58 Best Places to Shop in Savannah, Georgia

13 Secrets Jewelry Gallery

Historic District Fodor's choice
Created to provide an elegant and approachable atmosphere for fine and custom jewelry, this store is both beautiful and welcoming. Jeweler Chad Crawford, who himself has created a collection for The Met, showcases his own designs from his Andrew Hamilton Crawford line as well as pieces from the studios of jewelry artists from around the world. The store recently opened a second location at Plant Riverside District on west River Street, so you can take a peek inside regardless of which side of town you're on.


Historic District Fodor's choice

Owner Ruel Joyner has a keen eye for design. His eclectically sophisticated downtown shop is stocked floor to ceiling with luxurious housewares, like velvet sofas, stunning chandeliers, and conversation-starting accessories, from an array of revered design houses. 24e has also made a name for itself with custom-built furniture. Simply perusing the two stories of spectacular specimens is an inspiring way to spend some time—even if the store's big-ticket items are a little out of your price range.

24 E. Broughton St., Savannah, Georgia, 31401, USA
shopping Details
Rate Includes: Mon.–Thurs. 10:30–7, Fri. and Sat. 10:30–8, Sun. noon–5

Alex Raskin Antiques

Historic District Fodor's choice

This shop is inside the four-story Noble Hardee Mansion, a gilded Italianate home. You can wander through almost all 12,000 square feet of the former grand residence and see how the landed gentry once lived. The building is a bit musty, with peeling wallpaper and patches of leaky ceiling, showcasing the fading grandeur of pre-restoration Savannah mansions, but the antiques within are in great condition and represent a colorful scrapbook of Savannah's past. They specialize in furniture, rugs, and paintings, but take note of more rare artifacts like tramp-art frames and antique doll furniture. Take in the view of Forsyth Park from one of the upper-level porches.

The building lacks air-conditioning, so avoid the heat of midday or bring along a fan.

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Books on Bay

Historic District Fodor's choice
Specializing in vintage and antiquarian children's books, this tucked-away bookshop has titles going all the way back to the 1600s. It's not a musty, dusty, look-but-don't-touch kind of place, though: the walls of the colorful store are lined with stacks of Nancy Drew, Dick and Jane, and The Hardy Boys titles. Owner Betsy Hoit-Thetford is knowledgeable and pleasant, and the shop is open daily from 10 to 5, including most holidays, so even if you're not looking for something specific, it's an excellent way to keep the kids entertained before your riverboat cruise or trolley tour.

Byrd Cookie Company

Southside Fodor's choice
Founded in 1924, this internationally renowned family-owned and -operated gourmet food company specializes in benne (sesame seed) wafers, trademark Savannah cookies (notably key lime), and other house-made sweets and crackers, all sold in decorative tins. Although you'll find locations around the city, the Waters Avenue flagship Byrd's Famous Cookies store sells picture tins of Savannah and the entire line of Byrd's gourmet foodstuffs, including condiments and dressings. Free cookie and cracker samples come with every visit.

E. Shaver, Bookseller

Historic District Fodor's choice
Among the city’s most beloved bookshops, E. Shaver, Bookseller is the go-to spot for bibliophiles and book-clubbers, considering they have groups meeting monthly for fans of Jane Austen, social justice and culture reads, graphic novels, and much more. Among other services, staff can curate a book collection to fit the customer’s taste, ranging in size from a few feet of shelves to an entire library.

Graveface Records and Curiosities

Starland District Fodor's choice
This longtime anchor of Starland is a huge part of the area's reputation for finding the enticingly bizarre. Vinyl heads will love digging through the bins of old and new records, some freshly pressed by the Graveface label. There's also the wicked apparel and delighfully creepy taxidermy exhibits—yes, stuffed animals, and not the cuddly kind—that make this a must for any visit to the neighborhood.

Liberty Street Corridor

Historic District Fodor's choice
With the redevelopment of Broughton Street came an influx of national and high-end retailers that left local shops in search of lower rent. Many set up shop a half-mile south along the oak-lined Liberty Street Corridor. The crossroads of Liberty and Bull is a particularly thriving shopping neighborhood, with outdoor cafés, pubs, clothing boutiques, art galleries, bookshops, and more.

Picker Joe's Antique Mall & Vintage Market

Thomas Square Fodor's choice
A haven for lovers of architectural salvage, vintage treasures, mid-century furniture, and antique decor, Picker Joe's offers 10,000 square feet of discovery. A consistent receiver of local awards, the shop's many booths are carefully tended and offer a true variety of quality finds for pickers of all walks of life.

