The number of shopping "holidays" that have spawned from Thanksgiving weekend can be a bit overwhelming. But if there's just one you should pay attention to each year, it's Small Business Saturday. Supporting local businesses in an age where everything can be delivered same-day with the tap of a smart phone is more important than ever — and most importantly, there's nothing quite like that feeling of discovering something new and fun right in your own backyard.
So in support of Small Business Saturday, we've highlighted 20 of our favorite independent boutiques in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Most are focused on women's apparel, but there's plenty of menswear, jewelry, shoes, and tchotchkes to be found at the stores below (which aren't ranked in any particular order, but rather arranged from south to north by borough). Plenty are offering discounts and special promotions today, too, so make your itinerary and head out quickly.
All photos by Driely S. unless otherwise notedRead More