If you haven't stopped by my blog or made the virtual trip to Etsy, I'll give you the low down and show you some of my personal favorites.
Etsy is the best place to shop & sell. They only allow handmade, vintage or supplies to be sold. This is huge for an artist or crafter. I tried selling on Ebay for awhile and it just wasn't the right fit for my handmade goods. It was filled with too many mass manufactured products of low quality and it felt more like a garage sale than a boutique or gallery.
Etsy is a community of sellers and buyers that get each other. The sellers are your peers and that is such an encouraging environment to work in.
The clients are amazing. Seriously, each one is a dear and they appreciate the work that goes into creating handmade items. Simply put, it is where I host my shop and it is also where I shop. I'll warn you though, its addicting.