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464 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030733.767309 -84.349038
Neighborhoods: Inman Park, Eastside, Eastside
Fantastic Fun Always :P – I have been going to JMD for about 12 years or so , and I have to say I love that place , it is so much fun , they have a plethora (sp?) of cr@p to look at , the prices on clothes are a little high and do seem to be made for people on meth , think size 0 ,lol but they have lots of fun knick knacks , magnets , bath stuff, books , stickers , and almost any other useless yet nifty thing you might want to pick up "just because" , I love the giant shoe staircase that leads up the the shoe area though I don't go up there very often cause I am a casual shoe kind of gal, When ever I go I almost always keep in mind presents for stocking stuffers from all the wacky things they have like the mini chicken or ninja launcher guns , lol...Now about the staff , .... I love them too, yea they are stand offish and yeah they don't chat you up with a perma-grin , but then again you ain't shopping at walmart or target are you ? You're in weird freaky store full of weird freaky people that deal with mostly tourists/posers all day ,So as long as you remember that and just want to go to have a fun time looking at and probably buying some wacky/strange/funky fricking stuff and not go in expecting anyone to want to be your best friend ... you should do alright :) oh and the shoplifting thing is all how you take it , go in , give them your stuff , get your keychain , and go shop , it really isn't a big deal unless you make it one , ( probably planning on stealing if your that offended) there are alot of theives around and they are doing what it takes to keep theft down in their store :)
Lots of interesting stuff, but RUDE – I've gone to Junkman's Daughter a few times since I was in middle school. It's always fun to go to since there's nothing quite like it where I live, so I try to visit when I'm in town. I know for a fact things are overpriced. One of the employees even admitted on a message board that they jack up the prices. It's still nice to browse, maybe find something despite the prices instead of just going by a picture on the Internet. It's a little Hot Topic (I know that description will annoy some, but whatev), a little head shop, a little Spencer's, etc in one big store.
The main turn off? The staff are completely rude even if you try to be nice. I walked up to the store with a friend, and they locked the door in our face and gave us a dirty look. Not "Sorry, we're closed", but a look like we were dirt for not knowing what time they closed. The staff give a lot of dirty looks, they make me afraid to buy anything. They are really paranoid about shop lifting. Ok, they took my bag at front. Fine. But do you really have to take the item I want to buy out of my hands and take it up front as if I'm going to shop lift it? I could give more examples. I've met ONE nice person who works there, ever. So don't be surprised if you don't get the best treatment. It's nothing you did. They're just jerks.
After the first time, not so exciting. – While they carry interesting items, you can find them cheaper if you scour the internet. I've also seen many of their "cool japanese items" at TJMaxx for a sixth of the price. They carry band tees (very expensive), Emily the Strange, platform shoes, novelty items (such as pooing pig keychains), weird books, and much, much more. It's fun to go look around, but try Psycho Sisters for cool, vintage and retro secondhand clothing. It's the next block down and has way more to offer than this place. Little Five Points is pretty much where all the cracked out hippies from the sixties and seventies live in Atlanta and beg for money outside. At Junkman's, they won't let you bring a bag from another store inside of their store so they hold onto it for you at the front. It gets kind of irritating because they automatically assume that you're a criminal. They also make you pay for parking behind the store, which is a rip, because there's a hidden parking lot behind the building that's free. All in all, Junkman's Daughter would be fun to go to maybe once in life, but other than being exposed to interesting and new things one time, the store inventory rarely changes and it loses its thrill after the first time you've been there. Best thing to do is go, take a cell photo when nobody's looking of a thing you want (photography is strictly forbidden in the store) and go home and google it and buy it a lot cheaper.
Way overpriced, and poor customer service – While they do have some unique items, they are definately lacking on the smoking accessories and are way overpriced on just about everything. To top it off, they treat customers rudely (and like shoplifters) and act like they could care less about their business. There are other stores in the area that sell similar items, and if you're looking for nice glass and smoking accessories, go to Smoke 911 in Sandy Springs. They have the best selection of glass (RooR, locally blown pipes, vapes, etc) and definately the best prices in Atlanta.
Hillarious staff, great shoes – I can see where people might find the staff rude, but I've always found them hilarious. They're sarcastic to a T, and as long as they're not already helping someone else, they've been there if I need them to reach something high up or let me into a dressing room. The wig guy is freaking awesome, and although I had limited wig experience, he explained all that I needed to know about keeping my hair secure and taking care of the wig. The shoe people rock; plus: HOT boots can be as cheap as ten dollars! My only problem is the homeless people who hang out in the back by parking; they can be a little disarming.
Junkman's Daughter Customer Service – I have shopped at Junkman's Daughter and their clothes are nice. Yet, they are very pricey for what they are asking. I also noticed that the staff there is not really customer friendly. If you intend to be in a customer service buisness it would be to your advantage to make sure that your staff makes folks feel a little more welcome. On one ooccasion I had friends from out of town visiting me and I took them to Little Five Points to shop, since they heard it was an interesting place to go. When we came into your store, and began to look around, and found some clothes they wanted to try on. When we tried to get a staff member to let us into the dressing room, we were rudely told that we would have to wait until they were done checking a price on an item , since there was no price tag on it, .The clerk kept us waiting for almost 15 minutes, and in that time they could have stopped for a minute to let us into a dressing room. Needless to say, my friends were not real happy with the way they were treated and decided not to buy anything, although they had found some items they really liked!
It would be nice if the staff at the store realizes that the customers are what make their buisness and keep that in mind when waiting on them, not being rude or make them feel unwelcome to shop.
Maybe take a look at your prices on clothing you sell if you come down a little you might get a lot more buisness, since other stores in the area are not a highly priced as yours.
I would've spent my money here but.... – I had come a long distance to shop at Junkman"s Daughter. I brought a lot of money and was going to spend it there. I asked for help and was snubbed. I asked to try on something to be let in the try on room and had my items SNATCHED outta my hands by a girl that said "we'll hold these up here" Guess She will be holding those forever LOL I didn't apprieciate being treated so snobby and like I was stealing. I am sure people do that (steal), being the big city, but I was there to buy. If I was treated nice I would've bought the 4 outfits, 2
t -shirts, and cool poster that all were so overpriced. Instead I went down the street and was treated very warm, by the other vintage clothing store, and the cool record store and bought alot of stuff. Maybe it's Junkman's Daughter's schtick to be so cool they are fridgid to their patrons. Too bad :-(
Everyday's Halloween Here! Wild Staff-Funkmasters! – Junkman's Daughter is just what helps make LF5, a unique shopping destination. Walking, is like taking a trip to the 60's, with the new milenium attitude. Whenever Halloween comes around, we always come here to shop. And when we have out of town visitors, this place is a must. Club wear, retro, or just the latest idol T-Shirt, you can find it here. We love the staff, and only wish we could dress this way for work. Attitude, yes, but it takes a lot of chutzpah-to pull it off. Be sure and check-out the shoe department upstairs.
Great name!! – we came from Pittsburgh,Pa. and found it to be a really cool place to shop. love the name!!! we bought cute purses and trendy t-shirts and a super cute sushi monkey!!!!
Rude service – Little five offers a wide selection of vintage stores with friendlier service. I recently visited this store with two friends and was shocked by the way a sales clerk talked down to us. Simply for trying to go to a dressing room w/o his permission, never knew being in retail gave you a power trip. I dont appreciate some kid talking to me in the tone he took when I am an adult.
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