Alpharetta's Best Shopping

From all the shops and stores in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best offerings. We deliver a carefully vetted selection to let you explore Alpharetta shopping on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Best Shopping list for Alpharetta. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.


This former shoe and horse collar factory is home not only to the Tannery Row Artists Colony but it is also a shopper's paradise and a good place to find tasty eats and even tastier brews. Tannery Row features a variety of antiques as well as personally made arts and crafts for every taste and style. Shop for the perfect antique piece and then grab a delicious bite to eat at Schumacher's or the Dogwood Brew House.

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Located a short 20 minutes from Alpharetta, this outlet shoppers' paradise is a popular destination for residents and visitors to the city. Bargain hunters delight at the merchandise from 140 stores, which offer high quality, designer fashions, and name-brand merchandise at discount prices. Popular outlet shops include Coach, Crate and Barrel, Liz Claiborne, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Williams-Sonoma.

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For shoppers who think size does matter, the Mall of Georgia will be a definite life-changing experience. With five anchor stores and upwards of 175 specialty shops, the mall is a destination for scores of visitors to the area. It also features an outdoor stage, IMAX Theater, motor speedway, and fully stocked food court. This ode to all things consumer even has its own beauty queen, Miss Mall of Georgia. Notable stores include Nordstrom, Armani Exchange, Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn, and Hollister Co.

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Folk arts supporter and gallery owner Mary Jane Potter shows work from local and regional craftsmen in her cozy location. The kitschy feel of this gallery provides the perfect setting for the work exhibited as it lacks the stuffy and pretentious feel of many In-town folk art destinations. On Friday nights during the summer, Matilda's features live music in their backyard ($5 for adults, free for children).

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This modern shopping center is located in central retail district, right down the street from North Point Mall. Stores include Ross, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and Rooms to Go. Several chain restaurants are located nearby for a late lunch or dinner after a day of commerce.

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This modern art gallery is located in the Old Alabama Square Shopping Center amid small shops and restaurants. The gallery features an interesting mix of pieces and media – photography, oil paintings, watercolor, ceramics, and pottery – and hosts special showings and art classes each season. Varying prices for types of works offered.

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This North Suburban shopping paradise features more than 100 shops, department stores, specialty stores, and restaurants for the shopper on the go. Popular stores include Abercrombie & Fitch, Brookstone, Coach, L'Occitane, Mayors, and Rich's-Macy's. Mall services include copy, fax and postage service, electric scooter and wheelchair service, safety escorts, and taxi services.

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A leisurely stroll through the welcoming downtown district offers an excellent glimpse at the quaint life of the city. Stores and eateries dot the streets, and savvy shoppers can find some excellent deals if they look hard enough. The historic downtown showcases work from local artists and craftsmen during the Main Street Market events held monthly between March and November. Antiques lovers will delight in festivals held in May and October.

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They've got something up their sleeves at Eddie's, a store chock full of costumes, magic tricks and accessories, along with great gifts that bring a touch of Halloween any time of year. Fun games and magic tricks for the kids – or for you. If you like playing pranks, you will not be able to leave this store empty-handed. Try dropping a fake eyeball in your boss' drink!

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