18 Reasons Nashville Is A Hidden Fashion Gem

Life imitating art has never proved truer than in the city of Nashville. One glance at this cultural-rich epicentre of all things music, gastronomy, and style, and it’s quickly clear that this city is a fashion-lover’s dream come true. Need proof? Aside from the fact that western staples like bolero jackets, cowboy accessories, and fringe everything ruled the F/W 14 collections, Nashville plays host to some of fashion's greatests like Karen Elson, Jack White, and for the upcoming fall season, the iconic denim brand, Guess!

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Where: Barista Parlor 

A breakfast sandwich and coffee never looked (nor tasted) so fantastic.

Where: Hatch Show Print 

This print shop began in 1849, and continues to create one-of-a-kind posters for the biggest names in the music business.

You've got your work cut out for you, Banksy.

Where: Manuel 

The legendary designer, Manuel has created excuisite pieces for the likes of Johnny Cash, The Rat Pack, Bob Dylan, and many, many more.

Where: Honky Tonk Grill

You'd be crazy not to fall in love with these live entertainment bars.

Because when you think about it, life alongside cowboy boots sounds pretty nice, doesn't it?

Where: Goodbuy Girls 

Coming from a city so rich in culture and history, you'd expect nothing less than perfect vintage clothing.

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Where: Hatch Show Print 

Hello, bombshell.

Where: The Farm House 

File Under: carnviorous dishes you must have before you die.

Where: The Johnny Cash Museum 

Just in case you weren't aware, if you want to make it in the music business, Nashville is the place to be.

Where: Barista Parlor

Are you an aspiring fashion blogger? You'll get your shots in Nashville, trust us.

Where: Barista Parlor 

No reason not to pose in a vintage car when you see one, no?

Where: Dino’s Bar 

Oh hey, Andrew Bevan!

Where: Alegria

Listen, this oversized soup can is cool—pure and simple.

Where: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams 

Los Angeles has its cupcakes, New York has its cronuts, and Nashville has its insanely well-flavored ice cream. 

Where: Goodbuy Girls

The plentitude of fashionable knick knacks in Nashville is practically unfathomable. 

Where: Pinewood Social 

The title says it all, really.

Where: Husk 

We present: the best dessert in Nashville. 

Nicole Kliest
Freelance Contributor

Nicole Kliest is a freelance writer and editor based in New York City who focuses on fashion, travel, food, wine, and pretty much anything else that's amusing to write about. After graduating from Pepperdine University with a bachelor's in journalism and creative writing, she started her career back in 2010 as Who What Wear's photo editor and throughout the last decade has contributed to publications including Fashionista, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, The Zoe Report, PopSugar, Fodor's Travel, and several others. She also copywrites and has worked with clients such as Frame, Sea, 3x1, Intelligentsia, and others to develop brand voices through storytelling and creative marketing. She's very passionate about the ways we can improve our sustainability efforts in the fashion industry as well as cultivating content that's diverse and inclusive of all people. When she's not checking out the latest restaurant opening in her West Village neighborhood or riding her bicycle along the West Side Highway, she can be found scheming her next trip somewhere around the world. (Up next is Vienna.)