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Now that the big box madness that is Black Friday has come and gone, it's time to toast Small Business Saturday—a day when shoppers across the country are encouraged to support small, local boutiques.

While we're definitely not above shopping at huge retailers for necessities (where else can you buy a juicer, iPad, and electric toothbrush all in one place?), the real magic takes place at LA's many independent stores, where inspiring fashion thrives and incredible shop owners work tirelessly to keep their dreams alive.

Give thanks to your neighborhood mom and pop shop today by paying them a visit and picking up one of their unique, hard-to-find offerings. Since our city is filled with an overwhelming amount of treasure troves, we've rounded up 20 go-tos, ranging from high fashion sanctuaries like Maxfield to cult designer incubators like TenOverSix to beautification stations like Violet Grey. Some are even hosting special deals for the occasion, so keep an eye out!

(Photo: Alchemy Works)

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1. Alchemy Works

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826 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Part gallery, part retail shop and part events space, this menswear-happy concept space opened last year. Bonus for eyewear junkies: it's also home to Warby Parker's out-of-the-box showroom. [Photo: Alchemy Works]

2. Broome St. General Store

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2912 Rowena Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 570-0405
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The inspiring gals behind How You Glow said it best: "It's filled with some incredible home goods, teas, coffee, beauty products, and hand-picked vintage clothes, and not to mention some mouth-watering foods like delicious sandwiches, chocolates from Valerie Confections, and jams from SQIRL. Whether it's a new hand cream, a vintage top, or a new preserve, we always leave here with something special." [Photo]

3. Creatures of Comfort

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7971 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 655-7855
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Every in-the-known fashion influencer knows that Creatures of Comfort's quaint Melrose shop is a holy grail for designer essentials. This is the place to find the perfect Acne Studios jacket, LD Tuttle flatform, Building Block bag, Karen Walker shades, and a whole lots more.

4. Des Kohan

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671 S Cloverdale Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 857-0200
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We love the clean and minimalist interior of juice-loving owner Desiree's designer-approved shop, which carries items from Helmut Lang, Jenni Kayne, Azzedine Alaïa and many more. [Photo]

5. Dream Collective

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1404 Micheltorena Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 660-2000
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Opened since 2012, the boutique showcases owner Kathryn Bentley's two jewelry lines including her fine gems and her Dream Collective costume line. For quality, handmade pieces, this Silver Lake shop is worth swinging by.

6. Garde

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7418 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 424-4667
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This home furnishings and personal accessories haven is filled with items from stateside and global design stars. Merch highlights include Amy Moss jewelry, Tom Dixon candles, and Max Lamb Crockery. [Photo]

7. Guild

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1335 1/2 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 396-8300
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Avant-garde style is alive and well here, thanks to an impeccable inventory for men and women that includes Acne Studios, Rick Owens Drkshdw, and Haider Ackermann.

8. Lake

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1618 Silver Lake Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 664-6522
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This Elle-approved boutique is littered with Isabel Marant, Clare Vivier and Rag & Bone.

9. Maxfield

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8825 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 274-8800
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Maxfield is frequented by tastemakers and big spenders alike (James Goldstein and the Olsen twins are regulars). Shop a new and vintage selection of goods from Chanel, Rick Owens, and Saint Laurent, plus plenty of intimidatingly-expensive Balmain. It's also home to the only Apple Watch shop-in-shop in the country. No big deal.

10. Mohawk General Store

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4011 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 669-1601
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Wallets by Comme de Garcons, threads by A.P.C., and shoes by Rachel Comey are just a few reasons why this Silver Lake stop continually makes "best of LA" shopping lists. (Stop by its neighboring, Dries Van Noten-approved shop Mohawk Man while you're at it.)

11. Myrtle

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2213 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 413-0004
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The concept of this pink-walled boutique is simple: stock pretty clothes and accessories from lesser-known female designers. Shopkeep Whitney Bickers favors lines like Dusen Dusen, Clashist, Charlotte Stone, and Samantha Pleet. There's also a rack of carefully-edited vintage.

12. Poketo

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820 E 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 537-0751
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Tucked away in DTLA's Arts District, Poketo is the go-to destination for a variety of unique gifts. The husband-and-wife owned store features limited-edition vinyl artist wallets, adorable stationery, and crazy-enchanting accessories. (Don't forget to stop by their travel-inspired outpost at The Line Hotel in Koreatown, too.)

13. Satine Boutique

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8134 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 655-2142
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Satine is a celeb stylist go-to. Known for offering wearable, cutting-edge fashion (they were one of the first to support Alexander Wang), this shop's current roster includes Isabel Marant, Kenzo, and Vanessa Bruno. (Be sure to check out both of Satine's Venice locations, too.)

