Skip The Mall Madness! Hit Up These Five Super-Cool Local Shops Instead

In addition to are-you-kidding-me deals on flatscreen TVs and iPads, Black Friday is all about the camaraderie forged while huddling up with strangers in a mile-long line outside of Target. Never mind that this newly formed friendship falls by the wayside as you race your fellow shopper to the last half-price Kindle or Egyptian cotton duvet cover. Ahh, the thrill of the wait, the rush of the race, the dollar signs that cha-ching as you save a bundle on shiny new cookware — we would never want to take that away from you.
That’s why we love the idea of Small Business Saturday — it's a refreshing consumer detox after that big-box binge. Since you got your fill from the big guys yesterday, stop by our favorite local shops today to put a little Christmas cash in indie retailers' pockets, too. Click through to see the best boutiques where you can feel good about spending your hard-earned holiday dollars.