You searched for:

Start over

Narrow Search

  • Year

  • Section

  • Category

  • Show only

Consumer Culture

Best shopping district: Little Five Points

Reader Pick

Runner-up
Virginia-Highland

Best Accessories for Pampered Pets

Highland Pet Supply

Whether you’re looking for a $170 dog bed, a $325 kitty jungle gym, $60 doggie booties or cat kibble labeled duck or salmon “a la »more

Best Bakery for the Quaintest Cakes

Highland Bakery

The cakes at HIGHLAND BAKERY aren’t like the ones you might find at those fancy cake makers, where towering layers impose in their perfection. Instead, »more

Best Bizarre Signage

"Pet N' Bait," "Taxes" and "Tires (New & Used)"

Driving east on Glenwood Avenue away from the city, you take a right on Second Avenue, just shy of the East Lake Golf Club. You »more

Best Boutique for Trendsetters

Bill Hallman

It’s unusual to stay relevant in fashion as long as BILL HALLMAN has, but somehow, this venerable store seems to have the freshest, cheekiest looks »more

Best CD Shopping for Indie Snobs

Criminal Records

The first thing you’ll notice when you walk into CRIMINAL RECORDS is that the high-set counters make the staff tower over you like gods of »more

Best Excuse to Get Rid of Your Gut

Urban Body Fitness

Located right off Ponce in Va-Hi in a two-level loft, URBAN BODY FITNESS is out to give you a more personal fitness experience than you’ll »more

Best Excuse to Throw a Dinner Party

Your DeKalb Farmer's Market

Covering 140,000 square feet of well-air-conditioned space, YOUR DEKALB FARMER’S MARKET isn’t a farmer’s market in the traditional sense. That is, it doesn’t carry goods »more

Best Not-so-bargain Bargain Shoppin’

Luxe

The coveted spring 2007 Stella McCartney dress — a silk, strapless A-line mini — still, months later, haunts our dreams. And those Sergio Rossi stilettos? »more

Best Old-School Bookstore

Books Again

Traditional used bookstores — the kind with a mix of recent hardcovers, classic fiction and obscure old tomes with gotta-have titles such as I Was »more

Best OTP Bargain Couture

Fantastic Finds

Despite its location in a drab strip shopping center off the beaten path in the suburban jumble of Sandy Springs, FANTASTIC FINDS delivers the goods, »more

Best Place for the Sexiest Skivvies

O'Clair de Lune

A few years back, French-born-and-raised Lamia Aouassi was in the business of importing vegetables. Though she’s still in the import industry, it’s taken a bit »more

Best Place for Timeless Threads

Stefan's

You could haunt Goodwill like a ghost and never find vintage items as choice as those at STEFAN’S. From ’50s bowling shirts and fur-trimmed swing »more

Best Place to Buy a Glass Tobacco Pipe

42 Degrees South

There are plenty of enticing and exotic wares in the front of the store to distract you, from handcrafted jewelry to billowing glass sculptures to »more

Best Place to Dress Your Baby À La Mini Me

Cayenne

Pack a lunch; we’re taking a road trip. Believe it or not, the most fashionable kids’ clothes are found OTP … in Duluth. CAYENNE carries »more

Best Place to Drop a Wad on Skinny Jeans

Blue Genes

Though we swore we’d never do it, we caved liked everyone else. We had no idea how many wildly expensive skinny choices we’d have: Chip »more

Best Place to Enjoy a Brew with Your New ’Do

Rooster's

If Ernest Hemingway’s reanimated corpse somehow found itself shambling down Powers Ferry Road in desperate need of a shave and haircut, it would surely stumble »more

Best Place to Fill Your Tank

QuikTrip

It might only be a penny cheaper by the gallon compared with its closest competitor, but Atlanta’s four QUIKTRIP stations offer something more than cheap »more

Best Place to Furnish a Jetsons’ Pad

Context

In addition to providing a new drooling venue for contemporary-furniture enthusiasts, CONTEXT has taken the pioneering step of opening its spacious downtown showroom in a »more

Best Place to Get Waxed by a Lust Lister

Salon Red and Spa

Actually, SALON RED AND SPA in Candler Park is probably the only place to get waxed by a winner of CL’s annual Lust List. In »more

Best Place to Get Your Rear End Buffed

Do It Right

There are more than 115 car washes in the metro — not including the free-wash-with-fill-up gas stations that do little beyond taking the dust off. »more

Best Post-Lakewood Rummaging Spot

Scott Antique Market

Folks loved Lakewood because, in addition to the costly antiques, there was plenty of good junk and funky tchotchkes to be had at reasonable prices. »more

Best Reason to Play in the Dirt

The Urban Gardener

From the extensive line of organic and natural fertilizers and pest control to the earthy, knowledgeable and helpful staff to the sprawling community garden that »more

Best Reason to Stay Away from Blockbuster

Videodrome

Don’t let some nationwide chain — or your Netflix queue — dictate which films you check out next. If you really want to broaden your »more

