Spend Some Money in Atlanta at These Top Shops

Ready your wallets! Atlanta is a hub for shopping, whether you’re looking for a bargain at Kohl’s or sky-high heels from Jeffrey’s. The options for fashion run the gamut from that Five Points corner thrift store to that swanky Virginia-Highland boutique.

While Buckhead has long laid claim to the city’s biggest malls, it is by no means the only place to shop–though the triumvirate of Lenox, Phipps and Shops Around Lenox pretty much cater to all range of tastes and price tags. You’ll find big-name brands and designer labels, as well as smaller specialty stores alongside multiple dining options.

If you're the type who prefers malls over boutiques, the shops at Atlantic Station and Perimeter Mall will fit the bill for your clothing, registry and home good needs.

Though, top-notch home goods can be found by the truck-load at the trendy Westside Provisions District, where wall sconces, high-end rugs, avant-garde bookends and vibrant throws make up a bulk of the commerce.

Neighborhood treasures are a common theme citywide. Decatur’s Little Shop of Stories is a world-class bookstore for kids and adults, attracting both new and old-school children's book authors from around the globe (cue Julie Andrews). Virginia Highland is bustling with femme-driven boutiques stocked with cute sundresses, fabulous shades and heels galore. Five Points thrives in the realms of funky and fun–Rag-O-Rama and Psycho Sisters beckon!

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 Sisters, Rag-O-Rama and The...  Read More


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 emporium, Worthmore, boho-chic...  Read More

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 Avenue, the neighborhood has a...  Read More

Design-centric stores are a large basis of the shops on the industrial-chic Westside at and around Westside Provisions District. Bungalow Classic, Environment Furniture, Jonathan Adler and Room & Board all offer ample opportunities for eying...  Read More

It's easy to miss The Shops of Miami circle when flying down Piedmont Road while heading from Midtown to Buckhead--but don't. There are great prizes to be found among the small galleries, gift shops and home design shops that make up this...  Read More

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 for out-of-town guests staying...  Read More

Located across the street from Lenox Square Mall on Lenox Drive, this semi-circle of small shops and eateries packs an impressive punch with its diverse lineup of stores. Crate & Barrel and Paper Source will satisfy the design-minded shopper...  Read More

Atlantic Station
Photo courtesy of 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 numerous shops, a grocery store...  Read More

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 designer shops include Tiffany...  Read More

Lenox Square
Photo courtesy of flickr/Photo courtesy of Matt Phillips

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 businesses occupy the mall,...  Read More


Meet Kelly Skinner

Kelly Skinner comes to Atlanta by way of sunny coastal city, Pensacola, FL. A lover of all things food, music and travel, Skinner found her perfect match in Atlanta in the food-centric hub of...  More About Kelly

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