Browsing Atlanta’s Boutiques
Atlanta is packed with unique boutiques and locally owned shops. Treasures to find include handcrafted jewelry, apparel and handmade gifts, to name but a few.
The luxury menswear store for bigger and custom sizes garnered a huge following in New York City and is now open in Buckhead Village. Designer and founder Desyree Nicole discovered a gap in the menswear market for cool, luxury styles in custom, bigger sizes when she began styling NFL players in New York. She launched Todd Patrick in 2016. Each piece is handmade and many are favorites of rappers, celebrities and professional athletes.
The beehive is Atlanta’s only space that is run, owned and operated by the makers who create their goods inside. This community within the Edgewood Retail District east of Downtown is a platform where small independent designers can generate greater awareness of their goods. Stop in to purchase jewelry, clothing, candles, local food items, gifts and housewares.
The Village Retail at PCM
The Village Retail at PCM is global marketplace offering goods from 25 Black local entrepreneurs. Conceived and founded by Lakeysha Hallmon, the shop sells apparel, body products and home goods at its storefront in Ponce City Market. Makers at The Village Retail at PCM currently include Hairbrella, J. Dow Fitness, Abeille Creations, Just Add Honey Tea Company, The Muted Home, World of Unoia, Savoir Faire and Miso Living.
This floral design studio was founded by artist Skye Lin, a SCAD Atlanta graduate who designs ethereal arrangements highlighting peonies, amaranthus, dahlias and more. Her Pinker Times pop-up in Buckhead Village features two floral art installations, bouquets and a choose-your-own flower bar. Born in China and raised in Vietnam, Skye Lin creates poetic and nostalgic work that derives from her experiences as an artist of Asian descent living in the United States.
Wife and husband duo Stacy and Joe Borocz opened etúHOME at Shops Around Lenox to offer European-inspired items used to prepare, serve and store food. Their collection of cooks tools and accessories for the home are defined by modern updates to classic styles. Pick up items such as a farmhouse cutting board crafted from reclaimed wood, a German carving board created from oak and a black mod iPad/cookbook holder with a 100% plant-based, food-safe wax.
West Coast style emerges in Atlanta at this boutique in Westside Provisions District. From linens to gifts, you’ll find stylish pieces such as Henri Glass tumblers and bar accessories at Hudson Grace. Whimsical checkered linen and denim napkins and octopus or crab salad plates will set the mood for garden parties.
The Victorian Atlanta
Find exotic cacti and tropical potted plants, handmade soil blends, gardening tools and houseplants at The Victorian Atlanta in Ponce City Market. Founders Libby Hockenberry and Cary Smith offer green thumb consultations and at-home “greenterior” consultations, as well as workshops and more.
SustainAble Home Goods
SustainAble Home Goods offers fair and ethically made artisan goods, hand-picked decor, vintage furniture and accessories at Ponce City Market. Founder LaToya Tucciarone ensures that the products are socially and ethically crafted by artisans from native communities and countries across the globe including Mexico, Guatemala, Morocco and Ethiopia. Find goodies such as felt flower bouquets and striped Aiden towels.
Bombchel brings a bit of West Africa to Ponce City Market, selling ethical fashions in contemporary West African clothing including colorful dresses, skirts and jumpsuits, face masks, hand-dyed garments, jewelry and more, all made in Liberia. Founder Archel Bernard, born to Liberian refugees, moved to Liberia after graduating from Georgia Tech and began making her own clothing, which led to The Bombchel Factory. With a mission to teach an all-female staff of Ebola survivors how to make clothes, The Bombchel Factory is committed to improving the lives of its staff by helping them become self-sufficient through training and education.
Take a Shopping Day Trip
The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta is located in Woodstock north of the city and offers 100 top-tier, name-brand stores, including the new Mountain High Outfitters, BOSS Hugo Boss, Aerie and Pepper Place. These stores join Kate Spade, Columbia Sportswear, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, Under Armour, Vineyard Vines, American Eagle, Nike, Coach, Michael Kors and more. The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta is the closest outlet center to the Atlanta metro area, and the open-air design allows plenty of room for fresh air.
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