Where to Shop in Nashville
Fanny's House of Music
We've rounded up some of the best of where to shop in Nashville. When it's time to channel your inner Stevie Nicks, head for this music and clothing store that features posters of vintage rockers, such as Joan Jett, Heart, and Fanny's All Girl Band. But the main draw are the Luna, Fender, and other makes of acoustic guitars and handmade ukuleles, as well as a small but well-chosen collection of men's and women's vintage clothes.
1101 Holly Street
Old Made Good (OMG)
True to its name, this boutique hosted in a bungalow sells vintage clothes and repurposed items such as burlap coffee bags transformed into re-covered armchairs by the shop's creative owners, Kate Mills and Ashley Sheehan.
1304 McGavock Pike
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
We followed the aroma of freshly griddled waffle cones to Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, a cool Ohio-based concept that just opened here. The ice cream is made from the milk of grass-fed cows and relies on seasonal fruit and other top-quality ingredients, resulting in a line out the door.
1892 Eastland Ave.
The Hip Zipper
We popped into East Nashville to check out the new arrivals at this funky vintage boutique. Amanda Watkins of Miss Willie Brown claims they have an awesome jean selection, along with super-rad accessories, great belts, and vintage clutches and wallets.
1008 Forrest Avenue
Imogene + Willie
A house of blue jeans in the 12South 'hood, Imogene + Willie is the fashion talk of the town. Carrie and Matt Eddmenson opened the shop in 2009, and they‘ve been selling the store's heritage style to musicians like Brooks and Dunn, Matt Wertz, and Kings of Leon ever since. Matt and Carrie's custom denim line is measured and sewn on-site in a throwback gas station. "Nashville digs the not-trying-hard look," Matt says.
2601 12th Avenue South
Hatch Show Print
Lots of cities have neon, but only Nashville has Hatch Show Print. Started in 1879, the iconic concert promoters still hand-set orders and work on 60-year-old letterpresses. Musicians consider Hatch posters a rite of passage. You can visit the Broadway shop and buy the best $15 trip gift ever.
The four square blocks of Hillsboro Village nestle snugly between Vanderbilt and Belmont. Get happily lost among jewelry troves, posh boutiques, a leather goods shop, a cutlery, and an artisan bazaar. Pancake Pantry and Fido Coffeehouse make for delicious pit stops as well. And don't miss Nashville's Smallest Art Gallery, a 30-inch, solar-panel-rigged display case next to Peabody Shoe Repair.
Katy K's Ranch Dressing
If there were a Shopping Hall of Fame, we'd nominate Katy K's Ranch Dressing, a rhinestone cowgirl-meets-Bettie Page shop with ridiculously fabulous ensembles of petticoats, boots, and flashy cowboy hats. It's one of the terrific finds in 12South, an up-and-coming area where many of the businesses are owned by female entrepreneurs.
2407 12th Avenue South
Garden Park Antiques
Nashville designer Keith Merry has a talent for turning trash into treasure, and his custom-made furniture and home accessories fill his Garden Park Antiques. Located off the Briley Parkway just west of downtown, Keith’s sprawling 4,000-square-foot gallery is filled with hundreds of architectural, garden, and lighting antiques and one-of-a-kind creations. Stop by, and you may be lucky enough to see Keith or one of his assistants transforming a piece of discarded metal into a lamp, table, or chair.
7121 Cockrill Bend Boulevard