I'd love to know what trends they are in love with. I alway try to make a few on trend items, I'd like to know what they have eyes out for!
Hi Sarah! I've always been a believer that Etsy is an incredible launching pad from where the latest trends emerge. I'm continually in awe of and inspired by the new ideas that come from the artists, designers, curators and collectors right here. On that note, I'm personally really into items with a faceted component, I'm loving little touches of metallics, I'm digging large and bright script typographies, I'm always a sucker for neutral tones but am so ready for the vibrant hues of spring — and I'm always on the hunt to uncover the next clever way makers are reclaiming, recycling and repurposing something into a new gem.
I took the liberty of asking other members of the Merchandising team to chime in and here's what some of them are into at the moment (one thing’s for sure, we can all agree on metallics):
*Emily:* I have a couple of favorite trends for 2014. I'll be looking out for crisp whites, pinks from blush to shocking, and the full suite of metallics. I love the current antiquities trends seen on the runways, that range from Byzantine textures to medieval jewels. They translate beautifully into wedding fashion and accessories, such as statement earrings and crowns. I'm also loving the rustic and woodsy Bath & Beauty trends, with small batch, botanical blends. Materials such as wood, porcelain, leather, canvas, raw crystals and geodes, concrete and galvanized steel will continue to catch my eye this year.
My favorite key themes for 2014 are:
Bright, modern and fresh with a hand-touched feel
Dreamy, romantic and mysterious with a sense of a distant time
Natural and rustic, inspired by life in the country
*Gillian:* I have a couple different trends I am really digging right now. I'm loving large and small scale botanic prints on everything from paper goods to punchy pieces of fashion. I am also loving unique portraiture, especially in small scale paintings and drawings. I'm still loving the nod to art deco in jewelry, especially in geometric shapes (yes to hexagons) and designs in stacking rings, bangles and necklaces (I'm also still loving brass as a tone). I'm also excited to continue to see metallics, especially mixed and matched--taking oxidized silver and pairing it with rose gold, silver, etc. I'm also looking forward to bright, light colors, especially white, in creating a really clean, fresh palette for Spring. Lastly, I love the mix of stellar vintage pieces with everyday finds in both fashion and home decor. Pairing basics with that killer vintage find is always my go to any season.
-sherbet-y pastels paired with tough metallics to bring us into spring.
-relaxed tailoring- fluid lines, laid back luxe, minimalist details.
-wild jewelry- whether it's with bold color, unique shapes or avant-garde style, the more out there, the better.
To keep your finger on the pulse of what's trending with shoppers, you can check out the Trending Items feed: www.etsy.com/trending
. The items shown are determined automatically by looking at a number of things, including purchases, views, and the number of times an item was added to Favorites. Results currently refresh daily, although the system frequently checks for and removes any listings that may have sold out during the day.
To get a further glimpse into what shoppers are looking for, I curate a monthly email series called "Hot This Month." It usually publishes the last day of each month and highlights specific trends shoppers were looking for during the given month. If you haven't already, you can sign up to receive the daily Finds emails here: www.etsy.com/emails/finds
We also release a Trend Watch series in the Seller Handbook section of the Etsy blog, which highlights seasonal trends and forecasts from industry tastemakers and holiday plans from those of us on the Merchandising team. Find the archives for this series here (www.etsy.com/blog/en/tags/SH-Trend-Watch/
) and the very latest installment just released last week: www.etsy.com/blog/en/2014/trend-watch-winter-2014-with-elsie-larson...
I’d also love to know what trends you all are in love with right now or excited about for 2014!