Etsy, the online shopping mall for handmade goods, attracts a lot of people to it every day. People who come to shop and people who come to sell, all in this online arena of art and accessories.
It is true that Etsy has changed our lives a lot, and has given many people their bread and butter, a way to support their families by starting new businesses.
However, not all Etsy sellers are just starting now.
Meet Donnie Sinkey, from Costa Mesa, California.
Donnie is the proud owner of a physical shop by the name of American Jewelry & Loan.
His local business has been operating for the past 3-4 DECADES! Can you imagine that?
A couple of years ago- Donnie decided to open his Etsy shop, selling items he has in his physical store, maximizing profits from an existing business, and taking a huge leap into a different generation’s marketplace.
This huge leap of faith has already landed Donnie with 250+ sales, and I personally hope his shop will see a lot more!
Though it might look hard going through 150 items on Donnie’s online shop, to me it felt as if I was in the flee market, or at his actual shop… Discovering items as I go.
Here are my favorite finds from Donnies Etsy shop AJLCM:
So many unique vintage items, with great sentimental value and a scent of the good old days.
Donnies items can be a gift to a person you love, a person gift or a gift for a housewarming party.
However, you might find a special gift in Donnie’s shop- a gift for yourself.
Make sure to visit this shop every few days… As this is a business working with one of a kind vintage finds- items get sold all the time- while new items are being uploaded!!