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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.
Cover Books
1031 Marietta St. NW, Westside
At this shop on Marietta Street, books are judged by their cover—or so it seems from Atlanta native Katie Barringer’s impressive collection of aesthetically pleasing books. Everything in the store aligns with her interest in art, design, food, wine, and photography—which means a selection of coffee table books that do more than just sit pretty, along with an eclectic array of zines from local publishers and indie magazines like The Gentlewoman, Artforum, and Four&Sons (a magazine dedicated to the exploration of dogs and culture).
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.
Modern Mystic
675 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast, Historic Fourth Ward
Shop owner Kelley Knight's warm, positive vibe is imparted throughout her boutique—a modern metaphysical shop that focuses on ritual tools like crystals, candles, tarot decks, and apothecary items all intentionally crafted by female makers. In this light-filled space, located in the hip Ponce City Market, you can get a palm, tarot, or psychic reading, or, best yet, book a more in-depth spiritual counseling session with Knight herself (so worth it). If you're not in Atlanta but still looking for some spiritual goods, Kelley stocks mostly all of her curated assortment online.
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.
Simply Put
1170 Howell Mill Rd., Home Park
At this boutique stationery store in Atlanta’s White Provisions district, you’ll find everything you’d expect to find in a store curated by designers and painters who are obsessed with typography, paper, and letterpress. While you can work with them to design personalized invitations and paper goods, they have an amazing (and varied) selection of gift cards and stationery along with Simply Put’s own custom line of goods. And, while you’re at it, you can peruse their gift selection, which includes Taschen books, hand-crafted decanters, candles, and soaps.
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