This summer’s best souvenirs can be found right here at home. Pick a weekend, grab your girlfriends, and plan a summer shopping daytrip to these destination-worthy shops.
BY TRACY BROWN
PHOTOS BY JENNIFER HARRIS
THE MAGNOLIA ROOM | Southern charm abounds from this expansive shop! Vignettes of vintage finds will inspire a sensational summer soirée. What Caught Our Eye: Oversized Bird Hotel, $110 (other sizes available). Handmade Cheese Board with 4 wood cheese knives, $52 (made by local arti san with unique story on each board). Tobacco basket, $29. Cotton stems, $8.95. Magnolia stems, $12.95. Mud Pie Aluminum Hydrangea Pitcher, $56.
SOURCE | 800 Whitlock Ave NW. #201, Marietta. 770-499-6015. magnoliaroomantiques.com
WOODSTOCK MARKET | A true destination, this shop boasts 175 dealers under one roof, ranging from antique pickers to local artisans. Our drool list: Metal wall signs, custom-made in variety of sizes and sayings, $25-$55. Pottery brie baker,$28, made by Jennifer Nolan, The Basement Potter. Custom wood turned salt & pepper set, $85, and cutting board, $89, craft ed by The Prodigal Carpenter.
SOURCE | 5500 Bells Ferry Road, Acworth. 770-517-7771. woodstockmarket.com
WHITE RABBIT COTTAGE | Couture and charm are in full bloom at this adorable boutique that boasts the best in quality furniture, décor and trinkets that’ll transform your home into a beautiful retreat. Summer finds we love: Devotions for the Beach book, $16.99. (Or if you’re staying closer to home this summer, try Devotions From the Garden and Devotions From the Front Porch). Fresh new summer scent, Cucumber Wasabi, from Southern Grove Candles, $21. Cute Itsy Bitsy Totes in variety of colors, $11.
SOURCE | 3760 Due West Road, Marietta. 770-919-1100. whiterabbitcottage.net
LOVE STREET CEDARCREST, HEART & SOLE AND LOVE STREET GIFTS & GARDENS | We love that most wares in these three sister stores are made in America, found locally or sold for a special cause. Boutique clothing, shoes, accessories, gifts and unique décor abound! We can’t resist: Shiraleah cover-up tunic, $54. Simply Southern Beach Safe Phone Wristlet, $14.95. “Beach Please” Bando cooler bag, $32. Slant “Take Me To The Beach” Tumbler, $14.95. Shiraleah XL Pink Beach Throw, $46. Turquoise Booty Buddy (shown rolled) to save your suit from poolside snags, $16.95.
SOURCE | Love Street at Cedarcrest, 80 Seven Hills Blvd Ste. 509, Dallas. 678-483- 0283. Love Street Gifts & Gardens, 1295 Concord Road, Smyrna. 770- 434-8578. Heart & Sole, 1275 Concord Road, Smyrna. 678-238-0130. Find on FB or lovestreetonline.com.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND | Owner Melissa Morales (pictured here) has a passion for fashion on a dime, which is why her consignment boutiques in East Cobb and Lilburn overflow with designer labels at up to 75 percent off retail. Over 450 pieces arrive daily, including top-line bags like Coach, Louis Vuitton and Michael Kors; designer shoes and accessories, including Tory Burch, Manolo Blahnik and Loubouti n; and couture clothing from Lilly Pulitzer, J. Crew, Vera Wang and many more!
IVY LANE | This East Cobb mainstay is packed with gifts, décor, accessories and clothing (all our favorite brands in one place, oh my!). But our favorite part? Owner Julie Turner ( shown with daughter Becca) is an amazing force for good in the community. What we want to take home: The Shine Project jewelry(supporting urban students), $32.99. Kate Spade tumbler, $18.99. The South Candle, $34.99. On Julie: Karlie dress, $92.99. eNewton Jewelry, prices vary. On Becca: Mary and Mabel top, $59.99. Karlie straight white pants, $82.99. Not Rated Wedge, $55.99. Inspire Designs choker, $25.99.
SOURCE | 3605 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. 770-578-0506. ivylanemarietta.com