We need your feedback in the next category for our Best of the Holidays issue coming in December. Please post your suggestions for Best Eco-Friendly Shopping in the comments section. If you or your friends and loved ones are devoted to the green movement, where do you recommend like-minded folks to their holiday shopping this year? Remember, we’re looking for Intown businesses (and that includes Decatur, Buckhead, Sandy Springs and other places inside the Perimeter). We’ll select nominees from reader suggestions for a final vote at the end of October.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.

58 replies on “Best of the Holidays: Eco-Friendly Shopping”

  1. The Attic Treasures Thrift Shop in Chamblee is the best kept secret in eco-friendly shopping! Attic Treasures is a non-profit thrift shop that provides the major source of funding for philanthropic programs supported by Assistance League of Atlanta. 35,000 metro Atlantan’s benefit yearly from the efforts of Assistance League including 7,500 children who receive new clothing for school via Operation School Bell. Shopping at Attic Treasures helps your wallet while you help others. What could be better?

  2. The Attic Treasures Thrift Shop in Chamblee is the best kept secret in eco-friendly shopping! Attic Treasures is a non-profit thrift shop that provides the major source of funding for philanthropic programs supported by Assistance League of Atlanta. 35,000 metro Atlantan’s benefit yearly from the efforts of Assistance League including 7,500 children who receive new clothing for school via Operation School Bell. Shopping at Attic Treasures helps your wallet while you help others. What could be better?

  3. Attic Treasures Thrift Shop in Chamblee has a great assortment of holiday decorations, ornaments and gifts — all gently used and donated by members of the community. This wallet-friendly “repurposing shop” lowers our carbon footprint by saving valuable energy and landfill space. One person’s trash is anothers treasures. Proceeds benefit more than 30,000 children and adults in need in the Atlanta area.

  4. Attic Treasures Thrift Shop in Chamblee has a great assortment of holiday decorations, ornaments and gifts — all gently used and donated by members of the community. This wallet-friendly “repurposing shop” lowers our carbon footprint by saving valuable energy and landfill space. One person’s trash is anothers treasures. Proceeds benefit more than 30,000 children and adults in need in the Atlanta area.

  5. Attic Treasures Thrift Shop is the best eco-friendly shop in town! Lots of brand names normally found in higher-end department stores. Everything is in great condition and their marketing of the merchandise inside the store as well as their weekly e-mails are amazing! The dressing rooms are imaculate and the racks are always full of interesting things!

  6. Attic Treasures Thrift Shop is the best eco-friendly shop in town! Lots of brand names normally found in higher-end department stores. Everything is in great condition and their marketing of the merchandise inside the store as well as their weekly e-mails are amazing! The dressing rooms are imaculate and the racks are always full of interesting things!

  7. My vote for best Eco-Friendly Shopping in Atlanta is Attic Treasures in Chamblee. Great bargins (clothes, household items, books) and the money goes toward helping adults and children in the Atlanta area.

  8. My vote for best Eco-Friendly Shopping in Atlanta is Attic Treasures in Chamblee. Great bargins (clothes, household items, books) and the money goes toward helping adults and children in the Atlanta area.

  9. Attic Treasures Thrift Shop in Chamblee is one of the best stores I’ve been to EVER, bar none! It’s the only place where you can buy a brand-new (tags still on it) Ann Taylor gown for $10. This store’s quality and selection are unparalleled!

  10. Attic Treasures Thrift Shop in Chamblee is one of the best stores I’ve been to EVER, bar none! It’s the only place where you can buy a brand-new (tags still on it) Ann Taylor gown for $10. This store’s quality and selection are unparalleled!

  11. Attic Treasures in Chamblee is just that—–a treasure!!! The merchandise is first-rate, the shop is decorated like a boutique and the volunteer staff could not be nicer or more helpful! It will completely change your attitude about thrift shops. I’ve saved the best for last. Thousands in our community benefit from the proceeds of Attic Treasures. Everyone wins!!

  12. Attic Treasures in Chamblee is just that—–a treasure!!! The merchandise is first-rate, the shop is decorated like a boutique and the volunteer staff could not be nicer or more helpful! It will completely change your attitude about thrift shops. I’ve saved the best for last. Thousands in our community benefit from the proceeds of Attic Treasures. Everyone wins!!

  13. Are we done spamming for Attic Treasures? How about a REAL shop that provides eco-friendly goods like ecoEmporium, Patagonia or EcoBella. I think that’s more the focus of what they want. My vote is for Patagonia but I like all three.

  14. Are we done spamming for Attic Treasures? How about a REAL shop that provides eco-friendly goods like ecoEmporium, Patagonia or EcoBella. I think that’s more the focus of what they want. My vote is for Patagonia but I like all three.

  15. Of course they are my all time favorite Thrift House because of the wonderful work they do, esp. for women, but what is more eco-friendly than repurposing thousands of items a week that would otherwise be amassed in our already overflowing landfills? Not to mention that no factories or shipping agents are involved. It’s local, it’s fantastic, it’s for the community and it’s definitely making the world a better place in which to live and thrive. Every neighborhood needs one. Thanks Attic Treasures.

