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30 Days of Shopping in Decatur this November: Jump-start your holiday spirit – and your holiday shopping – with local daily tips on The Decatur Minute.

 
natural-body-spa

You’ve shopped, chopped, baked, and basted, wined, dined, and had plenty of family time. Now take some time for yourself at Natural Body Spa in Decatur. This full-service spa – and fully stocked shop – offers the latest indulgences for skin and body. Their expert technicians and aestheticians provide top-quality facials, massages, wax and tinting treatments, skin therapies, mani-pedis, and more with the utmost care – and always in a serene, melt-your-cares-away setting.

Browse their bountiful storefront for boutique brands in skin care, hair care, and aromatherapy. Shop Bumble and Bumble, Jurlique, Naturopathics, and many more. Natural Body Spa even carries their own line of products with gentle, effective ingredients. Or blend your own! Their essential oils blending bar allows you to customize your own natural cosmetic and skin care treatments, and their expert staff helps you build just the right blend.

Tip: Terrific Thursdays sure are indulgent at Natural Body Spa! Enjoy 25 percent off of select merchandise and 15 percent off of 60+ minute spa treatments. Enter their raffle for a $200 value gift basket!

Natural Body Spa
225 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.
404-370-1330

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30 Days of Shopping in Decatur this November: Jump-start your holiday spirit – and your holiday shopping – with local daily tips on The Decatur Minute.

 
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Pendleton blankets, snarky socks, retro kitchenware, miniature woodland creatures, and hunky mer-man ornaments? There’s a lot to be thankful for at Sq/Ft! This shop has a fantastic selection of men and women’s fashion, home goods and gifts, books, cards, handcrafted jewelry, and more. And when we say “and more” we MEAN “and more”! You’ll find unexpected and inspiring treats on every surface of this fun and funky store. Bring your list and check it twice – with their humor and eye for what’s on-trend, the folks at Sq/Ft offer something for everyone on your list.

Tip: Shop specials all weekend long! Sq/Ft offers Black Friday discounts throughout the store to early birds tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 25. And they’re letting the good times roll during Small Business Saturday and Sunday on the square this weekend.

Extra tip: Check out rotating seasonal sales at Sq/Ft during Terrific Thursdays, Dec. 1, 8, and 15. They put out a mean spread of snacks, too.

Sq/Ft
149 Sycamore St.
404-373-6607

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30 Days of Shopping in Decatur this November: Jump-start your holiday spirit – and your holiday shopping – with local daily tips on The Decatur Minute.

 
tres-jolie-boutique

Shop flirty frocks and trendy tops at Très Jolie Boutique on Church Street! Their selection of women’s clothing, accessories, and jewelry is always bursting with color, texture, and pattern galore. Find a festive stand-out piece – or several for that oh-so-cozy look this fall and winter. Think layers of leggings, tunics, bangles, and bags with your fall boots. Yay, boots! Très Jolie’s scarf selection alone is worth a visit to the store.

Seasonal styles from boutique brands come in with new arrivals nearly every day, so there’s always something current to catch your eye. And you can score great deals with a little digging in their sale rack.

Once you’re outfitted with a fresh look, think gifts (for other people). Go for contemporary jewelry that’s always chic, never stuffy, hats, scarves, and mittens that are funky, in a good way, or the perfect cozy cardie or wrap.

Tip: Take 20 percent off of full-price items during Terrific Thursdays, Dec. 1, 8, and 15!

Très Jolie
427 Church St.
404-330-8733

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30 Days of Shopping in Decatur this November: Jump-start your holiday spirit – and your holiday shopping – with local daily tips on The Decatur Minute.

 
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Step into Aimée Jewelry and Fine Arts Gallery for an ethereal escape. The light lavender walls and sunlight streaming into the shop offer the perfect backdrop to their lovely collection of fine art paintings and one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces. The gallery’s rotating collection features both local and international artists working in oils, water color, acrylic, encaustic, and more. You’ll find soft impressionist paintings, whimsical abstractions, and graceful portraits as well.

Shop delicate, feminine jewelry with unexpected ornamentation, wire-work, and colorful stones. Aimée Jewelry and Fine Arts Gallery offers pendants, brooches, rings, cuffs, and other accents that make perfectly pretty holiday gifts.

Tip: Take 25 percent off of select jewelry during Terrific Thursdays – and enjoy wine and cheese while you shop!

Aimée Jewelry and Fine Arts Gallery
335 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.
404-371-0099

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30 Days of Shopping in Decatur this November: Jump-start your holiday spirit – and your holiday shopping – with local daily tips on The Decatur Minute.

 
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Need last-minute nibbles alongside your Thanksgiving spread? How about tasty handmade stocking stuffers? Or an unexpected – and always appreciated – edible hostess gift? Far-away relatives who need their gifts shipped? You definitely need to check out Greene’s Fine Foods.

Share a taste of the Peach – or should we say Pecan? – State! Greene’s Georgia-grown pecans are always fresh and succulent. Enjoy them on their own, with a little salt, dipped in high-quality chocolate (dark or milk), or dressed up with inventive spice and seasoning blends. Choose from their beautifully pre-packaged varieties or stop in and fill a tin with just your favorites for a completely customized mix.

While you’re there, indulge in chocolate-dipped-everythings, house-made gummies and candies, fudge, hand-dipped caramel apples, and more. You can even fill a growler from their rotating tap of locally brewed beers!

Tip: Shop toys, cards, and other festive items, too! Look for Terrific Thursdays deals and tastings in December.

Greene’s Fine Foods
141 E. Trinity Pl.
404-378-2001

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30 Days of Shopping in Decatur this November: Jump-start your holiday spirit – and your holiday shopping – with local daily tips on The Decatur Minute.

