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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.
A wave of new shops in Atlanta are showing off previously online-only brands
You might have noticed that, suddenly, more and more stores you’re used to seeing online have locations in metro Atlanta: Lunya, Rothy’s, Allbirds, Peloton, Lovesac, Framebridge. Ironically, traditionally digital-only brands are discovering the advantages of brick-and-mortar.
Glossier opens its first permanent Atlanta store
Cult-favorite beauty retailer Glossier returns to Ponce City Market—this time for good. The new shop opened August 11 in Atlanta with favorite products like Cloud Paint blush, Brow Boy pomade, and Milk Jelly cleanser, as well as exclusive local merchandise like a Mini Beauty Bag.
Odd McLean is a curiosities shop for the 21st-century shopper
Located in Ansley Mall, the shop reflects owner Kwynn Everest’s obsession with hospitality. A Four Seasons marketing and sales veteran who lives nearby and entertains often, she felt the neighborhood was missing a high-quality gifting destination. “There was a need for something funky, different, and unique here in Midtown,” she says.
Step into Souk Bohemian, a lush oasis of international style at Ponce City Market
To cross the threshold of Souk Bohemian, Ponce City Market’s newest boutique, is to be transported half a world away. The whitewashed walls and low-slung tables evoke the arid climates of the Maghreb, while Moroccan singers lilt in French through subtly concealed speakers. The store’s palette is an elegantly muted range of earth tones, but the goods for sale burst with textile diversity, from slide-on mules made of goat hair to rounded incense holders carved from soapstone.
Ecofriendly children’s store Happy Mango moves into the Works
Phnewfula Frederiksen had so much trouble finding an ecofriendly baby store where she could shop for her two children, now ages seven and 13, that she launched her own in 2009. Originally online-only, Happy Mango opened its first brick-and-mortar in Kirkwood in 2016—offering clothing and equipment for babies and kids, pregnant women, and new moms.
The Taste Boutique opens at the Interlock
The brick-and-mortar store from interior designer and celebrity stylist Teresa Caldwell and entrepreneur Michael Elliot carries men’s and women’s clothing, accessories, gifts, and more
Exclusive: Five retailers are announced for the newly branded “Krog District”
With big, vibey brands like Patagonia announced, Krog Street Market is aiming to become known for more than fine cheesesteaks and buttery pastries.
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.