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17 Whitlock Avenue Southwest, Marietta, GA | Directions 3006433.952276 -84.551694
Monday - Saturday 10-6 Sunday 11-5
So I've never felt the need to do a review but the service at this store was too horrendous for me not to say anything. I had the "pleasure" of being in the store twice and, both times, was treated horribly regardless of the fact that I was as pleasant to them as they walked all over me. Should have grown a backbone. Anyway, the first time was near closing and I had my eye on a side table and ended up buying it, with plans to pick it up the next day. The people at the store not only turned off some of the lights before the store even closed, but they also didn't give my friend and I any warning (that is usually a curtesy many stores provide) that they were closing up soon. I thought it was weird but brushed it off since I can understand wanting to leave at the end of a long day. And ignored my business majoring friend's rant about how unprofessional they were and that your only supposed to close AT the time the store officially closes and blah blah blah. It wasn't until I came the next day to get my table that I realized anything was off. The rude behavior continued. To name a few: standoff, angry attitude, brushing off simple inquires and comments or outright ignoring something I just said loud and clear (ex. Thank you). I thought that they may just be busy or something but as I saw how she interacted with other customers, I came to the (honestly surprising) conclusion that she was behaving this way because I wasn't white (as she saw it). This is honestly the first time I've experienced anything racist as it's generally not obvious where I'm "from" (my parents are from an area close to the Caucasus mountains and i was born and raised in the US, so no accent). I also asked my mother- who came with me on the second trip, and she clarified that I wasn't being paranoid. Frankly, I've never seen such unprofessional customer service. Your entitled to you opinion but you should put that aside at the proper time. Sorry for the long review and thank you for reading my novel lol. I hope those that read this have a better experience than I did:)
Great shop lots of shopping. Can spend hours walking around and find plenty of gifts or furniture. The staff is great and friendly !! They are very attentive !! Probably not a shop for kids to be roaming around in without parental supervision, they have many small items and breakable items. This is an antique store where many things are fragile.
Extremely offended!!!! – I was visiting for the first time this past Saturday with my husband, mother in law, and 12yo daughter. After being in the store for quite a long time, my daughter was approached (by the owner?) and accused of shoplifting a small ring into her shorts' pocket. None of us were near her at the time she was approached. When we went to confront the accuser, she explained that her security officer saw my daughter continually trying on rings and then "tugging" at the bottom of her t-shirt. Never did he actually see her place anything in her pocket. My daughter was crying hysterically by this time. The woman made an attempt at a very empty apology, adding that she didn't realize my daughter was so young (as if to suggest she might shoplift if she was a bit older) and also suggested that my daughter must surely "have friends" who shoplift, so she should be able to understand the owner's position! We were so outraged. I can't help but think that this incident would never have occurred if my daughter was white and not mixed -- I definitely got that vibe. Joke was on them though -- my mother in law was about to spend over $400 on a rug when this occurred. Needless to say, we'll never cross their threshold again.
Real deal antiques for a real deal antiquing fanbase. – In Short
Taking up a big chunk of the Antique heavy Marietta Square, Dupree’s is a large consignment-style antique store specializing mostly in Civil War/Old South reminiscent antiques. There are many different rooms that snake through the space, one of which is mainly full of high-end period furniture. Not quite for the conversation piece searchers (read: the younger generation) Dupree’s attracts an older clientele of serious dealers rather than the dabbler. The atmosphere can be a little stuffy unless you show a regular face in the building, but don’t let that stop you from stopping in and seeing if you can pick out a piece for the parlor.
Marietta's largest antique gallery, and one of its best, makes for a great place to get lost on a rainy day. – The Scene
This storefront market, which has previously sold groceries, furniture and appliances, has been owned by the same entrepreneurial family for more than 100 years. The building, located just off Marietta Square, rattles and china plates shake when a train passes along the nearby tracks. But the rumble just adds to the nostalgia that fills the old building. The long series of rooms and exhibit spaces take hours to explore.
More than 75 dealers stock vintage Americana, from Depression glass and Franciscan ware to starched linens and leather-bound books. Highlights include a collection of 19th-century wooden trunks and an extensive array of old timepieces, from tall grandfather clocks to cuckoos.
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