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Best Of Atlanta 2010 Consumer Culture Large


Consumer Culture

Once upon a hapless time, sculpted blond bouffants were the choice coiffeur in our city, and trendy Atlantans sported pink, popped-collar polos. Boy, have we come far!

Our favorite shops this year are stylish spots that transcend clichés. Many of our picks also keep the misers in mind — the dirt-cheap Axiom Salon for Men and the surprisingly reasonable Fab'rik boutique — with a nod to the high rollers, too — the elegant furniture showroom at Bungalow Classic and gorgeous new threads from Ann Mashburn.

We've also trained an eye on the work of local artisans and craftspeople: the charming letterpressed invitations at Bumblebee Press, the artful arrangements at Adaptation Floral Designs, and the gorgeously rendered sleeves of ink at Only You Tattoo. Whether you have a few grand to splurge or just a few bucks, you don't need any excuse to submerge yourself in our Consumer Culture.

— Bobby Feingold and Amber Robinson

Best personal trainer BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Body Solutions

Runner-up: Body Design Personal Training Staff


3220 Cobb Parkway, 404-806-8000, www.bodydesignpersonaltraining.com

Best pet store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Park Pet Supply Inc

Runner-up: PetSmart


3221 Peachtree Road, 404-266-0402, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.petsmart.com.

Best piercing parlor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Kolo Piercing and Body Arts

Runner-up: Piercing Experience


1654 McLendon Ave., 404-378-9100, www.piercing.org

Best Pilates instructor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Intown Pilates Atlanta

Runner-up: Emily Christianson at CORE Atlanta


1218 W. Paces Ferry Road, 404-814-2272, www.coreatl.com

Best Pilates studio BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Activcore Physical Therapy & Performance

Runner-up: Intown Pilates Atlanta


500 Amsterdam Ave., 404-575-2333, www.intownpilatesatlanta.com

Best place to make yourself look fancy for less BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
H & M

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: T.J. Maxx


1801 Howell Mill Road, 404-355-2581, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.tjmaxx.com.

Best place to score affordable art BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Young Blood Boutique

Runner-up: Beep Beep Gallery


696 Charles Allen Drive, 404-429-3320, www.beepbeepgallery.com

Best shooting range BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
American Classic Marksman

Runner-up: Bulls Eye Marksman Gun Club


6190 Parkway North Drive, 678-965-5504, www.bullseyemarksman.com

Best shopping district BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Lenox Square

Runner-up: Little Five Points


www.littlefivepoints.net

Best sneaker store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Wish Atlanta

Runner-up: Abbadabba's


421 Moreland Ave., 404-588-9577, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.coolshoes.com.

Best spa BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Natural Body Spa and Shop

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Spa Sydell


3060 Peachtree Road, 404-255-7727, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.spasydell.com

Best specialty market BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Your DeKalb Farmers Market

Runner-up: Star Provisions


1198 Howell Mill Road, 404-365-0410, www.starprovisions.com

Best sporting goods BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Dick's Sporting Goods

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: REI


1800 Northeast Expressway, 404-633-6508, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.rei.com.

Best tattoo studio BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
13 Roses Tattoo Parlor

Runner-up: Memorial Tattoo


809 Moreland Ave., 404-622-9222; 190A Carrol St., 404-681-9111. www.memorialtattooatl.com.

Best taxi cab service BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Atlanta Checker Cab Co Inc

Runner-up: Atlanta Lenox Taxi Company


2015 Rockledge Road, 404-872-2600, www.atlantalenoxtaxi.com

Best thrift store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Goodwill Thrift Store & Donation Center

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Last Chance


2525 N. Decatur Road, 404-296-1711, www.lastchancethriftstore.com

Best toy store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Toys """"R"""" Us (Atlanta Locations)

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Richard's Variety Store


931 Monroe Drive, 404-879-9877; 2347 Peachtree Road, 404-237-1412. www.richardsvarietystore.com.

Best used bookstore BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Book Nook

Runner-up: Bound to Be Read Books


481-B Flat Shoals Ave., 404-522-0877, www.boundtobereadbooks.com

Best used CDs BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Criminal Records

