Our History

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 effortless pieces that pack and travel, move seamlessly from work to dinner, and look great at home or around the world. We select styles that can be layered, worn year after year, and pieces that can showcase treasured accessories and adornments.  

Our signature style incorporates jewelry and accessories from local artists and from artisan communities around the world. We believe that supporting artists through their heritage products helps to sustain and preserve important traditions, vanishing techniques, environments and cultures.

Many of our artisan lines are created by American designers who have embraced their heritage and returned to ancestral communities to produce their designs using traditional techniques, materials and craftsmanship. 

Owner and designer, Lee Read Pilgrim is an Atlanta native and developed her mission and aesthetic over many years. In 1978, Lee opened her first clothing store, Almanac, in Athens, Georgia.  Almanac was known for natural fabrics and local designs as well as accessories from cultures from around the world. Almanac became a gathering place for women of many ages and interests. 

In that same small-town tradition, READY TRADING focuses on natural fabrics, effortless style, heritage accessories, building community and providing a warm and attentive shopping experience.