Athens' shopping landscape is packed with small local businesses that provide the city with an atmosphere that simply can’t be experienced elsewhere. Whether you’re seeking handcrafted goods, local flavor, vintage flair or high-fashion styles, Athens has delivered, and we want to ensure that these devoted makers and creators continue to thrive. Here are some ways you can support them.
This is an ongoing list of online shopping options for local Athens products. Know of others? Tell us!
Andree's soaps are always in good style, but particularly now when we are washing our hands more than ever as a first line of defense. Andree's is also celebrating its 20th anniversary of making high-quality products for cancer and radiation patients, and is therefore an essential health business. She is taking phone orders and web orders with porch pickup. For online orders with porch pickup, just mention porch pickup in the comments section and they will deduct shipping cost from the cart total. Shipping is also available.
While we're spending so much time at home, we can reach out to a good book to keep us company, and Avid Bookshop can deliver- figuratively and literally. While the storefront is temporarily closed, the online shop is still open. Browse through staff favorites, check out 2019 favorites, and browse bestsellers. Avid currently offers free shipping on orders over $50. Prefer audiobooks? Shopping on Libro.fm helps Avid too! Already have all you need right now? Look forward to the future and place a pre-order or one of Avid's monthly, hand-picked book subscriptions.
Community Boutique is a boutique for sustainable fashion and locally made products. You'll find one-of-a-kind redesigned vintage clothes plus a wide collection of products from Athens makers. Head to the online shop and put an Athens Care Box in your shopping cart, along with other local treasures.
Creature Comforts has an exciting line of sleek, modern tees, hats, and more. This is a great time to order an on-trend item and keep the brewery, and its Get Comfortable charitable mission, on track while the taproom is closed.
All Masada Leather products are handcrafted from their workshop in Athens, Georgia. Masada uses only the finest American and European bridle, harness, and buffalo hides. All Masada Leather products are backed with a 20 year warranty.
The Pearl Girls create all their jewelry and designs at their shop in Athens, GA. People all over the world ship us their pearls and beaded jewelry to reknot, repair or create into a new design. Along with their passion for pearls, their are passionate about creating local jobs.
The Red & Black student newspaper has launched an Art for Athens online fundraising effort to benefit local service workers. Local artwork is donated and offered for sale and 100% of proceeds will be donated to The Garrie Vereen Memorial Emergency Relief Fund, a local fund that supports workers in the Athens arts, music and service industries, and The Giving Kitchen, a Georgia-based nonprofit that assists restaurant workers experiencing hardship.
Good news for bargain-hunters, in the midst of all the bad news, is that for the first time R. Wood's discounted Seconds are available for purchase online. Rebecca Wood's pieces are much-loved and have been profiled in plenty of national lifestyle publications-- you'll want to check these pieces out!
Terrapin has some of the coolest swag around, and it's all 30% off, with free shipping on orders over $30. This discount is automatically applied at checkout. Far beyond t-shirts, Terrapin's online store includes high-quality drinkware and barware, plus outdoor gear, local goods, signs, even pet merch!
For locals, don't forget that Terrapin is providing curbside, no contact beer pickup! $1 of each 4-, 6-, 12- pack or bottle will be donated to The Giving Kitchen, which supports Georgia's restaurant workers.
We encourage you to look for ways to #SupportAthensOwn on social, including our new Facebook Group. We'll be posting updates there and look forward to our shops bustling again throughout Athens!