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.
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.
If you are looking for all things retro, this is the antique shop for you. This fun and funky store features vintage furniture pieces from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, as well as all sorts of American classic kitsch bric-a-brac. Walking through the doors is like stepping back a few decades into the colorful tones of retro styles. In addition to furniture and classic collectibles, the store also offers a fabulous selection of vintage clothes, shoes and jewelry. This is the kind of shop that might make you say, "Oh, I had one of those!"
Gas Lamp Antiques and Decorating Mall is one of the largest antique malls in the Nashville area. Tucked behind the 100 Oaks Mall near Home Depot and Staples, Gas Lamp Antiques can be a bit tricky to find, but like many good antiques, the hunt is well worth the reward. Filled with stalls of vintage books, furniture, collectibles, memorabilia, souvenirs, music, jewelry, silver, china, vintage clothing and a variety of bric-a-brac, antique collectors of all sorts are sure to find something of value at Gas Lamp Antiques. For more shopping opportunities at Gas Lamp, check out their website for specific high-end antiques organized by category.
The museum contains one of the world’s largest showcase displays featuring hundreds of personal items from Willie and his many friends. Visit and you’ll see tributes to Patsy Cline, Porter Wagoner, Dolly Parton, Faron Young, Mel Tillis, Webb Pierce, Marty Stuart, Connie Smith, Jeannie Seely and many other country music legends. The space also features Nashville’s largest souvenir store where you’ll find "one stop shopping" for all of your Nashville, Willie Nelson and country music related souvenirs.
This obscure alleyway is one of the top shopping destinations in Nashville thanks to its many eclectic shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants. Hidden amongst the new shiny buildings of downtown, The Arcade is a historic industrial building with large skylights overhead lending an outdoor feel, lined with shops and eateries. This shopping destination is quite popular during the lunch and early evening hours due to its proximity to the downtown business area, so plan your visit accordingly.
Country music is native to Nashville and Ernest Tubb Record Shop is safeguarding it. The store was opened by country music legend Ernest Tubb and sells a variety of vinly records as well as CDs featuring tracks from great country music artists. This place is a landmark in Nashville; it is vintage, it is classy and it is highly genuine. Even if you are not a Country music fan, a souvenir from here is a must. If you are a fan of classic Country music this will be your heaven. In addition to CDs and records, they have a huge selection of books hovering over the same theme.
Founded by Jack White of the White Stripes, Third Man Records is a record shop, photo studio and recording studio. Produced by the man himself, most records found in the shop are recorded and pressed locally. The shop has a cult-like following with customers driving from out of state for the records and novelties offered here. Discover new music and unheard of music at this must see Nashville record shop.
For a gift that's a little out of the ordinary, select one of the many New Age items from this metaphysical shop. Purchase tarot cards, minerals, books, candles and Wiccan accoutrements. Aromatherapy candles and oils help create a relaxing atmosphere in your home, and the selection of New Age music and sounds on CD provide hours of serenity. Also, attend classes and workshops in meditation, transcendentalism and psychic abilities, scheduled throughout the week.