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Known as the “city too busy to hate” and the “Black mecca of the South,” Atlanta is home to nearly two million Black residents, and thus also home to a plethora of Black-owned businesses. Patronizing these businesses allows you to support your community and small local business while you shop. From clothing stores to home goods to spas, there are a ton of options across Atlanta worth checking out.
Offering the latest fashions for men and women, this boutique promotes self-expression by empowering you to wear whatever makes you feel your best.
Founded by Atlanta native Pecco Costen, this is an eclectic, stylish collection of vintage and antique clothing, accent décor and time period pieces.
This Little Five Points boutique is the lead location in Atlanta for independent brands. They even host unique events like a Valentine’s Day candle making workshop.
Made for and by sneakerheads, Heet ATL is a resource for exclusive sneakers represented in the online marketplace. Their unique footwear ships worldwide.
Odds and ends
For when you want to take your presents to the next level – That’s a Wrap! is a professional gift-wrapping and balloon boutique. They also offer gift design and classes if you want to learn to do it yourself!
For a unique one-stop-shop music store, look no further than Moods Music in Little Five Points where they specialize in independent soul, hip-hop, jazz, dance & imports.
If you love biking, or just think that you might, then Clutch Bicycle Shop is a place for you.You can find the perfect bike, get expert guidance, and even find a group ride to go on!
In the historic West End of Atlanta, visit Sanktuari for all of your alternative healing needs. They focus on promoting a lifestyle of optimal health, freedom, well-being and simplicity.
By partnering with artisan entrepreneurs, this store is full of homegoods that help individuals sustain jobs in their communities globally and locally and create potential for new opportunities.
Atlanta’s original natural food store, Sevananda offers food, supplements, vitamins,
herbs and more – that you can trust. Its mission is to offer products with integrity.
For handmade, indie-designed local products, the beehive is the place to be. Their sole
focus is on the local entrepreneur and their customers.
With a curated selection of inclusive, classic, artful stories, Brave+Kind Bookshop is the local kids bookshop you will love that also offers story clubs and special gifts.
More than just a children’s bookstore, the Listening Tree is also an education center with a mission to perpetuate a love of literacy and learning in their community.
Meaning “the power of the word,” Medu is the befitting name of this large, historic Atlanta bookstore serving the Metro Atlanta area for decades and specializing in culturally significant and hard to find books.
This bookshop specializes in rare and classic Black books and was specially designed to be a place for readers to interact with history and each other.
It’s family-owned and founded by three members of the Lee family who sought to create a successful independent bookstore that sells unbiased literature true to the culture of excellence in the Black community worldwide.
Located in the historic Castleberry Hill district of Atlanta, Peters Street Station is an art and design focused community center featuring culturally relevant installations.
With the largest inventory of African American art in the Southeast, ZuCot Fine Art Gallery is also the biggest Black-owned art gallery in the region.
A true celebration of artistic excellence, culture and community, the Hammonds House Museum strives to preserve, exhibit, interpret and increase public awareness about the contributions to world culture made by visual artists of African descent.
Serving as both a tattoo parlor and art gallery, City of Ink is in the heart of Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward district and loved for bold color and realistic shading styles.
For the kids
Atlanta’s first gender-neutral kids’ clothing store, Mini Friday has streetwear for kids of all ages.
An eco-friendly baby boutique, Happy Mango has pregnancy and baby products that make going green affordable and stylish.
Serving all of Atlanta, PopUp Baby is a mobile gym for babies and toddlers that provides a clean, safe space for them to have fun through sensory play.
A perfect event space and art play house, Little House of Art is where to go to host children’s birthday parties, arts & crafts time, toddler play times, movie nights and more.
Founded to promote the signed books, artwork and stationery of renowned children’s
book illustrator R. Gregory Christie, this business is an online resource for uncommon and affordable gifts.
Encouraging both mental wellbeing and physical health, Jack N’ Elle Playhouse is an indoor playhouse and family event space.
With cupcakes, spa events, camping, glamping and more, The Pink Hotel is an event space for children’s parties and other events in Atlanta.
Serving as a hub for collaboration, connections and experiences that will build the future of the community, The Gathering Spot is a private membership club and coworking space.
A marketplace, event facility, coworking space for artisans, creatives, thinkers and like-minds, Westview Makers is a space to come together on Atlanta’s Westside.
Supporting the development of cooperative business communities of social entrepreneurs and community stakeholders committed to their community, The Ke’Nekt is a coworking space seeking to build a movement.
Events and entertainment
For one of the best skating experiences in the country, Cascade Skating Rink (featured in the skate movie “Roll Bounce”) is the perfect place for some nostalgic family fun.
This organization seeks to increase minority participation in esports, also known as competitive video gaming, by developing their STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) skills.
With a mission of training K-12 students to be proficient in STEAM subjects through robotics and more, Fun Weird Science focuses on hands-on learning for the next generation.
Atlanta is a city full of incredible businesses and talented people. But supporting small business is invaluable, especially in such unprecedented times as what we’re facing today. For anything you are looking for, there are surely plenty of awesome, local Black-owned businesses worth checking out.
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