More than just a raucous town filled with country music venues and Southern hospitality, Nashville features some great spots to shop for everything from designer jeans to specialty gifts. Here are a few of our favorite stops:
Located on a walkable shopping street known as 12 South, Reese Witherspoon's Draper James flagship is filled with Southern-inspired attire, including colorful sundresses, stylish handbags and girly homeware. The store seeps Southern charm, the staff even offers shoppers complimentary sweet tea. 2608 12th Avenue South, Nashville; 651-997-3601; www.draperjames.com.
White's Mercantile, owned by Hank Williams Jr's daughter, is a charming modern-day general store, stocked with clothes, toys, home décor and paper goods. It's a place for impulse shopping and picking up souvenirs or gifts for your friends and family at home. 2908 12th Avenue South, Nashville; 615-780-5379; www.whitesmercantile.com
Opened by White Stripes' front man Jack White in 2009, Third Man Records is an homage to classic vinyl record stores. The tiny shop even includes a direct-to-acetate recording studio. 623 7th Avenue South, Nashville; 651-891-4393; www.thirdmanrecords.com
Looking for the perfect pair of designer jeans? Stop in at Imogene & Willie, located in an old-fashioned gas station in the 12the Avenue South neighborhood. The first shop for this line's timeless fashions, the stylish boutique features jeans and other casual attire for both men and women. 2601 12th Avenue South, Nashville; 615-292-5005; www.imogeneandwillie.com