An Etsy Exchange

Roommate Kevin had a great interaction with the folks at Etsy earlier this week. It all started with an e-mail that Kevin received highlighting a few items that the Etsy folks thought Kevin should see.

Shabby Chic! Perfect for Kevin.

Kevin sent the following e-mail:

Hey Etsy Team!

So I get a lot of emails from you guys, which is cool.
I like the website, and all the cool stuff here, so I like getting the emails.


I’m a dude, and while in the past, I have shopped for women’s items as gifts, I’m single now.
The latest one was titled “Cottage Industry – Chabby Chic.”

This email would be awesome for the upcoming Valentine’s day, but like I said I’m single.
On V-Day, I’ll probably be drinking beer with other single friends while we pretend to forget what day it is and secretly cry a little on the inside.


So I was wondering if the emails I get could reflect manlier things?
Like Mens clothing, accessories, and house decorations that aren’t overstuffed with cute.
I know stuff like this is on here, but I’d be more likely to buy stuff if the emails reflected those.


Simone responded as follows:

Hi Kevin,

Thanks for taking the time to write! I’d be happy to help.

I’m a girl and I completely understand. When it comes to guy’s stuff, it’s pretty tough to find it. The funny thing is, we actually just started sending out an email for just guys called Etsy Dudes.

You can sign up for it here.

Please let me know if you have any other questions and good luck. I know it’s pretty tough out there, but spring is right around the corner! You never know!

Take care,
Etsy’s Support Team


I told Kevin he should try and ask Simone on a date. She sounds like a reasonable lady.

In other Etsy news, Chicago Caitlin has started up an Etsy page where she sells jewelry made from busted guitar strings! Awesome! Check it out here.

3 thoughts on “An Etsy Exchange

    • 1/19/2011 at 3:51 pm

      Oh, I needed a new wallet!!!

      I actually did a lot of Christmas shopping over Etsy. Love it.

  • 1/30/2011 at 12:57 am

    Mike, it seems as though yOu are in a bind concerning this Etsy stuff, so I’ll help you out: I’ll be happy to receive any relevant, cool, chic things you feel obligated to buy but have noone to give to given your stated “single” status. Problem solved!


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