Hometown Holiday Shopping: The Best Indie Boutiques Near You

Illustrated by Mary Galloway.
You’re home for the holidays. The tryptophan has worn off, and you want to shop. But, where do you start? It's been a while since you actually lived in the same town as your family, and your once-favorite stores just don’t stack up anymore. Fear not, hometown shopper: We've rounded up the best off-the-beaten-track boutiques that even you locals at heart may not know of yet.
We chose shops for their standout indie offerings, so you can refer back to this list any time, but many also have stellar deals during this, the best shopping weekend of the year. From Houston to Portland, Philly to Minneapolis, whether the city's your childhood stomping ground or where your S.O.'s uncle just retired, it's hiding hotspots worthy of any homeward-bound traveler.
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For anyone heading to NYC, L.A., San Fran, and Chicago? We’ve got your local holiday shopping covered, too, just not in this particular list. Here, we wanted to give the boutiques in destinations beyond the big four their due. So, pack your bags (with extra room), and let's go home.
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Totokaelo
The Vibe: Beyond cool minimalism but without the attitude.
The Goods: Womens, Mens, Home
Notable Brands: A.P.C, Acne, Maison Martin Margiela, Quarry, Aesa, Josh Herman

Totokaelo, 1523 10th Avenue, Seattle, WA; 206-623-3582.

Glasswing
The Vibe: Pacific Northwest heritage, updated.
The Goods: Women's, Men's, Home
Notable Brands: Ace & Jig, Dusen Dusen, Hansel from Basel, Gant, Apolis, Poler, Filson
The Deal: In celebration of the shop’s one-year anniversary, which also happens to be Black Friday, customers will receive 20% off everything through Sunday, November 30. Online shoppers will score 20% off orders of $150 or more.

Glasswing, 1525 Melrose Avenue, Seattle, WA; 206-641-7646.

Les Amis
The Vibe: French-girl style re-imagined in Fremont.
The Goods: Women's
Notable Brands: Isabel Marant, Pas des Calais, Hope, Apiece Apart, Samantha Chang Lingerie

Les Amis, 3420 Evanston Avenue N, Seattle, WA; 206-632-2877.
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Anthom
The Vibe: Art-school cool beyond the city limits.
The Goods: Women's
Notable Brands: Finders Keepers, Courtshop, Ten & Co, Jujumade, Chiyome
The Deal: For Black Friday, the Virginia shop is offering 20% off your entire purchase. Online, use the code FRIDAY20 (the deal's also good in its sister shop in NYC).

Anthom, 2910 District Avenue #150, Fairfax, VA; 877-747-1776.

Relish
The Vibe: Fancy lady style worthy of any FLOTUS.
The Goods: Women's, Men's
Notable Brands: Sacai, Y-3, Haider Ackermann, Joseph, Marc Jacobs, Marni, Simone Rocha

Relish, 3312 Cady’s Alley NW, Washington, D.C.; 202-333-5343.

Redeem
The Vibe: Boundary-pushing fashion in the nation’s capital.
The Goods: Women's, Men's
Notable Brands: Won Hundred, Oak, Feral Childe, Wolverine, Modern Vice
The Deal: Redeem will be participating in American Express’ Shop Small promotion on Saturday, November 29.

Redeem, 1810 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C.; 202-332-7447.
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Goldyn
The Vibe: Denver’s new fashion home base.
The Goods: Women's, Men's, Beauty, Home
Notable Brands: Shipley & Halmos, Helmut Lang, Suzannah Wainhouse, Selin Kent, RMS Beauty, Rodin, The Wild Unknown, Le Feu de L’Eau
The Deal: This Black Friday through Cyber Monday, all merchandise is 30% off, both in-store and online (use code ALLBLACKEVERYTHING).

Goldyn, 2040 West 30th Avenue, Denver, CO; 720-489-0580.

