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Best Of Atlanta 2007 Consumer Culture Large


Consumer Culture


Best Comic Bookstore BOA Award Winner

Criminal Records

Best Cosmetics BOA Award Winner

MAC

Best Electronics Store BOA Award Winner

Best Buy

Best Traditional Furniture BOA Award Winner

Haverty's

Best Gay-Themed Store BOA Award Winner

Outwrite

Best Health Club BOA Award Winner

Colony Square Athletic Club

Best Hardware Store BOA Award Winner

Ace Hardware

Best Latino Food Market BOA Award Winner

El Mercado del Pueblo

Best Independent Clothing Boutique BOA Award Winner

Bill Hallman

Best Local Clothing Designer BOA Award Winner

Clint Zeagler

Best Budget Menswear BOA Award Winner

K & G Warehouse

Best Nail Salon BOA Award Winner

10 Ten Nail Salon

Best Men's Shoes BOA Award Winner

Abbadabba's

Best Women's Shoes BOA Award Winner

DSW

Best Sporting Goods BOA Award Winner

Dick's Sporting Goods

Best Tattoo Studio BOA Award Winner

All or Nothing Tattoo

Best Used CDs BOA Award Winner

Decatur CD

Best Yoga Studio BOA Award Winner

Kashi Atlanta

Best Jewelry BOA Award Winner

Atlanta Antique Gallery

Best Kids' Clothing BOA Award Winner

Gap Kids

Best T-shirt Designs BOA Award Winner

Bang On!

Best Pawnshop (Tie) BOA Award Winner

Fulton Loan Office

Best Pawnshop (Tie) BOA Award Winner

Jerry's Pawn Shop

Best New Vinyl (dance music) BOA Award Winner

Criminal Records

Best Wine Shop BOA Award Winner

Ansley Wine Merchants

Best Body Treatment BOA Award Winner

Natural Body Spa and Shop
Multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best Doggie Day Care BOA Award Winner

WAG-A-LOT Downtown
Multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best Hip Women's Clothing Store BOA Award Winner

Bill Hallman Boutique - Inman Park
Multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best Old-School Bookstore BOA Award Winner

Books Again
Traditional used bookstores — the kind with a mix of recent hardcovers, classic fiction and obscure old tomes with gotta-have titles such as I Was a Soviet Worker — are going the way of the 8-track, thanks to the Internet. That’s why BOOKS AGAIN is so refreshing. It carriesmore...
Traditional used bookstores — the kind with a mix of recent hardcovers, classic fiction and obscure old tomes with gotta-have titles such as I Was a Soviet Worker — are going the way of the 8-track, thanks to the Internet. That’s why BOOKS AGAIN is so refreshing. It carries Southern literature, mysteries, first editions, signed novels, children’s books and so forth, ranging in age from last year to the late 19th century. And its downtown Decatur location is appropriate, given that our most progressive suburb has become a literary center with its own annual book festival, an antiquarian book fair and more than its share of independent bookstores. Books Again reminds us of why we like used bookstores in the first place: You never know what you’ll find. less...

Best OTP Bargain Couture BOA Award Winner

Fantastic Finds
Despite its location in a drab strip shopping center off the beaten path in the suburban jumble of Sandy Springs, FANTASTIC FINDS delivers the goods, fashion-wise. The modestly appointed consignment shop is filled with pre-owned jackets, skirts and little black dresses from such hot labels as Marc Jacobs,more...
Despite its location in a drab strip shopping center off the beaten path in the suburban jumble of Sandy Springs, FANTASTIC FINDS delivers the goods, fashion-wise. The modestly appointed consignment shop is filled with pre-owned jackets, skirts and little black dresses from such hot labels as Marc Jacobs, Manolo Blahnik, Bebe and Chloe, as well as samples and close-outs from top designers and high-end stores. On a good day, you might walk out with a Stella McCartney top or a Chanel bag, or find a gem on the $5 rack. Fantastic, yes? less...

