January 27, 2015
Exclusive! Five More Retailers Announced for Buckhead Atlanta
The list of retailers continues to grow at the ritzy Buckhead Atlanta development, and we’ve got the scoop.
Today developer Oliver McMillan informed us of five new shops, slated to open this spring and summer: Billy Reid; Davidoff Cigars; Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, & Lighting Gallery; Les Copains; and Vilebrequin.
Southern designer darling Billy Reid feels like a native son, even if his eponymous brand is based in Florence, Alabama, not Atlanta. His workwear-inspired but luxurious menswear and womenswear has made him a hit both North and South, and he’s won some of the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s top honors, including Best New Designer in America (2010) and Best Menswear Designer (2012). We’re still awaiting confirmation, but as far as we know, this will be his 12th shop, making us the second city (after New York) to have two Billy Reid storefronts (the first is on the Westside).
The two other fashion brands, Les Copains and Vilebrequin, stick to the development’s plan for new-to-market labels, and like many of its tenants, these two are based in Europe. Les Copains is a heritage Italian fashion house, founded on fine knitwear and cashmere in the sixties in Bologna—don’t be confused by the French name. Though the brand has been available in shops across the country, this actually marks its very first U.S. storefront.
Vilebrequin is a Mediterranean-inspired swimwear line born in St. Tropez in 1971. It carries both men’s and women’s (and children’s) pieces, but is best known for it’s bright men’s trunks in hot pinks, canary yellows, and teals, decorated with seahorses, turtles, and sailboats. We think we know some Buckhead guys who’ll be into that.
Also announced is a showroom for Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, & Lighting, which builds the development’s list of home brands (it has already announced Jonathan Adler and the scent store Diptyque). Ferguson sells high-end fixtures and currently has a location on Miami Circle.
Rounding out the new list is Atlanta’s first location of Davidoff Cigars. Because what goes better with high-end shopping than high-end smokes?
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