Once upon a time, Savannahians would head to Charleston or Atlanta if they wanted to do “real” shopping. Today, there’s no need to venture outside the city limits. Upscale boutiques offering designer duds have sprung up all over town, from the super cool Mint Boutique in Downtown Savannah to the hopelessly chic BlueBelle Boutique on the city’s Southside. Visitors who want to try their goods before they buy them will be delighted to find numerous gourmet markets and candy shops that offer free samples, among them The Cookie Shop @ Byrd's, the Savannah Bee Company, The Peanut Shop of Savannah and River Street Sweets. The stores are the perfect place to pick up gifts for friends and family back home. Antique lovers might be inclined to spend their entire vacation perusing Savannah’s numerous antique shops. Some of the best are located in the Downtown and Victorian districts of Savannah, with standouts Alex Raskin Antiques, Cobb’s Galleries and Jere’s Antiques offering rare and interesting finds and personable service. But perhaps Savannah’s best shopping can be found at the many galleries and art stores that are scattered throughout the city. From gorgeous paintings, photographs and sculptures at prestigious galleries such as Friedman’s Fine Arts and A.T. Hun Gallery to one-of-a-kind pieces crafted by Savannah College of Art and Design students and alumni, which are available for purchase at the shopSCAD store, art lovers will be pleased to find that Savannah’s selection of art is just as unique as the city itself.
Amy's thrilled to have the opportunity to share her love of Savannah with the world. A Savannah native, Amy has more than 15 years of experience as a writer and editor, and her work has appeared in numerous local, regional and national publications. Prior to launching a freelance career, she was executive editor at the Savannah College of Art and Design,... Read more »