City Guide: 10 Best Vintage Shops in Nashville

March 15, 2018 0 0

One look at the best thrift shops and vintage clothing stores in Nashville TN reveals that fashion in the city encompasses a whole lot more than just western shirts and cowboy boots. It spans the decades, and fashionistas prefer to shop the Nashville vintage scene for more than just T-shirts and your typical Southern rhinestone looks. The city has lots of shops offering everything from clothing, housewares, furniture, and you-name-its dating back all the way to the 1920s. We’ve found 10 of the best thrift shops and vintage clothing stores in Nashville TN serving up old-timey threads, western favorites and nostalgic housewares guaranteed to add some classic charm to your wardrobe or home.  

Name Location Description
Closet Case Vintage 1117 3rd Ave S Closet Case Vintage carries designer pieces from the Edwardian and Victorian eras as well as unique items spanning the decades from the 1920s to the 1980s. You’ll find everything from casual pieces to couture formalwear here, including a full range of curiosities from elegant flapper lace nightgowns to vintage 1950s band tour jackets and vintage Ts. The shop has something for every vintage fan. Their selection in-store is pretty comprehensive, but you can also or go online to their Etsy and eBbay stores to browse and buy.
Old Made Good 3701B Gallatin Pike Also known as OMG, Old Made Good is classic country meets rock ’n’ roll. Located in East Nashville, the store’s gold glittered floor can’t be missed (or soon forgotten). Owner Ashley Seehan provides personal styling and interior decorating service to all shoppers. Browse through the mesmerizing selection of funky furniture, home accessories, vintage clothing, and unique jewelry pieces made by Seehan.
Black Shag Vintage 1220 Gallatin Ave The store is at Historic Fire Station Engine No. 18 in East Nashville, a space large enough to house all of Black Shag Vintage’s one-of-a-kind merchandise. Owner Tommy Daley specially selected the wares in his store, which offers more than 500 vintage Ts-shirts, denim, leather, dresses, jackets, hats, concert patches and other curios to take in.  With a large array of unisex items, the clothing style is funky and fun, whether you’re after a Mötley Crüe concert T from 1984 or a vintage ’70s Wrangler denim vest.
Opium Vintage 1629 Shelby Ave Opium Vintage is a quaint boutique with racks of hard-to-find and unique vintage pieces. Inside, the red painted walls and shabby-chic tassel chandelier make the shop feel feminine with a relaxed vibe, one that puts you in just the right mood for a day of shopping. Many of the items come from the owner’s personal collection and popular vintage shops like The Family Jewels and Devorado Designer Vintage, located in NYC. The store also offers men’s clothing, as well as jewelry, purses, and shoes.
The Bowery Vault 2905 C Gallatin Pike New York by way of Nashville, The Bowery Vault sports lots of Western-inspired pieces with a little rock and roll flavor. Racks of clothing fill this space, with boots, denim, leather pieces, shirts and all kinds of stuff thrown into the mix. The space has a listening-room stage with backline and lighting where shoppers can stop in while shopping, and plug in and play their own set with guitars, drums and a mic for belting out your favorite tune. The shop’s space is also available to rent out for private events or art shows.
Nashville Dry Goods 1117 3rd Ave S Originally an Etsy shop, Nashville Dry Goods grew quickly into an in-demand brick-and-mortar specializing in men’s apparel. The store carries a number of vintage and couture pieces from popular designers and known brands such as Dee Cee, Levi’s Wrangler and Harley Davidson. From denim to boots, vintage T-shirts and belt buckles, the best Western vintage can be found here.
Starstruck Vintage 604 Gallatin Ave Sisters with NYC’s Star Struck Vintage shop, this Nashville gem opened its doors in 2015. Vintage pieces dating from the ’20s to the Reagan era, the shop carefully hand-picks men and women’s duds for all ages. If you’re searching for suits, or if you want concert T-shirts, or even a cool, pearl-snap western shirt, Star Struck Vintage probably has it. There are also beautiful women’s couture dresses in the rows of vintage finds, and purses from designers such as Chanel and Dior.
The Hip Zipper 1008 Forrest Ave Located in the heart of East Nashville, the Hip Zipper is Nashville’s oldest vintage clothing shop. Hats, purses, shoes, and even outerwear are for sale inside; the shop has a little bit of something unique for everyone, whether it’s tops and pants ranging from $12 to $25 hailing from the 1970s, or fancy cotton gloves and hats perfect for a winter’s night, circa 1940. The shop also purchases men and women’s clothing and accessories from the 1930s and on. The shop also takes donations.
Good Buy Girls 1108 Woodland St. Looking for budget-friendly vintage finds? Good Buy Girls sells vintage treasures and modernwear for men and women at low cost. Tops, pants and dresses rangd from $25 to $42. The store also stocks locally crafted feather accessories, jewelry and shoes. The Good Buy Girls also pay close attention to their vintage men’s line (think Valentino and Gucci).
Local Honey Multiple Locations With its main location in East Nashville, Local Honey has another storefront on the quaint Belmont Boulevard. Both shops feature a full stock of vintage items from old-school Mickey Mouse sweatshirts to throwback Sears denim jackets. The store is a one-stop shop for vintage clothes lovers. Shoppers can also browse the online store, and locals buying online may purchase and pick up directly at the shop. Local Honey has recently opened a full-service salon — perfect for a quick trim or blowout, and new guests will receive a $20 gift toward any new service.

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Ciara Corcoran

Assistant Editor Ciara is a DC native and East Coast roamer with degrees in both English Professional Writing and Drama & Theatre Studies from Elon University. She's written for a variety of publications including Highway 64, Travel Writing at Elon, and Odyssey. More of her work can be found at ciaracorcoran.com.

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