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Shoppers will be delighted with the specialty shops and marketplaces scattered around Knoxville. Join in the "Keep Knoxville Scruffy" campaign by buying local. For souvenirs and gifts, Nothing Too Fancy offers a variety of t-shirts with various Knoxville slogans on them, while Earth to Old City has a collection of soaps, stylish lamps, and trinkets. Bliss boutique has a large selection of locally-designed clothes and home decor items.
There are several stores that gather wares from numerous vendors, including Nostalgia, a vintage collection for authentic, used items, or the Southern Market combines more than 40 original stores for plenty of shopping opportunities.
Knoxville is also home to several outdoor markets, including the Market Square Farmers Market, and the the Oak Ridge Farmers Market, two great places to pick up discounted fruits, vegetables, and artisan crafts, cheeses, and meats from local farmers and craftsman.
Mast General Store is an old-fashioned shopping hub selling everything from toys and candy to sports and camping equipment. This iconic store has become a "must see" and has established itself throughout Tennessee and North Carolina.
Book stores and music stores are becoming a rarity in the internet age, but Union Ave Books and Disk Exchange are two thriving stores worth a visit.
Here are some top picks for shopping in Knoxville.