Nashville Shopping Guide

Via Runway

Lined with gated estates and equestrian ranches, the Belle Meade area is the poshest in the city. It's also the site of Nashville's most oddly located retail experiment, an old department store turned edgy mall. Its standout attraction is Via Runway, a stellar resource for highly regarded labels like Ports 1961, Chloé, and Y & Kei, plus picks from Superfine and Ksubi.
6000 Hwy. 100, Ste. 108, 615-353-9988, viarunway.com

The Perfect Pair

When it came to naming their enterprise, Casey Stribling and Whitney Dunn decided to reference both their longtime friendship and collective mission: offering on-trend footwear and bags adaptable to city or country. There's a mix of the traditional (Old Gringo cowboy boots) and the modern (Pedro Garcia satin flats, Costume National heels, Charlott Vasberg totes).
2209 Bandywood Dr., Ste. I, 615-385-7247

Hud Luxe

Hud Hudson—whose mom, Jamie Stream, is the force behind celebrated Nashville boutique Jamie—launched this spot in early 2006. The store is dedicated to high-end tees and denim, plus glam jewelry and Western-influenced accessories.
2203 Bandywood Dr., 615-298-7474

Hemline

Established a decade ago in New Orleans, this chainlet's most alluring outpost is in Nashville, with double-height ceilings and dramatic black chandeliers. Look for affordable items with broad appeal, like Farylrobin knee-high boots and Freedom of Choice sailor-style jeans.
The Hill Center, 4025 Hillsboro Pike, Ste. 504, 615-298-9215

Habit

With its whitewashed floors and barn-like loft, Habit has a welcoming, countrified feel. It's brimming with everyday-wearable pieces rendered in luxe fabrics, such as Uluru cashmere tunics, ultra-soft jersey Lewis Cho dresses, and elaborately tailored Nicholas K fleece jackets.
2209 Bandywood Dr., 615-292-9399

Off The Beaten Path, But Not to be Missed

OFF THE BEATEN PATH, BUT NOT TO BE MISSED IF YOU WANT TO GET AWAY FROM STRIP MALLS AND CHECK OUT SOME GREAT LOCALLY OWNED SHOPS, STOP HERE FIRST.

Off Fifth-Saks Fifth Avenue

We were astounded by the selection at this Off 5th. Examples of the incredible bargains: Katayone Adeli jeans at the superclearance price of $38, and a Fendi baguette for $199. We could go on and tell you about the stellar deals on Marc by Marc Jacobs, but unfortunately there's not enough space.
Opry Mills Mall, 247 Opry Mills Dr., 615-514-3500
Products: Women's Clothing, Shoes, Bags, Jewelry, Beauty
Type of Store: Designer Discount

Southern Thrift

Local secondhand scavengers love this thrift shop for its great deals. The prices are right—the average tag was $2 on our visit—which means it's easy to score a pile of quality used goods for pocket change. We left with a retro silk blouse for $1 and a flight bag for $3.
5010 Charlotte Pike, 615-292-1807
Products: Women's Clothing, Vintage, Shoes, Bags, Jewelry, Beauty
Type of Store: Fair/Flea Market

Curious Heart Emporium

Near the Tennessee State Fairgrounds (don't miss the flea market there on the fourth weekend of every month), this gift shop is a worthwhile destination not only because it has a seven-foot-tall spaceship on display in the front yard, but also for its ample selection of well-priced knickknacks. Look for boomerang-shaped plates with mod designs ($25) and strings of paper lights ($15).
2832 Bransford Ave., 615-298-7756, curiousheartemporium.com for more information

Products: Jewelry, Decorative/Lighting, Outdoor, Tabletop, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique

Katy K Designs Ranch Dressing

Part vintage store, part '50s kitsch shop, this winding bungalow encourages serious browsing. Wander around and discover sexy bandanna-print skirts by owner Katy K ($90), and belt buckles with hokey sayings like pig farmers bring home the bacon ($15). Ask to see the closet of old rhinestone-heavy suits by the original Western designer, Nudie ($1,000 and up).
2407 12th Ave. S, 615-297-4242, katyk.com for more information

Products: Denim, Women's Clothing, Shoes, Jewelry, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique
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