Retail is key to Atlanta, with constantly changing storefronts and shopping experiences around every corner. A number of collectives and cooperatives are appearing around town, with the common goal of promoting the talents and products of various local artists. On our trend spotting trip, we popped in to visit a few… At the Collective, located in charming Inman Park, City Issue, a Vintage Collective, located just around the corner, and the Bee-Hive, a beautiful space in Buckhead. Today, we're featuring The Bee-hive, but be sure to check back here over the course of the week for more collective retail, some delicious dining and urban living with a twist.
According to their mission statement, the Beehive co-op, located in the bustling Buckhead area, “seeks to enrich the local community by introducing unique, locally designed products in a stylish, modern boutique that retains the thrill of a seasonal market”. Aside from just being a store for artists to show their wares, the Beehive runs various classes, including the popular sewing classes by WhipStitch, and runs creative ideas for summer camps and birthday parties. This retail venue steps outside the traditional bounds of storefront, becoming an integrated and loved part of the local community.