Spend Some Money in Atlanta at These Top Shops

Kelly Skinner

By , Local Expert, Atlanta
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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.

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    Lenox Square

    A wide range of shops appealing to all ages and prices make this four-level mall a crowd favorite.

    Local Expert Tip: "Avoid Peachtree--and much of the traffic--by taking Lenox Road in. Good parking is by Neiman Marcus and at the entrance to the food court. "

     
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    Phipps Plaza

    Go here for big designer names and high-end luxury brands.

    Local Expert Tip: "End your shopping splurge with dinner at Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse inside Phipps. "

     
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    Atlantic Station

    Kid-friendly entertainment; good, casual dining; a mega-movie theater; and a range of brand-name shops; and IKEA make this a destination all its own!

    Local Expert Tip: "There are more than 7,000 parking spaces at Atlantic Station. So, if you're the type who forgets where they've parked, download the free Spot Finder app, which helps you locate your car. http://atlanticstation.com/parking/"

     
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    Shops Around Lenox

    You can pop in and out of a wide range of stores without battling the crowds at Phipps or Lenox.

    Local Expert Tip: "Enjoy the surrounding restaurants for lunch after your shopping spree. Seven Lamps has excellent cocktails, and Roots Juices is a healthful post-shopping pick-me-up!"

     
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    Perimeter Mall

    • Type: Malls
    • Neighborhood: Dunwoody

    This is a go-to for great shopping when you're hanging by or outside of the perimeter.

    Local Expert Tip: "Traffic can get hectic. Shrug it off with a glass of wine and a gorgeous salad at Alon's. "

     
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    The Shops of Miami Circle

    Antiques, art, bowling and even hot yoga are yours for the taking in this nearly hidden shopping circle.

    Local Expert Tip: "Workout junkies, you can score top-notch fitness programs here, too! Operation Boot Camp and Red Hot Yoga both have studios here."

     
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    Westside Provisions District

    It's a trendy, walkable destination with excellent local shops and restaurants.

    Local Expert Tip: "You have to stick around and eat after you've shopped. Miller Union, Bacchanalia and JCT. Kitchen & Bar are among the best in the country. "

     
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    Virginia Highlands

    Virginia Highland is a beautiful place to wander with friends, to shop and to grab lunch. Abundant...  Read more »

    Local Expert Tip: "Don't be fooled. Virginia Highland seemingly starts and stops a couple of times. If it seems like you haven't reached your destination yet... it's because you haven't reached your destination yet. Pay attention to street numbers. "

     
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    Decatur

    The inviting town square is an inviting place to spend an afternoon and offers a generous helping of fine dining options.

    Local Expert Tip: "There are only a handful of parking spots on the actual square. Look for a spot in the courthouse lot (if you leave after 6 it's free). "

     
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    Little 5 Points

    Pick up an unusual souvenir, score a unique vintage find and get some great lunch in quirky Little Five Points.

    Local Expert Tip: "Don't expect to find a parking spot directly behind the business you're visiting. Opt for street parking in one of the adjoining neighborhoods. "

     

 

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