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Ultimate Guide to Shopping and Entertainment in Alpharetta, Georgia

In Events & Entertainment, Shopping

Experiential shopping takes your favorite pastime to a new level. With more than 250 shops within a five-mile radius, Alpharetta, Georgia is your one-stop shop for finding that perfect gameday outfit or holiday gifts for everyone on your list. What’s even better: Alpharetta’s three distinct shopping districts offer so much beyond what’s on the rack.

Avalon

Sure, Avalon is home to the latest trends and name-brand retailers. But you’ll need to carve out an entire day (or weekend) to experience everything the shopping mecca has to offer. First, grab a drink to-go and sip and stroll on the Boulevard, then stop by one of these exciting retailers:

You may feel like shopping is one of the basic human necessities, but it’s no comparison to great food. Head to Salud Cooking at Whole Foods Avalon for demonstration and hands-on cooking and wine tastings, led by in-store instructors as well as some of Georgia’s most exciting chefs, artisans and authors.

This one is for the wine lovers. Get to Cru Food & Wine Bar for wine flights from more than 300 different selections.

Treat yourself or someone special with a custom, personalized piece of jewelry from the Kendra Scott Color Bar.

Looking for crafty inspiration and instruction? Try a Paper Source workshop like custom card making and brush lettering.

Downtown Alpharetta

The downtown district is bustling with more than just charm. Savvy shoppers can score some of the best deals in town from locally owned fashion boutiques, art galleries and home interiors. Stop by the heart of Alpharetta for retail experiences you won’t forget.

Discover a working studio and art gallery in the heart of downtown Alpharetta. BYOB to Sis & Moon’s Canvas + Cocktails classes and design something that is all your own.

Where are our outdoor enthusiasts? Find your way to Alpharetta Outfitters’ Fly Fishing Clinics. Learn how to fly fish, and once you’ve mastered the basics, embark on a guided fishing trip.

Comeback Vinyl is an experience in and of itself. Venture through your favorite classics or discover new music while you make your way through isles of eclectic records. Best part: you can take any of their records for a spin at their vinyl listening station, so you can try before you buy.

Find your favorite wine. Not sure what you like? Fermented offers wine tastings in their intimate setting for learning your palette in wine.

Curating tasteful and beautiful products that support local, independent and socially conscious artisans, The Ballog hosts great pop ups that include custom t-shirt printing and “create your own” floral arrangement.

North Point Mall

Head to North Point Parkway for your favorite retail shops, boutiques, and department stores. Perfect for a romantic night out for two or an afternoon of family fun, there are endless activities happening at North Point Mall year round.

Who throws the best dinner parties? You do! From savory Vitenamese to bold Tuscan flavors, test your culinary skills at Sur La Table cooking classes.

Your little ones will have a blast at American Girl Boutique and Bistro, the only American Girl store in the state of Georgia! Head to the Doll Hair Salon where kids can treat their dolls to a new ‘do and watch as expert stylists provide hairstyling, ear piercing and more. From tea time to cake decorating, there’s never a dull moment with an endless list of American Girl events.

Between meeting LEGO brick specialists, discovering interactive play areas, attending monthly LEGO builds and joining LEGO Club meetings, The LEGO Store offers more than a special shopping experience.

Need a little inspiration? Head into Sugarboo & Co., a locally owned shop offering up everything from uplifting art prints, to charming home goods and whimsical paper products. Every First Friday of the month Sugarboo & Co. offers 20% off one full price item in the store, valid all day. They also offer sips and snacks for you to enjoy from 5:00 – 8:30 p.m.!