There are so many options for living in the Gulch and just like dogs – residents in the Gulch can’t get enough of fabulous antiques! Adding warmth and character to your new space in the Gulch is a must in creating a home and these 5 antique stores are just around the corner. Don’t go in with a list of wants, instead stay open and let your antique treasures guide your design. We know you’ll be pleasantly surprised at some of the Nashville treasures you’ll discover in the following Gulch antique stores:
Downtown Antique Mall: 612 8th Ave South
With free parking and tons of booths, the Downtown Antique Mall is in the heart of the Gulch. Grab a bite to eat at the Peg Leg Porker, right around the corner before touring the multitude of booth, each with their own unique style and specialty. Around one bend, vintage metal signs and taxidermy. Round the corner, a booth specializing in old lamps and spindles. There’s really something for everyone and the booths are changed consistently so no two visits to this gem in the Gulch will be the same. The old warehouse is the perfect place to house old treasures and you’ll agree that the location and building are fitting for it’s contents. Prices range depending on the booth so just be ready to take a stroll and fall in love with something that you didn’t even know you needed.
Pre to Post Modern: 2110 8th Ave S
This organized shop is a bit more eclectic with a mid century modern vibe. You’ll find some great used furniture that won’t turn into a refurb project as they have some pieces in great condition. Their kitschy vibe is fun so take a stroll through Pre to Post Modern just for a look at some neat stuff that will make you smile or take you back. Their customers are saying: “Love this shop. Unique, one-of-a-kind finds and a truly fun place to browse, explore and leave buying great items at reasonable prices. One of Nashville’s retail gems,” said Kat Hitchcock on her Facebook review of the store, giving it a 5 star rating.
Preservation Station: 1809 8th Ave S
Preservation Station is swoon worthy! They specialize in antique lighting and have an extensive selection of antique chandeliers and sconces. They carry a large array of antique hardware, mantels, stained glass windows, doors, and other architectural salvage. A very small percentage of their inventory is listed online so if you are looking for something special, you’ll need to call or go into the store. Check out their site at: http://www.thepreservationstation.com.
Preservation Station has a huge selection of doors throughout their showroom, including both interior and exterior doors dating from the 1820’s to the 1930’s. They carry a wide variety of pocket doors, French doors, and complete entryways as well as a huge variety of antique door hardware, including hundreds of plates, doorknobs, locks, and hinges.
Since 2003, Preservation Station has been designers’, builders’, and home-owners’ source for antique lighting and unusual architectural elements. Proprietors Aaron Hetrick and Julia Petrova travel extensively to locate the finest architectural antiques, purchasing individual pieces and complete salvage rights throughout the United States and Europe.
Closet Case Vintage + Nashville Dry Goods: 1117 3rd Ave S, Nashville
When you’re ready to ditch shopping for your digs, it’s time to revamp your wardrobe! At Closet Case Vintage – you will not be disappointed with their variety in both size and print. While finding a size might be hard, you can guarantee that no one else will be wearing your outfit. With an eBay and Etsy store, Closet Case Vintage is accessible even if you can’t make time to check out their unique inventory.
Closet Case Vintage specializes in authentic vintage pieces from the Edwardian and Victorian eras, as well at the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. They have an eclectic mix of casual to formal wear is hand-picked for Closet Cases everywhere!
Owned by Carmen Jaudon and founded in 2008, Closet Case Vintage has been featured worldwide through print (NYLON Magazine, Lula Magazine, Le Double Magazine), on blogs (Dujour Magazine, Bleach Black ), on the red carpet (The Grammy’s) and through local publications. Check out their site for more information: http://www.closetcasevintage.com/