Where to shop in Atlanta now: Wearable art, essential oils, and Ponce City Market’s new DIY clothing boutique

Our monthly tip sheet on the latest designs, must-have products, and new stores

Honeycomb Studio

Photograph courtesy of Honeycomb Studio

Before they’re sold out for Thanksgiving, snag a cake stand ($80) from Atlanta’s small-batch ceramics company Honeycomb Studio. Choose from two styles: a signature white with metallic double-stripe or a shimmery black metallic glaze.

For perfect hostess gifts, check out local beauty brand Mama Bath + Body, which uses raw ingredients, essential oils, and herbs in its cult-followed concoctions, including our favorite Neighborhood collection: The Kirkwood bar soap is loaded with citrusy grapefruit and tangerine, while the Buckhead soy candle smells of lavender. Pick them up at the shop’s Krog Street Market and Avondale Estates locations.

For the essential-oils lover, a new brand called MOXE (pronounced “moxie”) makes scent diffusers portable with a microaerosolizer in five different blends: happy, dream, peace, love, and energy. Aimed to offer aromatherapy on the go, the chemist-created scents absorb quickly for, say, boosting focus or to help you sleep better.

Southern lifestyle retailer Palmetto Moon keeps expanding, now at Perimeter Mall with a fourth Atlanta location (the 21st store for the Charleston-based brand). In-house stock includes Simply Southern, Southern Tide, Southern Marsh, Rowdy Gentleman, and other regional labels.

Leaning in on the wearable-art trend, StudiOH, Shoppe!, a handprinted leather accessories line created by Atlanta abstract artist Courtney Burden, feels like a trip to a showroom and a gallery combined. Check out the boho leather Wild Thang clutch ($65) with pink-and-gold animal print stacked on geometric patterns. You’ll never be seen wearing the same thing as someone else—each piece is one of a kind.


Photograph by Christina Wedge

Now open
Topstitch Studio and Lounge, Atlanta’s DIY dreammaker, has opened a new, 1,600-square-foot store inside Ponce City Market—twice the size of their former Decatur location that opened just last summer. While living in London, owner Leigh Metcalf got so addicted to the city’s many fabric boutiques that she wrote a guidebook about them and, when she moved home to Atlanta, opened her own version here. The upgraded facility offers instruction in pattern cutting, ironing, and sewing.

This article appears in our October 2018 issue.