Atlanta for shoppers
A suggested one-day itinerary
Morning: Start the day in style with a trip to the luxurious neighbourhood of Buckhead. Upscale shopping and decadent dining converge at the district’s newest mall, The Shops Buckhead Atlanta, where the glitzy boutiques of high-end brands such as Jimmy Choo, Tom Ford, Christian Louboutin, Dior and Hermès draw fashionistas in with sparkling window displays. There are also plenty of places for a stylish breakfast or brunch. But don’t blow your budget too fast – there’s plenty more to come.
Afternoon: Atlanta’s shopping scene is spread out by neighbourhood, so leave the malls and hit the streets for the afternoon. For art and antiques, head to Bennett Street District, where galleries are filled with quirky souvenirs and standout pieces to take home. For something a little different, explore Atlanta’s hippest precinct, Little Five Points, with its bohemian boutiques, trendy stores and retro record shops.
Evening: A shopping trip to Atlanta isn’t complete without visiting Atlantic Station. The al fresco retail mecca is jam-packed with stores, from the showy outlets of big-name high street brands to local boutiques stocking independent designers. There are also myriad restaurants and a cinema where you can wind down after a blockbuster day of shopping. Stores are open until 9pm, so it’s the perfect place to shop, and then drop.