Part of the reason Scoop OTP was started was due to my need to explore. But don’t be too impressed by my use of that word — “explore” in my world most often translates to: “find a cool new store to shop at.” So this past weekend when I had to arrive an hour early for my son’s lacrosse game, instead of sitting in the heat for that hour of pregame practice, I got back in my car to go explore the area. That’s how I found Ivy Lane.
Oddly, I had already been following the boutique on Facebook through a mutual friend, so I was so pleased when I happened to stumble upon it.
It’s in a standard Publix-style shopping center, and since most of our favorite Scoop-worthy stores are usually a little off the beaten path, I have to admit I was skeptical.
Opened in May 2013, owner Julie Turner wanted to bring a gift shop and clothing boutique to her neighborhood, so that you can always be ready! I was almost overwhelmed with the amount of gifts, jewelry, collegiate gear, home décor and clothing in the store.
Ivy Lane has many of the favorite brands you’ll find at any boutique, like Lolita, Vera Bradley and Lily Pulitzer. But there are many other brands that are a little less common that you will find there as well, which makes for a very substantial selection.
I have been in many boutique style stores, but the selection of collegiate gear at Ivy Lane was probably the most I have ever seen. Of course, no Ohio State — but I’ve given up looking!
Nonetheless, the store was packed for a Sunday afternoon, and I had to get on my way back to the lacrosse fields. The good news is that my son will be playing at the same field for several weeks, so I will be going back!
Ivy Lane even has products with local high school mascots on them. And the shop will gift-wrap your items for free, too!
Next time you need a gift, dress, hair accessory, school spirit wear, or something special for your home, be sure to check out Ivy Lane. And tell them Scoop sent you!
Ivy Lane is located at 3605 Sandy Plain Rd, Suite 185, Marietta, GA.