While October is usually mild in temperature, it is often humid and rainy. These conditions present unique challenges, but it is possible to stay out of the rain and stylish at the same time. These five retailers have everything from rain hats to boots to bicycling gear to keep you fashionably dry.
2090 N. Decatur Road
Decatur, GA 30033
www.bicyclesouth.comStay dry for all of your outdoor adventures with equipment from Bicycle South. This spot has waterproof jackets, bags, gloves and helmet covers. No matter what activity you’re doing, Bicycle South helps you do it in comfort. The Fox Dawn Patrol Jacket is a great deal at just around $80 and can be used to keep you moving and having fun during those rainy days. If biking is your sport of choice, a helmet cover will keep your head dry so you can keep on riding.
4531 Olde Perimeter Way, Suite 150
www.carters.comChildren seem to enjoy the rain more than adults do and maybe it is due in part to the fun things they get to wear. Carter’s has a delightful selection of boots and jackets. For boys, there is a matching set of jacket and boots in green with frog eyes. Girls can choose between a ladybug jacket or a cat cover up. There is a matching pair of boots with the cat jacket, making the whole ensemble extremely cute. Also, both the girls and boys boots feature large handles that make it easier for them to pull on themselves.
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4389 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30342
www.coolshoes.comWhat is your rainy-day shoe style? Do you wear boots for the elements and carry your shoes that you plan on wearing later? Or do you incorporate the weather into your look while getting dressed for the day? If you prefer a funky grunge look, Doc Martens boots keep your feet dry while giving you the edgy look you want. Abbadabba’s five locations in Metro Atlanta have a complete selection of Doc Martens in boots, loafers and flats for both men and women.
1231 Shallowford Road
Marietta, GA 30066
www.horsetown.comCowboy boots are all-weather boots for rough-and-tumble cowboys and if they work for them, they can certainly work for Atlanta’s residents. Horsetown Western Stores, a family owned and operated business started in 1973, has now expanded to three locations. Horsetown offers both western-style boots and English-style boots that you can wear year round. For added protection against the elements, Scotchgard your boots before wearing them outside. The fumes can be very strong, so spray outside if you can and let them dry for a few hours.
56 Walton St. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30303
www.theexecutiveshop.comHave you watched Film Noir movies from the 1940s and 1950s where the men constantly wore hats and overcoats? While the look was played up for the movies, it can still be stylish and functional for the executive man on the go. A rain hat is a great alternative in light rain and adds a dapper look. The Executive Shop has a variety of rain hats including a poplin rain hat with a 1-7/8-inch brim available in British tan, navy blue or black and in sizes ranging from small to extra-extra-large.
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