Roots Up Gallery

Historic District Fodor's choice

Opened in 2014 by longtime Savannah residents Leslie Lovell and Francis Allen, Roots Up is a testament to the charm and mystique of Southern folk art. Located in the heart of the Downtown Design District, Roots Up is home to such artists as Howard Finster, Willie Tarver, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Antonio Esteves, Mr. Imagination, and local folk art notable Panhandle Slim. The collection includes everything from handmade dolls to vintage pieces.


Historic District Fodor's choice

This artisanal-leather studio and shop is owned by Elizabeth Seeger Jolly, a New Orleans native and graduate of SCAD. The store specializes in custom leather clutches, handbags, travel bags, and accessories and offers a wide selection of leathers to choose from, including python and alligator. At lower price points are the sharp and handy beverage cozies, cuff bracelets, and wallets.

Savannah Bee Company

Historic District Fodor's choice

Ted Dennard's Savannah Bee Company has been featured in such national magazines as O, Vogue, InStyle, and Newsweek, and with good reason—the whimsical shop features locally cultivated honey and bath products that are simply wonderful. You can sample and buy multiple varieties of honey and even raw honeycombs, and there's an entire bar dedicated to mead, a delicate honey wine; enjoy a tasting for a sweet experience. Children enjoy the life-size beehive.


Historic District Fodor's choice

Inside historic Poetter Hall, the Savannah College of Art and Design's shop is filled with handcrafted items guaranteed to be one of a kind. Handmade and hand-dyed silk accessories are cutting-edge, as are original fashion pieces and experimental purses by design students. Just remember that these originals are often one of a kind and do not come cheap.

Starlandia Art Supply

Starland District Fodor's choice
The electric purple facade on the corner greets visitors as they enter on Bull Street from Victory Drive, signifying you've found the funkiest, artsiest neighborhood in Savannah. Inside, you'll find all manner of craft supplies, paints, canvases, markers, fabric swatches, tools, books, local art for sale, and fabulous treasures you never knew you needed. Proprietor Clinton Edminster, the unofficial mayor of Starland, doles out stories and advice at the register when he's not out organizing another public art project like the colorful murals across the street.

The Paris Market and Brocante

Historic District Fodor's choice
A Francophile's dream from the time you open the antique front door and take in the intoxicating aroma of lavender, this two-story emporium is a classy reproduction of a Paris flea market. It sells furniture, vintage art, garden planters and accessories, and home fashions like boudoir items and bedding. Although the store will ship to your hometown, there are numerous treasures that can be easily packed away, like soaps, candles, vintage jewelry, kitchen and barware, and dried lavender.

Tiffani Taylor Gallery

Historic District Fodor's choice

Renowned local artist Tiffani Taylor's textured paintings are romantic yet bold, influenced by nature and her extensive travels. Her work has been exhibited in the Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, and her clients include Oprah Winfrey and Diane von Furstenberg. In addition to her paintings, Taylor's original pottery and stationery make great gifts.

Broughton Street

Historic District

Savannah's "main street" has long served as an indicator of the city's changing economic and demographic trends. The first of Savannah's department stores, Adler's and Levy's, emerged on Broughton, followed by the post-WWII introduction of national chains Sears & Roebuck, JCPenney, and Kress. During the 1950s, ladies donning white gloves and heels did their shopping, while kids gathered at the soda counter or caught the matinee. Downtown's decline began in the late 1950s and continued through the '70s, when boarded-up storefronts were the norm rather than the exception. Today, Broughton is again thriving, not only with local boutiques and world-class shops, but with theaters, restaurants, and coffeehouses.

Chcolat by Adam Turoni: The Chocolate Dining Room

Historic District
Local chocolatier Adam Turoni has two shops, but the biggest has a wide range of his delightful chocolates and many other treats for sale in the world's most delicious-looking living room. You'll find his creations at other coffee shops and upscale boutiques, but the widest selection can be found here.

Copper Penny

Historic District

Venture to this Broughton Street mainstay for women's clothing and footwear that is, as they say, "curated with the Southern eye." You'll find seasonal looks by Michael Stars, BB Dakota, and Citizens of Humanity, as well as shoes and accessories by Rebecca Minkoff, Vince Camuto, and Sam Edelman.

