In Style with Lauren Lefevre
The popular blogger and stylist shares her favorite Gwinnett shops.
With nearly 100,000 Instagram followers, Lauren Lefevre has cultivated a loyal following that spans the country. “My styling business, Edit by Lauren, was born out of the desire to help everyday men and women mix and match what they already owned,” the petite blonde says of the brand she launched 11 years ago. “Then the Edit by Lauren blog was created as an extension. I like to mix high and low, old and new.”
Here, the 10-year Gwinnett resident, who says she and her husband love Suwanee’s small-town feel as a backdrop to raise their seven-year-old twins, Jack and Lily, takes us shopping for women’s style, clothes for the kiddos, and fashionable home decor.
“Personify in Duluth is my new favorite,” Lefevre says. “It’s my go-to place to find a unique blouse or sundress that you won’t see on anybody else. It’s very boho-chic. Plus, the service is amazing. You can always walk away with a really nice wrapped gift. The store stocks a variety of merchandise, including paper goods, accessories, children’s clothes, home decor, women’s clothing, and more. It’s worth the drive, even if you’re not in the area.”
“Fab’rik has been just a staple for me over the years, and I was excited when they opened in Suwanee,” Lefevre says. “It’s a great place to get affordable yet trendy pieces, whether you need something for a night out or an everyday T-shirt. It’s fun to be able to pick up a great, new piece for under $50. I also love their accessories.”
“I love Once Again Kids, a consignment store in Suwanee. They’re known for getting a lot of gently used items from Matilda Jane, Crew Cuts, Polo, Lilly Pulitzer, and other high-end lines,” says the mother of twins, who has to buy two of pretty much everything. “When my kids were smaller and went through sizes so quickly, it was great to get barely worn, quality name brand items for a fraction of the cost.”
“Bella Blue is right by my house in Suwanee,” says Lefevre, ever a connoisseur of adorable children’s clothes. “They stock brand names like Livie & Luca and Deux par Deux, and they even have story and snack time.”
Fashion-Forward Home Decor
The stylist has fond memories of shopping at Outrageous Interiors with her mother. Now that she’s in the middle of remodeling her home, it’s one of her favorite haunts. “You can get everything from quality furniture to lighting. They offer design help as well,” she says of the Suwanee location. “You can always find fun, new seasonal accessories.”
“West Main Trade is decor and furniture consignment with booths located in historic Buford. For those who like the variety of booth shopping, it has cute antiques as well,” says the blogger, who recently did a several room overhaul here, which she chronicled for the Home Depot website. Here you’ll find a large variety of gifts, home accents, furniture, collectibles, and personalized gifts. Bonus: There’s an on-site gourmet coffee shop, so you can sip and shop.
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Real Housewives of Atlanta’s most colorful—and quotable—TV star, NeNe Leakes can now add boutique owner to her resume. She’s the driving force behind Swagg Boutique, opened in 2017 at the Shoppes on Sugarloaf development in Duluth. The woman who once dubbed herself a “glam-mother” (sounds much more fabulous than “grandmother,” wouldn’t you agree?) stocks posh clothing, handbags, denim, jewelry, and shoes worthy of an appearance on the reality franchise. Women of all sizes will find something to suit, since the shop offers everything from single digit sizes to plus-sized garments. swaggboutique.com
This article, written by Jennifer Bradley Franklin, originally appeared in Volume IV of Explore Gwinnett Magazine