In mere days, social distancing and working from home (for those fortunate enough to do so) are the new normal. It has become our civic duty to stay in. Fortunately, thanks to the magic of the internet, we don’t have to truly go without. Online shopping is every bit part of our new normal. In fact, it’s encouraged for two major reasons—first, to reduce the spread of coronavirus, and secondly, to help generate revenue for small, local businesses who have had to close their physical doors.
Whether you’re filling up your virtual cart for a welcome distraction, you’re supporting small business, or you’re simply looking to send a happy to someone you can’t see in-person right now, there’s never been a better time to explore boutique offerings from the comfort of your home. Here are just a few of Alpharetta’s chic havens that have made it easier than ever to order away:
From boho tops to sassy-as-she-wannabe rompers, Honey & Hazel is stocked with hot apparel designed to highlight your curves while flattening the curve. With special discounts and free shipping for a limited time, you have every reason to snag a new perfume, set of kitschy-cool earrings, and so much more from Honey & Hazel.
Cute finds and free shipping make Magnolia Moon a must during the current shut-in. We are living for comfy-luxe rainbow lettered graphic Alpharetta sweatshirt. Talk about showing a little love to our corner of the world! And be sure to check out their ridiculously cute selection of scrunchies, hair ties, and headbands—after all, you need your hair out of your face for all those at-home virtual workouts!
Altar’d State offers fashion with a soul. Featuring light, flowy pieces and gorgeous home décor, the faith-based chain is proud to meet people where they are thanks to fast, fuss-free shipping. The new Avalon location is proud to carry the new A’Beautiful Soul collection, which was created to celebrate women sizes 10-24. Altar’d State empowers women to stand out and feel their absolute best at all times—even when cooped up at home.
Now more than ever we need makers to remind us of the beauty of creative wonder! Fortunately, Alpharetta’s very own artisanal market, The Ballog, delivers big on imagination and inspiration (literally delivers, in fact, with front-porch drop-offs to certain ZIP codes and reasonably priced shipping options for those further out). For those looking to intrigue their stuck-at-home kiddos, be sure to order The Little People, Big Dream book series—a kid-friendly collection of stirring stories from famous creators like Coco Chanel, Maya Angelou, Ella Fitzgerald, Amelia Earhart, and many more! You’ll also discover a wealth of locally-made products from creamy, dreamy lavender lotion to ethical fashion staples. Don’t miss out on their super fun collection of quirky greeting cards – they’re perfect for sending your BFF a cheeky message to bring a little levity to her long WFH days!
Local femme gem Society Boutique offers stylish get-ups for every vibe, but we especially love their collection of vibrant activewear. From soul-shine inspiring Spiritual Gangster sports bras to wildly on-trend digital snakeskin print leggings, Society Boutique’s athleisurewear is as perfect for your OnDemand living room fitness routine as it is for doing absolutely nothing at all! Whether you’re sweating glitter or chillin’ with a good book, you’ll look and feel ah-may-zing with any of their deeply chic offerings.
The world’s cutest name for a boutique is made even sweeter with their refreshingly upbeat tagline, “Dealer in Whimsy.” Because y’all know we’re all in need of some whimsy these days! Sugarboo and Company boasts tons of must-haves for getting through social distancing—from gorgeous leather-bound journals to macramé planters ideal for fostering your home office’s sweet little succulent, mesmerizing Terra Moonlit Sand candles to rustic signs that remind you home is still your happy place.
Alpharetta’s boutiques and shops aspire to help you keep your spirits up! Retail therapy is a magical thing—especially when it involves free shipping and being able to do it from the confines and comfort of your bedroom! For a full list of Alpharetta’s more than 250 shops, click here.