After exhausting Atlanta’s myriad of tourist attractions, there are few better ways to recuperate than by indulging in some relaxing retail therapy.
Renowned for its world class museums, historic monuments and dynamic neighbourhoods, the Georgian capital is packed full of great things to see and do. And among the city’s contemporary attractions are a diverse assortment of shops and boutiques offering everything from homewares to jewellery to apparel. If you’re visiting Atlanta and would like to check out some of its best retail outlets during your stay, we’ve selected 20 of the best below.
Based in the historical Carnegie Library building in the neighbourhood of Little Five Points, this edgy store specialises in trendy, urban men’s & women’s clothing and accessories along with an impressive selection of sneakers. The brainchild of founder Lauren Amos, it has grown into a major streetwear fashion house featuring some of the world’s most cutting edge labels. Indeed, the diversity of brands – together with its position as as one of America’s only women-owned and operated streetwear boutiques – has gained the store national attention.
447 Moreland Avenue
Tucked away in the fashionable Buckhead district, this haute couture jewellery shop is a private appointment-only lifestyle boutique housing baubles and gems from a collection of well known designers – mostly hailing from Atlanta. Among the trinkets on display are gorgeous diamond studs, gold bangles, and silk scarves from Chan Luu, and there are also accessories, gifts and a luxurious skin care line from Tammy Fender’s. With prices ranging from just $50 through to $5,000, there’s something for everyone here. The venue also hosts regular pop-up events and trunk shows .
22 East Andrews Drive NW
Located in the heart of Inman Park, this family-owned contemporary boutique carries the very latest collections of designer clothing and accessories for men and women, including a number of renowned, trend-setting fashion brands. It’s also the exclusive retail location where the eponymous Bill Hallman’s original designs are available for sale to the public, with his designs crafted and handmade in Atlanta for nearly three decades. His namesake label is known for unique pieces for men and women that are both modern yet classic, with comfortable but elegant, timeless fabrics and colours.
299 North Highland Avenue NE
A Ma Maniére
Situated in lively West Midtown, just one block away from the former home of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, this acclaimed shopping destination offers a wide selection of streetwear across its 140 square metres and two floors or retail space. Inspired by Parisian fashion, the store – whose name is translated as “my way” in French – embodies the idea that individuals are influenced by their own culture. Its stock spans everything from the most innovative brands to outstanding streetwear, sneakers and footwear in general.
969 Marietta Street
The red-and-white awning that boasts “WALTERS” in large, blue block letters has stood out like a beacon of pride since 1956 when the shop’s founder, Walter Straus – considered the godfather of sneaker culture in Atlanta – first opened its doors. Part of the Walter’s mystique is that, even today, you’ll find shoes in the shop you can’t find anywhere else in the city. In fact, when Nike released the Air Jordan 23 sneakers in 2008, only 23 shops in the country were selected for the limited run, Walter’s among them. Today the small store remains chock-full of urban apparel, high-end sneakers & hats in multiple colours.
66 Decatur Street
This eponymous jewellery brand was founded in 1989 by Laura Pearce, who began her career in the jewellery world as a Tiffany & Co. buyer, where she worked with some of the world’s most influential gemologists and suppliers. Specialising in unique, custom designs and bridal jewellery, her boutique also boasts collections designed by Laura herself, as well as an extensive collection of classic fine jewellery by renowned designers such as Leslie Greene, Monica Rich Kosann and Thistle & Bee.
2300 Peachtree Road
With five brick & mortar locations across Atlanta, this high end consignment chain carries a huge selection of both men’s and women’s clothing and accessories, from classic to contemporary. Targeted at both the fashion-conscious and the cost-conscious, their inventory of apparel, handbags, clutches, jewellery and sunglasses comes from some the best wardrobes and dressers in Atlanta and around the country, creating an exciting experience for both customers and consignors alike.
Five venues across Atlanta
Founded by a mother-and-daughter duo, this sweet and stylish store invites new parents to discover the best products for their child’s early years. All of the items stocked are hand-selected with care and span everything from everyday baby essentials to clothing, bedding, and books. The store is also the perfect place to pick up a shower gift, especially if you want something customised with a monogram.
3535 Northside Parkway NW
What started out as a single men’s shop on the West Side of Atlanta in 2007 has grown dramatically, with four stores across the US, plus a women’s brand, Ann Mashburn. Their original Atlanta store and its preppy-sporty-fine haberdashery has been declared one of the best menswear shops in America by both Esquire and GQ, making its eponymous founder legendary in the world of cool, gentlemanly dressing. The spirit of what they do is inspired by old-school men’s specialty clothing stores that focus on hospitality and intimacy, with a large dose of English gentlemen’s club thrown in too. In short, this is a place where you can do everything from pick up a pair of jeans to get measured for a custom suit.
