It’s Small Business Saturday! Time to do some Nashville shopping. Music City offers the greatest stores from fashion boutiques to record stores. We guarantee if you head to any of Music City’s shopping malls, boutiques and specialty stores you will find something that will fit your interests. Just see below for all the best shopping places by neighborhood.
First stop will be downtown Nashville on lower Broadway where you will find shops with some of the best items Music City has to offer including Opry Originals who has a great selection of local artisan merchandise, dinner ware, and home furnishings. Not too far away is The Johnny Cash Museumwith records, CDs, and everything you need from the Man in Black. Down the street is the Barbershop Harmony Society which has a wide variety of items including sheet music, CDs, books, apparel, and home decor. Bitchstraps has a great selection of guitar straps, musical accessories, and apparel. The classic Lawrence Record Shop and Ernest Tubb Record Shop are sure to impress with a wide variety for the record collector you know. Jack White’s own Third Man Records will be a must see for any music lover looking for something special. If you are looking for something unique and tastes great check out Savannah’s CandyKitchen, or Nashville’s Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop, perfect for children or adults. For the budget-minded, head to Simply the Best $10 Boutique where everything’s $10! Pick up some sunglasses, scarves, leather, and jewelry, perfect for a friend or loved one. Then, make sure to stop by Bridgestone Arenato visit the Music City Marketplace. Nashville’s Music City Marketplace combines a warm welcome to the city with a unique shop featuring some of the best local and Nashville-themed products. If you are looking for a full Nashville experience all in one stop check out Acme Feed & Seed on Nashville’s Lower Broadway. The lower level provides a great dining atmosphere, a stage that hosts live music on a regular basis, and the Acme Farm Store offering the perfect items to take a bit of Nashville home with you.
Sitting in the heart of SoBro (South of Broadway in downtown) is the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum with a terrific shop full of endless treasures for the whole family. Connected to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is the legendary Hatch Show Print, one of the nation’s oldest working letterpress poster shops. Here you can purchase from a multitude of posters and gifts celebrating the art of Hatch and your friend’s favorite musician. Just down the road from Hatch Show Print and housed in a pleasing urban warehouse isEnsemble. Within the racks that fill this boutique one can find jewelry, accessories, scarves, hats, and the latest trends. Located in the Pinnacle Building on Demonbreun and Second Avenue next to its sister property, The Southern Steak & Oyster, is the Southernaire Market which combines the style, hospitality, and quality of a New Orleans-style neighborhood grocery with the convenience of the New York City corner bodega to cater to the needs of Nashville residents and visitors.
Not too far from Broadway is a neighborhood called the Gulch which has plenty of unique shops that will have something for the whole family. Have a sweet tooth? Look no further than Colts Chocolates. There is also ET Burk, which supplies some of the best home décor anywhere. And you can’t forget about the legendary Lucchese, the perfect boot spot in Music City. Make sure to stop by the shop Nashville locals love, called Two Old Hippies, which has the best selection for any fashion lover.
Marathon Village has unique shops like Antique Archaeology where you can “pick” out the best item inAmerican Pickers star Mike Wolfe’s Nashville store. Here you will find your favorite Antique Archaeology gear, including their latest Nashville-exclusive designs, plus new picks that you may have seen on the show. Complete your look with a deceptively simple premium leather handbag from Ceri Hoover and Island Cowgirl Jewelry, hand carved with poetic etchings and words of inspiration. Are you a lover of good whiskey? You’re in luck with two distilleries at Marathon Village. The award-winning Corsair Artisan Distillery has a wide selection of small-batch spirits to choose from that will satisfy any taste. And Nelson’s Green Brier Distilleryoffers tours and tastings of their award-winning Belle Meade Bourbon and other spirits so you can make an educated decision on your purchase in the gift shop.
If you want something really special then pick up a pair of Peter Nappi handcrafted leather boots, which are sure to impress anyone! Don’t forget, you can send some sweets from Christie Cookie Company, or The Cupcake Collection.
Dinner sets, breakfast sets, glasses, recipes and more can be found at the one-of-a-kind Loveless Cafe, also don’t forget to get something for yourself! Speaking of one of a kind, just down the road is Nashville Boot Co., which sells boots the whole family can enjoy.
First stop in this part of town would have to be the new mix of stores that have been added to East Nashville’s shopping scene: Shoppes on Fatherland. The shops include 1907 Apparel, High Garden Herbs, Tea & Tradition, Pretty. Pretty. Pop! Pop!, Wildernest, Pistils and Petals, State, Moxie, Thrive, Baxter & Bailey Company, nancybgoods, Red Dog Beads and more. Next stop, is the Art and Invention Gallery honored by Southern Living as one of the top 50 shops in the Southeast, this gallery attracts lots of locals. Stop by and see the fine art, craft, and original furniture. In this gallery there is always a creative project in the works. And after all that shopping you might need something to snack on. So, check out Nashville Sweets. They have cake pops, cupcakes, and can even make custom cakes, dessert bars, or wedding cakes if you need. Or see how the local artisanal chocolate company, Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co. makes their chocolate in their new factory and retail store.
