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Capitol Hill Cyber Monday 2012 — Open Thread

Last week, CHS worked with local merchants and the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce for the annual Shop the Hill “Black Friday” promotion highlighting deals and local businesses as the holiday shopping season kicks into motion. The big box blitz continues this week with “Cyber Monday” but there’s no reason to stop thinking local. Most merchants are just as active online these days as they are in their Capitol Hill shops. Remedy Teas, for example, just celebrated six years on Capitol Hill. Its online tea shop is a critical component of its business. Elliott Bay Book Co., the biggest and, perhaps, spiritually most important independent retailer on the Hill, wouldn’t say exactly what percentage of its sales come online the last time we asked but maintains a robust ecommerce site that rivals bigger players right down to things like affiliate programs. You can shop smaller entities like Ada’s Technical Books online, too.

 There is also the growing wave of hobby/startup/just for kicks shops on sites like Etsy created by Capitol Hill area entrepreneurs, artists, crafters, etc.

Let us know about your favorite Etsy shops and ecommerce sites below for the Capitol Hill Cyber Monday community roster. Make sure to paste in the URL and tell us what the Capitol Hill connection is.

Here’s one example offered up to us via Facebook this morning: 

Sarah Hood — Modern and unique handmade jewelry by Capitol Hill born and raised jeweler:

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7 thoughts on “Capitol Hill Cyber Monday 2012 — Open Thread

  1. Thanks, CHS, for featuring my Etsy shop!! I’m a Capitol Hill born and raised jeweler who went through the (now defunct) jewelry program at the School of Art at UW, and I now make and sell my work through my own studio here in Seattle. I specialize in custom wedding and commitment rings and also ready-to-wear pieces of all kinds. You can see my work in person downtown at Facere Jewelry Art Gallery or visit my Etsy shop for an even larger selection. I love custom work so don’t hesitate to get in touch for that special piece!

  2. Lesson Info, Testimonials, Teacher Bio:

    “The Guitar Lesson Companion” method book series, used by students and teachers all over the world, including faculty at Berklee College of Music:

    Susan Palmer has lived on Capitol Hill for over 15 years and is a member of the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce. Along with teaching at Seattle University and the Cornish College of the Arts Summer Program, she has a private studio on the hill where she offers beginning through advanced lessons for kids and adults. Her students have played at Folklife, the Comet, the High Dive and other venues across the country.

    Susan Palmer also plays jazz at weddings, and is especially excited about the passing of marriage equality in WA.


  3. ReRunRoom carries a selection of vintage clothing & furniture, online & locally at Ghost Gallery.

    Today, get 15% off on any purchase through Etsy. Use the coupon code TurkeyWeekendDeal at checkout.

    Capitol Hill shoppers can always save shipping costs by picking up their items at Ghost Gallery (at E.Denny Way & Summit)- message me & I’ll adjust the listing!

  4. A Capitol Hill bookstore since 1993; online only since 2001. You can pick up your books at our Capitol Hill office/warehouse. We have almost 13,000 used books in all categories, and many are in new condition.

    We also have an Etsy shop for cool vintage books, recycled blank books, and collage and paper art.

    Delicious Holiday Sale:
    All books in the categories of “Cooking and Food Writing” and
    “Beverages” are 25% off through the month of December.