1198 Howell Mill Road
With a focus on supporting independent makers from Atlanta and beyond, this hip floral design studio and craft shop features a wide selection of handcrafted gifts, apparel, food and art. Some of their favourite treasures include everyday and fine jewellery, ceramics, accessories, niche fragrances, and more – all underpinned by a shared belief that quality of craftsmanship always trumps quantity.
777 Memorial Drive SE
The Tough Boot & Co
An upscale men’s clothing store offering an extraordinary mix of original vintage and vintage inspired apparel, shoes and accessories, The Tough Boot & Co. believes in the principle that good quality never goes out of style. Inspired by Vintage adventure, the store boasts a chic mountain lodge aesthetic with comfy couches and decorated with flannel, tweed and leather offerings. The store specialises in old school American Schott leather jackets, vintage selvedge denim, belts, Stetson hats, english driving gloves, plus several high end American heritage brands, all fused with a European Vintage influence. The best part is the shop’s “hidden room” set in a “Speakeasy” style where they offer a one of a kind custom made suiting program. The “Private Room” is by invitation only and you can ask the owner for a quick peak and book a visit.
486 14th Street NW
Located in Buckhead, this upscale men’s clothing store has been Helping Atlanta’s men look their best for over 26 years. The store features tailored and ready-made suits, sportswear, shoes and& accessories by prestigious designers from America and around the world. The store also prides itself on delivering exceptional customer service in a relaxing and fun environment, with patrons invited to enjoy a complimentary cocktail or an ice-cold Coca-Cola while they shop.
3207 Paces Ferry Place NW
Ginger Howard Selections
Inspired by the intimacy of the trunk show experience, where people host their close friends at their home to try out clothes, in 2001 Ginger Howard opened her eponymous upscale shop featuring a mix of classic and contemporary women’s apparel from prominent designers. Over two decades later, the founding principle continues to be the brand’s mantra of providing beautiful quality ladies’ clothing with exceptional personal service in an atmosphere that’s inviting and fun.
110 E Andrews Drive NW
Fashion, philanthropy and the highest commitment to customer service are woven into the fabric of Tootsies’ DNA. For five decades, they’ve delivered the goods for a loyal fanbase of customers in stores in Atlanta and beyond, giving them the best in luxury ready-to-wear, handbags, shoes, jewellery and accessory offerings from the world’s most exclusive designers. Their sophisticated Atlanta shop also has a dedicated team of in-store stylists ready to help you find your new signature look.
3167 Peachtree Road NE
London Trading Company
Established in Buckinghamshire, England in 1996, the London Trading Company relocated to Atlanta in 2003 where it offers Anglophiles the chance to dress like a true English gent. Situated in the heart of Buckhead, the upscale boutique offers high-end European men’s and womenswear, brand-name accessories and gifts from around the world. Highlights include barbour waxed-cotton outerwear, herringbone shooting jackets, tweed caps, equestrian boots, and breeks.
30 East Andrews Drive NW
Housed in an old factory building, this delightful children’s clothing and toy shop features a beautiful range of simply-designed baby clothing in monochromatic hues, along with a wide selection of classic wooden toys, arts & crafts, and books. Its owner also places a keen emphasis on customer service, with her team always on hand to get to know customers and their families. Small personal touches, such as hand pinking the store’s letterpress gift tags, add to the homey charm.
763 Trabert Avenue NW
Nestled in the Buckhead neighbourhood, Tulipano is an ultra-chic boutique that sells a wide range of fashion-forward women’s clothing by a distinguished mix of designers. Patrons who peruse the store can find the perfect sundress, boardroom blouse, or cosy sweater, while in addition to the wracks of clothes patrons will also find enchanting accessories such as handbags and clutches, along with a bevy of glittering trinkets and treasures.
3145 Peachtree Road
Whether you’re preparing for dinner or you just want to meet up with some old friends, Poshie Boutique have got you covered. The store offers a wide selection of clothes including formal wear, casual wear, and dresses to name but a few, all made by respected designers who have spent years in the fashion industry and are known for their innovative styles and outstanding quality. Their clothing and accessories are available at prices to suit a range of budgets, ranging from inexpensive everyday casual wear to one-off statement outfits and business suits.
Peachtree Street SW
The Pink Zebra Boutique
After opening its doors in 2004, this colourful store has gained a dedicated following, with women flocking here to peruse and purchase its unique collection of clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories. With new stock arriving weekly, there’s always something new to look at, whether it’s body suits, denim, dress pants, skirts, jewellery, clutches or more. There’s also a selection of custom items by independent designers.
1140 Euclid Avenue NE
Pink Sky Boutique
Carrying a huge assortment of designer labels, this quirky store offers a range of women’s apparel, footwear, jewellery and accessories – all at affordable prices. Although they’re always on the look-out for the very latest cutting-edge trends, they also strive to pick pieces that are destined to be stylish for years to come, working on the principle that your look should be both effortless and timeless.
485 Bill Kennedy Way SE