Shopping in Music City
Music City is open year-round with 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.
Nashville's Music City Marketplace has some amazing items - in-store AND online. Stop by the Marketplace at the Nashville Visitor Center to pick up some unique music-themed merchandise for your friends and family.
Nashville is part of GQ's How-To Month in the October issue on stands now. In honor of this promotion, we asked some of Nashville's most dapper about their personal style and their favorite Music City spots. See what they have to say.
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.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.
Music City has it all, music, great food, and the best places to shop! Although the fashion scene is growing, Nashville has so much more to offer in the greatest and most unique items. Lucky for you, we have narrowed down your choices by neighborhood, so no matter where you are, you know exactly where to shop in Music City.
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 Museum with 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 Candy Kitchen, 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.
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.
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 in American 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. Are you a lover of good whiskey? Look no further than the award-winning Corsair Artisan Distillery. Corsair has a wide selection of small-batch spirits to choose from that will satisfy any taste. Restoring the American manufacturing tradition is Emil Erwin, who hand cuts, sews, and assembles every piece with impeccable attention to detail. From messenger and classic satchels and leather braces, to exquisite belts and wallets it has something for everyone.
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 Café, 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.
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. 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.
Cant make it to Nashville? No worreis, below are some of the great online stores with packages perfect for sending a piece of Music City right to your door step.
Hand-crafted, artisanal, locally-made ingredients, confections, and other products are packaged together to offer a batch of Music City.
Christie Cookies ships fresh baked cookies, brownies, and more daily!
Country Music Hall of Fame Museum Store
Online store includes an extensive selection of books related to country music, classic clothing brands like Rockmount and Stetson, and more.
Everything is designed and hand printed in Nashville, TN.
Hatch Show Print Shop
A great selection of music posters, advertising posters, large woodblock prints, and limited edition items.
Great packages that can be shipped right to your home!
Music City Gifts
Find some of the best collections of art with the greatest theme, Music City.
Music City Marketplace
Unique music-themed merchandise for your friends and you.
Pick from a selection of hand made soaps, lotions, and candles.