Your guide to shopping 10 of Birmingham’s best antique stores like Urban Suburban and Hanna Antiques

I’ve always enjoyed things secondhand: hand-me-downs from my older sister, thrift shop accessories and all things antique. I’m new to the Magic City, so I figured I’d get acquainted by finding all of the best antique stores around town and call it work. Whether you’re an avid antiquer or you’ve never shopped secondhand before, Birmingham is full to the brim with hidden gems waiting to be found. Here are the top 10 antique stores in Birmingham you have to visit:

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4 staples of every bachelorette party, and where to find them in Birmingham

Who says you can’t rock a bachelorette sash in Birmingham? Photo by Hilary Meares of Bham Now

Your best friend’s big day is coming up, and you’re in charge of planning the one last fling before the ring. The bachelorette party! A thrilling, yet daunting task. Where do we go? What do we do? Look no further then the Magic City for all bachelorette needs. Check out these staples of a successful bachelorette party, and where to find them in Birmingham.

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5 Birmingham barbershops plus two free haircut options

Treadwell's in Mountain Brook Village is a Birmingham barbershop
Many a man has had his hair cut at Treadwell’s in Mountain Brook Village. Photo by Sharron Swain for Bham Now

Birmingham boasts a number of barbershops. Since I’ve never been a barbershop girl, I had no idea what an important role barbershops play in the community of men. More than one of the owners of these local barbershops talked about being “pillars of the community,” and bridging young men and church. They also provide a gathering place where men of all ages can talk about things that matter. My eyes are now open.

Read on for details about five local barbershops and two free barbershops in the park.

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Record rainfall in Birmingham: How to spot water damage in your home, and who to call

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Rain, rain, go away! Birmingham logged one of the wettest months on record since 1895. Is your house protected from water damage? We talked to a local specialist at AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists to find out more.

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21 Events happening in February in Birmingham

The Winter Beer Fest at the BJCC is just one of the fun events in February in Birmingham! Photo via Beer Fest

January was a pretty slow month on the event front, but now that we have our feet firmly planted in 2019, we’ve got a full event calendar to share with you! There will be no shortage of fun on your calendar this February, that’s for sure.

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The newcomers’ guide to Birmingham: 28 tips for becoming a local

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Rotaract Club of Birmingham knows Railroad Park is a fun place to hang. Photo via Railroad Park (@railroadpark)

It’s nice to have you in Birmingham, and we mean it. We even put it on murals. To ease your transition from newcomer to local, reference this guide as often as necessary.

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Newly engaged? The wedding dress of your dreams awaits at one of these 7 bridal shops in Birmingham

Narrow your wedding dress search with our list of top shops in Birmingham. Photo via Heidi Elnora Atelier

The holiday season is often a time of engagements and celebrations, which can lead you into the new year with lots to plan and a wedding dress to find — among 100 other things! Keep it local with one of these bridal shops in town.

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3 spots in Birmingham that serve life-changing hot cocoa, plus some honorable mentions

What’s hot cocoa without the toasted marshmallow? Photo by Hilary Meares of Bham Now

When the weather outside is getting chillier by the second, there’s no better way to keep the cold at bay then our favorite winter beverage, the hot chocolate. Nothing warms our hands (and hearts) quicker than a hot cup of cocoa, and these spots happen to serve some of the best cocoa in town.

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An updated guide to The Pizitz Food Hall

The Pizitz Food Hall is located in Downtown Birmingham and features a variety of great food options. Photo via The Pizitz Food Hall

In 2017, we released our first guide to The Pizitz Food Hall, which you can find here. Since then, there have been a few changes to Birmingham’s first food hall, and it’s our duty to keep you in the loop. Without further ado, let’s get into it: the updated guide to The Pizitz Food Hall.

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13 local Etsy shops in Birmingham that will land on your favorites list

Midnight swirl round handmade ceramic ring dish. Photo via susangordonpottery on Etsy

Finding a new favorite Etsy page is always exciting. Especially when the seller turns out to live in your very own town. Here are 13 local Etsy shops in Birmingham that are sure to make it onto your favorites list.

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