A Guide to Nashville's Shopping Districts

Navigate Nashville’s go-to shopping districts with this handy guide, perfect for fashion mavens, dapper gents and everyone in between.

Nashville certainly does live up to its reputation as a fashion hot spot—stylish locals strut around the city as if it’s their personal catwalk, dressed to the nines thanks to the city’s impressive array of shops. Navigate Music City’s go-to shopping districts with this handy guide, perfect for fashion mavens, dapper gents and everyone in between.

The Mall at Green Hills, Nashville, TN

Green Hills

Green Hills is home to some of Nashville’s most desirable residences and one of the city’s most revered music destinations, The Bluebird Café. But this gorgeous area is perhaps best known for its vast and diverse shopping options. Couture stores, charming boutiques and fine art galleries speckle the chic neighborhood—or you can opt for the luxe one-stop shop that is The Mall at Green Hills, which features high-end designer stores like Tiffany & Co. and Louis Vuitton anchored by massive retailers like Dillard’s, Macy’s and Nordstrom.

12South

This once-blighted area has gone through a major renaissance thanks to the young entrepreneurs and creative professionals setting up shop in modern, new spaces. Now, stylish boutiques, beautifully restored homes, charming coffee shops and a wide array of dining options are within walking distance of each other. Shop for custom-made jeans at Imogene + Willie, stylish menswear with rock-and-roll edge at The Label, or home goods and modern knick knacks at Cadeau.

Antique Archaeology, Nashville, TN

Marathon Village

This auto plant-turned-shopping district is home to shops, studios, workspaces, restaurants, breweries, ice cream shops and much more. Now filled with quaint designs and artisan products, the sprawling brick structure manages to hark on its industrial history while channeling the warmth of its creative occupants. Shops include Antique Archaeology (featured in HISTORY’s “American Pickers”), Island Cowgirl Jewelry, Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, Marathon Music Works and much more.

Hillsboro Village

Located near Vanderbilt and Belmont universities, this quaint Nashville neighborhood features a collection of shops, boutiques and restaurants perfect for a day’s stroll. Start your day with a cup of joe at Fido, Nashville’s anti-Starbucks; or at the Pancake Pantry—people line up the street for this Nashville institution’s mouthwatering pancakes. Then, shop the day away at Pangaea, a fun and funky place to get great garb; A Thousand Faces, home to great gifts; and Posh Boutique, with a wide selection of the latest styles.

Opry Mills, Nashville, TN

Opryland

Located on the east side of Nashville, this is where you’ll find the Grand Ole Opry House, the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Opry Mills shopping center. Opry Mills is Tennessee’s largest outlet, value retail shopping, dining and entertainment destination—that means you have over 200 stores to peruse, including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, J. Crew Factory, H&M, NIKE Factory House, LEGO and more. That gives “shop ‘til you drop” a whole new meaning. If you have any energy left after your shop-hopping spree, check out the Regal Cinema 20 with an IMAX Theater and Dave & Buster’s, which are both onsite.

Navigating Nashville Shopping

Michelle Khouri
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