The Ultimate Guide to Shopping Centers in Memphis

Muse on South Main Arts District: Dan Ball

MUSE retail store on South Main in Memphis. Photo by Dan Ball.

American Apparel in South Main Arts District: Dan Ball

Hip and funky fashion trends at American Apparel on South Main in Downtown Memphis. Photo by Dan Ball.

High-end brands and stores at the Shops of Saddle Creek.

Broad Avenue has art walks throughout the year. Photo by Kerry Crawford.

Get with the latest fashion at Shop Girl in Downtown Memphis. Photo by Dan Ball.

You’re well-rested, had a hearty breakfast, and you’ve done some stretches to warm up your credit card-swiping arm. You’re ready to go. You are a serious shopper. Whether you prefer expansive malls filled with well-known department stores or local neighborhoods brimming with quirky boutiques, we’ve got your ultimate guide to finding the best shopping in Memphis.

Indoor Shopping Malls

Oak Court Mall – If fashion is your game, then make sure to put Oak Court Mall on your itinerary. Anchored by department stores like Macy’s and Dillard’s and featuring popular shops like Hollister, LOFT and Banana Republic, this centrally-located East Memphis plaza will appeal to clothing connoisseurs of all ages. You can also satisfy your sweet tooth at Godiva Chocolatier or grab a new pair of designer eyeglass frames at Visionworks.

Wolfchase Galleria – With over 120 stores, Wolfchase Galleria is the largest mall in Shelby County. This shopping destination in Bartlett is perfect for the person who has a wide variety of needs. Looking for luxury? Check out Coach for high quality handbags. Searching for souvenirs for your small ones? The Disney Store has you covered with games, stuffed animals and costumes from your favorite characters. Seeking out a signature cigar? Stop by the Tinder Box for an array of Havana’s finest, along with pipes, lighters and other smoking accessories.

Open-Air Shopping Malls

Carriage Crossing – Carriage Crossing in Collierville lets you shop al fresco style. This compact outdoor center showcases a good mix of standard stores and out-of-the-box shops. Stylish ladies will love the budget friendly styles at Francesca’s or the classic lines at Talbots. Kids will be begging for a stopover at Build-A-Bear Workshop. If you’re a food aficionado, then Bazaar is the place for you. This local emporium offers vinegars, olive oils and other gourmet edible gifts.

Shops of Saddle Creek – Serious shoppers love Saddle Creek in Germantown. This is where you shop if you have sophisticated and expensive tastes. Get your iPhone repaired at the only Apple Store in Memphis, and while you wait, check out the expansive selection of herbal teas at Teavana. Supplement your wardrobe with quality pieces from fashion forward brands like Anthropologie, Madewell and Lucky Brand Jeans. You can accessorize your new outfit with a purse or satchel from Kate Spade New York or Vera Bradley.

Local Shopping by Neighborhood

Broad Avenue Arts District – This up-and-coming neighborhood in East Memphis is the perfect place to find unique gifts, apparel and artwork. Bead Couture features handmade necklaces crafted from items like freshwater pearls, torched copper and Swarovski crystals. They also have supplies on hand in case you want to create your own masterpiece. My Heavenly Creations offers all natural soaps, lotions and beauty care products that will appeal to both men and women. Found Studio is the perfect place for vintage vixens to find great one-of-a-kind pieces, and stop by T. Clifton Art for eclectic paintings, pottery and sculpture.

Overton Square – This revitalized neighborhood is full of restaurants, shops and activities. Fitness fanatics will love Breakaway Running, which carries top-of-the-line athletic shoes and workout gear. Or, grab something to munch on to sustain your energy at Sweet Noshings. This shop will delight anyone who loves a good sugar rush. In addition to a wide variety of popcorn and ice cream flavors, Sweet Noshings also sells candy by the pound, pastries and coffee beverages. No matter who your style icon is, you’ll love shopping at the Attic. Men and women will be able to find great clothing options in a range of prices and sizes.

South Main – South Main is a boutique hopper’s dream. Hoot + Louise showcases vintage apparel for men and women. It’s also a favorite stop for Memphis native, actress Ginnifer Goodwin. If you like your clothing with a little more edge, look no further than K’Presha. This downtown store focuses on outfits with more of an urban flair. If you simply don’t need another maxi skirt or pair of skinny jeans, then check out some of South Main’s fine art galleries, like D’Edge Art and Unique Gifts, Joysmith Gallery, Sue Layman Gallery, Terry Woodard Photography and Rainbow Stained Glass Studio.