HAVEN’T BEEN TO THE MALL LATELY? HERE’S WHAT YOU’RE MISSING.
It’s always exciting when new stores open in the neighborhood, and after so much change at our malls recently, it’s refreshing to see new tenants come in and breathe new life into our favorite shopping haunts. Here is a rundown of the newest boutiques to open in Buckhead’s major shopping districts.
Created in 2016 by designers, business partners and best friends Kate Spade and Elyce Arons after selling their original brand Kate Spade New York, Frances Valentine sells men’s and women’s ready-to-wear fashion, handbags, shoes and jewelry. The aesthetic? Colors, prints and designs that are joyful and exuberant. The shop opened in late October and feels like your best friend’s chic home with colorful rugs on the floors and eclectic artwork on the walls.
rag & bone
Known for its high quality classic styles and elevated basics, rag & bone is synonymous with understated, New York chic. The boutique opened in September and sells the brand’s ready-to-wear, denim, footwear and accessories. The space reflects the brand’s signature store aesthetic with marble ledges, brass racks and handcrafted walnut tables displaying the current collections.
Luxury shoe designer Sarah Flint was just 25 when she started her brand in 2013, and now her Atlanta boutique is her third brick-and-mortar store. The shop opened in November, and a striking royal blue façade greets customers as they walk into a space with velvet chairs, custom wallpaper and built-in bookcases, some displaying shoes, others books, all in coordinating shades of blue. Her designs run the gamut from pumps and flats to loafers and booties, and are handcrafted in Milan. Fans include Amal Clooney, Serena Williams and Lady Gaga, and now, plenty of Atlantans.
Well known among Hollywood’s elite and beloved by the likes of singers Justin Bieber, Harry Styles and The Weeknd, Amiri is an LA-based streetwear line that launched with menswear and has now branched into both womenswear and a new kids’ collection. You can find the full range at the 4,000-square foot Atlanta boutique that opened in October and sets a striking tone with marble accents, display cases and pops of blue throughout.
Currently helmed by Matthew Williams, Givenchy needs no introduction to Atlanta’s fashion-minded. At the new store, opened in November, you’ll find fashions for men and women, accessories and exclusive capsule collections, the first of which is with Atlanta-born, New York-based streetwear label Bstroy. This boutique is the second in the country to present Givenchy’s new retail concept featuring industrial stone and mannequin sculptures designed by British artist Ewan Macfarlane.
As its first store in the Southeast, the Lenox location of Moose Knuckles opened in November and serves as an introduction of the Canadian- based luxury outerwear brand to many. What can you expect? Ultra-chic outerwear for the whole family that offers as much of a fashion statement as what you’re wearing under it. The design of the store recreates the Canadian tundra and boasts elements of high-tech fitting rooms and floor-to-ceiling digital screens.
Savage X Fenty
Call it the store opening heard ’round the city because this one had a lot of buzz—even before leasing contracts were signed. It’s no wonder, since everything Rihanna touches goes viral, and her lingerie and loungewear brand is no different. Located on the mall level sandwiched between Moose Knuckles and Guess?, the boutique sells lingerie, loungewear and active wear for men and women.
Tiffany & Co.
After operating exclusively in Phipps Plaza for more than 50 years, the legendary jeweler has expanded its Atlanta presence with a second boutique in Lenox Square near Bloomingdale’s, next to Montblanc and TAG Heuer. The Lenox store is smaller than the Phipps outpost, but the two will operate congruently, with each store carrying separate portions of the brand’s collection.
STORY: Emily L. Foley
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