Best Shopping Spots

Posted by Parks Marketing on Monday, October 23rd, 2023 at 11:00am.

Middle Tennessee shopping is booming, with new hyper-local boutiques thriving alongside international chains. Whether you want to experience the classic Americana mall or indulge in high-end luxury shopping, our picks for the best shopping spots in Middle TN have your next retail therapy destination decided. 

Tanger Outlets
4060 Cane Ridge Pkwy | Antioch

Tanger Outlets is Middle Tennessee’s newest outlet center, offering more than 60 shops. The Antioch neighborhood in Nashville finally has a sprawling shopping experience to call their own, and this beautiful open-air spot has generated quite a buzz! 

Come shop Coach, Ralph Lauren, Ariat, Pottery Barn, ZWILLING J.A. Henckels, Banana Republic, Levi’s, Joe’s Jeans, Fossil, Vera Bradley, Nike, and more.

Fifth + Broadway
5036 Broadway | Nashville

Since its opening in 2021, Fifth + Broadway has become a Nashville mainstay for diverse dining options, upscale shopping, hyper-local boutiques, live music, and its outstanding museum. This walkable oasis is a haven from the bustle of Broadway, offering indoor and outdoor seating anytime you’re ready to drop from your shopping adventures!

Experience this multi-level, mixed-use space as you explore Apple, Nike, Free People, Ray-Ban, Levi’s, Carhartt, Molly Green, and more!

The Factory at Franklin
230 Franklin Rd | Franklin

Once a Depression-Era factory, this hopping gathering space now hosts the Franklin Farmers Market on Saturday Mornings, presents live entertainment at the Mockingbird Theater, and offers shoppers the opportunity to choose Tennessee creators first. Jewelry, clothing, floral arrangements, handmade beard and body care, art, and fresh cronuts are just a few of the delightful offerings this boutique shopping center has cultivated, making this a must-see destination for locals and visitors to Franklin alike. 

The Mall at Green Hills
2126 Abbott Martin Rd | Nashville

The Mall at Green Hills is luxury itself, designed to cater to refined sensibilities with the budget to match. Shop Abercrombie & Fitch, Abercrombie Kids, Aerie, American Eagle Outfitters, Apple, Burberry, Breitling, Chanel, Crate & Barrel, Dolce & Gabbana, Free People, Gucci, Kate Spade, Louis Vuitton, Madewell, Nordstrom, Saint Laurent, Sephora, The North Face, and White House Black Market. 

The Mall at Green Hills is spacious, attached to a three-story parking garage, and is rarely crowded. If you are seeking an upscale getaway gem right here in Nashville, look no further. 

The Avenue Murfreesboro
2615 Medical Center Pkwy | Murfreesboro

Just 30 minutes from downtown Nashville, this beautiful, park-like outdoor shopping center is home to more than 85 shopping and dining spots, including Aerie, American Eagle Outfitters, Lululemon, H&M, Hollister, Barnes & Noble, Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse, Kirklands, Chico’s, and Apricot Lane Boutique. 

Visit to enjoy a long walk, enjoy seasonal decorations, grab a bite to eat, or accomplish every shopping goal in one fell swoop. There’s no wrong way to enjoy The Avenue!

Five Points Alley Shops
1108 Woodland St | Nashville

Five Points Alley Shops is home to shops for gifts, clothing, art, and more located in East Nashville. Locally owned and independent shops are this destination’s crowning gems, among which Defunct Books, Tertiary Sight, Riveter, Fairytailes Bookstore, Meliora Movement, The Goodbury GIrls, and Alegria are only a few of the offerings that make this a must-visit retail center. 

The Streets of Indian Lake
300 Indian Lake Blvd | Hendersonville

The Streets of Indian Lake occupy an entirely charming square in Hendersonville. This slice of Americana feels like an escape from the mundane despite offering chain shopping spots like Barnes and Noble, Bath and Body Works, Chico’s, Regal Cinemas, Talbots, Sunglass Hut, and Lane Bryant alongside local Giggles & Glam Salon and more. 

This shopping center continues to expand, and parking is competitive. However, once you’re parked, you’ll have pedestrian access to the entire center, including the outstanding movie theater. 

Opry Mills
433 Opry Mills Dr | Nashville

This internationally famous shopping outlet is the single largest in Tennessee, proudly offering more than 200 shops and many full-service and fast-food dining options. Shop Polo Ralph Lauren, Kate Spade, Vera Bradley Outlet, H&M, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Sephora, Nike Factory Store, and so much more! Arrive early and dedicate the entire day if you plan to see it all, and make time to eat at The Cheesecake Factory, Aquarium Restaurant, Saltgrass Steakhouse, or a grab-and-go spot like Panda Express. 

If entertainment is on your agenda, you can catch a movie, try your hand at The Escape Game, compete in the Great Big Game Show, collect tickets at Dave & Busters, and of course, Madame Tussauds is not to be missed.

CoolSprings Galleria
1800 Galleria Blvd | Franklin

CoolSprings Galleria is an indoor shopping mall located between Franklin and Brentwood just 15 miles south of Nashville. A community fixture since 1991, more than 150 shops can be explored here, including JCPenney, American Girl, Ulta Beauty, The Candy Craze, Macy’s, Dillards, and Forever 21. Ideal for families, upscale solo shopping, long walks, or relaxing in the many community gathering spots, the nostalgia evoked by this traditional American mall will light up the reward centers of your brain. 

Hill Center Green Hills
4015 Hillsboro Pike | Nashville

Hill Center Green Hills is one of Nashville’s more upscale shopping centers, combining high-end boutiques, organic and local dining, an enormous Whole Foods, and beloved chains like Anthropologie, Lululemon, West Elm, Pottery Barn, Bonobos, Allen Edmonds, and more.

Multiple parking decks and wide walkways will make your day easier but be warned that you’ll want to linger for hours over the gorgeous goods, art, clothing, and accessories available at Hill Center Green Hills.

The Takeaway

The holiday shopping season is here, and Middle Tennessee has a truly astounding collection of shopping centers offering every category of gifts, handmade artisan goods, luxury finds, and accessories imaginable. We hope to see you out in the community this fall and winter because shopping online can’t hold a candle to the gorgeous shopping destinations our region boasts.

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