Runner-up: Decatur CD


356 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, 404-371-9090, www.decaturcd.com

Best vintage clothing BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Stefan's Vintage Clothing

Runner-up: Rag-o-Rama


1111 Euclid Ave., 404-658-1988, www.ragorama.com

Best vinyl BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Criminal Records

Runner-up: Wax 'N' Facts


432 Moreland Ave., 404-525-2275, www.waxnfacts.com

Best wine shop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Total Wine & More

Runner-up: Hall's of Fine Wines


245 Highland Ave., 404-254-0818, www.hallsoffinewines.com

Best yoga instructor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Kashi Atlanta

Runner-up: Marti Yura at Vista Yoga


2836 Lavista Road, 404-929-9642, www.vistayoga.com

Best yoga studio BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Kashi Atlanta

Runner-up: Vista Yoga


2836 Lavista Road, 404-929-9642, www.vistayoga.com

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Best Latino food market BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Buford Highway Farmers Market

Runner-up: Supermarket Chicago


5263 Buford Highway, 770-452-1361

Best laundromat BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
The Laundry Lounge

Runner-up: Midtown Wash


607 Sixth St., 404-703-1633, www.midtownwash.com

Best lingerie BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Victoria's Secret & PINK

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Intimacy


Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Road, 404-261-9333, www.myintimacy.com

Best liquor store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Green's Beverages - Buford

Runner-up: Tower Beer, Wine & Spirits


2161 Piedmont Road, 404-881-0902, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.towerwinespirits.com.

Best local boutique BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Squash Blossom Boutique

Runner-up: Sage


37 W. Paces Ferry Road, 404-233-8280, www.sageclothing.com

Best local clothing designer BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Bill Hallman Boutique - Inman Park

Runner-up: Rene Rene


1142 Euclid Ave., 404-522-7363

Best local place to buy indie crafts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Young Blood Boutique

Runner-up: Indie Craft Experience


www.ice-atlanta.com

Best martial arts studio BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Madhouse Training
MADHOUSE TRAINING is where the practicing mixed martial arts pros go, but that doesn't mean you should be intimidated. The studio, headed by six-time world champion Manu Ntoh, is equally approachable for the novice and offers a state-of-the-art training facility, character-building youth boxing, andmore...
MADHOUSE TRAINING is where the practicing mixed martial arts pros go, but that doesn't mean you should be intimidated. The studio, headed by six-time world champion Manu Ntoh, is equally approachable for the novice and offers a state-of-the-art training facility, character-building youth boxing, and judo/Brazilian jiu-jitsu classes. 2652 S. Cobb Drive, Smyrna. 404-316-1110. www.manuntoh.com. less...

Best martial arts studio BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Atlanta Kick

Runner-up: Unit 2 Fitness


240 Ponce de Leon Ave., 404-745-3019, www.unit2fitness.com

Best massage therapist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Sarah Reynolds at Natural Body Spa

Runner-up: Dale Grados at Attune Body Work


644 N. Highland Ave., 404-702-5275, www.attunebodywork.com

Best men's clothing store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Drew Lewis

Best musical instruments BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Earthshaking Music

Runner-up: Firehouse Guitars & Music


2520 N. Decatur Road, 404-929-0012, www.guitarsatlanta.com

Best nail salon BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Salon Five Nails & Spa

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Passion Nails


245 N. Highland Ave., 404-688-2599

Best natural hair salon BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Urbanbella

Runner-up: Clove Salon


165 Sixth St., 404-249-7855, www.clovesalon.com

Best nontraditional workout BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Circus Arts Institute
Ever dream of soaring through the air on a trapeze or impressing the ladies with your juggling prowess? OK, that's kinda dorky, but somehow cool, too. And it's totally doable at THE CIRCUS ARTS INSTITUTE, where you'll build muscle tone by hoisting yourself onto lengths of fabric and work your core bymore...
Ever dream of soaring through the air on a trapeze or impressing the ladies with your juggling prowess? OK, that's kinda dorky, but somehow cool, too. And it's totally doable at THE CIRCUS ARTS INSTITUTE, where you'll build muscle tone by hoisting yourself onto lengths of fabric and work your core by balancing on trapeze bars. Plus, you'll be better equipped to run away and join the circus. 206 Rogers St., Suite 214. 404-549-3000. www.circusartsinstitute.com. less...

