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Shopping Guide to Atlanta

Shopping Guide to Atlanta
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Atlanta is the Southern version of New York City, mixing cultural diversity with southern-city charm. As the capital of the South, the city also leads the pack when it comes to style. With great shops in its Buckhead section and top outlet malls throughout the metro area, you’re guaranteed to find plenty of reasons to shop. But get the most out of your A-town shopping trip with our Atlanta Shopping Guide!

Atlanta Shopping Tips

1. 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.

2. 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 eventson 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.

3. Scope 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.

4. Know that 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.

5. Visit No Mas.

If unique furniture is your game, head to No Mas Productions for high-quality, fashionable goods.

6. Drop in to the 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.

7. Dress cool.

Wear cool, lightweight clothing during the summer months because it gets super hot (hence the nickname “Hot-Lanta”).

8. Bring cash and credit/debit cards.

While many places in Atlanta do accept personal checks, it’s always good to be prepared.

9. Be on your best behavior.

Folks are polite in Atlanta. 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.

10. Visit the Virginia Highlands.

Readers of Budget Fashionista 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.

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Elle

Friday 17th of August 2012

Here's a pretty comprehensive listing of boutiques in atlanta http://www.retailobsessed.com/atlanta-boutiques/

Gina

Tuesday 20th of March 2007

Festivity in Virginia Highlands & Buckhead ordered my handmade jewelry at a trade show in NYC in Jan. 07. They rec’d all $529 of my merchandise and have not paid me. I have gotten the run around and have been told several times the check was on its way. After 2 times of that story, I stopped believing it. I have left SEVERAL messages for the BUYER and nobody returns my phone calls. AT this point, I feel like they purposely stole from me. It would be as simple as them providing a credit card # to pay for their order that was rc’d 1/26/07, but they are avoiding me. I am a Dallas, TX based jewelry designer, this store was my first store in ATlanta, GA and I am so disappointed at this experience. If anyone knows the Owner or Mgr. of this store, they should tell them that this was posted. Theft is a crime, and Festivity in Virginia Highlands/Buckhead stole from me, an artisan who is just trying to make a living doing what i love. My website is www.sonyarenee.com Thanks.

Andria

Tuesday 20th of February 2007

Also, don’t forget Philene’s Basement! It’s along the lines of Loehmans (which is also great). All the same designer brands as Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Sachs, etc., but low prices!

mld365

Monday 4th of September 2006

There is a great boutique in Morningside/Virginia Highlands area called The Fickle Manor. They offer name brands (French Connection, Alice and Trixie, Blu Cult) plus up and coming designers (Yuka, Eva Franco, 2 B Real) in lots of price points. The jewelry selection is really great too!

Sheri

Sunday 6th of August 2006

I just discovered this new store in little 5 points called the Blu Print, the store is hot hot hot and the prices are great, and the owner is to sexy.

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