Best Atlanta, GA Shopping

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    10. Little 5 Points

    You can easily fill an afternoon window-shopping, people-watching and thrifting in Little Five Points. Long regarded as Atlanta's arty neighborhood, the area is known for quirky shops and thrift stores like Psycho...

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    9. Decatur

    Enjoy Decatur's homespun charm and meander through the boutiques and shops around the Decatur Square. Highlights around the Square include whimsical children's book store, Little Shop of Stories, fine jewelry...

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    8. Virginia Highlands

    Leafy side streets and a scattering of clothing stores, bars, and restaurants give this historic neighborhood an appeal that's hard to resist. Named for the main streets in this area, Virginia Avenue and Highland...

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    5. Perimeter Mall

    The always bustling Perimeter Mall is a choice spot for grabbing clothes, gifts, food, home items and more when you're near the north perimeter. Hotels are abundant in this area, making a shopping spree convenient...

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    3. Atlantic Station

    The gargantuan Atlantic Station is a mixed-use development located just west of Midtown near Georgia Tech, and feels very much like a small town unto itself. A massive IMAX movie theater finds a place alongside...

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    2. Phipps Plaza

    Buckhead's posh shopping mall is located just across the street from Lenox Square and claims a handful of the city's most expensive stores. Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue both make a base at Phipps. Other elite...

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    1. Lenox Square

    If there's a brand you adore, there's a good chance you'll find it at this sprawling Buckhead mall, located across the street from Phipps Plaza and surrounded by upscale hotels and great places to eat. More than 250...

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About Atlanta, GA Shopping

Never let it be said that Atlantans don't know how to spend money. With one glance around the city, you can see that shopping is a favorite – and practiced – pastime. Die-hard folks make Buckhead their focus, and with good reason. The fashionable neighborhood offers everything from quaint shops to upscale malls like Phipps Plaza and Lenox Square. The district is also the location (along the southern boundary) of Bennett Street, whose several blocks of renovated warehouses shelter antiques, accessories, and art. You'll find similar items in Virginia-Highlands, an extended intersection of fashionable boutiques and home-décor venues. For a cooler, less refined version of this scene, skip over to Little Five Points, whose shops bear a more alternative approach, as does the clientele. If furniture and decorative accents monopolize your attention, Miami Circle offers scores of goods in all styles and price points. It's a great area to get your aesthetic bearings or to fill a house. Downtown, Underground Atlanta offers brief distraction, and Midtown's Atlantic Station, home to the IKEA store, has given Atlanteans a whole new reason to explore the northwestern boundary of that neighborhood. The suburbs, too, have plenty to recommend on their own merit, as illustrated by the home-grown establishments in Downtown Decatur and ringing Roswell's town square.

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Senior editor Kelly Sigmon is Southern born and Ivy educated. During his tenure with the company, Kelly has prized being a mystery traveler and overseeing the printed 10Best Travel Guides for San Francisco, Miami, and Atlanta.

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