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All-aboard fashion you can afford


f you have Vogue taste on an InStyle budget, then have I got shopping options for you. I hesitate to call these shops budget-friendly — you will want everything in sight, negating any savings you may accrue. Still, the price point is lovely, if you can restrain yourself. Blush is one of those stores where both high society ladies and seriously-on-abudget young women shop. The store stocks amazing dresses, tops, denim and shoes — all on trend and at prices that will have you drooling. I stopped by before the CMA Awards last year and half of the Music Row publicists were shopping for the red carpet. Stock rotates often, so go as often as you dare. Apricot Lane is girly, edgy, funky. I love their dresses, many less than $60, and the fact that they offer accessories, handbags and shoes makes this a one-stop-shopping venue. Muse is another great wallet-friendly store that has a great mix of dresses and tops with a smattering of denim and skirts. Feminine and flirty goods are offered along with strong customer service. They love to help style clients and are remarkable at it. Think of them as your own personal shoppers. Contact Tennessean Shopping Diva Cathi Aycock at or at crave, and see her blog at


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315 12th Ave. S., Nashville 615-942-7153


Locations in Franklin and Nashville


Blush Boutiques offer clothing and accessories at more than reasonable prices. This black-and-red dress with leather accents, $96.99, paired with a silver statement necklace, $24.99, is certainly easy on the purse. THE TENNESSEAN

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4317 Harding Road Nashville, TN 37205, 615.292.4188

Comfortable shoes


here are shoes that exist for after 6 p.m. Those of the cocktail, black-tie iteration. Those shoes are lovely, but I call them two-hour shoes. Frankly, after two hours you are incapable of walking and have to be carried home. Then there are shoes that work for day and play. Such shoes are your friends and should be shopped for with care and love. If you choose from the stores below, your feet will thank you.

Marmi I love this store for many reasons. It carries an amazingly deep stock so that every size under the sun is available. The selection of beautiful shoes is (almost) overwhelming, and the staff is helpful to a fault. And then there is the hidden reason I love the store: Somehow, all of the shoes are comfortable. Yes, even the heels, are comfy. But so are the hundreds of pairs of career and casual shoes.

Merrell If we all stayed inside and blogged, posted on Facebook and Twitter all day, we would be a miserable bunch. Happily, the folks at Merrell make walking, hiking and other moveyour-body options comfortable and cool. The styles are amazing, so even if you are not the least bit athletic, you will still want a pair of comfy-casual-cute shoes for those Saturdays spent antiquing. Stop the social media obsession and go to Merrell.


2126 Hillsboro Road, The Mall at Green Hills 615-292-6982


4017 Hillsboro Pike # 303, The Hill Center, Green Hills, Nashville 615-298-2558


4121 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville 615-495-8125


2105 Green Hills Village Drive, Nashville 615-269-6310

Cute & Comfy Shoes Nothing is worse than wearing shoes that scream orthopedic. You don’t have to scream anything but hallelujah if you shop at Cute & Comfy. They stock footwear that actually works for even the most defeated feet. And still have tons of styles that are, well, cute.

Cook & Love The shoe store to visit if you wear a size that is difficult to find. Not only do they carry sizes 4 to 13 with widths SS to WW, but also, the store has been around since 1925 and the staff understands local customer service like no one else.





144 Franklin Road, Suite A, Brentwood 615-221-9992


3900 Hillsboro Road, Nashville 615-383-2800


2002 Richard Jones Road, Nashville 615-953-6619

Play dress up


ay dresses, cocktail dresses and flirty casual frocks. Dresses that go from desk to dinner and dresses that are meant to be worn on a hot date. All are equally important. (They get so jealous of each other, you understand.) And the boutiques that offer them are important, too.

Stacey Rhodes Boutique You know those fabulous boutiques that carry clothing that works for dressy cocktail parties to a fun girls night out? The one



that is not at all intimidating to a shopper? Where the staff is helpful beyond belief, and it always feels like a party is in progress? This is that store. Not only is owner Stacey Rhodes amazingly chic, but she also shares her style love with every customer. Dresses? Yes, she has that covered. But she also stocks fun items like Toms and luxury leather goods. And did I mention the jewelry? Some of my favorite pieces, oneof-a-kind artisan things, come from this store. Love, love, love. If you like rocker chic and Southern sweet, this is your store.

