Lately, I’ve become obsessed with finding new places to shop in the city. After a certain point, our closets are in need of something that Forever 21, H&M or Urban Outfitters just can’t deliver. And why should we ask them to, when there’s a bounty of locally based boutiques, shops and stores right here in Boston dying to make us a more fashionable city? 

Whether you’re still filling out your seasonal wardrobe or one of those people who likes to get a head start on holiday shopping (I personally, prefer the two to three days leading up to Christmas, but to each their own), these Boston area designers should make the top of your list.

And don’t just take it from me – these are the local shops that helped dress the fabulous Boston fashion bloggers who participated in the BostInno Fall Lookbook. For the posts, the bloggers were asked to wear one item from a Boston brand or designer, in order to tether their fall outfits to the city. And what community knows the state of Boston retail better than those who blog about it?

See what stores the fashion bloggers wore, and remember them. Chances are, you have some upcoming shopping to do. And nothing makes a better gift than a unique find off the beaten path.