Nashville is a shopping destination for the broader Middle Tennessee region, with nearby luxury and discount malls, outdoor markets, and one-of-a-kind boutiques and indie bookstores.
The Mall at Green Hills features an Apple store, Nordstrom, Crate & Barrel and other well-known brands. Several blocks away are popular grocery stores including Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. This neighborhood also includes Nashville’s world-famous Bluebird Café music venue and Parnassus Books, owned by international bestselling author Ann Patchett.
A quick walk from campus is Hillsboro Village, a historic neighborhood and shopping and dining district that offers some of the city’s best options for gifts, home décor and other essentials. Given its placement between Vanderbilt and Belmont University, the four-block-long stretch has a laidback college town feel and also is home to the Belcourt Theatre, which has brought cinema and film programming to Nashville since 1925.
In addition to the destination shops across Hillsboro Village, 12 South, Germantown, The Gulch and East Nashville neighborhoods, the city also has several marketplaces. Highlights include the Nashville Flea Market, which draws antique dealers and history buffs alike, and the Nashville Farmers' Market, which offers unique souvenirs, spices, gifts, home accessories and ready-to-eat meals in addition to fresh produce.