Shopping Vintage in Atlanta
You’ve planned an amazing trip to Atlanta, Georgia. Roundabout Atlanta greeted you at the airport with a smile and southern charm, making transportation from the terminal to your accommodations a stress-free encounter. You’ve checked off what would have been 3-4 days of independent travel into a fun-filled, 4-hour Roundabout Atlanta City Tour. You’ve even ventured out into Atlanta’s backyard with an opportune hike. Before leaving this Capital City of the American South, you’ll want a token to remember her by. In lieu of magnets and mass produced trinkets, consider bringing back a piece of the city in the form of a unique Atlanta keepsake.
Thrift stores have established their place in the modern market. Vintage clothing emerged out of necessity during World War I, due to the textile shortage. Later, vintage became a form of self expression as influencers like Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain embraced retro wear. Self expression still holds true, but vintage is also a choice made out of preservation. People want to avoid waste and give back by shopping locally and reusing unusual treasures. Atlanta is not lacking in this department. We’ve selected a few fabulous finds that can add a long-lasting touch to your Atlanta experience.
Rock It Vintage
999 Brady Ave Suite 9
Open Wednesday – Saturday
Owner, Mara, established Rock It Vintage when she saw a niche in the Atlanta market. From antiques to trendy clothing, her passion developed into an obsession as she focused on handmade and unusual pieces. Whether it’s jewelry, clothing or another funky find, the sentimental value of such pieces is a perfect way to remember your trip to Atlanta.
464 Moreland Ave NE
Open Wednesday – Sunday
This 10,000 square foot alternative department store boasts gifts, clothing, costumes, collectables, and local art. It all began in 1982 when Pam Majors, daughter of a junkman, began selling 40 years of accumulated bizarre and beautiful pieces. Since then, it’s been voted one of the 25 best independent stores in America. You can explore the trendy neighborhood of Little Five Points while you snag an Atlanta keepsake.
493 Flat Shoals Ave SE
Open Tuesday – Sunday
If you’ve ever watched the Netflix series, Swap Shop, then you’ve heard of Versus ATL. Friends Leo, Danny, and John established the company in 2015. Focusing on shoes, hats, and Atlanta clothing, this black-owned business is the heart of East Atlanta’s hip-hop and streetwear culture. You’re sure to find something totally rad from the 80s and 90s that will make your trip to Atlanta even more nostalgic.
The Clothing Warehouse
420 Moreland Avenue NE
Open Monday – Sunday
With styles spanning from the 50s through the 80s, The Clothing Warehouse is a hip place for shopping vintage in Atlanta. You’ll find rows of retro t-shirts, unique dresses, jackets, pants, and skirts from brands like Levi’s and Wranglers. You can even purchase a Vintage Tees Mystery Box containing ten hand-picked, true vintage tees pulled randomly from their selection of curated vintage stock. The Clothing Warehouse promises something for everyone.
1154 Euclid Ave NE
Open Monday – Sunday
Owners Bobby and Michael specialize in hard-to-find vintage items, focusing on pop culture, music and film. From the 50s to the 90s, vintage has become their passion, hobby and lifestyle. You’re sure to snag an Atlanta keepsake in this Little Five Points district gem. You can even find popup vintage stores within their doors, like Goody Vault from Huntsville, Alabama, who stopped by late February.
428 Moreland Ave NE
Open Monday – Sunday
Advertising cool clothes and cool people since 1991, owner Angie McLean is proud to be a part of the trendy neighborhood that is Little Five Points. Customer service is top notch and they promise to greet you with a sincerely friendly and helpful sales team who will give a warm welcome and a mini-tour of how to navigate the sales floor. Celebrities, stylists and costume designers shop at Psycho Sisters, making it a MUST when shopping vintage in Atlanta.
With so much to see and do, Atlanta, Georgia is an ideal tourist destination, and Roundabout will make your trip easy and informative. As you experience the A, grab an Atlanta keepsake and support a local business by visiting something retro. Shopping vintage in Atlanta is a trip in itself as it brings back memories and raises a smile. Take a timeless piece of Atlanta home with you… we know you won’t forget her.