Max
The Vibe: Colorado couture, literally.
The Goods: Women's, Designer Outlet
Notable Brands: Alexander McQueen, Altuzarra, Proenza Schouler, Pierre Hardy, Band of Outsiders, Rask Jewelry
The Deal: For Black Friday, the store will be offering 20% off one full-priced item, excluding Cèline handbags. Plus, mention you’re a Refinery29 reader to receive an additional 10% off one item.

Max, 264 Detroit Street, Denver, CO; 303-321-4949.

Ironwood
The Vibe: New-age knick-knacks perfect for gifting.
The Goods: Home, Vintage
Notable Brands: No brands, but rather a madcap mix of plants, crystals, fossils, vintage furniture, and other eclectic ephemera.
The Deal: This holiday season, the shop is introducing its own line of jewelry as well as expanding its ceramics offerings.

Ironwood, 14 South Broadway, Denver, CO; 720-458-0015.
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Vagabond
The Vibe: Relaxed, avant-garde with a hippy twist.
The Goods: Women's, Vintage
Notable Brands: Kowtow, Osei-Duro, Object & Totem, Goldies, Yayoi Forest

Vagabond, 37 North Third Street, Philadelphia, PA; 267-671-0737.

Eaves
The Vibe: So chic you’d never guess you’re in the suburbs.
The Goods: Women's, Vintage
Notable Brands: Isabel Marant, Mother Denim, rag & bone, Jemma Wynne
The Deal: This Black Friday through Small Business Saturday, Eaves will be holding a Gift & Get Back promotion, where with purchases of $400 or more, customers will receive a $40 gift card.

Eaves, 105 North Aberdeen Avenue, Wayne, PA; 610-688-4466.

Joan Shepp
The Vibe: A Rittenhouse Square mecca for Philly’s fashion-obsessed.
The Goods: Women's, Men's
Notable Brands: Faliero Sarti, Werkstatt Munchen, TL-180, 3.1 Phillip Lim, The Row, Dries Van Noten

Joan Shepp, 1811 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA; 215-735-2666.

Art In The Age of Mechanical Reproduction
The Vibe: Americana with an art-school education.
The Goods: Women's, Men's, Beauty, Home, Spirits
Notable Brands: Pendleton, Woolrich, Mollusk, FairEnds, In God We Trust, Mast Brothers, Art In The Age’s own in-house liquor brand
The Deal: For Small Business Saturday, Art in The Age is offering 20% off its entire store and online (using code SMALLBIZ20), excluding consignment and Warby Parker.

Art In The Age of Mechanical Reproduction, 116 North Third Street, Philadelphia, PA; 215-922-2600.
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Table of Contents
The Vibe: Conceptual classics that are smart, not stuffy.
The Goods: Women's, Men's, Home
Notable Brands: Commes des Garcons, Yohji Yamamoto, Bless, Building Block, Various Projects
The Deal: Through Sunday, November 30, TOC will offer 30% off all fall ‘14 clothing, shoes and accessories, both in-store and online when you use the code TOCBLACK2014. Free shipping is available for domestic orders over $250.

Table of Contents, 33 NW Fourth Avenue, Portland, OR; 503-206-5630.

Stand Up Comedy
The Vibe: Art installation turned retail space for the intellectual shopper.
The Goods: Women's
Notable Brands: Ann-Sofie Back, Arielle de Pinto, Cosmic Wonder, Rowena Sartin, Mansur Gavriel, FAUX/real
The Deal: Stand Up Comedy’s new location in the historic Morgan Building opens on Black Friday and, to celebrate, the shop is offering an additional 20% off all sale items with code FRIDAYTWENTY. On Cyber Monday, new fall arrivals will be 20% off when you use code MONDAYTWENTY at checkout.

Stand Up Comedy, 511 SW Broadway, Portland, OR; 503-233-3382.

