Comfort Inn & Suites Galleria
2800 Highlands Parkway SE
Smyrna, GA 30082
Phone: (678) 309-1200
Fax: (678) 309-0590
This Banana Republic store is a grand-scale version of the toned-down models you often find in the big malls. Located in a charming, near-suburban setting within the Vinings Jubilee shopping center, it features fashion for men and women. Accessories such as socks, scarves, belts and even a few shoes are also featured, with the pieces running from snappy casual to laid back professional. Banana Republic's satellite building is set off from the rest of the shopping center, a bit closer to the road; look for the four white pillars lining the rustic brick walkway.
Although the theme of the shop makes you immediately think of a trip to the beach, there's more than just swimwear at this trendy Vinings store. You'll find plenty of women's fashion such as summer dresses, skirts, blouses and some shoes. Check the counter near the front for cool ideas on casual jewelry by Jaqueline Rose. Shop owner Melissa Murdock is often on hand to help guide you in your search for the perfect laidback ensemble.
This charming collection of shops and eateries is owned by Paces Properties and is just about as quaint and clean as suburban shopping gets. Anchored by a couple of slightly larger stores such as Talbot's and Banana Republic, this outdoor mall is heavily populated by tiny and unique boutiques offering everything from beachwear to candles to stamp art supplies. Six restaurants and several coffee houses are also ready to serve hungry shoppers and browsers alike.
You might think it is a premium coffeehouse given the enchanting aroma wafting out of Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters. Actually a retail outlet of roasted coffee and coffee paraphernalia, this shop offers a fantastic range of superior, perfectly roasted coffee beans. If you are a coffee lover, you will find blends from here to be some of the best coffees you've ever tasted. You can also get to sample some of them, although, be warned, you may end up buying all the flavors! Amongst the favorites are Bohemian Blends, Dancing Goats and Italian Roast, go ahead and try some.
If it's in a bottle, you'll find it at the Vinings Bottle Shop. With one of the best wine selections in Atlanta plus more than 60 domestic and imported beers, this little store has got you covered. Hard liquor, mixers and other accessories are also available, but the focus is on the wine. For that special occasion, browse the long champagne aisle, but leave yourself plenty of time; there are just too many choices to hurry through.
This expansive facility is home to one of the city's most diverse collections of fine pieces for the home. In addition to fine American and European furniture pieces, you'll find Italian ceramics, a wide array of antiques, baskets, brass pieces, crystal and the largest selection of fine Italian terracotta in the Southeast. The constantly-changing inventory is largely comprised of factory closeout merchandise, and discounts of 70 percent off retail price are not uncommon. See website for photos and complete contact information.
This sprawling shopping outlet features more than 150 fine shops and department stores, plus a truly diverse food court. Choose from national and regional favorites, such as Macy's, Sears, Starbucks, Gymboree and Aeropostale. Mick's Restaurant anchors the dining scene, supported by a vast array of fast food and quick treat options. Still not enough shopping for one day? A pedestrian bridge connects the mall to the upscale Cobb Galleria Centre across the street.
Located inside the Cumberland Mall, this clothing line appeals to the modern fashionable woman who loves attention and style. The store interiors are lit with focus lights and the latest collections are found here. The clothes are chic, vibrant and bold with new add-ons at the store regularly. This chain does not only limit itself to clothes but has also ventured into jewelry, accessories, jackets and shoes. All of which are excellent. So if you want to live the fashionable life, then shopping here will be a great move.
As the quintessential American store, Sears has built a solid name for itself over the past century. While you won't find all the most fashionable labels, you will enjoy reasonably-priced items of high quality and the comfort of shopping with folks who stand behind their products. All their departments from men's and women's clothing, to appliances, to automotive care, to lawn and garden, to sports are well-stocked and well-manned. For reliable and economical shopping, go with Sears, the name America has come to trust.
Located to the north of Atlanta, Gretchen's has been providing comfortable clothing for children for over six decades. Gretchen's was originally established in 1952, but moved to West Paces Ferry Shopping Center in 1957. Apparel for kids, from newborns to 16 years of age are available here. This store has served generations of the same family, and has a loyal clientèle, but always welcomes new customers with open arms. Look out for Ok Cafe as you get turn into West Paces Ferry Road Northwest; in the same complex you'll find Gretchen.
Opened in 1998, The Wine Cellars will fulfil all your wine needs. It has one of the widest collection of wine accessories. With an eclectic selection of fine wines, The Wine Cellars has something for every palate. From Cakebread to Silver Oak, from Riesling to Malbec, they’ve got it all. And if you're in the Atlanta area, join them in their Wine Bar & Internet Café for free Wi-Fi and a glass of wine.
Stuck neatly between Cumberland Mall and the trendy Vinings neighborhood, this collection of 40 unique shops is something of a wonder. While not exactly in-town shopping, the Galleria is still by no means a full-blown mall, and you won't encounter the crowds that are common at Atlanta's larger shopping centers. Set in a European-style piazza layout, the specialty shops are joined by a variety of eateries and a multiplex.