Best of Atlanta 2016: Shopping & Style
River Mint Finery, Cindy’s chic new Peachtree Battle shop, is dripping with their creations—from $58 smoky quartz studs to $325 aquamarine chokers—as well as chic accessories like Monserat De Lucca bags.
This one-stop shop for handcrafted wares connects local shoppers with indie artisans from around the world.
This charming new Decatur nook is stacked high with local and regional goods like stationery from Paper Raven Co., porcelain vases from Honeycomb Studio, and handmade ties and pocket squares from Admiral Row.
Local shops have carried golf lovers’ label Peter Millar for years, but the brand made a big bet on Atlanta this year.
Buford Highway’s emporium for everything nails will have the mani/pedi lover’s head spinning.
Just over a year ago, Katie Barringer opened her high-brow but hip design-focused book shop in an industrial building behind Octane on the Westside.
Kyle and Kelly Taylor opened Chrome Yellow as a pop-up for hip clothing and small brands in Buckhead in 2013. Two years later they moved to a permanent space in the Old Fourth Ward and embraced a coffee shop–boutique hybrid concept.
The locally owned Fig & Flower offers only nontoxic brands (like RMS Beauty and Alima Pure) in a luxe but inviting Poncey-Highland shop, where employees help customers tailor cosmetics for skin type and tone.
This concept shop offers much of the same inventory as its sister, the Merchant, but we prefer the paper-focused hideaway at Ponce City Market.
This boutique at Ponce City Market is the millennial’s answer to its older sibling, the local mall mainstay. Find bags from traditional (Tumi’s leather lines) to novelty (KAVU cross-body packs in trendy prints), and perhaps the largest collection of Herschel Supply Co. in the city.
Since its launch in 2015, local natural skincare brand Little Barn Apothecary has been picked up by nearly 400 spas and shops around the world.
This year Ann Huff and Meg Harrington celebrated the fifth anniversary of their home furnishings shop (and 10th anniversary of their nearby contemporary art gallery) by moving into a new, even airier and brighter 5,000-square-foot store on Roswell Road.
Kristen Bach opened the first location of her quirky-classic kids shop in Athens in 2010, and last year partnered with her sister, Kim, on a Decatur outpost.
This Cumming boutique offers a fresh take on rustic chic, from barn doors to tables that crank up and down with iron gears.
This local retailer and design firm, with shops on the Westside and in Brookhaven, has redefined itself.
What fellow J. Crew alums and Westside neighbors Sid and Ann Mashburn are doing for clothes, Bradley Odom is doing for home decor.
Don’t overlook this treasure tucked into an easy-to-miss strip at Ponce City Market.
This isn't your grandmother's Matthews. Although the 35-year-old, family-owned Buckhead business still carries traditional reproductions (yes, even Stickley's Mission furniture), its current mix of classic and contemporary styles would impress any millennial.
Steve and Jill McKenzie have long championed the “maker movement.” Their Westside shop carries regional favorites like R. Wood Studio pottery from Athens and Blenko Glass from West Virginia, as well as handcrafted European lines like Libeco linen and Grange furniture.
Catering to an upscale clientele who favor the “sporting life,” Buckhead’s B.D. Jeffries is more Garden & Gun than Field & Stream.
Owner-operator Liz Gudmundsson favors an unfussy, modern aesthetic.
This marbled shopping sanctuary is more approachable than you might expect.
Grant Park’s Loose Nuts combines the vibe of a biker bar (a mural by Swampy, bottle caps in a bucket) with the customer service of your local ice cream parlor.
Metro Atlantans will drive for miles to this low-slung building on Piedmont in Morningside for the most detailed, delicate hand cleaning around.
Top residential and commercial designers visit this nondescript Westside warehouse to have custom upholstered furniture built and vintage pieces repaired or recovered.
Local shoemakers like Cobbler Union recommend this 15-year-old Ansley Mall repair shop for a reason.
This creative agency offers wardrobe, hair and makeup, set and prop design, and art direction for some of the city’s chicest photo shoots. Its docket ranges from luxury fashion (Dior) and local designers (Abbey Glass) to chefs (Miller Union’s Steven Satterfield).
I have been obsessed with Steven Alan, which is not good for my bank account. They have the right amount of clothing; it’s not overwhelming.