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Consumer Culture

The term "retail therapy" is dorky and cliché, but there is something to be said for the healing power of shopping. Spending money is a form of catharsis, and we've scoured Atlanta's retail scene for the best places to get it all out.

There weren't many new places to blow dough this year, but we rustled up plenty of stores that make us proud to shout, "Recession be damned!" and dust the cobwebs off our wallets.

While some of us are buying on a budget and others have the means to splurge, everyone feels good about shopping at locally owned businesses. The Beehive Co-op, in its recently opened retail space, charmed us with its selection of handmade jewelry from local artists and indie crafters. And we love the new ATL apparel company Streetela for making local street art wearable.

Among our other faves are a B&B-slash-urban farm in the heart of the city, a beautiful chocolate shop that makes its confections from scratch and a tattoo parlor that knows how to ink skin of all colors. And for retail therapy in its most literal form, may we suggest the to-die-for luxury mani-pedi at Nouvelle Nail Spa or G Salon's $40 spa deal?

Sure, it might be time to stop saying "retail therapy," but indulging in it will never go out of style.

— Gwynedd Stuart and Bobby Feingold

Best personal trainer BOA Award Winner

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Body Solutions

Best pet store BOA Award Winner

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Park Pet Supply Inc

Best piercing parlor BOA Award Winner

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Kolo Piercing and Body Arts

Best pilates studio BOA Award Winner

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Activcore Physical Therapy & Performance

Best place for fashion bargains BOA Award Winner

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Nordstrom Rack

Best place to score affordable art BOA Award Winner

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Young Blood Boutique

Best real estate agent BOA Award Winner

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Best shooting range BOA Award Winner

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QuickShot Shooting Range - Atlanta

Best shopping district BOA Award Winner

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Lenox Square

Best sneaker store BOA Award Winner

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Abbadabbas - Little Five Points
And other metro Atlanta locations

Best spa BOA Award Winner

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Natural Body Spa and Shop
And other metro Atlanta locations

Best specialty market BOA Award Winner

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Your DeKalb Farmers Market

Best sporting goods BOA Award Winner

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Dick's Sporting Goods

Best tattoo artist BOA Award Winner

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13 Roses Tattoo Parlor

Best tattoo studio BOA Award Winner

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13 Roses Tattoo Parlor

Best taxi cab service BOA Award Winner

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Atlanta Checker Cab Co Inc

Best thrift store BOA Award Winner

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Value Village Thrift Store
And other metro Atlanta locations

Best toy store BOA Award Winner

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Richards Variety Store

Best used bookstore BOA Award Winner

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Book Nook

Best vet clinic BOA Award Winner

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East Atlanta Animal Clinic

Best vintage clothing BOA Award Winner

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Stefan's Vintage Clothing

Best vinyl BOA Award Winner

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Criminal Records

Best wine shop BOA Award Winner

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Ansley Wine Merchants

Best women's clothing store BOA Award Winner

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free fab'rik Boutique
And other metro Atlanta locations

Best yoga instructor BOA Award Winner

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Kashi Atlanta

Best yoga studio BOA Award Winner

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Kashi Atlanta

Best doggie day care BOA Award Winner

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Barking Hound Village Inn

Best doggie day care BOA Award Winner

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Barking Hound Village Lofts

Best doggie day care BOA Award Winner

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Barking Hound Village Buckhead

Best doggie day care BOA Award Winner

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Best personal trainer BOA Award Winner

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Body Solutions

Best pet store BOA Award Winner

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Park Pet Supply Inc

Best piercing parlor BOA Award Winner

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Kolo Piercing and Body Arts

Best pilates studio BOA Award Winner

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Activcore Physical Therapy & Performance

Best place for fashion bargains BOA Award Winner

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Nordstrom Rack

Best place to score affordable art BOA Award Winner

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Young Blood Boutique

Best real estate agent BOA Award Winner

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Best shooting range BOA Award Winner

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QuickShot Shooting Range - Atlanta

Best shopping district BOA Award Winner

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Lenox Square

Best sneaker store BOA Award Winner

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Abbadabbas - Little Five Points
And other metro Atlanta locations

Best spa BOA Award Winner

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Natural Body Spa and Shop
And other metro Atlanta locations

