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raig Thompson

The Ultimate Guide to Shopping Centers in Memphis

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.

Memphis Shopping Destinations

Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid – With an indoor cypress swamp, underwater-themed bowling alley, glass observation deck, alligators, aquariums, restaurants and a hotel, you could forget there's also shopping inside that shiny pyramid on Memphis' riverfront. Whether you want to buy a boat, hiking boots or fudge, it's all here. No surprise, this is Bass Pro Shops' largest retail location worldwide. What might surprise you? The pyramid that's home to this over-the-top Bass Pro experience is the tenth largest pyramid in the world. 
Location: 1 Bass Pro Dr. Memphis TN 38105 

IKEA - When you need that cinnamon roll/meatball/decor fix, head to the Memphis suburb of Cordova. IKEA sits right off I-40 less than half-an-hour from downtown Memphis. Wolfchase Galleria is IKEA's across-the-street neighbor, so you can make a day of it. 
Location: 7900 Ikea Way, Cordova TN 38016

Indoor Shopping Malls

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. Need to bring the picky teen home a souvenir? Vans has you covered with T-shirts and accessories. Didn't pack an outfit to go dancing? Stop by Buckle, Dillard's, Express, and many more options for a whole new outfit.
Location: 2760 N Germantown Pkwy, Memphis, TN 38133

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 Aéropostale and H&M, this centrally-located East Memphis plaza will appeal to clothing connoisseurs of all ages. Fill up at Fresh Gulf Shrimp or grab some new kicks at one of the many shoe stores.
Location: 4465 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38117

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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 Forever 21 and H&M or the elevated collection at LOFT. Kids will be begging for a stopover at Build-A-Bear Workshop. Take a break from shopping and catch a show with the family at New Day Children's Theatre.
Location: 4674 Merchants Park Cir, Collierville, TN 38017

Laurelwood Shopping Center – Start your shopping spree with a visit to a local favorite, Dinstuhl's Fine Candy Company, to keep up your energy. Then stroll the open-air walkways to browse or buy at high-end fashion boutiques and national retailers like J McLaughlin and J. Jill. Try on the latest fashions at boutiques like Joseph and James Davis. Looking for that special wedding present? Find beautiful luggage, lighting and home decor at Babcock Gifts. And after a day of shopping, pick up the latest bestseller at the indie bookstore, Novel. 
Location: 422 S Grove Park Rd, Memphis, TN 38117

Shops of Saddle Creek – Serious shoppers love Saddle Creek in Germantown. This is where you shop if you have sophisticated taste. Get your iPhone repaired at the only Apple Store in Memphis, and while you wait, check out the expansive athleisure collections at Athleta and Fabletics. Supplement your wardrobe with quality pieces from fashion-forward brands like Anthropologie, Free People, and Madewell. You can accessorize your new outfit with a purse or jewelry from Kendra Scott or Michael Kors.
Location: Poplar Ave. &, W Farmington Blvd, Germantown, TN 38138

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Local Shopping by Neighborhood

Broad Avenue Arts District – This neighborhood between Downtown and East Memphis is the perfect place to find unique gifts, apparel and artwork. Shop for modern dresses at Mbabzi House of Style, made from bespoke African designs. Complete the look with a handmade piece of jewelry from the effortlessly cool Falling Into Place, a home and lifestyle boutique. Stop by T. Clifton Art for eclectic paintings, pottery and sculpture. 

Cooper-Young – This popular midtown neighborhood is buzzing with shops, restaurants, bars and creative spaces. For the vintage clothing lover, Fox + Cat Vintage offers second-hand styles you'll love. Memphis Drum Shop is a percussionist's dream store, providing anything and everything a drummer might need to soup up his or her kit. Peruse local artwork while shopping goods and wares to help spike your own creativity at Cooper-Young Gallery & Gift Shop. Bookworms will fall in love with the rare selection at Burke's Book Store. For music lovers, Goner Records is an absolute must! From rare music finds to band merchandise, this record store and label isn't your run-of-the-mill music shop. Browse their selection and find your new favorite today.

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. Lacy frocks and cool clutches will catch your eye at The Ivory Closet. Want the kiddos to remember their trip to Memphis? While kids experiment at one of The Art Project's classes or free-play sessions, browse the studio's selection of toys and kids' activities designed with creative play in mind.

South Main – South Main is a boutique hopper’s dream. Be sure to hit Stock + Belle for cutting edge designer wear and furniture. For everything unique, head to The Broom Closet for candles, sage bundles and more. Then check out some of South Main’s fine art galleries, like Urevbu Contemporary, Sue Layman Gallery, and Jack Robinson Gallery.

Collierville Town Square – In this pretty suburb of Memphis, make the Town Square your base to browse shops and boutiques like Patricia’s on the Square and The Brooks Collection, which specialize in home decor, and Bazaar, for olive oils, spices, teas and cooking accessories.