Levy’s With the feel of a wellstocked department store, Levy’s carries a deep selection of menswear, ladieswear and accessories. Somehow, the store manages to offer oldschool customer service that is beyond belief. A good thing because the store has so many amazing options that you may feel overwhelmed. Don’t. Just grab one of the charming salespeople and start trying on goodies from Hugo Boss, Armani and more. This store, which opened in 1855, is so entrenched as a Nashville icon that I often wonder how it manages to stay so utterly current.


Kendal Boutique This relative newcomer to Nashville has nailed the fashion mix. Almost everything in the store works for both the college-age daughter and her still-rocking-it mom. I love the edgy-meetsfeminine vibe evident lines like Ali Ro, Kay Unger New York and Hunter Dixon.



Denim darlings


hopping for a great pair of jeans is like searching for the Holy Grail. All women are desperate to find a pair that makes them look amazing and somehow 10 pounds lighter. Easier said than done, unless you shop at one of the stores that specialize in denim the way McDonald’s specializes in French fries. Of course, fewer French fries might make denim shopping easier. But that is another story. With offerings like 7 For All Mankind and J Brand and Joe’s Jeans, eAllen Boutique is a serious denim haven. Skinnies, bootcut, colored and patterned, this boutique stocks them all. Along with great accessories, dresses, shoes and belts, the store is really a well-curated fashionista’s dream. Especially if she is dreaming of great denim. Paige Premium Denim, J Brand, Hudson and AG are just a few of the upscale blue-jean babies that are stocked at Boutique Bella. The store, a favorite for Vandy girls, career women and ladies who lunch, is a cupcake with extra icing. So sweet, satisfying and utterly irresistible.


2615 Medical Center Parkway, Murfreesboro 615-896-2110


2817 West End Ave., Nashville 615-467-1471

The holy grail for curvy girls? The Honey by Joe's Jeans. High rise and just enough stretch, this jean works with your curves. At Boutique Bella.


We Outfit You From Head To Heel Looking for that perfect pair of shoes or boots? We have all the popular brands and styles to keep you in front of the latest fashion trend. From cleaning stalls to going out on the town you will find everything you need to look your best.

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Luxury jewel love


f you are a magpie and love all things shiny then a visit to all of these stellar stores will make you giddy. If you don’t love beautiful jewelry, top-of-the-line watches, and all things elegant, then, by all means, don’t bother stopping in. Beautiful is mandatory at these shops, and I wouldn’t want to waste your time. Ward Potts should be on every groomand bride-to-be’s list. Beautiful loose diamonds that you can then design into a dream engagement ring are just one of the options this elegant store will offer. Expect other beautiful jewelry lines, Marco Bicego and James Breski are both sold here, along with amazing customer service. Anatra Jewel is home to baubles that are cutting-edge and classic at once. A channel-set diamond band by designer Barbara Heinrich Studio nestles happily beside local designer Robin Haley’s gold lace cross in the showcase. Prices range from (I-need-a-treat) less than $100 to (Iam-amazing and so worth it) several thousand dollars. Still, the staff is so helpful, even if you are just starting out on your heirloom jewelry collection. And that’s what every piece you purchase from Anatra Jewel will be. Heirloom. Jerry Lindsey is an artist who happens to create with gold, silver, gemstones and diamonds. His store, Jerry Lindsey Custom Jewelry, offers not only carefully curated items, but also the opportunity for you to design a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry. A sketch, an idea or even a conversation with Lindsey can start the creative process that will lead you to an heirloom-in-the-making. And I love the idea of taking an existing piece of jewlery that you never wear (exwedding ring, anyone?) and making it into something fresh and modern. Lindsey specializes in those sorts of re-creations.


