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View Poll Results: Which has better shopping options?
Atlanta proper 17 68.00%
DC proper 8 32.00%
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Old 02-15-2015, 11:06 PM
 
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NOT INCLUDING THEIR SUBURBS, which city proper has better shopping options?

 
Old 02-15-2015, 11:26 PM
 
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Very interesting thread. Before Buckhead Atlanta's opening, I would have went with D.C. easily, but now...I don't know...Phipps, Lenox, or Buckhead Atlanta are the shopping meccas of Atlanta. Atlantic Station is also significant, but not high class like the 3 I mentioned.
 
Old 02-15-2015, 11:41 PM
 
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Very interesting thread. Before Buckhead Atlanta's opening, I would have went with D.C. easily, but now...I don't know...Phipps, Lenox, or Buckhead Atlanta are the shopping meccas of Atlanta. Atlantic Station is also significant, but not high class like the 3 I mentioned.
How so, though?

When you think about it, D.C. residents have to leave the District to shop Bloomingdale's, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks, etc. Atlanta has all of these within the City Limits.

Not to mention that in Atlanta this shopping is surrounded by upscale hotels such as Ritz-Carlton, Mandarin Oriental, Intercontinental, J.W. Marriott, Grand Hyatt, etc.

This is not the case around Tysons (with the exception of a Ritz-Carlton), and certainly not the case in the nonexistent equivalent to an intown version of this in D.C.
 
Old 02-15-2015, 11:49 PM
 
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Atlanta has the edge.. More trendy more hip malls.. I travel to DC frequently for work.. Tysons is good but Atlanta has the edge with Phipps Lenox Atlantic Station North Point not to mention the recent developments like Avalon
 
Old 02-15-2015, 11:50 PM
 
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Atlanta has the edge.. More trendy more hip malls.. I travel to DC frequently for work.. Tysons is good but Atlanta has the edge with Phipps Lenox Atlantic Station North Point not to mention the recent developments like Avalon
Northpoint and Avalon are in Alpharetta; this particular discussion is limited to the central cities themselves.
 
Old 02-15-2015, 11:53 PM
 
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Northpoint and Avalon are in Alpharetta; this particular discussion is limited to the central cities themselves.
Ok. My bad.. But Atl will still have the edge with Lenox Phipps and Atlantic Station..
 
Old 02-16-2015, 01:08 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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How so, though?

When you think about it, D.C. residents have to leave the District to shop Bloomingdale's, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks, etc. Atlanta has all of these within the City Limits.

Not to mention that in Atlanta this shopping is surrounded by upscale hotels such as Ritz-Carlton, Mandarin Oriental, Intercontinental, J.W. Marriott, Grand Hyatt, etc.

This is not the case around Tysons (with the exception of a Ritz-Carlton), and certainly not the case in the nonexistent equivalent to an intown version of this in D.C.
Saks and Neiman Marcus are both in DC. Bloomingdales is across the street in Maryland.
 
Old 02-16-2015, 01:22 AM
 
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Saks and Neiman Marcus are both in DC. Bloomingdales is across the street in Maryland.
Then I stand corrected. I need to look this up...
 
Old 02-16-2015, 02:18 AM
 
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Atlanta, obviously, but that's because Atlanta proper has suburban Buckhead, which has the major upscale malls. But DC, overall, is a better town for shopping.
 
Old 02-16-2015, 03:00 AM
 
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I don't think this is a fair comparison because Atlanta proper consists of more land area than D.C. proper.
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