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Ann Mashburn
1198 Howell Mill Rd., Blandtown
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).
Sid Mashburn
1198 Howell Mill Rd., Blandtown
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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