Atlanta's most exclusive shopping address, Phipps Plaza is home to upscale department stores, a 14-screen theater, restaurants, an elegant food court, and over 100 specialty shops. Opened in 1968 as the first enclosed two-level shopping center in the Southeast, Phipps draws fashionable browsers from across the state, while the Tavern plays host to the hippest after-work crowd in town. The center is easily accessible from all over Atlanta by public transportation. See website for complete list of restaurants, shops and services.
This stretch of Peachtree Road could well be considered the Rodeo Drive of the South, and nowhere is that more evident than at this upscale mall. Several hundred glitzy boutiques and specialty shops are spread throughout four levels, along with national anchors Neiman Marcus, Macy's and Bloomingdale's. Arguably Atlanta's best French and sushi restaurants are located within the mall, as well as a cinema complex and atrium-covered food court. A complementary shuttle runs from Lenox Square across the street to Phipps Plaza, the second gem in Atlanta's shopping crown.
Located south of Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza, Guffey's is one of the most popular stores in Bukchead. It offers classic as well as trendy designs in suits, shirts, trousers and sportswear. They also offer customized tailoring and tuxedo rentals. Expert professionals give personal attention to every minute detail, from selecting the fabric to choosing the buttons on your suit.
This "creative lifestyle boutique" is a one-stop shop for all your household needs. Urban Cottage has products and furniture for each room, from bath and beauty products to crockery, furniture, and home decor items. If that's not enough, they even sell clothing and kitchen linens. Whatever you're looking for to complete your home design, Urban Cottage has something for you.
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.
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.
The quiet area around Grant Park's Milledge Fountain gets transformed into a space bustling with activity on Sundays, thanks to Grant Park Farmers Market. An initiative started by the Grant Park Conservancy, this market quickly rose to become one of the best since its inception in 2001. The aim of this market is to promote local producers, and provide the people with fresh, quality goods. Grant Park Farmers Market goes beyond being a mere shopping venue and also plays host to various events that are entertaining and educational.
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.
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.
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.
Pyscho Sisters is a funky re-sale and consignment shop in Little Five Points. Representing every era, it is a treasure trove of accessories and costumes that is unimaginable. Whether it is a costume party or to update your retro look, this trendy boutique has it all.