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Shopping in Atlanta is excellent, with its shopping malls, boutiques, and markets diverse enough to meet every shopaholic's needs. Head to Buckhead for some first class shopping opportunities or discover the trendiest boutiques, which can be found in Decatur, Virginia-Highland, and Little Five Points.

Some of Atlanta's best buys can be found at Lenox Square which is anchored by Bloomingdale's, Neiman Marcus, and Macy's, featuring almost 250 specialty stores and a number of restaurants for weary shoppers to rest their legs.

For budget buys head to the North Georgia Outlets where just about anything under the sun can be found for a bargain. Most people won't leave without buying something. In addition to countless shopping malls, Atlanta also has some wonderful flea markets with popular antique buys where haggling is the order of the day.

Most shops in Atlanta are open from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 9pm and on Sundays from 12pm to 6pm. The sales tax varies by city and state in the US and ranges from 4 to 15 percent. This is added to the price of goods at the point of purchase. There is no system for refunding non-US visitors in Atlanta but large and expensive purchases are often tax-exempt if they are shipped from outside the state they are bought in.

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