West Elm features goods crafted by more than 200 designers nationwide, including 11 locals.
From 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 20, West Elm
(2929 Magazine St., 888-922-4119) hosts a pop-up shop
curated by Juley Le, founder of New Orleans lifestyle blog Upperlyne & Co
and food editor at The Everygirl. Le rounded up eight of her favorite local Etsy sellers to promote at the event, which will feature food by District Donuts and music by DJ BabyGirl.
"We have artists and jewelry makers and someone who specializes in furniture," Le says. "Online shopping is great, but there is nothing like experiencing that product so you can make a good decision as to whether you want to invest in it."
Below, Le shares her thoughts on the pop-up shop and the makers who will sell their goods there. (All vendors are new to West Elm and Magazine Street.)
"Markette NOLA is wonderful—she does fashion illustration and is moving toward beautiful, NOLA-inspired illustrations. I found her at a Tidbits event where she was live-painting portraits. [Her prints] are so beautiful, and they have a very Parisian aesthetic."
"Golden Thread Goods specializes in beautiful planters and geometric designs. Those are something everyone would like to have in their home. I personally do."
"The vibe will be very casual, where you can walk in and discover new products. Buyers can touch, feel and ask questions."
"Avilla Jewelry has simple, approachable jewelry and her designs are unique: all lightweight and made of brass."
"Samuel Studios creates beautiful Louisiana cutting boards and furniture. Everybody wants a cheese board!"
"I love the [NOLA Soap Co.] packaging. It's a take on the water meter print."
"This pop-up is sure to be a fun place to learn more about these amazing Etsy sellers. I’m excited to see their products in person and get to know each seller better."