The Best Shopping Neighborhoods in Nashville

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There’s no designated shopping district in Nashville, but certain neighborhoods have a better-than-average selection of retail offerings. From department stores to small boutiques, we have your shopping needs covered! Here is Nashville Guru’s guide to the best shopping neighborhoods in Music City.

The Best Shopping Neighborhoods in Nashville

Green Hills

Green Hills has a ton of great stores which is why its always pretty busy. 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, Zara, Free People, 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.

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Hillsboro Village

If you’re looking for a new outfit, you’ll have great luck in Hillsboro Village. Boutiques in this ever-changing neighborhood include J.Marie (women’s clothing), Posh (men’s and women’s clothing), Impeccable Pig (women’s clothing), NASH Collection, and Molly Green (women’s clothing). Don’t overlook UAL (designer liquidator), which sells designer inventory at up to 90% off.

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12 South

12 South is 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 Draper James (women’s clothing and decor). A ton of national shops have joined the 12 South lineup as well including Madewell, Vuori, Marine Layer, Paige Denim, La Vie Style House, LoveShackFancy, Gorjana, KREWE, Rag & Bone, Stoney Clover, and so many more. Lastly, if you’re into vintage items and clothing, Savant Vintage (vintage shop) is a must-visit in this neighborhood.

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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), The Golden Slipper (home and gifts), Nisolo (handmade shoes and accessories), The Dress Theory (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.


East Nashville

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).

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While the Downtown neighborhood is most known for food, drinks, and live music, there are also great shopping options. Most of the shops can be found at Fifth + Broadway, a mixed-use building that features 30+ restaurants, shops, residential apartments, and office space. Popular stores include ARIAT (men’s and women’s footwear/apparel), Levi’s (men’s and women’s clothing), Nike (men’s and women’s activewear), Free People (women’s clothing), and Sephora (cosmetics). If you’re wanting to purchase some Nashville gear, stop by The Nash Collection (men’s and women’s clothing).

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The Gulch

If you’re wanting to shop local boutiques and big-name stores you should head to the Gulch. This neighborhood might seem 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.

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West Nashville

West Nashville is a widespread neighborhood made up of smaller areas like Sylvan Park and The Nations. Start your shopping excursion in Sylvan Park and stop by Elle Gray (women’s clothing) and Import Flowers (flower shop). Next, head to L&L Market, an upscale indoor shopping center located on Charlotte Pike, that includes Judith Bright (jewelry store), Amelia’s Flower Shop (flower shop), and Made in TN (gift shop). In addition to L&L Market, The Nations also has ABLE (women’s clothing) and This-N-That Thrift Shop (thrift store). 

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