Comfort Inn & Suites Airport-American Way
4225 American Way
Memphis, TN 38118
Phone: (901) 369-8005
Fax: (901) 369-0107
In a city unknown for boutique shops, Laurelwood Shopping Center has an amazing collection of small stores featuring designer clothing for both men and women. Make your way through James Davis, Joseph's, Colony Shop and Talbot's, browsing through the top-notch selection of quality dresses, suits and accessories. Other shops worth visiting are King Furs and Fine Jewelry, the David Lusk Gallery and Cotton Tails for children's clothing. Stop along the way and pick up some locally-made chocolates at Dinstuhl's. Don't miss Davis-Kidd Booksellers, a large independent shop.
A broad selection of sports collectibles, along with other memorabilia, is available here. Non-sports related items include "Magic, The Gathering" cards, Sailor Moon and the popular Pokémon cards. Sports items include pro sports cards such as the traditional baseball cards, but also NASCAR, NFL Football, NBA Basketball and more along with home furnishings and decorations, and college sports memorabilia. You will find license plates, mugs, waste baskets, flags, hats shirts and other items with your favorite teams' logos.
Sacks 2 for Kids is a good place to buy gently used clothing for children, from infants through size 20 for boys and junior/preteen for girls. Better organized than a church bazaar, this store uses tickets on these outfits to tell how much they will be marked down week by week—if they do not sell first. The best value by far are the 0 to 9 month outfits many of which still have the retail tags on them. Other items on offer include a small selection of toys, shoes and books, all on consignment.
Do you have a coffeemaker in your hotel room, but would like something other than the hotel's pre-packaged blend? With service faster than a trip to the grocery store, this shop features over a dozen blends that can be freshly ground as you wait. While you're at it, you might also want to pick up some snacks, such as biscotti or Mississippi Cheese Straws (a crunchy, spicy Southern treat). Specialty foods are also here, such as anchovy-stuffed olives, jams from across the South and that Memphis favorite, barbeque sauces, ranging from sweet and smoky to three-alarm hot.
Gibson’s Donuts located on Mount Moriah Road has been a fixture of Eastgate neighborhood since 1967. Since its inception so many decades ago, the bakery has been known for its awesome range of doughnuts. There's a wealth of flavors, toppings and combinations thereof available at this charming donut spot. Of course you can pick one of the more popular ones like cinnamon apple, jelly-filled, chocolate glazed and such, but don't forget to try the unusual signatures they have, such as the Maple Bacon, Apple Fritters, New Orleans Buttermilk Drop Doughnuts. Located a few steps away from Gus's Memphis outlet, Gibson's arguably offers the best donuts in town!
If you are a serial paperback reader, check this place out. You can buy paperbacks—choosing from a stock of thousands of recent fiction, most gently used, for about half the cover price or less. And even better, after you have finished reading your novel, you can return it. Some of the real cheapies can't be returned for credit. Stock includes a wide selection of romance, mystery or suspense and true crime, along with some other selections.
Started by a trader when the city was just a crossing point on the Mississippi River, Macy's Oak Court is a Memphis tradition. It is now owned by one of the larger chains, but it continues in its role as one of Memphis' most upscale department stores. It has a particularly good furniture and housewares section, with a comprehensive selection of fine rugs. All of Memphis turns out for Macy's One Day Sales. Stop by the cosmetics department for a consultation, or visit the beauty salon within the store.
This shop offers a lot more than the name implies. Having grown to fill three small storefronts in the heart of the University of Memphis business district, the shelves, tables and walls are jam packed with collectibles. Thousands of bagged and boxed comics are sorted by title along with old magazines, such as a 1940 issue of Life Magazine detailing the rise of Germany. Movie posters, original and reproductions spanning the history of the cinema, books including old dime novels and even used CDs and videotapes fill the displays. You will also find other items such as rock music collectibles and toys.
Two shops in one, this establishment caters to both the serious smoker and the avid reader of periodicals. The tobacco shop carries everything from inexpensive pipes to classic meerschaum pipes carved in traditional forms. The humidor is packed with American and imported cigars from makers such as Arturo-Fuente and Dunhill. Have a seat at the table in the back of the store and enjoy some conversation with fellow smokers. The newsroom, meanwhile, has a large selection of magazines covering everything from current news to pop culture. Imported magazines from Britain, Germany, France and Italy are also available. In addition, daily newspapers (both regional and national) can also be found here.
This shop, in a mall filled with designer boutiques, lives up to its surroundings and is well-known for its quality footwear. At Pappagallo II you find all your favorite Pappagallo designs here, in shoes made of quality materials that will last a long time. The service is designed to make you feel you are a favored customer. After you buy the shoes of your dreams, stop at the nearby Dinstuhl's candies store and reward yourself with some chocolates for your smart shopping.
This is one-stop shopping for classic and premium toys for kids of all ages. The store features the full line of Brio wood building toys, along with some Lionel train toys. There is a whole section of Madeline dolls and accessories. Additionally, there is a nice selection of Lamaze early childhood development toys. You will also find many other items not typically found at mall toy stores, such as equestrian sets including hurdles for your toy horse to jump over, Snow White and gladiator costumes, tea sets, and collectible toy soldiers.
Supplying Memphis with quality chocolates since 1902, Dinstuhl's Candies, in the elegant Laurelwood Center, is the perfect place to buy a deliciously edible souvenir. Choose from the delightful selection of chocolate guitars, chocolate cotton balls, and chocolate pyramids (in honor of The Pyramid sports arena). There are entire baskets of chocolate devoted to Elvis, though the shop also sells more traditional filled and topped chocolates, jelly beans and other confections.