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    Best Local Boutique

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    Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

    Best locally based online fashion retailer BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2017
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Critics
    Zuvaa
    Kelechi Anyadiegwu started her online retail shop, ZUVAA, in 2014 after finding it was often difficult to get her hands on African-inspired clothing and accessories. Fast-forward three years later, and consumer appetite for designs from the Motherland has only increased, fueling the growth of Anyadiegwu’smore...
    Kelechi Anyadiegwu started her online retail shop, ZUVAA, in 2014 after finding it was often difficult to get her hands on African-inspired clothing and accessories. Fast-forward three years later, and consumer appetite for designs from the Motherland has only increased, fueling the growth of Anyadiegwu’s company — which is currently based in Atlanta — into a multimillion-dollar venture. Folks interested in snagging pattern-drenched headwraps, dresses, jackets and other gear from Zuvaa can purchase items from its website or from the series of traveling pop-up shops it mounts at locales around the U.S. (including the ATL). www.zuvaa.com. less...

    Best local boutique BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2017
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Readers
    Squash Blossom Boutique

    Best wardrobe refresher BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2016
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Critics
    Refresh by Ree
    Sometimes all you need is the right accessory to make an outfit pop. Sheree Swann always knew she had a knack for working with her hands, but it didn’t blossom into a full-time profession until six months ago when she quit her job to focus on her independent line of handcrafted accessories. REEFRESHmore...
    Sometimes all you need is the right accessory to make an outfit pop. Sheree Swann always knew she had a knack for working with her hands, but it didn’t blossom into a full-time profession until six months ago when she quit her job to focus on her independent line of handcrafted accessories. REEFRESH BY REE features fabric-covered button earrings, bracelets, Peter Pan collars, and bowties made with tribal and Afrocentric prints. Drawn to kente cloth and African art since childhood, Swann set out to create a cool, eccentric line that would give people the freedom to express themselves and reflect their sense of cultural pride. The result: a fly, funky line of accessories easy to suit up for business or dress down after hours. An established photographer and documenter of Atlanta’s underground hip-hop scene, Swann’s patterns and designs move with their own rhythmic flow. She also has plans to expand into home décor in the future. When in need of the right accessory to make that outfit pop, consider something locally made and universally conscious. www.reefreshbyree.etsy.com. www.facebook.com/ReefreshbyRee. less...

    Best local boutique BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2016
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Readers
    Squash Blossom Boutique

    Best local boutique BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2015
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Readers
    free fab'rik Boutique (Permanently Closed)
    And other metro Atlanta locations.

    Best local champion of artisan goods BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2015
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Critics
    Young Blood Boutique

    Best local boutique BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2014
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Readers
    the beehive (Featured)

    Best boutique for bold fashion statements BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2013
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Critics
    Ginza Boutique (Permanently Closed)
    Before Trinidad Jame$ became a household name for popping mollies and sweating, he was popping tags in Ginza Boutique. The Atlanta rapper worked at the five-year-old Underground Atlanta boutique for three years. It still bears the imprint of his incomparable fashion sense: allover print tees from Crooksmore...
    Before Trinidad Jame$ became a household name for popping mollies and sweating, he was popping tags in Ginza Boutique. The Atlanta rapper worked at the five-year-old Underground Atlanta boutique for three years. It still bears the imprint of his incomparable fashion sense: allover print tees from Crooks & Castles, chunky-lettered snapbacks from Paislee Ltd., and designer backpacks from Sprayground and Herschel Supply. At Ginza, it's all bold everything. less...

    Best boutique BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2013
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Readers
    Wild Flag (Permanently Closed)

    Best fashion on the fly (literally) BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2012
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Readers
    Bijoux Terner
    When you're at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, whether you have an hour to kill before a flight or a several-hour layover, it's like they have you right where they want you. You want a burger and a beer? That'll be 20 bucks, thanks s'much. Gonna buy a book to read? Be prepared to pay full pricemore...
    When you're at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, whether you have an hour to kill before a flight or a several-hour layover, it's like they have you right where they want you. You want a burger and a beer? That'll be 20 bucks, thanks s'much. Gonna buy a book to read? Be prepared to pay full price for that paperback. Perhaps a less likely way to waste some time: Do some shopping. Better known as the "everything is $10 store," Bijoux Terner in the T and C terminals is a great place to lose track of time and come perilously close to missing your flight. A wonderful mix of ghetto-gold costume earrings, cute sunglasses, watches, floppy straw hats, and every color pashmina you could ever imagine, Bijoux Terner is so fun to browse and even to buy a last-minute gift for the friend you'll be crashing with during your time out of town. Now if only it sold burgers and beer. less...

