Creativity reigns supreme in Nashville. With classic venues to hear live music almost on every corner, this is the city where artists come to get noticed.
But Nashville’s talent pool goes far beyond the music scene.
Trendy folks with a great eye for fashion and style have been opening up shops and boutiques in some of Music City’s older neighborhoods over the last few years. From high-end denim and lifestyle brand Imogene + Willie on Nashville’s south side to a fresh take on the old-fashioned general store at Hey Rooster in Gallatin, there’s something about this place that draws the creative types – and that’s something we all can be thankful for.
7 Trendy Shops You Should Visit in Nashville
Don’t blink or you might miss this little shop at 1106 Gallatin Avenue. The Hey Rooster General Store is full of trendy, homemade finds by local artists and craftsmen. It’s a great place to find unique gifts you won’t see anywhere else.
When Carrie and Matt Edmonson transformed an old gas station into a denim boutique on 12th Avenue a few years back, they sparked a creative renaissance in this part of town. Other shops and restaurants have since opened on the now-busy street making this the place to be and be seen in Nashville. Imogene + Willie’s inventory has also grown over the years to include handcrafted accessories and home goods.
Left your fringe shirt back at home? Need an outfit with rhinestones just like the Opry stars wear? You’ll find it at Katy K’s Ranch Dressing at 2407 12th Avenue South, just down the street from Imogene + Willie. Katy K is an authentic western wear store where you’ll find everything from rockabilly to kitsch to pinup. Even if sequins and cowboy attire aren’t your thing, this shop is an institution in Nashville and worth a visit just to look around and see the memorabilia on the walls.
For a more irreverent take on vintage and home design, be sure to visit Kate and Ashley over at Old Made Good. These ladies have a great eye, and the ability to take anything old and make it good again.
For fans of American Pickers on the History Channel, Antique Archaeology’s Nashville location is chock full of items that will look familiar. Mike Wolfe and his team carefully stock the showroom in the old Marathon Factory with a selection of finds from the television series and plenty of pieces you’ve never seen before.
Who doesn’t love good type? Hatch Show Print has been making posters in their own bold distinctive style since 1879. Fans of graphic design, or anyone curious about how an old-fashioned letterpress works, need to visit this Nashville institution.
While Ernest Tubb Record Shops have been around for decades in Nashville, they deserve to be on this list because vinyl right now is trendy with the hipster crowd. If you visit the famous location downtown near the Ryman Auditorium, be sure to go all the way to the back and have your picture taken with one of the many celebrity cutouts!