Girl sees [noun] online. She pays $[amount] for rush shipping. Item arrives and is too [adjective]. Girl pays $[amount] for return shipping and feels [negative adjective].
Break out of the costly e-tail cycle and mosey over to one of our favorite brick-and-mortars of 2012.
Swankiest Take on an International Chain: Topshop Showroom
Shopkeeper We’d Most Like to Lunch With: Chay Wike
Best In-State Transplant: General Store
Most Detail Oriented: Dream Collective
Master of Simplicity: Clare Vivier
Best Offshoot of a Staple: Satine Convenience Store
Nerdiest Indulgence for an Outfitted Desk: Poketo
Strongest Antidote to the Midweek Slump: Weekend Lovers
Most like Etsy in Real Life: Otherwild Goods & Services
Photo: Courtesy of Poketo