Many parents are looking to make playtime a little more educational. Phillips Toy Mart understands and offers a variety of toys that encourage your child to learn while playing. You'll find the best selection of games, puzzles, ray guns, yo-yo's, dolls, and larger items such as wagons and bicycles. Collectors of action figures will love the Star Wars displays, and train buffs are in for a real treat as well. Parents of toddlers will be especially pleased with the large selection of toys suited for little tykes.
This gigantic shopping and entertainment facility called Opry Mills combines 200 stores, restaurants and event venues. You can shop the whole day long at specialty and discount vendors such as Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Bass Pro Outdoor World, Zales Diamond Outlet, Old Navy, Off 5th Saks 5th Avenue and Bath & Body Works. Your taste buds are in for a treat too, with a diverse food court and 10 full-service restaurants including Music City Buffet, Rain Forest Café, and Dickey's BBQ. You'll be entertained at every corner with Regal Cinema 20, IMAX Theater and live musical performances daily.
The Hip Zipper carries nothing but retro wear. From biker jackets to bell bottoms, you will find everything you need to make a fashion statement. This trendy store also sells dinner jackets, ball gowns and costume jewelry among other items; however, be prepared to do some sleuthing. You must look closely through the many stacks and racks of clothing to find the real treasures. The inventory changes quickly, so check back often.
With all the shopping choices Nashville residents and visitors have, how does a shopping mall set itself apart? By offering the stores people want and a few they can't find anywhere else, that's how! Find your favorite fashions at Louis Vuitton, Ann Taylor, Brooks Brothers, Express, Crabtree & Evelyn and more. At Mall At Green Hills, look for specialty items at Pottery Barn and Z Gallerie. A 16-screen cinema offers entertainment options, and dining options like Ruby Tuesday and the Cheesecake Factory nourish hungry shoppers.
Full of unique games, educational toys, with a wide variety of books for all ages, Fairytales Bookstore & More is a whimsical boutique just for children. This independent shop is lovingly run by fairytales enthusiast owner, Tammy Derr. Under her guidance, Fairytales Bookstore & More features weekly events with local children's book writers and artists. Daily story times take place, visit website for details.
Music aficionados, rejoice! Grimey's New & Preloved Music on the 8th Avenue South is a small yet extensive store for vinyl records and CDs. This music store mainly has a collection of underground indie music, though it does have select albums from other music genres. If you think that browsing through a large stack of CDs and records is cumbersome, then think again, as the collections are neatly shelved and categorized to ease your shopping experience. Watch out for the live music events and parties that take place at the shop, which are quite popular among the locals. Grimey's is a perfect place to shop for your favorite works of your favorite artists.
The Kids Clothes Basket is a great combination of boutique kid’s clothing and resale boutique items together in one store. Owner Julie Montgomery specializes in offering high quality children’s clothing and accessories in both the new and gently-used selections. The store includes a wide selection of girl’s dresses with smocking and embroidery and a growing selection of high quality boutique clothing for boys. Frequent sales make even the more exclusive items affordable for most customers.The store website is a useful tool for checking on the latest inventory and learning about current specials and upcoming sales events. - Lynn-nore Chittom
Sunflower Thrift is not your usual thrift store. Unlike most stores which purchase items directly form customers or on consignment, Sunflower Thrift maintains their inventory through abandoned storage unit auctions. This makes their selection unique in it’s variety and quality. Furniture, electronics, antiques, jewelry, collectibles, clothing, toys and other forgotten treasures fill the venue from end to end. Frequent sales and specials make the deals even sweeter. Be sure to check the large glass cases for the extremely rare finds. - Lynn-nore Chittom
With stores such as Talbots, Coldwater Creek, Ann Taylor Loft, Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works, Cache, Gymboree, Justice for Kids, this outdoor mall offers customers all the best shopping in a very appealing setting. The streets are lined with sidewalks and streetlamps and the center square includes a grassy lawn, park benches, a kid-friendly fountain, and a complete sound system which offers a musical backdrop for shoppers. A few restaurants, a local ice cream parlor, a Barnes and Noble and a Regal Cinema Multiplex compliment the shops and offer more options for guests to this outdoor shopping experience. Located just northeast of Nashville, this shopping area will become the epicenter of a new development plan called Indian Lake Village.
Faboo Cakes is the premiere specialty cake shop in the Hendersonville area. Offering beautiful and delicious cakes for every possible occasion and interest, the talented designers at Faboo can produce just about any cake imaginable including 3D sculpted cakes, cakelettes and cupcake tower options. In addition to their extraordinary cake creations, the amazing staff at Faboo Cakes offer a variety of cupcake decorating classes each month. Classes are offered on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays and each month includes a different theme. Be sure to check the Faboo Cakes website for upcoming classes and pictures of many of their spectacular creations.