There’s no designated shopping district in Nashville, but certain neighborhoods have a better-than-average selection of retail offerings. From department stores to tiny boutiques, here’s where to go for a satisfying shopping spree in Music City.
The Best Shopping Neighborhoods in Nashville
Maybe Green Hills is always so busy because there are so many great stores! The first obvious stop is the popular Mall at Green Hills, which houses necessities like an Apple Store, Crate & Barrel, Nordstrom, and popular brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Kate Spade, Madewell, Coach, and Burberry, all under one roof. For a more boutique shopping experience, the nearby Hill Center offers up Hemline (women’s clothing), Posh (women’s clothing), White’s Mercantile (modern general store), and H. Audrey (women’s clothing)—plus decor destinations Pottery Barn (furniture and decor store) and West Elm (furniture and decor store). And while you’re in the area, you might as well stock up on groceries at either Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s. Still, have energy? A visit to Parnassus (indie bookstore), across from the mall, never disappoints.
If you’re looking for a new outfit, you’ll likely find it somewhere in Hillsboro Village. Boutiques in this ever-changing neighborhood include Posh (men’s and women’s clothing), Revv (women’s clothing), Impeccable Pig (women’s clothing), and Molly Green (women’s clothing). Don’t overlook UAL (designer liquidator), which sells designer inventory at up to 90% off.
12 South is rapidly growing as a hub for local specialty makers, like the iconic Imogene + Willie (men’s and women’s clothing), and Judith Bright (jewelry shop). Curated boutiques along this bustling strip include Hero (women’s clothing), Emerson Grace (women’s clothing), MODA (women’s clothing), Vinnie Louise (women’s clothing), and Reese Witherspoon’s sweetly Southern Draper James (women’s clothing and decor). Some national shops have joined the 12 South lineup as well including Outdoor Voices (athletic attire), Madewell (men’s and women’s clothing), and Marine Layer (men’s and women’s clothing). Lastly, if you’re into vintage items and clothing, Savant Vintage (vintage shop) is a must-visit in this neighborhood.
In addition to being a hotbed for award-winning restaurants, Germantown has a thriving indie retail scene. Make sure to check out Abednego (women’s clothing), Nisolo (handmade shoes and accessories), White Dresses (wedding dress shop), and Bits & Pieces (antique boutique). FYI: the Nashville Farmers’ Market, stocked with produce, plants, flowers, and more, isn’t far from here.
Upon entering East Nashville, make a beeline for the Fatherland District—this is where you’ll find The Shoppes on Fatherland, which includes Longevity (activewear), Gift Horse (gifts and knickknacks), Abode Mercantile (bath products), and Rusty Rats (funky antiques). You can also find several vintage shops in East Nashville such as Old Made Good (repurposed and vintage items), Anaconda Vintage (vintage clothing), and Fanny’s House of Music (instruments and vintage clothing). At the Shops at Porter East, you will find Apple and Oak (home goods) and DIRTY LIVIN’ (women’s clothing). If you are looking for some statement pieces to add to your wardrobe we recommend checking out Any Old Iron (men’s and women’s clothing).
If you’re wanting to shop local boutiques and big-name stores you should head to the Gulch. This neighborhood might be small but is filled with some of the best shopping. For a more local shopping experience check out Blush (women’s clothing), Parish (women’s clothing), e.Allen (women’s clothing), and Lucchese Boot Company (high-end boots). Some national shops joined the Gulch neighborhood as well including Parachute Home (home decor),
Urban Outfitters (men’s and women’s clothing), and Patagonia (men’s and women’s clothing). Make sure you stop by Kittenish (women’s clothing) which is owned by Jessie James Decker and Uncommon James (women’s jewelry) which is owned by Kristin Cavallari.
West Nashville is a widespread neighborhood made up of smaller areas like Sylvan Park and The Nations. Start off your shopping excursion in Sylvan Park and stop by Elle Gray (women’s clothing), OAK Nashville (home decor), and Import Flowers (flower shop). Next, head to L&L Market, an upscale indoor shopping center located on Charlotte Pike, that includes Happily Grey (women’s clothing & home decor), Savory & Spice (spice shop), Amelia’s Flower Shop (flower shop), Daphne (home decor), Imago Dei (women’s clothing), and Made in TN (gift shop). In addition to L&L Market, The Nations also has ABLE (women’s clothing) and Project 615 (philanthropic t-shirt & apparel company).