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Big cities like Atlanta rarely bring about images of bargain hunting and picking. Lucky for you, we know where to look. Just past the Atlanta city limits and only a MARTA bus ride away is Sandy Springs, a suburban city with a small-town vibe that’s as sweet as a Georgia peach. As if Sandy Springs wasn’t already a wonderful urban oasis, visiting there just got a little sweeter, especially for serious fashionistas. With numerous bargain and consignment shops sprinkled across town, you can rest easy knowing you’ll come home with a super fashionable, ridiculously affordable souvenir you’ll love showing off to your friends and family back home. Who can resist a good bargain, right?
7878 Roswell Road, Suite G Sandy Springs, Georgia
Score items from big-name brands like Louis Vuitton, Fendi, and Chanel at a fraction of the cost at Alexis’ Suitcase. With more than 10,000 items spread across nearly 3,000-square-feet, this huge consignment shop looks and acts more like an upscale boutique — with endless possibilities. No need to worry about scouring every single rack for the perfect find. The store is organized by color, category, and size so you can find that special item quickly and easily.
6600 Roswell Road, Suite D Sandy Springs, Georgia
Located right up the road from Alexis’ Suitcase is Bargainata. Open only on Fridays and Saturdays from 11am to 5pm, this shop has been a must-visit in the Atlanta area for more than 20 years for a few reasons. Namely, when you shop at Bargainata, you’re not just getting a good deal. Instead, you’re raising money for a series of community causes and helping those in need. As the brainchild of the Atlanta Section of the National Council of Jewish Women, all purchases at Bargainata directly impact service programs and projects within the Greater Atlanta area, including the Atlanta Jewish Coalition for Literacy.
220 Sandy Springs Circle Suite 189 Sandy Springs, Georgia
In terms of convenience and customer satisfaction ratings, Fantastic Finds leads the pack. Open since 1991, Fantastic Finds has managed to continuously offer trendy items at consistently low prices for more than 20 years. All the while, it’s focused on placing the customer’s needs first. If you call in advance asking about a certain item, Fantastic Finds will hold it for 24 hours if it’s available. Meanwhile, in-store customers can make an appointment for a personalized styling appointment.
The Drake Closet
6023 Sandy Springs Circle Sandy Springs, Georgia
In an age when finding a piece of quality clothing can mean spending more upwards of $50 or more, purchasing clothing from The Drake Closet will feel like a serious steal. All clothes here stay solidly between $3 and $25, meaning you have more than a few reasons to splurge on your seasonal wardrobe. Like Bargainata, The Drake Closet also aims to help those in need. With The Drake House as its sponsor, proceed from all purchases go toward short-term housing and educational and empowerment programs for homeless single mothers and their children in North Metro Atlanta.
Jody’s 5th Avenue: Due to strict policy, all clothes hanging on the racks of Jody’s must be within two years of its seasonal sale date, so you’re always assured you’re on trend.
Once Upon a Child: Even the kids get to go home with a fashionable accessory or two thanks to this retailer. Store items range from gently used clothing to furniture and even toys.
Skirt Upscale Resale: Ideal for the working woman in your life, Skirt Upscale Resale sells items that are sure to be perfect for any special occasion. As an added bonus, the talented staff will help you style and accessorize your new look with items from around the shop — at no extra charge.
Show It Off
What’s the use of a new outfit if you don’t get to show it off around town? Sandy Springs has a mix of ritzy restaurants, cool concerts, and amazing art collections for you to do just that. To ensure your new wardrobe gets maximum exposure from the adoring masses, take a stroll along the Chattahoochee at Morgan Falls Overlook Park, enjoy Mediterranean tapas and a glass (or two) of wine at Under the Cork Tree, then catch a show at Act 3 Productions. Click here for a free visitors’ guide to start planning your Sandy Springs getaway — and shopping extravaganza — today.