Best Pet Store BOA Award Winner

PetSmart (Atlanta Locations)
Multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best Place to Register for Your Wedding BOA Award Winner

Target
Multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best Spa BOA Award Winner

Spa Sydell

Best Way to Impress a New Flame in the Kitchen BOA Award Winner

Star Provisions
So you want to invite your new beau to your place for dinner, but there’s just one teensy problem: You don’t know the difference between bouillon and bouillabaisse, a skillet and a grill pan, chardonnay and Viognier. Let STAR PROVISIONS come to the rescue. The upscale market flanksmore...
So you want to invite your new beau to your place for dinner, but there’s just one teensy problem: You don’t know the difference between bouillon and bouillabaisse, a skillet and a grill pan, chardonnay and Viognier. Let STAR PROVISIONS come to the rescue. The upscale market flanks Bacchanalia, one of the city’s finest restaurants, and offers plenty of options for piecing together the perfect, premade dinner-to-go. A meal of flank steak and arugula, with a side of risotto, a simple starter of French baguette and chevre, a dessert of Valrhona chocolate cake, and a heady cabernet to wash it down won’t come cheap, but all you have to do is follow the reheating instructions. You do know how to turn on the oven, right? less...

Best Women's Shoes BOA Award Winner

DSW
Multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Trendy: Best Shopping Destination for Chloe, Marc Jacobs and Zac Posen BOA Award Winner

Phipps Plaza
It’s part of every guidebook to Atlanta. It’s heralded as the premiere shopping destination of the South. Gucci, Jimmy Choo and Versace all reside here. Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom are nothing to balk at, either. And let us not forget Jeffrey Kalinsky, who in 1994 introduced Atlantamore...
It’s part of every guidebook to Atlanta. It’s heralded as the premiere shopping destination of the South. Gucci, Jimmy Choo and Versace all reside here. Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom are nothing to balk at, either. And let us not forget Jeffrey Kalinsky, who in 1994 introduced Atlanta to high-end fashion by opening Jeffrey alongside his already successful shoe boutique Bob Ellis (now part of Jeffrey). Walking through PHIPPS PLAZA, one can imagine what life must be like for the rich and fabulous. With the addition of such boutiques as New York staple Barney’s Co-op, trendy chain Intermix and classic line Theory, we paupers are still breaking the bank — and perhaps considering a second mortgage. less...

Josh Fletcher: My Favorite Place to Get that 'Rock Star' Look BOA Award Winner

Clothing Warehouse
"CLOTHING WAREHOUSE in Little Five is always a good bet. They got some pretty sweet pearl snaps, Western-type shirts. You can always find some good T-shirts, vintage stuff. I've got this San Francisco 49ers back-to-back World Championship T-shirt that I found at Clothing Warehouse a long time ago, andmore...
"CLOTHING WAREHOUSE in Little Five is always a good bet. They got some pretty sweet pearl snaps, Western-type shirts. You can always find some good T-shirts, vintage stuff. I've got this San Francisco 49ers back-to-back World Championship T-shirt that I found at Clothing Warehouse a long time ago, and that's probably my favorite. Every once in a while I'll go up to Lenox, if I have to get something at URBAN OUTFITTERS. There's also a GOODWILL right outside Tech, where sometimes you can find some decent stuff. But I can usually find what I need at Little Five. I do have a favorite outfit I wear for shows. It's this one old Western shirt that I found at Clothing Warehouse that I actually found on a mannequin, and just whatever jeans I happen to be wearing at the time. I actually got a really good belt from TARGET the other day. And I have a thing I wear on my wrist that is from the HOME DEPOT. It's a fan pull-chain, one of those beaded whatevers. " As told to Taylor Barnes" less...

Best Antique Store BOA Award Winner

Atlanta Antique Gallery

Best Barbershop BOA Award Winner

Axiom

Best Car Wash BOA Award Winner

Cactus Car Wash

Best CDs BOA Award Winner

Criminal Records

Best Drag Wear BOA Award Winner

Junkman's Daughter

Best Comic Bookstore BOA Award Winner

Criminal Records

Best Cosmetics BOA Award Winner

MAC

Best Electronics Store BOA Award Winner

Best Buy

Best Traditional Furniture BOA Award Winner

Haverty's

Best Gay-Themed Store BOA Award Winner

Outwrite

Best Health Club BOA Award Winner

Colony Square Athletic Club

Best Hardware Store BOA Award Winner

Ace Hardware

Best Latino Food Market BOA Award Winner

El Mercado del Pueblo

Best Independent Clothing Boutique BOA Award Winner

Bill Hallman

Best Local Clothing Designer BOA Award Winner

Clint Zeagler

Best Budget Menswear BOA Award Winner

K & G Warehouse

Best Nail Salon BOA Award Winner

10 Ten Nail Salon


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