Nashville Trip Idea: Shopping & Fashion
It’s only in the past few years that Nashville has begun to earn a position on the nation’s fashion scene. It’s no surprise that the creative culture has attracted designers to make Nashville their home. Designers like Jamie and the Jones, Elizabeth Suzann, Emil Erwin, and Amanda Valentine are garnering attention for their Southern style.
Wanting to find some unique threads to take home with you? Check out neighborhoods like 12South where Imogene + Willie, known for its tailored jeans, jewelry designer Judith Bright, Reese Witherspoon’s new label, Draper James, and Emerson Grace, which carries local designers, are located along with other shops like White’s Mercantile, a modern general store with unique home and decor items.
Eclectic Finds and Handmade Goods
Marathon Village has a slew of shops and showrooms including D. Luxe Home, The West & Company, Island Cowgirl handcrafted jewelry, as well as the funky antique shop Antique Archaeology, owned by Mike Wolfe of "American Pickers". A few blocks down in the Germantown neighborhood you can visit Peter Nappi, whose beautiful showroom is filled with European footwear and accessories, and Wilder, a unique home decor and furniture store. Just a few minutes north, on Buchanan Street, stop by Emil Erwin, a luxury leathergoods brand, and Nisolo, to shop handmade leather shoes and bags.
Vintage and Antiques
Over in East Nashville you’ll find all sorts of eclectic vintage and home decor stores such as The Hip Zipper and Old Made Good, as well as many boutique shops with one-of-a-kind pieces like Two Son. Have a love for the old? Head to Eighth Avenue, also known as the Antiques District, and check out antique stores like Á la Maison, the Corduroy Horse, and Fine Offerings Antiques. Another great neighborhood spot for antique finds is Berry Hill where you can hit up Designer Renaissance, Nashville’s premier consignment store for luxury vintage clothing and accessories, or Gas Lamp Antiques, one of the largest antique malls in the state, for fine antiques and furniture. You’ll also find crafty shops like The Beaded Bungalow and The Stitchin’ Post.
Green Hills is where you’ll find high end designer names as well as stylish boutiques including Billy Reid, H. Audrey, and Hemline all of which are located in the outdoor Hill Center shopping complex which also includes other popular apparel, furniture, and home decor boutiques. Just down the road is The Mall at Green Hills, an upscale mall which features such stores as Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, Kate Spade, Jimmy Choo, Burberry, Tory Burch, and more. If you’re a shopper that is on the lookout for deals then head to Opry Mills Mall, Tennessee’s largest outlet mall with more than 200 stores including Bass Pro Outdoor World, Michael Kors Outlet, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, and J. Crew Factory.
Variety in The Gulch
In The Gulch you’ll find funky shops like Two Old Hippies and King Baby mixed in with upscale boutiques like E. Allen and Blush. Looking for some high-end boots from your trip to Nashville? Check out Lucchese Bootmaker.
Made in Music City
Other great spots to hit for uniquely Nashville goods are the Music City Marketplace, located downtown on the corner of 4th and Commerce and the Music City Shop, attached to the Bridgestone Arena. The Music City Marketplace offers a curated selection of gifts, home goods, and accessories for an authentic take on the creative culture that defines Nashville. Shop from many local favorites such as Consider the Wldflwrs, Ceri Hoover, Colonel Littleton, and Handmade Studio TN. The Music City Shop features locally-inspired and music-themed items ranging from books, food, apparel, and more - many of which are made in Nashville. Find the perfect piece to take home as a reminder of your Nashville visit or as gifts for friends and family. Both the Music City Marketplace and the Music City Shop (also online at themusiccityshop.com) are located within the city’s visitor centers so you can shop and get expert tips on your visit to Nashville - all under the same roof!