Best one-stop beer shop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Hop City
HOP CITY opened on the Westside in 2009 with an excellent selection of some 1,700 craft brews organized by style. Aisles are cramped with smoky American stouts like Dominion Oak Barrel, citrine Japanese Hitachino White Ale, and Belgians including NoCal's deliciously dark HeBrew Jewbelation 13 Bar Mitzvah,more...
HOP CITY opened on the Westside in 2009 with an excellent selection of some 1,700 craft brews organized by style. Aisles are cramped with smoky American stouts like Dominion Oak Barrel, citrine Japanese Hitachino White Ale, and Belgians including NoCal's deliciously dark HeBrew Jewbelation 13 Bar Mitzvah, with a heady 13 percent alcohol by volume level. Judicious prices, regular tastings at nearby Octane and TINY Bistro, a build-your-own-six-pack option and a friendly, knowledgeable staff earn Hop City high marks. The shop also has home-brewing provisions like hops, liquid malt, grains by the pound, and entire kits for novice brewmasters who want to try their hand at the hooch game. 1000 Marietta St., Suite 302. 404-350-9998. www.hopcitybeer.com. less...

Best outdoor farmers' market BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Peachtree Road Farmers Market

Best outdoor farmers market BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
East Atlanta Village Farmers Market

Runners-up


Your DeKalb Farmers Market


3000 Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, 404-377-6400. www.dekalbfarmersmarket.com


AND


Morningside Farmers Market


1393 N. Highland Ave., 404-313-5784. www.morningsidemarket.com

Best pawn shop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Jerry's Pawn Shop AND North Side Jewelry & Loan

Runner-up: PawnMart


1858 Cheshire Bridge Road, 404-541-1071, www.pawnmart.com

Best personal trainer BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Body Solutions

Runner-up: Body Design Personal Training Staff


3220 Cobb Parkway, 404-806-8000, www.bodydesignpersonaltraining.com

Best pet store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Park Pet Supply Inc

Runner-up: PetSmart


3221 Peachtree Road, 404-266-0402, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.petsmart.com.

Best piercing parlor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Kolo Piercing and Body Arts

Runner-up: Piercing Experience


1654 McLendon Ave., 404-378-9100, www.piercing.org

Best Pilates instructor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Intown Pilates Atlanta

Runner-up: Emily Christianson at CORE Atlanta


1218 W. Paces Ferry Road, 404-814-2272, www.coreatl.com

Best Pilates studio BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Activcore Physical Therapy & Performance

Runner-up: Intown Pilates Atlanta


500 Amsterdam Ave., 404-575-2333, www.intownpilatesatlanta.com

Best place to fix your bike BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Sopo Bicycle Cooperative
If you're going to brave the streets on two wheels, it will probably prove important to know how to change a flat or lube your gears. It's SOPO BICYCLE CO-OP's goal to teach you those skills at little or no cost. Tucked away behind East Atlanta Village's nightlife strip, the volunteer-run nonprofit believesmore...
If you're going to brave the streets on two wheels, it will probably prove important to know how to change a flat or lube your gears. It's SOPO BICYCLE CO-OP's goal to teach you those skills at little or no cost. Tucked away behind East Atlanta Village's nightlife strip, the volunteer-run nonprofit believes that knowledge is the best charity. The DIY darlings at SoPo give you the 411 to get your road bike repaired and your fixie, well, fixed. 465-C Flat Shoals Ave. 404-425-9989. www.sopobikes.org. less...

