IF THERE'S ONE THING WE CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF IN BIRMINGHAM, it s shopping. Our specialty boutiques and charming villages offer life s bare necessities, wonderfully frivolous luxuries and everything in between.


a.k.a. Girl Stuff 2906 18th St S 205-802-7735 HOMEWOOD

The name says it all. a.k.a. Girl Stuff is a funky boutique filled with cool and trendy clothes, shoes, accessories and quirky gifts. Shoppers have as much fun hanging with the bubbly staff as they do searching for their next favorite outfit. Find fabulous, one-of-a-kind clothing at a.k.a. Girl Stuff. The staff is very attentive, yet not overbearing. A truly wonderful shopping experience. Sandy G.

Artists Incorporated 3365 Morgan Drive 205-979-8990 VESTAVIA HILLS

A pillar of Birmingham s independent arts community, Artists Incorporated showcases a plethora of local artists in a number of mediums, from pen- cil and pastel to clay and metal. Stop by on the first Friday of

every month for Featured Artists receptions. The Featured Artist receptions are excellent. I m there every chance I get. Wes F.

A Tiny Kingdom 2834 Culver Road 205-802-8469 MOUNTAIN BROOK

Our children love to dream big, so why not let their imaginations run wild? A Tiny Kingdom offers all kinds of toys, from traditional favorites to one-of-a-kind gifts and everything in between. Book a specially themed party for a birthday celebration that your little ones will never forget. You should ve seen the look on my daughter s face when we had her party there. She can t wait to go back. Betsy K.

Alabama Booksmith 2626 19th Pl S 205-870-4242 HOMEWOOD

Alabama Booksmith is a delight for book lovers, collectors, and

treasure hunters alike. After years of success with their Signed First Editions Club, this Homewood bookstore recently decided to expand their building and deal exclusively in signed books. With a welcoming, homey atmosphere, a selection that emphasizes Southern and Alabama authors and a plethora of in-store book signings, Alabama Booksmith is truly a literary innovator. The Alabama Booksmith knows books and doesn t waste time with lattes and magazines. Scott S.

A Mano 2707 Culver Rd 205-871-9093 MOUNTAIN BROOK A Mano showcases one-of-a-kind items from artists locally and all over the world. Offering glass, pottery, furniture and everything in between, this friendly and fun shop presents a wide variety