Best Record Shop That Feels Like a Time Warp

Low Yo Yo Stuff

Former Athens music staple LOW YO YO STUFF, well-known for its tight quarters and unwieldy selection, relocated two blocks ITP in April 2006. The shop »more

Best Resource for Cobbling Together a New Kitchen

ReStore

Georgia nonprofit Habitat for Humanity does more than build homes for the needy. It also offers donated home-renovation supplies to the public — at a »more

Best Resource for the Carless

Flexcar

For those who’d like to give up their cars full-time — with the option of having some wheels to borrow for grocery shopping, picking up »more

Best Sample/Trunk/Clearance Sale

Intown Boutique Warehouse Sale

The Big Apple has the fabled semiannual Barney’s Warehouse Sale; we’ve got the locally renowned INTOWN BOUTIQUE WAREHOUSE SALE, where bargain hunters can score seriously »more

Best Store for Buying Shabby-Chic Decor

Melrose on Ponce

Merchandise spills out into the parking lot from MELROSE ON PONCE’s loaded front porch. Weathered benches, plant stands and peculiar lamp bases hint at what »more

Best Store Makeover

Wish

Putting a hipster clothing boutique in a stately old library building on Moreland Avenue was a stroke of genius when WISH opened a dozen or »more

Best Unpretentious Salon for Hipster Mops

Adore Hair Studio & Shoppe

It’s barely a year old, but Inman Park’s ADORE HAIR STUDIO & SHOPPE has attracted a — dare we say it? — adoring clientele, and »more

Best Way to Impress a New Flame in the Kitchen

Star Provisions

So you want to invite your new beau to your place for dinner, but there’s just one teensy problem: You don’t know the difference between »more

Best Wine Selection at a Grocery Store

Ansley Mall Kroger

We would never have guessed that our hunt for a bottle of 1921 Chateau Caillou Sauternes would have led us to the ANSLEY MALL KROGER. »more

Best Workout for Masochists

Kettlebell Training at Studio Lotus

Move over, yoga and Pilates. A long-ignored form of Russian strength training is making a comeback, and disciples swear that two months of the exercise »more

Timeless: Best Retail District to Maintain a Classic Vibe

Little Five Points

It’s more than 2,000 miles away from Haight-Ashbury, but on a good weekend, Finley Square is a gathering ground full of free spirits — some »more

Trendy: Best Shopping Destination for Chloe, Marc Jacobs and Zac Posen

Phipps Plaza

It’s part of every guidebook to Atlanta. It’s heralded as the premiere shopping destination of the South. Gucci, Jimmy Choo and Versace all reside here. »more

Best Accessories for Pampered Pets

Highland Pet Supply

Whether you’re looking for a $170 dog bed, a $325 kitty jungle gym, $60 doggie booties or cat kibble labeled duck or salmon “a la »more

Best Bakery for the Quaintest Cakes

Highland Bakery

The cakes at HIGHLAND BAKERY aren’t like the ones you might find at those fancy cake makers, where towering layers impose in their perfection. Instead, »more

Best Bizarre Signage

"Pet N' Bait," "Taxes" and "Tires (New & Used)"

Driving east on Glenwood Avenue away from the city, you take a right on Second Avenue, just shy of the East Lake Golf Club. You »more

Best Boutique for Trendsetters

Bill Hallman

It’s unusual to stay relevant in fashion as long as BILL HALLMAN has, but somehow, this venerable store seems to have the freshest, cheekiest looks »more

Best CD Shopping for Indie Snobs

Criminal Records

The first thing you’ll notice when you walk into CRIMINAL RECORDS is that the high-set counters make the staff tower over you like gods of »more

Best Excuse to Get Rid of Your Gut

Urban Body Fitness

Located right off Ponce in Va-Hi in a two-level loft, URBAN BODY FITNESS is out to give you a more personal fitness experience than you’ll »more

Best Excuse to Throw a Dinner Party

Your DeKalb Farmer's Market

Covering 140,000 square feet of well-air-conditioned space, YOUR DEKALB FARMER’S MARKET isn’t a farmer’s market in the traditional sense. That is, it doesn’t carry goods »more

Best Not-so-bargain Bargain Shoppin’

Luxe

The coveted spring 2007 Stella McCartney dress — a silk, strapless A-line mini — still, months later, haunts our dreams. And those Sergio Rossi stilettos? »more

Best Old-School Bookstore

Books Again

Traditional used bookstores — the kind with a mix of recent hardcovers, classic fiction and obscure old tomes with gotta-have titles such as I Was »more

Best OTP Bargain Couture

Fantastic Finds

Despite its location in a drab strip shopping center off the beaten path in the suburban jumble of Sandy Springs, FANTASTIC FINDS delivers the goods, »more

Best Place for the Sexiest Skivvies

O'Clair de Lune

A few years back, French-born-and-raised Lamia Aouassi was in the business of importing vegetables. Though she’s still in the import industry, it’s taken a bit »more

