Buckhead Village District in Atlanta, Georgia

Buckhead Village District in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by @benjamingalland

20 of the Best Shopping Destinations in Georgia

From high-end luxury brands to antique markets, Georgia has shopping in the bag.

If you want it, you'll likely find it at Georgia's great shopping destinations. From retail developments with famous brands to delightful downtowns with locally owned boutiques, and from one-of-a-kind shops to antique lovers' playgrounds, Georgia's shopping landscape has it all.

Plan a shopping trip to discover great deals, unique gifts and the latest fashions at these cities and small towns throughout Georgia.

Shopping Hubs

Why hit one store when you can hit dozens at the same time? Head to these retail developments to find everything you want in one place.

Avalon in Alpharetta, Georgia
Avalon in Alpharetta, Georgia

Avalon in Alpharetta

Just north of Atlanta in Alpharetta, Avalon features a live/work/play complex with beautiful architecture and shopping options, including Kendra Scott, Vineyard Vines, Orvis, and the Paper Source. With 570,000 square feet of carefully curated retail, there is a plethora of amazing finds around every turn.

Buckhead in Atlanta

Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood is a shopping mecca with Lenox Square, Phipps Plaza, and Buckhead Village District. All three are located within minutes of each other with an eye-popping array of high-end boutiques such as Christian Louboutin, Dior, Versace, Tiffany & Co., Burberry and Fendi. At Lenox, you’ll also find wallet-friendly options such as Gap, Steve Madden, and Express.

New Black Wall Street Market in Stonecrest

The New Black Wall Street Market in Stonecrest is a destination for family fun, entertainment, retail, gourmet grocery shopping, and fine dining. Inspired by the history of "Black Wall Street" in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this world-class facility features up-and-coming businesses in Atlanta. Shop for apparel, accessories, jewelry, home decor and much more from shops and restaurants locally owned by women and minorities.

Shoppes at River Crossing in Macon

In Macon, the Shoppes at River Crossing features just about every staple you can think of (Barnes & Noble, American Eagle, DSW, Pier One, Chico’s). With Belk and Dillard’s as anchor stores, this mall is worth a stop.

Surrey Center in Augusta

At Augusta’s Surrey Center, you’ll find independent boutiques and select chains with an indie vibe, such as Fab’rik. Antiques, gifts, and housewares are also well represented, and a day spa and a salon offer pampering respites once your shopping is done.

Outlet Shopping

At North Georgia Premium Outlets in Dawsonville, folks from near and far enjoy the selection of 140 outlet shops in every category, with brands including Armani, Brooks Brothers, Under Armour, Nike, and Pottery Barn. Other outlet centers around the state include the Tanger Outlets near Savannah in Pooler (Ann Taylor, J. Crew, Vera Bradley, Brooks Brothers) and Tanger Outlet Center in Commerce (Adidas, Gap Factory, Michael Kors); Calhoun Outlet Marketplace (Coach, Old Navy, Polo Ralph Lauren); and the Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta in Woodstock (Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Eddie Bauer, Carter's Babies and Kids).

Find more in this guide to Georgia's Outlet Shopping.

Delightful Downtowns

In many Georgia cities and towns, the heart of town is the heart of shopping. Discover local bookstores, handmade crafts and clothes, art galleries, unique gifts and much more.

Downtown Athens, Georgia
Downtown Athens, Georgia. Photo by VisitAthensGA, Jake Gee

Athens

The funky town of Athens may pull most of its reputation from football, food and music, but it’s quite a shopper’s haven, too. Check out the famed Heery’s, which has been selling the latest fashion trends for more than 50 years. Don’t miss Community, a sustainable fashion shop selling redesigned vintage and locally designed clothing, and Avid, a stellar independent bookstore.

Douglas

In downtown Douglas, four blocks of shops include Eve (a ladies' clothing boutique carrying trendy pieces from luxury labels) and Norris Shoe Store (a town mainstay for more than 70 years).

Madison

The super-charming, historic downtown Madison is a haven for home decor and interior design shops. Combine them with the myriad of antique stores in the area, and you'll have new treasures to makeover your home in no time. Also, be sure to check out the cute boutiques like Amelia's Apparel, foods from local farms at Community Roots Market, and the sweetest baby gifts at Madison Grace Baby.

