READY TRADING specializes in naturally beautiful clothing designed and produced locally in Atlanta and the USA. We focus on natural fabrics, rich color, rustic neutrals and versatile looks for women of all ages.
We look for pieces that pack and travel, from work to dinner, or from home to around the world. We select styles that can be layered, worn year after year, and pieces that can showcase treasured accessories and adornments.
Owner and designer, Lee Read Pilgrim is an Atlanta native and has developed her mission and aesthetic over many years. Lee opened her first clothing store, Almanac, in 1978 in Athens, Georgia. Almanac was a gathering place for women of many ages and interests. In that same small town tradition, READY TRADING continues to focus on providing a personal shopping experience.
Our own READY LINEN line is designed by Lee and constructed in Atlanta using the creative skills and facilities of small businesses owned by Georgia women. TAOS, our private label collection is cut and sewn in San Francisco. TAOS offers flattering basics in seasonal fabrics and colors. In addition to our own lines, expect to find many favorite American brands such as CP Shades, Bryn Walker, Match Point, Johnny Was, Color Me Cotton, Earth Creations and Comfy USA.
Our signature Heritage Collection incorporates Fair Trade accessories from cultures around the world. Most of our artisan lines are created by American designers (link to heritage threads designer bios) who have embraced their heritage and returned to ancestral communities to produce their designs using traditional techniques, materials and craftsmen. We believe that supporting American designers and artisan communities through their products helps to sustain and preserve important techniques and traditions.
Visit us at our flagship store at 1790 Cheshire Bridge Road in South Buckhead, and inside of Kudzu Antiques + Modern in Decatur!