From Blue Suede Shoes to Bobbleheads, Shop Everything Elvis

If you're looking for Elvis key chains, leather jackets, t-shirts, or even a bejeweled jumpsuit for your favorite Elvis tribute artist, then there's no better place than the stores of Graceland at which to shop. But if you want a real pair of blue suede shoes, a bottle of Jailhouse Rock Merlot, books detailing his life and death, chocolate guitars with his signature, then it's time to venture beyond Graceland.

Throughout Memphis, you'll find Elvis gifts where you least expect them. In Cooper-Young, you can hit me & mrs. jones - the studio and workshop of a painter of fine finishes who also has an Elvis connection. Stephanie Jones - a.k.a mrs. jones (lower case intentional) is the co-author of an Elvis travel app with yours truly. But she's an artist at heart, so a hand painted, stenciled, and waxed subway sign featuring all of Elvis's favorite places are for sale in her shop, along with her fabulously painted furniture. Then, there's the city's oldest confectioner - Dinsthul's, which creates scrumptious chocolate bars with the King's signature and likeness. Seriously, what could be more yummy than a dark chocolate bar with an Elvis wrapper?

From those unlikely spots to the local studios where he recorded, to a bookstore, his clothier, and beyond, our list of the best Elvis stores will have you rocking and rolling all over the city he loved.

Sun Studio is a tiny spot - but really, really big events in the history of music happened here. The most famous of all, of course, was Elvis Presley recording 'That's Alright, Mama' in 1954; within a year, he was a superstar and the Sun...  Read More

Booksellers at Laurelwood
Photo courtesy of Sally Walker Davies

The local bookstore lives on - and lives on in splendorous existence at the Booksellers. Locals still call it Davis-Kidd, as the store was formerly known before it was bought out by the staff in order to ensure its survival. This is the kind of...  Read More

A. Schwab Dry Goods Store
Photo courtesy of Kees Wielemaker (pedaal)

Located on historic Beale Street since 1876, this general store is a Memphis institution. Schwab's has changed hands over the years, but the employees and inventory seem to remain the same.The dusty and vast inventory includes everything from...  Read More

You never know what you'll find at the super-fun and super-funky Flashback,a vintage store that focuses on clothing, accessories and home decor - and that's what makes it so much fun. There's always a great selection of mid-century furniture...  Read More

Graceland Area

This is the only outlet (sometimes called Graceland Outlet, sometimes called Memphis Outlet) of all things officially Elvis sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises, and is full of officially licensed, past-season Elvis merchandise. ...  Read More

The totally talented Stephanie Jones set up shop in Cooper-Young, and talented DIY-ers across the region are celebrating. Jones, who shudders at the use of the word 'faux', notes that fine finishes are what her artistry is all about. She...  Read More

Stax is one of our favorite museums and must-hits in Memphis - and the gift store at this museum of American soul music is one of our favorite stores in town, too. In addition to all the greatest music from the label, Stax offers music-themed...  Read More

Dinstuhl's Fine Candy Company
Photo courtesy of James Davies

Dinstuhl's makes an official line of Elvis chocolate bars, chocolate albums, and CDs which you can buy in their store as well as at locations throughout the city. The 100-plus year old Dinstuhl's stores - there are three stores and a dozen...  Read More

We find it utterly ironic that a man who didn't drink has a line of wines named after him. You can buy Jailhouse Rock Merlot, King of Rock 'n' Roll Cabernet, Blue Suede Chardonnay and Blue Hawaii Riesling at Busters; we think they should have...  Read More

Lansky at the Peabody

Lansky Brothers fashions are a part of Memphis history, and their upscale designer clothing stores are a local fixture. While musicians like Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and B.B. King provided the sound of Memphis, Lansky Brothers provided...  Read More


Meet Sally Walker Davies

Sally Walker Davies is enchanted by Memphis' music, history, and characters. From the artsy South Main Historic District to the grittiness of her favorite live music clubs to the sophisticated...  More About Sally

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