  16. Of course they are my all time favorite Thrift House because of the wonderful work they do, esp. for women, but what is more eco-friendly than repurposing thousands of items a week that would otherwise be amassed in our already overflowing landfills? Not to mention that no factories or shipping agents are involved. It’s local, it’s fantastic, it’s for the community and it’s definitely making the world a better place in which to live and thrive. Every neighborhood needs one. Thanks Attic Treasures.

  17. I vote for Attic Treasures! I always find wonderful clothes and household items there at great prices! And all sales benefit six different charities! Who could ask for more?

  18. I vote for Attic Treasures! I always find wonderful clothes and household items there at great prices! And all sales benefit six different charities! Who could ask for more?

  19. Attic Treasures is a great place to shop, I always find something whenever I shop here. Good pricing and good selection of clothing. They do so much for Chairity organization. I would recommend it highly.

  20. Attic Treasures is a great place to shop, I always find something whenever I shop here. Good pricing and good selection of clothing. They do so much for Chairity organization. I would recommend it highly.

  21. I recommend Attic Treasures @ the Assistance League as the best place to shop because the quality & cost of their merchandise can’t be beat. They support the community with many of their charitable projects with all the nice usable merchandise they receive in donations.

  22. I recommend Attic Treasures @ the Assistance League as the best place to shop because the quality & cost of their merchandise can’t be beat. They support the community with many of their charitable projects with all the nice usable merchandise they receive in donations.

  23. For fear of not being able to even get in the door again, I hesitate, but I would have to say Attic Treasures is the absolute best eco-friendly place to shop in our area that I know of…it is incredibly organized and a fun place to browse for wonderful bargains.

  24. For fear of not being able to even get in the door again, I hesitate, but I would have to say Attic Treasures is the absolute best eco-friendly place to shop in our area that I know of…it is incredibly organized and a fun place to browse for wonderful bargains.

  25. Attic Treasurers fulfills two functions with one stone! Good quality clothing, shoes, books, toys, household goods, furniture, jewely, toys, and decorating items for the customer, and helping so many children and adults with the proceeds derived from the shop. I understand about 95% is given back to the community. Quite a wonderful group of volunteers who run a fabulous store.

  26. Attic Treasurers fulfills two functions with one stone! Good quality clothing, shoes, books, toys, household goods, furniture, jewely, toys, and decorating items for the customer, and helping so many children and adults with the proceeds derived from the shop. I understand about 95% is given back to the community. Quite a wonderful group of volunteers who run a fabulous store.

  27. Not only is everything in Attic Treasures repurposed, items that are not sold are sent to various other charities to benefit the community. I understand the funds from this excellent thrift store clothe about 6,000 children! Now that’s repurposing with a purpose!!!

  28. Not only is everything in Attic Treasures repurposed, items that are not sold are sent to various other charities to benefit the community. I understand the funds from this excellent thrift store clothe about 6,000 children! Now that’s repurposing with a purpose!!!

  29. Attic Treasures always provides me with good quality items for my home and family. We are very big into recycling, so it only makes sense to buy second hand clothing. It is not only a wonderful bargain, but it helps the environment as well. ALA is one of our favorite places to shop. It’s the best Eco-Friendly place in town. If you haven’t been there, you should try it. It’s so good you’ll want to keep the secret all to yourself, but tell your friends and help them help us keep our environment safe and clean.

  30. Attic Treasures always provides me with good quality items for my home and family. We are very big into recycling, so it only makes sense to buy second hand clothing. It is not only a wonderful bargain, but it helps the environment as well. ALA is one of our favorite places to shop. It’s the best Eco-Friendly place in town. If you haven’t been there, you should try it. It’s so good you’ll want to keep the secret all to yourself, but tell your friends and help them help us keep our environment safe and clean.

  31. Attic Treasures: Selling recycled, gently used clothing, shoes, housewares, books, collectables and jewelry to purchase new clothing for literally thousands of school children each year as well as many other philanthropic donations from layettes for indigent parents to college level scholarships. A true return to the community Treasure!

  32. Attic Treasures: Selling recycled, gently used clothing, shoes, housewares, books, collectables and jewelry to purchase new clothing for literally thousands of school children each year as well as many other philanthropic donations from layettes for indigent parents to college level scholarships. A true return to the community Treasure!

  33. Attic Treasures best thing in Chamblee, always find some little thing I have to have, but fulfills my need to go “junkin”! Treasure Mart down the street is also interesting and fun!

  34. Attic Treasures best thing in Chamblee, always find some little thing I have to have, but fulfills my need to go “junkin”! Treasure Mart down the street is also interesting and fun!

  35. Great shop, well organized and friendly staff. Weekly updates are wonderful and keeps us going. This organization is dedicated to helping many individual in the metro area. We vote for Attic Treasures!!

  36. Great shop, well organized and friendly staff. Weekly updates are wonderful and keeps us going. This organization is dedicated to helping many individual in the metro area. We vote for Attic Treasures!!

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