14. Scout

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8021 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Relocated to Melrose back in 2013, this shop features impeccably selected vintage and an edgy house line of destroyed tees and cropped sweatshirts. Don't miss the jewelry selection, which includes architectural finds and chunky handmade necklaces.

15. TENOVERSIX

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8425 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 330-9355
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Playful and fashion-forward clothes, shoes, and accessories in a setting that's as artful and well-designed as the wares themselves. Brands include 3.1 Phillip Lim, Karen Walker, and Rachel Comey.

16. Anine Bing

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8130 w 3rd st
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 424 3165
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Danish model-turned-designer Anine Bing opened her LA flagship boutique last August, offering exquisite basics beloved by blogstars and star-stars alike. We're huge fans of Bing's super-thin tees, dainty bralettes, and badass booties.

17. Assembly Los Angeles

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7977 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
+32 3 746 50 90
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Assembly's LA-raised designer and CEO used to own fellow Indie 38-er Scout. Now that the minimalist-cool retailer has made permanent fans out of the Olsens and Erin Wasson in New York, CFDA-approved Assembly has opened its second location here, offering sleek women's and men's apparel, as well as fine jewelry, select vintage, and accessories from a roster of emerging indie and international brands, including its in-house line. [Photo: Assembly]

18. Clare V. West Hollywood

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619 N Croft Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90048
+32 3 592 31 15
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Although we're forever fans of LA accessories designer Clare Vivier's Silver Lake flagship, this new location is too charming for its own good. Located in A.P.C.'s former off-Melrose space, the Parisian-perfect shop hosts all of Clare V.'s best-selling accessories (monogrammable clutches, bags, tech covers, tiny leather goods), mixed in with some of the designer's favorite things, like books, vintage magazines, jewelry, and botany. [Photo]

19. Mixed Business

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1820 Hyperion Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(714) 402-3314
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If you haven't had a chance to catch Mixed Business at the Rose Bowl Flea, hit up its cool-girl-frequented permanent store in Silver Lake. Here you'll find high-quality creations from the in-house line, as well as a hand-picked selection of fine vintage clothing and contemporary brands for women, men, and kids. There's also dainty jewelry, perfect slide sandals, and a smart mix of home items. [Photo]

20. Violet Grey

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8452 Melrose Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(323) 782-9700
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One of our favorite places to luxuriate on Melrose Place, Violet Grey offers a carefully curated collection of products plucked directly from the kits of Hollywood's leading makeup and nail artists. No wonder LA-based It girls like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Rumi Neely are superfans. [Photo]

1. Alchemy Works

826 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Part gallery, part retail shop and part events space, this menswear-happy concept space opened last year. Bonus for eyewear junkies: it's also home to Warby Parker's out-of-the-box showroom. [Photo: Alchemy Works]
826 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

2. Broome St. General Store

2912 Rowena Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039
The inspiring gals behind How You Glow said it best: "It's filled with some incredible home goods, teas, coffee, beauty products, and hand-picked vintage clothes, and not to mention some mouth-watering foods like delicious sandwiches, chocolates from Valerie Confections, and jams from SQIRL. Whether it's a new hand cream, a vintage top, or a new preserve, we always leave here with something special." [Photo]
2912 Rowena Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90039

3. Creatures of Comfort

7971 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Every in-the-known fashion influencer knows that Creatures of Comfort's quaint Melrose shop is a holy grail for designer essentials. This is the place to find the perfect Acne Studios jacket, LD Tuttle flatform, Building Block bag, Karen Walker shades, and a whole lots more.
7971 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

4. Des Kohan

671 S Cloverdale Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
We love the clean and minimalist interior of juice-loving owner Desiree's designer-approved shop, which carries items from Helmut Lang, Jenni Kayne, Azzedine Alaïa and many more. [Photo]
671 S Cloverdale Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

5. Dream Collective

1404 Micheltorena Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Opened since 2012, the boutique showcases owner Kathryn Bentley's two jewelry lines including her fine gems and her Dream Collective costume line. For quality, handmade pieces, this Silver Lake shop is worth swinging by.
1404 Micheltorena Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026

6. Garde

7418 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
This home furnishings and personal accessories haven is filled with items from stateside and global design stars. Merch highlights include Amy Moss jewelry, Tom Dixon candles, and Max Lamb Crockery. [Photo]
7418 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

