All too often, we get caught up focusing on big-name stores like Zara or H&M. Sure, those fast-fashion destinations are guaranteed ways to get your on-trend fix on a budget, but it's the smaller, independent shops that really carry the fashion we find interesting, unexpected, and inspiring. So, who better to ask what to buy for fall than the folks who bring these wares to us?
The owners of these 14 boutiques have an eye for one-of-a-kind coolness, from clothing and footwear to accessories. At these shops, you won't just find the average ankle boot everyone and their sister will be wearing; you'll find a unique style that's bound to be the next big thing. That's why we wanted to pick these influencers' brains to see what they're eyeing for the new season.
Before you go out and buy yet another turtleneck or dress, click through these picks and get all of the autumn inspiration you need. Our favorite shop owners from across the U.S. have some pretty rad stuff on their wish lists.