Though it’s now the North Shore go-to for gifts and home goods, Peachtree Place’s roots are in Southern soil. Moving from Atlanta to Chicago in the early ‘80s, South Carolina-born Lucy Callahan felt something was missing in the local shopping scene. “I felt like, at that time, there were not a lot of stores like we had in the South. So when a space became available, with my husband’s support and backing, I decided to give retail a try.”
Now 32 years later, Peachtree has grown from two to eleven rooms, adding an additional space—a standalone children’s store called Little Peach—along the way. Of this project, now six years old and a runaway success, Callahan says that they are constantly adding new lines and have fun hand-selecting each item that goes onto Little Peach’s shelves. She admits, “There is nothing there that is a necessity; it’s truly eye candy for grandparents!”
Peachtree is also a popular spot for those ready to walk down the aisle. Their bridal registry is known for going beyond the basic: lamps, artwork, and even bar carts make the list. Callahan explains, “There is no need to go to multiple stores to register because we offer such a wide variety of items!”
While Peachtree offers many categories, Callahan’s passion is tabletop. “We have everything it takes to put together the most beautiful tables, whether for holidays or everyday. You can completely change your look just by changing your napkins or salad plates.”
For those looking for the perfect gift, Callahan suggests one of their unique candles or diffusers, or perhaps something with a little more sparkle: “I cannot fail to mention our selection of jewelry: from high end to very accessible, there is something for everyone.”
To enhance the shopping experience, Peachtree has a packed calendar of upcoming events. A Clara Williams trunk show will take place November 9-11. This versatile, upscale line of jewelry allows the customer to take part in the creative process by building a collection of interchangeable necklaces and centerpieces.
Simon and Andrew Pearce will hit the store December 2, for an appearance and signing event. “Simon’s hand-blown glassware and Andrew’s gorgeous wooden bowls are huge hits with not only our regular customers but also our brides.”
On December 5, Peachtree is hosting an artisan event with Arte Italica. There will be an artist from Italy painting in-store and showcasing Natale Casa and Foresta—both wonderful winter patterns.
Callahan assures that many more events are to come. “Nobody does events like we do, and our wonderful customers are so supportive of them.”
Peachtree is also known for supporting local charitable causes and participating in local house walks to raise funds, including this month’s Cooks’ Tour.
“We have always loved being on the North Shore. We have a very dedicated and loyal customer base, and the children of our original customers now shop here with their children.
“We have always tried to concentrate on having great merchandise and providing great customer service. We are fortunate that we are large enough to be able to do a little bit of everything. Our hope is that someone will come in for a greeting card and leave with a lamp!”
For more information, visit peachtreeplaceonline.com.