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Whether kid-friendly, pet-friendly, or strictly for adults, Atlanta’s holiday season has something for everyone. To help to make the most of this year’s festive fun, we’ve rounded up just a few of the metro's great events, from live entertainment to Santa meet-and-greets to festive markets to pop-up holiday bars.
In the market for a warthog head to mount on your wall? How about a vintage gremlin doll? Or a century-old vibrator? At Rainy Day Revival, an oddities shop in Little Five Points, these are just a few of the strange items artfully displayed throughout the store, which is like an antique shop on steroids.
A new Japanese bookstore in Johns Creek is much more than a haven for anime and manga fans—it’s a perfect gift shop for artists, animal lovers, and writers. Here are a few of our favorite finds.
There’s no better small indulgence than a luxury fragrance or candle, and Atlanta is brimming with boutique scent experiences. While upscale fragrances like Jo Malone and Creed have always been available at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue, a crop of up-and-comers have decided to take a chance on Atlanta’s retail scene.
Recently, Givenchy opened an outpost at Phipps Plaza, the first for the brand in the city. Atlanta-founded label Bstroy debuted its capsule collection at the launch, which was attended by boldface names in entertainment, fashion, and culture such as Lil Yachty and Claire Sulmers. Says president and chief executive officer Renaud de Lesquen, “Opening in Phipps Plaza was a natural step forward for Givenchy. Atlanta is among the most vibrant metropolitan areas in America, and the House resonates particularly well with this diverse, creative, and dynamic market.” De Lesquen saw the opportunity many others see: All eyes are on Atlanta as a strategic setting for the evolution of a fashion brand.
GIVENCHY is the latest top luxury brand racing to open an Atlanta boutique, and they brought the home team with them. The store, which opened recently at Phipps Plaza, features a new collaboration with BSTROY, a brand cofounded by Atlanta natives Brick Owens and Dieter “Du” Grams.
Seconds off Jimmy Carter Boulevard in Norcross, a small shopping complex is filled with the usual strip mall staples: Kroger, Pizza Hut, GNC, a hair salon. But unless you were part of the Pakistani and Kashmiri immigrant scene, you would never know, or guess, that sandwiched between the GNC and the hair salon is J. Junaid Jamshed (or just J.), a Pakistani fashion retail store stocked with light, soft, warm weather–friendly clothes that are almost impossible to find elsewhere without paying a hefty price.
The developers behind Atlantic Station and Colony Square are redesigning the Marietta shopping center. Here’s what it will look like.
The vibrant boutique features the Atlanta-based brand’s signature handcrafted leather goods and a vintage photo booth
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.