Dallas boasts some of the best shopping in the country, but sometimes you need to branch out to see what other cities have to offer.
Nashville, Tennessee is a popular destination for country music fans and bachelorette parties, but it is also one of the fastest growing retail cities in the country. Not only does the town offer great national department stores and a variety of boutiques, but also is home to the headquarters of some great local and regional labels. Here are some Nashville brands to shop next time you need to update your wardrobe.
Judith Bright calls Nashville’s 12 South neighborhood home but has expanded her store and style to Atlanta to spread her handmade jewelry across the South. Her take on jewelry is similar to Kendra Scott—she offers a variety of styles in a wide range of colored stones. However, Bright’s style has more unique quality to it. All stones are natural, each item is handmade in store and you can customize any piece with your choice of gold, rose gold or sterling silver metal. Plus, they have amazing customer service and can fix or clean jewelry quickly and easily! Ask any girl from Nashville on campus where she got that necklace and it is probably from Judith.
Sue Joyce was inspired by the beautiful cotton fabrics on a trip to Istanbul. Taking her love for the textile and combining it with her eye for design, she launched Turkish-T in her backyard carriage house on the outskirts of Nashville in 2009. Her Beach Candy towels are perfect to go from laying out to layering up—personally, I keep one in my purse to stay warm in the freezing classrooms of SMU. She has a wide variety of products in an array of dreamy colors—from cover ups to napkins to bath towels—and they make great gifts!
Patrick Woodyard and Zoe Clearly witnessed the amazing craftsmanship of Peruvian shoemakers firsthand. They recognized the necessity to have a global market to maintain the craft and guarantee the artisans make the money they deserve for their work. Founded in 2011, Nisolo shoes is based in Nashville, TN and Trujillo, Peru and sells high-quality men’s and women’s leather shoes, bags and accessories while also creating sustainable jobs in both Tennessee and Peru.
The story of the Peter Nappi brand began over a century ago when Peter Nappi himself emigrated to the United States after a long family history of shoemaking in Southern Italy. In 2011, Peter’s grandson, Phillip Nappi, restored the tradition and opened the store in Nashville’s Germantown neighborhood. Their fine leather goods and shoes are designed in Nashville and made in Tuscany. If you can’t make it to Nashville to see their beautiful showroom, you can shop all their high-quality products online.