Best Place for Timeless Threads

Stefan's

You could haunt Goodwill like a ghost and never find vintage items as choice as those at STEFAN’S. From ’50s bowling shirts and fur-trimmed swing »more

Best Place to Buy a Glass Tobacco Pipe

42 Degrees South

There are plenty of enticing and exotic wares in the front of the store to distract you, from handcrafted jewelry to billowing glass sculptures to »more

Best Place to Dress Your Baby À La Mini Me

Cayenne

Pack a lunch; we’re taking a road trip. Believe it or not, the most fashionable kids’ clothes are found OTP … in Duluth. CAYENNE carries »more

Best Place to Drop a Wad on Skinny Jeans

Blue Genes

Though we swore we’d never do it, we caved liked everyone else. We had no idea how many wildly expensive skinny choices we’d have: Chip »more

Best Place to Enjoy a Brew with Your New ’Do

Rooster's

If Ernest Hemingway’s reanimated corpse somehow found itself shambling down Powers Ferry Road in desperate need of a shave and haircut, it would surely stumble »more

Best Place to Fill Your Tank

QuikTrip

It might only be a penny cheaper by the gallon compared with its closest competitor, but Atlanta’s four QUIKTRIP stations offer something more than cheap »more

Best Place to Furnish a Jetsons’ Pad

Context

In addition to providing a new drooling venue for contemporary-furniture enthusiasts, CONTEXT has taken the pioneering step of opening its spacious downtown showroom in a »more

Best Place to Get Waxed by a Lust Lister

Salon Red and Spa

Actually, SALON RED AND SPA in Candler Park is probably the only place to get waxed by a winner of CL’s annual Lust List. In »more

Best Place to Get Your Rear End Buffed

Do It Right

There are more than 115 car washes in the metro — not including the free-wash-with-fill-up gas stations that do little beyond taking the dust off. »more

Best Post-Lakewood Rummaging Spot

Scott Antique Market

Folks loved Lakewood because, in addition to the costly antiques, there was plenty of good junk and funky tchotchkes to be had at reasonable prices. »more

Best Reason to Play in the Dirt

The Urban Gardener

From the extensive line of organic and natural fertilizers and pest control to the earthy, knowledgeable and helpful staff to the sprawling community garden that »more

Best Reason to Stay Away from Blockbuster

Videodrome

Don’t let some nationwide chain — or your Netflix queue — dictate which films you check out next. If you really want to broaden your »more

Best Record Shop That Feels Like a Time Warp

Low Yo Yo Stuff

Former Athens music staple LOW YO YO STUFF, well-known for its tight quarters and unwieldy selection, relocated two blocks ITP in April 2006. The shop »more

Best Resource for Cobbling Together a New Kitchen

ReStore

Georgia nonprofit Habitat for Humanity does more than build homes for the needy. It also offers donated home-renovation supplies to the public — at a »more

Best Resource for the Carless

Flexcar

For those who’d like to give up their cars full-time — with the option of having some wheels to borrow for grocery shopping, picking up »more

Best Sample/Trunk/Clearance Sale

Intown Boutique Warehouse Sale

The Big Apple has the fabled semiannual Barney’s Warehouse Sale; we’ve got the locally renowned INTOWN BOUTIQUE WAREHOUSE SALE, where bargain hunters can score seriously »more

Best Store for Buying Shabby-Chic Decor

Melrose on Ponce

Merchandise spills out into the parking lot from MELROSE ON PONCE’s loaded front porch. Weathered benches, plant stands and peculiar lamp bases hint at what »more

Best Store Makeover

Wish

Putting a hipster clothing boutique in a stately old library building on Moreland Avenue was a stroke of genius when WISH opened a dozen or »more

Best Unpretentious Salon for Hipster Mops

Adore Hair Studio & Shoppe

It’s barely a year old, but Inman Park’s ADORE HAIR STUDIO & SHOPPE has attracted a — dare we say it? — adoring clientele, and »more

Best Way to Impress a New Flame in the Kitchen

Star Provisions

So you want to invite your new beau to your place for dinner, but there’s just one teensy problem: You don’t know the difference between »more

Best Wine Selection at a Grocery Store

Ansley Mall Kroger

We would never have guessed that our hunt for a bottle of 1921 Chateau Caillou Sauternes would have led us to the ANSLEY MALL KROGER. »more

Best Workout for Masochists

Kettlebell Training at Studio Lotus

Move over, yoga and Pilates. A long-ignored form of Russian strength training is making a comeback, and disciples swear that two months of the exercise »more

Timeless: Best Retail District to Maintain a Classic Vibe

Little Five Points

It’s more than 2,000 miles away from Haight-Ashbury, but on a good weekend, Finley Square is a gathering ground full of free spirits — some »more

Trendy: Best Shopping Destination for Chloe, Marc Jacobs and Zac Posen

Phipps Plaza

It’s part of every guidebook to Atlanta. It’s heralded as the premiere shopping destination of the South. Gucci, Jimmy Choo and Versace all reside here. »more

  • Pin It

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment


© 2014 Creative Loafing Atlanta
Powered by Foundation