2160 Bandywood Drive, Nashville 615-298-1404


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From Julio Design at Festivity, Seda Coral Bracelet, $40.


aubles, happies, bling. Whatever you name them, accessories are the icing on the cake. Can you really have chocolate cake without butter cream icing? I think not. Shop all three of the stores below for lots of sugary goodness. Statement necklace, oversized hoop earrings, beaded headband and more goodies than you can imagine fill the trendy boutique, Jondie. Think leather wrap bracelets, fedoras and charming vintage handmade necklaces. Prices are moderate, $20 to $50, with a few hand-made higher pieces scattered in. Youthful and hip, the store is a perfect option for a little pick-me-up or gift. Festivity is that rare bird in retail. They manage to satisfy every budget and style with their offerings of accessories and still feel well-edited. Yes, they offer apparel and gifts as well, but the jewelry is the star of the shop. The goods, unique pieces that scream big bucks, are amazingly well priced. Think $50 for a piece that is from a design collection — aka not mass-produced. I am especially enamored of the bracelet selection from Julio Design, but the stores have collaborated with several designers whose work is fresh and modern. Gilchrist & Gilchrist is ethereal, calming and somehow magical. Owner Genia Gilchrist loves white, and her style is charming vintage and utterly covetable. Chunky antique-esque charm bracelets, vintage-style necklaces and other feminine delights fill the store. They offer gifts and home decor items, too, but I always seem to walk away with an accessory from this lovely store.



407 Main St., Franklin 615-807-2386


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2823 Bransford Ave., Nashville 615-385-2122

High-fashion, handmade and affordable boots


here are boots, fashion forward, and then there are boots, Nashvegas style. For over-theknee boots, suede shooties and other fashion-statement boots, go directly to The Perfect Pair. (Though oddly, the store has serious country music heritage since co-owner Whitney Dunn is daughter of music artist Ronnie Dunn.) If you aspire to sing at the “Grand Ole Opry,” or just love the whole real-deal cowboy boot genre, check out Lucchese. A jewel of a store, located in The Gulch, every boot is handmade and you can customize to your heart’s, and pocketbook’s, desire. Want boots that are more affordable? Love to dig for a bargain? You need to try French’s Shoes & Boots. These stores carry a motherlode of new cowboy boots and offer a rotating choice of discounted shoes for the entire family.


2209 Bandywood Drive, Suite I, Nashville 615-385-7247


503 12th Ave. S., Nashville 615-242-1161


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Underneath it all


ou know that horrible statistic about three out of every four women wearing the wrong size bra? The fourth woman went to Rebecka Vaughan. This store, in a modest strip center, is mind-blowing when it comes to customer service, selection and fit. Yes, you are going to try on several bras. And yes, they will find your perfect fit. So worth the effort when you walk out perky and proud.


4004 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville 615-269-4413

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love gifts. Getting them and buying them. And there is such an art to gifting that I am obsessed with amassing a directory of great gift-buying venues so that all of my gifts will be stellar. Luckily, there are so many great options, I am never at a loss for gift greatness. Hot Pink covers every gift-giving category. Baby gifts, wedding gifts and birthday gifts fill the store. And not just a few options, I am talking jewelry, candles, monogrammable items, stationery. I could go on and on, but rather than waste your time, I advise you to stop reading and just go. For wedding and hostess gifts and home decor accessories Color rules. No, I don’t mean shades of blue, red and green. I mean Color, the amazingly well-stocked store that offers lines like Juliska. Imagine elegant stemwear, cool mercury glass candlesticks, unusual vases and whimsical linens, and you get the idea. The store offers a bridal registry, and every time I visit I wish I could get married again. Just so I could register for all the love they sell. Ibiza Fine Gifts is a jewel of a store that you’ll find yourself going to for every gift-giving occasion. And you’ll also slip in a few times for your own retail therapy fix. Think acrylic stemware to luxury Waterford. They cover all the bases from casual to black tie with lines like Beatriz Ball, Lladro, Raynaud and Allison Craft jewelry, plus linens, fine china and, of course, they offer a wedding registry.

Gurhan is always perfect for that “Little Black Dress”

231 Franklin Road Brentwood 615-376-5552


2104 Crestmoor Road Nashville 615-269-3071


Westgate Plaza 6025 Hwy. 100, Nashville 615-279-8000

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2160 Bandywood Dr. Nashville, TN 37215 615-298-1404 THE TENNESSEAN

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Beauty is as beauty does


elf-maintenance is not to be taken lightly. What would we be if no one plucked, waxed or added a touch of bronzer? A very hairy, pasty group of souls, I tell you. Thankfully, we have niche boutiques to help us avoid said hairypasty lifestyles. Do not take this information lightly.

