Hobo X Nashville:
A 12 South Travel Guide

It’s true…Hobo is headed to Nashville! The Hobo Leather Lounge hits the road next month, setting up shop at White’s Mercantile in 12 South the weekend of April 5th-7th. Shop leather and hang with us as we celebrate our spring Modern Day Hobo campaign, featuring some of Nashville’s coolest creatives. To get to know our crew, check out our video gallery.

12 South distric and neighborhood, Nashville 12 South distric and neighborhood, Nashville

"Nashville is a city that has stayed true to its roots for decades and one that is overflowing with folks we like to call Modern Day Hobos. See for yourself..." - Koren Ray

To plan for the Leather Lounge, we spent some time in the city that we love, getting to know the local spots and spending time with some amazing people that call Nashville home. We hung out in 12 South a good bit since that is where we are putting down temporary roots in a few weeks. The charming area quickly became our favorite place to be from coffee at Frothy Monkey, to vintage shopping at Savant, ice cream at Jeni’s and so much more.

Below you will find a mini travel guide to Nashville for what to do in 12 South. Of course, if you visit the first weekend of April, the #HoboLeatherLounge must be number one on the list!

1. Coffee at Frothy Monkey

Coffee lover? Frothy Monkey must be your first stop. There very well could be a line out the door, but we promise it is worth every moment. If you are like us and end up wanting their coffee every morning at home, grab a bag of Frothy Monkey coffee beans from our Makers Market. Also, check out their guide to pour over coffee to learn how to do it their way.

Coffee at Frothy Monkey, Nashville
Coffee at Frothy Monkey, Nashville!

2. Browsing at White’s Mercantile

Founded and owned by Holly Williams , White’s Mercantile is a must-shop for cool, unique, quality goods, handpicked by Holly herself and inspired by favorite things she has discovered while on the road as a musician. As Holly says herself, White’s is a "general store for the modern-day tastemaker." The vintage exterior of a refurbished gas station sparks nostalgia to an old general store, so you know you are about to enter an Americana atmosphere that is like no other. You could browse for hours, lost in the displays of leather-bound journals, plaid shirts, denim jackets, cookbooks, throws, hats and so much more. It was within moments of being there that we knew we had to chat with Holly about Hobo coming to town for the weekend and laying down temporary roots at White’s.

Shop at White’s Mercantile Nashville, site of our Nashville Leather Lounge
Shop at White’s Mercantile Nashville, site of our Nashville Leather Lounge

3. Sweet Treat at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream

You MUST (and we repeat, MUST) pick up an ice cream cone at Jeni’s. Hobo’s Creative Manager and PR Specialist aren’t even huge sweet tooth people, and this was seriously a magical experience for them… it’s that good! The smell of waffle cones wafts out the door, physically pulling people into the store and causing a long line. Just practice patience and the line will move, we promise. We highly recommend the gooey butter cake flavor and, of course, on a waffle cone.

Sweet treat stop at Jeni's ice cream in Nashville!
Sweet treat stop at Jeni's ice cream in Nashville!

4. Fresh Blooms at Amelia’s Flower Truck

Flower fans, rejoice. Your bloom dreams are about to come true! Amelia’s Flower Truck is pretty hard to miss, as it is the cutest vintage truck with a back full of beautiful blooms. With your ice cream cone in-hand, stop by Amelia’s and the founder, Mattie (who is a Hobo fan herself!), will help you curate your selection of flowers and wrap them up in brown paper tied with string.

Fresh Blooms at Amelia's Flower Truck
Fresh Blooms at Amelia's Flower Truck

5. Vintage Shopping at Savant

From vintage concert tees to perfectly worn-in denim, well-loved leather boots, flowy dresses, vintage leather belts, and a Navajo jewelry collection that is like no other, Savant Vintage is a dream destination for ‘70s loving souls with an appreciation for vintage treasures. We can’t forget the epic vintage rugs, too. They were so great that we had to drop our Breezy crossbody down for an Instagram moment.

Vintage Shopping at Savant, Nashville
Vintage Shopping at Savant, Nashville

Plus, the shop owner and vintage curator, Beverly, is as cool as they get! She will be the stylish one behind the counter, most likely with a vintage cowboy hat on.

Find vintage cowboy hats and more while shopping at Savant, Nashville
Find vintage cowboy hats and more while shopping at Savant, Nashville

Thanks for reading and we hope you make plans to visit Nashville soon! Or, if you live there, come visit us in April @ White’s Mercantile. Hope to see you there!

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