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.
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.
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.
Located along Jefferson Street, Alkebu-Lan Images has been Nashville's best source of African-American gifts and books. You can find books by today's top authors and most other titles can be specially ordered. Besides a wide range of books, the store also has a chunk of jewelry, gifts, apparel and more. The store has original artwork and signed lithographs depicting positive messages for today's urban community. Empowerment is the major theme in everything sold here, from books to art to gifts. In December, the shop has a great selection of Kwanzaa cards and decorations. So stop by and you will be tempted to buy hoards of goodies!
The city of Nashville boasts a unique and singular character that sets it apart from the other cities and towns in the United States. One of the reasons for this distinction is that the city's neighborhoods and areas are rooted deep in history and heritage. The Hillsboro Village, located a few miles southwest of the downtown area, is one such neighborhood that contributes immensely to the city's charm. The neighborhood started as a streetcar suburb, and gradually establishments like theaters, shops, restaurants, bars and more started sprouting up, increasing its popularity as an entertainment spot in the city. The attractions here are best discovered by foot, as the neighborhood is one of the most pedestrian-friendly areas in the city. The Hillsboro Village is also the venue for a plethora of community events, so plan a trip here when visiting Nashville.
For nearly 40 years, this downtown store has offered the hottest urban styles in the city. Setting trends in both casual and tailored fashions, Sam's features designs from Boss, Nautica and other brands. There's something for everyone here, from classic looks in suits and sports coats to running and athletic gear, including a variety of sneakers and tennis shoes. Sports fans will love the extensive selection of jackets and hats with logos from favorite professional sports teams.
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.
Candy and peanuts, two American favorites, are in abundance at this little sweet shop. Located in Nashville's downtown Arcade, Peanut Shop satisfies the sweet tooth. Tins housing peanuts of all varieties make delicious gifts, as do popcorn and assorted nuts. Specialty items such as chocolate-covered peanuts and Jelly Belly brand jellybeans seduce the sweets lover in all of us. Pick up a bag of nuts and enjoy the friendly atmosphere of this neighborhood candy store.
As your stroll through 2nd Avenue North, the colorful displays at Rocket Fizz are sure to beckon you inside the store. This place is a candy store but more than anything else it is a walk down nostalgia ville. They carry selection of candies and sodas that you affectionately devoured during your childhood days. In addition, they have certain hard to find candies and odd sodas too; something like cucumber and buffalo wing soda makes its way to their racks. Fun collectibles and vintage posters will keep you intrigued throughout your lingering walk and when you leave you're sure to have a bag of loot with you.