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Nearby Shopping in Knoxville

With plenty of homegrown pride, the Knoxville shopping scene is filled with a plethora of locally-owned shops and artists selling unique goods. Browse eco-friendly, handmade leather totes from female-owned Honeymouth, grab a Tennessee Tri-Star printed tee from family-owned Nothing Too Fancy or find your favorite author at Union Bookstore.  

Whether you’re looking for that perfect gift for your University of Tennesse student, or something new to add to your closet, you’ll find pretty much anything you can imagine here. Here’s five of Knoxville’s best stops and shops to put on your list now. 



Old City is at its most fashionable at Honeymouth, a local boutique known for their artsy wares. They spread love throughout Knoxville by showcasing carefully curated goods from leather koozies to purses, all made right here in Tennessee. Everything they sell is a work of art, which means you’ll walk out of their store feeling like one, too.

Whether you’re in the mood for a handbag or a captain’s hat, don’t leave without picking up one of their signature cotton totes or giving a pet to the boutique’s shop dog, a sweet old black lab.

Insider Tip

Grab one of the handmade leather totes for a friend – and one for yourself.

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Rala considers itself a little shop of treasures, though you’ll find much more than home goods and gifts in their sprawling retail space. Creations from artists both here in Knoxville and around the world line the shelves, making this store both local and global all at the same time. 

Rediscover Knoxville by way of local art or be transported to somewhere else entirely. Peruse art, letterpress prints, an extensive collection of greeting cards, and more, or learn how to make them yourself at one of Rala’s workshops.

Insider Tip

In town celebrating a special occasion? A locally-made treasure makes the perfect gift.

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Union Avenue Books

Get lost in the endless stacks at locally-owned Union Ave Books. Aptly named for its perfect location in Downtown Knoxville, Union Ave Books is any local or visiting booklover’s idea of paradise. After undergoing a significant expansion/renovation and re-opening their doors in 2018, Union Ave Books is as bustling as ever. They stock a great selection of newly published titles, staff favorites, local and regional authors, puzzles, crafts and other gift items 

Insider Tip

Pick up a few treasures inside and grab a seat at one of their pleasant sidewalk bistro tables. 

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Oglewood Ave

If you’ve ever been desperate to uncover your own green thumb, Oglewood Avenue was made for you. A plant boutique that specializes in indoor tropical houseplants, every plant sold is repotted in unique and individual planters so they’re truly one of a kind. Oglewood’s mission is for every customer to succeed in plant parenthood, so they focus on building confidence in plant care. Not sure what you’re looking for? Spend some time chatting with the incredibly knowledgeable staff and you’ll leave with the right fit, guaranteed.  

Insider Tip

Make sure to ask the owner Jade for her advice on your newest plant baby.

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Nothing Too Fancy

In search of a special souvenir to mark your time in Volunteer Nation? Stop by Nothing Too Fancy, a small, family-run t-shirt shop right in downtown Knoxville. Everything in Nothing Too Fancy is created by local artists and artisans with distinct Tennessee flavor. Even though they specialize in comfy, vintage-style t-shirts, you’ll also find unique salvaged treasures, jewelry and one-of-a-kind artwork in the eclectic shop.  


Insider Tip

The incredibly soft t-shirts make perfect gifts for everyone back home

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