atlanta sustainable shopping guide
by KT Lipsiner
A city celebrated for its DIY creative community and southern eclectic charm, Atlanta is a true east coast stop for finding sustainable and slow-fashion goods. Here are a few of the best sustainable shops in the city, vibrant with hand-picked products and amazing individuals that have brought these stores to life.
The Victorian Atlanta
The Victorian Atlanta is an ingenious houseplant shop tucked inside Ponce City Market’s Citizen Supply. Opened by spouses Libby Hockenberry and Cary Smith, The Victorian is an enthralling space for plant lovers to browse. Stop by this spot and you might leave with a specimen from their extensive cacti collection. Or gain new knowledge from the owners’ wondrous devotion to plant care! Hide away from the magnitude of Ponce City Market while you thrive amongst the greenery here.
Located: 675 Ponce De Leon Avenue (Inside Citizen Supply in Ponce City Market)
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Coco + Mischa
While inside Ponce City Market, Coco + Mischa is another go-to sustainable shop. A brick & mortar boutique featuring slow fashion, handmade, & vintage items at both Ponce City and Westside Provisions, it is a hands-down Atlanta favorite. The women behind C + M are passionate about building community alongside some of the city’s best sustainable goods and vintage finds. If you stop by on the weekend, you’re likely to walk into a pop-up featuring local music, artists, makers and more!
Westside Provisions Pop Up: 1170 Howell Mill Road
Open Thursday through Monday in February
Ponce City Market: 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE
Scout and Arrow
Cozied inside historic Kirkwood, Scout & Arrow brings thoughtfully-selected goods from American makers to Atlanta’s Eastside. Walking around Scout & Arrow’s neighborly atmosphere, you gain great appreciation for handmade, small-batch goods and the individuals who create them. It’s the perfect place to find unique ceramics, prints, gifts, and apothecary goods.
Located: 1986 Hosea L. Williams Dr. NE
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Highland Row Antiques
There is nothing quite like a perfectly-curated antique collection for pickers and prowlers. With over 25 dealers presently, Highland Row Antiques is well-known for their beautiful, eccentric selection of antique and vintage goods. Specializing in mid-century modern, the shop carries furniture, art, clothing, and everything in between. For the most avid antiquers, Highland Row offers a basement market approximately once a month. A community for and dealers alike, this Atlanta gem is full of family atmosphere and the the most peculiar curiosities. You never know what yo'u’ll come across while picking at Highland Row.
Located: 628 North Highland Ave NE
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Young Blood Boutique
Young Blood Boutique is an independent craft and design shop carrying everyday and fine goods. Their frequently-updated selection includes jewelry, ceramics, accessories, and fragrance from makers all around the world. The craftsmanship of their wares proves the value they place on quality over quantity. Young Blood is an essential addition to the growing list of shops creating good community and supporting small business.
Located: 632 N Highland Ave NE
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Georgia Vintage Goods
Atlanta is home to many a vintage pop-up and Georgia Vintage Goods is by far one of the best. The recurring market gathers creators and curators at an East Atlanta staple bar, 97 Estoria. The market fosters amazing relationships between local sellers, makers, and devoted customers. If you’re in town while it’s happening, you don’t want to miss Georgia Vintage.
Located: 727 Wylie St SE
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Designed and manufactured in Atlanta, Megan Huntz’s vision for ethically-made pieces is now reality for slow fashion supporters. The designer recently opened her own space off of N. Highland, neighboring Young Blood Boutique and Highland Row Antiques. Huntz crafts pieces for the creative, mesmerizing, modern-day woman. Her simplistic, wearable creations have captivated a growing base of devoted customers. She shows no signs of slowing down (a slow fashion joke if you will so kindly oblige), so keep an eye out for new seasonal collections from this skillful Atlanta designer.
Located: 626 North Highland Avenue Northeast
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Kiwi Vintage Market
Atlanta’s savviest vintage style vixens always recommend Kiwi Vintage Market. Their crew of curators provide an ever-growing mix of hard-to-find designer and vintage goods. Locally-sourced, of course. Their devotion to quality resonates through every one of their products, often inspired by historic Atlanta styles.
Located: Online shop
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