Worthmore is not your everyday jeweler, a fact you'll notice as you walk through the doors of this whimsical store. The jewelry cases feature a great assortment of timeless pieces, from classic to contemporary styles, by renowned designers. A selection from exquisite bracelets, earrings, rings and watches guarantee a one-of-a-kind purchase. This store also showcases and retails fine art work by local artists.
Anchored by such popular stores such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Clarks, GAP, Ann Taylor and Lacoste, the Perimeter Mall puts all the big names on display. With nearly 200 shops within its vast premises, this popular shopping center draws crowds from all over town. A bit less stuffy than the Buckhead malls, Perimeter gives nothing away when it comes to selection and style. Some nice restaurants and a food court provide respite required after long hours of retail therapy. Check website for complete store directory.
Atlanta Vintage Books houses over 50,000 rare and used books spanning many different subjects and genres. The staff is friendly, helpful and much more knowledgeable than those at the big chain stores. Special orders are also happily accommodated, as hard-to-find and out-of-print editions are a specialty among these old pros. The literary energy in this traditional neighborhood shop will restore your faith in the corner bookstore. To find that perfect gift for the bibliophile, head to Atlanta Vintage Books.
This corner record shop, with vinyl discs on sale, is reminiscent of yesteryear music stores. Stocking an impressive selection, this laid-back and fun local spot is also a great source for music news, band announcements and concert information. For the lover of fiction and animation, Criminal Records also has one of the best comics archives in the city.
Visitors to this quiet book shop often rub shoulders with academia and local scholars. This high-minded, two-room shop is a haven for out-of-print titles and first editions, books on culture and the arts, notable modern fiction and literature, all offered at reasonable prices. Take some time to browse through the bargain assortment of paperbacks, too. If you do not see what you want, talk to the manager; the store is happy to special-order books, buy, sell or trade.
A favorite among Emory University students and Druid Hills residents alike, Tall Tales Book Shop is one of the few local book stores left in town. These specialists carry the wide-release titles as well as smaller market books that would only be available through special order elsewhere. The staff is always willing to help but never pushy, making Tall Tales a very enjoyable book-buying experience.
Sneaker connoisseurs flock to Walters. This hip, Downtown Atlanta establishment is known far and wide for its incredible collection of rare sneakers and the latest and greatest on the market. Whether your just looking for a new pair of kicks to wear around or to add to your collection, you're sure to find some great gems here at Walters.
Established in 1929, Friedman's Shoe Store has been consistent in offering quality footwear at reasonable prices. Though a bit difficult to locate, once you are in the shop, you will find an assortment of fine formal and semi-casual shoes for men and women. You can be assured of finding the right fit and type that will suit you.
One might feel overwhelmed by the 7.1 million square foot (0.65 million square meters) of space at AmericasMart Atlanta. Its an wholesale market for not only for apparel wear but also for gift, home furnishings and rugs. It truly lives up to its values of care, commitment and honesty and providing quality to everyone who comes in contact with it.
With three glass-enclosed levels offering more than 70 specialty shops, restaurants, entertainment options and gathering spots, this downtown shopping center draws a steady stream of visitors from all over town. The main business comes from tourists, however, who are drawn to the downtown area by the many hotels and business functions. Skywalks connect the center to several well-placed parking structures as well as to the Hilton, the Hyatt Regency and the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. See website for complete list of restaurants, shops, and services.
This urban farmer's market provides a funky little collection of produce and livestock offerings to Atlanta's in-town shoppers. Set in the historically-black Sweet Auburn neighborhood, the market turns out as many as 25 vendors at any given time. Organic produce is the specialty, but you'll also find an unparalleled assortment of rabbits, fowls and other small livestock for sale. Various entertainers gather around the booths and displays, offering gospel, soul and other forms of musical diversion.