Best place to make yourself look fancy for less BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
H & M

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: T.J. Maxx


1801 Howell Mill Road, 404-355-2581, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.tjmaxx.com.

Best place to score affordable art BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Young Blood Boutique

Runner-up: Beep Beep Gallery


696 Charles Allen Drive, 404-429-3320, www.beepbeepgallery.com

Best reason to ditch your computer BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Cheshire Bridge Road

Best reason to scrap Evites BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Bumblebee Press
Yeah, it's convenient to ask your besties over for a dinner party using Evite or invite everyone you know to your friend's new band via Facebook, but some occasions deserve a more special announcement. BUMBLEBEE PRESS in Inman Park has been crafting gorgeous wedding invitations, baby announcements andmore...
Yeah, it's convenient to ask your besties over for a dinner party using Evite or invite everyone you know to your friend's new band via Facebook, but some occasions deserve a more special announcement. BUMBLEBEE PRESS in Inman Park has been crafting gorgeous wedding invitations, baby announcements and personal stationary on their vintage letterpresses since 1993. And the mementos these paper-loving artists create are sure to stay out of your friends' trash boxes. 1025 Edgewood Ave. 404-577-4540. www.bumblebeepress.com. less...

Best record store with actual LPs BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Criminal Records

Best shooting range BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Wild West Traders
Atlanta might be a liberal blue speck in a vast sea of right-wing red, neither color is bulletproof. In fact, Georgians without the slightest hint of red on their necks have been known to enjoy an afternoon at the pistol range. Because there are no public shooting ranges within Atlanta's city limits,more...
Atlanta might be a liberal blue speck in a vast sea of right-wing red, neither color is bulletproof. In fact, Georgians without the slightest hint of red on their necks have been known to enjoy an afternoon at the pistol range. Because there are no public shooting ranges within Atlanta's city limits, intowners need to head to the red when they're in the mood to (legally) put bullet to target. WILD WEST TRADERS in Marietta is friendly and relatively easy to get to. If you don't own a gun or wish to try something new, they rent pistols. And bargain-hunters take note, WWT's reasonably priced ammo and $10 hourly range fee means an amateur marksman can fire a couple hundred .22 caliber practice rounds for less than $20. Did we say marksman? We meant marksperson. We are liberals, after all. 2445 Austell Road, Suite 200, Marietta. 770-436-2218. www.wwtguns.com. less...

Best shooting range BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
American Classic Marksman

Runner-up: Bulls Eye Marksman Gun Club


6190 Parkway North Drive, 678-965-5504, www.bullseyemarksman.com

Best shopping district BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Lenox Square

Runner-up: Little Five Points


www.littlefivepoints.net

Best shop to go nuts for candy BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Greene’s Fine Foods
Is it just us, or is everything cuter in Decatur? In the fall of 2008, the Brothers Greene (that would be Tommy and Phil Greene of Augusta) dreamed of opening a candy shop to supply Atlanta with the tastiest pecans and fudge. Lo and behold, GREENE'S FINE FOODS has been pumping out deliciousness evermore...
Is it just us, or is everything cuter in Decatur? In the fall of 2008, the Brothers Greene (that would be Tommy and Phil Greene of Augusta) dreamed of opening a candy shop to supply Atlanta with the tastiest pecans and fudge. Lo and behold, GREENE'S FINE FOODS has been pumping out deliciousness ever since. The stand-alone marble building in downtown Decatur houses an insanely quaint shop specializing in homemade chocolate pecan clusters, chocolate-covered potato chips, and chocolate-raspberry swirl fudge. Greene's also sells fresh Georgia pecans, harvested in the fall, as well as board games and aromatic candles. Kids will love the sweet treats, and parents will love relaxing on the couches by the fireplace ... with some sweet treats of their own. 141 E. Trinity Place, Decatur. 404-378-2001. www.greenesfinefoods.com. less...

Best sneaker store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Walter's Clothing

Best sneaker store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Wish Atlanta

Runner-up: Abbadabba's


421 Moreland Ave., 404-588-9577, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.coolshoes.com.

Best spa BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Natural Body Spa and Shop

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Spa Sydell


3060 Peachtree Road, 404-255-7727, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.spasydell.com

Best specialty market BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Your DeKalb Farmers Market

Runner-up: Star Provisions


1198 Howell Mill Road, 404-365-0410, www.starprovisions.com

Best sporting goods BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Dick's Sporting Goods

