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Abbey Glass is a talented Atlanta designer with a penchant for beautiful fabric and lines that are modern yet approachable. Abbey, who grew up in Ansley Park, was introduced to her grandmother’s 1940’s Singer sewing machine at the age of 9. The middle child of two accomplished doctors, left brain always came before right, but Abbey continued to experiment with garment construction and design in her time. After endorsement by Jane Fonda’s GCAPP foundation and encouragement from her art teachers, the Atlanta designer began her formal fashion education at Central Saint Martin’s at 18. Before graduating from Rhode Island School of Design, with a degree in Apparel Design, Abbey had the opportunity to work under Marc Jacobs and Francisco Costa at Calvin Klein Collection. She was a finalist in the Supima Design Competition runway show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in September 2012, which kick-started her career. Abbey and her team work out of a Buckhead studio complete with a full-service atelier and boutique-style showroom. She launched the airy Ponce City Market boutique earlier this year and we welcome her with open arms! Here are a few of our favorite pieces from her fall lookbook.

We sat down with Abbey at PCM for a chat and she offered you, our readers a little gift. Shop this month or next at either the PCM boutique or Buckhead studio and land 10% off for Midtown Lifestyle readers. Thank you, Abbey!

ML: Why PCM?

AG: We love PCM for its community of retailers and its creative energy. There is such a variety of shoppers that are looking for something unique and fun.

ML: What makes these shoppers unique and how do your designs quench their fashion thirst?

AG: Ponce shoppers have a lightheartedness about them, they are discovering small brands, eating local food, supporting their city. PCM shoppers want to feel like they are buying something special, not something you can find just anywhere. We offer a selection of unique designer clothing, jewelry, and handbags that you can only get in select stores across the country.

ML: What are your PCM staffers’ favorite spots to snack, eat and drink in PCM or around Midtown/VaHi/West Midtown?

AG: We eat and drink a LOT in this neighborhood! Favorite PCM spots are El Super Pan for a quick Cuban sandwich, Bellina for charcuterie and a glass of vino, Amer or 8Arm for a great cocktail, or Beetlecat for a moqueca stew.

ML: What were the inspirations for the fall line?

AG: The fall collection is inspired by Marie Antoinette and a modern vision of her life at Versailles. It’s rich and dark with whimsical details and regal fabrics. More at  Abbey-Glass.com