shop one of a kind gifts from Etsy’s global community of artists, designers, and vintage curators across a range of categories including jewellery, art, fashion, kidswear, quality vintage items, and homewares.

The Christmas pop up shop, located in central Sydney, will also give shoppers a chance  to take part in events and DIY workshops, and witness demonstrations from local artists and Etsy sellers, including: flower bomb and ceramics workshops.

“We’re excited to bring Etsy to life and showcase some of the unique items that are lovingly hand-crafted by talented Australians,” Kirsteene Phelan, marketing manager of Etsy, said.

“The pop-up shop will provide inspiration for unique, one of a kind Christmas gifts, and give Sydneysiders a chance to discover items from over 100 local sellers and browse curated collections by their favourite bloggers and stylists.”

Founded in 2005 in the US, Etsy has grown from a niche market place for creative buyers and sellers to a global e-commerce giant.

Dubbed “a crafty cross between Amazon and eBay”, Etsy has slowly grown its presence its Australia, from a single employee, to around four morel staff with offices in both Sydney and Melbourne.

In August, Etsy appointed Jason Chuck as its first Australian and New Zealand country manager.

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