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Shop ATL w/ Fashion Anthropologist

Atlanta, United States

Experience hosted by Mikaila

2 hoursHosted in English
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Up to 10 people

What you'll do

Welcome to an experience I call Sidewalk Safaris. I'll take you on an anthropological expedition of the fashion scene in Little Five Points, Atlanta's most eclectic, independent, and bohemian retail area. In a city boasting a patchwork of interesting areas, Little Five Points (L5P) has always stood out from the rest of Atlanta as a haven for a colorful assortment of artists, musicians, entrepreneurs and various others who opted to truly follow their dreams. And L5P has always done its own thing with a fabulously Southern flair. Small businesses have traditionally been the lifeblood of Little Five Points, drawing the most eclectic mix of people from all around Atlanta. Where else would you find hipsters, hippies, tattooed rockers and clean-cut college students mingling amid indie shops?​ On this tour, we’ll explore this unique design scene, led by homegrown fashion designers and trendsetters. This is a shopping tour for those interested in the rich history of Atlanta, as well as amazing vintage and offbeat items. Join us as we explore a neighborhood where each clothing store makes its own statement.
Welcome to an experience I call Sidewalk Safaris. I'll take you on an anthropological expedition of the fashion scene in Little Five Points, Atlanta's most eclectic, independent, and bohemian retail area. In a city boasting a patchwork of interesting areas, Little Five Points (L5P) has always stood out from the rest of Atlanta as a haven for a colorful assortment of artists, musicians, entrepreneurs and various others who opted to truly follow t…

Meet your host, Mikaila

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 12 Reviews
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I am an Ivy League-educated fashion designer who has built ​a brand around integrating my fashion expertise with a PhD in Anthropology to give you a unique, educative, fashion perspective! My company, The Common Thread Project (www.tctproject.com), does the research, and my tours bring this knowledge straight to your closet.
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Where you'll be

We'll start by visiting some of the Little Five Point's most historical landmarks and then explore nearby boutiques personally selected to complement your particular style.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 12 reviews.

Kersti
February 2020
Super fun, interesting experience. Ash was a great host and gave some great insights into the history of the area, had a great rapport with the store owners. I learned a lot and had a blast. 44th & 3rd is the best bookshop!
Lorena
January 2020
Ashley was there to welcome me way ahead of time. I appreciated her insights into little five points. We had a 1:1 tour and despite some stores being closed on that day she took me to others that were really cool and provided personalized service.
Ashley was there to welcome me way ahead of time. I appreciated her insights into little five points. We had a 1:1 tour and despite some stores being closed on that day she took me…
Emma
November 2019
Ashley was my tour guide and she was adorable and nice and I felt like I had known her for years! I am actually going to miss her! We went into this beautiful shop where we drank champagne and tried on beautiful clothes!! Was so fun and amazing! Very unique and special!
Ashley was my tour guide and she was adorable and nice and I felt like I had known her for years! I am actually going to miss her! We went into this beautiful shop where we drank c…
Atiya
August 2019
This was such a unique idea. I have been to Little five Points before to explore the clothing shops but not from this prospective and never to these stores. What a great tour! I would totally do it again.
Jason
August 2019
Whoa! I've lived in Atlanta for years and hung out in L5P a lot, but going on this tour really made me appreciate the local culture & boutiques even more. I feel even more connected to the history of Atlanta & loved the option to purchase a piece of that to take home with me at every stop.
Whoa! I've lived in Atlanta for years and hung out in L5P a lot, but going on this tour really made me appreciate the local culture & boutiques even more. I feel even more connecte…
Adeidra D.
August 2019
Fabulously fun and unique! I’m always looking for something different to do, and this was perfect. Not only did I get to learn something new, I also got to shop!

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.