It’s an undeniable fact that shoppers are loyal to quality products and well-known brands. Buckhead, one of the most prosperous places in Atlanta and the entire Southeast, offers luxury at its finest while still being infused with its southern charm. And that luxury extends to its shopping options, with high-end brands like Miu Miu, Dior, Gucci, Hermes, Tom Ford and more found in several of the area’s top shopping areas.
High-End Shopping in Buckhead
There are two mainstream, traditional shopping havens in Buckhead: Lenox Square Mall and Phipps Plaza. The essential stores at Lenox Square include Neiman Marcus, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s. However, department stores aren’t the only thing filling up the largest shopping mall in the southeast, where you’ll also find luxury and boutique retailers such as Cartier, Kiehl’s, Mori Luggage and Gifts, Louis Vuitton, Zara and Nicole Miller. When shopping has worked up your appetite, head to True Food Kitchen for sustainable, healthy fare or indulge in a burger and milkshake at Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar. Not to mention, shoppers love Sprinkles, known for the 24/7 cupcake ATM machine.
Shopping in Buckhead wouldn’t be complete without a stop at one of the Southeast’s most prestigious malls, Phipps Plaza, which features department stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom. Phipps is perhaps best known for tons of high-end shops like Jimmy Choo, Tiffany’s, Jeffrey, L.K. Bennett and Vince, as well as access to personal shoppers. Phipps is also home to exceptional dining options, like Davio’s and The Tavern at Phipps. To make this area even more exciting, Simon Malls, the owner of Phipps, recently announced mixed-use development plans, which will include a new Nobu hotel and Nobu restaurant, a gym and office space.
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The shopping continues at Buckhead’s newest luxury outdoor shopping destination, The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. The shops range from apparel and accessories to home décor and specialty services, with brands including Diptyque, Tom Ford, Ferguson, La Perla, Bonobos, Barry’s Bootcamp and more. The gourmet dining at premier shopping destinations trend continues here at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta, with restaurants including The Southern Gentleman, Gypsy Kitchen, Georgetown Cupcake and Shake Shack, among others.
Shopping in Buckhead is so popular that even hotels near these malls offer shopping packages to the boutiques and specialty shops!
Blending the Old with the New – Antique Shops in Buckhead
Besides the area’s famous malls, there are an array of antique shops to experience throughout Buckhead. On Bennett Street, located near the 2100 block of Peachtree Road near small shops and art galleries, shoppers will find countless one-of-a-kind antique shops. In this part of town, you’ll find original pieces of artwork, unique accessories and rugs and numerous independent galleries of rare treasures at places like Nottingham Antiques and Interiors Market.
Near the intersection of Piedmont Road and Sidney Marcus Boulevard, you’ll find approximately 80 Atlanta antique and design stores on Miami Circle. One magical aspect of Miami Circle is that the stock is continually changing! Check out antiques and home accessories at Foxglove, view incredible chandeliers at Maurice Chandelier and even shop for incredible one-of-a-kind rugs at Atlanta Fine Rugs.
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Located between Lindbergh and Peachtree Hills is the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center, or ADAC, which has select events open to the public. The center is Buckhead’s premier destination for design professionals looking to create thanks to its more than 50 showrooms and studios.
Not far from this unique destination is Peachtree Battle Antiques and Interiors, which is known as a must-see in Atlanta’s shopping market. Established over 100 years ago, this gem offers an exceptional selection of antiques, accessories, art and more.
Stroll Through the Stylish Boutique Shops
Nestled inside the perimeters of Peachtree and Piedmont roads and Peachtree Avenue to the south is a place where independent stores thrive. In the Buckhead Village area, shoppers will find a neighborhood that has transformed into a top Atlanta destination for shopping and nightlife. The former residential area now houses businesses and restaurants in tree-shaded cottages steps from the Buckhead Triangle, and Sardis Way, located in this area, was named for the wife of pioneer settler Henry Irby, who owned the landmark general store that gave Buckhead its name!
Shoppers will find the some of the city’s most popular restaurants and bars, but there are also many locally owned shops, a farmer’s market, consignment shops, art galleries, cafes and, of course, unique boutiques. Popular shops include Boxwoods, Labels After 5, Maria Heckscher Salon, Paces Papers and Pieces. Try dining at Buckhead institutions like Basil’s Restaurant and Tapas Bar, Chops Lobster Bar and Cafe Agora, or head out later for fun at Five Paces Inn, Johnny’s Hideaway, Buckhead Theatre and others.
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Luxury Shops and More
Whether you’re shopping for contemporary brands, antiques or boutique treasures, Buckhead has something for every person with its decadent restaurants, world-class hotels, beautiful landscapes and legendary shopping. With so many amazing shops to choose from, which one will be your first stop on your shopping spree through Buckhead?