Is Authenticity Getting Old?
Trends & Events
VERY interesting piece in the New York Times today…about all the unique, one-of-a-kind, vintage pieces we are all trying to stuff into our homes to showcase our individual personalities and make our homes feel more like us–whatever that means. The writer, as well as a few people quoted in the piece, tend to think that this era of authenticity is coming to a close.
“How much authenticity is too much? It’s an oddly philosophical question, given the subject matter, but one that might occur to anyone confronted with the deluge of vintage and artisanal products now available online and through mass-market retailers. Put another way, have we finally reached a saturation point, where the “authentic” loses its eternal quality and becomes just another fad?” — Emily Weinstein for the NYT
What do you think? With more and more handmade, one-of-a-kind, vintage pieces becoming more and more available to the masses, are they losing their charm? Are people starting to move away from that style? Let us know.
And read the full NYT piece here. And if you’re not over authenticity yet, some recent Modern Etsy posts of ours: