It’s time for a brand new feature here at Regretsy:
Lately I’ve noticed that the items being sold at Anthropologie are getting more and more hackneyed. Its clear to me at least that Anthropologie is borrowing heavily from Etsy’s aesthetic, scouring their pages for all the forced whimsy they can find. Then they call up their army of 12 year-old Malaysians, and crank that phukery out all day long.
Did you ever think this would happen? Did you ever think you’d look at safety pin earrings and wonder, “Are those hand made or mass produced?” It just goes to show you what a recursive clusterfuck this all is. You buy stupid crap on Etsy, retailers notice, they make more, and now it’s in the stores, where the rest of us are forced to pay for your crimes.
Since it’s getting harder and harder to separate the Etsy shop from the sweatsy shop, we’ve put together this little game to help you sharpen your horseshit detectors. Take your best guess, and click the image for the answer.
HOLD ON: An eagle-eyed reader points out that the artist responsible for the Bookworm necklace on Anthropologie also has an Etsy store. So the last one is kind of a trick question, because the answer is Etsy *AND* Anthropologie. Which ought to make you feel great.