5 Great Places to Shop Local
Rala, located at 112 W. Jackson Ave in the Old City, Rala is an inventive retail space that provides a venue for modern goods and gifts from artists around the corner and across the world. It features original art, letterpress prints, a diverse collection of greeting cards and contemporary jewelry and accessories.
2. Jacks of Knoxville
Located at 113 S. Gay St., Jacks of Knoxville carries products created by local makers, including art, cards, apparel, wellness and beauty products and goods for the home.
Bradley’s Gift and Home store at 141 N. Peters Road in West Knoxville features its own decadent handmade chocolate candies as well as lots of gift items by local makers. The folks at Bradley’s want us all to remember that life is sweet!
4. Southern Market
The Southern Market, 5400 Homberg Dr., brings together dozens of vendors offering home decor items, clothing and accessories, artwork, jewelry, holiday items and much more. Many of the products are locally made.
5. Mighty Mud
Mighty Mud is a locally owned and artist-operated ceramics cooperative which offers a wide variety of classes, studio space to local artists and a gift shop featuring finished pieces. Located at 126 Jennings Ave. in the Happy Holler area of North Knoxville.