Opened in 2015, and located on 2608 12th Ave S, Draper James is the new initiative started by Nashville-born and raised Witherspoon’s new initiative! A fashion and lifestyle brand, the store, in her own words, “celebrates a renaissance in Southern style”. Playful dresses? Check. Amazing jewelry? Check. Mint julep glasses? Check. Fantastic Southern-antique furniture? Check, check, check!
A response to the boom in music, art, fashion, and food in the South from New Orleans to Atlanta to Nashville to Raleigh, the brand is supposed to offer traditional-meets-new southern Style, and wherever it can, sources everything from the American south. And Nashville, as one of the booming areas in the South, hosts the flagship store.
If you find denim in the store, it’ll likely be coming from Blue Ridge, Georgia. The linen pillows are sourced from Savannah. Promoting local Southern artisans and crafters, preserving the unique identity and nostalgia of the South. After all, where else can you sit back and drink sweet tea while you shop?