Are there any specific areas in or near downtown for local shops/boutiques. We're not looking for malls or chain stores.
Thanks Deb, yes we will have a car and will check out your suggestions. My fiancee can spend an hour in 1 shop if she likes it and gives me time to have a couple beers.
You're so welcome. Enjoy those beers. I'd rather have the couple of beers than shop myself.
Broad Avenue Arts District has lots of interesting shops, including State and Main for handmade gifts along with good coffee and pastries. Downtown is the South Main Arts District which has a number of galleries and boutiques. In East Memphis, visit Laurelwood, an outdoor mall with many local shops including Novel for books, Dinstuhl's for chocolate, and assorted clothing and jewelry stores. In Collierville, there is an the enormous Sheffield Antiques Market. Also don't miss Burke's books in Cooper Young and a number of other boutiques nearby.