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2015 Best of Atlanta

Whether you’re a local or A-Town newbie, JEZEBEL’s annual Best of Atlanta list showcases the of-the-moment winners in fashion, health, beauty, nightlife, dining, home, weddings and beyond. More than 10,000 votes came in, and we’re always blown away by the in-the-know opinions of our knowledgeable readers. Now, without further ado, head into summer with your bucket list chock-full of the award-winning spots that await in the pages ahead. Here’s to hoping you’re soaking this one up by the pool with cocktail in hand. Cheers, ATL!

Best Shop for Handbags: Bella Bag

FASHION

Best New Boutique: Kane Boutique
Owner Elizabeth Kane Wing has stepped up the Westside’s style game with this burgeoning newcomer, where Vince, Tibi and Robert Rodriguez threads are lining the wow walls. Westside, @kaneboutique

Best Shop for Jeans: Bloomingdale’s
Curvy and straight-hipped ladies, rejoice. When it comes to figure-flattering denim, Bloomie’s has you covered (literally!) with a top-notch selection of only-the-best brands ranging from Paige to 7 for All Mankind. Buckhead, @bloomingdales

Best Fashion Blogger: Jessica Camerata of My Style Vita
From fashion tips and home decor to original recipes and beauty tutorials, this Buckhead resident has us covered from head to toe and beyond. She recently signed on as Atlanta’s brand ambassador for Trina Turk and co-founded the booming Southern Blog Society, connecting bloggers throughout surrounding states. Insider tip: Camerata partners with major brands every year to throw an invite-only three-day conference to celebrate all things blogging, and we’re vying for a spot on her list! @mystylevita

Best Shop for Handbags: Bella Bag
Bag envy is gone, thanks to the brains behind Bella Bag, a spot where you can sell or buy the most coveted satchels. From Chanel to Céline, there’s a gently used (and deeply discounted!) tote for every taste at the brand’s new Buckhead flagship. Buckhead, @bellabag

Best Fine Jewelry: Solomon Brothers
Whether you’re ready to pop the question or looking for a just-because gift, this dazzling Atlanta staple carries Tacori, Verragio, Movado and Baccarat, among others, and its very own collection of earrings, bracelets, pearls and necklaces. Buckhead, @solomonbrothers

Best Lingerie: Intimacy
Thanks to the fit experts at this lingerie shop, buying your next bra will be a pleasure instead of a pain. You’ll find a selection of sexy styles along with plenty of other lacy lingerie from top brands like Chantelle, Simon Pérèle and PrimaDonna. Buckhead, @intimacybrafit

Best Women’s Clothing: Sandpiper
The Pipettes (Sandpiper’s expert stylists) have proved their worth with curated racks stocked with Diane von Furstenberg, Elizabeth & James, Halston Heritage and more. Plus, designer trunk shows where bubbly flows. Cheers! Vinings, @shopsandpiper

Best Fashion Jewelry: Kendra Scott
Whether it’s for a bold statement necklace or a pair of custom Color Bar earrings, this jewelry spot has become our go-to for both darling and daring designs. And did we mention that celebs like Sofia Vergara also heart Kendra’s pieces? What a gem. Alpharetta and Buckhead, @kendrascott

Best Swimwear: Everything But Water
Time to get glam for your next pool or beach date? Head to this swim stylemaker for a head-to-toe look. Think bikinis, cover-ups and sandals from A-list designers like L*Space and Mara Hoffman. Multiple locations, @ebwstyle

Best Women’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Those famous red bottoms finally have their very own home in the ATL. This less-than-a-year-old Buckhead Atlanta favorite keeps our shoe game on point—all in a chic, dedicated-boutique setting. Buckhead, @louboutinworld

Best Men’s Clothing: Onward Reserve
There’s a reason this fratty shop is the second fastest growing company owned by a University of Georgia alumnus, according to the 2014 Bulldog 100 list. Swing by to pick up curated threads from Peter Millar, Barbour, Southern Proper and more, plus the store’s own collection of lived-in button-downs, shorts and loafers. Buckhead, @onwardreserve

Best Consignment Shop: Labels
For the sweetest steals on gently worns from Tory Burch to Burberry, head to this fave find for the chicest in consignment (where there are also treats for your feet—we’re talking Manolos and Louboutins, ladies). Multiple locations, @labelsresale

Best Shopping Centers: Shops Around Lenox and Buckhead Atlanta
With two retail destinations blooming with must-shop stores, it’s a tie! Swank, Lululemon and Bevello beckon at Shops Around Lenox, while those looking for a splurge will go crazy for Intermix, Scoop NYC and La Perla at Buckhead Atlanta. Buckhead, @lenoxshopgirl; @shopbuckheadatl

Best Local Fashion Designer: Hideoki Bespoke
Local design star Dedrick Thomas, the mastermind behind this celeb-fave collection of tailored pieces, keeps guys well-suited in his private Buckhead studio. Suits, shirts, pants, sports coats and overcoats are tailored and cut by hand, a process worthy of the modern gentleman. Buckhead, @hideokibespoke

Best Black Tie for Her: TOOTSIES
When it’s time to get all dolled up for your next black-tie affair, call on the style divas at this Shops Around Lenox staple. With looks from luxe labels like Badgley Mischka and BCBG, you’ll be red-carpet ready in no time. Buckhead, @shoptootsies

Best Black Tie for Him: Hong Kong Tailors
This black-tie specialty shop has been giving Buford Highway a dose of dapper since 1970. Using 24 measurements, suits are made to measure from a selection of high-end fabrics, then hand-cut and hand-finished. Doraville, @hongkongtailors

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