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.