    Best local boutique BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2012
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Readers
    free fab'rik Boutique (Permanently Closed)
    And other metro Atlanta locations.

    Best DIY to try BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2012
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Readers
    Indie-pendent (Permanently Closed)
    From the exposed brick walls to handmade woodgrain clocks to necklaces and earrings that look like they were plucked from a branch in a dewy forest, there's something pleasantly earthy and organic about the Indie-Pendent. Rugged and relaxed, the boutique offers handmade wares by artisans from all overmore...
    From the exposed brick walls to handmade woodgrain clocks to necklaces and earrings that look like they were plucked from a branch in a dewy forest, there's something pleasantly earthy and organic about the Indie-Pendent. Rugged and relaxed, the boutique offers handmade wares by artisans from all over the country - and it offers DIY-minded shoppers the chance to get their hands dirty. Or maybe not so dirty. The Indie-Pendent hosts workshops on everything from beer brewing, canning, reupholstery, and sewing to chakra opening (ouch) and reiki massage. Prices for those classes vary, but every Saturday there's a free demo for people looking to DIT (Do It Themselves) on a dime. less...

    Best local boutique BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2011
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Critics
    Squash Blossom Boutique

    Best local boutique BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2011
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Readers
    Squash Blossom Boutique

    Best local boutique BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2010
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Readers
    Squash Blossom Boutique

    Runner-up: Sage


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


    Best bargain boutique for trend-setters BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2010
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Critics
    free fab'rik Boutique (Permanently Closed)

    Best boutique for dropping obscene amounts of cash BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2009
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Critics
    Jeffrey Atlanta (Permanently Closed)
    Its sister store in Manhattan is such a landmark of trendiness that it’s been lauded by Time Out and lampooned on “SNL,” but JEFFREY ATLANTA is best known for bringing the season’s must-have frocks, shoes and accessories to Atlanta’s well-heeled fashion mavens.more...
    Its sister store in Manhattan is such a landmark of trendiness that it’s been lauded by Time Out and lampooned on “SNL,” but JEFFREY ATLANTA is best known for bringing the season’s must-have frocks, shoes and accessories to Atlanta’s well-heeled fashion mavens. Between items by Jil Sander, Bottega Veneta, Dries Van Noten, Prada, Lanvin, Manolo Blahnik, Pierre Hardy and YSL, if you can’t manage to drop a small fortune at this Phipps Plaza mega-boutique, then you haven’t been trying. You may not be able to eat or pay rent after shopping at Jeffrey, but we guarantee you’ll be the best-dressed gal at the shelter. 3500 Peachtree Road. 404-237-9000. www.jeffreynewyork.com. less...

    Best independent clothing boutique BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2009
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Readers
    Fickle Manor Boutique (Permanently Closed)

    Runner-up
    Bill Hallman Boutique
    792 N. Highland Ave., 404-876-6055, www.billhallman.com

    Best Independent Clothing Boutique BOA Award Winner

    Bill Hallman

    Best Independent Boutique with Hard-to-Find Labels BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2006
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Critics
    Veruca Boutique (Permanently Closed)

    Best Independent Clothing Boutique BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2006
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Readers
    free fab'rik Boutique (Permanently Closed)
    And other metro area locations.

    Best Retail Surprise BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2005
    Picked By » Critics
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    YoYo Boutique and Art Space
    When Cabbagetown's YOYO BOUTIQUE AND ART SPACE opened up, we all kept wondering what was in store. Though the shop offers a small selection of vintage clothing, what we keep going back for is its assortment of cult brands from around the continent. We get regular compliments on the funky-printed Canadianmore...

    When Cabbagetown's YOYO BOUTIQUE AND ART SPACE opened up, we all kept wondering what was in store. Though the shop offers a small selection of vintage clothing, what we keep going back for is its assortment of cult brands from around the continent. We get regular compliments on the funky-printed Canadian OK-47 skirts and muscle shirts we've purchased there, as well as a whimsical butterfly hoodie from local label BlackBlack. Steady shipments of new merchandise keep us browsing on a regular basis to see what other items will soon become our signature pieces.
    188-A Carroll St. 404-389-0912.

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