Home Decor in the 'Hood: Hillsboro Village

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Posted Sunday, January 10th 2010 at 4:26pm
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Shopping for "uniques" in Hillsboro Village is always fun.  With mainstays Pangea and Fire Finch, I've never been at a loss for finding just the perfect housewarming gift or quirkily wonderful accessory to jazz up a tabletop.  When Retropolitan hit 21st Avenue last year, my personal shopping Trifecta for Hillsboro Village was complete.  Retropolitan is a hip shop full of fun, affordable options for design-it-herselfers.

First a co-branded venture with fashion hot spot Posh, the store immediately caught my attention, its windows dolled up in damask drapes, raspberry pink velvet upholstery and sparkling, mirrored accessories.  Every time I drive past that store, I swear it's batting its lashes at me, enticing me to stop in to find something else I didn't know my home couldn't be without. 

The inventory runs the gamut: new and pre-loved, classic and ecclectic. Clearly some "Her" with a keen eye is procuring the products.  Even if you don't have time to go in, give the window a glance each time you drive through Hillsboro Village...and be sure to wink back!

http://www.retropolitanstyle.com
1813 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212-3705
(615) 383-3455

 

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