Nashville is one of the cities that you must visit at least once in your life. Famous for being the capital of music, you can go to one of its multiple venues to listen to excellent singers of various genres. Also this beautiful and vibrant city is known for its food, including its BBQ and the famous hot fried chicken. When you go to Nashville you can also give yourself a space and go shopping. That is why we will tell you about some of the best malls in Nashville, the stores that you can find in its great outlet, where to get good deals and where you can find your favorite fashion brands.
Best Malls in Nashville
The Mall at Green Hills
Department stores? Yes. Luxury brands? Yes. Famous fashion stores? Yes. Good restaurants? Yes. The Mall at Green Hills delivers on all of this and that is why it is one of the best malls in Nashville. We begin by talking about the luxury fashion brands that you can find here, such as Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Gucci and Saint Laurent, which, added to the Nordstrom department store, make this the must-visit place for fashion lovers. Speaking of Nordstrom, this is its only store in the city, being one of the three department stores in the mall, added to Macy’s and Dillard’s.
We’re just starting with everything in this mall. With stores like J.Crew, Zara, Free People, Banana Republic, The North Face and Tory Burch make this the most popular mall in the city. And in addition to fashion brands, The Mall at Green Hills also attracts people who want furniture and home decor since here they can go to important stores such as Restoration Hardware (which also has the RH Café on its premises), Arhaus and Crate & Barrel. Other stores that you cannot miss are Sundance, Tiffany & Co and the Apple Store. As in any good mall, you can not miss good restaurants, being Carrabbas’s Italian Grill, The Cheesecake Factory and Chopt some of the best.
- Address: 2126 Abbott Martin Rd, Nashville, TN
- Other Stores: Athleta, Evereve, Indochino, Johnny Was, Kate Spade, Sephora, Untuckit, Warby Parker
- Hours: Monday to Saturday 10AM to 8PM, Sunday 11AM to 6PM
Hill Center Green Hills
The Green Hills area doesn’t just have one good mall. Hill Center is another great place to visit that is also very close to The Mall at Green Hills. It does not have more than two dozen stores, but all of them are of high quality, complementing the offer of stores in the other mall. One of its biggest attractions is that here are several premium fashion brands that you will not find in any other of the malls in Nashville such as Bonobos, Anthropologie, Brandy Melville or Vineyard Vines as well as Allen Edmonds, one of the best shoe brands in the US. .
There’s also a Whole Foods Market, the athleisure brand Lululemon plus great furniture stores like Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and Pottery Barn. You can also find amazing local fashion and accessory stores in this malll like Posh, H. Audrey and Oak Hall.
- Address: 4015 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN
- Other Stores: Barton Perreira, The Cosmetic Market, Francesca´s, J. McLaughlin, Kendra Scott, White´s Mercantile
- Hours: Monday to Saturday 10AM to 7PM, Sunday 12PM to 6PM
Now we go to what is the largest mall in Nashville: CoolSprings Galleria. This mall has been open for more than 30 years and is the only one in the city that has four department stores: Macy’s, Belk, Dillard’s and JCPenney (for a time it had 5, when Sears was open). This is not the only good thing about this great mall since here you can also go shopping at H&M, Sephora, Banana Republic, White House Black Market, Talbots and American Girl (if you go with a girl, it will be a must).
If you like to cook, you must go to Williams Sonoma to see its wide variety of kitchen appliances, as well as pasta, sauces and cake mixes and much more. There is a large food court, but if you prefer to go to a sit-down restaurant there are several places like Stoney River if you want a good steak, or casual restaurants like Miller’s Ale House and California Pizza Kitchen.
- Address: 1800 Galleria Blvd, Franklin, TN
- Other Stores: American Eagle, Apple Store, BoxLunch, Buckle, Express, Forever 21, FYE, Hot Topic, Rack Room Shoes
- Hours: Monday to Saturday 10AM to 9PM, Sunday 12PM to 6PM
It is true that this is one of the malls in Nashville that suffered the most from the COVID crisis, but it is still a good place to go shopping. Rivergate Mall has had the closure of two of its anchor stores (Sears and Macy’s) but continues to have two other good department stores, Dillard’s and JCPenney, in addition to several fashion brands and various types of stores. Some of the major clothing stores in the mall are Hollister, Aeropostale, Hollister, Rue 21 and The Children’s Place.
If you are looking for shoes at a good price, you should go to Rack Room Shoes, which has a wide variety of designs for the whole family. There are also several locally owned stores where you can get some pretty good stuff that is worth checking out. In the surroundings of Rivergate Mall there are several stores such as Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, as well as restaurants and several discount stores.
- Address: 1000 Rivergate Pkwy, Goodlettsville, TN
- Other Stores: Bath & Body Works, Champs Sports, Finish Line, Guitar Center, Hot Topic, Journeys, Toy Box
- Hours: Monday to Thursday 11AM to 7PM, Friday & Saturday 10AM to 8PM, Sunday 12PM to 6PM
The Avenue Murfreesboro
In operation since 2007, The Avenue is a very nice mall with good shops and restaurants. If you are in Murfreesboro (southeast of Nashville) you should make a stop here as you will find everything. There are more than 70 stores, the largest being the Belk Department Store. It is one of the most popular chains in the south of the country thanks to its good prices and variety of clothing designs, shoes and accessories, as well as bed and bath products. The shopping variety does not stop there as there are many more stores like Burlington, Michaels, Best Buy and Ulta Beauty.