Private Edition

This is billed as a fragrance for men, but I adore its woodsy, fresh scent. Terre De Hermes, 1.6 oz. eau de toilette, $75 at Private Edition.

A Nashville hallmark, Private Edition offers makeup lines such as By Terry and Trish McEvoy, as well as skin care from lines such as Omorovicza and Sisley. Fragrance from Bond and Hermes, of course. Amazing spa services, facials, peels and spray tans, yes and yes. But what I really love about this makeup, skin care and all-things-pampering mecca? The staffers are so wonderfully well-trained, courteous and all-around lovely. They will take you by the hand and walk you through a quick makeup how-to or help you choose the perfect gift. I come here for makeup tips and have had my makeup done for many red-carpet events by the amazing makeup artists who call Private Edition home.

Cute & Comfy Shoes for the best selection of Naot as well as other fine European footwear for ladies that work and play hard! Get in here and find your new favorite pair of shoes!



4121 Hillsboro Road, Nashville TN 37215 615-495-8125

TIBA For the most luxurious facials, using products from La Prairie or Orlane, among others, this is the destination. Everyone leaves with glowing skin thanks to amazing pampering spa treatments like an herbal wrap or a TIBA Signature Gommage (the most thorough exfoliation ever). You will never regret spending time at TIBA. Neither will your skin.

Woo Skincare and Cosmetics

Woo Filled to the brim with makeup lines that you will covet — think Bobbi Brown and Giorgio Armani — this store is a wonderland of the sort of makeup and gift items that will have you doing the happy dance. I love both the neuLash products, amazing serums that truly give you the lashes of your dreams, and the Armani foundation that every makeup artist I have ever interviewed swears by. So many goodies fill the space you will need to visit more than once to avoid visual overload.


4009 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville 615-292-8606,


2001 Glen Echo Road, Nashville 615-269-5121,


2154 Bandywood Drive, Nashville, 615-383-2170,

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Home accessories extraordinaire


oes your bookshelf look bereft? Your foyer table faint from lack of imagination and design? You are probably home-decor-accessory deficient. Visit a few great shops and remedy that immediately, please. Your house is begging you. Obelisk is, at once, trendy and traditional. The store stocks candles and such, but the mother lode is amazing decor accessories for which interior designers clamor. Jonathan Adler and other lines all crowd the shelves in perfectly arranged vignettes. Go. Shop. Enjoy. Color, perfect-pitch home accessories, great prices and a modern-meets-whimsical style make Fresh Style one of the best interior design accessory shops around. Every item wants me to take it home. Seriously. They all silently beg me to buy them. I’m tenderhearted, so I often do. Obelisk


Toast of Music City Award Winner 2010, 2011 & 2012


Muse Boutique Cool Springs 545 Cool Springs Blvd., Ste. 125 Franklin, Tennessee 37067 615.771.0076



Muse Boutique West End 2525 West End Avenue, Ste. 2505 Nashville, Tennessee 37203 615.321.2400


4096 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville 615-386-0502


130 Wilson Pike Circle, Brentwood 615-370-4456

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Luxury loves home


f your home is your castle, you are going to want to shop at home accessory stores that are pretty-prettyprincess. Boutiques that have luxury goodies and offer only the best fit the PPP mantra, yes? The stores below are all perfection when it comes to luxury items that make home, and life, a tiny bit royal.

Corzine & Co. Filled with tableware that is beautiful, functional and heirloom quality, this venerable store should be on every bride-tobe’s radar. But even if you aren’t contemplating a wedding registry, shop here for beautiful items for your home. Featuring china, crystal, silver, baby gifts and more, with lines such as Faberge and Haviland, this store is a visual treat for the eyes.

Bella Linea Bedding from Bella Linea

Literally named beautiful linens, this is one of my favorite pamper stores. You

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spend so much time in your bed, you deserve wonderful linens and such. Comforters, linens and pillows populate the store. But what do I love even more than the bedding? All of the lovely goodies that are under $50, such as soaps, home accessories, note cards and more. Perfect if you want to feel princess-like but are on a pauper budget.

