Blame the ubiquitous hum of country music (guitar-wielding singers are everywhere, from airport bars to downtown street corners), but we fell hard for this Southern capital's rugged denim spots, indie record stores and—yep—vintage cowboy-boot dealers.
There isn’t a Barneys or Bergdorfs in Nashville, but Holly Williams—daughter of music legend Hank Jr.—fills the void with her two-story shop, which offers a department-store-style range of J Brand jeans, Rick Owens leather jackets and Clare Vivier clutches.
Two DIY-minded girlfriends—one restores ’50s armchairs, the other turns antique coins into pendant necklaces—launched this store for homemade creations, vintage housewares, and witty cards. In 2013, they expanded to a 2,500 square foot space and did what any sensible people would do: covered every inch of the floor in gold glitter.
Shopping this rambling East Nashville Victorian-turned–antiques shop is like exploring Grandma’s frozen-in-time house—if Grandma had saved all the right retro things (’70s ceramic lamps, ’50s board games, ’60s wrought-iron patio chairs).
1110 Woodland St., 615-226-5300
Riding the food-truck wave, this new boutique sells hip gifty items (Seraphine pyrite chokers, Seamless clutches) out of a converted UPS-style truck.
Check Facebook for location, 407-497-4631, thetrunknashville.com