A Vintage Lover's Guide to Nashville

A Vintage Lover's Guide to Nashville

We curated only the best vintage stops that you must make while in Music City.

We curated only the best vintage stops that you must make while in Music City.

Text: Erin McDowell

Every year, vintage lovers flock to Nashville in search of rare finds, incredible soul food, and to experience one of the best music scenes in the country. "The Music City" wouldn't be the same without its rich history and unique culture dedicated to authenticity — everything Nashville natives wear, eat, jam to, or drink at a rooftop bar is the real deal. If you're unsure of which vintage stops are must-sees and which can be left by the side of the road, look no further. Click through the slideshow to view a vintage lover's guide to Nashville.


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One of the hippest neighborhoods in Nashville, 12South is home to countless vintage stores, coffee shops, restaurants, and local craft beers. Whether you're looking to buy a vintage guitar or a pair of cowboy boots, 12South offers everything a first-time visitor to Nashville could ask for. After you grab a coffee at The Frothy Monkey, be sure to stop by the "I Believe in Nashville" mural to fulfill all Instagram photo op needs.

Savant Vintage

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Located on 12South, Savant Vintage is at the top of the must-see list for any vintage lover. Browse through the racks of vintage leather jackets, designer threads, and even pick up a few furniture items for your apartment back home. Anything you pick up from this vintage haven is sure to be one-of-a-kind.

Goodbuy Girls

Photo by Nashville Guru.

This country-loving shop is home to all of your cowboy boot needs. Stop by Goodbuy Girls to browse their collection of vintage tees or some of their more on-trend offerings.

Hip Zipper Vintage

Photo by Hip Zipper

With a wide selection of authentic vintage clothing, Hip Zipper has become a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Shop the racks of clothing at this unique and curated storefront, located on Forrest Ave.

Old Made Good

Photo by Arkansas Online

If you're looking for something with a handmade touch, Old Made Good is the vintage spot for you. Specializing in hand-embroidered goods, vintage clothing, and jewelry, OMG is a local favorite compared to pricier shops in East Nashville. The friendly staff will help you find everything you're looking for during your time in Nashville.

The Groove

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A trip to "The Music City" would be incomplete without stopping by one of Nashville's famous record stores. Whether you're looking for oldies to boost up your collection or looking to discover a local Nashville artist, The Groove has everything a vinyl lover could ever dream of.

Fond Object Records

Photo by Nashville Guru.

If you're looking to buy vintage clothing and vinyl record in one stop, Fond Object is the place to go. This cozy shop offers an eclectic array of new and old school records, and its collection of vintage tees and more will make you a believer.


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