Hello Kali, nice to meet you! Since the nearest pagan store to me is around 1 hour away, I tend to order online. It depends where you live, if it's in America, look at the store on this website if not just have a little search. I tend to order of paganmagic because it's a UK based company.
As the world unfolds before you, remember to stop and smell the sweet petals of the flowers before you, and not run too eagerly to your goal!
As for buying tools, many of my tools come from odd places. I bought an athame from a knife store at a flea market, pedestals for my statues at a hardware store, candles, warming oils, oil warmers, and incense at Walmart/retail stores, at occult shops, and online, etc.
It isn't where you buy it or what it was originally made for that matters. What matters is what it is to you and what you use it for.