This teeny vintage spot specializing in gently worn cowboy boots is the perfect place for your “when in Nashville” purchase. Our pick: a red ’70s pair—though some white-fringed Dolly Parton–esque ones were seriously tempting. 1108 Woodland St., 615-281-9447, goodbuygirlsnashville.com
The shopping scene (cowboy boot stores, indie record shops, antiques) in Tennessee's capital rivals its music.
Shopping this rambling East Nashville Victorian-turned–antiques shop is like exploring Grandma’s frozen-in-time house. 1110 Woodland St., 615-226-5300
Nashville sees its fair share of cowboy boots, Western jackets and gallon hats. But just a couple blocks away from the country bars on Lower Broadway, Tennessee’s capitol has an emerging fashion scene that’s nudging its way into the spotlight. From vintage scores in East Nashville to designer fashion on-the-cheap in the West End, here are our picks of the city’s best-kept secrets.
This comprehensive beauty-goods emporium takes its design cues from the supermarket, with products (from Bliss, Philip B, Nars, Smashbox, and Caudalie) displayed on rolling bread-rack-style shelves and atop industrial stainless steel tables.
Down in the suburb of Murfreesboro, this music shop/printmaker/recording studio is located in an old Methodist church. The main attraction is an assortment of colorful, under-$20 concert posters, all custom-designed and silk-screened on-site for bands ranging from Wilco to Nada Surf.
Situated in an iron-balconied brick town house, this boutique has a romantic Southern charm. It offers up feminine garments from names including Rebecca Taylor, Saja, and Plenty by Tracy Reese. 2222 12th Ave. S, 615-469-0513
Holly Williams has made a wildly successful venture into retail with this Belle Époque—influenced shop, stocked with streamlined, urban labels like Daryl K and Rick Owens. The Hill Center, 4027 Hillsboro Pike, Ste. 703, 615-760-5701