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Alpharetta City Center business owners show and tell

Alpharetta City Center (ACC) is a 26-acre mixed-use development we know as "downtown!"  In partnership with the City of Alpharetta, the property expands the existing downtown historic district by six blocks and is home to Alpharetta’s City Hall, luxury living community Amorance, and more than 30 shops and restaurants. The project’s design incorporates existing historic buildings and trees, along with replications of buildings that sat on the site in the 19th century. We asked business owners to show and tell us about their fall favorites and our photographer Aubry Canales caught up with them where they do business.

The Ballog 

The Apolis “Shop Local” bag is an ethically-sourced, fashionably-durable market bag from a certified B Corporation, meaning it has met higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. Shop this complete look at The Ballog, a mother-daughter owned and operated business whose mission is to support local, independent and socially-conscious artisans open for in-store shopping, curbside pickup or online at


Perched owner Amanda Topper wears one of her favorite maxis, creating effortless summer style. She has paired the dress with teardrop beaded earrings and a set of her favorite Erimish bracelets. Perched, run by a mother-daughter duo, prides themselves on being budget-friendly, trendy and always ready to help you find the perfect outfit or gift. Shop in-store, curbside or online at

Anna Bella Fine Lingerie 

With most students going back to school virtually this year, Anna Bella Fine Lingerie is focusing on their comfort with cozy pajamas and fluffy slipper socks. Anna Bella’s collection of high-quality loungewear and comfy slippers is the perfect way to start the school year off right and can be found in-store or online at

Mountain High Outfitters

ON Cloudswifts Footwear fits well with Mountain High’s customers who transition between urban, occupational and outdoor activities. Mountain High loves being a part of Alpharetta and looks forward to cultivating relationships one outfit at a time. Shop in-store, curbside or online at   

Spirited Boutiques

Spirited Boutiques believes that any ordinary look can be embellished with a stunning kimono and a few good pieces of locally-made jewelry, seen here on store owner Spirit Lala. They are here to take that jeans and t-shirt look to another level. Shop in-store or online at

Dress Up 

The Carter Spotted Tiered Dress is the perfect mix of cute and chic, featuring lightweight fabric and a spotted pink print. Also seen is the Taylor Circle Pendant Necklace, a dainty piece that can “Dress Up” any look. Shop in-store, curbside or online at

Magnolia Moon

Magnolia Moon owner Cameron Moon is seen wearing the Aruba romper, ideal for end-of-summer adventures. She pairs the romper with a shimmering gold passport holder, which is the perfect accessory for those dreaming of going on a trip during these times. Shop in-store, curbside or online at

The Pink Valise 

Tiered dresses and beaded earrings are very in right now, knows The Pink Valise Boutique owner Amanda Smith. While many gatherings are virtual nowadays, it’s still fun to get dressed up in today’s trends and dress to impress. Find this look and other trendy styles online and in-store at The Pink Valise. Shop in-store, curbside or online at

Southern Local

Brittany Cox, owner of clothing boutique Southern Local, shows off two pieces from her store’s Dog Mom collection, which she says is Southern Local’s most popular collection. Complete with cute t-shirts and gift items featuring adorable quotes, this collection is for all of the dog lovers out there. Shop the collection in-store, curbside or online at

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