The Best Places to Shop Local in Athens
Athens has many hidden gems tucked all around the area. If you’re looking to do a little retail therapy, window shop, or get a gift for a friend, there are many local shops in Athens where you can get the job done. We’ve put together a list of some of the best places in Athens to support local and small businesses so that you can shop in Classic City style!
For the Fashion-Forward: Cheeky Peach
This downtown Athens boutique is chock-full of women’s clothing, jewelry, shoes, and other accessories for all price ranges. Run by owner Katie Foley-Jacobs and her team of stylish employees, this boutique operates on a personal level. They offer virtual and in-person styling sessions for customers, who can also purchase items they love by direct messaging Cheeky Peach on Instagram rather than buying from a website. This way, you get to interact with the local business you’re supporting and get to know the amazing people that work there! Find the boutique on Clayton Street.
For the Luxurious: Agora Vintage
This vintage store is definitely the place to go if you’re looking for luxury but also want to support a small business. Agora Vintage seeks out pristine, vintage designer pieces, such as handbags and jewelry. They carry designers like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, and more. Their price ranges are geared more towards those looking to splurge, as the items are all authentic designer products. You can also trade, sell, and consign with the shop, which has been up and running on Broad Street for over 20 years!
For the Decorator: Athens Interiors Market
Located on Old Epps Bridge Road, Athens Interiors Market is in the business of finding you beautiful décor and gifts. You can find everything from furniture pieces and kitchenware to accessories and small gifts that make perfect stocking stuffers. This home store includes all price ranges, so whether you’re looking to budget or treat yourself, they’ve got you covered. Plus, they offer complimentary gift wrapping for all the goodies you pick up!
For the Eco-Friendly: Community
Community is a boutique located on Jackson Street right by the Athens Classic Center. They’ve been specializing in sustainable fashion and locally made products since their opening in 2010. They even have their own clothing label called Community Service that reworks vintage clothing items into more modern, fashionable pieces. They also sell home décor, body products made by local businesses, jewelry, gifts, and more. Because they design so many of their own products out of used materials, they help the environment by recycling clothing. Right now, they’re offering Athens Gift Boxes that you can fill with items of your choosing along with a handwritten note. These gift boxes are the perfect gift idea for the environmentally friendly folks in your life!
For the Traditional: Appointments at Five
Owned by two friends Kitty Culpepper and Jenny Sligh since 1987 in the heart of Five Points, this shop has home décor that’s perfect for anyone interested in classic and traditional styles. There’s an outdoor garden adjoining the two small cottages that make up the store where you can find beautiful pieces for your garden. They sell antiques, gifts, and vintage French and British items to make any home suitable for tea time. They also offer bridal registry services! This quaint yet lovely little staple of Athens has a mission statement of “constant, gracious living with a timeless flair.”
For the Hippie: Indie South
Indie South is the perfect place to visit if you’re looking for a little bit of Zen. Their local and handmade items make great gifts, and their wide selection of native plant life is perfect for a home that needs a touch of greenery. Their lovely shop includes apothecary items, jewelry, bath bombs, sages, crystals, small plants, and so much more. It’s definitely worth exploring the store located on Hawthorne Avenue, but you can also book a Tarot card reading on their website! This shop is a wonderful Athens treasure trove where anyone can bask in the mystic vibes and find fun additions for their homes.
We love our incredible city and all the lovely people who operate local and small businesses in town! These establishments only make Athens’ culture even richer and bring together our community. If you’re looking to find your home in Athens, check out our website and search our listings for available properties. You can also reach out to us at our office with any questions you might have about Athens Real Estate!