Top Downtown Shopping Spots

Athens has one of the most AMAZING downtown scenes. We may be a bit biased, but with its many eclectic restaurants, stores, bars, and coffee shops, there is something for everyone to enjoy. When it comes to shopping in downtown Athens, the possibilities are endless. There is a wide variety of stores, made to appeal to all “brands” of people. Downtown Athens, Georgia shopping consists of many boutiques, outfitters, and hubs for jewelry, art, furniture, thrifting and more. Have no fear, we’re here to share our local wisdom with the masses. Sit back, relax and check out the best places for shopping in downtown Athens, GA!

  1. The Clubhouse

    You’re in the land of the DAWGS, so of course you need stop by The Clubhouse. It is the perfect place to gear up with your favorite University of Georgia merchandise. Here, you can purchase UGA t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, baby clothes, shoes, shorts, magnets, and basically anything Red & Black.
    Pro Tip: It’s not all about football, they have a fantastic selection of other sports and UGA schools...and in kid sizes too!

  2. Onward Reserve

    Pardon us while we grab the bourbon and rock a bit for this one. The true southern gentleman knows this is the place to buy nice polos, button downs, t-shirts, pants, shorts, loafers, belts, wallets, and other accessories. Whether you’re looking for a gift for dad, that special guy in your life, or a “treat yo-self” moment, you can’t go wrong with Onward Reserve.

    Pro Tip: Their baseball cap selection is on point!

  3. Agora Vintage

    Did you know that you can buy an Hermès Birkin bag in downtown Athens, GA? Oh yeah! Same with Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Burberry. Agora Vintage is a family-owned vintage fashion and consignment shop where you can buy pre-owned designer clothing and accessories for a fraction of the retail price.
    Pro Tip: Let them know that special bag or accessory on your wish list and they’ll tell you if it comes in the shop!

  4. Heery’s and Heery’s Too

    “The Heery’s” have been a staple in Downtown Athens, GA for years. If you love high-end clothing, jewelry, or handbags, then Heery’s is the place for you. With brands such as Amanda Uprichard, Dolce Vita, Parker, Tory Burch, and Mignonne Gavigan, there are many great items to choose from. Heery’s Too is your home decor and accessory spot!

    Pro Tip: Heery’s has amazing sales throughout the year, stalk for those. Heery’s Too offers high end, adorable children’s clothing and toys. Even engravable gifts!

  5. Community Athens

    We are slow clapping for this locally sourced shop. Community Athens offers clothing, jewelry, accessories, home goods and more that are all made by local folks! That’s right, do your part. Shop local, and it doesn’t get any more local in Downtown Athens than Community. 

    Pro Tip: They offer alterations and sewing classes. Check them out for a schedule and get your sew on.  

  6. Treehouse of Athens

    Treehouse of Athens specializes in clothing, jewelry, shoes, accessories and gifts. It carries local vendors all over Georgia for its jewelry lines. It is a great place to go to spice up your wardrobe or to find unique furnishings for your home.
    Pro Tip: Great source for bridal or wedding gifts. You’re welcome. 

  7.  Atomic

    No trip to downtown Athens, GA would be complete without a visit to Atomic, one of Athens’ most popular vintage thrift stores. It has art, vinyl, and vintage finds for everyone. Just taking a walk through this fun, extravagant store and looking at all it has to offer is a fun way to spend your time.
    Pro Tip: Be careful taking your ultra conservative grandma there when she comes in town. It’s fun stuff, but can be a little racy. 

  8. Native American Gallery

    The locally owned Native American Gallery has an amazing selection of hand-crafted jewelry and gifts, many of which include a variety of natural gemstones. If you’re looking for an earthy gift for someone you love, look no further than this gem (pun intended). And it’s not just jewelry, the Native American Gallery has pottery, music, books and more!

    Pro Tip: This spot has some of the most relaxing music playing while you shop. Combine that with the friendly folks that work there...and you have a recipe for the PERFECT shopping experience in downtown Athens, GA 

Shopping in Athens, Georgia is lots of fun! We hope this list gives you some ideas about where to go and what to do when you’re downtown in the Classic City. 

Lydia Sloan