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Etsy Success Story: Fashion Dream into Reality

Posted on 05 July 2014




Starting out on Etsy, Alicia put her headbands in the public with the support of her husband, leading to owning her own online shop that has expanded far past its hair accessory roots.
For a lot of mothers, trying to balance three kids and keeping a home is more than enough to try to schedule throughout the day. For Alicia, it was just the beginning. With the support of her husband and wonderful kids, Alicia has been able to turn creating a few headbands for a clothing boutique into its own online store.
Alicia is definitely a woman of her craft. On her site, she glows about the intricacies of textiles, beaming about her love for creating fashion without adhering to trends, and offers pieces of fashion unlike any competitor. The unique style of Three Bird Nest is inspired by women who love making a statement without screaming it out. Her styles are not audience targeted, but rather the outcome of putting her passion for style into handmade pieces at affordable prices.
But Alicia’s life isn’t fashion; it’s her family. In the “About” page on her store’s site, there is a photograph of her beautiful family next to the inspiring story of how the headbands she made simply because she loved making them turned into her livelihood. Whenever she talks about her success, the story always goes back to how supportive her husband has been, and how much she loves her three children (who even inspired the name of her store: Three Bird Nest).
The store still showcases her handmade pieces, thriving off of what started her out to begin with in her business: the headbands. Since selling out the first day she put the headbands on the market, Alicia has expanded into jewelry, stylish clothing, boot socks, scarves, and many more items that complement the style of what first caught the eye of her customers and supporters, all of which can be found on her website:

It's not every day that an Etsy merchant expands their craft into a full-blown e-commerce site, let alone such a popular one as Three Bird Nest, which is what makes Alicia's endeavors a true success story and inspiration to small business owners 

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  • Jamie : November 29, 2015

    As a budding entrepreneur in fashion myself and in my (Ill say it..!) late 30s, not only have I become addicted to your clothing since seeing your spot on Steve Harvey. I say,“bravo”?✌️?? to you and your team! I’ve had the pleasure of speaking to Amanda about an order. She “loves” her job she loves the “unique” and “one of a kind” like pieces she rolls out along with the other members of the 3BN team. And she told me she “loves” all the “awesome” customers she gets to correspond with every day! And obviously her job.
    That to me says it all. Being in the biz myself my entire career and now trying to go at it all by myself. That great convo I had with her spoke volumes about what kind of company I’m buying from and what I hope to emulate in my budding new prospect. Since my first purchase in Oct I now have a huge crush ? on 3BN clothing and have been loving every piece I’ve received thus far! Then to actually speak to a fun amazing “3BN chick”? team member who is a huge part of the efforts made by 3BN to fly. I fell in love with the way I was received by them and the personal warm customer service she provided. (Amanda I hope you don’t mind I used your actual name)
    Three Birds Nest rocks! From their toppers to their socks! Get a look at their site become an insider via email for great deals first on Facebook and Instagram. You will fall in love!
    Thanks for letting me share my two cents. I’m a believer of giving credit where credit is due. ❤️?✌️?⭐️‼️
    Warmest regards,
    Jamie from Boston

  • Ty : February 20, 2015

    None of your items are handmade. They’re all manufactured overseas. Marketing as handmade is wrong. There are talented people who make things like you sell but three bird nest is not handmade.

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