The Country’s Coolest Mom and Pop Shops

Looking for something new? Check out these nifty independent stores around the U.S.
Amato’s Toy and Hobby, New Britain, Conn.
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Sometimes, it feels like you’re drinking the same Starbucks, eating the same Big Mac, watching the same Netflix, ordering the same stuff from Amazon as everyone else.[slideshow:104095]

When all that same-ness gets to be too much, it’s time to get off the beaten trail and check out a fun local shop. Whether you’re looking for books or vintage cocktail gear or Halloween costumes or even dinosaur eggs, these cool mom-and-pop shops have got you covered.

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