The East Side houses some of the city's most unique shops
It seems many of the city's grittiest entrepreneurs have all congregated on one side of the Cumberland. East Nashville has its own, very distinct personality and that is readily reflected in the independently-owned boutiques, shops and stores found around the Five Points and beyond. Shiny new items can be found anywhere, but on the East Side it is all about that special find that can't be found in multiples. Over at the 1108 Shops at Woodland, many of the best shops can be found in one cluster. From the local-authors and their goods at East Side Story to the finely-curated vintage clothing at OMG and Hip Zipper to the tunes... Read more »
Music and fashion combine in the most amazing way in this house of wonders.
Local Expert Tip: "From new music gear to stylish vintage wear, Fanny's epitomizes Music City under one roof."
Two enterprising women, tons of vintage mashups and gifts for days - what's not to love?
Local Expert Tip: "Go if only to see the Indigogo-funded glitter floor."
All vintage, with one of the best jean selections around if you have time to try.
Local Expert Tip: "Accessories abound, with new items on the shelves pretty much daily."
The shop leaves vintage to its neighbors, but still does unusual and unique just right.
Local Expert Tip: "Check regularly to see if there are any classes going on in the Hen House upstairs."
- Type: Gift Stores, Jewelry Stores, Shoes and Accessories, Specialty Shops
- Neighborhood: East Nashville
After 10 years in the neighborhood, this gift shop still shines.
Local Expert Tip: "Stand out by commissioning one-of-a-kind sandals."
- Type: Clothing Stores
A mix of vintage and contemporary for women, their partner store Hello Boys takes care of the men.
Local Expert Tip: "Turn to them for affordable and authentic cowboy boots."
Get inspired by area authors at this all-local shop.
Local Expert Tip: "Sign kids up for their "Book Me" program, an update on the classic Pizza Hut program that encourages reading."
You'll always find something you totally forgot you needed at Fond Object.
Local Expert Tip: "Be prepared to spend some serious time flashbacking to all the good times while going through the inventory."
Family-owned and operated since 2003, Specs offers a three-year warranty on all frames.
Local Expert Tip: "They only offer Crizal anti-reflective lenses when they couldn't find less costly alternatives without sacrificing quality."
The Green Wagon embraces the local community as well as the global one by offering items that service both.
Local Expert Tip: "Shop Wednesdays so part of your dollars support area non-profits."
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