7. Guild

1335 1/2 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Avant-garde style is alive and well here, thanks to an impeccable inventory for men and women that includes Acne Studios, Rick Owens Drkshdw, and Haider Ackermann.
1335 1/2 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

8. Lake

1618 Silver Lake Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026
This Elle-approved boutique is littered with Isabel Marant, Clare Vivier and Rag & Bone.
1618 Silver Lake Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026

9. Maxfield

8825 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Maxfield is frequented by tastemakers and big spenders alike (James Goldstein and the Olsen twins are regulars). Shop a new and vintage selection of goods from Chanel, Rick Owens, and Saint Laurent, plus plenty of intimidatingly-expensive Balmain. It's also home to the only Apple Watch shop-in-shop in the country. No big deal.
8825 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069

10. Mohawk General Store

4011 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029
Wallets by Comme de Garcons, threads by A.P.C., and shoes by Rachel Comey are just a few reasons why this Silver Lake stop continually makes "best of LA" shopping lists. (Stop by its neighboring, Dries Van Noten-approved shop Mohawk Man while you're at it.)
4011 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029

11. Myrtle

2213 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
The concept of this pink-walled boutique is simple: stock pretty clothes and accessories from lesser-known female designers. Shopkeep Whitney Bickers favors lines like Dusen Dusen, Clashist, Charlotte Stone, and Samantha Pleet. There's also a rack of carefully-edited vintage.
2213 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

12. Poketo

820 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Tucked away in DTLA's Arts District, Poketo is the go-to destination for a variety of unique gifts. The husband-and-wife owned store features limited-edition vinyl artist wallets, adorable stationery, and crazy-enchanting accessories. (Don't forget to stop by their travel-inspired outpost at The Line Hotel in Koreatown, too.)
820 E 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

13. Satine Boutique

8134 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Satine is a celeb stylist go-to. Known for offering wearable, cutting-edge fashion (they were one of the first to support Alexander Wang), this shop's current roster includes Isabel Marant, Kenzo, and Vanessa Bruno. (Be sure to check out both of Satine's Venice locations, too.)
8134 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048

14. Scout

8021 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Relocated to Melrose back in 2013, this shop features impeccably selected vintage and an edgy house line of destroyed tees and cropped sweatshirts. Don't miss the jewelry selection, which includes architectural finds and chunky handmade necklaces.
8021 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069

15. TENOVERSIX

8425 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Playful and fashion-forward clothes, shoes, and accessories in a setting that's as artful and well-designed as the wares themselves. Brands include 3.1 Phillip Lim, Karen Walker, and Rachel Comey.
8425 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069

16. Anine Bing

8130 w 3rd st, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Danish model-turned-designer Anine Bing opened her LA flagship boutique last August, offering exquisite basics beloved by blogstars and star-stars alike. We're huge fans of Bing's super-thin tees, dainty bralettes, and badass booties.
8130 w 3rd st
Los Angeles, CA 90048

17. Assembly Los Angeles

7977 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Assembly's LA-raised designer and CEO used to own fellow Indie 38-er Scout. Now that the minimalist-cool retailer has made permanent fans out of the Olsens and Erin Wasson in New York, CFDA-approved Assembly has opened its second location here, offering sleek women's and men's apparel, as well as fine jewelry, select vintage, and accessories from a roster of emerging indie and international brands, including its in-house line. [Photo: Assembly]
7977 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

18. Clare V. West Hollywood

619 N Croft Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90048
Although we're forever fans of LA accessories designer Clare Vivier's Silver Lake flagship, this new location is too charming for its own good. Located in A.P.C.'s former off-Melrose space, the Parisian-perfect shop hosts all of Clare V.'s best-selling accessories (monogrammable clutches, bags, tech covers, tiny leather goods), mixed in with some of the designer's favorite things, like books, vintage magazines, jewelry, and botany. [Photo]
619 N Croft Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90048

19. Mixed Business

1820 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
If you haven't had a chance to catch Mixed Business at the Rose Bowl Flea, hit up its cool-girl-frequented permanent store in Silver Lake. Here you'll find high-quality creations from the in-house line, as well as a hand-picked selection of fine vintage clothing and contemporary brands for women, men, and kids. There's also dainty jewelry, perfect slide sandals, and a smart mix of home items. [Photo]
1820 Hyperion Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

20. Violet Grey

8452 Melrose Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90069
One of our favorite places to luxuriate on Melrose Place, Violet Grey offers a carefully curated collection of products plucked directly from the kits of Hollywood's leading makeup and nail artists. No wonder LA-based It girls like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Rumi Neely are superfans. [Photo]
8452 Melrose Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90069