7 Places to Go for a Made in Tennessee Shopping Experience

7 Places to Go for a Made in Tennessee Shopping Experience

Tennessee is on the top of everyone's shopping lists.

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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.

Sevierville shopping

In East Tennessee, head to Tanger Outlets in Sevierville which is the largest authentic outlet center in the state. With more than 120 high-end, name brand outlets to choose from, shopping is always easy.

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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.

Bass Pro

Go to soulful Memphis for the ultimate outdoor experience at Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, the new national destination experience. From a general store with fudge and spices, a gift department with toys and home products, and apparel and footwear department, Bass Pro Shops is a one-stop shop for everyone. It's also home to Big Cypress Lodge, a 103-room hotel inside Bass Pro that exudes rustic elegance in the treehouse suites, cabins, and rooms with screened-in porches.

We understand if you'd rather stay in pajamas and click your way through your gift list. But, instead of shopping on the websites everyone flocks to, give your friends and family (and yourself!) treasures that are made in Tennessee.

Mo's Bows

Courtesy of Mo's Bows

Moziah Bridges, the teen-aged business Memphis boy behind Mo's Bows, crafts fashionable bowties for every season and occasion. Mo's Bows were even supplied to the 2015 NBA draft hopefuls. Bridges was recently named one of Time Magazine's Most Influential Teens of 2015.

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 what's new, including leather pocket journals, leather football coasters and the No. 2 Shave Kit made with American buffalo hide.

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Courtesy of Edwards Shoes

Edwards Shoes in Nashville use water buffalo, bison, ostrich and more to create signature, handmade leather shoes. The fine materials make these shoes stand out. Feast your eyes on The Boyfriend shoes or The Whole Story pair.

Courtesy of Brad Sells

Courtesy of Brad Sells

Click away to Cookeville to find woodcarver Brad Sells and his exquisitely-crafted furniture. Textures, tones and balance transform sculptural treasures to functional pieces. From buffet tables to dining chairs and coffee tables, give your home an authentic Tennessee touch.

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