When you hear the word ’boutique,’ a certain type of store may come instantly to mind. However, not all boutiques are created equal. While many in Nashville offer the standard chevron-printed, monogrammed fare, if you look hard enough you can also find more than a few boutiques in Music City that break this mold and tend towards a slightly more alternative vibe. Here, a brief list of boutiques to check out in Nashville that will make you rethink your conception of the term altogether — and where you’ll be guaranteed a unique shopping experience.
Also located in East Nashville, Hey Rooster General Store is not your average boutique. In fact, it is arguably not a ’boutique’ in the typical sense at all; it is instead a highly specialized storefront dedicated to selling quality, handmade accessories, home décor, and artisan food. Owner Courtney Webb created the store with the intention of building a space that resurrects the sense of community found in general stores throughout history. Not only is she close friends with many of the artists and producers behind the products she sells (a good portion of which are made in Nashville), but the store itself is reminiscent of this nostalgic past — with, of course, a slightly trendier, 21st-century spin.