Middle Tennessee offers a bounty of independent boutiques for the discerning shopper. Whether you’re shopping for home goods, clothing, items for baby, birthday gifts, jewelry, or just a delicious bar of small-batch chocolate, there’s a boutique near you that has just what you’re looking for. 

Today, the team at Parks is sharing our top picks for Middle Tennessee’s best local boutiques. Each shop mentioned below is locally-owned, independent, and beloved by locals and visitors alike. Grab your bags and your wallet, and let’s go shopping!

Apple & Oak
Nashville, TN

In addition to their generous philanthropic efforts in Tennessee, Apple & Oak is known for being Nashville’s destination for impeccable, vintage Turkish rugs. Rug rentals are available for your wedding, photo shoot, music video, concerts, and picnics. You can also purchase a vintage rug or brand-new rug.  

However, rugs are merely the beginning of their vast inventory of handmade and unique items. Look up to shop lighting, look around to shop furniture, and browse the floor to shop greeting cards, mugs, shatterproof poolside drinkware, crystals, candy, candles, wrapping paper, bags, enameled pins, temporary tattoos, and pop culture stickers.  

On the first Sunday of each month, Apple & Oak joins more than a dozen other local vendors in a collaborative presentation of goods, grub, and music. Families and dogs are welcome! Stop by 701-801 Porter Rd, 37206 to visit the First Sunday Market event.

Franklin, TN 

In 2008, owner Rebecca Davis launched a jewelry line called Mimi & Dottie. Soon thereafter, JONDIE followed, and with, Ms. Davis expanded her offerings to include clothing, accessories, beauty items, and gifts—though hand-selected jewelry remains a shop staple. 

Multiple shipments of cutting-edge fashion pieces arrive weekly, so you are guaranteed to find something new every time you visit JONDIE. If you would like assistance with styling your selections, speak to an associate! The team specializes in individualized recommendations designed to maximize the impact of each item for their clients.

Alexis + Bolt
Nashville, TN 

Alexis + Bolt is an eclectic, selectively curated boutique nestled within the historic Germantown district. Shop their thoughtful blend of trendy, high-end, and affordable pieces - including clothing for both men and women, candles, home décor, books, gifts, mugs, bags, home bar goods, and specialty dog gifts. 

While their inventory can be shopped online, it is worth visiting the shop in-person to enjoy the full impact of their displays. 

Their friendly, outgoing staff will welcome you, and will always be delighted to assist you throughout your shopping experiences. Be sure to say hi to Charlie, the boutique’s adorable shop dog!

In Bloom Boutique
Murfreesboro, TN 

In Bloom specializes in curating wearable, accessible clothing for women of all shapes and sizes at affordable price points. In addition to their clothing selections, In Bloom stocks lingerie, loungewear, and shoes.  

Because they are on a mission to transform the shopping experience for the women of Murfreesboro, In Bloom’s warm and welcoming staff will always be available to assist you. You can trust the team to select the most flattering outfits for every occasion—from foundation garments to accessories. Whether you’re shopping for work, casual wear, or a beautiful date night outfit, you can enter this boutique feeling clueless, and leave in possession of a smart, custom-styled ensemble.

Nashville, TN

If you’ve been taking any amount of interest in fashion over the last decade, you’ve no doubt noticed that athleisure has gained astronomical popularity that has only accelerated during the year we’ve spent at home. 

Interested in expanding or creating your collection of style-conscious athleisure? We wholeheartedly recommend Crue, Nashville’s premium athleisure boutique. Located in the busy 12South neighborhood, Crue is stocked with owner Lauren’s personal selections. 

Crue’s owner is beloved for her friendliness and attention to detail. Once you’ve begun shopping here, Lauren will take note of the types of items you prefer, which means she’ll be able to pull recommendations that are tailored to your preferences. 

While this shop specializes in athleisure and buttery-soft sweats, Crue also offers lingerie, hats, bags, seasonally available outerwear, mugs, candles, and small gifts. 

Sassy and Brassy
Gallatin, TN 

Sassy and Brassy has captured the hearts of Gallatin’s shoppers with their dedication to the community and excellent selection of unique home goods, bags, shoes, accessories, and clothing for kids, teens, and women—ranging from pint to plus-sized! If you’d like an opinion on the outfits that bring out your best features, don’t hesitate to ask; the team thrives on helping each and every client look beautiful.

If you’re local, Sassy and Brassy will even deliver your selections right to your door. Click the link above to visit their Facebook page; discounts and live broadcasts are posted frequently.

The Perfect Pair
Nashville, TN 

Inspired by her love of fashion and travel, owner Whitney Dunn Daniel has stocked her boutique with unique, hand-selected shoes, clothing, jewelry, sunglasses, candles, bath and body products, and fragrances.

While you’ll find everything a Nashville resident needs at The Perfect Pair, the meticulously curated collection here means you will never feel overwhelmed by piles of inventory. 

Additionally, whether you are looking for a single accessory, a new favorite outfit, or a complete wardrobe overhaul, Whitney will be at your side to serve as your keen-eyed fashion guru.

Lily Jane
Columbia, TN 

Since it opened in 2008, Lily Jane has been dedicated to bringing beautiful, thoughtful fashion selections to Columbia, TN. Today, they are proud to offer women’s clothing, sleepwear, loungewear, jewelry, accessories, bags, socks, shoes, bath and body products, fragrances, candles, gifts and apparel for babies and toddlers, an extensive array of books, mugs, chocolate and candies, home goods, inflatable furniture, gifts boxes and wrapping paper, stationery, greeting cards, stickers, and art supplies. 

Clearly, no matter who you’re shopping for, or what the occasion may be, Lily Jane can help! During holidays, this boutique stocks seasonal gifts, as well. This delightful destination is sure to put a smile on your face.

Vignette Boutique
Brentwood, TN 

Vignette is a lush, layered lifestyle boutique that spans two sprawling floors in Brentwood. The curators source their selections from diverse, widely varied sources, ensuring that each piece they showcase is unique.

If you want to set yourself apart from the crowd, you must visit Vignette and shop their clothing, jewelry, textiles, home goods, art, and gifts. Peruse both vintage and innovative brand-new items in this stunning, uplifting shop. 

Vignette wants you to leave feeling better than when you entered. If our visits to Vignette are any indication, we can guarantee that you will!

We hope our guide to local boutiques has been helpful! As ever, we hope you’ll choose to shop local whenever possible; by supporting our independent business owners, we are able to invest our hard-earned wages back into the communities that comprise the backbone of our region. While across the country we’ve seen local businesses close, we’re proud to say that Middle Tennessee has decided that it is vital to continue to patronize locally-owned companies, even when times are tough. We couldn’t agree more.

Do you have a favorite independent boutique shopping destination? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below! 

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