Frances May
The Vibe: Portland’s must-visit for emerging design talent.
The Goods: Women's, Men's
Notable Brands: Mociun, Lucy Folk, Suno, Correll Correll, Saturdays, Opening Ceremony
The Deal: Through Cyber Monday, Frances May will hold its Bookend Sale, offering 20% off all online orders, as well as in-store purchases, with the exclusion of goods from Stutterheim, Church & State, Draught Dry Goods, and Common Projects. Use code BOOKENDS.

Frances May 1003 SW Washington Street, Portland, OR; 503-227-3402.
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Dress
The Vibe: Quirky but still classic in Beacon Hill.
The Goods: Women's
Notable Brands: Baggu, Lulu Frost, Leigh & Luca, Patch NYC, Vanessa Bruno, Ulla Johnson, Chinti and Parker

Dress, 70 Charles Street, Boston, MA; 617-248-9910.

Louis Boston
The Vibe: A fashion institution still very much on its A-game.
The Goods: Women's, Men's, Beauty, Home
Notable Brands: Monique Péan, Jason Wu, Simone Rocha, Rosie Assoulin, Laurence Dacade, Serge Lutens, Uslu Airlines, Diptyque

Louis Boston, 60 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA; 617-262-6100.

Viola Lovely
The Vibe: A local mini-chain with a boho-by-way-of-Paris spirit.
The Goods: Women's
Notable Brands: Kenzo, Golden Goose, Yigal Azrouel, Nonoo, Raquel Allegra, K. Jacques, Demylee

Viola Lovely, 1409 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 857-277-0746.
38 Main Street, Concord, MA; 978-287-0775.
148 Main Street, Wenham, MA; 978-468-1775.
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Idun
The Vibe: Uncomplicated essentials for the design-conscious crowd.
The Goods: Women's, Men's, Beauty
Notable Brands: Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Nomia, Jesse Kamm, Maison Kitsune, CB I Hate Perfume, Sleepy Jones, Another Feather
The Deal: Through November 30, all outerwear and shoes will be 25% off.

Idun, 495 Selby Avenue, St. Paul, MN; 651-348-6104.

Mille
The Vibe: A global bazaar that defies Midwest style.
The Goods: Women's, Home, Beauty
Notable Brands: Cold Picnic, Chen Chen & Kai Williams, Ace & Jig, Alyson Fox, WWake, Clare V, Earth Tu Face
The Deal: Through Cyber Monday, take 30% off all items in-store and online with the exception of new resort arrivals.

Mille, 316 West 48th Street, Minneapolis MN; 612-209-7364.

Arrow
The Vibe: International style bestsellers come to the North Loop.
The Goods: Women's, Men's, Beauty
Notable Brands: Surface to Air, Coqui Coqui, Jerome Dreyfuss, Lady Grey, Timo Weiland, R13
The Deal: Get 25% off your purchase through Monday, December 1 by using the code CRYSTAL, plus free gift wrapping and shipping.

Arrow, 121 North First Street, Minneapolis, MN; 612-339-1663.
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Myth + Symbol
The Vibe: Art-minded wares for the unconventional shopper.
The Goods: Women's, Beauty, Home
Notable Brands: Samantha Pleet, Wren, No.6, Satomi Kawakita, Kathleen Whitaker, WWake, MCMC Fragrances
The Deal: Get 20% off your entire purchase both in-store and online using code THANKU until December 1.

Myth + Symbol, 2537 Times Boulevard, Houston, TX; 832-422-6984.

Leap
The Vibe: Unexpected classics for the closet minimalist.
The Goods: Women's
Notable Brands: A Détacher, Apiece Apart, Giada Forte, Araks, LD Tuttle, Laura Siegel, Samuji, Zero + Maria Cornejo
The Deal: In addition to its seasonal markdowns of 25 to 40%, take an additional 25% off all black dresses on Black Friday.

Leap, 3637 West Alabama, Suite 160, Houston, TX; 713-526-4580.