Cosmic Corner

Thomas Square
Stock up on crystals, runes, candles, incense, and other magical supplies for your sacred space at this celestial haven tucked away near the railroad tracks. Schedule astrological and tarot readings, chakra cleansings, and Reiki sessions with gifted professionals, or just gab with like-minded souls as you fill your basket.

Downtown Design District

Historic District

Known for its array of fine antiques shops, galleries, lighting showrooms, and interior design boutiques, the Downtown Design District is worth a visit. Stop in some of Savannah's trendier fashion stores, many of them housed in charming historic storefronts. Nearby are the famed Mercer Williams House and the landmark Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room, known for some of the area's best family-style Southern food. The picturesque surrounding neighborhoods are also enjoyable for a nice afternoon stroll.

Future on Forsyth

Victorian District
Your fashion future is always bright at this super cool vintage shop on the western edge of Forsyth Park. From whimsical window dressings to reasonable prices, this unique spot delivers delightful surprises.
106 W Gwinnett St, Savannah, Georgia, 31401, USA
shopping Details
Rate Includes: Closed Tues. and Wed.

Gallery Espresso

Historic District

Gallery Espresso has a new show every couple of weeks focusing on work by local artists. Pastries, cheesecakes, muffins, scones, and luscious desserts are house-made and complement the heavy dose of caffeine and art.

Globe Shoe Co.

Historic District

Hands down Savannah's best shoe store, Globe has served both well-heeled women and well-soled men since 1892. There's an expansive storefront display, so it's easy to window shop for the perfect pair. It features footwear and accessories by Stuart Weitzman, Donald Pliner, Cole Haan, Sam Edelman, VanElli, Thierry Rabotin, Gentle Souls, and Jeffrey Campbell, to name a few.

17 E. Broughton St., Savannah, Georgia, 31401, USA

Grand Bohemian Gallery

Historic District

Neatly tucked inside the Mansion on Forsyth Park, this gallery showcases hotelier and native Georgian Richard Kessler's expansive collection. You'll find more than 400 works by acclaimed local, national, and international artists, including contemporary paintings, blown glass, whimsical sculptures, and innovative jewelry.

700 Drayton St., Savannah, Georgia, 31401, USA
shopping Details
Rate Includes: Closed Mon and Tues, Mon.–Sat. 10–7, Sun. 10–5

Gypsy World Vintage

Starland District
Imagine wandering around your cool aunt's enormous closet and being allowed to try on anything you like—that's how much fun a shopping trip to Gypsy World is. There are treasures for all genders in this wonderland of vintage zoot suits, fur stoles, rhinestone accessories, pillbox hats, and frocks in every color of the rainbow, and for reasonable prices.
2413 Bull St., Savannah, Georgia, 31401, USA
shopping Details
Rate Includes: Closed Mon.--Wed.

Habersham Antiques

Historic District

With more than 70 vendors under one roof, this shop's sprawling hodgepodge of antique styles has a growing emphasis on the mid-century modern designs of the '50s and '60s. In one booth you'll find funky Lucite chairs and teak sideboards, and in another you'll find slinky costume jewelry and handbags. It is always fun to browse the ever-changing collections, and prices are among the most reasonable you can find in a city known for its antiques.

Harper Boutique

Historic District
Harper boutique is a bright storefront overlooking Wright Square, offering a well-curated selection of ladies' fashion and accessories. Its elegant window displays will draw any shopper to peruse the shop's casual but sophisticated collection of dresses, tops, bottoms, jewelry, and bags by such brands as FRNCH and Hutch.

Hygge Savannah

Inspired by the Danish lifestyle of "hygge," which prioritizes coziness, comfort, and thoughtful enjoyment of life's simplicities, Hygge Savannah offers products for home, body and mind. Find unique souvenirs and gifts like Love Wild Design blooming tea, which unfurls like a flower in your cup, or peruse a selection of handmade ceramics, linen attire, and hand-carved wooden toys.
600 E. Broughton St., Savannah, Georgia, 31401, USA
shopping Details
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon.

J. Parker Ltd.

Historic District

This is where savvy gentlemen go to suit up. Look for outerwear, sportswear, and dresswear by top men's designers like Filson, Southern Tide, High Cotton, and Mountain Khakis. If you need a seersucker suit on short notice, this is your best bet.

20 W. Broughton St., Savannah, Georgia, 31401, USA
shopping Details
Rate Includes: Mon.–Sat. 10–6, Sun. 12:30–5