Shopping in Nashville


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Since its founding in 1980, Sun & Ski Sports has remained true to its philosophy: “do a few things, but do them better than anybody else.” The shop stocks equipment in five categories of extreme and outdoor activities, including camping, skating, running, bicycling, and water and snow sports. It specializes in these to ensure its merchandise maintains a high standard of quality, and its employees are knowledgeable participants in the sports their department represents.

Bikers can drop off their steeds for tune-ups from certified mechanics who put all brands through the rigors of a 12-point inspection, checking chains and adjusting wobbly pedals and malfunctioning spoke-card motors. While waiting, curious eyes might linger on a North Face two-person tent, a Blackburn Airtower bicycle pump, or a vast selection of shoes from brands such as New Balance and Asics. Men and women can traipse nearly barefoot in the park with Vibram FiveFingers, which offer minimal structural encumbrances for a more natural stride, or cast their feet aside for the new-wheeled prowess that comes with a Fuji SL-1 LE Ultegra performance road bike.

501 Opry Mills Drive
Nashville,
TN
US

Steeped firmly in the community, the entirety of Thrift Smart's proceeds from its gently used apparel and housewares benefit local charities. The staffers rotate the varied inventory daily, stocking dresses, shoes, and men's and women's tops that are both fashionable and casual enough for glamorous grocery store runs. They also blanket their brightly lit aisles with a multihued miscellany of furniture and appliances and furnish shelves with books ranging from fiction to self-help.

Thrift Smart furthers its community involvement with help from a band of volunteers, who lend a hand sorting new items in the warehouse or lifting heavy furniture.

4890 Nolensville Pike
Nashville,
TN
US

What began in 1984 as a home business with a single phone has grown into a go-to source for women's apparel with retail stores across the country. Headquartered in Sandpoint, Idaho, Coldwater Creek curates a varied selection of elegant but comfortable clothing, ensuring closets stay stocked with more than just the relatives who only get pulled out around the holidays. You'll find everything from sweaters and jackets to jeans and dresses, as well as jewelry, handbags, and other extras for accessorizing new outfits. And if you can't make it to one of Coldwater Creek's physical locations, just head to the website to find the perfect cardigan, cashmere sweater, or pencil skirt.

2126 Abbott Martin Rd
Nashville,
TN
US

A cool blast of fruits (and veggies) is never far away at smoothie spot Nashville's Smoothie King. For conscientious eaters, Smoothie King has plenty fresh and healthy items on the menu.

Through their catering service, Smoothie King can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.

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The super-affordable fare at Smoothie King will definitely make your budget happy too — prices are almost always under $15. It's strictly cash-only at Smoothie King, so make a trip to the ATM first. The menu at Smoothie King includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner — stop by for your favorite meal.

2422 Elliston Pl
Nashville,
TN
US

Owner, buyer, and stylist Elizabeth Allen loves fashion. The store offers designer collections for women, luxury denim, fine boots and shoes, and handcrafted jewelry and gifts. Elizabeth Allen's team specializes in wardrobe styling and teaching customers what to wear and how to wear it with pointers on how to mix collections and invest in quality pieces. Shoppers can frequently find designers such as Ella Moss, French Connection, The Frye Company, Chaser, House of Harlow, Michael Stars, Splendid and Sanctuary in e. Allen.

312 11th Ave
Nashville,
TN
US

Some people love the scent of fresh-cut grass; others salivate at coffee's rich, earthy fragrance. But for a certain contingent of humanity, the smell of books beats out any other aroma. For those bibliophiles—and anyone else with an interest in classic literature, non-fiction, crafting books, and a slew of other texts—Book Attic should be a destination. In business since 1987, the shop is home to a rotating stock of more than 45,000 paperbacks, 25,000 hardcover titles, and 1,500 audio books.

2209 Gallatin Pike North
Nashville,
TN
US