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The “Home of the Blues” is home to many shopping experiences - artsy, antique and uniquely Memphis. The historic South Main Arts District, located downtown, offers a mix of art galleries and boutiques. Take them all in with a Trolley Tour, held the last Friday of every month. Ride the trolley for free and enjoy the wine and party bites, as stores and galleries open their doors for the popular affair.
If it’s antiques you’re looking for, head to Memphis’ Cooper Young neighborhood. Flashback has a selection of ’60s and ’70s vintage clothing and furnishings, or browse at Palladio Antiques & Art, which offers upscale antiques and original fine art. For true antiquers, the Memphis Flea Market has 500 to 800 vendors selling or swapping antiques, jewelry, collectibles, produce and tons more. Held the third weekend of every month at the Agricenter Expo Center, “the Big One,” as it’s known, is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets cost $2.
For a uniquely Memphis shopping event, try Lansky’s at the Peabody for its exclusive Elvis-inspired line. Nicknamed “Clothier to the King” after owner Bernard Lansky, the store sells men’s and women’s clothing. Sister store Lansky’s 126, however , brings hipper and trendier clothes to the 1950s-themed line. Another Memphis store not to miss: A. Schwab’s on Beale Street. Established in 1876, it’s the only original remaining business on the historic street. Listed as a dry goods store, A. Schwab’s sells much more, from souvenirs to hoodoo ingredients for charms.
Prefer one-stop shopping? The Shops of Saddle Creek, located in the Memphis suburb Germantown, provides exactly what you want. The upscale shopping center counts the Apple store, Anthropologie, Lucky Jeans and Coach among its 33 stores. With all its original boutiques and old standards, Memphis offers you an unexpected bevy of retail options; we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the variety of shopping options the Home of Blues has to offer.