Making one’s own clothes requires corralling a herd of sheep, feeding them rainbows to dye them different colors, and hiring a professional hairdresser to braid them into sweaters. Enjoy clothing made by someone else's hands with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $35 worth of locally designed fashions, gifts, and more at the beehive.
the beehive is a boutique-collective purveying products from local independent designers and craftspeople. The product selection encompasses apparel, housewares, jewelry, and even foodstuffs, but does not include the precious childhood you traded for a career as a newspaper tycoon. While men peruse cartoonish tees and artwork from local artist Tim Boyd ($18–$180), women can choose from modern dresses, skirts, and jackets made with authentic West African tie-dye fabrics from Suakoko Betty ($55–$89). GirlyGirl Productions whips up confectionary dresses and skirts bursting with bright colors and frills for young ladies from ages 2 to 8 ($10–$45). Jewelry, handbags, lotions, and an array of gift-items round out the selection as diverse as a sack full of snowflakes. Pick up a bag of Ruby's Gourmet Pralines ($2.50) for a toothsome cube-mate, or stock up on homemade preserves, cupcakes, and flavored honeys. A slew of items under $50 include bibs, dog collars, and the inimitable Squirrelly Girl.
Customers browse in a clean, open space with slate-colored walls and floors that won't distract attention from the bevy of rainbow-hued products. A true give-backer to the community, the beehive enables designers to network, promote, and interact directly with consumers. Designers in turn give time teaching beginner- and intermediate-level sewing classes, creating a communal Ouroborus that can be applied to turn lead into gold.
- Our favorite local co-op – Jezebel
- This unique boutique is comprised of independent local and regional designers. They seek to enrich the local community by introducing stylish, locally designed products in a chic modern setting. – skirtySteph, skirt! Atlanta
- …looks like an Etsy wonderland. – DailyCandy