Iron Gate


4003 Hillsboro Road, Nashville 615-385-1268,


2133 Bandywood Dr., Nashville 615-352-4041,


338 Main St., Franklin 615-791-7511,

Not only does every vignette in this store make me want to live there, but the goodies also allow you to re-create the European luxury look they invoke. Amazing candles, linens, art objects and great gifts are all part of the mix. And if you want to immerse yourself in the holiday season? You must visit postThanksgiving for the amazing holiday displays.

Corzine & Co.

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2817 West End Avenue Suite 120 Nashville, TN 37203 615.327.8712 phone

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High (fashion) wire Jamie


f you are jonesing for Prada, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Lanvin or Marni, then Jamie is your go-to. The imposing store has had Nashville fashion-followers rushing to get their high-end fashion fix for years. Don’t expect bargains; these are couture fashions, folks. If Vogue editor Anna Wintour ever hits Nashville, this is where she will shop first.


4317 Harding Road, Nashville 615-292-4188


2113 Green Hills Village Drive, Nashville 615-383-4771


343 Main St., Franklin 615-790-7954

Gus Mayer

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Gus Mayer Morning to midnight, this store has every option covered when it comes to dresses. A career-worthy skirt and blouse? Check. An out-to-dinner sheath? Check. A cocktail party frock or ball gown? Check and check. Zang Toi, Celine and other luxe lines all call Gus Mayer home. Well-dressed women in Nashville call Gus Mayer heaven.

Haven Stylist to the stars Claudia Fowler opened this so-cool-I-can’tstand-it shop, and musicians and fashion junkies all over town gave thanks. Haven is beautifully stocked, with one-of-a-kind items and goodies from Antik Batik, Haute Hippie and more. Fowler is a genius at choosing items that are wearable and still utterly cool, hence her cult following with celebs and regular folks alike.


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4239 Harding Road Nashville, TN 37205 615-292-0362 TN-0000827549


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DAVIDSON COUNTY Berry Hill: A community of stores and eateries housed in cottages, this spot is a unique, unexpected shopping surprise. Get the giggles at Curious Heart Emporium (2832 Bransford Ave.), packed with lots of affordable and unique gift items and art. Head over to Gilchrist & Gilchrist (2823 Bransford Ave.) for a look at romantic, slightly vintage décor, from bedding to candles. Visit the Cat Shoppe / Dog Store for pet supplies and unique gift items for pets and pet lovers. See Spot Eat, A Doggie Bakery (2815 Bransford Ave.) offers fresh baked treats made from healthy, natural ingredients as well as training aids. East Nashville: Head to The East Garden (1108 Woodland St.) for floral designs for weddings and home as well as chic, sophisticated home décor and gift items. Check out Alegria (1108 Woodland St.) for a worldly selection of new and one-of-a-kind items as well as handbags, boutique dresses, vintage jewelry, baby and children’s items, and more. And try Art & Invention Gallery (1106 Woodland St.) for whimsical, beautiful and affordable pieces from lots of local artists.

The Gulch: In this pedestrian-friendly mixeduse area, you’ll find shopping and dining options not offered in other areas of the city, from upscale restaurants such as Watermark and Kayne Prime to Whiskey Kitchen; while shopping options continue to develop, you’ll find Apricot Lane, Urban Outfitters and Two Hippies, with more in the works. Hill Center: With a “stroll down Main Street” feel, you’ll find unique local boutiques as well as national stores such as Anthropologie, West Elm, Billy Reid and Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams in the Green Hills shopping mecca. With several options for dining, including California Pizza Kitchen and Five Guys Burgers and Fries, you may just end up spending the entire day here. Hillsboro Village: If you love shops that pique your curiosity, try this district on 21st Avenue South, just south of Vanderbilt. Davis Cookware is a neighborhood institution with a jumble of gadgets. Also hit Posh Boutique for young, fresh looks; Fire Finch for amazing (and affordable) jewelry; and Panagea for eclectic home décor items. Looking for furniture, don’t miss the eclectic selection at Retropolitan, offering a mix of modern, retro and






