5119 American Way
Memphis, TN 38115
Phone: (901) 363-4800
Fax: (901) 363-1101
In a city unknown for boutique shops, Laurelwood Shopping Center has an amazing collection of small stores featuring designer clothing for both men and women. Make your way through James Davis, Joseph's, Colony Shop and Talbot's, browsing through the top-notch selection of quality dresses, suits and accessories. Other shops worth visiting are King Furs and Fine Jewelry, the David Lusk Gallery and Cotton Tails for children's clothing. Stop along the way and pick up some locally-made chocolates at Dinstuhl's. Don't miss Davis-Kidd Booksellers, a large independent shop.
This buy, sell and trade store, located in a non-descript shopping center, features an unusually broad selection of reading materials. Unlike many second-hand bookshops, this one sells hardcovers as well as paperbacks. There's a good selection of classics, mystery/suspense novels, science fiction books and westerns. There is even an entire room in the back just for romance novels. There are some gems to be found here, including a few autographed copies, mostly by local authors. Paperbacks are sold for half of the cover price and may be returned for half of the purchase price in exhange for credit toward other books in stock.
Sacks 2 for Kids is a good place to buy gently used clothing for children, from infants through size 20 for boys and junior/preteen for girls. Better organized than a church bazaar, this store uses tickets on these outfits to tell how much they will be marked down week by week—if they do not sell first. The best value by far are the 0 to 9 month outfits many of which still have the retail tags on them. Other items on offer include a small selection of toys, shoes and books, all on consignment.
Do you have a coffeemaker in your hotel room, but would like something other than the hotel's pre-packaged blend? With service faster than a trip to the grocery store, this shop features over a dozen blends that can be freshly ground as you wait. While you're at it, you might also want to pick up some snacks, such as biscotti or Mississippi Cheese Straws (a crunchy, spicy Southern treat). Specialty foods are also here, such as anchovy-stuffed olives, jams from across the South and that Memphis favorite, barbeque sauces, ranging from sweet and smoky to three-alarm hot.
Even though Memphis is flat and surrounded by cotton fields, this haven for outdoors enthusiasts can fit you with snow skis and a snowsuit. Every nook and cranny is filled with all the equipment and toys for outdoor adventures. From D-rings for rappelling to backpacks to canoes, Outdoors Inc. has it all. The parking lot in front is small and crowded, but there are often additional spaces behind the store.
Sugar Plum Consignments is a store that offers an eclectic collection of new, vintage and used clothing and accessories. Sourced from a variety of places, the ever changing collection is made up of a range of high-end brands offered at astoundingly low prices. The items found here are available in a variety of sizes, and styles that range from the latest trends to all time classics. Whether you have something specific in mind or are simply hunting for a rare find, the friendly staff at Sugar Plum are more than happy to help you find pieces that perfectly complement your individual style. If you have any items that you no longer use, but are still in a good condition, Sugar Plum can help you sell these for some extra spending money.
Gibson’s Donuts located on Mount Moriah Road has been a fixture of Eastgate neighborhood since 1967. Since its inception so many decades ago, the bakery has been known for its awesome range of doughnuts. There's a wealth of flavors, toppings and combinations thereof available at this charming donut spot. Of course you can pick one of the more popular ones like cinnamon apple, jelly-filled, chocolate glazed and such, but don't forget to try the unusual signatures they have, such as the Maple Bacon, Apple Fritters, New Orleans Buttermilk Drop Doughnuts. Located a few steps away from Gus's Memphis outlet, Gibson's arguably offers the best donuts in town!
Visit Stash Home to decorate your abode with stylish furniture. On the sales floor, you'll find beds, sofas, dressers, tables, chairs, lamps, rugs, and other home decor items. Keep an eye out for sales to get a lower price on the furniture of your dreams. The store features a variety of designs, ranging from rustic to chic, but you can count on quality and style in everything you buy.
A cute store stocking trendy items, Flirt is a popular shop to buy comfortable bras, signature camisoles, skosh jewelry, soy candles and a lot more. Some of the well-known brands you can find at Flirt include JADE, DOWN EAST, ANGIE, Classique, Color Works, Mesmerize, Mystree, Mur, LTB Jeans, GLAM and Bamboo.
If you are a serial paperback reader, check this place out. You can buy paperbacks—choosing from a stock of thousands of recent fiction, most gently used, for about half the cover price or less. And even better, after you have finished reading your novel, you can return it. Some of the real cheapies can't be returned for credit. Stock includes a wide selection of romance, mystery or suspense and true crime, along with some other selections.
Two shops in one, this establishment caters to both the serious smoker and the avid reader of periodicals. The tobacco shop carries everything from inexpensive pipes to classic meerschaum pipes carved in traditional forms. The humidor is packed with American and imported cigars from makers such as Arturo-Fuente and Dunhill. Have a seat at the table in the back of the store and enjoy some conversation with fellow smokers. The newsroom, meanwhile, has a large selection of magazines covering everything from current news to pop culture. Imported magazines from Britain, Germany, France and Italy are also available. In addition, daily newspapers (both regional and national) can also be found here.
If you're looking for designer duds on a budget, visit Celery Ladies Upscale Resale. This consignment shop carries brands such as Prada, Jimmy Choo, J.Crew, and Kate Spade. You'll find a selection of beautiful, shoes, handbags and apparel for a fraction of their original cost. The selection is well-curated, featuring only items that are currently in style.