Where to Shop Downtown in Athens

The downtown scene in Athens is incredibly eclectic. It is the ultimate destination for shopping and hanging out. I find myself enjoying these pastimes on a weekly basis, however, if you aren't familar with the area, you can become overwhelmed by the large array of shops awaiting you. Consider me your personal shopping tour guide. This article will highlight the best of the fashionable amenities Georgia's flagship institution has to offer you downtown.

Everything about downtown screams vintage, so it is only right that I start out by presenting the best vintage and thrift shopportunities that exist in the city. If you believe the saying "One man's trash is another man's treasure" these boutiqes will interest you.

 Agora has a variety of fine used items. You can expect to see a little bit of everything in this shop, they have: mint condition furniture and musical instruments , funky clothes, jewelry and shoes, and even vintage luxury purses and accessories. The prices vary based on what you are looking for. They have a box full of cute what nots for five dollars as well as a glass cased armoire full of aged luxurious items such as Chanel purses, Louis Vuitton luggage, and Gucci Loafers. You never know what you're going to find rummaging through the hangers and racks of this place. Every time i have visited, I have left with a shopping bag in hand. i highly recommend this store!

 Another must-visit location for the vintage enthusiasts is Minx Vintage, they are a smaller location with less of the luxurious theme, which means more affordable prices. Minx almost always has a sale or promotion in effect to alleviate the financial burden on its visitors. Although his quaint shop offers a more casual type of clothing, it presents an equal opportunity of finding classic garment with a story to tell.

If you aren't into used clothes, don't fret. Downtown Athens has a few commercially franchised stores gracing the streets as well. If you are a fan of Fab'rik , Cheeky Peach, Pitaya, or Sweet Samba Boutique and Spa , you know about the adorable garments that these boutiques pride themselves on carrying. You'll also be thrilled to learn that you can find each of these shops downtown! If you are not familiar with these gorgeous shops, they are go-to places for trendy women's clothing for all occasions. They have jewelry, dresses, shoes, and SALE RACKS! These stores offer seasonal fads with average prices ranging from $30-$100. Consider visiting these spots if you need something to wear for evening and night-time occasions.

A place to visit when you're on the hunt for something a little more casual to wear to a UGA sporting event would be Dawg Fanz. This store has all the souvenirs and UGA paraphernalia that anyone could ever ask for. There's no better way to capture your visit to Athens then by purchasing a cap or T-shirt with our beloved Bulldog on it. So make sure that if you don't visit any of the shops mentioned in this article, that you visit this one!

Happy shopping and GO DAWGS!