Shop many local designers in one spot at Beehive Atlanta

Shopping can take a lot of work when you are hopping from store to store. The Beehive in the Edgewood Retail District is a one-stop boutique collective that sells multiple designers. You can pick up everything from homemade BBQ sauce, candles, skincare, jewelry, clothing and more, all made by local designers.

With the tag line is -- handmade.modern.made local -- the Beehive is all about supporting local entrepreneurs. Owner Malene Davis acquired the boutique in 2010. She describes the focus of the Beehive as a place "to create a space where designers can learn, build and grow their businesses while servicing great handmade to the local community. We are about teaching designers how to truly grow their business, we do not take hobbyists as a part of the collective and are about creating community outreach through craft workshops and classes," she says.

Walking into the Beehive will stimulate your senses with fragrance, skincare, oils and candles. They currently have between 85-100 makers on the floor at any given time. And the items are affordable. "Our lowest-priced product is $1.50 and 75 percent of our products fall within the $25 - $60 range," says Davis.

The Beehive sells a ton of top local brands including Boho Gal, Suakoko Betty and Honeysuckle Soap. You can literally get everything in here to add some accents to your house, pick up a fashionable outfit or jewelry and score all of your organic skincare products. The staff, made up of the featured designers, is super friendly. "When you shop with us, you're meeting a person who made a product in the store. We actually know each other, which means we are able to know the intricacies of each other's lines and are able to support and sell for each other when needed," says Davis.

For huge savings, make sure you go to their twice yearly Warehouse Sale for the best deals. You will find items from 40 - 90 percent off. It's a great deal and helps make it easier for you try out some local brands.

When you go, you will get inspired by all the crafty items, so they have classes to push your creative energy. You can learn how to make jewelry, take a sewing class, and more. The classes range from $45-$75 and if you are looking for a summer camp for your kids, they even have a Summer Craft Camp daily in their store.

Stop by the Beehive for access to many of the best local brands all under one roof.

Who knows? You may see your own handmade items being sold there in the future.

The Beehive, 1250 Caroline Street, Suite C120, Atlanta

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