Nashville is a prime destination for shoppers, along with foodies and aspiring country music stars. Whether you prefer a modern shopping mall, the chaos and unique finds of a flea market, or live for quaint shops set in historic buildings, you’ll find it here.

    Music City – the city's nickname – boasts an incredible range of shopping destinations, from the Fatherland District to Opry Mills, the downtown farmer’s market, and Plaza Mariachi Music City. From the Gulch to Downtown, East Nashville to 8th Avenue, every neighbourhood has a little something special to offer. Get ready to shop with our guide to the best places to go shopping in Nashville. 

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    Fatherland District

    Eclectic shopping on Fatherland Street

    • Shoppers

    Fatherland District in Nashville offers an eclectic collection of shops, art studios, entertainment venues, eateries, and more. There’s a little something for everyone here, with a focus on locally owned and locally made everything.

    Stroll the sidewalk and sample everything from gift shops to chocolates, hand-blended teas to antiques. There are home décor stores, clothing shops, and so much more to enjoy here, as well as some mixed-use spaces. Entertainment events are also held periodically, so make sure to check the schedule when planning your visit!

    Location: Fatherland St, Nashville, TN 37206, USA

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +1 615-227-8646

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    The Arcade Nashville

    Explore unique shops in a historic indoor setting

    • Shoppers
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    The Arcade in Nashville dates back to the turn of the 20th century. Designed as an Italian arcade, the facility has a long history in the city. Today, it’s home to a broad range of shopping options, ranging from art galleries to shoeshine shops. You’ll find over 23 food and drink options here, as well as numerous barbershops, hair salons, and boutiques.

    First Saturday Art Crawl is the event of choice here and takes place on the first Saturday of every month. This event centres on The Arcade, but extends throughout the entire city, with art galleries and studios hosting openings and receptions for you to explore and enjoy.

    Location: 65 Arcade Alley, Nashville, TN 37219, USA

    Open: Monday–Friday from 6 am to 6 pm, Saturday from 8 am to 5.30 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +1 615-248-6673

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    The Mall at Green Hills

    Elegant shopping in Nashville’s most affluent area

    • Shoppers

    The Mall at Green Hills opened in 1955 and has evolved over the years. Today, it offers 2 floors of elegant indoor shopping in the centre of Nashville’s most affluent neighbourhoods. The mall features some recognisable anchor stores, including Nordstrom, Macy’s, and Dillard’s.

    Within the mall, you’ll find dozens of other options, including Arhaus, Zara, Gap, Crate & Barrel, Gucci, North Italia, and Brooks Brothers to name just a few. You’ll also find plenty of dining options, ranging from Carrabba’s to Coco’s Italian Market and Chopt. Events are also held throughout the year, from Christmas celebrations to concerts.

    Location: 2126 Abbott Martin Rd, Nashville, TN 37215, USA

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm, Sunday from noon to 6 pm

    Phone: +1 615-298-5478

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    Opry Mills

    Explore 200 stores in an indoor shopping environment

    • Shoppers

    Housing 200 different stores, Opry Mills is one of the most popular indoor malls in Nashville and the surrounding area. It also features a Regal Cinema at one end, as well as Dave & Busters for family fun and entertainment. Anchor stores here include Bass Pro Shops, H&M, and Saks Fifth Avenue.

    After a day of fun and shopping, why not take in Madame Tussaud’s waxworks? Or you can dine at a broad range of eateries, including the Rainforest Café. The Grand Ole Opry is just several steps away, while the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Centre is within easy reach of Opry Mills.

    Location: 433 Opry Mills Dr, Nashville, TN 37214, USA

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm, Sunday from noon to 6 pm

    Phone: +1 615-514-1000

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    Nashville Flea Market

    Bargains on the Fairgrounds

    The Nashville Flea Market is a must-visit venue if you’re in town while it’s happening, which is just 3 days each month on the Nashville Fairgrounds. It ranks as one of the top flea markets in the United States and boasts up to 1,200 vendors from over 30 states during peak weekends. It’s also a historic event that has taken place since 1969.

