Shopping in Franklin, TN

By Karen Schwartzman on April 28, 2011 at 6:03 pm EST
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PHOTO CREDIT: Brian McCord

Franklin is famous for its shopping scene. Whether your style is an all-inclusive mall, a charming district with cute boutiques to match or a collection of eclectic shops, you'll find it in Franklin.
The Factory  For the variety of a trendy strip with the convenience of a mall, make a shopping stop at the Factory at Franklin. Literally housed in what used to be a factory, the place was renovated and reopened primarily as a creative space. The rules to open up shop are simple: be creative, unique or artistic. Those guidelines have led to shops like Amish Excellence, a hardwood store, and Cherie's Unique Collections, along with dozens of other specialty shops, art galleries and restaurants.   Historic Downtown Franklin  If the charm of downtown doesn't immediately lure you in, the sheer volume of shopping certainly will. Home to upscale boutiques and galleries galore, this district offers more than enough to keep shopping enthusiasts entertained. Give the trendy vibe a try at Ivey on Main or Emmaline, both high-end boutiques that carry big names and the latest trends. Accessorize the look with a stop in What's In Store, sure to meet all your jewelry and shoe needs. For a more eclectic experience, take a look in Bijou. With its Anthropologie-esque vibe and impressive selection, it's sure to satisfy.   But downtown's shopping experience includes much more than clothes. Find accessories and eccentricities at the Heirloom Shop or check out the latest in stationary styles at Rock Paper Scissors. If you prefer to gallery-gaze, don't miss Rare Prints Gallery. Kids are taken care of too; Main Street Toy Co. offers toys so unique even parents will be pleased.
Cool Springs  The center of Cool Springs shopping, the Cool Springs Galleria, offers just about any kind of store you could ask for. Shoppers have their choice of big anchor stores – Belk, Macy's, Dillards, JC Penny and Sears – as well as a variety smaller shops. Clothing stores include Forever XXI, Gap, Jos. A. Banks and Banana Republic. Other stores such as Bare Escentuals, Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma round out the mall's complete selection.   Thoroughbred Village
 Down the road on Cool Springs Blvd. a shopping center with essentials like TJ Maxx and Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse awaits. Smaller stores such as White House Black Market and the Cosmetic Market are around as well.
Store Listing
 The Factory, 230 Franklin Rd.Ivey on Main, 317 Main St., (615) 373-3707 Emmaline, 400 Main St. What's In Store, 407 Main St. Heirloom Shop, 404 Main St. (615) 791-0110 Rock Paper Scissors, 317 Main St. Rare Prints Gallery, 420 Main St. Main Street Toy Co., 412 Main St. (615) 790-4869 Cool Springs Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd.Thoroughbred Village, 545 Cool Springs Blvd. Check out more on shopping in Franklin, TN.

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