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.