Just north of Atlanta, Smyrna, Georgia, is considered both an integral part of the greater Atlanta area, as well as a growing city in its own right. With great hotels and restaurants, as well as some of the best shopping in the Atlanta area, Smyrna is sure to have something for everyone. And for the shopper looking for some local flair? There are several great options for those looking to shop local.
#1 Love Street
If you’re looking for truly unique gifts that really represent what Smyrna is all about, Love Street has you covered. The store, located at 1295 Concord Road, specializes in pieces from local artisans. But it also carries staples from companies like Vera Bradley as well as Atlanta-themed goodies. Seriously, its hard to believe they can fit so much inside the little store! But you’ll be glad they did when you start browsing the collection. It’s all so cute you might have to stay at a local hotel where you can stash your purchases so you can come back for more.
#2 Nest Home & Garden
Nest really prides itself on carrying gifts for everyone — most of them locally sourced from artists in and around Smyrna. Whether you’re looking for that perfect piece of wall art or a toy for your nephew, Nest carries something for everyone on your list. In addition to one-of-a-kind gift items, Nest also carries fashion on consignment, and provide a great space for local artists to gather and share their work with the public. You definitely don’t want to leave Smyrna without at least making a short stop (or spending a whole afternoon!) browsing around Nest Home & Garden, located at 767 Concord Road.
#3 Read Shop
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If your shopping tastes are more literary in nature, you should definitely check out Read Shop, at 4300 Paces Ferry Road SE, Ste 125. Part bookstore, part coffee shop, read shop is probably one of the most comfortable, inviting shops in Vinings Jubilee. The selection of books that is on hand is expansive, and the staff definitely knows its stuff. It is a great place to get lost in stacks of books for hours, or even to meet a friend for afternoon tea on the patio. It has everything from Anais Nin to the latest from Jacqueline Woodson, so a stop at Read Shop will never leave you disappointed, regardless of your tastes.
Once known as a specialty florist, Twelve has more recently branched out to carry a wide assortment of curiosities. It still carries unique floral arrangements, of course, but it now specializes in high-fashion items and avant-garde jewelry and knickknacks like candle holders and home gifts. If you’re shopping in this little boutique at 712 Ponce De Leon Place NE, you are definitely will need to make more than one trip just so you can experience it all. It will be one of the most unique places you see in the Smyrna area.
Smyrna is a beautiful destination for a weekend visit or an extended stay. If shopping is on your list of things to do during your trip, be sure to check out one, or all, of these local shops for a unique find.