Ben Carter has said all along that his team was going after upscale retailers and restaurants for the $1.2 billion ‘Streets of Buckhead’ development of eight blocks, where much of the bar activity of the old Buckhead village once held court.

At the Aug. 3 groundbreaking for the development, Carter announced that seven have already signed on for the project, of which six are opening their first freestanding locations in Atlanta and will be exclusive to The Streets of Buckhead. They include:

AG Adriano Goldschmied, a men’s and women’s boutique featuring vintage-inspired designer denim and apparel, opening its second location in the Southeast.

Domenico Vacca, known for classic Italian styling, this retailer features custom tailored suits, dress shirts and accessories for men and women. Domenico Vacca boutiques can also be found in New York, Miami, Palm Beach and Beverly Hills.

Hermes, the French luxury line of fine leather goods and accessories, handbags and men’s and women’s sportswear, will be moving to the Streets location from Phipps Plaza and will be incorporating many design and merchandising cues from its Madison Avenue location.

Etro, based in Milan, is a fashion-forward product line of men’s and women’s apparel collections, accessories, leather goods, perfumes and eyewear. It has established boutiques in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Las Vegas as well as throughout Europe and Asia.

Bottega Veneta will showcase leather goods, men’s and women’s ready to wear and exclusive home items. Bottega Veneta is an international retail brand with U.S. locations in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Houston and other major cities.

The two announced restaurants are:

La Goulue, an intimate Parisian-style bistro and sidewalk café which has been in New York since 1972 and recently opened in Miami.

Bottega del Vino is a white tablecloth restaurant, featuring northern Italian cuisine and an extensive wine list. Its atmosphere and dishes can also be enjoyed at its historic original location in Verona, Italy, as well as in New York.

–John Schaffner