The Junkman's Daughter is a truly unique, alternative shopping option in the heart of Little Five Points, one of the quirkiest, most distinctive neighborhoods in Atlanta. The Junkman's Daughter can be considered a superstore for alternative wares, with everything from clothing to gifts to retro knickknacks and unusual books.
It all began in 1982, when Pam Majors, the actual daughter of a junkman, rented out a 1,000-square-foot space to fill with the tchotchkes and stock from her parents’ 40–year accumulation of stuff from the junk business and life. She started adding her own wonderfully weird discoveries. That eye for the bizarre and beautiful drew in artists, neighborhood folks, musicians, trendsetters, and even some celebrities checking out the area. Though Pam is now gone, her son, Moss Mills, still runs this amazing gem in Atlanta.
The Junkman’s Daughter was voted one of the 25 best independent stores in America. The store has been around for nearly 40 years now, growing into a 100,000 square-foot space. Every inch of the place is packed with far-fetched fashions, unique collectibles, retro knick-knacks, quirky toys, unusual books, housewares from the world over, gifts, accessories for both women and men, and even a tobacco shop.
Don’t forget to climb the 20-foot, red, high-heeled staircase to the shoe department for some unique finds. Or dig through the unique wigs, crazy costumes, and the wacky whatever-you-may-find collection of this and that throughout the store. The friendly, quirky staff will help you with just about anything, and you’ll find more than a few Insta-worthy snaps inside.
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