Settlement Goods
The Vibe: Made in America goes to Marfa.
The Goods: Women's, Men's, Home, Vintage
Notable Brands: Venessa Arizaga, Altru, Whit, Myne, Sydney Hale Co, Ladies & Gentlemen
The Deal: On Small Business Saturday, the shop will launch Settlement Time Machine, a collection of vintage and pre-owned items for sale.

Settlement Goods, 3939 Montrose Boulevard, Suite M, Houston, TX; 713-701-7872.

Saint Cloud
The Vibe: Just the extras, please!
The Goods: Women's, Men's, Home
Notable Brands: Jennifer Behr, Pamela Love, Gabriela Artigas, Prism, Lemlem
The Deal: Customers will get 20% off in-store purchases on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday and online on Cyber Monday, plus free shipping, with code CYBER2014.

Saint Cloud, 5217 Kelvin Drive, Houston, TX; 713-522-0077.
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Henry & June
The Vibe: #CoffeeNClothes, IRL
The Goods: Women's, Men's, Coffee
Notable Brands: Rachel Comey, Henrik Vibskov, Raquel Allegra, Imogene + Willie, Nisolo, Megan Huntz, Crema Coffee
The Deal: On Black Friday, receive 20% in-store and online using the code DARKROOM, 30% off in-store on Small Business Saturday, and 30% on Cyber Monday using the online promo code CYBER.

Henry & June, 784 North Highland Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA; 470-355- 9751.

Ann Mashburn
The Vibe: Preppy staples with southern charm, minus the saccharine sweetness.
The Goods: Women's
Notable Brands: Joseph, J. Brand, Lizzie Fortunato, Delman, A.P.C, Saint James

Ann Mashburn, 1198 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA; 404-350-7132.
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Alchemist
The Vibe: Far-out fashion high above Lincoln Road.
The Goods: Women's, Men's
Notable Brands: Alaïa, Givenchy, Céline, Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Rick Owens

Alchemist, 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL; 305-531-4653.

The Webster
The Vibe: The Art Basel favorite that is redefining SoBe fashion.
The Goods: Women's, Men's
Notable Brands: Stella Jean, Saint Laurent, Del Toro, Alejandro Ingelmo, Baja East, Delfina Delettrez, Tom Binns

The Webster, 1220 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL; 305-674-7899.

En Avance
The Vibe: Global goods that are in step with the Design District's aesthetic.
The Goods: Women's, Beauty, Home
Notable Brands: MSGM, Protagonist, Marques Almeida, Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Fornasetti
The Deal: For 24 hours only on Black Friday receive 30% off, plus free ground shipping in the U.S. using code BLACKFRIDAY14.

En Avance, 53 NE 40th Street, Miami, FL; 305-576-0056.

Jenna White
The Vibe: Undoubtedly pretty staples that aren’t too precious.
The Goods: Women's
Notable Brands: Erickson Beamon, Tibi, Missoni Home, Mother of Pearl, Sea New York, Veda, Derek Lam 10 Crosby
The Deal: Jenna White will be holding a two-for-one sale this Black Friday through Cyber Monday. Buy one item and receive the second of equal or lesser value free. Only valid on select items.

Jenna White, 5842 Sunset Drive, South Miami, FL; 305-669-5940.
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Lone Flag
The Vibe: Classic craftsmanship by way of Cali cool.
The Goods: Women's, Men's, Home
Notable Brands: Objects Without Meaning, Miansai, PF Flyers, Ursa Major

Lone Flag, 2690 Via De La Valle, Suite D140, Del Mar, CA; 858-793-0712.

Tucci
The Vibe: SoCal beach babe, all grown up.
The Goods: Women's
Notable Brands: BLK Denim, Carven, IRO, Mary Katrantzou, Alexander Wang, Robert Clergerie, John Derian

Tucci, 30 South Cedros, Suite 140, Solana Beach, CA, 858-259-8589.
12857 El Camino Real, Suite N4, San Diego, CA, 858-792-8824.
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