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Best places to shop in Atlanta: Access Atlanta readers’ picks

It’s time to hit the streets and pick up a few things for you, your friends, your family, or even your home.

Wondering where you can find the best of what you need? Wonder no more; your Access Atlanta family has your back. We had more than 100,000 Atlantans vote in our Best of Atlanta 2022 awards, so they’ve already done the leg work for you! You can always check out all 250 winners and 500 finalists across all 250 categories at

For now, though, let’s talk shopping!

Best places to shop for your wardrobe

North Point Mall in Alpharetta on November 20, 2022

Brandon McKeown, Access Atlanta

Ladies, we’re up first (but don’t worry guys, we’ll be talking men’s clothing too). If you’re looking for the best of the best, our readers say you need to head to Macy’s. You can also swing by Tootsies and Pink Sky Boutique, since they were both finalists in our Best Women’s Clothing category.

As for our gentlemen, the winner in the Best Men’s Clothing category was Joseph A. Bank. If you want a few more options, you can make your way to Sid Mashburn or Neiman Marcus, who were both finalists. You can’t go wrong with any of these options!

You want to look your best from head to toe, right? For all your foot gear needs, Nordstrom Rack and Abadabba’s can take care of you. There is always our first-place winner at your disposal too, DSW. They’re actually one of my favs and usually have good deals going on.

Speaking of deals, don’t forget about thrift shops! GoodWill and Plato’s Closet can provide you with deals and steals. You can also grab some budget-friendly fashion at this year’s winner for Best Thrift Store, Junkman’s Daughter.

Best places to shop for kids

In addition to looking your best, you want your kiddos to look their best too. There are so many options for them, including King and Bear, Baby Bella, or this year’s Best of winner, Once Upon A Child.

Best places to shop for your home

With more than six hundred thousand square footage, the massive Home Depot Distribution Center is located in Lithonia; this warehouse is specifically meant to deliver materials to professional contractors. Monday, May 23, 2022. Miguel Martinez / [email protected]

Miguel Martinez, AJC Freelancer

If you’re ready to bring a fresh look to your home, adding some art is a great way to go. A Light Within: Studio + Gallery is the best of the best, according to Access Atlanta voters. There is also Gallery 992 and Amy Rader, which can assist with all your art needs.

If you want a little bit more of a change, you can always opt for new furniture at Restoration Hardware which Access Atlanta voters have put in the top spot. American Signature Furniture and West Elm can also help with your furniture needs!

Whether you’re looking to make small or big changes to your home overall, Home Depot is your go-to spot! You can also head to Ace Hardware or Lowe’s.

Keep an eye out because this fall, we’ll open voting for the 2023 awards and announce the results at the beginning of 2024. You can nominate your favorites at when the time comes, so make sure to keep an eye out for that too!

There are plenty of options to check out in our Best of Atlanta awards. See all 250 categories at