Brick + Mortar
David Kowalski’s Westside Provisions shop is home to so much more than his artisan candles, the cornerstone of the Brick + Mortar brand. In addition to cleverly curated vintage decor, you’ll also find locally made Glad & Young leather bags, along with racks of expertly draped tops and minimalist tent dresses from Atlanta designer Megan Huntz, who has a perma-pop-up slice of the store to herself.
West Elm at Ponce City Market
This treasure trove of midcentury modern design has roots in the Atlanta maker community. In addition to its permanent “pop-in” shop within the store, which features locally crafted goods, the retailer also hosts monthly workshops and market events with Southern makers. Past programming has included a paper flower–crafting workshop with Paper Source and a pop-up shop with Athens-based woodworkers Sons of Sawdust. westelm.com
You never know what might pop up at design power-couple Steve and Jill McKenzie’s Westside home furnishings store. Recent shows included an Athens takeover with finds from BMA Designs, painter Hannah Betzel, and jeweler Mineral Forest. Also fun are events introducing exclusive new lines from brands like Selamat and Madcap Cottage. A champion of local makers, Steve McKenzie’s stocks goods from Atlanta artisans year-round. stevemckenzies.com
This article originally appeared in our December 2017 issue.