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Made in Tennessee: Where to shop

By Amanda Stravinsky

Tennessee is on the top of everyone’s shopping lists. Find the state’s best shopping spots and homemade products.

Credit: Tennessee Tourism

Here in Tennessee, shopping is always a pleasure with ample amounts of shopping malls, boutiques, and local, handmade treasures for sale. Head to or click through these options for a relaxed shopping experience that can only be Made in Tennessee. There are shopping malls and then there are Tennessee shopping malls, which take it to another level.

Tanger Outlet Center, Sevierville

In East Tennessee, head to Tanger Outlets in Sevierville that has more than 120 high-end, name-brand outlets. With stores like Adidas, Kate Spade and Banana Republic, Yankee Candle Co. and Michael Kors, you’re sure to find gifts, treats for yourself and more.

Opry Mills, Nashville

Opry Mills in Nashville is the state’s largest outlet and value retail destination. Not only does it have more than 200 stores, it’s also home to Regal Cinema 20 & IMAX, Dave and Buster’s, and Rainforest Café.

Crosstown Concourse, Memphis

Crosstown Concourse, once the Sears, Roebuck & Co. distribution center and retail store, has been refurbished into a multi-purpose space that includes retail, eateries and an art gallery. Get new home goods and handcrafted jewelry from Cheryl Pesce: The Lifestyle Store. Then, pop into the family-owned Curb Market for fresh and local produce and products. Beer, wine and a full hot bar can also be found here. 

If you’d rather stay in pajamas and click your way through your gift list, give your friends, family and yourself treasures that are made in Tennessee.

  • Colonel Littleton, Lynnville: Love leather? Check out Colonel Littleton’s leather goods from Lynnville. In this small town is a made-in-Tennessee tradition of using full-grain American hides and traditional craftsmanship for truly unique leather goods ranging from belts to briefcases and purses to iPad cases. Browse and buy the leather pocket journals, leather football coasters and the No. 2 Shave Kit made with American buffalo hide.
  • Phillip Ashley Chocolates, Memphis: Forbes and Garden & Gun have featured Phillip Ashley Chocolates and for good reason. When you order a box of chocolates, you’re getting more than the standard confection associated with holidays and special occasions. You get an edible work of art. Each piece is handcrafted by chocolatiers who use ingredients from around the world, selecting only the best fair trade chocolate.
  • C. King Manufacturing Co., Bristol: L.C. King has created iconic workwear—including the triple-stitched overalls, utility vests and durable jeans—in the same factory it has for 104 generations in downtown Bristol. Order t-shirts, jackets and coats and accessories online and then make a trip to Bristol to see the Factory Store, the oldest continuously-operating, family-owned, cut-and-sew factory in the United States.