Athens Shopping Guide

The creative energy that powers this progressive Southern community—the bands R.E.M. and the B-52s formed here—extends to its wildly original boutiques.


This giant former mechanics' garage is packed with antique and secondhand finds.
260 W. Clayton St., 706-316-0130

Products: Women's Clothing, Vintage, Shoes, Bags, Jewelry, Antiques, Decorative/Lighting, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Consignment/Resale

Dynamite Clothing

A beloved resource for quality vintage clothing and costume jewelry from the 1970s and '80s.
143 N. Jackson St., 706-543-1243

Products: Women's Clothing, Vintage, Bags, Jewelry, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Consignment/Resale

Heery's Clothes Closet

All the University of Georgia girls come here for pretty Tibi, Milly, and Nanette Lepore party dresses.
195 College Ave., 706-543-0702

Products: Denim, Women's Clothing, Jewelry
Type of Store: Boutique

R. Wood Studio

Every Georgia red clay mug, vase, plate, and pitcher is made on-site by a team of local potters at this charming ceramics studio.
450 Georgia Dr., 706-613-8525,

Products: Decorative/Lighting, Tabletop, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique

Red Dress Boutique

This loftlike spot brims with feminine labels like Nanette Lepore, Voom, and Beau Bois.
1059 Baxter St., 706-559-7488,

Products: Denim, Women's Clothing, Shoes, Bags, Jewelry
Type of Store: Boutique