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Local jewelry phenom Machete is one to watch
Like many entrepreneurs, Jennifer J. Matchett is a serial inventor. She’s sold vintage clothing and opened a macaron bakery. But it’s her wildly successful jewelry and accessories business, Machete, which she helms out of a Marietta studio, that has won national acclaim.
Glad & Young Studio opens a standalone shop at Ponce City Market
The vibrant boutique features the Atlanta-based brand’s signature handcrafted leather goods and a vintage photo booth
Reselling luxury clothing and accessories is more popular than ever
In August, Airee Edwards, owner of Agora Vintage in Athens, had Covid—no problem: She just sold a red Hermès Birkin bag on Instagram Live for $9,900. The work-from-home era hasn’t stopped the growing demand for luxury preowned goods, especially in Atlanta, where you can now find a local “concierge” consignment boutique, Jerrimiah James, and a national luxury reseller, the RealReal, just steps away from Hermès itself in Buckhead.
Rothy’s opens its first Atlanta shoe store at Westside Provisions District
One of only eight brick-and-mortar stores nationwide, the Atlanta location is Rothy’s first Southeastern location, selling the popular brand's sustainable shoes, handbags, and more.
The incredible shrinking handbag: These trendy micro-purses are so tiny, they’re more like jewelry
Does form always need to follow function? This season, apparently not. Handbags of the moment are smaller than the most petite clutch or crossbody phone case.
An Atlanta designer turns ikat remnants into scrunchies, headbands, and handbags
After launching her own to-the-trade fabric company, Mollie Nitzken started creating scrunchies from remnants and selling them to friends, eventually offering them on Instagram. Now, Maas by Slightly East sells scrunchies, headbands, scarves, and turbans.
Fall Fashion: This year, bright, geometric accessories are meant to be noticed
This fall, accessories don’t hide behind simple silhouettes and earthy shades. They leap out in geometric shapes, bursts of unusual texture, and electric hues. Here’s to coloring outside the lines.
Wrist candy: Daniel Wellington
Swedish brand Daniel Wellington brought its Scandinavian-chic minimalist watches to Ponce City Market this past May, offering sleek, modern styles at an affordable pricepoint.
Westside Provisions District welcomes a stylish holiday guest: Neely & Chloe
Following their recent cross-country tour in a renovated Airstream trailer, the designers are making their way back to the Westside Provisions District to host a pop-up shop just in time for the holidays—this time in their first brick-and-mortar boutique.
Luxurious and ecoconscious: Ashley Alves’s handbags strike the balance
Patchworking silks. Hand-embroidering hibiscus. Silk-screening original drawings. Designer Ashley Alves does it all for her new 38-piece collection of ecoconscious, luxe handbags, Bolsa Verde.