Are you planning to visit the Great Smoky Mountains area of Tennessee this year? If so, you might already know that there is so much to see and do that you could spend weeks on end and still not get to it all! Of course, you may already be planning your visit specifically to engage in one of the area’s biggest pastimes…shopping.
Ask anyone “in the know” and you will hear that the area is a shopper’s paradise with retail store up and down the parkway in all three cities, including Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. However, to find the greatest variety of name brand stores and unique shopping experiences, head directly to Sevierville. This town offers hundreds of stores ranging from high-end outlets to treasure-packed antique stores and flea markets. Check out some of the best Sevierville shopping locations and learn how to best plan your visit and shop til you drop.
Get Your Shop On
Did you know that Sevierville’s shopping is considered some of the best in the entire southeast? That is because one of the area’s largest and finest outlet malls is right in town – the famous Tanger Outlets Sevierville (1645 Parkway). This mega outlet is home to more than 100 of the world’s most recognizable brands including Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Champion, Gap, Haggar, Disney, Eddie Bauer, and dozens upon dozens more.
Plan to spend the day (or maybe two) and save big on the most famous brands. But if you’re looking for something uniquely handcrafted or out-of-the-ordinary, you can also find a surprising array of specialty shops in Sevierville. For instance, the scrapbooking shop with the world’s largest inventory, Your Scrapbook Superstore, is located in Sevierville at 250 Collier Drive. You can also find authentic relics, historic memorabilia and really really cool locally made knives at Smoky Mountain Knife Works, located on Highway 66 in Sevierville.
The best Sevierville shopping should also include a few stops at the city’s antique malls and flea markets. One of the most intriguing is Mountainside Mercantile at 3139 Winfield Dunn Parkway (easy to find and plenty of parking). For a fun flea market experience, check out the vendors at Flea Traders Paradise located at 1907 Winfield Dunn Parkway or Great Smokies Flea Market at 220 W. Dumplin Valley Rd., just off Interstate 40.
Outdoor enthusiasts will love Bass Pro and Orvis Company Store and art enthusiasts will enjoy browsing the galleries stocked with Sevierville artists’ work, including Robert Tino and Andrea Wilson.
You don’t have to travel far or wide to get the very best shopping experiences in Sevierville. Though it can be tempting to stick with the outlet malls, don’t miss out on the magic that is found in the flea markets, boutiques and other shops throughout this beautiful mountain town.