If Chattanooga’s sprawling mountain views and urban river scenes look impressive, just wait until you uncover its many shopping enclaves. From hipster vintage clothing to internationally acclaimed designer brands, the city’s retail terrain is as varied as its nearby hiking trails.
The cornerstone of downtown shopping is Warehouse Row, a sprawling brick structure that served as the Old Stone Fort during the Civil War. Over the past century or so, it’s endured many incarnations but its most recent in 2006 turned the former warehouse into a destination shopping center. Think Neiman Marcus meets SoHo.You'll find upscale boutiques, trendy restaurants, and a few favorites like J. Crew, Anthropologie, and lululemon athletica.
Embellish offers a carefully edited selection of women’s shoes from top designers like Kate Spade, Tory Burch, L.K. Bennett, Rag&Bone, and more. Whatever you're looking for, Embellish makes sure your attire starts stylish conversations.Shadowbox Paperie is a stationery and gift store, offering an unmatched selection of writing papers, greeting cards, invitations, and all things paper.
See the full list of Warehouse Row retailers here.
Outside of Warehouse Row, you can find shops downtown like Bruce Baird & Co., an upscale menswear boutique. Shop for custom suits or more casual Vineyard Vines attire, while Yacoubian Tailors next door offers top designer lines for both men and women.
Eclectic shops, outdoor art, and trees line Frazier Avenue – North Chattanooga’s main artery. Walking just a few blocks you can find hand-blown glassware at Plum Nelly, custom-fit running shoes at Fast Break Athletics, or local masterpieces at In-Town Gallery.
Fashions run the gambit on Frazier from haute to hip. If you're looking for the latest in women's clothing or accessories, check out River City Apparel, Luxe Boutique, or Belle Rive. And if you're on the hunt for the perfect gift or quirky card, pop into Blue Skies.
Frazier Avenue runs right into Manufacturers Road, where you’ll find 2 Northshore. As Chattanooga’s only Gold LEED certified development, the steel-roofed shopping center features locally-owned shops that promote health, wellness, and sustainability.
Rock/Creek is a specialty outfitter carrying top brands such as Vibram, Patagonia, and The North Face. Nooga Paws caters to your furry family member, while Chattanooga Shoe Company provides comfortable yet stylish footwear from the likes of Earthies, Clarks, and Rainbow.
As Chattanooga's newest shopping and entertainment destination, the West Village is home to a variety of local eateries and shops. Antibes is an upscale boutique that offers an eclectic array of clothing for both men and women. If you're looking to freshen up your makeup collection, stroll down Chestnut Street to Elea Blake Cosmetics to find the perfect colors for your unique skin tone. You can also find local produce, bakery items, gifts, and art at the weekly market, Le Petit Marché.
See a full list of West Village retailers here.
The Southside is a collection of old warehouses converted into modern eateries, lofts, and eclectic stores that cater to creative types. Galleries dot Main Street with favorites like Gallery 1401 and The HART Gallery, which gives homeless people and other disadvantaged people an opportunity to sell their artwork.
A little further up the street is Merchants on Main, a collection of vendors selling everything from mid-century modern furniture to shabby chic home accessories.
More than 200 stores make up Hamilton Place Mall, making it one of Tennessee’s largest shopping destinations. Inside the traditional mall are stores like Banana Republic, GAP, Abercrombie and Fitch, Forever 21, Sephora and H&M. But the entire mall property includes several open-air venues, offering stores like Old Navy, DSW Shoe Warehouse, Homegoods, Michael’s, Ann Taylor Loft, and Francesca’s Collections.
See a full list of Hamilton Place retailers here.