Ask any Atlantan and you’ll learn that one of the best things to do in this city is shop. We suggest you mosey through the treasure troves in Atlanta’s antiques and vintage scene for your own special takeaway.
A former movie prop dealer opened Desperate Housewares in 2010 to offer the public a taste of what he’d been doing on the West Coast. The result is a shop full of mid-century furniture, vintage luggage, funky chairs and enviable items.
In a neighborhood that’s quaint and eclectic, Highland Row packs more than 10,000 square feet with mid-century modern antiques, vintage furniture, art, decor and cool curiosities. Shop the basement market (first Saturday of the month) for teeming truckloads of inventory.
Chamblee's Antique Row
Chamblee’s Antique Row district offers the largest and most distinctive antiques collection in the Southeast, so a pop-in to Clairmont Road’s Atlanta Vintage Books or a briefing at Antique Factory promises good finds. Spend time in Broad Street Antique Mall and nearby to scan other significant stops.
In the heart of the city you’ll find Kudzu Antiques’ 25,000-square-foot eclectic collection of folky finds from local vendors and around the world, including furniture and home décor, clothing and jewelry, works of art, books and more. Across town, Kudzu’s Sandy Springs store sells new and vintage home items.
Scott Antique Market
Antiques shopping in Atlanta is synonymous with Scott Antique Market. This expanse of treasures has just about anything you’re looking for and can easily turn into a full-on day trip. It’s about 20 minutes from the city and has too many good things to see to make it a once-in-a-lifetime checkmark.