Shopping in Nashville

Jessica Quirk, from the fashion blog WhatIWore, traveled to Music City on a road trip from Atlanta. Here are her picks for the best local shopping. See more photos and posts on her blog.

While Nashville is traditionally known as Music City, it’s also an amazing place to shop.  I focused on locally owned businesses and vintage stores and was very impressed with the variety and quality of these Nashville boutiques.  Here are my favorites:

imogene + willie

If you’re looking to invest in a pair of jeans made to last a lifetime, imogene + willie is an absolute must.  Housed in a converted garage in the South 12th Street neighborhood of Nashville, you’ll find made in the USA denim and a carefully curated selection accessories and housewares.  An expert member of the staff works with you one on one to determine the silhouette, size and wash for the perfect pair of jeans.  Bonus points for a friendly employees and a very cool vibe.

2601 12th Ave S  Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 292-5005

Savant Vintage

Rumor has it that Savant Vintage has one of the largest collection of vintage couture in the country including Lanvin and Pucci dresses from the 1960s and 1970s.  If you’re in the market for a vintage Diane von Furstenburg wrap dress, you’ll have a nice variety to choose from as well.  From 1950s cotton sundresses to disco caftans, this spot is a vintage lover’s dream. 

2302 12th Ave S  Nashville, TN 37204 
615) 385-0856

Katy K’s

For vintage and new western style apparel, drop by Katy Ks.  You’ll find both men’s and women’s vintage cowboy boots, plaid shirts as well as cute mini new versions for the kiddos.  There’s also a nice selection of retro and pinup style dresses as well. 

2407 12th Ave S  Nashville, TN 37204

(615) 297-4242

The Hip Zipper

Another Nashville vintage store at the top of my list is The Hip Zipper.  You’ll see everything from shoes, to hats to gloves and purses plus racks and racks of vintage dresses and shirts for both men and women.  Prices are incredibly reasonable and very well marked.  I walked away with a lovely late 1940s frock for under $40! 

1008 Forrest Ave  Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 228-1942

While small in size (around 100 square feet!), Hello, Boys has a great offering of men’s vintage pieces like neckties, tie clips, plaid shirts and boots. It’s a perfect place to pick up a little gift for the guy in your life! 

1108 Woodland St. Unit H
Nashville, TN 37206
Finally, you can’t miss Local Honey, located in Nashville’s Hillsboro neighborhood.  The selection includes men’s and women’s vintage, re-sale and local designers. I spent more time on the men’s side of the store shopping for my husband and loved the well laid out and bright space.  Upstairs you’ll find a sewing school and a salon is in the works.  Be sure to grab a coffee drink next door at Bongo Java after your visit! 
2009 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, TN