Where to Shop when Meeting in Atlanta

A business trip to Atlanta is incomplete without taking the time for retail therapy after your last conference session ends. Whether you’re meeting Downtown at Georgia World Congress Center or at a venue in Midtown or Buckhead, shopping is never far.

Shopping in Town

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Whether your conference is being held at a meeting venue, attraction, restaurant or hotel, visitors won’t have to go far to find some of the city’s best shopping. From hidden gems Downtown to luxury shopping in Buckhead and everything in between, you’ll be wishing you brought an extra suitcase to carry home your new goodies.

AmericasMart Atlanta: Take advantage of this exclusive shopping destination. AmericasMart Atlanta is the nation’s only global wholesale marketplace housing the world’s single-largest collection of home, gift, area rug and apparel merchandise. Locals tip – Building 3 of the convention center is open year-round with women’s and children’s apparel, accessories and fine jewelry showrooms.

Buckhead

Buckhead is known for its upscale shopping malls and chic boutiques, but a wonderful array of antique stores can also be found in this neighborhood.

Atlantic Station: An eclectic assortment of over 35 retailers, featuring something for everyone including the hometown Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United FC Team Store. Atlantic Station also hosts events and community programs throughout the year.

Westside Provisions District: Just west of Atlantic Station in Atlanta’s West Midtown neighborhood, this outdoor shopping destination is lined with stylish names like Anthropologie, Room & Board, lululemon and Free People.

Ponce City Market: Nestled in the Old Fourth Ward along the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail, Ponce City Market is one of Atlanta’s favorite gathering spots. Shopping options range from large retailers to locally-owned stores.

Shopping outside the city

Once business hours are over, if you have a half day or more to spare, venture out of Downtown to find a bargain at one of the many retail outlets around Atlanta.

North Georgia Premium Outlets: North Georgia Premium Outlets includes a great collection of the finest designer labels and brands. Find impressive savings at Burberry, Coach, J.Crew, Lululemon, Nike and more.

The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta: The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta is a premier outlet destination featuring 100 nationally known brand name designer stores.

Supporting Atlanta’s Black-Owned Shops

Dr. Lakeysha Hallmon speaking at ribbon cutting for grand opening of store
Founder and creator of The Village Market welcomes guest to The Village at PCM

Atlanta has a multitude of Black-owned businesses that can only be found in Atlanta. Shopping small at one of these locally owned stores is a great place to start during your stay.

Atlanta Influences Everything: This creative consultancy harnesses the influence of Atlanta culture to connect communities. Order some official Atlanta Influences Everything T-shirts, hats and hoodies, and join the celebrities, including Jermaine Dupri and Keri Hilson, who wear the merch. 
Where: online

Pressed: Shop online or visit this Buckhead boutique that specializes in self-expression. From top to bottom, women can style their own look with sweaters, hoodies, dresses and jumpsuits, plus accessories, wedges and sneakers.   
Where: Buckhead

The Village at PCM: The Village at PCM is located on the second floor of the Central Food Hall at Ponce City Market, next to Root Baking Co.. The marketplace curates apparel, furniture, food and other products by local Black business owners, artists and creatives.
Where: Eastside

Tommy Stubblefield writes, edits and rolls natural 20s for Atlanta.net.

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