Shopping Nashville’s 8th Avenue
By Allie Myszka
Photography by Gabe Ford
Nashville’s 8th Avenue is full of life and bustling with constant change. Now densely lined with local restaurants, residential buildings, and shops, the street has become a well-loved neighborhood for locals and tourists alike. Among the best of 8th Avenue’s offerings are several businesses that are full of treasures for those in need of unique treasures for their home. From antique furniture to architectural salvage, any one of these locally-run antique and home stores will have you treasure hunting for hours on end.
8th Avenue Antique Mall
2015 8th Ave S
From the moment you walk in the door, the 8th Avenue Antique Mall invites you to stay awhile and explore. With everything from clothing and memorabilia to furniture and antique gadgets, the entire building is full of one-of-a-kind treasures just waiting to be discovered.
1809 8th Ave S
It’s no secret that carefully chosen architectural elements and finishes can instantly change the character and feel of your space. Preservation Station is one of the best places in Nashville to find some incredible antique pieces to create the feeling you want. Inside you’ll find an impressive selection of antique light fixtures, windows, mantels, doors, and hardware. If you’re looking to bring history into your home, Preservation Station is sure to have something to suit your specific needs.
2110 8th Ave S
Nestled between several other local restaurants and businesses near the intersection of Douglas and 8th, Pre to Post Modern feels more like a vibrant time capsule than a retail store. Here you’ll find retro clothing, thousands of collectors’ items, entertainment memorabilia galore, and mid-century style furniture and accessories.
2019 8th Ave S
What began as a small fine art gallery has now evolved into a high-end custom furniture and woodworking business, Karmal-Skillington. If shopping for pre-made furniture and wood flooring options has left you disappointed, Karmal-Skillington is the place to go for custom designs to suit any space in your home.
Dealer’s Choice Antiques & Auction
2109 8th Ave S
After nearly 30 years in business, Dealer’s Choice has become one of Nashville’s go-to places for large antique furniture and home décor items. Dealer’s Choice frequently works to liquidate estates around the Nashville area, so you’ll find pieces that come with a local history all their own. Between their storefront and regular auction events, their selection is constantly changing—this is one spot you’ll want to check more than once.
2116 8th Ave S
Inside Classic Modern’s unassuming storefront are pieces of all kinds that capture your attention at every turn. From mid-century furniture to hard-to-find items, Classic Modern is home to some of the most eclectic home and antique finds in Nashville.
* Glass end tables in main image from Classic Modern, lamps from Hermitage Lighting Gallery, Nashville print from Hatch Show Print, art by Bryan Deese