Best specialty market BOA Award Winner

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Your DeKalb Farmers Market

Best sporting goods BOA Award Winner

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Dick's Sporting Goods

Best tattoo artist BOA Award Winner

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13 Roses Tattoo Parlor

Best tattoo studio BOA Award Winner

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13 Roses Tattoo Parlor

Best taxi cab service BOA Award Winner

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Atlanta Checker Cab Co Inc

Best thrift store BOA Award Winner

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Value Village Thrift Store
And other metro Atlanta locations

Best toy store BOA Award Winner

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Richards Variety Store

Best used bookstore BOA Award Winner

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Book Nook

Best vet clinic BOA Award Winner

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East Atlanta Animal Clinic

Best vintage clothing BOA Award Winner

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Stefan's Vintage Clothing

Best vinyl BOA Award Winner

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Criminal Records

Best wine shop BOA Award Winner

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Ansley Wine Merchants

Best women's clothing store BOA Award Winner

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free fab'rik Boutique
And other metro Atlanta locations

Best yoga instructor BOA Award Winner

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Kashi Atlanta

Best yoga studio BOA Award Winner

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Kashi Atlanta

Best alternative alternative exercise BOA Award Winner

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Tough Love Yoga
Sometimes you want to be coddled, crouching in the fetal position, while wind chimes gently wipe your stress away. But what you want isn't always what you need. You need to relax. You need to stop whining. You need Tough Love Yoga. Run by the highly accomplished yoginis Neda Draupadi Honarvar and Durgayamore...
Sometimes you want to be coddled, crouching in the fetal position, while wind chimes gently wipe your stress away. But what you want isn't always what you need. You need to relax. You need to stop whining. You need Tough Love Yoga. Run by the highly accomplished yoginis Neda Draupadi Honarvar and Durgaya Palmieri, both certified in Classical Hatha Yoga, TLY de-stresses you better than spinning endlessly on the elliptical (like you're doing now). Difficulty ranges from beginner's yoga to bikini bootcamp. Its popular Metal Yoga class at Young Blood Gallery is not easy, but newbies can go at their own speed. The class takes place in the exhibition room, so yogis are surrounded by hanging art and tattooed hipsters. Metal Yoga focuses on maintaining poses and improving flexibility unlike others around town that fixate on aerobic activity. Body-mind wellness doesn't always come cheap, but there's a $10 suggested donation for dropping in a class and a 10-class pass is $90. Tough love never felt so good. 636 North Highland Ave. 404-919-1008. toughloveyoga.com. less...

Best back-to-the-farm B&B BOA Award Winner

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The Social Goat Bed and Breakfast

Best bangs for your buck BOA Award Winner

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Crimpers Hair Salon

Best boutique nursery BOA Award Winner

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Garden
The Westside neighborhood is stark and industrial, full of repurposed commercial buildings and brand-new, mostly empty condominiums. The lush Garden is a shock to the Westside's senses, a beautiful display of sophisticated greenery, pricey plant displays and European potpourri and incenses with a modernmore...
The Westside neighborhood is stark and industrial, full of repurposed commercial buildings and brand-new, mostly empty condominiums. The lush Garden is a shock to the Westside's senses, a beautiful display of sophisticated greenery, pricey plant displays and European potpourri and incenses with a modern edge. The shop even provides design consultations and installation for those big projects in your little urban oasis. 1168 Howell Mill Road., Studio A. 404-941-9154. gardenatl.com. less...

Best budget bridal BOA Award Winner

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Le Dress Boutique

Best candyland fantasy BOA Award Winner

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Cacao Atlanta Chocolate Co

Best designer kitsch BOA Award Winner

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Jonathan Adler

Best doggy day care BOA Award Winner

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Kirkwood Bark & Lounge

Best farmers market BOA Award Winner

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the Peachtree Road Farmers Market

Best gym deal BOA Award Winner

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Retro Fitness
There are some people in this world (lots of them, actually) who really like to exercise. The rest of us need incentive to get our fat asses off the couch beyond the possibility that we'll no longer have such fat asses. Retro Fitness, a chain that's heavily represented in the Northeast, but only hasmore...
There are some people in this world (lots of them, actually) who really like to exercise. The rest of us need incentive to get our fat asses off the couch beyond the possibility that we'll no longer have such fat asses. Retro Fitness, a chain that's heavily represented in the Northeast, but only has a few locations in the South, opened its 15,000-square-foot Buckhead location less than a year ago, and it's awesome. All of the equipment is brand-spankin' new, there's a cardio room/theater where you can watch a movie on the big screen while you sweat, and the rest of the cardio equipment has individual TVs to take your mind off the agony. Probably the best thing about Retro Fitness: It's cheap. There's no sign-up fee, monthly membership dues are only $19.99, and for $5 extra you can either get unlimited tanning or massages in its nifty, computerized massage bed. 3050 Peachtree Road. 404-549-7126. buckheadga.retrofitness.net. less...