 
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Deck your halls – or your friend’s – with locally, lovingly made art! Wild Oats & Billy Goats has got you (and your walls) covered with creative craft goods, folk and fine art, and more from local and regional artists. Their bountiful, oh-so-colorful storefront is a miniature artist bazaar with a flare for fun. While the goods are all carefully crafted, they don’t take themselves too seriously. In fact, the spirited shop owner loves when customers get a good laugh!

Step out of the cold and into this warm and whimsical gallery. Take some of the comfort and joy home with you! – or stash it under the tree. Any gift from Wild Oats & Billy Goats is sure to surprise and delight.

Tip: Shop official city of Decatur holiday ornaments, handmade by ceramic artist Karen Fincannon, here and at the Visitors Center.

Extra tip: Look for seasonal sales from select artist for up to 25 percent off during Terrific Thursdays.

Wild Oats and Billy Goats
112 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.
404-378-4088

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30 Days of Shopping in Decatur this November: Jump-start your holiday spirit – and your holiday shopping – with local daily tips on The Decatur Minute.

 
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Foodies, rejoice! The Cook’s Warehouse offers all of the cookware, bakeware, kitchen tools, and special equipment you need for the festive feasting season. This one-stop kitchen shop offers the latest trends in gadgets and gizmos along with classic get-the-job-done standbys for everyday meals and special-occasion cooking, too. You’ll find top-quality brands in pots and pans, crafted cutlery, curated cookware that stands the test of time, and even tabletop touches for your seasonal spread.

Score great gifts for the food enthusiasts on your list – small kitchen indulgences to tuck in stockings or something as special as the Big Green Egg! They even stock sensational seasonings, jams, jellies, local honeys, balsamic vinegars, and more to boost your bites. These creative consumables make great hostess gifts.

Speaking of a hostess gift… Don’t show up empty handed! Shop the vast selection from Sherlock’s Wine Merchant while you’re there. This fully-stocked storefront is split right down the middle with all-things-food on one side and wine finds on the other – because nothing goes together better than food and drink.

Tip: Enjoy Terrific Thursdays sales (and sips!) from The Cook’s Warehouse and Sherlock’s Wine Merchant in December.

The Cook’s Warehouse and Sherlock’s Wine Merchant
180 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.
404-377-4005

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30 Days of Shopping in Decatur this November: Jump-start your holiday spirit – and your holiday shopping – with local daily tips on The Decatur Minute.


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Remember that fantastic pop-up shop next door to the Visitors Center last year? The one that had alllll the goodies just in time for the holiday season? Well, Coco + Mischa is BACK, BABY, with a permanent location at the Arlo on Trinity!

Their sweet new space is stocked with carefully curated gift items, apothecary goods, handmade jewelry, stationery and books, local art prints, unexpected decor items, and vintage finds. In fact, one third of their shop is a vintage boutique! Browse hand-picked women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories with one-of-a-kind retro style. Find creative baby and kiddo gifts (think toddler bow ties in vintage fabrics and handsewn pennants and tie-on beards.) And stock up on lovely finds from local makers, crafters, and artists. Coco + Mischa has got the good goods.

Tip: Parking at the Arlo is easy and free (for the first half-hour)! The deck entry is just one door down from their storefront.

Extra tip: Shop Terrific Thursdays for rotating specials, #octopidecatur art giveaways, and bubbles and beer on deck. Bring your holiday gift list – or your personal wish list! This tiny store packs a punch.

Coco + Mischa
245 E. Trinity Pl.

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30 Days of Shopping in Decatur this November: Jump-start your holiday spirit – and your holiday shopping – with local daily tips on The Decatur Minute.

 
bleu-hanger

Bleu Hanger has got undeniable style! Pop into this unique boutique for women’s fashion and accessories with a bold attitude. Their passionate proprietor has an eye for cutting-edge fashion and curve-loving cuts. The gorgeous shop is bathed in sunlight and brimming with one-of-a-kind pieces in fun fabrics, fresh patterns, and fearless colors. Look for dresses, jumpers, rompers, and tops – with fit and style that transcend any age. This is THE SPOT to find that holiday party dress that will turn heads! Complete the look with accessories, jewelry, and handbags with unexpected flair for a stand-out ensemble.

Follow their Instagram account for outfit inspiration from real customers and see their latest styles come to life.

Tip: Take 20 percent off of non-sale items on Terrific Thursdays for an extra sweet shopping spree!

Extra tip: Free on-site parking at the back of the store. What are you waiting for?

Bleu Hanger
303 E. College Ave.
404-254-1256
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30 Days of Shopping in Decatur this November: Jump-start your holiday spirit – and your holiday shopping – with local daily tips on The Decatur Minute.

 
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Looking for home goods both trendy and timeless? Walk into Trinity Mercantile & Design and let your jaw drop! The expansive storefront tucked in on Trinity Place houses a full-service interior design studio, furniture and lighting showroom, and gift boutique. Each of the pieces they stock is hand-selected with quality, craftsmanship, and never-ending style in mind. Trinity offers a wide variety of decor items and furnishings – traditional, contemporary, global, and more – and their expert owners know how to blend them to perfection!

Book a design consultation for yourself or as a gift. Designers Lisa Turner and Wallace Bryan guide every step of the process for a brilliant result. Now doesn’t that sound fun?? Think of the fabric swatches!

Browse the boutique for extra special touches, stand-out gifts, and a healthy dose of inspiration. Let yourself linger here; there are plenty of treasures to discover!

Tip: Shop the official Decatur holiday ornament here! Look for discounts in December on Terrific Thursdays.

Trinity Mercantile & Design
116 E. Trinity Pl.
404-378-0197

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