Spotlight: American Threads

About this time last year, I was in search of shops that sell good clothes to wear at Bonnaroo (ie. flowy, fabric shorts — it is super hot on the Farm).  While I was on the phone with a friend who would be camping with me that weekend, she mentioned that she stopped in a cute little store in Edgehill that day.  I was in the area and decided to drop by.  Little did I know that this would become my absolute favorite place to shop!

I learned from the employees that American Threads is a chain that started in Georgia and has since made its way to Nashville (Thank God)!  They now have ten stores open including seven stores in Georgia, two in Tennessee, and one in Disney Springs — now I have even more of a reason to make it back to Disney ASAP!  American Threads sells brands like Blue Life, Mumu, Amuse Society, For Love and Lemons, as well as their own brand full of adorable pieces. 

Other than the absolutely to-die-for decor they have in the store, one stand out quality of Threads is definitely their employees.  One of the girls that used to work in there got to know me so well that whenever I would go into the store she would say things like “Oh my gosh, Meredith! We just got in a new shipment of Mumu stuff you would love.  I’ll start putting pieces in your dressing room right now!”  She knew my favorite brands (like Mumu), my sizes, and the fit I look for in clothes.  When my mom went shopping with me once at Threads she was a little taken aback by how well they knew me in there (I guess she didn’t realize the true extent of my shopping addiction)!

I swear, almost everything I try on in there I love — it’s so hard not to buy all of the pieces you end up with in your dressing room!  The clothes they carry are so flattering and on-trend, and to make it even better, the prices are amazing.  Of course the name brands can get more expensive, but the “American Threads” brand itself is quite reasonably priced without the product feeling cheap.  For example, bodysuits: a super trendy piece at the moment.  Free People sells this black bodysuit for $48 while American Threads sells this strikingly similar one for only $29.99.  $18 is a significant difference for a girl my age (or any age, for that matter)! Even more significant, this white lace dress from Free People is sold for $98 while this almost identical dress is sold for $49.99 at Threads!  Need I say more?

I stopped by American Threads last week and put together a few outfits that I thought would give you a glimpse of what they carry and some ideas for summer outfits!  Check ‘em out:

This romper is so retro and adorable!  I love the floral pattern and the tie that makes up the top part!  Threads has so many great rompers in store.  Shop rompers here.

I am absolutely in love with sets!  They are such an easy way to look put together.  I paired this one with a white bralette and a brown western belt.  I think it looks super seventies which I am a huge fan of!  I also love this set that they’ve got in stock!  I bought it for grad party season and got so many compliments on it.  Shop sets here.

This outfit was definitely my favorite from this shopping trip!  I love the whole west coast vibe it gives off.  The cut out on the shirt is very trendy, and I think it is so cute paired with the gray bralette, silky black shorts, and black floppy hat. I actually bought this outfit and wore it on Sunday at Bonnaroo!  Shop graphic tees here.

Threads is always getting in new shipments, so not all of the clothes I tried on are still in stock, but stop by the store to see all of the cute stuff they’ve got right now!  They also have a great website, so if you don’t have a store near you, no prob!  The slight downside to this store is that most of their clothes are hand wash only.  I think this is a very small price to pay for affordable and trendy clothing, but just make sure to read the label before you throw anything in the wash.  Hope this made your summer shopping just a little bit easier!


Photos by Leah & McClain Portis


  1. Katie
    June 15, 2017 / 8:03 am

    Excellent review! I have been scouring the internet for pieces to wear to rush week and I think I’ve found my one stop shop! Please please please review other lesser known shops in Nashville! 🙂

    • Meredith Welborn
      June 15, 2017 / 1:03 pm

      I’m so glad I could help! Thanks for the kind words! Will do 🙂

  2. Jane derrick
    July 5, 2017 / 6:35 am

    Where do u get your chokers for not very expensive in nashvile

    • Meredith Welborn
      July 5, 2017 / 12:49 pm

      They have some in Threads that I think are super cute. Also the one I wear all the time is a little gold chain with a tiny stone in the center is from Judith Bright (it was a gift but is around $60). I’d also pop into Francesca’s. They have pretty affordable stuff in there.

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