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When you come to Nashville you’re usually here for the music. From the Ryman to the Grand Ole Opry, you live music here. Or you come to Nashville for a bachelor(ette) party and spend your weekend hitting up the honkey tonks on Broadway and try not to fall off the Pedal Taverns. However, if you’re like me, I love to shop on vacay. I like to find unique pieces at local boutiques that embody the city I’m visiting. So today I’m sharing a few of the best places to go shop in Nashville!
12 South – This street hosts coffee shops, great restaurants, and amazing shopping. I recommend walking this street. There’s paid parking and street parking. Check out denim at Imogene + Willie, the amazing handbags at Ceri Hoover, boho chic looks at Vinnie Louise, southern prep at Draper James, and some great vintage at Savant. When you’re done grab a coffee at Frothy Monkey, a 100 Layer Donut at Five Daughters Bakery, pizza at Mafiaoza’s or tacos at Bartaco.
Green Hills Mall – If you like luxury fashion then head to Green Hills. You’ll find Tennessee’s only Nordstrom as well as stores like Free People (where I snagged this purple top), Stuart Weitzman, Burberry, Madewell and other stylish chains. When you’re done go grab lunch at the Cheesecake Factory or Panera Bread.
Opry Mills – Nashville’s famous outlet mall! It’s a little crazy here but if you’re looking for a good deal Opry Mills is the place to go. Outlets include Kate Spade, Coach, Cole Haan, J. Crew as well as affordable stores like H&M and Forever 21. There’s also a movie theatre and a ton of restaurants.
Germantown – This is one of Nashville’s hippest, most up and coming neighborhoods. You’ll find unique boutiques like Abednego, Wilder, Pieces, and Alexis & Bolt. You’ll also find cute coffee shops like Barista Parlor and Steadfast Coffee. If you’re hungry stop and eat at the Germantown Cafe, Monell’s, 312 Pizza, Henrietta Red and City House. Also, stop and get your nails done at Poppy & Monroe.
East Nashville – Go to Porter Rd. in East Nashville and there’s a strip of places with such good finds. Start at Amelia Styles and go to Apple & Oak, DCXV, Vinnie Louise, Lucaya, and Pony Show. Once you’re done head to Rosepepper for some good Mexican!
The Gulch – So close to downtown Nashville, the Gulch is a ‘the’ place to be! Start your shopping at Two Old Hippies and go to Urban Outfitters, Frye, Lucchese boots, Blush, Loft and eAllen. If you’re hungry chow down at Little Octopus or Burger Republic. There are also some cool murals there to check out!
Hill Center – Located near the Green Hills Mall, the Hill Center is an outdoor shopping space. There you’ll find stores like Billy Reid, Pottery Barn, Lulu Lemon, Kendra Scott and Anthropologie. You’ll also find local gems like H. Audrey, Posh, and Hemline. There aren’t a lot of places to eat but if you love Zoe’s Kitchen or Pei Wei, you’ll be just fine!
Hillsboro Village – Hillsboro Village is one of my favorite places to shop. You’ve got all unique boutiques like Scout & Molly’s, Dress Up, Native & Nomad, Revv, UAL, and The Impeccable Pig. You can also grab a coffee at Fido’s or Revelator, eat at the Grilled Cheeserie or get ice cream at Jeni’s. You can also watch independent movies at the Belcourt!