Finding reasonably priced formal wear in Atlanta ain't easy. Aside from the mall and high-end boutiques, there simply aren't many choices, so thank God for East Cobb's Hot Ticket. Owner Cindy Aertker has acquired quite a selection of dresses since her store's opening two years ago. The store has everything from classic dresses to fully beaded gowns and black-tie attire. Short dresses cost around $40; long dresses around $120. Shoes run about $40 a pair, many accessories are two for $20, and there's always a $50-or-less rack available. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 1225 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 14, Marietta. 770-578-3649. www.hotticketboutique.com.
K & G MEN'S STORE Extremely low prices on men's dress shirts, pants, suits and ties in a warehouse setting. You'll find such deals as two suits for $150 and 50 percent off brand-name clothing. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m. 1750 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd. 404-352-3527. www.kgmens.com.
LOEHMANN'S Discount retail shopping at its best. The Loehmann's Back Room features designer clothing at 30 percent to 65 percent (or more) off department stores' prices. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m. 2480 Briarcliff Road. 404-633-4156. www.loehmanns.com.
MACY'S It may be a department store, but it's a department store with incredible sales. Mon.-Wed., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Thurs.-Fri., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Lenox Square Mall, 3393 Peachtree Road. 404-231-2800. www.macys.com.
RENE RENE Vintage-inspired, one-of-a-kind designer clothing. Sun.-Thurs., noon-7 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., noon-8 p.m. 1142 Euclid Ave. 404-522-7363.
STEFAN'S An intown high-end vintage clothing shop with lots of great finds for formal and costume wear. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m. 1160 Euclid Ave. 404-688-4929. www.stefansvintage.com.