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Nashville's Top 10 Places to Shop

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  • Katy K Designs

    2407 12th Avenue South
    Nashville, Tennessee U.S.A.
    (615) 297-4242
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    Mon-Fri 11am - 6pm
    Sat 12pm - 6pm
    Sun 1pm - 5pm
    Price Range: $$/$$$

    Whether you're looking for a vintage pair of cowboy boots, a cocktail dress inspired by the '50s, snazzy pearl snap shirts for the man in your life, or even a Johnny Cash-inspired onesie for the newborn in the family, Katy K Designs is the place to go. If you're lucky, you might even be able to pick up a famous Nudie suit!

    In addition to a selection of vintage and everyday western wear, Katy K also has a variety of unique gifts, retro-inspired toys, and even a few clothes for the furry members of the family. Katy describes her store as "Good ole American style." Katy K's is also a great place to go for any budget. "Our price range for clothing ranges from $22.00 for a vintage 1970s western snap shirt to a Manuel 1980s jacket for $650, up to $1,200 for a Nudie suit when available," Katy said.

    The story is often a destination for country stars looking for their next stage outfit. You never know who you might run into while you're there!

  • Nashville Farmers Market

    900 Rosa Parks Blvd
    Nashville, TN 37208
    (615) 880-2001
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    Every Day
    Merchants Hours Vary
    Price Range: $

    Located on 16 acres in the heart of downtown Nashville, the Nashville Farmers Market is brimming with locally-made goods, fresh produce and an assortment of restaurants. Housed largely indoors, overlooked by the Tennessee State Capitol Building and adjacent to Bicentennial Park, the NFM has a feeling that is distinctly Nashville. Divided into three sections, each is designed to support locally owned and operated businesses.

    The Farm Side houses anywhere from five to 100 farmers, artisans, crafters, and merchants year-round. A wide selection of locally-made soaps, jams, honey, canned goods, milk, cheese and more are for sale, especially on weekends. June through November is the busiest time of year, with flowers and early spring produce starting in April. And a lot of merchants even offer samples!

    If shopping all the locally made crafts and goods leaves you with an appetite, the Market House has 11 restaurants to choose from, a coffee café, Louisiana Seafood Co., International Market and more. Friday through Sunday, the third section, the Flea Market, is open and houses over 50 merchants selling everything from handcrafted pottery to home goods and clothing. If you're looking to take a piece of Nashville home with you, this is the place to be.

  • H. Audrey

    4027 Hillsboro Pike
    Nashville, TN 37215
    (615) 760-5701
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    Mon-Sat 10am-6pm
    Price Range: $$$

    When you're the daughter of Hank Williams Jr., music is in your blood. But for Holly Williams, fashion is also a passion. She opened H. Audrey when she saw a void in the Nashville clothing market – and it has been a hit with locals and celebrities alike, offering clothes, shoes and accessories from labels like Rag & Bone, J Brand, Golden Goose, and Hunter Boots.

    "In Nashville we have no Barney's, no Neiman's, no Saks, no Bergdorf's, no Bendel's," she said, referring to several high-end department stores. "We have some great little boutiques, but I felt like there was still so much lacking here, that's when I decided to open my own boutique to fill the missing pieces."

    Sheryl Crow, Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicole Kidman, Jessica Simpson, Faith Hill, and Kelly Clarkson are just a few of the stars who rave about H. Audrey. In addition to picking up pieces for your wardrobe from cutting edge designers, you can also head up to the second floor and check out Holly's great collection of music photography.

  • Gruhn Guitar

    2120 8th Ave S
    Nashville, TN 37204
    (615) 256-2033
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    Mon-Fri: 9:30am-5:30pm
    Sat: 9:30am-2:30pm
    Sun: Closed
    Price Range: $$$$

    Just up the street from some of the world's most famous honky tonks is Gruhn Guitar, one of the premier places to buy pretty much any instrument with strings. Gruhn carries used fretted instruments from Gibson, Fender, Martin, Epiphone, Gretsch and National as well as a wide selection of new instruments from Martin, Taylor, Collings, Fender and more.

    What really makes Gruhn unique is that you never know who might be jamming on a guitar when you walk through the door. Even if you're not in the market for a set of strings, it's worth walking in to browse – and hear a tune or two.

  • La Vie En Rose Cottage

    6901 Lennox Village, Suite 102
    Nashville, TN 37211
    (615) 712-6342
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    Located in south Nashville, La Vie En Rose Cottage offers unique vintage, vintage-inspired, and new furniture, accessories and jewelry with an affordable price tag. They specialize in cottage chic and French country décor, while also offering a selection of clothing, jewelry, bedding and more.

    Owners Jenny and Nathan Light spend a great deal of time scouring auctions in search of new pieces you won't find anywhere else. They also offer a selection of homemade jar and dessert candles and fine homemade soaps. In addition to their own items, they also feature products by local Nashville artisans and crafters.

