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West Midtown

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Mashburn
1198 Howell Mill Rd., suite 109; West Midtown
Husband-and-wife shopkeeping duo Sid and Ann Mashburn have had their finger on the pulse of how Atlantans want to dress for more than a decade. They recently opened a dedicated space for home goods, books, and a line for littles—affectionately dubbed Kid Mashburn. The light-filled 1,600-square foot space mimics the Mashburns others, in the sense that it feels personal and never overwhelming: in the kids section, for example, there’s a basket of toys on the floor meant to be played with and a table piled high with a rotating assortment of books.
Sid Mashburn
1198 Howell Mill Rd., West Midtown
Sid Mashburn, the eponymous store from Ann Mashburn’s husband, isn’t just one of the best men’s stores in Atlanta—it’s one of the best in the country. While the much-talked-about store experience is a comfortable hang (think Miles Davis records and a complimentary drink of choice), what’s even better is how much you can get done with just a short trip here: with a wide selection of stylish but classic well-made basics, stylists on hand, and full-service tailoring, it’d be easy to overhaul a guy’s wardrobe in the span of one painless afternoon. In addition to Mashburn’s second Atlanta location, you can find stores in Dallas, Houston, DC, and the Brentwood Country Mart.
Ann Mashburn
1198 Howell Mill Rd., West Midtown
One-half of the powerhouse sartorial couple who has built a small clothing empire from a single boutique in Atlanta, former Glamour editor Ann Mashburn’s eponymous store is a quiet, curated oasis that feels like walking into a woman’s (massive) dream walk-in closet. The store experience is designed to be comfortable: you can have a drink and listen to some seriously good music while you peruse a selection that includes everything from Carven dresses to Jil Sander blouses to Ann Mashburn’s own line, which is full of well-made classics with slight southern feminine flair. And, of course, you’ll find the Sid Mashburn menswear counterpart right next door.
Le Fat
935 Marietta St., West Midtown
The appeal of Le Fat, announced by a hanging neon sign on its exterior, has a lot to do with atmosphere. Taking cues from French colonial design, Le Fat is divided into two elegantly cool rooms: one a soft green hue, the walls illustrated with delicate magnolia trees. The bar in here feels like it could have been transported from a more tropical destination, a notion that goes hand in hand with Le Fat’s signature, summery cocktail list. Run by chef and Atlanta restaurateur Guy Wong, the Vietnamese-billed menu leans on Cantonese flavors, too. Come for date night (bonus: at a reasonable price).
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