Atlanta shopping guide

Midtown

Beehive

Twenty-five designers are showcased here, and each one gets a partitioned space, which gives the loftlike shop the feel of an indoor market. The selection ranges from streamlined furniture and retro-designed pillows to table runners, stitched bags, and brightly printed sundresses.
1831A Peachtree Rd., 404-351-1166, beehiveco-op.com

Products: Women's Clothing, Bags, Jewelery, Beauty, Tabletop, Books/Stationary, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique

Fab'rik

This is a reliable place for sexy and affordable out-on-the-town looks. Find favorite denim from Joe's, James, Rock & Republic, Tag, Blue Cult, AG, Earnest Sewn, Antik, Sacred Blue, and accessories by local designers.
1114 W. Peachtree St., 404-881-8223; 227 Sandy Springs Pl., 404-252-2202, shopfabrikboutique.com

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

Standard

Stop here for chic and sporty lines (Trovata, Y-3, Amy Tangerine), along with limited-edition designer sneakers. Bonus: They're open until 11 PM Monday to Thursday, and midnight Friday and Saturday.
1841 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-350-1410

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

The Lucky Exchange

We've come away from this well-edited shop with denim from Seven and Allen B, shoes from Ralph Lauren, Puma, and Cole Haan, and gems from the rack of vintage. Go Monday mornings to get first dibs on the $3 rack. Another perk: ample parking in back.
212 Ponce de Leon Ave., 404-817-7715, luckyexchange.com

Products: Women's Clothing, Vintage, Denim
Type of Store: Consignment/Resale

Tulipano

Tucked within an unassuming strip mall, this pretty spot is a reliable stop for beautiful, refined pieces from Trina Turk, Diane von Furstenberg, and Milly, along with delicate blouses from Joolay.
2140 Peachtree Rd., 404-351-3220, tulipanoboutique.com

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

Twelve

This cool gift store champions local art and design while remaining faithful to its naturally modern sensibility. Especially strong is the jewelry section, which includes offerings from Souliloquies by Sandra Pawliger, Goddess Works, and Monika Van Schellenbeck. Lucite vases by Lepage NY and soy candles in the home department make great gifts. Hand-embellished cards and wrapping paper complete the presentation.
860 Peachtree St., Ste. F, 404-961-7676

Products: Jewelry, Tabletop, Books/Stationary, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique

Veruca

The charm of this boutique, perched in a midtown bungalow, is topped only by the standout lines: Rachel Pally, Tom Nguyen, Red Button, Nuvula, Triple Five Soul, and more.
814 Juniper St., 404-815-9977, verucaboutique.com

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