American Journeys RV Travel Information
ATLANTA Camping Events Good Food History Museums Sight Seeing Sites Close By Sports/Golf Tips for Travelers For More Info Return to State Index Recommend this site to your RVing friends SHOPPING
If you like to combine your shopping with good food and entertainment, you'll want to start your shopping adventure at Underground Atlanta, Peachtree at Alabama Streets, 404-523-2311. As you stroll this 6-block shopping area you'll find yourself transported back to the Victorian era. In the 1920s, the city folks felt the need for some improvements so they built viaducts right over these original buildings. The merchants naturally moved upstairs and this area was pretty much ignored until the 1960s when some clever people saw its potential. Here you'll find sights like Atlanta Heritage Row along with 100+ neat stores, entertainment emporiums, and street-cart merchants.
If you want to do some upscale shopping head to the toney Buckhead area, north of Atlanta, where you'll find 1,000 retail stores and 200 restaurants and night clubs waiting to entertain you and your credit card. As you wander this area you'll run onto upscale stores like Timberland, 404-261-0460; Successories, 404-240-0906; Nike Town, 404-841-6444; The Museum Company, 404-365-8022; Gucci, 404-233-4899; and Gianni Versace, 404-814-0664. Another fun stop is the Westside Urban Market area, 1200 Howell Mill Rd, 404-872-7538. Here you will find fun stores like G. Gilbert, 404-355-3713; Owen Lawrence, 404-869-7360; Terra Cottage, 404-350-0330; and Savvy Snoot, 404-355-1399.
Antique lovers had better grab some smelling salts because they may feel faint once they hit Chamblee's Antique Row, Broad Street and Peachtree Road, Chamblee, GA, 770-458-1614, and find themselves surrounded by over 200 antique dealers. You'll find these unique shops tucked in historic homes, churches, and store fronts, some as old as the mid-1800s. You'll find more neat historic finds at the Old Mill Antique Village, 3240 East Ponce de Leon Ave, Scottsdale, GA, 404-292-0223.
Now if you are going to be in town during the 2nd weekend of the month, you need to check out Lakewood Antiques. This is a huge monthly sale with 1,500 dealers from around the country scattered over 13 acres.
If you don't mind taking a short drive, head to Buford, GA and the Artist's Colony, Main Street, 770-945-9718. As you wander through this downtown area you'll find it has been turned into an artist haven with contemporary artists and craftspeople offering their creations in the little shops and galleries scattered throughout town. You'll also find they have a Buford History Museum and Distinctive Collections, 37 E Main Street, 770-945-1660, where you can learn more about the history of this area; and the Lanier Museum of Natural History, 2601 Buford Dam Road, 770-945-3543, with exhibits on local animals, rocks, fossils, and plant life.
If you prefer to create your own treasures, you'll want to head to Pearl Artist & Craft Supply, 3756 Roswell Rd. N, 404-233-9400; and Strings & Strands, 4632 Wieuca Rd. NE, 404-252-9662. Do you prefer to play with threads and needles? Then you'll find what you are looking for at Calico Corners, 4256 Roswell Rd. N, 404-252-7443; Designer Fabrics,737 Miami Circle NE, 404-237-4246;and Forsyth Fabrics, 1190 Foster St. NW, 404-351-6050. Needle pointers will enjoy browsing at Atlanta Needlepoint, 290 Hilderbran Dr., 404-257-1304; the Needle Nook, 2165 Briarcliff Rd. N, 404-325-0068; and the Needlepoint Garden, 2991 Hardman Ct. N, 404-814-9004.
For bargain shopping head to Avondale Mall, 3588 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA, 404-289-6772. Here you'll find a Macy's Close Out store, plus 49 other shops featuring goodies for men, women, and kids. If you need the variety a mall offers, you'll want to head to Lennox Square Mall, 3393 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404- 233-7575. Lennox Square had more than 200 specially shops and restaurants, plus Macys, Rich's, and Atlanta's only Neiman Marcus.
Are your eggs and butter getting a little lonely in the fridge? Then grab your shopping list and head on over to Publix Super Market, 6615 Roswell Rd. NE, 404-843-4340; the Fitzgerald Food Store, 1370 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy. SE, Cartersville, GA, 770-606-9383; or Wal-Mart Supercenter, 3245 Lawrenceville Suwanee Rd, Suwanee, GA, 678-482-5441. If you don't mind driving, head to the DeKalb Farmer's Market, 3000 Ponce DeLeon Ave, Decatur, GA, 404-377-6400 As you wander the isles of this massive food warehouse you'll find fresh produce, meats, fresh-baked breads and pasteries, wines, cheeses, grains, and beers from around the world.
ADD YOUR EXPERIENCES Copyright© 1998-2012 Wynmor Inc. with all rights reserved. American Journeys Terms & Conditions of Use