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1. Short of taking home a brick wall, the best way to own a piece of the memorable graffiti marking Atlantas landscape is by buying a graf-good. Dr. Blade, an Atlanta-based artist whose stark, modernist Teutonic designs adorn signs and buildings throughout the city also puts out a line of high-quality T-shirts boasting his iconoclastically machine-age designs. Signature icons like his hawks and gas masks give his T-shirts a German Expressionist vibe, though he also shows his versatility with gray and hot pink industrial-cool shirts featuring an anime-evocative engine graphic. $20.

2. Most of the time, scouring thrift stores for cool vintage T-shirts ends with peeling images, wrong sizes and pit stains. But Smyrna-based Dirty Shirty takes the funk out of the search with its online catalog of vintage 70s and 80s iron-ons of musical throwbacks like Madonna circa Desperately Seeking Susan, as well as other pop culture icons like Farrah Fawcett and Papa Smurf. The iron-ons are transferred to new 50/50 cotton/polyester blend shirts in the size and color of your choice. 100 percent cotton available on request. Allow two weeks for delivery. $25 each. Shirts pictured: Twisted Sister and Star Wars.

3. Leave it to an artist to make the most utilitarian and ordinary of garments cool. Artist and DJ J. Ivcevich has created punk-meets-dandy socks in mens and womens sizes that boast catchy names like Mud Stream (mixing brown and turquoise) and Emerald City (a la Oz) and have the same maxed-out color scheme Ivcevichs canvases are renowned for. $10. Also available at Young Blood Gallery & Boutique, 629 Glenwood Ave. 404-627-0393; and Camden Street, 417 Moreland Ave. 404-522-5511.

4. A woman can never have too many purses, particularly when theyre as affordable and unique as L.A.s Jaime Lee handbags. Each bag features stainless steel flatware bent into handles that are attached to hand-sewn vintage fabrics. $30. Young Blood Gallery & Boutique, 629 Glenwood Ave. 404-627-0393.

5. Photographer and musician Angela West, whose images can be seen at Jackson Fine Art, exhibits superior time management skills by rounding out her impressive creative resume as a jewelry designer. Wests amazing versatility shows in her line of delicate, feminine pieces in sterling silver and 14K. These consummately crafted earrings and necklaces naturally exhibit a photographers expected attention to detail. Earrings pictured: 14K gold with quartz, $285. Other styles available.

6. The messenger bag is so 1999. Ditch the last millenniums portage for a Yemila Urban Nomads piece. This Atlanta-based accessory company refurbishes vintage suitcases, train cases and vinyl bags with crazy magazine collages on the outside and new fabrics on the inside for a totally unique look. Pictured: train case, $75. Vinyl tote, $55. Also available at Wood is Wonderful, 2313 Benjamin Mays Drive. 678-793-3250;Yo Yo Boutique & Gallery, 188A Carroll St. 404-389-0912; and others.

7. What to get the foodie who has everything? Cheese, please. A sampler from Georgias own Sweet Grass Dairy includes three half-pounds of award-winning cheese including Myrtlewood, Georgia gouda and Thomasville tomme. You can also opt to include nibbles like crostini crackers, dried fig spread, pecans and Sweet Grass summer sausage. No Laughing Cow processed fromage this year! Note: The goods arrive in a sturdy cardboard box, not a gift basket, but the contents make up for lack of presentation. Pictured: $50.

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