Best hot tchotchkes BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
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Highland Row Antiques
Highland Row Antiques isn't your mildewed neighborhood yard sale. The Poncey-Highland shop specializes in mid-century modern pieces like retro ashtrays and deco artwork, as well as other kitschy vintage pieces. The small, curated storefront gives way to a giant Basement Market with bric-a-brac from moremore...
Highland Row Antiques isn't your mildewed neighborhood yard sale. The Poncey-Highland shop specializes in mid-century modern pieces like retro ashtrays and deco artwork, as well as other kitschy vintage pieces. The small, curated storefront gives way to a giant Basement Market with bric-a-brac from more than 20 dealers, ranging from $5 Americana saltshakers to a $500 Danish couch. 628 N. Highland Ave. 404-815-8830. highlandrowantiques.com. less...

Best kids' consignment BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
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Baby Love
It's amazing we even bother buying clothes for kids. They grow so fast it's like they're tiny adults with glandular problems. Instead of constantly buying new duds for your miniature Incredible Hulk, you can save money by buying high-quality used clothes at Baby Love. Open in Grant Park since early 2011,more...
It's amazing we even bother buying clothes for kids. They grow so fast it's like they're tiny adults with glandular problems. Instead of constantly buying new duds for your miniature Incredible Hulk, you can save money by buying high-quality used clothes at Baby Love. Open in Grant Park since early 2011, Baby Love sells clothes and shoes for babies and kids of all ages, not to mention maternity wear, toys, books and even furniture. The shop's picky (in a good way) about what it accepts, and refuses to sell anything that's stained, has holes or even clothes that have gotten pilly. Of course, the best part of consignment is that you can make money, too. 465 Boulevard, Suite 101. 404-590-1380. babyloveatlanta.com. less...

Best local boutique BOA Award Winner

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Squash Blossom Boutique

Best luxury mani-pedi BOA Award Winner

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Nouvelle Nail Spa

Best pawn shop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
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Jason's Pawn Shop
Unlike what you see on reality TV, most pawn shops are unsexy, low-rent places selling used lawnmowers, roofing tools and stolen car stereos. Jason's Pawn Shop, on the other hand, usually has an interesting array of guy stuff, from turntables to antique cameras and old radios to vintage guitars. It'smore...
Unlike what you see on reality TV, most pawn shops are unsexy, low-rent places selling used lawnmowers, roofing tools and stolen car stereos. Jason's Pawn Shop, on the other hand, usually has an interesting array of guy stuff, from turntables to antique cameras and old radios to vintage guitars. It's a small store, so it makes the shelf space count by only displaying cool shit like high-end mountain bikes and reel-to-reel players. Look elsewhere for that second-hand microwave. 2104 N. Decatur Road, Decatur. 404-636-1731. less...

Best recession proof shopping BOA Award Winner

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Nordstrom Rack

Best selection of handmade jewelry BOA Award Winner

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the beehive
The term crafts, as in arts and crafts, used to evoke images of macaroni necklaces and little cabins constructed of crudely glued together popsicle sticks. Atlanta's craft scene is a hell of a lot more sophisticated than that. The Beehive Co-Op sells clothes, bags, and beauty products by some of themore...
The term crafts, as in arts and crafts, used to evoke images of macaroni necklaces and little cabins constructed of crudely glued together popsicle sticks. Atlanta's craft scene is a hell of a lot more sophisticated than that. The Beehive Co-Op sells clothes, bags, and beauty products by some of the area's best indie crafters, and its selection of jewelry is especially impressive. Established in 2004, Beehive owners Malene Davis and Preeti Ayyangar secured a sunny and spacious retail location in the Edgewood Shopping District in early 2010. About half of the space is dedicated to handmade baubles like A Bardis' colorful drop earrings, delicate fortune cookie necklaces by Christina Kober Designs, and Madeline Burdine's whimsical, nature-inspired metalwork necklaces, earrings and cuffs. 1250 Caroline St., Suite C120. 404-350-3898. thebeehiveatl.com. less...

