Here are the top 5 places (USA) I would recommend to get virtually any stationery item on your wishlist.
Michael’s – IYKYK. Michael’s is the place for all things DIY and crafts. What I love about Michael’s is that it’s a haven for creativity in all its forms. You go in for some washi tape, and leave wanting to make your own picture frames, knitted home decor and so much more. My favourite things to buy from them are washi tapes and sticker books (Recollections, I send all of my love).
Etsy – Many moons ago I was under the impression that Etsy was a space for handmade cushions, vintage handbags, etc. I really underestimated what it has become today! Etsy has become, in my eyes, the home of small ow micro stationery brands that you you’ll be unlikely to find in Michael’s. These are the brands that your favourite stationery influencer or planner YouTuber may have started in her home office. My favourite things to shop there? Stickers and planner covers
Target – the name that speaks for itself. The one-stop shop that, truly, needs no introduction. Odds are, if you popped in for dishwashing soap and snacks, the Dollar Spot also caught your eye. I’ve not only found pretty paper things there like wall and desk calendars and sticker books, but stylish home decor pieces too.
TJ-Maxx – TJ, I think, is the place for journals and notebooks of all sizes, colours and designs. Whether you’re just getting your feet wet and want something small, or you’re more of a ‘the bigger the better’ person when it comes to journaling, they’ve got something for you, and options at that. I can’t tell you how many times I spent ten minutes or more in the aisle trying to decide on a journal. Bonus, they are always, always, always so chic.
Joann Fabric and Craft Store – Joann is craft-central, somewhat similar to Michael’s but even heavier on all things handmade/crafts/DIY. They do have a significant stationery offering though. You can find a lot of the more popular planning brands such as Happy Planner there. Their in-store shopping experience is much better than shopping online (IMO)but if you want to give them a go online, you definitely can.
Spoilt for choice, aren’t we? Happy shopping! Not all of these stores are available online (TJ Maxx isn’t) but you’ve still got a lot to choose from. UK friends, you’ll enjoy the run-down of UK must-shop places coming up next. Stay tuned!