There are countless opportunities for shopping in Atlanta, both in and around town. If you’re into malls or outlets selling your favorite brands, you’ll find them aplenty—but you’ll also want to check out the city’s own homegrown boutiques, art galleries, and antique stores.
Shopping in Atlanta: Boutiques, Malls, and More
Although the Buckhead district alone could keep you busy for a few days, there are other neighborhoods that offer their own retail charms. Get prepared with our Atlanta shopping guide.
Serious shoppers should start in the upscale Buckhead neighborhood, where you’ll find two of the biggest malls in Atlanta (Phipps Plaza and Lenox Square) as well as oodles of boutiques, galleries, and other places to whip out your credit card. Stroll through six blocks of high-end retailers at Shops Buckhead Atlanta, then hit Bennett Street for art and antiques. The West Village offers a truly eclectic array of clothing, accessories, jewelry, home furnishings, and collectibles. And if you’re looking for that perfect lamp or antique mirror, try the design stores at Miami Circle.
Little Five Points
For offbeat finds, head to Little Five Points. This funky neighborhood specializes in vintage clothing, used books and music, and novelty items (I love the eclectic collection at Junkman’s Daughter, offering everything from Halloween costumes to bacon-flavored toothpaste).
Westside Provisions District
One of the newer neighborhoods for shopping in Atlanta is the Westside Provisions District. This former meatpacking district now boasts trendy boutiques and home furnishing shops. Try Atlanta MADE for furniture and home accessories from local artisans or Preserving Place for cooking supplies and classes.
The Castleberry Hill historic district is home to numerous up-and-coming art galleries. If you’re in town on the second Friday of the month, don’t miss its Art Stroll, when select galleries, restaurants, and shops keep their doors open after hours.
Stone Mountain Village
For quaint arts, crafts, gifts, and collectibles, head out of town to Stone Mountain Village (about a 30-minute drive from Atlanta). Its historic Main Street is fun for a leisurely stroll.
North Georgia Premium Outlets
It’s a bit of a hike (45 miles) from Atlanta, but for serious shoppers the North Georgia Premium Outlets are worth the pilgrimage. Enjoy deep discounts on apparel, accessories, and housewares from J.Crew, Calvin Klein, Kate Spade, Williams-Sonoma, and dozens more.
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