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.
Hailed as one of the trendiest Nashville boutiques, H. Audrey is owned by the granddaughter of Hank Williams Jr., Holly Williams. Singer and songwriter in her own right, Holly has curated her chic shop to contain the likes of popular designers such as Rag & Bone, Rick Owens, Helmut Lang, Azrouel and many more. Gorgeous frocks sit beneath rare Beatles portraits, gilded floor length mirrors and lacquered shelves. Even celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Faith Hill, Kelly Clarkson and Jessica Simpson have taken notice of this chic and trendy boutique.
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.
Operating in a former gas station, Imogene & Willie specializes in custom-fitted denim products. The friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you pick the best jeans cut for your body type and tailor it to give you the ideal fit. They offer a variety of pants cuts to suit every taste. In addition to their denim selection, Imogene & Willie also offers boots.
Boot Country, as the name suggests is a boutique store in downtown, Nashville delighting enthusiastic shoppers with creative designs of boots. The place has a vast selection of boots for men as well as women and these range from classic styles, cowboy boots to more fun designs. Though they propagate themselves over the proposition of 'buy one get two free', the quality of their boots is impeccable. If you are fond of boots and visiting Nashville, a browse through this unique store is highly recommended, chances are you will leave the place with more than a few pairs.
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.
Goo Goo Cluster Shop is a well established candy shop and bakery that first opened in Downtown Nshaville in the year 1912. This candy store has been churning out their trademark deliciously indulgent Goo Goo Clusters, made with milk chocolate, marshmallow nougat, peanuts and caramel, The Supreme clusters made with pecan instead of peanuts and a variety of other delights like the Rocky Roadkill Goo Goo and the Chocolate Goo Goo Chip Cookie Bars. Stop by here to indulge your sweet tooth and pick up some of their merchandise.
This trendy store features something for everyone and is quite popular with the locals. Here, you can find fashion wear for men and women, musical instruments, gift items, home decor and much more with the central theme being music. Often, it hosts live music concerts at its on-site store. Check website for more details.
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.
This popular antique shops chain owned by famous antique picker and television celebrity, Mike Wolfe is a trove of treasures. The Antique Archaeology shop features unique merchandise including lights, tees, phone cases and so forth. For more details about the products, check website.