The 10 Best Southside Chattanooga Shopping Destinations
The Southside has the best Chattanooga shopping destinations around.
Shoppers visiting Chattanooga’s vibrant Southside will find an eclectic assortment of:
Locally crafted goods and gifts from locally owned shops
Unique kids toys and souvenirs
Boutique clothing for women and men
Local artwork and home decor
But that’s certainly not all.
Whether you need to pick up a train-themed gift for a little one waiting for you at home, or you’re splurging on a real shopping spree on your vacation, there are lots of locally owned shops close to the Chattanooga Choo Choo to help you find just what you need.
Check out these 10 Southside Chattanooga shopping destinations that have the perfect gifts, souvenirs, apparel, and more for everyone.
Southside Chattanooga Gift Shops
1400 Market Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Not only is Sweetly Southern Chattanooga’s oldest and largest gift shop, but it also has a wonderful collection of unique souvenirs, jewelry, and gifts. For all things train-related, this is a perfect spot to find a unique assortment of toy trains, books, and old-fashioned wooden train whistles. Sweetly Southern is located onsite at the Chattanooga Choo Choo. Find out more about Sweetly Southern and find the perfect gift!
1401 Williams Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Chrysalis is a gorgeous little gift shop that caters to providing a special something for the entire family. Customers can find an assortment of locally crafted goods like wicker baskets, colorful scarves and sauces and jams. Chrysalis even has goodies and toys for your beloved pets!
Locals Only Gifts
1421 Market Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Just across the street from the Choo Choo Hotel, you’ll find Locals Only Gifts, featuring all things locally made in Chattanooga. Discover clothing, hats, jewelry, handmade candles and home decor, in addition to locally roasted coffee, pet products, infused olive oils, unique seasoning mixes and so much more! Locals Only Gifts has the top locally crafted goods in Chattanooga.
1401 Williams Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Located on Williams Street, the iconic Southside Antiques has a plethora of unique gift ideas. This newly expanded shop has been around the Southside community for more than 20 years! From the start, this shop focused on selling American, French and English high-end antiques. While it still does so, new owner Lonna Hamblen has also added more affordable options to their stock to meet the demands of a younger, more diverse crowd.
Southside Chattanooga Art Galleries & Shops
36 E Main Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Interested in pottery? Ember is located at 36 E. Main Street, an easy two blocks from the Choo Choo. This art gallery and studio specializes in handcrafted, high-quality ceramics but also features paintings and sculpture. With a collection of mugs, vases, planters and more, there is something for any budget.
110 E Main Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee
The Hart Gallery is a nonprofit just down from Ember that lets homeless and other underserved, non-traditional artists an opportunity to sell their artwork. Visiting the gallery, you might not even realize that the artists aren’t professionals. You’ll be amazed at the quality and prices available. Plus, your purchase helps support a wonderful cause.
The Galleries On Williams Street
1403 Williams Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee
The Galleries On Williams Street mixes it up by offering a selection of gifts, home décor and accessories for visitors and community members alike. Their collections include distinct glassware, gourmet food and jewelry. The Galleries On Williams Street is a local retailer for Arthur Court and Nora Fleming.
Southside Chattanooga Clothing Boutiques
3800 St. Elmo Avenue, Chattanooga, Tennessee
For all things gentlemanly, check out Refinery423 Mercantile. This cool shop is located in one of the Choo Choo’s original train cars and recently moved to the north side of the tracks. From designer jeans to funny t-shirts, and mustache wax to manly scented candles, you can find the perfect gift for yourself or the man in your life right here. In fact, plan ahead and do your annual birthday and holiday shopping during your stay! You won’t find another collection like this! Plus, this is the best spot to buy locally crafted Hoff Sauce.
1428 Williams Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Your final stop for shopping would be Scout Boutique, one of Chattanooga’s premier men's stores. Its curated selection of streetwear includes high-end sneakers, hand-crafted hoodies and raw denim jeans from across North America. Partners Logan Leonardson and Russell Barfield set out to make Scout the ultimate stop for 20-something creative professionals needing to build their wardrobes with quality and stylish wear.
Southside Chattanooga Food Options
The FEED Co.
201 West Main Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee
End your excursion with a meal--or meals--at local favorites The FEED Co. and Hi-Fi Clyde's. The FEED Co. is a rustic tavern and family dining spot that boasts a seasonal menu of inventive farm-fresh cuisine. Hi-Fi Clyde's is a family-owned bar and restaurant serving flavorful meat dishes and out-of-the-box sandwiches. Depending on the day, you can also be treated with live, local music in both locations!
Need a map to help you find all these great spots? Ask for our walking map at the front desk, and you’ll find all these shops and more!