Where to shop in Atlanta now: Fun prints, handy totes, and new bridal shops

Our monthly tip sheet on the latest designs, must-have products, and new stores

Coco + Mischa
Coco + Mischa, now open

Photograph by Caroline C. Kilgore

Tootsies, Buckhead’s go-to destination for high-end party dresses for 25 years, has relocated from the Shops Around Lenox to a 7,000-square-foot space at the Exchange. We’re especially coveting new, bold accessories, like Malone Souliers leopard-print mules and Cult Gaia geometric handbags.

The Brickworks is welcoming Lovely Bride’s first Atlanta location, bringing the unique indie bridal shop to its 15th city. Millennial pink walls, gold accents, and metallic marble wallpaper provide a swanky setting for gowns from more than eight international wedding dress designers.

Saying “thinking of you” just got a lot simpler with the launch of Real Men Buy Flowers, an Atlanta-based floral subscription service that makes buying bouquets as simple as ordering from Amazon.

Margaret Vera convertible backpacks
Margaret Vera convertible backpacks

Photograph by Wedig + Laxton

Margaret Vera convertible backpacks ($325) fuse style and convenience, selling out nearly as fast as they are made. The Atlanta-based handbag company created the distressed leather pack to convert from shoulder bag to backpack with the switch of a buckle.

Stylish parents are digging e Lou, the minimalist, no-frills children’s clothing line from Atlanta mom Sarah Heiserer. She ditched monograms and ruffles for simple, mix-and-match modern pieces in neutral tones.

Zuri
Zuri

Photograph courtesy of Zuri

If your wardrobe needs more color, check out the bright patterns of the signature shirt-dress from New York–based Zuri ($145). “With just one [style of] dress, our collections are made up of tribal African prints that are sourced directly from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and ethically produced in Kenya to employ and empower women in the region,” said cofounder and designer Ashleigh Miller at an Atlanta meet-and-greet at Ready Trading, where the pieces are available for purchase. Miller, along with cofounder and designer Sandra Zhao, also designed the bathrobes in the hip rooms at the new Hotel Clermont.

Now open
Coco + Mischa
Lifestyle boutique COCO + MISCHA has set up shop in Ponce City Market, transitioning from a pop-up in Decatur to a full-fledged brick and mortar. Known for a blend of vintage and new items, the store seeks out socially conscious makers to supply a curated collection of clothing, accessories, home goods, art, and found objects. Meredith Anne White scarves no one else has? You’ll find those here. A crystal-shaped ceramic pipe from Stonedware Company? That too.

This article appears in our August 2018 issue.

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