The Masquerade, which occupies a turn-of-the-century mill building, is one of Atlanta's most notable nightbash spots. Lick the last drops from the ice-cream cone of summer at the Endless Summer Music Fest, a festival of food, fun, and frolicking held on four stages. More than 24 bands of every genre, be it rock, pop, or rock, will jam and jive in an attempt to make summer's sweetness never fade, unlike photographs of Pat Boone's childhood hamster. The festival will offer deals on Pabst Blue Ribbon before 6 p.m., and this Groupon includes the cost of a plate piled high with barbecue eats from The Masquerade's back patio. If the beats or bites get too hot, cool off in an on-site dunking booth or bring your own liquid-nitrogen smoothie.
The brand American Apparel, which recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary, conjures up images of stylish and well-fitting fashion basics. It also likely brings to mind sassy advertisements featuring long-haired beauties in natural makeup posing in skin-bearing bodysuits and loungewear.
But what many don't know about the brand?despite its name and the slice of apple pie that comes with every purchase?is that all of its clothes are made in America. Everything from sewing and cutting to accounting and marketing happens in one building in downtown Los Angeles, and the rest occurs within a 30-mile radius. Not only that, every slim-fitting pair of pants, spandex bodysuit, and v-neck T-shirt is made in a sweatshop-free environment.
Plus, keeping everything in house means the company eliminates unnecessary and wasteful factors, such as shipping fuel and packing materials, as well as provides jobs to Angelenos, instead of outsourcing them.
An eclectic array of fashionable finds and designer delights line every shelf of Psycho Sisters' vibrant boutiques. Vogue vestments, both new and gently used, cater to studious style seekers, including a wealth of designer brands such as Marc Jacobs, Express, and Lacoste. Foot festoonery ranges from revealing sandals to boots covering enough calf to satisfy time-traveling Victorian podiatrists ($13–$32), and a variety of hats ($7–$38), wigs (around $25), and eye-catching jewelry ($3–$10) offer an easy way to dress up for costume parties or dress down for a mundane life as a human drink coaster. New items are constantly added, allowing each subsequent shopping experience to be as new and surprising as the ever-changing forces of gravity.
Palas offers a range of both local designers and classic established collections, including the unconventional deerskin and fringe of Daily Candy favorite Shondra Leigh and the fantastical organic metalwork of Robyn Rhodes. Palas also has its own in-house custom design studio, an exclusive line of fine, ornamental minerals and gems, and even its own brand of table salt.
Suit jackets hang in perfect rows along the walls of Status Menswear, where men can expand their wardrobe with affordable yet quality apparel from Tazio, Martino, and Imani. Also on display are shelves of colorful button down shirts, which can be paired with wool, three button, and designer-made suits, as well as blazers, and dress pants. Clients can accessorize their new outfits with Status’s collection of watches, shoes, and cologne, while an on-site tailor is available to taken-in material to ensure each new item looks like a glove.