This bright and airy space is actually an intriguing collection of mini-boutiques, each featuring the high end handicrafts of an upcoming independent designer, some of whom are local. ‘It’s like a seasonal market. You never know what you’re going to find,’ says owner and former graphic designer Petra Geiger, who opened the original Beehive in 2004 in her then hometown of Atlanta. The array of handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces is especially enticing and includes kids ponchos made from repurposed used sweaters, fashionable halter aprons in bright, festive prints, and handmade newsboy caps with pins. A bit pricier but worth it? Check out the oh-so-unique and colorful rings jewelry designer Jacqueline Sanchez fashions from sterling silver, diamonds, and—no, this is not a typo—Legos.
The “think global, shop local” philosophy is alive and well at this airy shop offering exclusive wares handcrafted by local emerging artisans. “We feature only upcoming, independent designers,” says owner Petra Geiger. Price tags are pleasing, too, ranging from $3.95 for lip balms handmade in small batches from natural honey and peppermint to a $250 bauble the likes of which you’ve never seen before: a Lego-like ring with diamond insets.