Nashville

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It’s easy to spend a day shopping the city’s mega-malls, easy for a music aficionado to lose an afternoon rummaging through records or a clothing connoisseur to while away the hours trying on western outfits. Let’s put it this way – Nashville is a tough town to leave without a souvenir in tow.

Shopping in Nashville

Alegria Gifts

For gifts to either take home or enjoy while visiting Music City, visit Alegria. This bright, colorful store tucked away from the tourist beat in East Nashville carries handcrafted leather goods, clothing, and jewelry handmade by local Nashville artists.

1108 Woodland Street, TN, 615-227-8566, alegriagifts.com/
Tags: shopping | local favorite | jewelry | clothing

Grimey’s New & Preloved Music

This popular record store located next door to The Basement lounge also sells vintage and modern concert posters. Owner Grimes is a pro when it comes to discovering talent – his New Faces series helped launch Kings of Leon and Marc Broussard.

1604 8th Ave. S., TN, 615-254-4801, www.grimeys.com
Tags: shopping | live entertainment | vintage

Gruhn Guitars

Let the expert staff help you pick out a classic guitar, bass, or banjo in this 3,000-square-foot showroom.

400 Broadway, TN, 615-256-2033, www.gruhn.com
Tags: shopping | smart splurge | live entertainment | vintage

Hatch Show Print

A letterpress print shop that’s been in business since 1879, this establishment has hand printed all of the Ryman’s collectible show posters. Now a store and gallery as well, you can buy vintage posters (like a late-1960s Johnny Cash print for $14) as arty souvenirs.

316 Broadway, TN, 615-256-2805, www.hatchshowprint.com
Tags: shopping | historic | trendy | gallery

Katy K’s Ranch Dressing

The glitzy western shirts, hats, belts, and boots for men, women, and kids at this vintage store can make anyone feel like a star.

2407 12th Ave. South, TN, 615-297-4242, www.katyk.com
Tags: family | shopping | boutique

Manuel Exclusive Clothier

See where country music stars like Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris got their flashy, rhinestone-covered outfits.

1922 Broadway, TN, 615-321-5444
Tags: shopping | expensive | boutique | celebrity hangout

Opry Mills

Bargain lovers can hunt for deals at these outlet stores for designers such as Reebok, Gap, and Guess, then catch dinner and a movie here.

433 Opry Mills Dr., TN, 615-514-1000, www.oprymills.com
Tags: shopping | designer

Pangaea

A lively, cluttered collection of decorative lamps, unusual toys, handcrafted jewelry, imported folk art, and fun clothing greets visitors to this gift shop near West End.

1721 21st Ave. S., TN, 615-269-9665, www.pangaeanashville.com
Tags: shopping | souvenirs | vintage

The Great Escape

Don't be surprised if you spend more time and money than expected at this addictive store with all kinds of records and CDs, comic books, and zany bumper stickers.

1925 Broadway, TN, 615-327-0646, www.thegreatescapeonline.com
Tags: shopping | records

Venus and Mars – The Showroom

Model Karen Elson's clothing store offers vintage duds for men and women. The wife of rocker Jack White, of the White Stripes, Elson counts musicians Ryan Adams, Wilco, and Kings of Leon among her clientele. Set inside a charming 1940s bungalow, the boutique is packed with vintage clothing, jewelry, and unique gift items.

2009 Belmont Blvd., TN, 615-915-4846, www.venusandmarsvintage.com
Tags: shopping | trendy | clothing | vintage

Woodland Wine Merchant

Woodland Wine Merchant sells well-priced, small-production vino. Owner Will Motley’s passion for wine is evidenced through his excellent bottle selection and personalized attention to detail. The staff here goes so far as to leave hand-written notes about each vintage, so that customers can refer to personal recommendations while making their selections.

1001 Woodland St., TN, 615-228-3311, www.woodlandwinemerchant.com
Tags: shopping | trendy | wine | affordable

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