    You’ll find almost anything you might want within this massive market. Furniture, clothing, handmade items, hand-me-downs, and timeless treasures all sit side by side. There’s also plenty to eat and drink on offer.  Parking is available for those bringing their RV, though it can fill up fast.

    Location: 500 Wedgewood Ave, Nashville, TN 37203, USA

    Open: Specific weekends each month

    Phone: +1 615-862-5016

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    Nashville Farmers’ Market

    Homegrown and handmade tastes and treasures

    The Nashville Farmers’ Market is a unique venue open daily to the public. You’ll find lots of locally grown produce, as well as meat, and other foods. Plus, there are tons of vendors offering homemade items and sundries, from soaps to leather goods.

    The market is broken into several defined areas. The Farm Sheds house over 150 different stalls, while The Market House features 20 local shops and restaurants. The Night Market is more of an event than an area and is held on the 3rd Friday of every month from 5 pm to 9 pm. It offers live music and chances to shop under the stars.

    Location: 900 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208, USA

    Open: Daily from 8 am to 4 pm

    Phone: +1 615-880-2001

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    8th Avenue Antique Mall

    Shop for anything from vintage furniture to finery

    • Shoppers

    Founded in 2001, the 8th Avenue Antique Mall has become a go-to destination in the city for those with a love for vintage, classic, and gently used items. The showroom covers over 8,000 sq ft and offers just about everything, from furniture and art to record players.

    The mall features dozens of vendors, but you’ll also find food and drink on offer. Parking is free, and the entire showroom is air-conditioned, which is a bonus when shopping during the heat of a Tennessee summer. This also makes a great jumping-off point for exploring the rest of the 8th Avenue neighbourhood.

    Location: 2015 8th Avenue S, Nashville, TN 37204, USA

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday from noon to 5 pm

    Phone: +1 615-279-9922

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    Plaza Mariachi Music City

    Mariachi music, dining, and more in a festive location

    • Families
    • Shoppers

    Plaza Mariachi Music City is the go-to destination for anyone who loves Mexican music, food, and culture. Located just a 10-minute drive from Nashville’s historic downtown area, it combines music, food, entertainment and shopping in a single location.

    Live mariachi music is the event du jour here, which takes place every evening. There are also acrobatic performances, dance, and an arcade for the kids and young at heart. Explore a range of shops featuring authentic Mexican, Central, and South American goods, dine on Mexican or Mediterranean fare, and indulge yourself at the onsite beauty salon.

    Location: 3955 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211, USA

    Open: Tuesday–Thursday from 11 am to 9 pm, Friday–Saturday from 11 am to midnight, Sunday from 11 am to 8 pm (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +1 615-373-9292

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    The DISTRICT

    Come shop THE neighborhood in Nashville

    • Shoppers

    The DISTRICT is a collection of neighbourhoods rather than a single shopping venue. Originally the city’s red-light district, it now offers an incomparable range of art, entertainment, dining and, of course, shopping. It includes Broadway, 2nd Avenue/Riverfront, and Printers Alley.

    Enjoy shopping with local retailers like Betty Boots, step into Ernest Tubb Records, buy yourself a new hat at Goorin Bros., or spring for a gift at Riverfront Gifts. There are dozens of shops to explore, with more being added all the time as the city continues to reinvent itself and revitalise the entire downtown sector.

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    Music Valley Village

    From coffee to dinner theatre in one location

    • Shoppers

    Music Valley Village is an open-air shopping centre located in the heart of Music Valley where you’ll find the Grand Ole Opry, Opryland, and other prime Nashville attractions. The shopping here is eclectic and unique, to say the least.

    The centre’s 2 anchors are the Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theatre and the Texas Troubadour Theatre. However, you’ll also find Music Valley Antiques, the Tacky Turtle (which offers everything from vintage home décor to boutique items), and Nashville Coffees here. Jae’s Gem Mine, Trail Wests, Gray Line Tours, and Dashwood Nashville round out the offerings.

    Location: 2416 Music Valley Drive, Nashville, TN 37214, USA

    Phone: +1 615-883-5555

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    Valerie Mellema | Contributing Writer

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