Located in the Music City Mall, the two stores stock recognizable designer names in a wide range of prices. The original Paris Johns keeps things simple and affordable with a selection of jewelry and women's footwear and apparel ranging from $5.99 to $45, ideal for looking chic at work, on weekends, and during midnight meetings with secretive society leaders. Prices jump at the more upscale, boutique-style Ink, where shoes, fashion jewelry, and clothing ranging from casual to classy for men, women, and squid-people can cost up to $300. The store's deep-burgundy ceiling offsets bright lighting originating from a jeweled chandelier. Hanging below are brand-name selections of clothing including Affliction, Betsey Johnson, Sinful, and Toku.
Armed with just a single, generations-old cookie recipe, Great American Cookies opened its first store in 1977, and the rest is history. Today, the franchise boasts locations in malls across the country and nabbed a coveted spot on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2012 Top 500 Franchises in the baked-goods category. As the shop’s reputation grew, so did its menu as chefs churned out a mouthwatering roster of gourmet-cookie recipes, each created and carefully tested in Atlanta. The tempting options now include snickerdoodle, peanut butter with M&Ms, and chewy pecan supreme, as well as freshly baked fudge and cheesecake brownies, and cookie sandwiches stuffed with frosting. The real show-stoppers, however, are the giant chocolate-chip cookie cakes, which can be customized with sweet, celebratory messages or shopping lists penned in colorful icing.
Pink Feather Fashions stocks contemporary women's apparel available in a spectrum of styles and price ranges. Shoppers can get stylishly swaddled in whimsical pieces from labels such as Katydid and Joyous & Free while flaunting their fashionableness with a variety of varicolored silk blouses and vibrant patterned tops ($20–$200) or hand-sewn shirts ($70–$110). A helpful staff assists in wrangling gams into flattering denim ($60–$80) and basic tees ($15.99+) protect torsos from exploding ketchup packets. Weekly garb shipments keep the shop's stock trendy and fresh, while gift givers can rest their two left hands and opt for complimentary gift-wrapping instead of wedging an entire sweater into a lavishly ornate Pez dispenser.
Baskets Amour custom-builds lavish gift bundles from the basket up for myriad celebratory occasions, from cheerful baby-shower presents to sugar-fueled anniversary offerings. Basket Amour's owner, Donna, talks with each client about the gift recipient's likes, dislikes, hobbies, and favorite episodes of Hogan's Heroes before using her honed gift-weaving skills to create a personalized basket. The blithe bassinettes come stocked with items such as candles and lotion for an overworked mom, antacids and a bib for a competitive eater, or a supply basket of jerky and soda for an avid hunter. Each Baskets Amour present comes straight from the gift-giver's imagination.