Buckhead is Atlanta’s premier shopping destination, with luxury shops like Jimmy Choo, Tiffany’s, Louis Vuitton and Diptyque housed within its major retail centers. While these high-end brands are what Buckhead is known for, the Atlanta neighborhood is also home to unique local boutiques and some of the South’s best antique shops.
Luxury Shopping in Buckhead
Buckhead’s first major retail outlet, Lenox Square, is the largest shopping mall in the Southeast. The mall is home to department stores like Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s, as well as brands like Burberry, 7 for All Mankind, Brooks Brothers, Madewell and Free People. After you’ve shopped until you’re about to drop, indulge in delicious fare from ATL Taco, California Pizza Kitchen, True Food Kitchen or Cousins Maine Lobster. Even your sweet tooth can be satisfied at Lenox Square thanks to Sprinkles and its 24/7 cupcake machine, The Dapper Doughnut and Pinkberry.
Situated diagonal across Peachtree Road from Lenox Square is Phipps Plaza, one of the most prestigious shopping centers in the South offering top-tier shopping and access to personal shoppers. Phipps is home to department stores including Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom, but it’s most well-known for its opulent interior and high-end shops. Stores feature men and women’s clothing and accessories, home décor retailers, children’s boutiques and more, including Arhaus, Elie Tahara, Sur la Table, Bottega Veneta and Valentino. Phipps is also home to top dining destinations like Davio’s, The Tavern at Phipps and Daniel Reed’s Public Kitchen and Bar. Simon Malls, the owner of Phipps, just announced mixed-use development plans that include a new Nobu hotel and Nobu restaurant, as well as a gym and office space.
The newest shopping center in Buckhead is The Shops Buckhead Atlanta, a luxury outdoor shopping destination. Find brands including Christian Louboutin, Bonobos, Theory, L’Occitane and Planet Blue, work up a sweat at Barry’s Bootcamp, Flywheel or Highland Yoga, or find an agent to help you purchase your luxury Atlanta home at Engel & Völkers. Buckhead’s proclivity for gourmet dining continues here, with options including The Southern Gentleman, Gypsy Kitchen, Le Bilboquet and Shake Shack, among others.
Antique Shopping in Buckhead
What was old is new again at the many antique shops found throughout Buckhead. Miami Circle is one of the city’s most well-known design districts with more than 60 showrooms open to both the trade and the public. Stores specialize in artwork, clothing, design services, rugs, lighting, furniture, flooring and much more. Select the perfect fine art piece for your home from Pryor Fine Art, find a beautiful area rug at Azra Rugs or enjoy antique shopping at The Gables Antiques.
Nestled in the Colonial Homes neighborhood of Buckhead, Bennett Street is home to small shops and art galleries. Stores include Nottingham Antiques, Chung Art Gallery, Overton Oriental Rugs and Antiques and Interiors Market, and the street is even home to the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.
Atlanta’s premier destination for design professionals, the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) features more than 50 showrooms and studios. Located between Lindbergh and Peachtree Hills, ADAC has select events open to the public.
Not far from ADAC is Peachtree Battle Antiques and Interiors, one of Atlanta’s premier antique destinations. Established more than 100 years ago, this jewel offers an exceptional selection of antiques, accessories, art and more.
In the Buckhead Village neighborhood, located inside the perimeter of Peachtree and Piedmont roads and Peachtree Avenue south, you’ll find thriving independent stores. The former residential area now houses businesses and restaurants in unique cottages just steps from the Buckhead Triangle. Some of the city’s most popular restaurants and bars can be found here, as well as a variety of locally owned shops, a farmer’s market, consignment stores, cafes, unique boutiques and art galleries. Some of the most popular shops in the area include Labels After 5, Maria Heckscher Salon, Boxwoods and Paces Papers and Pieces. Or, stop in for a quick meal at Basil’s Restaurant and Tapas Bar, Chops Lobster Bar and Café Agora. For late-night fun, you can’t miss Johnny’s Hideaway, Five Paces Inn or Buckhead Theatre.
No matter what type of shopping you prefer, Buckhead offers it, from one-of-a-kind retailers to luxury brands, decadent restaurants and local watering holes. With so many amazing destinations to choose from, which top Buckhead shop will be your first stop?
For more information on Atlanta’s unique neighborhoods or for help moving to the metro area, visit www.KNOWAtlanta.com, the city’s premier relocation magazine.