Atlanta is the Southern version of New York City, mixing cultural diversity with southern-city
charm. As the capitol of the South, the city also leads the pack when it comes
to style. With great shops in it’s Buckhead section and top outlet malls through
out the metro area, you’re guaranteed to find plenty of reasons to shop.
Atlanta Shopping Tips
- Head to Buckhead.
This part of town offers the ultimate shopping for fashionistas. Sip tea outdoors
at one of the area’s many restaurants and admire southern style.
- Head to Luxe
Sale Events. This Atlanta boutique (at 5,600 sq feet it’s more
like a mini department store), holds frequent sample sales and sale events
on bags from Tods, Jimmy Choo and vintage pieces from the likes of Pucci for
up to 60-80% retail price. For more information call: (404) 869-2493 Address: 764 Miami Cir NE
out the outlets. There are several great outlet
malls near Atlanta. One of our favorite is the Discover
Mills outlets where you can find the outlets of Neiman Marcus, Levi, Saks
Fifth Avenue and more. Also check out the North Georgia Premium Outlets.
- All roads lead
to Peachtree. This is very weird, but there are several roads, streets,
etc. named Peachtree! Purchase a map and save yourself a headache.
- Visit No
Mas. If unique furniture is your game, head to No Mas Productions
for high-quality, fashionable goods.
- Mall of Georgia.
The biggest mall in the southeast has everything you have at home, except
it’s bigger. Worth a trip if you like malls.
- Dress cool.
Wear cool, lightweight clothing during the summer months because it gets super
hot (hence the nickname “Hot-Lanta”).
- Bring cash and
credit/debit cards. While many places in Atlanta do accept personal
checks, it’s always good to be prepared.
- Be on your best
behavior. Folks are polite. So even if you are a curmudgeon, try
something new during your stay. Try smiling and saying hello to a few strangers
during your stay.
- Visit the Virginia Highlands. Readers of TBF highly recommend this area for its unique shops, dining, and nightlife. It’s one of the oldest parts of the city.
Atlanta’s Top Shop
Okay, I had so many shoppers from ATL email me about our original choice that I had to remove it. So….. I would like your opinion about the best shop in Atlanta. This shop must have a website, regular shopping hours, and be budget friendly (and located in the Atlanta metro area). The store with most votes/submission will be Atlanta’s new Top Shop. Submit the stores below.
More Info on Atlanta
- Access Atlanta – The inside
scoop on entertainment in Atlanta.
- Atlanta Journal Constitution – Site of Atlanta’s leading daily newspaper.
- Atlanta.com The one-stop shop for all things Atlanta.
- High Museum of Art – Take a break from shopping to soak up a little culture.
Post your own Atlanta shopping tip in the comments section below.