Best Places to Shop in Atlanta
Georgia’s Capital and largest city with a metro area of more than 5 million stylish residents is home to more than just peaches and southern belles. Atlanta is a shopping metropolis, with fantastic malls waiting around every corner. Here are a few of our favorites.
Lenox Square Mall, located in Atlanta’s upscale Buckhead neighborhood has served as the go-to 250-store retail destination for area shopaholics since 1959. Prized for being the singular mall in the Atlanta metropolitan area to offer certain desirable retail stores. Lenox Square is a hip and bustling place to see and be seen. With a line-up of stores that include Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus. FENDI, Burberry, Cartier, and Louis Vuitton, how can you go wrong? Phipps Plaza Mall, another top Atlanta shopping destination located in Buckhead is a must-see, must-shop mall. Decorated to the nines with dazzling marble floors, sweeping staircases and elegant chandeliers, you’ll feel as though you’re in a resplendent southern mansion. Phipps Plaza Mall is where you’ll have the opportunity to max out your credit cards at fabulous retailers like Gucci, Valentino, Versace, Giorgio Armani, Jimmy Choo, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Another popular mall worthy of a visit is the Perimeter Mall, located north of downtown. With national chain store brands like Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Coach, Anthropologie, Sephora as well as boutiques you won’t find elsewhere in Atlanta, this mall is an ideal place to spend your Atlanta shopping dollars.
Moving into the burbs, sits the Mall of Georgia, located in Buford northeast of Atlanta. This massive 225-store retail destination is so large, that it has been dubbed the official mall of the state of Georgia. The Mall of Georgia is home to just about every retail brand you can think of along with 5 department stores including Belk, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Macy’s and Nordstrom. Another fun mall to see if you happen to be in the Kennesaw GA area is The Town Center at Cobb. This shopping destination boasts scores of your favorite retail stores like bebe, Belk, Abercrombie & Fitch, Coach, and Forever 21, in addition to a few unexpected surprises, making the mall a die-hard shopaholic’s dream come true. Other indoor malls around the Atlanta area you may want to check out are the North Point Mall in Alpharetta GA, The Cumberland Mall, located northwest of downtown around Smyrna, and The Mall at Stonecrest in Lithonia east of Atlanta.
There is no doubt that the open-air, pedestrian friendly outdoor shopping mall theme is sweeping the country, and Atlanta is leading the way with a selection of 7 outdoor malls that are just peachy. The Shoppes at River Crossing in Macon GA is home to popular outdoor mall favorites like Ann Taylor Loft, Chico’s, Coldwater Creek, J. Jill, Talbots, Gap Kids, Gymboree, and Strasburg Children. The Avenue East Cobb in Marietta north of Atlanta, The Avenue West Cobb in Marietta, The Avenue Forsyth in Cumming GA, The Avenue Peachtree City just southwest of Atlanta, The Avenue Webb Gin in Snellville northeast of Atlanta, and The Forum on Peachtree Parkway in Norcross GA northeast of Atlanta, each offer a great selection of stores and restaurants you’ll want to check out.
And for all of you outlet mall aficionados, the North Georgia Premium Outlets in Dawsonville northeast of Atlanta, Sugarloaf Mills in Lawrenceville northeast of Atlanta, and the Tanger Outlets in Commerce GA located northeast of Atlanta, are all offering up shopping deals to good to pass up.