Top 5 Boutiques Of Macon Past - Part Two
Once upon a time, these Top 5 businesses offered Macon and surrounding areas a destination for the most unique and exclusive shopping experience around. Whether you were looking for the hottest brands or those one-of-a-kind items, these 5 Boutiques of Macon Past were your one stop shop.
2. dot mizelle's boutique
Before there was Longhorn Steakhouse, Dollar General or Fresh Air BBB, Dot Mizelle's Boutique was tucked away in the center of Riverside Shopping center. During the 80' Dot Mizelle's was determined to offer quality, popular clothing to Macon women in an atmosphere that felt indulgent.
1. chelsea place
Once located on Forsyth Road next to Dairy Queen, Chelsea Place was the one stop shop for sophistication and style. Owned and locally ran by the Bishop's, Chelsea Place provided Macon with its most current fashion trends.
3. madge elegance
This elegant niche boutique was one of the most fashion-forward boutiques in the city and carried a wide range of unique and unusual fashion items. Owner Madge Adams offered all her clientele highly specialized services such as professional makeup artists and apparel planners to assist customers in making bold and exciting fashion statements.
4. Dillard's Lad & Lassie
For over 20 years, Mrs. Helen Dillard and her longtime assistant Betty Utley, clothed and shoed Macon's women and children. Ruffled peasant blouses, lace-up and ruffle detail overalls, blouses with bows, monogrammed sweaters and jon jons, tuxedo style corduroy pants and suspender skirts were all popular clothing choices to be found at Lad and Lassie's.
5. h. davis & sons
Just on the outskirts of Rivoli Crossing at Forsyth Road, H. Davis and Sons drew the attention of many customers as Macon's choice for upscale tailored suits, ties and shirts. Hoyed Davis worked as a clothing salesman in Selma, AL., before opening his own store in Albany, GA., in 1952. He owned and operated Gay Clothing Co. and Davis Red Hanger in downtown Albany and was eventually joined in the business by his two sons, opening H. Davis & Sons in both Albany and Macon. Whether it was pinstripe, hounds tooth, seersucker or saddle oxfords, H. Davis & Sons was the place to shop for upscale clothing in Macon.