From boutiques to an upscale mall, some of Nashville’s best shopping can be found in Green Hills. Anchored by Dillard’s, Macy’s, and Nordstrom department stores, The Mall at Green Hills features such stores asTiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, Sephora, Kiehl’s, Kate Spade, Burberry, Tory Burch, BCBG, Apple, and many others. The Hill Center is an outdoor shopping center which offers Nashville’s first Whole Foods grocery as well as upscale boutiques like Anthropologie, Posh, Hemline, andFrancesca’s.
Hillsboro Village has a great selection of retail stores including A Thousand Faces, Posh, and Pangaea which are sure to have plenty of jewelry, clothing and more! Also, located in Hillsboro Village is BookMan/BookWoman Used Books offering more than 150,000 used volumes and a search service to help you find the exact right book for the person you are looking for. For a full listing of all that Hillsboro Village has to offer click here.
12South has its own unique shops including Nashville’s first and only custom denim store. Housed in an old gas station,Imogene + Willie has become a local hangout for visiting celebrities from Gwyneth Paltrow to ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons. Jeans are made on the premises making this gift one of the most unique out there.White’s Mercantile, owned by Hank Williams’ granddaughter Holly, is a “general store for the modern taste-maker” offering fun home goods, kitchen items, and clothes. And just down the way is Cadeau, where you can furnish your home, decorate your office, and pick up unique gift items. 12South also offers great locations for musical instruments including Corner Music, and Fork Drums. If you want to get something really special, check out tHE aRT hOUSE gALLERY & Studio, a great source for local fine art. They offer monthly art exhibitions and a variety of unique gift items.
Berry Hill is made up of colorful bungalows and independent specialty shops offering a great selection.Designer Renaissance Co. is a women’s consignment featuring designer and trendy clothing and accessories. Just make sure to look for the big red purse! Don’t forget to pay a visit to The Curious Heart Emporium, Miniature Cottage, or the Stitchin’ Post to get everything you need for any craft project.
8th Avenue is the place to be if you are a musician and looking to get the best instruments, or accessories. Gruhn Guitars where some of music’s greatest guitarists shop for instruments and vintage guitars. Any true music lover must check out Grimey’s New & Preloved Music. Grimey’s has a wide selection of CDs, DVDs and vinyl. From indie to vintage, from mainstream to obscure, the knowledgeable staff at Grimey’s will help you find what you are looking for. Everything that cannot fit into the original Grimey’s now has a home at Grimey’s Too. Grimey’s Too sells turntables, cartridges and needles in addition to new and preloved vinyl, CDs and DVDs. Connected to Grimey’s Too is Howlin’ Books, which keeps carefully curated selections of new and used books, and magazines in stock. FLIP, the premier men’s & women’s consignment stores, are a must stop when in the 8th Avenue area. Each location offers 5000 square feet of designer label clothing and accessories at a great value. Down the street from Zanies Comedy Night Club are some of the best antique shops in Nashville. A collector’s haven, antique stores line both sides of the street and has become known as The 8th Avenue Antiques District. This district includes stores like Á la Maison, the Corduroy Horse, Fine Offerings Antiques, and more.
Malls are a great way to get all your shopping done in one trip, and Music City has a great selection of malls to choose from. Opry Mills, located in the Opryland/ Music Valley area, near the Gaylord Opryland Resort, is Tennessee’s largest outlet and value retail shopping, dining and entertainment destination with more than 200 stores. Groups Today Magazine just recently named Opry Mills the Top Shopping Destination for the Southern Region.
The Mall at Green Hills is a fantastic mall featuring stores such as Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, Sephora, Kiehl’s, Jimmy Choo, Kate Spade, Burberry, Tory Burch, Nordstrom, Apple and many others.Hill Center is an outdoor shopping center which offers Nashville’s first Whole Foods grocery as well as upscale boutiques like Anthropologie, Posh, Lululemon, Snap Kids, Calypso St. Barth, Hemline, J. McLaughlin, Kayce Hughes and more. Located just south of downtown Nashville is CoolSprings Galleria including five department stores and over 165 premier specialty stores like Coach, Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma, J. Crew, and more. Vendors from 30 states offer unique items and a joyous shopping experience to the buying public onselect dates throughout the year inside the Nashville Flea Market at The Fairgrounds Nashville.