Atlanta’s favorite nine-year-old jewelry designer Riley Kinnane-Petersen is at it again. She and her dad, John, are the duo behind fun-loving, embellishment-centric jewelry line Gunner & Lux and have created a limited-edition gnome necklace for J.Crew ($25) featuring a signature pink cord, gold gnome pendant, and pink star. It’s designed for children, but it can also bring out the kid in you.
When Prada launched a new capsule collection of sneakers last fall, Atlanta shoppers got the first look. Unveiled at the Prada boutique at Lenox Square, the new black normcore-style kicks are meant to be worn with anything—from jeans to the short dresses and sheer knee-high socks seen on the Prada runway.
Atlanta-based makeup brush company Anisa International has long created private-label innovations for major brands like Sephora and Estee Lauder. Now, you can scoop up its expert tools from an in-house collection for Amazon called aDesign. The brush sets, made with state-of-the-art synthetic fibers, glide, buff, and smooth product in ways that fingers and sponges simply can’t compete with.
Dina Woodruff, founder and owner of furnishings and lifestyle shop Peridot, recently closed her original Buckhead store to focus on her Westside location (Peridot West) and her new concept on what will become the northwest BeltLine. Aptly named Peridot on the Line, the shop offers antiques, cool vintage finds from around the world, and large-scale art. The idea caters to the Hollywood crowd (upscale sets, celebrity rentals), but it is open to the public. You won’t find table settings and graduation gifts here. (That’s what the nearby Peridot West is for.) This shop is for the big statement pieces.
Insta-famous beauty brand Winky Lux debuted last fall with a wildly imaginative pop-up shop in Lenox Square (think mirrored rooms, pulsing tunes). The cosmetics are currently available at Lily Rain at Ponce City Market and Nordstrom in Phipps Plaza, but the brand is reportedly hunting for a permanent local home. Founder Natalie Mackey, a Georgia native, grew this fast-beauty brand to cult status by responding to customer demand quickly. Matcha lip balm, which was requested by fans, was on offer within 45 days. Plus, all of the items are cruelty free, toxin free, and full of whimsy.
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The beloved Atlanta boho brand opened its first brick-and-mortar locale in Decatur this winter to showcase handcrafted, worldly wares designed by founder Gretchen Hollingsworth (also founder of candle company Paddywax). The Bohemian-inspired accessories still feel fresh and new, often incorporating recycled materials. Shoppers will find hand-loomed fringe totes, seed bead earrings, and chunky, recycled-glass bracelets—all at reasonable prices (from $30).
This article appears in our January 2019 issue.