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 and local music found at Fond Object and Fanny's House of Music, there is no argument that East Nashville has a style all its own. With buzzy dining destinations, innovative galleries and a sense of neighborhood camaraderie that could rival any others in town, East Nashville and its residents have decided to do things their own way, on their own terms. And what shoppers have gotten is an abundance of locally-designed jewelry, an eclectic collection of cassette tapes and racks of well-chosen vintage. They are certainly doing something right.



The Green Wagon's main goal is to make living sustainably convenient for their East Nashville neighbors, and their neighbors are glad they do. All of their products - from edible to cleaning care - are held up to a rigorous set of standards...  Read More



Independent and locally owned, Specs took up residence in East Nashville after some time in Green Hills. Now located in Five Points, they sell high quality ophthalmic eyeglass frames, prescription lenses and sunglasses with or without...  Read More



This record store and arts collective that dabbles in vinyl, cassette, VHS, CDs and DVDs while also offering a selection of vintage furniture, custom clothing and jewelry items. However, it is the tunes that rule, and the selection of music is...  Read More



East Side Story has quite a story of its own. In 2012, writer Chuck Beard entered his idea for what would become East Side Story into a nationwide idea contest titled Launch that was put together by Nashville's own Proof Branding Solutions. ...  Read More



Goodbuy Girls is the place to discover vintage treasures and contemporary outfits on a budget. Since their opening in February of 2010 the owners, Tanya Montana Coe and Kimberly Davison, have dressed hundreds of customers who they lovingly refer...  Read More



The epitome of all things local and cozily situated in East Nashville, Alegria offers jewelry, handbags, candles, soaps, clothing and a slew of other pretty pieces and accessories. This shop is more than ideal for picking up a gift, and while...  Read More



Nashville native Courtney Webb is the shop owner, and she designs and makes a line of jewelry and accessories that has been in boutiques and museum shops across the country, including The Museum of Arts and Design. Of course, not East...  Read More



Open since 1999, The Hip Zipper is a pioneer in the neighborhood, and in fact, is considered to be one of the city's oldest all-vintage clothing shops. Owner Trisha Brantley sells only the good stuff, and fans come back more and more because the...  Read More



If magpies were able to secure a loan, they might open a place like Old Made Good, known around these parts as OMG. A little bit country, a little bit rock n' roll, OMG embodies everything East Nashville is all about right now - creativity and...  Read More



You'll notice right away, Fanny's House of Music is not your "normal" music store. With the belief that playing and buying an instrument should be an easy and comfortable experience, Fanny's carries all kinds of music and instruments in a simple...  Read More


Meet Hollie Deese

Hollie Deese is a Nashville-based writer who has spent the past 10 years falling in love with the sights, sounds and flavors of Music City. Hollie has 15 years experience as a writer and...  More About Hollie