Do you know about Candystore Collective? Well, if not you should. Based in San Francisco the shop, initially created to be a 28-day temporary store, carries all sorts of goods from "big" and small independent artists from around the country and the globe; clothing for guys and gals, shoes, jewelry, paper goods, decor and art. And thanks to their web presence you don't have to be a local to shop their good finds.
When I first stumbled upon Candystore Collective I immediately noticed their great stock from designers I've loved and admired for years, but it was their vision, their mission statement, that made me a loyal admirer:
"We set out to connect with designers on a personal level, encourage their growth through support and community, and be dedicated the the success of those with vision, ideas, and the desire to create." -Candystore Collective
I mean come on how could you not get behind a store with that kind of philosophy?! From their goods to their goals, Candystore Collective is utterly refreshing.