Friday, January 6, 2012

January’s Trends on Etsy

January’s Trends:
  • 2012 Calendars: Wall, desk, pocket, multifunctional and creative new styles.
  • New Year: Fitness gear, storage and organizational solutions, year of the dragon.
  • Valentine’s Day: Red, pink, white, hearts, lockets, Cupids, arrows, love, anti-Valentines.
  • Personalization: Gift ideas with monograms, initials, text, numbers, zodiac, constellations, portraits, custom labels, stamps, fingerprints and family trees.
  • Gadget Accessories: Creative gadget cases, docking stations and accessories, especially geared around the iPhone 4S, iPad and Kindle Fire.
  • Wizardry, magic, owls, and mysticism with the DVD release of the final chapter of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
  • Moustaches & Beards: They’re still here and going strong.
  • Weddings: Handmade and vintage variations on the wedding dress, engagement rings, creative invitations, save the dates, signage and favors are on the rise.
  • Fashion: Winter accessories, vintage boots and patterned leggings. Sheer layers, lace sleeves, brocade, trenches, tailored jackets and blazers. Bright solids paired with black, platform pumps, cocktail rings, tribal and native references.
  • Culinary Trends: DIY culinary kits are on the rise. Classic cocktails, home brewing, beer and wine accessories, herb infusions and kits, garden to table.
  • Designer Vintage: Authentic fashion, collectibles, bikes, and auto accessories.
  • Letters, Numbers, and Symbols: Large vintage signage letters, letterpress blocks, monogram housewares, and typewriter keys.
  • Natural History: Woodland forest themes and animals, namely birds, owls, squirrels, hedgehogs, chipmunks, bunnies, butterflies, feathers, nests, eggs, acorns, leaves, trees, branches, woodgrain, and natural colors.
  • Lockets, secret hiding places, skeleton keys, arrows, diamonds, paper cuts, silhouettes, fortune cookies, wishbones, constellations, fortune telling.
  • Large scale vintage and handmade paper maps, botanical and anatomy charts.
  • Upcycled lights, lamps, exposed bulbs, and chandeliers.
  • Vintage cameras, especially Polaroids with film.
  • Bike caddies, baskets, and creative accessories.
  • Cottage chic decor and accessories
  • Video game-inspired references
  • Writable chalkboard surfaces
  • Wall and laptop decals
  • All things steampunk
  • QR codes
  • Mermaids
  • Peacocks

Upcoming Dates to Remember
  • January is known as: National Blood Donor Month, National Hobby Month, & Hot Tea Month.
  • January 1: New Year’s Day
  • January 2: Berchtoldstag (Switzerland)
  • January 6: Epiphany, Three Kings Day
  • January 6: Sherlock Homes born (UK)
  • January 15: Golden Globe Awards
  • January 16: Martin Luther King Day
  • January 16 – 29: Australian Open, the Grand Slam of Asia Pacific
  • January 18 – 22 Men’s fashion week (FW), Paris (2012)
  • January 19:  Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday
  • January 21: National Hugging Day (UK)
  • January 18 – 22 Haute Couture FW, Paris (2012)
  • January 23: Chinese New Year (Dragon)
  • January 23: National Pie Day (UK)
  • January 25: Foundation Day (Brazil)
  • January 25: Robbie Burns Day (Scotland)
  • January 26: Australia Day
  • January 26: Republic Day (India)
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