Amid clean streets, lush greenery, and great food, Alpharetta offers a shopper’s paradise. Whether you’re looking for something special for your favorite person on the planet or you’re treating yourself, you’ll find a bevy of boutiques, curio stores, and niche shops full of everything you could possibly want (and probably quite a few items you never knew you always needed). With five unique shopping districts filled with trinkets and tokens of every sort, there’s something for everyone in Alpharetta. Here are just a few of the can’t-miss shopping spots you’ll find:
Whether you’re an outdoor novice or an adventure aficionado (or you love someone who is!), this is the place to find all the accessories and outerwear necessary for roughing it. Tents, kayaks, lanterns, fitness gear—whatever stokes your [camp]fire is available at REI. If you’re looking for an out-of-the-box gift idea, you can even hook your loved one up with cool classes like Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Kayak Rescue and Recovery, or Backcountry Navigation with a Map and Compass courtesy of the adventure-loving folks at REI.
2) ElleB Gifts
Nestled in the heart of Downtown Alpharetta, ElleB Gifts is a shop specializing in all things cozy. Here you’ll find a variety of warm-and-fuzzy cardigans and blankets from Kardashian-approved Barefoot Dreams and cute Scout bags in every size and for any occasion. And if you’re a sucker for organizational tools and desk accessories, ElleB’s showing of Rifle Paper is sure to appeal to your type-A side. Oh, and for all you Georgia-lovin’ peaches, there’s tons of state pride in the form of everything from tea towels to pillows and pencil boxes.
This mother-daughter run boutique is big on sweet bohemian chic vibes. Deliciously soft sweaters, snuggly Sherpa pullovers, and savvy statement jewelry adorn the racks at Honey & Hazel. Stock up on the latest styles or find the perfect bangle for someone you adore in the form of a pretty necklace or bracelet.
If pounding the pavement or traversing the trails is your favorite way to get your fit on, you definitely need Big Peach Running Co. in your life. While the shoe selection is ridiculous, what really makes this track shack special is their special fit process. A skilled staff member will access your foot characteristics and even utilize a Video Gait Analysis to best understand what happens when your foot makes contact with the ground as you strut your stuff. Then, they can give you a recommendation for the best shoe for you. We’re not saying that Big Peach Running Co. can guarantee you’ll beat your personal best by 18 seconds, but it couldn’t hurt.
Home decor fit for royalty reigns supreme at Queen of Hearts. For over 20 years, locals and visitors alike have been finding chifforobes, chairs, coffee tables, and conversation pieces at this award-winning antique haven. If you’ve been needing to spruce up your space, this is certainly the place to find the very piece to express your personal style. With items from practically every decade, whether you’re more modern art deco or farmhouse chic, you’re certain to discover a stately accent for your abode at Queen of Hearts.
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