Atlanta Magazine’s HOME recently published its Top 50 Home and Garden Stores and featured The Shops of Miami Circle yet again.
Yes, this top 50 list is about stores that offer new furniture, and this design district had its origins as a source for fine European antiques, with storied galleries like the Gables Antiques and third-generation dealers William Word Antiques—both dating back to the 1970s and still drawing clients from around the country. However, many of the Circle’s more than 60 showrooms, such as Acquisitions, Joseph Konrad, and J. Tribble also offer custom and new furniture, so we’re cheating again and adding them all as one entry. The area remains a draw for objects with a provenance, with respected sources like Dearing Antiques (wicker, majolica, English pine), the Nicholson Gallery (industrial artifacts, midcentury, European), and perennial “Best of Atlanta” winner Foxglove Antiques & Galleries. The area has increasingly attracted other home décor showrooms that supply tile, framing, lighting, and rugs. In the last 10 years, a wave of art galleries (Pryor, Anne Irwin, Bill Lowe, Thomas Deans) has joined pioneer Reinike Gallery.