Charis Books & More
It’s been around for 40 years and is Atlanta’s favorite bookstore: Charis Books (www.charisbooksandmore.com). With a welcoming home in Little Five Points, a great selection of new and topical LGBT books and established classics, plus a calendar full of community and special events, it’s no real surprise.
In second place is Barnes & Noble (www.barnesandnoble.com) with Eagle Eye Bookshop (www.eagleeyebooks.com) rounding out the list in third place.
For those not in the mood for “Harry Potter,” Brushstrokes (www.brushstrokesatlanta.com) is your top place for reading material of a more adult, spicy nature. With all sorts of books and magazines and DVDs—and an abundance of toys and other unexpected items—this is the place you want to drop cash.
Southern Nights (www.snvonline.com) comes in second place, with Tokyo Valentino (www.tokyovalentino.com) finishing in third place.
When Georgia Voice readers want new ink, Southern Star Tattoo (www.instagram.com/southernstartattoo) is their tattoo shop of choice. The Midtown shop has been a destination for impressive body art for years, with some of the best tattoo artists in town creating simple to highly intricate work.
In second place is Liberty Tattoo (www.libertytat2.com), with Timeless Tattoo (www.timeless-tattoo.com/shop.html ) in third place.
Lost-n-Found Youth Thrift & Consignment
Over the last few years the Lost-N-Found Thrift & Consignment store (www.lnfy.org) has been a powerful fundraising tool for homeless youth. Now it has an amazing, sprawling location with all kinds of cool, great clothes. It’s a nice place to spend money for a very worthy cause.
In second place is Boy Next Door Menswear (www.boynextdoormenswear.com), with H&M (www.hm.com) finishing third, and surprisingly, a fourth place winner in Finders Keepers (www.fkconsign.com).
Foxgloves & Ivy
Foxgloves & Ivy (www.foxgloves.biz) has once again been crowned the best florists in town. They’ve been delivering on their promise to provide the best and most affordable flowers to customers for nearly 20 years so this comes as no surprise.
TWELVE (www.twelveatlanta.net) claims the second place spot, with Van Jernigan Florist (www.vannjerniganfloristatlantaga.com) finishing in third place.
Lesbian-owned 18.21 Bitters (www.1821bitters.com) has earned your votes as the best gift store in town. Whether you’re in search of the perfect cocktail or the ingredients to make one, you’ll find what you need here.
In second place is Brushstrokes/GCB (www.facebook.com/GCB-685677534888364/), with Barking Leather (www.barkingleather.com) in third place.
Intaglia Home Collection
The locally owned Intaglia Home Collection (www.intagliahome.com) rose to the top of the competition to claim first place. Intaglia believes in giving their customers options and they continue to return for custom furniture or ready-to-go pieces right off the showroom floor.
In second place is No Mas! (www.nomasatlanta.com), with Cantoni (www.cantoni.com) in third place.
Paris on Ponce
Readers chose Paris on Ponce (www.parisonponce.com) for the best in antique furnishings. This chic boutique offers the very best from independent curators, collectors and designers. It’s also home to the dazzling event space Le´ Maison Rouge.
In second place is Behrouz Emami, with Kudzu (www.kudzuantiques.com) in third place and Highland Row (www.highlandrowantiques.com) and Decatur Estate Antique (www.decaturestateantiques.com) rounding out the list.
Georgia Voice readers turn to Worthmore Jewelers (www.worthmorejewelers.com) first for all of their bling. The Midtown jeweler has been supplying Atlantans with the best in quality jewelry since 1994. A second store in Decatur continues to accommodate customer demand for strikingly beautiful jewelry in a unique atmosphere.
In a strong second place is Jonathan Buckhead (www.jonathanbuckhead.com), with 92.5mx (www.925.mx) rounding out the list in third place.
It’s the weekend (or any other day of the week) and you’re ready to get a little tipsy, your first choice for adult beverages is Green’s (www.greensbeverages.com). The alcohol retailer has been providing the best in beer, wine, and liquor since 1937 at two Atlanta locations.
In second place is Tower (www.towerwinespirits.com), with Ansley Wine Merchants (www.ansleywinestoreatlantaga.com) in third place.