The Avenue also hosts several national and international fashion brands including H&M, White House Black Market, Forever 21, Altar’d State and Express (with its outlet store). This site is not only for shopping but also for creating new experiences. For example, you can go to Painting with a Twist, a place where you can have fun creating your own work of art and meeting new people. You can also go for a massage, a beauty treatment or just get a haircut at one of its beauty salons and spas.
- Address: 2615 Medical Center Pkwy, Murfreesboro, TN
- Other Stores: American Eagle, Barnes & Noble, Hallmark, Off Broadway, Pandora, Victoria´s Secret, World Market
- Hours: Monday to Saturday 10AM to 9PM, Sunday 12PM to 6PM
Providence Marketplace is an open-air mall that has a little bit of everything. Although there are not as many stores compared to other malls in Nashville, its variety is very wide and includes everything you need to spend a good day of shopping and fun. It is located in the eastern part of the city and its main stores are JCPenney, Belk as well as Dick’s Sporting Goods, Regal cinemas and two supermarkets: Kroger and Target.
But that’s not all you’ll find here as there are also two of the most famous discount stores: T.J.Maxx and Ross. Both sell good quality clothing and accessories from well-known brands at prices you won’t believe. There are also several clothing brands in the mall such as Old Navy and J.Jill.Not only clothing stores stand out at Providence Marketplace, but you can also go buy your next book at Books-a-Million, home decor at Kirkland’s or HomeGoods as well as makeup at Sephora. There are plenty of options for eating, be it national chain restaurants such as Red Lobster and Olive Garden or local eateries like M.L. Rose (where you can eat extraordinary burgers) or Cori’s Doghouse.
- Address: 401 S Mt Juliet Rd, Mt. Juliet, TN
- Other Stores: Best Buy, Chico´s, Ellen + Grace, Joann, Men´s Wearhouse, Rack Room Shoes, Soma, Talbot
- Hours: Monday to Saturday 10AM to 9PM, Sunday 12PM to 6PM
Best Outlets in Nashville
Opry Mills is the only good outlet in Nashville, but you couldn’t ask for more. There are over 170 stores plus restaurants and entertainment venues on this site. It is one of the places that you cannot miss when you go to Nashville since it is the best place to get deals and good prices on clothes. You will not be left wanting something since the best fashion brands are here. Brooks Brothers, Abercrombie & Fitch, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren and Coach are some of the brands that you can find in this outlet. There are also the Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Kate Spade, Nike and Levi’s outlet stores.
You can spend the entire day at Opry Mills because in addition to shopping you can go to one of its several restaurants and entertainment venues. There are movie theaters and escape rooms, but here is also one more location of the famous Madame Tussauds wax museum. Here you can see the famous wax figures of famous people, and especially music stars.
One of the most popular places to eat is the Bavarian Bierhaus, a great German food restaurant where, in addition to being able to try an excellent beer, you can listen to live music every day, with an atmosphere as if you were at Oktoberfest. There is also another theme restaurant, Rainforest Cafe and a Dave & Buster’s as well as Chili’s and Mission BBQ.
- Address: 433 Opry Mills Dr, Nashville, TN
- Other Stores: Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Columbia, GAP, J.Crew, Lucky Brand, Puma, Skechers, Under Armour
- Hours: Monday to Thursday 11AM to 8PM, Friday & Saturday 10AM to 8PM, Sunday 12PM to 6PM
Other Places to Go Shopping in Nashville
Fifth & Broadway: With a great location in Downtown Nashville, this retail and dining complex has several things you might like. For example there are several famous fashion maracas like Nike, Free People and Kendra Scott as well as the Apple Store & Sephora. But what makes it stand out are good local stores like Hollie Ray Boutique and Music City Shop. This last one is the official gift shop of the city where you can buy everything to remember your visit to Nashville.
It is not all that is good about this mall as it is famous for its several restaurants such as the renowned Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, Slim & Husky’s or you can also go to the Assembly Food Hall which brings together more than 30 eateries of all kinds of food.
Brentwood Place: This small mall stands out for the presence of two of the best discount stores in the US. We are talking about Nordstrom Rack and T.J.Maxx, the most outstanding options if you are looking for clothes, bags, wallets or glasses of premium and luxury brands with good discounts. In both stores they sell both clothing from not so well-known brands to even accessories from Burberry or Salvatore Ferragamo, as well as brands such as Calvin Klein, Lacoste, Michael Kors and Kurt Geiger. There are all kinds of places in the mall including local stores and some restaurants.
100 Oaks Mall: This was one of the first malls in Nashville (and was even the largest mall in Tennessee). However, it was not very popular and ended up closing. Its owners opted for a new type of mall, converting some areas into offices and opening new stores to attract more people. This has worked mainly due to the presence of big box stores, especially discount stores. And there are several at 100 Oaks Mall like K&G Superstore as well as Ross, Burlington and T.J.Maxx. There is a Walmart on the premises of this mall as well as the Regal Movie Theater (which is the largest in town, having 26 screens).
Stones River Town Center: In Murfreesboro, very close to The Avenue, is located this mall that has been open since the 90s. This place isn’t bad at all, as it includes department stores like Dillard’s and JCPenney as well as sporting goods stores, jewelry stores, and restaurants (including Olive Garden and Chuck E. Cheese). But if you like bowling, this mall is a good place to visit since you can go to Strike & Spare and spend a fun afternoon playing with friends or family.