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Published on April 1st, 2015 |

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Alice & Olivia starts April’s Buckhead Atlanta store openings

With the start of spring, things are buzzing again at Buckhead Atlanta, like bees around spring buds, as Alice & Olivia’s opening on Buckhead Avenue Thursday, April 2, kicks off another round of new store openings.

The new Buckhead Atlanta storefront for Alice and Olivia.

The new Buckhead Atlanta storefront for Alice and Olivia.

Alice and Olivia is a New York-based contemporary clothing company designed by Stacey Bendet. The brand launched in 2002 at Barneys New York and now carries a full lifestyle collection including ready-to-wear, gowns, shoes, tech accessories and handbags.

The main inspiration of the brand came from Bendet’s love of music, art, culture and vintage fashion. Buckhead Atlanta will be home to the first free-standing Alice and Olivia boutique in Atlanta.

Alice and Olivia is expected to be followed by the opening of the Jonathan Adler store on Peachtree Road, next to Bella Bag, on April 17. Jonathan Adler is a home furnishings design store.

The Alive and Oliver store interior still needed some staging on March 31.

The Alive and Oliver store interior still needed some staging on March 31.

Potter, designer and author Jonathan Adler launched his namesake brand after leaving his day job to pursue his first love: pottery. In 1993, Barneys bought his collection of pots, and five years later, he opened his first store in Soho.

Today, Jonathan Adler is a design company with over 25 stores worldwide, a thriving e-commerce site, and a wholesale business boasting over 1,000 locations globally. Pottery continues to be core to its business. The offerings span home accessories, decorative objects, tabletop collections, bedding, bath accessories, candles, furniture, rugs, pillows, lighting, fashion accessories and more.

Then, around April 28, TOD’s will open a boutique selling its Italian leather shoes and handbags just off Peachtree Road on Buckhead Avenue.

The TOD’S Group operates in the luxury sector under its proprietary brands (TOD’S, HOGAN, and FAY) and licensed brands (ROGER VIVIER). It actively creates, produces and distributes shoes, leather goods and accessories, and apparel.

April also begins with a display of the Tom Ford name plastered across the Peachtree Road and Buckhead Avenue fronts of one of the two prime locations at

The  Tom Ford names is plastered on the outside  of the storefront at the southeast corner of Peachtree Road and Buckhead Avenue.

The Tom Ford names is plastered on the outside of the storefront at the southeast corner of Peachtree Road and Buckhead Avenue.

Buckhead Atlanta, but the store is not likely to open for months yet.

In April 2005 Ford announced the creation of the Tom Ford Brand and he was joined by former Gucci Group President Domenico De Sole. He also entered into partnerships with Marcolin Group, to produce and distribute optical frames and sunglasses, and with Estee Lauder to create the Tom Ford beauty brand.

In April 2007, the first Tom Ford flagship store opened at 845 Madison Avenue in New York City and coincided with the Tom Ford menswear and accessory collection, along with womenswear collection. Presently, there are 98 freestanding Tom Ford stores and stores-in-stores worldwide.

Cliff Fleiser, North America PR Director for Tom Ford, responded to inquiries from BuckheadView stating, “We have no additional information to provide on the project on this time but will be sure to reach out in the coming months,” suggesting it will be at least Summer before there is any activity involving that store opening.

But the openings show that Phase 1 of the Buckhead Atlanta development plan is filling up with retail shops and restaurants. It should be about time for OliverMcMillan to begin work on Phase 2.

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