Best Shopping: 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 designer clothes in town, while sister store BleuBelle Bridal Salon is a bride-to-be's dream come true. Those shopping on a budget will appreciate the vast selection and reasonable prices at women's clothing store Affordables Apparel. Longtime Savannah shoe store Globe is a must for shoe aficionados, while home chefs will drool over the insane selection of goods at Kitchenware Outfitters. And no trip to 12 Oaks is complete without a visit to the Savannah Wine Cellar, a wine store with a unique self-serve system that allows patrons to sample from up to 40 varieties of wine.
Shopping Malls and Centers: For Downtown-caliber boutiques in a convenient Midtown setting, head to 12 Oaks, a shopping center with several outstanding locally owned stores. BleuBelle Boutique, a favorite among Savannah fashionistas, has a great selection of designer clothes and accessories, while sister store BleuBelle Bridal Salon specializes in high-end wedding gowns. Globe Shoe Company, a long-time Savannah favorite, has an extensive selection of designer shoes for both men and women, along with exquisite handbags and accessories. Chefs and bakers will love Kitchenware Outfitters, which sells every kitchen item under the sun and even offers cooking classes. Those in search of that perfect bottle of wine will enjoy browsing the goods at Savannah Wine Cellar. Shoppers can get their coffee fix at Starbucks or grab a bite to eat at Bonefish Grill, Five Guys Burgers, the Atlanta Bread Company or Cancun Mexican restaurant.
Local Expert Amy Pine Says:
Best Shopping: "Kitchenware Outfitters offers popular evening cooking classes with some of Savannah's best chefs. Check out the store's website for a schedule and sign up ahead of your vacation to guarantee a spot."
Shopping Malls and Centers: "The Savannah Wine Cellar has daily tastings, which are doled out via the store's self-serve wine tasting machines. Bring a few extra dollars so you can experience this cool technology for yourself."
Recommended as Best Shopping Because: 12 Oaks is more than just a place to grocery shop. The shopping center also houses locally owned boutiques, a wine shop and kitchenware store.
Best for Shopping Malls and Centers Because: Publix and Pier One Imports may be 12 Oaks Shopping Center's anchors, but tucked away in this Midtown center are several popular locally owned gems.