Retail Therapy

 

Fast Facts

  • AmericasMart Atlanta is the nation’s only global wholesale marketplace housing the world’s single-largest collection of home, gift, area rug and apparel merchandise.
  • Atlanta has the second-and third-largest malls in the Southeast, Perimeter Mall and Lenox Square, which are both located within the metro area.
  • Atlantic Station, designed as a city within a city, boasts 138 acres of outdoor shopping, dining options and greenspace.
  • Highland Row Antiques, Kudzu Antique Market and Paris on Ponce rank among USA Today’s “10 Best Antique Shops.”

Shopping Collective

One of Atlanta’s favorite shopping scenes is the mammoth Ponce City Market. Situated along the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail, Ponce City Market is a unique collection of chef-driven restaurants and stalls alongside a variety of local, regional and national brands. From fashionistas to outdoorsmen, Ponce City Market has more than 25 retail options for every shopper including Anthropologie, Citizen Supply, Elk Head Clothing, lululemon, Frye, Ponce Denim Company, Archer Paper Company and Williams-Sonoma

Handmade in Atlanta

Co-operative showrooms across the city support this “made local” movement by featuring the works of local artisans and providing a place to incubate local talent. The Beehive is credited with being the first boutique in the city with the sole focus of showcasing local entrepreneurs. The Beehive isn’t just a store, it’s a community that provides support for like-minded designers and gives customers the chance to form relationships with the artists who make the products they purchase from the boutique. Atlanta MADE, on the city’s Westside, is another showroom that features more than 70 local merchants. Products include everything from furniture and jewelry to organic skin care products. The Collective is located next door to Krog Street Market in Inman Park with a similar concept. This collection of local artists offers a multitude of products including antiques, vintage and handmade clothing, succulents and much more.

Antique Hunters Paradise

Due to its storied past, Atlanta is a hotspot for collectors and antique hunters drawn to the city’s concentration of antique shops and markets. Scott Antique Market, self-proclaimed as “America’s Favorite Treasure Hunt,” is the world’s-largest, monthly-indoor antique show. More traditional Southern artifacts can be found at Chamblee’s Antique Row District, 14th Street Antiques Market or Peachtree Battle Antiques and Interiors. Midcentury modern fans will enjoy Highland Row Antiques and Kudzu Antiques. For quirkier vintage finds, visit Paris on Ponce or Desperate Housewares.

Rodeo Drive of the South

Atlanta’s upscale Buckhead neighborhood is long-established as the destination for fashionistas. Along less than two miles on Peachtree Road, Buckhead boasts three high-end shopping complexes earning the nickname, “Rodeo Drive of the South.” Lenox Square opened in 1959, beginning Buckhead’s shopping story. The mall remains one of the most popular shopping destinations in the city and includes a two-story Nike store, Free People, Johnston & Murphy and Loft. Across from Lenox Square sits Phipps Plaza. Phipps offers upscale shopping with more than 100 stores including Tiffany & Co., Dior, Fendi, Kate Spade and Louis Vuitton.

The Shops Buckhead Atlanta cements the neighborhood’s title of “Beverly Hills of the East” and raises the neighborhood’s luxury game. Visitors have access to first-to-market restaurants such as Southern Gentleman, Gypsy Kitchen and Le Bilboquet, and luxury designers like Hermès, Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, Bonobos and Canali.