Of all the towns in North Georgia, Blue Ridge has the largest array of specialty shops, boutiques and galleries for fine furnishings, art, antiques, clothing and jewelry. More than 100 locally owned shops offer out-of-the-ordinary items that make perfect gifts and are perfect for yourself. Explore kids and pet boutiques, bazaar-worthy international wares, outdoor outfitters, outdoor art, flea markets and even upscale and thrifty resale shops that donate to favorite causes. Looking for unique artisan-crafted items? Blue Ridge has been named one of the “Top 10 Towns for Craft Lovers” in the country.
Think men don’t like to shop? With so many unexpected options this the perfect place to change his mind. Split up to happily shop within walking distance of each other or join him at the stores that catch his interest (secretly make notes for your gift list). There’s a wide array of outdoor outfitters, two music stores, both offering vinyl records and memorabilia, a coin shop and a cigar store/café for relaxing. There’s an upscale, curated gentlemen’s accessory store and two outstanding fly-fishing shops. One sells flies and fishing gear and organizes guided fishing trips, the other builds exquisite custom-tailored bamboo rods and offers fly rod crafting classes. Those looking for home and man-cave accessories will be delighted with the choices, including a shop selling bear and mountain themed furnishings, and a gallery featuring eye-catching minerals and fossils, carved wildlife, driftwood, teak furniture; live-edge and petrified wood sinks and tables, custom fireplace mantels and more.
Check out the downloadable Blue Ridge Shopping map and find details here: www.BlueRidgeMountains.com/shopping/