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7 local clothing stores you must visit

Skip the malls and shopping centers in favor of these ATL retail spots

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Squash Blossum in Decatur

They say, “When in Atlanta, shop as the Atlantans shop.” OK, so no one actually says that, but this is a city that loves its retail. So, you’re looking for vintage finds that you’d actually wear outside of a theme party? We’ve got that covered. Jewelry and other handcrafted products from some of the city’s best up-and-coming makers? Check. We like to think that OutKast found much of the inspiration behind its single “So Fresh, So Clean” somewhere on this list of local must-stop shops.

Stores

Visit for designer jeans and ultrahip labels for men and women, as well as a vintage collection. Trendy tees and unique jewelry are also a part of the mix. Second location in Inman Park. | more...

Shoe Store

Since 2011, Epitome's curated collection of exclusive footwear and accessories has been one of the best the city has to offer. From Nike and Puma to Clarks and United Nude, Epitome has kicks to fit all walks of ATL life. | more...

Clothing Store

This department store is for post-ironic, Gen-Y urban hipsters, with clothes, kitschy housewares, smoking supplies, a bit of kinky gear, and oh-so-much more. It's been named one of the "25 best independent stores in America." | more...

Clothing Store

When mother Ettie Wurtzel and daughter Talia Wurtzel Blanchard opened Squash Blossom in Decatur in 1999, they must have known they were on to something special. More than a decade later, the ladies are striking the perfect balance between funky one-of-a-kind pieces and wearable designer gems. Think ... | more...

Gift Shop

This boutique features an array of handmade local decor, clothes, jewelry, food, fashion accessories, and other miscellaneous crafts. Get your souvenir ATL T-shirt or necklace here. The bright shop brings some indie charm to the otherwise big-box Edgewood Shopping Center. | more...

Clothing Store

No sneaker store in town can compete with the 63-year legacy of Walter's Clothing. Being the old man on the block hasn't kept Walter's from staying hip. Try squeezing in on a Saturday and you'll see why. Walls of Adidas, Nike, Fila, Reebok, and Converse have kept customers fresh-to-death for decades... | more...

Stores

This easy-access storefront gift shop specializes in a collection of items from independent designers, including jewelry, accessories, apothecary, and goods for your home. The space is bright and open, with the original tile flooring from the early-20th-century building, and architectural details fr... | more...


The list above first appeared in the 2015 CL Cityguide and was updated by CL Staff recently.



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