At Alpha/Milton magazine we love our locally-owned shops and boutiques and encourage our readers to always shop locally first. As we enter the spring season, we all tend to venture out to find the latest fashions to compliment the change in the weather.
Our focus is on Milton/Crabapple and downtown Alpharetta–you’ll find the following list to be comprehensive and helpful as you add unique ensembles to your wardrobes in the coming months:
thecoutureconsigner.com; 488 North Main St.•678-242-0000
At the Couture Consigner you can mix-and-match basics, business attire and formal wear – in each season you will find everything to complete your wardrobe with new and original styles. Their merchandise is top quality and affordable. Their associates will help you find the perfect outfit, or you can always just browse their selections on your own. They welcome you to come by often as they add new items daily. They do not accept wedding gowns, bridesmaids dresses, junior brands (Abercombrie, American Eagle, Mudd, Gap, etc.) or vintage clothing. Consignments are accepted Tuesday through Thursday from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM; and they consign only upscale clothing less than two years old for 60 days. They also accept shoes, handbags and accessories.
12220 Birmingham Highway; 678-296-8873
Visit Milton’s Hello Lovely, a quaint, specialty boutique that’s focused on a complete range of styles for both mothers and daughters. That fall fashion statement of open shoulders remains this spring, as this store will be seeing even more shirts and dresses with this flashy accent. Venture to 12220 Birmingham Hwy in the Braeburn Village for the perfect fit on those crop pants with the frayed bottoms that will be the most talked-about piece in spring. Pair your blush blouse with an army green pant and lead the trend that’s set for this year. Kris McCorstin notes that she and her business partner, Barbara Mahoney, gear their retail backgrounds towards the Crabapple and Roswell customer, and the community around the store has truly flourished. Their vibrant and on-the-go clients can expect personalized styling of the truly unique pieces right around the corner. Call Hello Lovely at 678-296-8873 or visit their website hellolovelyatl.com for more information and product details.
Henry and Pearl•henryandpearl.com
12660 Crabapple Rd•770- 777-9171
Henry and Pearl is situated in Crabapple/Milton and targets the local community with their fresh look of quality clothing for the on-the-go mom to the busy tweens and everyone in between. With a name based on the co-owners’ labrador retrievers, you can oftentimes find a wagging friend right beyond the door. Jenny Glover and Dawn Lockwood chose to embrace their own, personal styles when designing the lines of Henry and Pearl, which brings about that perfect touch of southern charm to even the preppiest of garments. Showcasing both apparel and gift items, you can shop for that perfect piece at 12660 Crabapple Rd in Suite 120. Floral will be blooming in this location, and you can mix-and-match any of their cozy accessories with the designer lines offered right in your neighborhood. Visit their website at henryandpearl.com for all the details, or give them a ring at 770-777-9171.
Sis and Moon’s•sisandmoons.com
24 Milton Ave.•404-414-5765
Sisters’, Christine Vogt Tamisin and Wendy Vogt are both artists and designers who had a vision for a hub where artists, makers and beautiful-thing-lovers unite. Sis & Moon’s was created out of that vision: a home to makers & artists alike .The shop features curated items from both new and vintage sources, including Christine & Wendy’s own designs. Local makers and artisans contribute to the curious mix of furniture, art , jewelry, household items, and miscellaneous blend of rediscovered and reinvented objects.
Leather & Pearle•leathernpearle.com
35 Milton Ave.•678-694-1781
Nestled in downtown Alpharetta, this mother/daughter-owned boutique prides themselves in providing the most unique styles while keeping price and comfort in mind. They believe style is subject to opinion so they like to carry an array of designers that will compliment their young contemporary client, as well as their more mature client. Affordability is a core value at this local shop, so they always keep that in mind when selecting their ensembles. They believe if you are going to splurge it should be on good old fashion cowboy boots. Check them out on Facebook to see their latest styles!
58 Canton Street•770-619-9990
Moops offers French chabby chic clothing to the creative clientele. As one satisfied customer explains, “I was able to finally pop in to Moops Boutique today and I am in love. The clothing selection is fabulous, unique, and not just for a size 4 woman. Carolyn was warm & welcoming. This will definitely become a regular shopping experience for me.”
