By Janet Rodgers, President and CEO of the Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau
The holidays are just around the corner! Now is the perfect time to start planning your weekend shopping getaway to Alpharetta, Georgia – well-known as one of the best shopping destinations in North Georgia. From couture fashion to elite home decor, acclaimed chains to contempo boutiques, Alpharetta’s five distinct shopping districts have it all.
Shop at over 25 eclectic boutiques on six streets in the charming downtown district, many of which are exclusive and can only be found in Alpharetta. Find unique fashion ensembles at Leather ‘N Pearle. Browse vintage home decor, jewelry, and custom pieces at La Bella Maison. Explore an array of home décor from various vendors at White Dog Décor at The Cotton House. Study creatively driven cutting edge artwork at Chic Evolution of Art. Peruse curated items from both new and vintage sources at Sis & Moon’s. Grab a cup of joe and baked goods at Mugs on Milton to refuel.
Located on 86 lush acres in a resort-style destination,
Alpharetta’s Avalon is home to over 50 fine-retail boutiques, luxury brands, 15+ chef-driven dining experiences, and lavish
entertainment. Style your own necklace at Kendra Scott, pick up a one-of-a kind outfit from Johnny Was, grab a glass of vino from CRU Food & Wine’s rooftop bar, and walk the boulevard to the Plaza lawn for local entertainment or games. Avalon’s Plaza lawn converts to a Rockefeller-center sized ice skating rink during the winter months. Wine, dine, and recline with the latest movies at Regal Cinema where a full-service kitchen, bar, and reclining leather seats await your viewing pleasure.
North Point Mall
North Point Mall is home to more than 100 major retailers, including the only American Girl Boutique & Bistro in Georgia, an innovative LEGO store, upscale brands like Michael Kors and Sur la table, along with Macy’s, Von Maur, and Dillard’s. Find more shops like Stein Mart, Nordstrom Rack, REI and specialty boutiques such as Honey & Hazel along Haynes Bridge Road and North Point Parkway surrounding the mall. Enjoy the latest Hollywood flicks at AMC North Point Mall IMAX with recliner seats, full bar, food, and lounge.
North on Main
Upscale resale is all the rage, so indulge yourself in 30,000-square-feet of antiques and memorabilia at Queen of Hearts. Don’t miss the $4 rack, a customer favorite at Designer Consigner or the continuous sale rack at Couture Consigner. Saddle up at Dover Saddlery for all your equestrian gear. Find shabby-chic home décor, clothing and gifts at Isabella Bleu.
This picturesque thoroughfare is lined with spas, boutiques and international cuisine. Step into Dress Up Boutique for trendy, weekly new arrivals at affordable prices. Redecorating? Visit Home Expressions Interiors or Loretta’s Interior Design that specializes in designer chairs for all styles.
With so much shopping to do, why not stay the weekend? Add value to your visit with specially designed hotel packages or a
special rate for the weekend at one of Alpharetta’s 23 modern and
affordable hotels. Many hotels offer a selection of suites,
complimentary breakfast, and internet. Visit www.awesomealpharetta.com for a full list of hotel rates and packages.