Every September, the fashion glossies balloon into fat tomes chock-full of fantasy fall styles. In the same aspirational spirit, I went hunting for our city’s most radically luxurious goodies.
Local handbag designer Jada Loveless recently debuted a shiny red alligator 1 crossbody bag, which could even be justified as functional. Jada Loveless Estella cross-body bag, $7,990, jadaloveless.com or special order from Neiman Marcus
For jewels, I find nothing more classically glam than a strand of 2 Mikimoto pearls, Mikimoto pearls, price upon request, Mayors, Phipps Plaza
If your taste runs more modern, try a 3 double ring in rose gold with diamonds from Hermès’s new Filet d’Or line, inspired by a horse’s bit, Hermès double ring, $26,200, Buckhead Atlanta
or the diamond 4 Buckhead necklace from local jewelry company S. Carter Designs. S. Carter Designs Buckhead necklace, $3,825. Also available at Rebecca Boutique and Tassels.
Speaking of Buckhead, it’s the place to indulge in European labels like 5 Jimmy Choo, Jimmy Choo Thea boots, $1,150, Buckhead Atlanta.
6 Tod’s, Tod’s wallet, $695, Buckhead Atlanta
Of course, you can’t discuss Atlanta luxury without mentioning Jeffrey. Although some of the most covetable items are sold to the store’s top clients before ever hitting the sales floor, there are still plenty of exquisite things (like this 8 Valentino jacket) to be had—even if your credit card limit doesn’t quite warrant that high-roller status. Valentino bomber jacket, $4,990, Jeffrey, Phipps Plaza
And hey, if your budget is more Macy’s than Maison, you can still smell well-heeled with a fancy little vial of 9 perfume. As with anything expensive and addictive, first hit’s free. Tom Ford perfume, $220, 1.7 oz., Nordstrom
Photographs courtesy of their company; Buckhead necklace: Mary Glen Galloway
This article originally appeared in our September 2015 issue.