Do you have one of those stores you always go back to over and over again because you know that every time you go in you'll find something perfect for the reason your shopping? I have that place, Just The Thing located on Pharr Road in Buckhead. It's been in the small house for as long as I've been in Atlanta and it was shown to me by one of my co-workers at my very first job here in town. I've been shopping at Just The Thing for close to 9 years now.
The store is set up in an old home which has been converted into a shop. There is a room full of jewelry, one dedicated to gifts, two rooms to the back of more casual jewelry and bags and then a new room for clothing. The main room up front with the cash registers has the higher end jewelry and hand bags along with some earrings on the counter. The stuff is gorgeous. All of it is SUPER trendy and I've never come across an item that is out of style or of questionable taste. I think it's pretty safe to say that I could go in there blindfolded and pick something and I'd love it. That'd actually be a fun way to shop...
The gift room is always my first stop when I have a gift for a close, female friend. I've never once been let down. And if you don't find a cute little gift, how about a clutch or hand bag? Again, if that's my goal for my shopping trip, I've never walked out empty handed. As a matter of fact, I'm not sure, in 8 years that I've ever walked out with out one of the black and white bags.
The best thing about Just The Thing is that while all of their items are trendy and classy, nothing is overpriced. For what you're buying, prices are absolutely reasonable. For example, for Christmas I got my future-mother-in-law a new clutch, $35. I've bought a few other clutches for other friends, never more than $35. My green purse that I'm carrying now - $25. I get compliments on it constantly. You can find earrings under $10 or as much as $100 depending on what you want. Off the sale rack I actually got THREE pairs of earrings for under $10 total last time in. There is no way by just looking at them someone would know that I paid $2.50. Necklaces are super reasonable too. If I find something I love in Anthropologie, I'm pretty sure they have something similar at Just The Thing at a lower cost.
The ladies in the shop are always helpful and there to assist in any way. I've been in so many times, they don't recognize me yet, but I'll assume that's because there are plenty of other ladies who shop there as much as I do. I can go in with a Christmas list and walk out with all the ladies in my family checked off.
If you're looking for a gift or some fun, new jewelry, Just The Thing is absolutely the place for you. I've even sent male co-workers to the store for gifts for their wives and they've continued to go back. If you like them on Facebook you get to see new items as soon as they get to the store (some stuff goes fast!) and that's where they announce their sales.
I was not compensated for this blog post in any way. Just The Thing is one of my favorite stores in Atlanta and I want to share it with other people like me. Go and check it out!