Best shoes you can't afford BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
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Epitome
Cher Horowitz famously quipped in Clueless, "You see how picky I am about my shoes and they only go on my feet." We couldn't agree more. Shoes make or break every outfit. Roll out of bed in sweatpants, put on a hot pair of kicks and you'll look like a million bucks. Epitome, the new shoe boutique inmore...
Cher Horowitz famously quipped in Clueless, "You see how picky I am about my shoes and they only go on my feet." We couldn't agree more. Shoes make or break every outfit. Roll out of bed in sweatpants, put on a hot pair of kicks and you'll look like a million bucks. Epitome, the new shoe boutique in Buckhead, puts luxury on its toes with its carefully curated selection of sneakers, heels and accessories. The store, which opened in July, is a culture clash of hip-hop high-tops, preppy boat shoes, indie gladiator sandals and party-girl pumps. Out-there selections like American flag platforms next to biker-chick heels may seem at odds, but somehow the mashup makes sense at Epitome. The lighted Plexiglas walkway gives the store a space-age vibe while sunglasses rest on pads of Astroturf. The future's so bright, we got to wear sneakers. 252 Pharr Road. 404-869-8700. epitomeatl.com. less...

Best spa deal BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
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G Salon

Best stylish sewing stuff BOA Award Winner

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Whipstitch

Best tattoos for all colors of people BOA Award Winner

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City of Ink

Best thrift district BOA Award Winner

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Alpharetta Highway
Roswell's Alpharetta Highway is like the Rodeo Drive of stores that deal in other people's discarded belongings. No, no, that's a good thing! Lined up one after another are Value Village, Park Avenue Thrift, Just Stuff Thrift Store, Bargain City Thrift, Atlanta Union Mission Thrift and Goodwill. Thismore...
Roswell's Alpharetta Highway is like the Rodeo Drive of stores that deal in other people's discarded belongings. No, no, that's a good thing! Lined up one after another are Value Village, Park Avenue Thrift, Just Stuff Thrift Store, Bargain City Thrift, Atlanta Union Mission Thrift and Goodwill. This Value Village is by far the best, especially for its selection of outerwear and housewares. Atlanta Union Mission blares contemporary Christian music, but you still might find an old 69 Boyz CD in the dollar bin. Park Avenue Thrift, 1207 Alpharetta St., Suite A, Roswell; Value Village, 1023 Alpharetta St., Roswell, 770-840-7283. valuevillageatlanta.com; Just Stuff Thrift Store, 1113 Alpharetta St., Roswell. 678-281-0696; Bargain City Thrift, 1207-B Alpharetta St., Roswell. 770-993-0251. bargaincitythrift.com; Goodwill, 10885 Alpharetta Highway, Roswell. 770-649-1994. ging.org; Atlanta Union Mission Thrift, 10800 Alpharetta Highway, Roswell. 404-367-3940. atlantaunionmission.org. less...

Best way to home hunt BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
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ProMove

Best way to skip a trip to the farmers market BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
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Vegetable Husband
We all feel good about ourselves when we shop at the farmers market, don't we? Look at us strutting around with our reusable tote bags, mentally applauding ourselves for waking up early on a weekend in order to consume with conscience. If the scene's too much for you, or if you just like sleeping in,more...
We all feel good about ourselves when we shop at the farmers market, don't we? Look at us strutting around with our reusable tote bags, mentally applauding ourselves for waking up early on a weekend in order to consume with conscience. If the scene's too much for you, or if you just like sleeping in, Vegetable Husband delivers fresh, local produce to its subscribers' doors once a week. Proprietor Margie Thorpe does the dirty work for her clients. She picks up a variety of fresh fruits and veggies from area farms, divvies them out in adorably folksy baskets and arranges for home delivery by friendly volunteers. A basket from Vegetable Husband is something to behold, especially in the summer when it overflows with a bounty of organic edibles such as peppers, okra, green beans, the best tomatoes you'll ever taste, melons and blueberries. 404-617-9302. vegetablehusband.com. less...

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