Athlete's Foot is one of the most trusted names in America for footwear, this store's inventory of Nike, Reebok and Adidas goods is not to be found anywhere. It also carries a massive selection of socks, warm ups and miscellaneous accessories from Fila, Rockport, Converse and many others.
Whether your interests lie in alpine, Nordic skiing, snowboarding, ice skating or just looking good in the chalet, the folks at this ski and sporting goods store can make it happen. A large line of quality names such as Spyder, Carrera, K2 and Head are available, as well as expert guidance, repair service and trip-planning assistance. The stores' seasonal sales bring great crowds, so plan to show up early at the Prado or the Galleria Mall location. Gift baskets and special deals are available through the store's Web site.
5070 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard Atlanta, GA 30341
The collection of vintage furniture and architectural antiques at this Brookhaven auction house is so famous that Hollywood often comes calling, with major studios renting properties for period pictures from among Gatsby's massive inventory. Browsing the warehouse is like stepping back through history, with everything from estate jewelry to antique bars to vintage automobiles available for your daily perusal. Auction time is serious business at Gatsby's, however, with tickets selling at a fairly high price for the right to bid on the likes of Elton John's wardrobe.
This Buckhead shop is the unofficial headquarters of Atlanta's skiing community. Known as much for its expert service as its expansive inventory, the shop maintains an impressive staff of ex-pros to offer assistance and instruction, aid with product selection and plan excursions to ski destinations around the Southeast and beyond. Skis, boots and apparel from the likes of Head, Salomon, Nordica and K2 are in good supply, and a separate ladies' boutique brings a sense of fashion to the shop.
This family-run business is one of only four fully stocked vegetarian grocery stores in the entire country. Shop here for fresh produce, health and beauty aids, vitamins and supplements, grains and cereals, quality groceries and natural health products, all under one roof. Special dietary foods are a specialty here, and popular items include wheat-free cookies, vegetarian frozen dinners and desserts, all organic produce, cruelty free skin products and eco-safe soaps and personal items. The store even stocks an interesting array of organic clothing products.
Since 1980, this stylish shop has provided custom designed and special order bridal ensembles for some of the trendiest wedding parties in Georgia. Housed in a three-story building, Bridals by Lori features a broad range of design concepts for every aspect of the wedding and every member of the party. Bridals also offers formal wear for men featuring designers like Hugo Boss, Joseph Abboud and Ralph Lauren. Patrons are invited to browse along with "computer attendants," personalized gown kiosks that help each guest zero in on the best styles for her tastes and budget. Appointments are accepted, but not required.
Located on Atlanta's northeast side, about 15 minutes from downtown via Interstate 85, this practical mall is filled with sensible stores. You won't find the glitzy Buckhead brand shopping, but there are plenty of opportunities to browse national chains and specialty shops. Northlake Mall is anchored by Macy's, Sears and JC Penney, and also features a comprehensive food court with plenty of fast food choices.
The Stalls have loads of antiques for customers. Located on the Bennett Street that is home to some of the best art in the city, the store houses premium quality products. With loads of furniture, figurines, wrought iron stuff, bamboo, art, Italian, French, American and English antiques brought in and displayed by the 60 dealers, Stalls - Bennett Street Antique Market & Café is a great option if you are looking to decorate your home. You can also drop in their cafe for lunch after you shop here.
Located inside Perimeter Mall in the upper level, the Apple Store caters to all of your Mac and iPod needs. Stop in to check out the latest games, software, and accessories. If you're traveling, the staff can direct you towards all the adapters you need for your electronics. Those who love electronics will love this shop with its up-to-date technology and gadgets. Don't forget to visit the Genius Bar for any advice regarding your device.
This consignment shop is one of the city's best, probably because it's run by the Junior League of Atlanta. You'll find a nice range of fashionable gear for women, plus clothing for children and infants. All consignments are carefully scrutinized and then sold at unbelievable discounts. Call ahead and find out when new shipments are due to arrive for the season, or shop during the annual sales, which are spaced throughout the year to provide even more spectacular bargains. All proceeds benefit selected charities. Check the website for more information as well as sale announcements.
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