Epitomizing the harmonious nature of a beehive, this Atlanta boutique of the same name, works for the greater glory of the community. It promotes local enterprise by showcasing collections of clothing, jewelry, accessories and living space solutions created by independent designers and artisans. The shop encourages entrepreneurship and offers sewing, knitting and jewelry making courses. Step in and enjoy a great shopping experience, keeping the bigger picture in mind.
The collection of vintage furniture and architectural antiques at this Brookhaven auction house is so famous that Hollywood often comes calling, with major studios renting properties for period pictures from among Gatsby's massive inventory. Browsing the warehouse is like stepping back through history, with everything from estate jewelry to antique bars to vintage automobiles available for your daily perusal. Auction time is serious business at Gatsby's, however, with tickets selling at a fairly high price for the right to bid on the likes of Elton John's wardrobe.
For all things funky, vintage, modern, deco and retro, head to Highland Row Antiques where you'll find an assortment of furniture, lighting, home décor, kitchen goods, jewelry and other items from decades past. Tucked away on the edge of Virginia Highlands near Ponce de Leon Avenue, the storefront may appear small at first glance; however, a large downstairs space is packed full of treasures to explore. With over 20 sellers, there is a great variety of merchandise with modern and Art Deco styles prominently featured. Be sure to visit the first Saturday of the month when the store offers a basement market with a new truckload of goods fresh from the antique market.
Celebrating Afro-American culture, the Shrine of The Black Madonna is a cultural center and bookstore in the West Side. It stocks best-selling books and also organizes book-readings and author-signings to encourage reading. Many cultural activities pertaining to the Afro-American section are also organized to spread awareness about the cultural ethos of the community. While here, explore the Black Holocaust Museum and the Karamu Art Gallery Red Room for some brilliant art work.
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.
Housed in a nondescript structure on Carroll Street, Little's Food Store may be easy to overlook; but be assured you will be missing out on some delicious burgers. Little's Food Store was established in 1929, and has remained unchanged since then. The grocery store and deli has been delighting customers for more than eight decades, garnering a huge clientele that only keeps on growing. The burgers keep people coming back for more. The patty is rich making each bite heavenly, and is well complemented by vegetables and sauces. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available. The supermarket stores fresh grocery, wines, beer, candy, bread and any food item you may require.
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.
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.
If you have a penchant for '60s art and furniture then head to City Issue where you will find a stylish warehouse chock full of vintage and modern mid-century style furnishings and home decor. The shop specializes in stylish storage and decorative furnishing solutions for the home and office. From rugs to lamps to armoires, antique and modern furnishings are mixed-in to provide a sense of space and unity. City Issue also features fine art, such as paintings and sculpture, appropriate to the period or modern style. Whether seriously shopping or just browsing, it's a fun place to look around and visit often as the inventory regularly changes as store buyers discover new treasures.
Ever heard of an establishment that hangs artworks by both people and animals side-by-side? No? Well, you have now! Inman Pet Works is a pet shop/animal adoption agency/art gallery that looks after the interests of our furry friends, supplying various kinds of animal foods and products, organizing micro-chipping camps for pet-owners, and displaying works by animal-loving artists. Their star painter, however, proceeds from the sale of his Swine Art Collection go to a pig rescue association!