Known for Comfy, quality shoes—like Dr. Martens, Birkenstocks, and Campers—plus active brands like Chaco and Keen
The vibe Fluorescent-lit and cluttered, with tattooed salespeople—what you’d expect from a shop that opened in Little Five Points in 1981. Other locations: Buckhead, East Cobb, and Kennesaw.
Exclusives One of the first to offer Birkenstocks in Atlanta, it still gets styles no one else does.
Fun fact The store is owned by local couple Janice Abernethy and Bill Carmichael; Abbadabba was Abernethy’s high school nickname.
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This article originally appeared in our September 2015 issue.