Small Business Saturday, which occurs the Saturday after Black Friday, is a chance to support local shops and give back to your community. After all, the pandemic and recent inflation have had a significant impact on small businesses.
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This holiday season, take a break from the big-box stores and get ready to discover some unique local gems in and around Atlanta. There is so much to explore at these shops, from handcrafted goods to one-of-a-kind treasures. Check out some of the locally owned and operated businesses listed below to show some support on Small Business Saturday — and beyond.
If you’re expecting a little one on the way or know someone who is, Baby Braithwaite is a charming, upscale baby boutique that offers all the essentials, such as accessories, gear, toys and clothing. You can be sure to find the perfect baby shower gifts right here thanks to their helpful gift guide. Since its inception in 2005 by a mother and daughter, Baby Braithwaite has been a thoughtfully curated shop, with each item being personally handpicked by them to help celebrate those priceless moments.
Location: Northeast - 3535 Northside Pkwy. NW; Website: babybraithwaite.com; Contact: 404-869-8665
The Collective at Krog Street Market
The Collective is a cute little store that is located right outside of Krog Street Market. Here, you can explore everything from locally made goods to plants, antiques, Atlanta merch and anything in between. If you’re looking for a unique gift for this upcoming holiday season, this place is certainly worth a visit.
Location: East Atlanta - 723 Lake Ave. NE; Website: thecollectiveatl.com; Contact: 404-373-1147
Since 2010, HomeGrown in Decatur has established itself as a local landmark for talented and emerging artisans to exhibit and market their products. You can purchase goods from over 100 creators, including but not limited to jewelry, home goods, puzzles, prints and wall art, hats/socks, clothing and a wide variety of other items. You’ll find cool products like this “Singers of the 80′s” puzzle or this Marta trucker hat.
Location: Decatur - 412 Church St.; Website: homegrowndecatur.com; Contact: 404-730-3836
It’s always nice to support independent bookstores, and Bookish in EAV is definitely one that is worth visiting. With their special motto, “Every story matters,” this indie bookshop sells both new and used books. This local bookshop strives to establish a warm and inclusive gathering place for the community where readers can connect over books by a variety of diverse authors. Check out their swag and 2022 reading challenge.
Location: East Atlanta - 1188 Glenwood Ave. SE; Website: bookishatl.com; Contact: 404-496-8722
Labels Resale Boutique
Want high-end clothing without sky-high prices? Look no further than Labels Resale Boutique. As one of Atlanta’s premier consignment shops, they aim to please cost-conscious and fashion-conscious customers. From casual to runway, you will find all sorts of luxury brands for men and women. With locations in Buckhead, Sandy Springs and an outlet center in Vinings, make sure to visit a few of them to get the full experience.
Location: Multiple Locations; Website: labelsrb.com
Next time you’re shopping in the Edgewood area, don’t forget to swing by The Beehive. It is a collective boutique that focuses on regional designers and entrepreneurs. You’ll be sure to find something for everyone in your life with everything from home goods to jewelry, baby supplies, clothing, and specially crafted items.
Location: East Atlanta - 1250 Caroline St. NE; Website: thebeehiveatl.com; Contact: 404-581-9261
Press Shop ATL
Press Shop in Summerhill is a thoughtfully curated shop that will supply all of your gift-giving needs for any occasion. With their full-service design and printmaking studio, they offer custom printing for wedding invitations, and personal and business stationery. There’s a little bit of everything in-store and online, with products for pets, kids, jewelry, wine, plants and much more.
Location: Southeast - 72 Georgia Ave. SE; Website: pressshopatl.com; Contact: 470-346-2191
Square Foot in Decatur, which specializes in oddball books, puzzles, art and more, has become a landmark in the community since 2012. They have an expansive selection of products, so there are more than enough options, whether you’re looking for something inappropriate or perfectly appropriate. Are you into celebrity prayer candles? If so, be sure to check out their selection if you want something like a Doja Cat or Harry Styles candle.
Location: Decatur - 149 Sycamore St.; Website: sqftdecatur.com; Contact: 404-373-6607
Taste of Britain
At Taste of Britain, located in the center of historic Norcross, you can take a trip across the pond without ever boarding a plane. Discover all of their featured goods from the UK, like specialty foods, teas, drinks, home décor and giftware. For the past 30 years, Taste of Britain has been Atlanta’s go-to spot for all things British.
Location: Norcross - 73 S Peachtree St.; Website: tasteofbritain.com; Contact: 770-242-8585
The Local Exchange
Make sure to stop by The Local Exchange in Marietta Square to support regional Georgia producers and artists. It is a modern general store that sells locally made fresh food, craft beer, local art, Georgian goods, vintage items, quality wine and more. All of their unique goods are made in the USA, fair trade, locally produced, organic, and/or recyclable.
Location: Marietta - 130 S Park Square NE; Website: thelocalexchangemarietta.com; Contact: 770-794-3136
The Front Porch of Vinings
As soon as you step inside The Front Porch of Vinings, you’ll feel like you’ve entered a small-town neighborhood shop. It’s a hidden treasure in Vinings, where you’ll be welcomed to browse their apparel, locally made jewelry or home decor. The Front Porch Market, their sister store, offers unique gift baskets, fresh flowers, dry goods, beer and wine. Before you leave, be sure to visit their prayer garden for a wonderful moment of peace and tranquility to cap off your visit.
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Location: Vinings - 2949 Paces Ferry Rd. SE; Website: thefrontporchofvinings.com; Contact: 678-424-1606