Are you looking for a 1950s Grace Kelly gown with long gloves, a pair of psychedelic lime-green bell-bottoms or some saddle shoes for swing dancing? You might just find them at Vintage Mania, where one woman's trash is another woman's retro. The best finds are often from the disco era. You can rent more expensive items for costume parties, Halloween or just a party at your artsy friend's house.
This mall has a nice selection of antique furniture, silver tea sets, jewelry and the usual items found in antique malls, but some of the newer items are of equal interest. Palladio is, for example, the exclusive Memphis-area dealer of those charming Gault miniatures of Parisian and provincial French buildings. Join the mailing list and the store will let you know when new shipments come in. Shipping is available, with free delivery in the Memphis area. Located inside the shop, Café Palladio offers sandwiches, soups and salads. Lunch is served Monday through Saturday from 11a-4p, and the café can also be booked for private parties.
This huge green and white building on Central houses a world of antiques, reproductions, new accessories, estate jewelry and oddities. Whether you are in the market for an English mahogany breakfront, a set of mismatched fine china cups and saucers, silver candlesticks for a wedding present, or a piece of "Americana" as a souvenir, you will surely find something of interest in the 15,000 square feet of beautiful objects for the home.
This interesting specialty shop will amaze you with its range and variety of books by African and African-American authors. You will find both new and hard to find older editions here, as well as items of interest to African-American arts and crafts collectors. The book gallery occupies a lovely Victorian-style house in the Overton Square area. It is a convenient drive from downtown, while easily accessible from east Memphis with plenty of free parking.
Held on the third weekend of each month at Mid-South Coliseum and the Mid-South Fairgrounds, this market draws crowds of bargain seekers. Individual vendors sell everything from old magazines to handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces of fine furniture. There is as much new merchandise here as there is old. You have to hunt for the treasures, but if you're looking for vintage jewelry, inexpensive lawn and garden items or interesting crockery, you should have lots of fun. Bring cash and credit cards, because some of the dealers accept credit cards and others only accept cash.
Looking for recordings from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s in the old 78 RPM and 45 RPM vinyl platters? Look no further, especially for vintage blues, soul and R&B, along with newer music on tape and CD. You will also find some unusual souvenir items here, such as the bricks from the original Stax recording studio. If you are in Memphis on Labor Day (the first Monday in September), check out the Shangri-La Shindig, one of the best parties in town.
This mall has gone through a lot of changes as in the early 1990s, most of its stores were vacant. Now, the old Poplar Plaza Theater has been renovated and turned into a Bookstar super book store, with the cinema marquee and box office still intact. Other merchants in the mall include Old Navy and a pet supply store. However, the big draw here is the variety of restaurants: from the potato skins of Applebee's Neighborhood Bar and Grill to the enchiladas of El Porton to the pastrami sandwiches at McAlister's Gourmet Deli.
Carrefour may look like just another upscale suburban strip mall, but it is worth exploring. Anchored at one end by a Border's bookstore with arguably the best bookstore café in Memphis (live music on weekends and a showcase for local artists on one wall), the mall also has a couple of dress shops: Casual Corner and Paul Harris. The surprises are in a store called Happy Names that will engrave or paint anything you buy with your name or someone's else's, and has an interesting array of food items, including dips and candies. In the corner of the parking lot is a Macaroni Grill restaurant.
If you are looking for that special outfit for the opera or a charity event, James Davis in Laurelwood Shopping Center is a good place to start. James Davis specializes in men's suits by designers such as Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boiste and Bricker for Men. The store doesn't offer a huge range of collections but the superior quality of the garments, make up for this.
Burke's has been on the Memphis scene for over 125 years, and it is still a favorite, especially when John Grisham pays his almost-annual visit to sign his latest best-seller. Though not as large as the super-stores, it features a carefully selected assortment of new books, as well as first editions and "previously loved" volumes. This is the kind of shop book lovers will browse for hours.Burke's is now creating a presence on-line as well, with collectible and autographed copies available to those who prefer to browse the Web.
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