Mother’s Day is just around the corner. As you consider what to get Mom this year, check out one of these local, small businesses.
*Did you know: According to MainStreet Murfreesboro/Rutherford County, for every $100 spent at a local store, $68 stays in the local economy. When you spend $100 at a national chain, only $43 stays in the economy. When you shop online, nothing stays in the local market, unless the store is locally owned.
Murfreesboro, Smyrna, LaVergne, and Eagleville have a number of stores that are locally owned and operated. And many of these support local artists, artisans, and even farmers.
Check out these 10 local shops for the perfect Mother’s Day gift(s).
Sister contemporary women’s clothing stores with the latest styles at affordable prices. They are now carrying Kendra Scott jewelry.
Sugarees never caters to trends, but offers clothing for the woman with her own style. They support local and international artists, artisans, and designers. Huge supporters of the Boro Art Crawl, they have brought in pop-up shops for this event like the clothing of Liz Alig. Alig designs clothing made from rejected fabric that is sewn by women’s collectives in Africa. Her potato sack dresses will hit the store this spring.
122 South Maple Street, Murfreesboro
3Terry Leigh’s Boutique
Opening her new location a day after she found out that she was in remission from breast cancer and a day before Wine Around the Square, after six years in a smaller location down the block, she’s grown into twice the space and more great clothing, home goods, and Murfreesboro gifts.
115 South Church Street, Murfreesboro
4Vinnie + Louise
Store owner Ginny Reed knows the hot locations for the young and “in the know” crowd. Having locations in East Nashville and 12 South, she chose to open her third location on the square in Murfreesboro. It offers the newest styles in a boutique atmosphere at reasonable prices.
113 South Church Street, Murfreesboro
Chocolate. Need we say more. But, also famous for the annual Murfreesboro Christmas tree ornament, great local gifts, flavored olive oils, and much more.
107 East Main Street, Murfreesboro
6Veda’s Flowers and Gifts
A family business, they opened on the square in 2017. Frequently open for the Boro Art Crawl, they offer art, candles, gifts, and they do flowers for all occasions.
27 South Public Square, Murfreesboro
A sister store to Bella’s and Trendy Pieces, this store offers gifts and items for the home. Owner, Judy Goldie extends her rustic, industrial chic style from her home into a store so we can all share her eclectic and elegant taste. If you’ve ever had the opportunity to visit her downtown home, you know her design is timeless. Dive in!
107 South Church Street, Murfreesboro