Most Unique Shops in Memphis

Street scene with trolley in Memphis, Tennessee
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Though there are many malls, department stores, and discount shops to choose from in the Memphis area, there are times when you just want to find something different. Maybe you're looking for a pick-me-up for yourself or that perfect gift for a friend. Whatever it is, if you are looking for something unique, check out this list of some of the most unique shops in the Memphis area.

  • 01 of 07
    Interior of A. Schwab's in Memphis
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    A. Schwab's is a dry goods store that was established in 1876. Creaking hardwood floors and nickel candy are just part of its charm. An eclectic variety of goods such as voodoo accouterments, underwear, walking sticks, and souvenirs plus a museum upstairs, make A. Schwab's perhaps the most unique shop in Memphis.

    A. Schwab
    163 Beale Street
    Memphis, TN 38103
    (901) 523-9782

  • 02 of 07
    Happy female dog owner plays with dog in the park
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    Wags and Whiskers is a fun shop for any pet lover! For dogs and cats, the store carries supplies such as treats, bowls, and collars. For pet lovers, Wags and Whiskers offers jewelry, apparel, art, and other gift items to please any pet parent.

    Wags and Whiskers
    5101 Sanderlin Avenue, Suite 104A
    Memphis, TN 38117

  • 03 of 07
    Gay pride parade flag
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    Inz and Outz is a one of a kind shop in midtown Memphis, offering the area's largest collection of gay and lesbian apparel, stationery, posters, and pride items. If you want to show your pride or are looking for a special GLBT gift, Inz and Outz is the place to go.

    Inz and Outz
    553 South Cooper
    Memphis, TN 38104

  • 04 of 07
    Overflowing Spoonful of Dried Herbs
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    Maggie's Pharm is a funky little store in midtown Memphis, offering essential oils, medicinal herbs, candles, incense, teas, coffees, and more. It is a fun store in which to browse and the clerks are both friendly and helpful.

    Maggie's Pharm
    13 Florence Street
    Memphis, TN 38104

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  • 05 of 07
    Women's Studies shelves at Burke's Book Store in Memphis, Tennessee
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    Burke's Book Store is more than just another bookseller. This Memphis institution offers a nice selection of both new and used books, as well as many by local authors. What makes Burke's really unique, however, is that they will help you search for a first edition or out of print title for your collection or for a gift.

    Burke's Book Store
    1719 Poplar Avenue
    Memphis, Tennessee 38104

  • 06 of 07
    The exterior of The Peanut Shoppe in Memphis, Tennessee
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    The Peanut Shoppe is a fun little store located in downtown Memphis. They offer a huge selection of nuts, seeds, candies, and dried fruits. If you are looking for a gift for the "nuts" in your life, check out The Peanut Shoppe's mixes packaged in attractive tins.

    The Peanut Shoppe
    24 South Main Street
    Memphis, TN 38103

  • 07 of 07
    Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee lit up by neon signs at night
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    Though located on Beale Street, Memphis Music Records Tapes and Souvenirs is more than just another souvenir shop. Their collection of vintage recordings of Memphis music sets them apart from other stores. In addition, they also carry a nice selection of books, T-shirts, and other music related merchandise.

    Memphis Music Records Tapes and Souvenirs
    149 Beale Street
    Memphis, TN 38103