Great Shopping in Atlanta!, Atlanta
NOTE: I drove by this location this past weekend (April 2009) and the Foxworthy store is no longer open...however, almost everything that had been in the store is now available online at: http://www.thefoxworthystore.com/
I just bought some items for my redneck party this summer. :-) Cheers, Ann The TravelSlut
While driving south on Interstate 75, I saw a billboard in Locust Grove (about 30 miles south of Atlanta at Exit 212) for the Jeff Foxworthy Store in the Tanger Outlet Mall.
I am glad I stopped because I had a real fun time checking out all of the stores' items from camoflage golf balls to Foxworthy DVD's and deer hunter toilet seats to Blue Collar Comedy team dolls.
If you love Jeff Foxworthy or any of the Blue Collar Comedy team guys like Ron White or Larry the Cable Guy, then you will love this store. There are so many funny, redneck-related items. What a place to get unusual gifts!
Their website is under construction right now.
What to buy: Anything quirky or comical. This store has an abundance of "redneck-related" items and some are just for show and others are practical (and some not so practical).
What to pay: Reasonable prices for unique items.
This is a huge antique/everything else market at the outskirts of I285 in south Atlanta that they have every 2nd weekend of every month, friday to sunday. Any and everything antiques is sold here as well as crafts, food and drink of all kinds, furniture, jewelry, and lots to discover. There is usually a discount coupon in the Atlanta newspaper the weekend before the show.
285 east to exit 55, Jonesboro Road at Atlanta Expo Centers
The next one is September 10,11,12-- 2010
What to buy: antiques
What to pay: average
Believe it or not when we are three hours away from home we make it a point to stop in at the DeKalb Farmer's Market. We just take a cooler with us and go. Unfortunately we don't have anything like this in Aiken and it's possible to get all sorts of fresh herbs that are hard to come by. Last time we went we could not find squid anywhere in our local area and the fishmonger was nice enough to sell us 2 12 pound boxes frozen for $2 a pound, so be sure to ask if there's a discount for buying in bulk! ** PLEASE NOTE: ** ONLY ACCEPT CASH, DEBIT, CHECK and EBT.
What to buy: Herbs, vegetables anything outside of the ordinary or ethnic.
What to pay: As much as a regular farmer's market. Food is not expensive.
My dog loves the gourmet dog treats at Just Dogs in Phipps Plaza. The store catered my dog's birthday party and all the dogs loved it!! I ordered the "pupcakes" which are made with organic whole wheat flour and all natural peanut butter. Highly recommend this place!
Southlake Mall is south of the airport in Morrow. One of many malls through the Atlanta area, it services the southeastern portion of the city.
Monday-Saturday: 10:00 am-9:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
Atlantic Station is a collection of major and independent shops, restaurants, grocery stores and other entertainment. It has 2 stories of underground parking with escaltors, stairs and elevators to the main street level.
There are events held at Atlantic Station frequently including things such as Cirque de Soleil, beach volleyball tournaments, Taste of Atlanta, etc. There is a major grocery store here as well as a large movie theater to allow the residents of the area to do all of their everyday shopping as well.
Lenox Mall is a multi-story mall with several main anchor stores, most of your normal entries in the world of malls and quite a few boutique and specialty shops. It is a place that a person can do their normal mall/boutique store shopping but also has a few higher end stores in it as well.
Be aware that most of the parking by the main entrance is either valet or paid parking. There are several multi-level parking facilities located around the mall (and are indeed part of the malls infrastructure) so parking shouldn't be an issue, though its location could be.
If you are looking for shopping centre go to Lenox Square. The mall is quite large, I don't even think we got around to see all the stores. Phipps Plaza is also right across, but since Phipps is a little more high-end we didn't bother going. If you are just looking for your regular good ol' shopping mall experience go to Lenox Square.
Lenox Mall has all types of shops, mostly clothing stores. It is centrally located in Buckhead
What to buy: I mostly go to the Guess store to buy their jeans because they have good sales.
What to pay: Some reasonable priced shops to the highly expensive
Bill Hallman's men's store in Virginia-Highland is a great stop for the stylish guy. They carry a well edited selection of vintage, mixed in with lines like Naked & Famous, Nudie, Scotch and Soda, and Zachary Prell.
What to buy: Check out the Bill Hallman specialty line, carried only in his stores, as well as his online shop.
What to pay: $50- ++
Phipps Plaza is near the Buckhead station of Marta and is basically diagonally across Peachtree/Lenox roads from Lenox Square mall. While they have a few similar/same shops such as Williams-Sonoma and Teavana, Phipps is a much more upscale mall with stores such as Tiffany's and Pierre-Cardin.
If you are looking for something but Lenox just isn't quite nice enough, head over to Phipps and you may find what you are looking for.
This is a great mall to visit because it has great stores outside as well as inside the mall. It's a little further out from downtown than Buckhead (it is in Dunwoody) but is still very easy to get to off of GA-400 or I-285. I recommend it because it has a good variety of stores that Lenox and Phipps may miss!
What to buy: Nothing too special about products at Perimeter...
What to pay: Totally up to you!
Especially if you are from the UK, you should visit Lenox Mall because although it apparently expensive by American standards, by our standards it's quite the opposite. The prices in dollars are roughly the same numbers as they would be in pounds. And American stores tend to get all the latest styles a month or two ahead of us anyway.
What to buy: Buy clothes.
Small service-oriented women's clothing store in the Virgina/Highlands area of Atlanta.
Nice deli (Alons) across the street for lunch after shopping!
What to pay: average