The Westside Provisions District is known for its variety of local boutiques and specialty shops (custom paper, preserves), and its two latest retail announcements—the locally based Little Barn Apothecary and a bridal shop, Fabulous Frocks—hit both of those marks.
One of our favorite Atlanta companies, Little Barn Apothecary creates exfoliants, mists, scrubs, and other skincare goods from locally sourced and often certified organic ingredients (jasmine, charcoal, coffee). Launched just last year, it has grown to be carried in more than 200 spas and salons across the globe. This will be its first—and flagship—retail space, and will open in August. At Little Barn Apothecary + Co., fittingly nestled across from Dtox Organic Juice, customers can try out different remedies at the “exploration bar.” Just like the products, expect the space to have eco-friendly design and a minimal aesthetic (hint: we love their Instagram account).
“We are incredibly grateful for the global acclaim Little Barn Apothecary has garnered since the brand launched last year,” cofounders Joshua Morgan and Brad Scoggins said in a statement. “We are proud to be an Atlanta-made company and cannot wait to debut LBA + Co. in our hometown, for residents of and visitors to the vibrant Westside community.”
Charleston-based Fabulous Frocks is opening its second franchise location in metro Atlanta (closing its first in Tyrone), with a curated selection of relatively affordable options for brides. The store (like most bridal shops) is appointment-only, but Fabulous Frocks touts an intimate, personal environment, promising the “shopping with a mimosa in hand instead of shuffling through a sample sale” experience.
The shop will open in September between Marcel and Brick + Mortar. Expect an industrial vibe (complete with concrete floors and pipes used as racks), with feminine flourishes like gold and blush accents. Among other lines, Fabulous Frocks will bring its exclusive bridal separates line, Garnish and Frill. We’ll toast to that.