10 Best Places in Savannah to Shop: From Chic Boutiques to Rare Antiques

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. Savannah is teeming with fantastic shopping options, from boutiques, antique stores and art galleries to department stores, national retails chains and discount superstores. 

For those who like to get a taste of local flavor while they shop but also want to check out the goods at national retailers, there’s no better place to go than Broughton Street. Located in the heart of the city’s Historic District, Broughton Street boasts a number of fantastic local businesses, including affordable and funky jewelry store ZIA Boutique and the Savannah Bee Company, a gourmet market that specializes in local honey. Shoppers can also check out the goods at several national retailers, among them Kate Spade and Marc Jacobs.

Those who are looking for cool souvenirs should head to popular downtown shopping destinations City Market and River Street. Both areas are steeped in history and feature shops geared toward Savannah’s many visitors.

Art lovers will adore ShopSCAD, an eclectic store featuring jewelry, artwork, accessories, housewares and apparel crafted by Savannah College of Art and Design students, alumni and faculty.

If you like to travel off the beaten path, head to Sandfly, a trendy neighborhood near Isle of Hope that features a number of charming locally owned businesses.

Other great shopping options in Savannah include 12 Oaks Shopping Center, Habersham Antiques Market & Collectibles, Wright Square, Oglethorpe Mall, Abercorn Walk, Abercorn Common and Habersham Village.

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Wright Square
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Many people stop by Wright Square, the city's second-oldest square, to visit a monument that memorializes famed Native American leader Tomochichi. The 17th-century Creek leader was a key factor in mediating peace between the native population...  Read More

Just a few miles south of Downtown Savannah, Abercorn Walk is one of the city's newest shopping centers and one of the nicest. Anchored by the gourmet grocery store Fresh Market, Abercorn Walk is a woman's dream, with clothiers Palm Avenue (a...  Read More

12 Oaks may not immediately catch the eyes of tourists, but this shopping center, anchored by Publix supermarket, has several locally owned businesses that make it well worth the trip. BleuBelle Boutique features some of the most fashionable...  Read More

If you're looking to pick up some Savannah souvenirs during your visit, River Street is the place to shop. But Savannah T-shirts and magnets aren't the only reason to hit up the historic street that overlooks the Savannah River. There's...  Read More

Habersham Antiques & Collectibles Market, located in Savannah's Thomas Square Streetcar neighborhood, features an impressive selection of antiques, estate items and collectibles from more than 70 dealers. The market, which is housed in a...  Read More

With more than 100 stores, a number of restaurants, a food court and free children's play area, the Oglethorpe Mall is the number one place for indoor shopping and dining in Savannah. Those looking to restock their wardrobes with the latest...  Read More

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City Market is a favorite among visitors and locals alike. An ode to the original City Market, which was used by farmers and traders in the 18th century to sell their goods, the open-air market has a little bit of something for everyone. City...  Read More

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The Savannah College of Art and Design has not only breathed life into Downtown Savannah, it has also produced some of the most talented artists and designers in the country. ShopSCAD, a retail store operated by the college that features...  Read More

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Historic Sandfly, a neighborhood near Isle of Hope, has quickly become one of the trendiest shopping destinations outside of Downtown Savannah. Norwood Market on Skidaway Road features several unique shops, among them the clothing and accessory...  Read More

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Hip boutiques, popular chain stores, galleries, unique gourmet shops and some of the city's best restaurants contribute to Broughton Street's reputation as one of the city's most popular shopping destinations. Two century-old, family-owned...  Read More


Meet Amy Pine

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...  More About Amy

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