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It was a rainy weekend here in Atlanta, and while we lucked out and it stayed dry long enough for us to go trick or treating, it did rain most of the day on Sunday. (And has been raining since!) Chris and I decided to take the kids on a fun family outing to Ponce City Market here in Atlanta to check out the American Field Pop-Up Market. According to their website, American Field is “a pop up exhibition and market featuring the best of American-made goods and the people who make them. It’s not a trade show, it’s a celebration of trade.” We are both passionate about American-made goods, particularly my husband who has a mostly American-made wardrobe, so we were excited to check it out. I was mostly interested in the handmade goods and artisanal type stuff.
This was my first trip to Ponce City Market, and it’s basically an upscale shopping center situated inside an old warehouse. It’s very industrial and cool, and has lots of good restaurants too. (And King of Pops! One of our faves.)
The pop-up market itself wasn’t particularly large, but had a wide variety of goods, from fashion, to arts and crafts, to food and personal care items.
I thought this teepee was a cool idea for a booth. (Excuse the lack of photo quality as it was crowded and I was snapping and moving quickly.) The booth belonged to Shockoe Atelier, a luxury menswear company.
My very favorite booth was this one by Flannel and Floral, full of handmade wooden items. Very cool stuff!
Flannel and Floral is run by husband and wife team, Shannon and Megan Brantley. They live in Southern Alabama and they say that their goods are “created by hand and heart.” Check out their online shop here — they have some really unique pieces! They would make great holiday gifts.
The nice guy from Mitchell Bat Co. gave each of our boys a baseball card, so they were excited about that.
And speaking of Ponce City Market, the West Elm there has an espresso bar! Fancy shmancy.
If you’re in Atlanta, I highly recommend checking out Ponce City Market (just don’t expect to find many bargains). The American Field Pop-Up Market will be in Brooklyn later this month, and they also already had dates in Boston and Washington, DC recently. You can find out more on their website.
Have you discovered any cool shopping spots lately?
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