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Nashville is slowly climbing to the top of everybody's vacation list (and if it's not on top of yours, we've got a few reasons it should be). Heralded as the Vegas of the South, the birthplace of country music is a growing city full of a new generation of movers, shakers, and makers. You may be spending your nights listening to some of the best musicians in the country, but don't miss out on the amazing vintage shops, boutiques stocked with local designers, and, of course, killer record stores this town has to offer. From old standbys to new storefronts, here's your guide to all things buyable in Music City.

This story was originally published June 9th, 2016 and has since been updated.

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1. Wilder

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1212 4th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 679-0008
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Walking into Wilder feels like stepping into someone’s home (if that someone has impeccable style). Run by native New Yorkers Ivy and Josh Elrod, this lifestyle boutique carries everything from furniture to art, jewelry, and apothecary goods by designers like Isaac Nichols, Electra Eggleston, Areaware, and Pamela Love. Make sure to take a look at the calendar in case you can catch one of the ultra-chic art openings, film screenings, or dance parties hosted here. Also look out for the forthcoming concept shop Wilder Etudes, opening in April 2017.

2. Hey Rooster General Store

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1106 Gallatin Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
Owned by Nashville native Courtney Webb, Hey Rooster is a modern take on the southern country store, offering well-designed products for the home alongside goodies like artisanal jams and chocolate. If you’re lucky, you may be able to catch one of Webb’s amazing pop-up shops, which typically feature local clothing brands and vintage collections.
Photo: Justin Chesney

3. Grimey's New & Preloved Music

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1604 8th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 254-4801
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One of the best record stores in town, Grimey’s is a must-shop for any music nerd visiting Nashville. From new releases to reissues to pre-loved vinyl, you could easily browse these crates for days. After you shop, head downstairs to the Basement, Grimey’s on-site venue. (And for even more records, check out The Groove in East Nashville.)
Photo: Grimey's

4. White's Mercantile

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2908 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN
(615) 750-5379
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Located in a converted gas station, White’s Mercantile is southern charm at its chicest. Store owner Holly Williams (daughter of Hank Williams, Jr.) personally selects the shop's inventory, which ranges from Nashville-made Thistle Farm apothecary to one-of-a-kind Moroccan rugs and locally designed jewelry.

5. Old Made Good

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3701B Gallatin Pike
Nashville, TN 37216
(615) 432-2882
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The original East Nashville cool-girl store has been around since before East Nashville was the place to be. Filled to the brim with handmade and vintage homewares and art, you’ll definitely leave this place with a new treasure. Make sure to browse owner Ashley Sheehan’s signature Naughty Needlepoints while you're there.
Photo: Justin Chesney

6. High Class Hillbilly

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4604 Gallatin Pike
Nashville, TN 37216
(615) 840-7328
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This vintage clothing shop for men and women (owned by nouveau cowgirl Nikki Lane) has an inventory that will make any fashion-forward person squeal. Shop here for old-school southern favorites, including vintage tees, well-worn cowboy boots, and fringe for days.

7. Pre to Post Modern

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2110 8th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 292-1958
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This Nashville staple can be a little problematic for furniture buffs from out of town — but you could always cancel your return ticket and drive a U-Haul home! Though the clothing selection is equally extensive, mid-century modern furniture is where this shop excels.

8. Moto Moda

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521 Gallatin Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 319-4301
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Even if you don’t own a Harley, it’s still a good idea to pony up to Moto Moda. The shop specializes in both new and vintage motorcycle gear but has a great selection of men's and women’s clothing, too. Pick up some of the locally made leather goods to complete your look, and when you're done, stop by Sisters of Nature next store to browse some ethically made clothing.
Photo: Justin Chesney

9. Third Man Records

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630 7th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 891-4393
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The storefront for Jack White’s record label not only stocks its own collection of limited edition vinyl, but also includes a booth where you can record your own song directly to wax. If you check out a show at the on-site venue, make sure to pick up the specially pressed vinyl of the performance for a piece of music history you’ll treasure forever.

10. Two Son

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918 Main St
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 678-4953
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Opened in late 2015, this clothing and home store is a welcome addition to Nashville’s burgeoning fashion scene. The airy boutique’s selection of modern apparel brands (like Jesse Kamm and Ryan Roche) and covetable home goods will excite anyone with minimalist taste.
Photo: Two Son

11. Emil Erwin

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904 Buchanan St
Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 750-2735
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Run by Emil and Leslie Congdon, Emil Erwin puts out handmade bags, wallets, and other small leather goods. The minimalist style of the shop (as well as the goods sold there) and shapes like bucket bags and foldover totes keep it all feeling very of-the-moment. You’ll definitely leave this place with a keepsake.

