Shopping in Athens

$39 for $300 Toward Mattresses at Mattress Choice

Multiple Locations

$300 $39

Sleep specialists guide guests through the showroom's more than 30 models, including Simmons Beautyrest and ComforPedic

Half Off at Gold & Silver Pawn

Gainesville

$100 $50

Silver and gold earrings, rings, charms, and necklaces, plus flat-screen TVs and home appliances

Up to $400 Toward Mattress Set at America's Mattress

Multiple Locations

$300 $50

Individually owned and operated store offers Serta Perfect Sleeper Highfield or Dr. Greene queen or king set

Half Off Clothing and Gifts for Babies and Women

Dahlonega

$30 $15

Upscale boutique with gifts and apparel suitable for babies, children, and women

50% Off

Lawrenceville

$50 $25

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Hand-Crafted Cheese at Orobianco

New London Plaza Shopping Center

$30 $15

Hand-crafted, Italian-style cheeses including burrata, fior di latte, and scamorza

Half Off Used Video Games

Buford

$10 $5

Video games and hardware from the Atari 2600 to the newest platforms; membership with magazine subscription, discounts, and trade-in perks

Up to Half Off Kung-Fu DVDs

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

The inventory includes both popular and hard-to-find Kung-Fu titles

45% Off

Lilburn

$140 $77

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Smart Phone and Laptop Accessories

Norcross

$20 $10

Shop stocks everything including keyboards, computers, laptops, tablets, iPhone accessories, and mice to Diablotek graphics cards

Up to 56% Off Spa Products at Warrior Body Spa

Tucker

$20 $10

Clay masks, body scrubs, and bath soaks filled with natural oils, sugar, and sea salt

44% Off Custom Apparel

Alpharetta

$50 $28

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

44% Off

Alpharetta

$50 $28

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 53% Off Wine Tasting

Johns Creek

$40 $23

Tasters sit around a large wooden bar as an expert pours red, white, or sparkling wines from around the globe

50% Off Nutritional Supplements

Alpharetta

$22 $11

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

48% Off

Crabapple Village

$25 $13

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

83% Off Three Bracelets at Ally+Zoe

Multiple Locations

$149 $24.99

Show off your knowledge of the stacking-bracelets trend by adorning your wrist with a set of three fashionable bracelets

40% Off at Lingerie Mart

Alpharetta

$40 $24

Wholesale warehouse open to the public offers thousands of bras, underwear, sleepwear, costumes, swimsuits, and other intimate apparel.

Up to 50% Off Boutique Apparel, Jewelry, and Accessories

Norcross

$30 $15

Attendants work with clients to put together fashionable outfits from a collection of unique dresses, shoes, and accessories

Up to 50% Off Tires, Wheels, or Radio

Hartwell

$100 $50

Family-owned business with a friendly staff can help repair, maintain, and upgrade cars and trucks

Up to 50% Off Remixx Boutique Atlanta

Roswell

$20 $10

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 51% Off iPhone Screen Repair

Downtown

$59 $29.50

Technicians swap out cracked screens for pristine ones, and a screen protector helps keep new glass safe

Bates Ace Hardware – Up to 57% Off

Berkeley Park

$35 $15

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Popular home-improvement emporium carries hammers, power drills, and light bulbs alongside appliances

50% Off Makeup

Atlanta

$200 $100

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Boutique Clothing and Accessories

Cobb Galleria Centre

$50 $25

Trendy jumpers, halter dresses with long, flowing skirts, playful rompers, and a variety of fashionable shoes and accessories

Half Off Boutique Clothing

Atlanta

$40 $20

Boutique selling limited selections from independent designers, from seasonal dresses to blouses and men's neckwear

$5 for Vintage Clothing at You're a Hanger

Atlanta

$10 $5

Unique dresses, blazers, tops, and ties deck out men and women in unique, vintage looks for as little as $3

50% Off

Atlanta

$20 $10

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

49% Off

Castleberry Hill

$65 $33

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Accessories at Camille's Closet

Old Fourth Ward

$50 $25

Fashionable, ultrafeminine accessories such as statement-making necklaces, handbags, sunglasses, and a signature line of nail polish

Up to 64% Off Bespoke Menswear at BookATailor

Vinings

$198 $99

Skilled tailors take clients' measurements and customize each suit and shirt with fabrics made in Italy and England

0% at Beige

Buckhead Commons

$5 $5

Shoppers fill wardrobes with exclusive items and designer apparel, clutches, boots, and scarves

Up to 50% Off J.MONT Makeup & Waxing Studio

Old Fourth Ward

$50 $25

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Thorough Brazilian-wax treatments swiftly smooth nether regions

50% Off at J Savage Collections Hair & Wigs

Atlanta

$50 $25

Customers can indulge in hair services, including keratin treatments and hair extensions, or shop for wigs, shoes, and accessories

43% Off Body Jewelry

Atlanta

$14 $8

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

45% Off

West End

$75 $41

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Shea Butter Gift Sets

North Springs

$12 $6

Unrefined shea butter moisturizes skin and can ease discomfort from eczema or dermatitis; gift basket includes choice of soaps and scrubs

