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Camden, like much of Maine, is known for its independent local shops. Start with a stroll down Bay View Street and Main Street, where you’ll find colorful storefronts with friendly owners inside. Camden’s shops, boutiques and galleries boast one-of-a-kind finds — everything from handcrafted goods, fine jewelry and designer clothing to artwork and antiques. Stop in home goods design studio Jo Ellen Designs and ogle the unique hand-hooked wool rugs and pillows. Josephine is known for its fashionable clothing (it has brands like Citizens for Humanity and J Brand), as well as its jewelry and accessories. Nearby Lincolnville is home to Windsor Chairmakers and Swans Island Blankets, both creators of handcrafted heirloom products made for passing down.