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A self-described “adventurous shopper,” Wish founder Lauren Amos calls ANT/DOTE a store “for fashion fans, by fashion fans.”
DIY fashion mogul Mimi G was tired of rifling through piles of bolts at cluttered, musty fabric stores. She designs eye-catching, sexy patterns, and she longed for a fabric shopping experience that felt more like browsing the racks at a chic clothing boutique. She and fellow sewing influencer Brittany Jones launched Melanated Fabrics online, then opened a brick-and-mortar location in Atlanta.
Fans of The RealReal (TRR), the luxury resale goods brand that boasts over 22 million members worldwide, can now swap, shop, and consign in person at the company’s new brick-and-mortar outpost in Buckhead, which opened earlier this summer.
Perhaps no clothing store has had more of an impact on Atlanta than the luxury boutique founded by Jeffrey Kalinsky 30 years ago, which put Atlanta on the fashion map and introduced designer lines like Manolo Blahnik, Prada, and Dries Van Noten to the city.
Since Southbound debuted in 2013, our staff and contributors have logged thousands of miles, consumed millions of calories, and taken countless notes and photos to showcase the very best destinations around the region. Although every place we’ve covered is special, some left a particularly powerful impression. Here, we give you the best of the very best, our favorite spots in the South.
Atlanta is a hotbed for antiques, with trade-only and retail sources ranging from dusty markets to pedigreed showrooms. Five designers give their takes on where to find the best old pieces in town and how to keep the look fresh and never fusty.
With a Roswell warehouse and an AmericasMart showroom, Atlanta was the obvious choice for the brand’s first kitchenware boutique, which also stocks a curated selection of cookbooks, accessories, and imported food products.
When the Limited shuttered its plus-size store, Eloquii, not even two years after its 2011 launch, a few of its creators were so devoted to the concept that they broke off and took it online. Its seventh brick-and-mortar opened at Lenox Square this winter.
At Atlanta’s first gender-neutral kids’ clothing store, you’ll find rompers and band tees—and nary a heart or truck
New Kirkwood boutique Mini Friday showcases trendy graphic tees, rompers, and track suits, all in “pint sizes” for toddlers and kids. We sat down with owner and mother-of-three Allie Friday to chat about her vision for the store and inclusiveness in childrenswear.
East Fork pottery has built a devoted digital following that spawns wait lists for new releases; now it has a retail store in Westside Provisions District. Also, be sure to check out the latest SCAD FASH exhibition, Cinematic Couture, Amour Vert's new Ponce City Market location, and Atlanta’s small-batch leather handbag company, Neva Opet.