Up to 67% Off Apple Accessories or Repairs

Tuxedo Park

$50 $25

Certified technicians repair broken devices and stock accessories, such as cases and headphones

Select Local Merchants

At Athens Running Company, shopping for running shoes is much like test-driving a car. As part of their mission to educate customers, owners and childhood friends Mark Schroeder and David Laggis consult closely with clients and perform complimentary fittings, whereby a foot scanner and a video gait analysis narrow down the best options for stability and comfort. Guests then slip their feet into the latest styles of footwear by the likes of Saucony, Asics, and Brooks before taking shoes for a 15-second spin on the shop’s treadmill so employees can evaluate their movement. Once customers have reviewed a selection of suitable pairs, they take the finalists out on an actual walk or jog, ensuring that the shoes give proper support by squeaking “great job” after every mile.

Aside from carrying shoes for all running disciplines ranging from light jogs to triathlons, the shop’s staff also outfits visitors with workout apparel and accessories, including compression gear, orthotics, heart-rate monitors, and jogging strollers. Despite the breadth of their catalog, Mark and David both reject the personal detachment of a large retail store. They invest in several local running programs, sponsoring races where they time the competitors and host finish-line services. Works by neighborhood artists decorate the shop’s walls, alongside leashes and pet jackets by Ruffwear—items of potential interest to Mark's dog, Sam, who accompanies his owner to work each day.

367 Prince Ave, Ste 2
Athens,
GA
US

In 1993, after years as a tech in the carpet cleaning industry, Gregory Cole founded Pro Carpet as a one-stop shop providing the best carpet-cleaning practices he had learned during his career. Gregory's team, which now numbers more than 30 techs, begins each carpet-cleaning service with a thorough walk-through, during which customers can point out specific soiled areas before the techs evaluate carpets for their levels of dirt, stains, and rainbow sprinkles. As they begin to clean, they employ steam-based cleaning and stain-specific products, such as the company's proprietary enzyme-based pet-stain formula, to remove odors and soils.

Pro Carpet's expertise also extends beyond carpeting, tackling upholstery and area rugs with the same thoroughness. They can also be called upon to repair water damage, clean office cubicles, and sweep dust and allergens from inside air ducts with professional-grade tools that improve air quality.

100 Northcrest Dr
Athens,
GA
US

From spacious locker rooms to family-friendly facilities, BodyPlex gyms are built to take the stress out of working out. Fitness machines ranging from cardio equipment to free-motion systems beckon those familiar with the gym scene to jump right into a regime. Newcomers need not stress about a learning curve, as personal instructors power walk the grounds, ready to give one-on-one instruction with an appointment. To ease the workout worries of parents, enthusiastic staff members man the gym's onsite Kidsplex, a youth-focused playroom stocked with crafts, toys, and two different video-game systems. Additionally, those who achieve their best when with like-minded people can break a sweat and their personal fist-bump record in one of the gym's daily fitness classes.

1225 Cedar Shoals Drive
Athens,
GA
US

Boutier Winery's vinifera and French-American grape vines stretch across 32 rolling acres in Georgia's Piedmont region, awaiting artisanal transformation into award-winning varietals. Wine tastings draw visitors into the vineyards for fragrant sips paired with the rich notes of chocolates and gourmet cheeses. Vintner Victor Boutier's prizewinning wines include Geordeaux, a blended bordeaux that won a bronze medal in the 2011 San Francisco International Wine Competition. Other specialties range from corcordance gold medal winning Diva 'Licious, a scrumptious peach brew, to a chardonnay crafted entirely from Georgia-grown grapes.

4506 Hudson Rivers Church Rd
Danielsville,
GA
US

The foot-embellishing fashionistas at Shue Clawset dispense a plethora of voguish women's footwear in a variety of styles, colors, and sizes at affordable prices. Trend-blazing customers can tart up their tootsies with pumps, dressy sandals, and heels in closed-toe and peep-toe styles, or prep for fancy poodle rodeos by strapping into chic boots in ankle-high, mid-calf, and knee-high styles. Peruse a selection of sunglasses, or try on a pair of black strappy sandals ($27.99), white studded zipper heels ($28.99), or navy suede pumps ($28.99). Footwear sizes range from 5 to 10 and include half sizes, as well as 11 in certain styles, ensuring each pair is doubly comfortable for those who walk exclusively while doing handstands.

3701 Atlanta Highway
Bogart,
GA
US

In addition to hosting cultural events, the independently owned Dog Ear Books stocks thousands of used books and vinyl records. Bibliophiles can peruse the stacks in search of page-turning paperbacks, brain-nourishing novels, and manuals outlining how to build tennis-playing robots. Books generally range from $1 to $20, though Dog Ear offers some rare volumes with much higher price tags. Music mavens will discover a treasure trove of vinyl records ($3 to $12 on average) that capture the unfiltered essence of sound and double as dinner plates. The shop also fosters an intellectual community through events, such as signings, poetry readings, open mics, and live music, and houses ample space for book-club meetings and the general exchange of mind-bending ideas.

162 West Clayton Street
Athens,
GA
US