The average shopping mall can be great for back-to-school shopping trips and wardrobe staples, but we all dread the pushy kiosk attendants, long checkout lines, and noisy crowds.
Online shopping is a great alternative, but I prefer to see and feel what I’m buying to minimize the hassle of returns. And while I don’t consider shopping a sport, it’s the closest I get to cardio. So where do you go to get the perfect shopping experience?
Allow me to suggest taking your next shopping trip to downtown Franklin, Tennessee! Clothes, shoes, accessories, home décor, fine jewelry, kitchen gadgets, books, hiking gear, you name it, downtown Franklin’s got it!
And with Black Friday just days away, Franklin is the perfect place to help you get a head start on your holiday shopping. Read on to start planning your next shopping spree in one of America’s greatest southern towns.
Guys, this shop is for you! Grab a beer while you shop their line of high-end shirts and jeans or just relax in this Main Street man cave.
At the end of West Main Street sits a quiet shop full of luxe lingerie and super soft loungewear for ladies who really want to treat themselves.
Magpie’s has the perfect mix of trendy, fashionable, and fun clothing for the little girl in your life.
Finnley’s Good Findings
For the trendy and fashionable shopper, Finnley’s Good Findings is the store for you!
Finnley’s has everything to pull that perfect outfit together from earrings and sunglasses to bags and comfy sweaters.
Home Décor and Gifts
A little cottage sits at the edge of Franklin’s quaint Arts and Antiques District, but don’t be fooled by its size.
This shop is loaded with the best kitchen and home décor items around.
The Heirloom Shop, located on Franklin’s Main Street, is stuffed to the brim with home décor items and other knick-knacks.
Plus, you can find Christmas ornaments year-round!
This charming, sophisticated general store is the brainchild of singer/songwriter Holly Williams.
Walking through White’s you will find a collection of southern-inspired home goods and gifts for all of your loved ones (even your fur babies).
Early’s Honey Stand
Early’s Honey Stand sits front and center on Franklin’s Main Street in one of the oldest (and tiniest) historic buildings in downtown Franklin.
Early’s is known for its locally sourced honey and slow-smoked meats, but once you step inside this former doctor’s office, built circa 1815, you’ll quickly find they offer much more!
Try their chocolate-covered bacon and honey stix.
This local Franklin hardware store will take you back to the “good ole days” when hardware stores were family-owned and the clerk was considered a family friend.
Handy Hardware offers a combination of tools, gifts, Civil War memorabilia and even features a Moon Pie mini-store!
Amid the hustle and bustle of downtown Franklin, you will find a visitor center that is the perfect place to rest and rejuvenate as well as shop.
The Visit Franklin Visitor Center, located in the heart of downtown Franklin, has an amazing collection of one-of-a-kind Franklin gifts including t-shirts, hoodies, coloring books, and candles.
Antiques and Vintage Inspired
Franklin’s first record store, Carpe Diem, is a music and art lovers paradise! This shop sells vintage vinyl along with an eclectic collection of vintage-inspired goods including clothing, art, record players, and toys.
Treasures abound from floor to ceiling in this antique shop (literally…there are pieces hanging from the ceiling)!
You never know what you’ll find here, but you are guaranteed to walk away with something special and unique.
This shop is dripping with diamonds and other precious stones. You can also find antique watches, brooches, serving trays, and even old clocks!
Franklin offers so many more amazing shops, you’ll just have to come and see for yourself! And don’t worry, you’ll also get plenty of cardio as you shop door-to-door.