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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 for music here. On the other hand, 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 shopping in Nashville!
The Best Places to Go Shopping in Nashville
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 boho chic looks at Vinnie Louise, southern prep at Draper James, Stoney Clover Lane, LoveShackFancy, Madewell, Marine Layer, and some great vintage at UAL. 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, Stuart Weitzman, Burberry, Gucci, Zara, and other stylish chains. When you’re done go grab lunch at the Cheesecake Factory, North Italia, or Cava.
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. I recommend going as soon as they open on a weekday to avoid the crowds.
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.
Go to Porter Rd. in East Nashville and there’s a strip of places with such good finds. Start at Whiskey Water and go to Apple & Oak, and all the other great shops. Once you’re done head to Rosepepper for some good Mexican!
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, Lucchese boots, Blush, Kittenish, Lulu Lemon, and eAllen. If you’re hungry chow down at the Burger Republic, Milk & Honey, Superica, or The Dutch. There are also some cool murals there to check out!
Located near the Green Hills Mall, the Hill Center is an outdoor shopping space. There you’ll find stores like Brandy Melville, 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!
5th & Broad
5th & Broad is the closest you’ll find this native to Broadway! You can shop at Sephora, Apple, Free People, Kendra Scott, Tecovas, and Hollie Ray, have fun experiences at Lip Lab, Dry House, and Studs, and eat in the Assembly Food Hall or local favorites like Slim & Husky’s or Hattie B’s.
Hillsboro Village is one of my favorite places to shop. You’ve got all unique boutiques like POSH, Dress Up, Native & Nomad, Revv, UAL, and Molly Green. 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!
The most famous street in Nashville is Broadway. That’s where you’ll find a lot of bars and live music.
I would say three days tops. There’s a lot to do if you stay longer, but most come here for the music. While you’re in town visit the Ryman Auditorium, Grand Ole Opry, and Country Music Hall of Fame.
Nashville is not very walkable and everything is spread out. Plan on bringing your own vehicle, renting a car or using rideshare apps to get around.