Hidden Gwinnett A New & Unique Shopping Experience: Whistlestop Shops


In 2016, the City of Auburn introduced a new concept in shopping with the construction of Auburn’s Whistlestop Shops. These cottage-style shops offer small businesses the perfect opportunity to market their products and services in a public setting while keeping the costs within their budget.

There are nine Whistlestop Shops currently offering a wide variety of gifts, custom crafts, coffee, baked treats, truffles, candy, quilts and more.  Additional shops are set to arrive in 2017!

On April 8th at 5:00pm, an official ribbon cutting/grand opening for the Whistlestop Shops was held. This was in conjunction with Auburn Ever After, Auburn’s premier kid-friendly event and movie.

Join the vibe tribe and check out Wanderlust Boutique. Outfit your traveling spirit with clothing, jewelry, gifts, beard oils, candles, lotions, denim, dresses, headbands and cowhide. You can even consign your denim while you’re there! And be sure to join them for Mimosa Saturdays… Shopping and champs? Sign us up!

Head over to Burgundys Ice Cream & More to enjoy ice cream, make spin art shirts, get a glitter tattoo and relax out on the patio. Grab a treat for your pup while you’re there and don’t forget to get your loyalty card punched so your 10th ice cream is FREE!

Ready to chow down? Floyd’s has some pretty amazing, delicious slow cooked BBQ. They have a one-of-a-kind homemade sauce recipe that closes the deal on your sandwich. Grab breakfast there for fresh homemade biscuits however you like them.

Be sure to check out the other Whistlestop Shops while you’re in Auburn: Coffee & Sweet Spot for organic coffee and custom cakes, Dragonfly Dreams for custom vinyl and Simply Southern apparel, Shimmer for cookies, truffles and fudge, Petals Bowboutique for custom infant  and child clothing and bows from newborn to 6T, Grammy’s Wood N Cow for handcrafted children’s items, and Tiffany’s on the Corner for amazing jewelry.