by Mark Anthony Green - 21 Reviews - 5 List
Clothes don't make the man--or the woman--but they're pretty damn important, which is where our list of Atlanta's best clothing stores comes in handy. Find Southern haberdasheries, off-the-radar boutiques and internationally recognized stores throughout the city. Whether you need something for that big interview, a formal gala, night out with the girls or skateboarding with the guys, Atlanta's best clothing stores have you covered.
Updated: July 28, 2010
Relatively new on the scene, the haberdashery Sid Mashburn has nonetheless made a name for itself. The West Midtown store's focus on simple, timeless quality, its stunning clothes and quality customer service puts it above and beyond. Certain items are pricey--think $1,500 suits and $600 shoes--but you'll also find $48 Levis and exceptional in-house tailoring. If man is made to wear clothes, he's made to shop like this.
The Lenox Square Neiman Marcus has always carried luxury brands and fancy- schmancy clothing and accessories, but Oscar De la Renta dresses and Prada suits aside, it's still a down-to-earth place to shop. The store also does unique promotions--such as Andre 3000's fashion show.
The owner of this off-the-radar boutique near Lenox Mall hand-picks women's clothing and accessories that make an undeniable statement--whether it's the perfect pair of jeans or just the right dress. Look for hard-to-find-in-Atlanta labels such as Patterson & Kincaid, William Rast and Torn and Nahushka.
This Little Five Points shop has long been recognized as one of the South's best urban clothing stores. Its ultra-sleek interior showcases the store's upper echelon urban brands. Find gritty lines from 10 Deep next to high-fashion labels such as Comme Des Garcons. If you're into exclusive Nikes, clever graphic T-shirts and high-quality denim, this is your utopia.
Mere feet away from Sid Mashburn, Ann Mashburn is the woman's rebuttal we all saw coming. The delightfully androgynous nature of the clothing is intriguing. Adopting the same great customer service and tailoring option as Sid next door, Ann Mashburn is a perfect addition to the West Provision complex.
This Little Five Points vintage clothing store is ideal for the fashion connoisseur who appreciates the way things used to be (specifically from the early part of the century through the 70s). Don't picture your typical used clothing store'the organized selections are edited for style and label, there are no funny smells, and prices are reasonable. And, just a heads up, the cat is real despite how stuffed and still it looks.
Le Tux Shop ups the cool factor in already chill Virginia Highland. It's the quintessential place for great-looking formal wear that isn't stiff. If you need to liven things up at the company gala or the summer wedding, try these guys. Shopping at Le Tux won't guarantee that you'll have a good time, but you'll certainly look your best.
This Army surplus store stands out on tony Peachtree Street. Unlike most Army surpluses, this one prides itself on authenticity and rarity. True issue Navy pea coats are priced at $40--and in decent quantity. There is also a nice selection of boots and canvas bags.