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January 20, 2010 4:07 AM   Subscribe

Help me find shopping sites where I can 'build' my own stuff. Sites like this or this.

I love the shopping sites where I can customize the products to make something unique. I'm hoping the Amazing MetaFilter can help me find more sites to waste time at. The more options the better. It doesn't have to be accessories, I like this and this too.

Most of these are just for daydreaming and playing around, so any price point is acceptable.
posted by TooFewShoes to Shopping (25 answers total) 43 users marked this as a favorite
 
Well, a genre of sites that do this are the car manufacturer sites - they'll typically let you build your own from all of the options available. Mini has a fun one.
posted by clerestory at 4:26 AM on January 20, 2010


You can make custom adidas shoes, too.

IKEA has a bunch of planners for things like bedrooms, kitchens, and closets.
posted by Mizu at 4:33 AM on January 20, 2010


You can build-your-own longboard.
posted by OLechat at 5:04 AM on January 20, 2010


I've built a few iPod cases from Vaja . They offer other nice products as well.
posted by alchemist at 5:07 AM on January 20, 2010


You can create your own granola here.
posted by transporter accident amy at 5:21 AM on January 20, 2010 [2 favorites]


Urban Outfitters Bike Shop
posted by Jason and Laszlo at 5:23 AM on January 20, 2010


Lego.com has the Lego Digital Designer that lets you build custom Lego designs (and even buy your custom build if you want it, complete with instruction booklet and box displaying the finished model).
posted by mothershock at 5:34 AM on January 20, 2010


You can design your own protein/energy/nutrition bar at YouBar.
posted by Perplexity at 6:23 AM on January 20, 2010




Not terribly exciting, but -- LL Bean Custom Boat and Tote, Lands' End Custom Dress Shirts
posted by kmennie at 6:32 AM on January 20, 2010


Build your own bag! I just did, to replace my company-issued laptop bag which fell apart (the bag, not the company).
posted by jquinby at 6:35 AM on January 20, 2010


Vans Custom Shoes
posted by Kangaroo at 6:39 AM on January 20, 2010


Women's clothing : Styleshake.
posted by Laura in Canada at 7:08 AM on January 20, 2010


You can build your own Muppet.
posted by usonian at 7:11 AM on January 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


T-shirts
posted by spicynuts at 8:11 AM on January 20, 2010


Threadless let's you design your own t-shirt. And if they like it and print it, you get a cool, flat $2000 for your accepted design. Here's an example.
posted by nickjadlowe at 8:27 AM on January 20, 2010


Total self-link: Customize Your Life. (Not all of the sites I list there have the nifty online configurators (configuraters?) you're looking for, some are old-fashioned craftspeople who take custom orders.)
posted by Soliloquy at 8:31 AM on January 20, 2010


Polyvore lets you create entire outfits.
posted by runningwithscissors at 8:31 AM on January 20, 2010


Burton lets you design your own snowboard.
posted by k8t at 9:18 AM on January 20, 2010


Apple.
posted by James Scott-Brown at 9:25 AM on January 20, 2010


Chocri lets you design a chocolate bar covered with various tasty extras.

Ralph Lauren lets you design your own Rugby shirt. You can also customize polo shirts.

There are numerous custom jean stores.

Design your own custom dress.

Custom Jones Soda.
posted by Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld at 11:32 AM on January 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


You can order a custom set of Crayola crayons or custom blend of mosaic tile.

Not quite the same, but many Etsy sellers will make stuff in the fabric or other material of your choice.
posted by lakeroon at 12:35 PM on January 20, 2010


Longchamp lets you customize their ever-popular Le Pliage and Le Cabas bags.
posted by mittenedsex at 7:48 PM on January 20, 2010


For anyone reading this question, here are a few of the car sites I found from clerestory's answer.

Mustang
Mini Cooper
Toyota
posted by TooFewShoes at 4:25 PM on January 25, 2010


You can make custom women's heeled dress shoes at Eidia Lush.
posted by j810c at 7:21 PM on January 26, 2010


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