Atlanta has a lot to offer for avid shoppers, or for those just looking to browse in air-conditioned comfort. From large, affordable anchor stores to boutique and upscale options, Atlanta shopping malls have something for everyone, whether you have a lot of money to burn or are on a budget.
Here's some information on Atlanta's malls, including tips about each one and some of the stores you'll find there. Many are accessible via Atlanta's public transit system, MARTA.
Of course, if you're a hardcore bargain hunter, you can always check out Atlanta's outlet malls.
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Department Stores: Bloomingdales, Macy's, Neiman Marcus
What's to Love: Lenox Square mall is a well-rounded shopping destination, which first opened in 1959, but has undergone several major expansions and renovations since. Lenox has a mix of upscale shops like Prada, Brooks Brothers and Fendi as well as mall staples like Macy's, American Eagle and Sephora. The designer stores are enough to satisfy and provide fun window shopping, but the variety means that no one will feel they are out of their element.
There are three main sit-down restaurants at Lenox Square: The Cheesecake Factory, Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, and True Food Kitchen, as well as a variety of food court eateries.
Location: Peachtree and Lenox Road in Buckhead, or use the Lenox MARTA station.
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Department Stores: Nordstrom's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Belk
What's to Love: Phipps Plaza is Atlanta's upscale shopping haven. This is where you'll find all of the top designer outposts, including shops like Versace, Tiffany & Co. and Tory Burch. There are also high-end boutiques like Jeffrey. This is the spot to go for some serious splurging.
Location: Peachtree and Lenox Road in Buckhead, just across from Lenox Mall, or use the Buckhead MARTA station (about a half a mile walk).
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Department Stores: Nordstroms, Macy's, Von Maur, Dillards
What's to Love: Perimeter Mall is one of the most well-rounded shopping malls in Atlanta. It has a good mix of lower and higher-priced options to choose from, a strong selection of department stores, shops like Forever 21 and Charlotte Russe for the younger crowd. There are also a variety of restaurants, including full-service spots Ruscello and The Cheesecake Factory, and casual eateries like Chipotle and Panera Bread.
Location: On the Perimeter at GA-400 and I-285, or use the Dunwoody MARTA station.
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Department Stores: Macy's, Dillard's, Sears
What's to Love: Northpoint Mall is a strong contender for the best suburban mall. Located in Alpharetta, it is large, has a wide variety of stores and is in an area that offers lots of additional shops and restaurants around it. It also has a carousel, which is always a big hit with younger shoppers along for the ride.
While Northpoint doesn't have all the high-end department stores, it does have all the basics you'd expect, including the American Eagle, Abercrombie and Fitch and H&M, and there is no shortage of shopping options here.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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Department Stores: Sears, Macy's, Costco
What's to Love: When it opened in 1973, Cumberland Mall was the largest shopping mall in the state of Georgia. Located on the outskirts of Atlanta in the Cumberland district, it's a bit smaller and a lot older than some of the other malls in the Atlanta area, but it has the classic stores most shoppers expect like Gap, H&M, and Victoria's Secret.
It also has an Apple store. Restaurants at Cumberland Mall include a Cheesecake Factory, and a P.F. Chang's, as well as more casual options like Moe's Southwest Grill and Subway.