Music City’s entrepreneurial spirit is rising up. From cafés to boutiques, new shop owners and restaurateurs are putting it all on the line to remind us we’re #nashvillestrong … especially when it comes to supporting our local brick-and-mortar stores. Here are three new Nashville shops and services to get out and safely support when you’re ready and able to. Plus, check out the bonus pop-up shop that’s open just in time for holiday shopping.
3 New Nashville Shops & Services (+ One Pop-Up Shop!)
Reed Smythe & Company Pop-Up Shop
73 White Bridge Road, Nashville, TN 37205
Hours: Monday through Saturday: 10 a.m to 6 p.m.
November 14 to December 19, 2020
Before we get to our three permanent additions to the Nashville brick-and-mortar scene, we would be remiss not to mention a fun pop-up shop that’s opening on November 14. Reed Smythe & Company is bringing a pop-up to the location formerly occupied by Harpeth Gallery on White Bridge Road, and as fans of the online store, we couldn’t be more delighted to have the opportunity to shop in person.
Started by Keith Meacham and the late Julia Reed, this store celebrates independent brands and quality goods. In a world of “so much” and “everything,” Reed Smythe pairs it down to the staples you love so much that you’ll use them again and again — the memory-makers, the items that invite conversation and encourage guests to stay just a wee bit longer.
The shop will be closed on Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m for private shopping for groups of five to 10 people. Champagne will be offered, so go ahead and book this time with your friends! Otherwise, the store encourages social distancing to ensure a safe shopping environment for all.
Free gift wrapping will be offered in Reed Smythe’s signature chocolate boxes with turquoise ribbons, and you can look for updates on small special events that will be added along the way (follow on Instagram for details).
If you’re wondering, you can also shop online and pick up at the pop-up Reed Smythe location. Just specify “curbside” as the shipping option.
2209 Bandywood Drive Suite E, Nashville, TN 37215 • (615) 308-3951
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed Sunday
Green Hills just got a serious dose of cuteness in the form of patch Nashville. Located in the Bandywood Courtyard, a stone’s throw from Little Gourmand, the brand new children’s store is chock-full of adorable clothing, pajamas, books and gifts for all ages. With the holidays right around the corner, it’s the perfect place to stock up. A mom herself, store owner Kelsey Finger was inspired to open the boutique based on her own needs. “As a mom of two boys, finding children’s clothing in a variety of styles in a small boutique setting was becoming increasingly difficult as [my kids] grew older,” she tells us. “I grew up in the South, and I appreciate the traditional Southern style of children’s clothing, but my children’s style varies widely from day to day.”
Kelsey says she’s also keenly aware that Nashville is an ever-evolving and growing city with residents looking for more variety, more quality, and more unique finds. Patch carries an expansive array of modern and traditional styles for both boys and girls in a wide range of sizes. The shop just opened its doors on October 28, and its prime location bodes well. “I feel truly honored to be part of the retail world in this amazing city my family calls home,” Kelsey says humbly. “I hope everyone who walks in patch feels welcome, inspired, and at home.”
Luxe & Luna
812 51st Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 454-4949
Hours: Monday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Luxe & Luna brings a boutique spa experience to The Nations. While starting a business amid 2020’s many challenges may not have been on the agenda for friends-turned-co-founders Summer Moore and Lily Thuresson (the official opening date was May 26), it certainly didn’t keep the aestheticians from pursuing their passion project. “Opening our spa during a global pandemic was definitely not in our plans,” says Summer. “It was a huge leap of faith, but we are delighted to be living our dream of bringing happiness and beauty to our city!” The duo fell in love with the vibrancy and energy of The Nations neighborhood, and they knew they’d found the perfect place to set up shop.
Described as a “uniquely refined and curated, boutique spa for ladies and gentlemen,” the services menu offers everything from facials to treatments such as dermaplaning and microneedling, with a concentration on products from French skincare line Biologique Recherche. The LUXE massage is a must-try for those looking to de-stress. It’s an expertly choreographed session with warm stone and trigger point therapies, a Swedish and deep tissue massage, and even aromatherapy. Luxe & Luna also offers the Biologique Recherche CRYO Facial, a unique anti-aging treatment that results in a radiant complexion. With elevated spa packages and a boutique that sells everything from candles to beauty products, Luxe & Luna brings some much-needed relaxation and self-care to The Nations.
2905 12th Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37204 • (615) 730-5789
Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.; closed Monday
While Nashville may not be lacking in the cowboy boots and fancy belt department, 12South is welcoming Planet Cowboy with open arms … and for a good reason. The shop’s playful ’60s-’70s retro vibe draws crowds to peruse the colorful selection of handmade hats and custom-designed boots. “I get inspired by happy, bright colors that make any outfit pop and make people say, ‘Wow, those are fun and groovy boots!’” explains owner Jaylin Ramer. And fun, groovy boots are definitely the name of the game.
Though the boutique began in New York City, Nashville has always been at the top of Jaylin’s radar for a second location. “Everyone I knew from Nashville said 12South is a shopping mecca and a perfect place to be for high-end Western wear,” she says. The pandemic offered her the perfect opportunity to take her shop to the next level when she made a quick pit stop in Music City on her way back from sheltering-in-place in Florida. She stumbled upon the storefront in 12South just as someone was showing the vacant space to another potential business, and Jaylin’s wheels immediately started turning. “I knew instantly that I wanted this to be my new home,” she tells us. “When I got back to New York City, with all of the shutdowns and COVID-chaos and the unfortunate looting of my NYC store, I decided to jump ship and put all my eggs in the Nashville basket.” She hasn’t looked back, and the proof is in the success of Planet Cowboy.
Let’s get out and support these new (and pop-up) businesses!
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