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: REI


1800 Northeast Expressway, 404-633-6508, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.rei.com.

Best tattoo studio BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Only You Tattoo
A shitty haircut will eventually grow out, and an embarrassing sweater will, with the help of a good friend, find its way to the nearest Goodwill. But tattoos are (pretty much) forever. And if you have some poorly executed scribble-scrabble permanently marring your flesh, forever is going to feel likemore...
A shitty haircut will eventually grow out, and an embarrassing sweater will, with the help of a good friend, find its way to the nearest Goodwill. But tattoos are (pretty much) forever. And if you have some poorly executed scribble-scrabble permanently marring your flesh, forever is going to feel like FOR-EV-ER. No threat of that at Grant Park's ONLY YOU TATTOO. Founded by Matt Greenhalgh and Danielle Distefano in early 2009, Only You's artists are adept at everything from American traditional to Japanese-style to lifelike portraits. You can even vet the artists' portfolios on the shop's website. Greenhalgh's full sleeve designs are gorgeous, and Distefano's adorable owls have us itching to roll up our pant leg and place ourselves under the gun. 415 Memorial Drive. 404-659-4900.www.onlyyoutattoo.com. less...

Best tattoo studio BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
13 Roses Tattoo Parlor

Runner-up: Memorial Tattoo


809 Moreland Ave., 404-622-9222; 190A Carrol St., 404-681-9111. www.memorialtattooatl.com.

Best taxi cab service BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Atlanta Checker Cab Co Inc

Runner-up: Atlanta Lenox Taxi Company


2015 Rockledge Road, 404-872-2600, www.atlantalenoxtaxi.com

Best thrift store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Goodwill Thrift Store & Donation Center

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Last Chance


2525 N. Decatur Road, 404-296-1711, www.lastchancethriftstore.com

Best thrift threads BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Value Village Thrift Store
Everyone else's trash is your treasure at VALUE VILLAGE. A dogged dig through the seemingly endless racks and aisles will turn up hip plaids, tweed suitcases, and a killer selection of vintage shoes. Pickings are pretty good at all 11 of metro Atlanta's VV's, but we've had the best luck at the Memorialmore...
Everyone else's trash is your treasure at VALUE VILLAGE. A dogged dig through the seemingly endless racks and aisles will turn up hip plaids, tweed suitcases, and a killer selection of vintage shoes. Pickings are pretty good at all 11 of metro Atlanta's VV's, but we've had the best luck at the Memorial Drive outpost. Of course, now that the secret's out, you might as well try them all. 3503 Memorial Drive, Decatur. 770-840-7283. And other metro Atlanta locations. www.valuevillageatlanta.com. less...

Best toy store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Toys """"R"""" Us (Atlanta Locations)

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Richard's Variety Store


931 Monroe Drive, 404-879-9877; 2347 Peachtree Road, 404-237-1412. www.richardsvarietystore.com.

Best used bookstore BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Book Nook

Runner-up: Bound to Be Read Books


481-B Flat Shoals Ave., 404-522-0877, www.boundtobereadbooks.com

Best used CDs BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Criminal Records

Runner-up: Decatur CD


356 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, 404-371-9090, www.decaturcd.com

Best vintage accessories BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Frock of Ages
FROCK OF AGES shuttered the doors of its Candler Park outpost in 2008 after 18 years, but has since migrated to a sizable corner booth at Kudzu Antiques Market. Jaunty little hats, 20th-century costume jewelry and demurely lacey gloves round out a fab collection of swingy housedresses and prim jackets.more...
FROCK OF AGES shuttered the doors of its Candler Park outpost in 2008 after 18 years, but has since migrated to a sizable corner booth at Kudzu Antiques Market. Jaunty little hats, 20th-century costume jewelry and demurely lacey gloves round out a fab collection of swingy housedresses and prim jackets. 2928 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur. &emdash;404-370-1006. www.frockofages.com. less...

Best vintage clothing BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Stefan's Vintage Clothing

Runner-up: Rag-o-Rama


1111 Euclid Ave., 404-658-1988, www.ragorama.com

Best vinyl BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Criminal Records

Runner-up: Wax 'N' Facts


432 Moreland Ave., 404-525-2275, www.waxnfacts.com

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Index
Index
Oral Pleasures
Oral Pleasures
Poets, Artists & Madmen
Poets, Artists & Madmen