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All Shop and No Drop: An Alpharetta Retail Therapy Resource

December 7, 2016

Alpharetta is a shopper’s sanctuary. The city is brimming with boutiques, rare retail gems and nationally beloved fashion favorites. With more than 250 stores and five special shopping districts, there are countless ways to tackle Alpharetta’s treasures. Turn your shopping trip into a day-long affair and see how here in Alpharetta, it is all shop and no drop!

Start Your Shopping Day the Right Way
With so many shopping spots to explore, scoring a great breakfast is key to starting your day the right way! Swing by The Nest Café for signature coffee, teas and smoothies, guaranteeing that extra energy kick or grab a bite at The Diner at North Point before heading to North Point Mall. A morning spent exploring the mall’s 100 stores, including the only American Girl Boutique and Bistro in Georgia, the LEGO Store, Michael Kors, Von Maur, Dillard’s and Macy’s, is a morning well spent. Stop by before lunch to beat the crowds, then pack up the car and head to the only-in-Alpharetta, mom and daughter run boutique Honey & Hazel to shop for some more affordable, fun and fashionable finds with a local flare!

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Shop Local, Eat Local
For a true taste of Alpharetta, plan a mid-day stop in the city’s downtown. Here you will find a buffet of shops and restaurants, all in the heart of the city. Downtown is just the spot to find that unique little something that will perfectly define your style. For fashion that gives back, be sure to visit UB4ME, where 15 percent of each purchase is donated to a chosen philanthropy. Visitors can also check out La Bella Maison for vintage inspired treasures including furniture, home decor, clothing and jewelry. Downtown Alpharetta is also the perfect place to take a break and grab a bite at one of the city’s signature restaurants like South Main Kitchen, offering a casual atmosphere with a delicious Southern twist. If you are seeking flavors of a different persuasion, Ceviche Taqueria & Margarita Bar has tasty tacos and delicious margaritas that are sure to satisfy.

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Afternoon
No Alpharetta shopping day is complete without an afternoon visit to Avalon, Alpharetta’s sustainably designed, 86-acre community of luxury shopping, dining, living and working space with a unique plethora of resort-inspired services. The open-air layout gives shoppers the chance to soak up the sun while swinging by their favorite stores. Popular spots include beloved boutiques such as Sage, fab’rik and Bonobos as well as upscale favorites like Banana Republic, Lou & Grey, Soft Surroundings, Vineyard Vines and Anthropologie. Celebrate a day well spent with dinner at one of Avalon’s 15+ restaurants. Holiday shoppers can even sneak off for some ice skating at Avalon’s very own seasonal skating rink!

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In Alpharetta, the shopping scene is always awesome. Whether hunting down deals for the holidays or scouting the latest styles for spring, Alpharetta has something for everyone!