12. Imogene + Willie

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2601 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 292-5005
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Housed in an old service station, this stellar shop for American-made denim also has an outpost in Portland, OR, but the vibes are all Nashville. In addition to jeans for men and women, husband-and-wife team Matt and Carrie Eddmonsen stock the boutique with one-of-a-kind vintage tees, textiles, and jewelry.
Photo: Justin Chesney

13. Black Shag Vintage

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1220 Gallatin Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 947-5994
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Housed in a renovated fire station, this spot could easily have been named the Vintage Band Tee Emporium, as that's far and away the shop's specialty. Store proprietor Tommy Delaney has been collecting rock memorabilia for a long time and, after running a successful Etsy page, opened a storefront in East Nashville last year. In addition to the band tees, expect vintage vinyl, leather jackets, boots, buttons, and more.
Photo: Black Shag Vintage

14. Nisolo

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1803 9th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 953-1087
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Don't expect cowboy boots at this leather goods shop; head here instead for soft, elegant, handmade leather shoes, handbags, and accessories for men and women. Ethically made using a direct factory-to-store model (think Everlane), the shop has cut out the middleman so that you can pick up some beautifully crafted pieces for a much lower price than you'd normally pay.
Photo: Nisolo

15. Salemtown Board Company

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1003 Buchanan St
Nashville, TN 37208
The brothers behind Salemtown Board Co. make their own skateboards in-house and have a halfpipe outside where you can work on your tricks (if you have any, that is). Not only are the boards awesome, but the shop makes a point of hiring young people from the neighborhood to provide job training and foster a sense of community in North Nashville.
Photo: Salemtown Board Co.

16. Kidd Epps Art Shop

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906 Buchanan St
Nashville, TN 37208
(931) 933-0992
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Settled in the newly minted Buchanan Arts District (also home to Emil Erwin), the handmade goods in this homewares store and fabrication studio are well worth the shipping cost. The timeless pieces range from large-scale wooden furniture to industrial-style tabletop lamps to handsome walnut hangers; note the studio is only open by appointment.
Photo: Kidd Epps Art Shop

17. Arcade

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2106 Acklen Ave
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 928-7660
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Though you may not generally be inclined to spend a ton of time at a kids store, Arcade is going to change that. This spot is chock-full of adorable children's clothes and whimsical toys that could easily be mistaken for pieces of art. Whether you have a child or not, this spot is worth a visit.
Photo: Arcade

18. Ceri Hoover

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2905 12th Ave S Apt 105
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 200-0991
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While working as an interior designer, Ceri Hoover realized that folded over, the pillows she made were actually great clutches, and thus an excellent brand was born. Whether or not you’re already familiar with Hoover’s exquisite line of Nashville-made shoes and bags (carried by Anthropologie, among other stores), make sure to head to the flagship store in Nashville’s 12 South District.
Photo: Ceri Hoover

1. Wilder

1212 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208
Walking into Wilder feels like stepping into someone’s home (if that someone has impeccable style). Run by native New Yorkers Ivy and Josh Elrod, this lifestyle boutique carries everything from furniture to art, jewelry, and apothecary goods by designers like Isaac Nichols, Electra Eggleston, Areaware, and Pamela Love. Make sure to take a look at the calendar in case you can catch one of the ultra-chic art openings, film screenings, or dance parties hosted here. Also look out for the forthcoming concept shop Wilder Etudes, opening in April 2017.
1212 4th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208

2. Hey Rooster General Store

1106 Gallatin Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
Photo: Justin Chesney
Owned by Nashville native Courtney Webb, Hey Rooster is a modern take on the southern country store, offering well-designed products for the home alongside goodies like artisanal jams and chocolate. If you’re lucky, you may be able to catch one of Webb’s amazing pop-up shops, which typically feature local clothing brands and vintage collections.
1106 Gallatin Ave
Nashville, TN 37206

3. Grimey's New & Preloved Music

1604 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
Photo: Grimey's
One of the best record stores in town, Grimey’s is a must-shop for any music nerd visiting Nashville. From new releases to reissues to pre-loved vinyl, you could easily browse these crates for days. After you shop, head downstairs to the Basement, Grimey’s on-site venue. (And for even more records, check out The Groove in East Nashville.)
1604 8th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203

4. White's Mercantile

2908 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN
Located in a converted gas station, White’s Mercantile is southern charm at its chicest. Store owner Holly Williams (daughter of Hank Williams, Jr.) personally selects the shop's inventory, which ranges from Nashville-made Thistle Farm apothecary to one-of-a-kind Moroccan rugs and locally designed jewelry.
2908 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN

5. Old Made Good

3701B Gallatin Pike, Nashville, TN 37216
Photo: Justin Chesney
The original East Nashville cool-girl store has been around since before East Nashville was the place to be. Filled to the brim with handmade and vintage homewares and art, you’ll definitely leave this place with a new treasure. Make sure to browse owner Ashley Sheehan’s signature Naughty Needlepoints while you're there.
3701B Gallatin Pike
Nashville, TN 37216

6. High Class Hillbilly

4604 Gallatin Pike, Nashville, TN 37216
This vintage clothing shop for men and women (owned by nouveau cowgirl Nikki Lane) has an inventory that will make any fashion-forward person squeal. Shop here for old-school southern favorites, including vintage tees, well-worn cowboy boots, and fringe for days.
4604 Gallatin Pike
Nashville, TN 37216