    If you have a specific piece in mind, you can give Jenny and Nathan a call ahead of time and they'll start searching auctions all over to find it. With a friendly staff and an inviting, cozy atmosphere, you may never want to leave!

  • Fairytales Bookstore & More

    114 B. South 11th Street
    Nashville, TN 37206
    (615) 915-1960
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    Vary By Season
    Price Range: $

    Whether in search of a good book, a unique gift or a fun activity for the kids, Fairytales Bookstore & More is the place to be. The charming store carries a variety of toys, games, books and crafting supplies, using eco-friendly vendors as much as possible, and holds daily story times as well as other child-centric events.

    "My goal is to create a safe space where children are free to express themselves through all mediums of art," owner Tammy Derr said. "I also want to provide a unique space for adults to relax and rejuvenate."

    Fairytales has over 2,000 titles in stock and carries toys and products by the likes of Melissa & Doug, Creativity for Kids, Sarah's Silks, and Magnetic Poetry among others. It's the perfect shopping destination for the whole family to enjoy.

  • Fire Finch

    Hillsboro Village
    1818 21st Avenue South
    Nashville, TN 37212
    (615) 385-5090

    Downtown Nashville
    305 Church St #102
    Nashville, TN 37201
    (615) 829-3533
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    Mon-Sat: 10:00am-6:00pm
    Price Range: $$

    You never know what you might find when you walk through the doors of Fire Finch. With an eclectic assortment of clothing, jewelry, home décor and other trinkets and treasures from across the world, the Fire Finch staff aims to make shopping an experience.

    Fire Finch has two locations in Nashville, one downtown and one in Hillsboro Village near Vanderbilt University. With a helpful staff and, at least at the Hillsboro Village location, two friendly felines, shopping is a pleasure. Although food and drink are discouraged while shopping, coffee – with lids – is encouraged.

    The downside to Fire Finch is narrowing down what to take home and what to leave on the shelf. Fun, fashionable clothing, jewelry in every size, shape, and color, and an array of bags and shoes make it difficult to pick just a few items. And if you happen to be searching for a gift, be sure to ask the staff for assistance – they specialize in finding the perfect gifts!

  • Social Graces

    1704 21st Avenue South
    Nashville, TN 27212
    (615) 383-1911
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    Mon-Sat: 10:00am-6:00pm
    Price Range: $$/$$$

    Walking into Social Graces will make you eager to start writing all those thank you notes your mother reminded you to send. With a huge selection of fun stationary and an even bigger selection of choices for custom invitations, announcements, thank you cards and more, you'll want to send a personal note to everyone you know just so you can use your purchases!

    Besides both stock and custom stationary, Social Graces offers a selection of home décor, gifts, writing papers, journals, candles, bath and body supplies, cook books and so much more. The variety of wrapping supplies alone is astounding.

    The staff is there to help, whether you need assistance in picking a gift or you're looking for just the right invitations for an upcoming event. With a shabby chic feel, Social Graces is a comfortable shopping experience.

  • Hip Zipper

    1008 Forrest Ave
    Nashville, TN 37206
    (615) 228-1942
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    Tue-Thu: 12pm-6pm
    Fri-Sat: 12pm-7pm
    Sun: 11am-6pm
    Price Range: $

    Hip Zipper, located in east Nashville, is a favorite vintage boutique among locals. The well-organized, affordable store has everything from jeans and dresses to belts, bags, wallets and shoes. While most of the store is devoted to women's apparel, there is a good selection of men's and children's to choose from and sizes range from XXS to XXL.

    Most pieces are from the 1950s-1970s, but a few stragglers from other decades make their way onto the racks. Quality is important to the Hip Zipper and anything the staff deems in less than ideal condition is placed in a free bin at the front of the store. All items are laundered, steamed and pressed before making their way to the sales floor.

    If you're going to Hip Zipper, make sure you have plenty of time to devote to browsing their selection. With racks and racks of clothing and accessories, you could be there a while. And don't let the outside fool you – the store is much bigger than it looks!

  • Antique Archaeology

    1305 Clinton St, Ste 130
    Nashville, TN 37203
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    Mon-Sat: 10 am - 6 pm
    Sun: 12 pm - 5 pm
    Price Range: $$$

    If you're a fan of the History Channel's show, American Pickers, look no further than Antique Archaeology for your shopping needs while in Nashville. Owned by Pickers star Mike Wolfe and located just a few blocks from downtown Nashville, even the building is an antique.

    Walking into the old Marathon Automobile car factory where the store is located is like taking a step back in time. Dated from the early 1900s, the factory has been restored to house Mike's second store location. At Antique Archaeology, you can find pieces you may have seen on the show, browse Mike's collection of rare and unique motorcycles, and pick up Antique Archaeology keepsakes including t-shirts, key chains and more.

    The store is full of smaller items like vintage photos, old signs, picking journals and wind-up cymbal clapping monkeys, as well as furniture and unique pieces salvaged American Pickers style. Open only a short while, it's already a popular stop in Nashville. Be sure to take your camera with you for some great photo opportunities – you may even run into Mike himself!

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