Who & what is Rae Dunn? I pride myself on being a bargain shopping hunter yet I had never really understood the fascination with Rae Dunn until I purchased my first item. I was out on one of my retail therapy shopping adventures when I saw the HAPPY mug on my local Marshalls shelf. Happiness is what shopping always brings me so I thought this was the perfect first Rae Dunn piece for me.
I brought it home and it sounds silly but it instantly brought me joy. I started thinking of ways I could display it in my home. I love doing vignettes and the dark letters and fun shape of the mug really made everything come to life. That was it one piece and I felt hooked!
I started reading about Rae Dunn and found out she is an artist who lives in California and designs playful clay pottery. I think the popularity of her designs surprised her and she designs from the heart which you can feel in every piece.
Where is the best place to buy her pieces?
My personal favorites are tjmaxx, marshalls and homegoods. Those stores seem to have the best deals and it’s like a bargain hunting shoppers dream. You never know which store will have which piece. You may see some hardcore Rae Dunn fans camping out until the store opens or run to the dishware section of the store like their life depended on it but don’t be intimidated. Remember this is supposed to be fun right? Walk around the store the way you normally would and I am confident a little Rae Dunn goodie will appear. If you are looking for a special piece you can also go to Ebay, Amazon & Facebook please note though some people are selling items on those sites with a markup which may or not be worth it to you. Magenta also sells Rae Dunn but I did notice they seem to carry the less popular styles.
How to speak Rae Dunn:
In the Rae Dunn World there is a fun language. NFT-Not for Trade, NFS-Not for Sale, LL-Large Lettered which seems to be the most popular right now. ISO-in search of, and my personal favorite Unicorn-that one piece you really want but are unable to locate. What constitutes something as popular? I am from the shopping world that if you love it then get it! You don’t need someone or something to tell you its popular right?
Keeping the Dunn Fun:
As a new collector I was trying to think of a way to keep the Dunn experience fun. I decided on the FREE FUN DUNN. A fun four week giveaway where you answer a fun question each week and then you get the chance to win a piece of Rae Dunn! I get to bargain hunt around and find that perfect piece for you to add to your collection and you get a chance to have Rae Dunn for free it’s a win win right? Here are the guidelines & how you get started to getting your free Rae Dunn:
- Follow me on Instagram IG: coastal_happiness
- Tune in on Instagram for the fun dunn question of the week
- Sign up for my free happiness newsletter where I will share all my rae dunn tips (all your information is kept private and not shared with anyone, pinky swear!)
*No purchase necessary to be entered to win the free fun dunn giveaway. Instagram or Rae Dunn is not affiliated with this giveaway. One weekly winner will be announced on Instagram each week* We are currently on week three! Check out my feed on instagram!
That’s it what are you waiting for. Go get your Rae Dunn on !