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13 Shopping destinations you'll love in #FranklinTN

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. 

Apparel

Franklin Road Apparel is a men's clothing store in Franklin, TN

Franklin Road

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. 

Habit is a women's clothing boutique in Franklin, TN

Habit

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. 

Magpies is a girls shop in Franklin, TN

Magpies

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

Tin Cottage is a gift shop located in Franklin, TN

Tin Cottage

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. 

Heirloom Shop

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!

White's Mercantile is a gift shop and general store located in Historic Downtown Franklin, TN

White’s Mercantile

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). 

Local Products

 

Early's Honey Stand in Franklin, TN sells locally made honey, preserves, and more.

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. 

Handy Hardware

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! 

The Visitor Center in Downtown Franklin, TN sells Franklin apparel, merchandise, and more!

Visitor Center

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

Carpe Diem is a vintage record store located in Downtown Franklin, TN

Carpe Diem 

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. 

Winchester Antiques

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.   Walton’s Antique Jewelers

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. 

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