One of Atlanta's best-known attributes is its shopping scene. Whether you're looking for the newest fashion trends or vintage wares for your home, Atlanta has it. Even better, if you're looking for something specific, Atlanta probably has a shopping district to meet your needs.
Atlantic Station - An eclectic assortment of more than 50 shops reside in Atlantic Station, featuring a walkable streetscape-style setting with brick paved streets and a Central Park. You'll find great boutiques, sidewalk cafes and hip restaurants along with a Regal Cinemas 16, lots of festivals, concerts and TWELVE® Hotel. Free shuttles are available from the Arts Center MARTA Station. New stores for 2014 include Abby & Co., Kinnucan's, Francesca's and American Apparel.
Avalon - Fall 2014
500,000 square feet of retail includes lululemon, Destination Maternity, Anthropologie, Fab'rik, Athleta, Paper Source, Banana Republic, Janie & Jack, Gap, Gymboree, Free People and many others. There is also a 12-screen Regal Cinemas theater and eateries including Bocado Burger Bar, Pinkberry, Dry Bar and a new restaurant concept by Chef Ford Fry.
Bennett Street District - Located in south Buckhead, this district boasts some of the best antiques and art in Atlanta, including Anne Irwin Fine Art, Bennett Street Gallery and Lowe Gallery.
Lenox Square is home to Bloomingdale's, Neiman Marcus, Pandora, Cartier, David Yurman, Louis Vuitton and nearly 250 other specialty stores. This premier shopping center is located in the heart of Buckhead, across the street from Phipps Plaza.
In addition to haute retailers Hermes, Etro and Spanx, Buckhead Atlanta also features restaurant offerings from ultra-pricey to affordable, such as the first Georgia outpost of Shake Shack, The Southern Gentleman and Gypsy Kitchen, along with Doraku Sushi, comfort food spot American F+B, a pizza concept, upscale French bistro Le Bilboquet, a couple of cafes and Georgetown Cupcakes. Other retailers will be introduced as they open through 2015.
Krog Street Market
Krog Street Market, designed to be as authentic as the 1920's warehouse it's built into, is located in Inman Park - complete with market stalls to sell produce, goods, and prepared food, along with a few southern-grown restaurants and retailers.
Little Five Points - This bohemian hangout is filled with a rich mix of art, theater, and shopping. Find trendy clothes and gothic attire, get a piercing or tattoo and find quirky gifts like no other, all in this funky neighborhood of Atlanta.
Miami Circle - If you like art and antiques, this Buckhead area is known around the world for its museum quality antiques, estate jewelry, rare book galleries, and show rooms of unique lighting.
North Georgia Premium Outlets, about an hour drive north of the city, features Saks Fifth Off 5th, Cole Haan, Kate Spade New York, Pottery Barn, William Sonoma, The North Face, Michael Kors and Burberry, among many others.
Peachtree Battle Shopping Center - Situated in the heart of Buckhead, this shopping center boasts more than 50 shops, including gourmet popcorn retailer Caja Popcorn, and Atlanta boutiques Mint Julep and Gramercy Fine Linens and Furnishings.
Phipps Plaza houses more than 100 high-end stores, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Tiffany & Co. and Gucci. It's also where you will find LEGOLAND Discovery Centre.
Ponce City Market
As the largest adaptive reuse project in Atlanta's history, Ponce City Market has restored 1.1 million square feet of the historic Sears, Roebuck & Company building, creating a vibrant urban centerpiece that combines 330,000 square feet of retail and restaurants, 475,000 square feet of office space and 259 residential flats. Ponce City Market will reflect the authenticity of the historic structure and the surrounding neighborhoods, returning the building to its prominence as a thriving landmark in the Southeast. PCM will incorporate a pedestrian network, city parks and access to the new BeltLine trails. New retail and dining outlets will continue to open through 2015.
The Galleries of Peachtree Hills houses 24 distinctive antique and art galleries in a five-building complex designed in classical French style.
The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta in Woodstock is anchored by stores including Juicy Couture, Lucky Brand Jeans, Motherhood Maternity and White House I Black Market.
Town Brookhaven is home to retail, restaurants and boutiques. Sugarboo & Co has products inspired by Roswell-based art company, Sugarboo Designs, along with other unique finds for gracing your home. Vintage, reclaimed wood, metal, sepia-toned photographs and burlap all make appearances in the collection.
Virginia-Highland - This community east of Midtown is best known for its restaurants, pubs, galleries and interesting shops occupying Virginia and Highlands avenues. Among the variety of stores, find unique gifts and apparel at Ooh La La and Festivity, adventure gear at Half Moon Outfitters and local hand knit toy at Bla Bla Kids.
Westside Provisions District - Just west of Atlantic Station in Atlanta's West Midtown neighborhood, this outdoor shopping destination is lined with stylish names like Anthropologie, Jonathan Adler, Room & Board, Steven Alan, Kayce Hughes, lululemon, Free People and Preserving Place.