12635 Crabapple Rd•770-710-0457
Southern Chic Dress Boutique greets its customers with a genuine smile and even a wagging tail – Roswell-based owners Lacey and Bryan Ragus and their Cockapoo, Luna, entertain clients right as they enter into the boutique that’s set at 12635 Crabapple Rd in Milton. With a wide variety of clients, Southern Chic offers the right product for any generation of shopper. Seek a casual and friendly atmosphere right in your backyard with associates who desire to see returning customers and familiar faces. The spring’s most-wanted pieces will produce that breezy, off-the-shoulder look. “Wow” the room in your bold florals and vintage stripes, available right in downtown Milton/Crabapple. Mix-and-match your simple solids with accessories that fit right into your own personality and style. Even those sought-after customizable necklaces and chokers are sold in Southern Chic, as they’re handmade locally by Chic Piece. You’ll find those true staple pieces for your closet at this local setting. Call them at 770-710-0457 or visit their page facebook.com/southernchicdress for more information.
12315 Crabapple Rd.•404-826-1080
At Jilli Boutique, Owner Jill Clow, along with the amazing Jilli Boutique team, is driven to provide a boutique shopping experience unlike any other. With two Atlanta locations in Dunwoody and Milton Jilli Boutique becomes a first time customer’s “go-to” boutique. Inside each location you will find that rare mix of unique style designed to fit and compliment real women. New styles arrive constantly and if you don’t come in often you risk missing out on your size since merchandise moves quickly!
2 Milton Ave.•678-825-2890
What started as a home-run t-shirt line in 2011 has bloomed into a full-time design and print-shop of women’s boutique style tees that each benefit different charities – UB4Me owner Jennifer Manisco chose to open her first retail location in Alpharetta after originally only doing online sales. After incredible success with selling apparel that gives back to the community, she chose to open a larger location in their current home on 2 Milton Ave. in downtown Alpharetta. With the mindset still in place that each line benefits a certain charity, UB4ME will be promoting some fun, flowy tees and tanks this spring in all sorts of light and comfortable colors. Pair these comfy cuts with their new spring denim pants and skirts, or match a breathable dress with their open-toed sandals, perfect for day and night. By adding designer lines to their charitable tees, Manisco and her team have been able to target the local community and showcase their staple pieces in addition to locally-made pants, dresses, tops, and jewelry. Check their website at ub4meapparel.com for their complete line of style, or give them a call at 678-825-2890.
Church Street Cottage•cloudwalk.org
37 Church Street•404-834-2516
Church Street Cottage, located in Alpharetta, is the brick and mortar extension of Cloud Walk Ministries, inspired by extraordinary love and beautiful things. It is a truly unique retail experience where you’ll find handcrafted art by local artists, carefully curated women’s clothing, meaningful gifts, joyful hearts and a listening ear. The serenity of Church Street Cottage revives and refreshes, leaving our visitors feeling cared for and inspired. Their desire is that every person who enters the shop experiences the peace and joy of Jesus. Church Street Cottage is a not-for-profit boutique and all proceeds support the outreach efforts of Cloud Walk Ministries in Atlanta and throughout the world.
28 Milton Ave.•770-905-6089
The Clothes Horses’ inviting atmosphere features North Atlanta’s best collection of mens’ casual, comfortable apparel. The Clothes Horse represents classic, comfortable apparel, (emphasis on comfortable) with a touch of new fresh lines. Customer interaction and relationship building are a high priority for owners John and Charleen. Customers experience the personal touch only a family-owned, local boutique can offer. They strive to serve and meet the needs of their clients, and always welcome unique requests.
The Drake Closet•thedrakehouse.org
26 Old Roswell St•678-319-1410
The Drake Closet is a local boutique in downtown Alpharetta, which supports The Drake House non-profit group in Roswell. They dub themselves as having “fabulous finds for the frugal fashionista!” They carry a wide variety of clothing, shoes and accessories. Prices range from $3 to $25. The Drake House provides short-term crisis housing, education and empowerment programs for homeless single mothers and their children in North Metro Atlanta, designed to provide stability for the children and assist the family in working toward self-sufficiency.