urban styles. The Mall at Green Hills: The roster of merchants at this upscale mall reads like a who’s who of shopping. David Yurman, Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Tiffany & Co., Juicy Couture, Cole Haan, Wolford, Kiehl’s and Kate Spade share space with typical stores like Jos. A. Bank, Gap, Banana Republic and Express. Department stores include the recently completed Nordstrom, Dillard’s and Macy’s. Even if you can’t afford to buy a bag from Coach or a necklace from Tiffany, the mall is a destination for checking out luxury stores. Nashville West: This outdoor shopping center on the west side of Davidson County includes a super Target, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Best Buy, Ross and Marshalls. There are plans for expansion to include more restaurants and shops. Costco and Hill Center Nashville West are nearby, as are PetSmart and Big Lots. Opry Mills: The massive outlet mall in Donelson (433 Opry Mills Drive), with nearly 1.2 million square feet of shops, was heavily damaged in the flood of 2010. The mall, which reopened in the spring of 2012, fea-

tures many of the original tenants such as Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Ann Taylor Factory Store and Off Broadway; new stores include Cole Haan Outlet, Tommy Bahama Outlet, Calvin Klein and Coach Factory Store, Talbots and Chico’s.

RUTHERFORD COUNTY Murfreesboro: The Avenue (2615 Medical Center Parkway) is modeled after open-air European shopping centers. It offers several eateries including Romano’s Macaroni Grill and Longhorn Steakhouse, as well as dozens of stores ranging from Belk, Best Buy and Dick’s Sporting Goods to smaller clothing stores such as Hollister, Hat World and Talbots.

SUMNER COUNTY Gallatin: With its historic square and gentle vibe, Gallatin is an easygoing place to indulge in local luxuries. Shop for designer consignments at the Upscale Boutique on NorthWater Avenue, where Williams Design &

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Fashion also offers business attire, women’s suits and accessories. Hendersonville: Streets of Indian Lake Village is a lifestyle center that features more than 30 stores including Ann Taylor Loft, Coldwater Creek, The Children’s Place and Barnes & Noble Booksellers.

WILLIAMSON COUNTY Brentwood: This upscale city has a distinct ladies-who-lunch vibe. Head to Hot Pink (231 Franklin Road) for home décor or Pear Tree Avenue (237 Franklin Road), a hybrid mall with booths featuring a mix of Vera Bradley, antiques and jewelry. The star of Pear Tree is Stacey Rhodes Boutique, favored by celeb stylists. Cool Springs: CoolSprings Galleria offers shopping for fashionistas, foodies and families. The anchors are Dillard’s, JCPenney, Sears and a premier Belk that offers upscale goods (think Trina Turk or Kate Spade). For tots, upscale Janie and Jack sidles up to The Children’s Place and Gymboree. For techies? Hit the MacAuthority. Downtown Franklin: Downtown Franklin is

packed with upscale, unique retail and affordable, funky venues. Emmaline (400 Main St.) offers fashion for celebs and soccer moms, while What’s In Store (407 Main St.) is filled with low-priced trendy accessories. Stop by Philanthropy’s T-shirt bar (432 Main St.), then indulge in Bathos’ amazing handmade bath offerings (416 Main St.).

WILSON COUNTY Lebanon: Lebanon calls itself the “Antique City of the South” with a downtown filled with things you might see in your greatgrandmother’s attic. But if you’re on the hunt for something new, chances are you’ll find that. Prime Outlets just off of Interstate 40 offers outlet shopping including Polo Ralph Lauren, Nike Clearance Store, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Coach Factory Store and Tommy Hilfiger. Mt. Juliet: Providence MarketPlace offerings include JCPenney, Belk, Old Navy and Best Buy, as well as local specialty shops such as Ramona & Co. This open-air shopping stop includes a cinema and eateries including Red Robin and Red Lobster.

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Your everyday, girl-next-door Diva. Shopping Diva Cathi Aycock doesn’t just love to shop. She loves a good find. And with her tell-it-like-is attitude, there’s no better person to keep you up on the latest trends. And that’s always in style. “The best part of my job is feeling like I am chatting every day to friends who I want to share fashion, style and shopping secrets with.” — Cathi Aycock aka Shopping Diva

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