College Guide - Top 5: Shopping destinations
CHERRY BOMB With a name like Cherry Bomb, expect nothing less than kick-ass clothes. And the survey says — drum roll, please — you can get some of the sexiest designer pumps for less at this boutique. Its accessory collection is eclectically diverse and the clothes ain't too bad, either. They also carry jeans in a 36-inch inseam. Mon.-Tues., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wed.-Fri., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m. 1129-A Euclid Ave. 404-522-2662. www.cherrybombatlanta.com.
H&M While this gigantic department store is somewhat overplayed — and absurdly packed on the weekends — you can't beat the prices. H&M is a girl's and boy's best friend with its large selection of undies, accessories and clothing at discount prices. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m. Atlantic Station, 231 18th St. 404-815-9430. www.hm.com/us.
JUNKMAN'S DAUGHTER This quirky Little Five Points shop is the only place you can find space boots, fishnets and pleather and not feel completely icky. This pseudo-boutique is an emporium of vintage clothing, costumes, cool shoes and paraphernalia. The shopping possibilities are endless. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., noon-7 p.m. 464 Moreland Ave. 404-577-3188. www.myspace.com/junkmansdaughteratlanta.
THE LUCKY EXCHANGE If you're in need of some funky vintage clothing, you might get lucky here. The Lucky Exchange has good-quality selections of vintage clothing and other goods. The prices are cheap and you can find really great buys hiding among the endless racks of clothing that are surprisingly well-sorted for a thrift/consignment shop. Mon.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. 212 Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-817-7715. 749 Moreland Ave., Suite 103-A. 404-622-4848. www.luckyexchange.com.
PSYCHO SISTERS CONSIGNMENT BOUTIQUES If you want to get more bang for your buck, try this groovy shop. They have every brand you'd ever imagine and more. And if you're going for the vintage look, they've got it, along with tons of other cool costumes and eclectic gift items. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., noon-7 p.m. 428 Moreland Ave., 404-523-0100; and other metro Atlanta locations. www.psycho-sisters.com.