Satisfy All Your Shopping Needs on South Main

Dear Creatures sweater dress at Hoot + Louise. Photo by Kerry Crawford.

Lobster Pronto Pup at Rizzos

Grab yourself a lobster pronto pup from Rizzo's Diner. Photo by Justin Fox Burks.

Arcade Restaurant. Photo Credit: Amie Vanderford

The Arcade, Memphis' Oldest Restaurant

Join Chef Michael Patrick at Rizzo's Diner for Southern-inspired upscale diner food. Photo by Justin Fox Burks.

Vintage and new women's clothing available at Hoot + Louise in South Main. Photo by Kerry Crawford.

Vintage trolleys run up and down the streets of downtown 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.

No matter your style profile, the burgeoning South Main District is the place for you. From fashion, to art, to jewelry to one of the largest candy showrooms in the Bluff City, this eclectic neighborhood offers a wide variety of boutiques, galleries and stores that make this a true Memphis shopping destination.

Chic Clothing

For ravishing retro duds, check out Hoot + Louise. This charming boutique showcases hand-selected vintage women’s apparel and is a favorite of Once Upon a Time actress and Memphis native, Ginnfer Godwin. The feel at H+L is like granny's living room, where old mingles with new and everyone feels at home.

For more urban attire, K’PreSha is the go-to spot. Men and women can pick up items from brands like Jay Genius Imperial, BCBG, Rock Smith Tokyo and Original Penguin at great prices. K’PreSha also features clothes from local designers.

Shimmy on over to Sache for apparel that’s classy and casual. This modern shop features custom t-shirts designed by local photographer and graffiti artist Eric Evans, so they’re perfect for someone who has a unique and edgy look.
 

Avant Garde Art

Paintings, pottery and photography, oh my. Brighten up your life with a piece of artwork from a South Main gallery or shop. The Sue Layman Designs gallery focuses on contemporary works, while Joy Smith Gallery celebrates African art and colorful, authentic woven fabrics. Reel2Reel Photography offers breathtaking photography prints of popular Memphis landmarks, and if you’re feeling adventurous, browse the cases and walls at the 477 Store to grab a thrown clay pot or a piece of jewelry crafted by Memphis College of Art students, faculty and alumni.  

Sundry Spending

Getting from place to place can be a bit of a drag if you’ve got your hands full of bags, but Midtown Bike Company is there for all your two-wheeled transportation needs. You can buy, rent or repair a bike, and this shop also offers a variety of accessories and safety gear.

Get a touch of history at the National Civil Rights Museum gift shop. Inside you can grab t-shirts, books, postcards and iconic photography themed around the Civil Rights Movement.

Grab a fabulous gift for that special someone, or even for yourself by smelling the candles at Downtown Candle Company. They specialize in eco-friendly candles that are hand poured pure artisan soybean wax with cedar wooden wicks, and exclusively selected essential oils.

Wayne’s Candy Company is a perfect shop for anyone who has a serious sweet tooth. They offer over 3000 different varieties of candy as well as concessions and snacks. Pro tip: Wayne’s does not take credit cards, so make sure you bring some cash for your purchases.  

Browse a wide array of regional produce, meats, prepared goods and crafts at the Memphis Farmers Market. Every Saturday morning, April through October, you can support local Memphis farmers and artisans by purchasing items like creamy pimento cheese from Tom’s Tiny Kitchen, mouthwatering Angus steaks from Claybrooks Farms, lush macarons from Pistache Pastry, homespun clay pots from Moon Mama Pottery, arugula from Gracious Gardens and much more. 

Revelry and Refreshment

Start your day of shopping with a hearty breakfast at the Arcade restaurant, one of Elvis’ favorite hangouts. The Arcade serves up hearty diner food like fluffy sweet potato pancakes, eggs smothered in country gravy and French toast. If you need a pick me up during the day, kick back and relax with a latte and housemade croissant at Bluff City Bakery. For dinner, show off your new outfit at Rizzo’s Diner and chow down on lobster Pronto Pups and cheeseburger soup. Cap your day off with an after-dinner drink at Earnestine and Hazel’s. This popular night spot has been named “Best Dive Bar” by CNN, Southern Living, Lonely Planet and Huffington Post

For more information on the shops, history and arts of South Main, check out GoSouthMain.com.