Roswell

You’ll find compelling shopping in downtown Roswell, where charming Canton Street is lined with art galleries, jewelry stores, gift shops, clothing boutiques and specialty shops (check out Oli+Ve, which sells specialty olive oils).

Sandersville

Must-sees in Sandersville include Geo.’s Quarters, a gift shop located in a stunning historic building, and Warthen Lane Interiors, which offers antiques, home accessories, fabrics, wallpapers, and gourmet food products.

Reubel Fine Jewelry at Plant Riverside District in Savannah, Georgia
Reubel Fine Jewelry at Plant Riverside District in Savannah, Georgia

Savannah

In Savannah, River and Broughton streets and City Market are home to dozens of shopping delights (and oh, the dining options when you need to recharge your batteries!). Beautiful historic buildings house art galleries, antique shops, and gourmet food markets. Don’t miss the Savannah Bee Company, The Paris Market on Broughton Street, and on River Street, don't miss the shops at Plant Riverside District.

Thomasville

Thomasville’s downtown district offers a vibrant retail scene with craft shops, bookstores, antique shops, clothing boutiques, a florist and a day spa. Explore the historic downtown in southwest Georgia with more than 100 merchants specializing in artisan products, food, outdoor gear and more.

Thomson

In Thomson, boutiques such as Peacock Hill and Laura Lane’s Home Decor & Gifts boast an array of products made locally, including Chinaberry Foods’ famed cheese straws, cultured pearl jewelry from The Pearl Girls, and handmade goat’s milk skincare products from Shakerock Farm.)

Find more shopping adventures in Georgia's cities and small towns.

Destination Shops

Some stores simply stand alone and are worth a trip all by themselves. Add these one-of-a-kind stores to your itinerary and see what we mean.

Stickland's Boots in Dublin, Georgia
Stickland's Boots in Dublin, Georgia

Strickland's Boots in Dublin

Strickland’s Boots in Dublin is a family-owned and operated business carrying more than 6,000 pairs of designer cowboy and work boots. Don’t worry about being overwhelmed by the sheer number of boots available — this place is known for its customer service. They measure every foot that comes through the door and keep detailed records of your likes, purchases, and even your holiday wish list. After you've picked the perfect boots, grab a bite at a local restaurant like Deano's Italian or Company Supply, and check out some of the other things to do in Dublin.

Alexander's Store in Blairsville

Alexander’s Store in Blairsville began as a general store in 1953 and now sells everything from clothing to furniture to appliances, earning the nickname "the Macy’s of the Mountains." Bonus: They offer free gift wrapping — a tradition since the store opened seven decades ago. While you're in town, you won't want to miss the view from atop Brasstown Bald and the great restaurants and things to do in Blairsville.

Randy Wood Guitars in Bloomingdale

In Bloomingdale, Randy Wood Guitars offers everything from new guitars to used fiddles within an old-timey building. Bluegrass veteran Randy Wood helms the operation, offering guidance and tales from his days making guitars for Elvis and Johnny Cash. After you've selected your guitar and browsed the record store for some vinyl to add to your collection, head into Savannah for a bite to eat and more shopping!

Artsy Enclaves & Treasure Troves

With its numerous art galleries and antique stores, Georgia is filled with treasures waiting to be found. Here are just a few you won't want to miss.

Artists Row in Augusta, Georgia
Artists Row in Augusta, Georgia. Photo by Ralph Daniel

Artists Row in Augusta

In Augusta, Artists Row is an inspirational collective of more than 10 galleries and shops with the works of local artists and those with international renown. Browse the creations of sculptors, painters, glass workers, woodworkers, jewelry-makers, and more. The first Friday of each month, many of the artists are on hand to talk about their works and enjoy live music and refreshments with shoppers.

Chamblee's Antique Row District

With more than 350 dealers offering antiques and collectibles in more than 300,000 square feet of retail space, Chamblee's Antique Row is Atlanta's favorite prop house for movies and TV. Shop for furniture, toys, pottery and glassware, collectibles and much more.

Scott Antique Market in Atlanta

In Atlanta, the internationally renowned Scott Antique Market boasts the world’s largest indoor antique show the second weekend of every month.


Ready to plan your trip? Be sure to check the Explore Georgia Calendar of Events for special shopping events and festivals full of even more great finds!

Published: December 2023
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