7. Pre to Post Modern

2110 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204
This Nashville staple can be a little problematic for furniture buffs from out of town — but you could always cancel your return ticket and drive a U-Haul home! Though the clothing selection is equally extensive, mid-century modern furniture is where this shop excels.
2110 8th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37204

8. Moto Moda

521 Gallatin Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
Photo: Justin Chesney
Even if you don’t own a Harley, it’s still a good idea to pony up to Moto Moda. The shop specializes in both new and vintage motorcycle gear but has a great selection of men's and women’s clothing, too. Pick up some of the locally made leather goods to complete your look, and when you're done, stop by Sisters of Nature next store to browse some ethically made clothing.
521 Gallatin Ave
Nashville, TN 37206

9. Third Man Records

630 7th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
The storefront for Jack White’s record label not only stocks its own collection of limited edition vinyl, but also includes a booth where you can record your own song directly to wax. If you check out a show at the on-site venue, make sure to pick up the specially pressed vinyl of the performance for a piece of music history you’ll treasure forever.
630 7th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203

10. Two Son

918 Main St, Nashville, TN 37206
Photo: Two Son
Opened in late 2015, this clothing and home store is a welcome addition to Nashville’s burgeoning fashion scene. The airy boutique’s selection of modern apparel brands (like Jesse Kamm and Ryan Roche) and covetable home goods will excite anyone with minimalist taste.
918 Main St
Nashville, TN 37206

11. Emil Erwin

904 Buchanan St, Nashville, TN 37208
Run by Emil and Leslie Congdon, Emil Erwin puts out handmade bags, wallets, and other small leather goods. The minimalist style of the shop (as well as the goods sold there) and shapes like bucket bags and foldover totes keep it all feeling very of-the-moment. You’ll definitely leave this place with a keepsake.
904 Buchanan St
Nashville, TN 37208

12. Imogene + Willie

2601 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204
Photo: Justin Chesney
Housed in an old service station, this stellar shop for American-made denim also has an outpost in Portland, OR, but the vibes are all Nashville. In addition to jeans for men and women, husband-and-wife team Matt and Carrie Eddmonsen stock the boutique with one-of-a-kind vintage tees, textiles, and jewelry.
2601 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37204

13. Black Shag Vintage

1220 Gallatin Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
Photo: Black Shag Vintage
Housed in a renovated fire station, this spot could easily have been named the Vintage Band Tee Emporium, as that's far and away the shop's specialty. Store proprietor Tommy Delaney has been collecting rock memorabilia for a long time and, after running a successful Etsy page, opened a storefront in East Nashville last year. In addition to the band tees, expect vintage vinyl, leather jackets, boots, buttons, and more.
1220 Gallatin Ave
Nashville, TN 37206

14. Nisolo

1803 9th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208
Photo: Nisolo
Don't expect cowboy boots at this leather goods shop; head here instead for soft, elegant, handmade leather shoes, handbags, and accessories for men and women. Ethically made using a direct factory-to-store model (think Everlane), the shop has cut out the middleman so that you can pick up some beautifully crafted pieces for a much lower price than you'd normally pay.
1803 9th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208

15. Salemtown Board Company

1003 Buchanan St, Nashville, TN 37208
Photo: Salemtown Board Co.
The brothers behind Salemtown Board Co. make their own skateboards in-house and have a halfpipe outside where you can work on your tricks (if you have any, that is). Not only are the boards awesome, but the shop makes a point of hiring young people from the neighborhood to provide job training and foster a sense of community in North Nashville.
1003 Buchanan St
Nashville, TN 37208

16. Kidd Epps Art Shop

906 Buchanan St, Nashville, TN 37208
Photo: Kidd Epps Art Shop
Settled in the newly minted Buchanan Arts District (also home to Emil Erwin), the handmade goods in this homewares store and fabrication studio are well worth the shipping cost. The timeless pieces range from large-scale wooden furniture to industrial-style tabletop lamps to handsome walnut hangers; note the studio is only open by appointment.
906 Buchanan St
Nashville, TN 37208

17. Arcade

2106 Acklen Ave, Nashville, TN 37212
Photo: Arcade
Though you may not generally be inclined to spend a ton of time at a kids store, Arcade is going to change that. This spot is chock-full of adorable children's clothes and whimsical toys that could easily be mistaken for pieces of art. Whether you have a child or not, this spot is worth a visit.
2106 Acklen Ave
Nashville, TN 37212

18. Ceri Hoover

2905 12th Ave S Apt 105, Nashville, TN 37204
Photo: Ceri Hoover
While working as an interior designer, Ceri Hoover realized that folded over, the pillows she made were actually great clutches, and thus an excellent brand was born. Whether or not you’re already familiar with Hoover’s exquisite line of Nashville-made shoes and bags (carried by Anthropologie, among other stores), make sure to head to the flagship store in Nashville’s 12 South District.
2905 12th Ave S Apt 105
Nashville, TN 37204