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Don't get us wrong: We love shopping at big, mass-retail stores. But, we also dream of being the savvy sartorialist who lands the rare find, discovers a new designer, and walks away with something that won't be spotted on 10 different people within a city-block radius. Thankfully, there's a way to satisfy both of those desires. And, we scouted out eight such examples hiding in the racks and on the e-commerce sites of some major merchandisers.
From clothing to home and accessories to stationery, little bits of indie are everywhere. That is, if you know where to look. Ahead, we pinpointed a few of the current small(er) stars you can find in bigger markets. But, be sure to grab them fast. Once these capsule collections are sold out, it's usually for good.