Do you love to shop? Does your idea of a perfect past time include browsing sales racks and checking out the latest fashions? Maybe, you thrive on finding those perfect pieces to make your home distinctively yours. Whatever your preference, Georgia has an abundance of great shopping opportunities for you to enjoy. So put on your walking shoes and get ready for a shoppers vacation.
Mall of Georgia (Buford) - With over 195 stores and kiosk featuring specialty items, arts and crafts, home décor, clothes, accessories and more, the Mall of Georgia has something for everyone. You will find stores like Abercrombie & Fitch, Gap, Bath & Body Works, Ulta, Sephora and Journey’s Kids, entertainment at Regal Cinema, IMAX, GameStop and Jump for Joy Island Adventures, fast food vendors like Sbarros, Atlanta Bread Company, and Buddha Express and sit-down restaurants like Mimi’s Café, Macaroni Grille and Longhorn Steakhouse.
Lenox Square Mall -Located near Buckhead, this large upscale mall has half a dozen movie theaters, a wide variety of restaurants and food kiosk, and more than 200 stores as well as the J.W. Marriott Hotel. Stores include Macys, Neiman Marcus, Riches, Godiva, GAP; restaurants like Brasserire, Le Coze, Tom Tom and California Pizza Kitchen. Use the Shoppers’ Chauffeur to continue shopping at the Phipps Plaza.
Phipps Plaza -Atlanta’s most elite shopping locale includes stores such as Lord & Taylor, Saks, H. Stockton, Louis Vinton, and Brooks Brothers. Its eateries range from Fine dining to Casual eateries offering cuisine from around the world. You will find elegant boutiques, gift stores, and a movie complex with over a dozen screens.
Savannah Mall -As the area’s newest shopping location, this beautiful Savannah mall has something for everyone. The 2 story mall has a wide assortment of eateries, and indoor carousel, and stores like J.B. White, Montgomery Ward, Parisians and Belk. From books to baskets, cookware to country elegance this is the place to shop.
Arbor Place Mall (Douglasville) -This beautiful mall is especially convenient to Atlanta’s west suburbs. You will find stores like Macy’s and Parisians as its anchors and additional stores like Bed Bath & Beyond, Old Navy, and Borders Book & Music and if you get tired of shopping watch the latest release at one of the 18 screens at Regal Cinemas.
Augusta Mall -At this two level mall you can shop at great stores like Penny’s, Macys, Dullards, and Sears. In 2007, the Augusta Promenade was added to the mall bringing shops such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Nine West, The Body Shop, Williams-Sonoma, and the Walking Company. Eateries include Sbarro and P.F. Changs China Bistro.
Perimeter Mall -With 200 Specialty shops, anchoring stores of Bloomingdales, Dillards, Macys, and Nordstrom you will find a wide variety of items from clothes and accessories, to cookware and sporting goods. Eateries include season 52, Wildfire, Hudson Grille, The Cheesecake Factory and Maggiano’s Little Italy.
Cumberland Mall -Convenient to Cobb Parkway, this is just the place to spend ad day shopping for the perfect outfit, gift, decorative piece, etc. You will find stores like the body shop, lids, It’s about Time, Gymboree, American Eagle, Kay Jewelers, Spa Secrets and Hallmark along with well known eateries such as Jason’s Deli, Sbarros, Starbucks, Haagen-Dazs and Taco Bell and more elegant dining at Maggiano’s little Italy or Ted’s Montana Grill.
North Point Mall (Alpharetta) ---From Victoria’s Secret to Janie & Jack, Pottery Barn to Sephora, Sharper Image to Coach, North Point Mall has something for everyone. Of special interest if you have young children are the rides and play area complete with a carousel.
Discover Mills (Lawrenceville) -From its easy to follow layout, art stores, Lego store (the only one in Georgia), specialty stores just for the young and young at heart, Medieval Times, a food court with Cuisine from around the world, Kiosk’s of all types. Discover Mills has something for everyone – regardless of your budget.
The malls above are recommended because they have great stores, a clean environment, and are mostly safe. The malls below have made this list (based on the Webmaster's opinion) because they are not the places they once were and in the Webmaster's opinion should be avoided.
Gwinnett Place Mall - If you can find a sign in English around this Gwinnett mall you might be able to find the mall. If you do find Gwinnett Place Mall you'll find a stained building and a parking lot with grass growing through the cracks. Once inside you'll find stores that belong in a third world country and not in an upscale mall. The best bet for Gwinnett Place Mall would be to bulldoze it and plant trees so that the area can offer value again. This mall can't be blamed for its demise because the Mall of Georgia and the Discover Mills mall - both within a few miles - killed this once beautiful and upscale mall.
Shannon Mall or Union Station (Union City) - Back in the 1980s and very early 1990s Shannon Mall (now called Union Station) was the place to be but as the community fell apart so did the mall. As the crime rate spiked the customers left. This mall will probably close soon - if it hasn't already. If this community ever recovers there may be hope for a mall in that location again.