From Asian handicrafts to hookahs, clothing and semiprecious stone jewelry. Without breaking the bank. UU started 20 years ago in an old-town cellar and was as much an incense-infused escape for artsy souls as a retail space. The store may have grown into a bona fide chain, but founders still personally trek through India, China, Indonesia, Thailand, and Nepal to source their goods.
Brain pin: One of the cofounders is so committed to scouting merchandise in Asia, he only visits Estonia in the summer. As a result, the Telliskivi shop alone boasts 4,000 different items.