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Countdown to Savannah: Shopping in Savannah (Part 1)

Written by Palma

In early 2007, we started our official Countdown to Savannah. Each Sunday, we posted a different topic about this special city where we met for our first Great Slow Travel Gathering in Spring 2008.

With 63 posts over 14+ months, we learned a lot about the many facets of this historic, hospitable and intriguing American city. Our weekly posts touched on Savannah's history, famous people, architecture, food, culture, surrounding area and much more. We hope this information acquaints you with Savannah, entices you to visit this historic city, and prepares you for a very memorable trip.

An Important Part of Vacation Planning

For me, SHOPPING is always part of my vacation planning! I hope this is helpful to other shoppers visiting Savannah!

River Street

A major part of Savannah’s tourist scene, this restored waterfront features shops all along its length, from the landmark smokestacks of an old power plant on the west, to the Waving Girl Statue on the east. Factor’s Walk, which parallels River Street halfway up the bluff, also features scattered shops.

Savannah Candy Kitchen: 225 East River Street

Rooms of candy and decorative tins to ship them home in!

River Street Sweets: 13 East River Street

Pralines, pralines, and more pralines! Made while you watch, and will ship them home for you!

Jezebel: 25 East River Street

Upscale ladies’ clothing boutique. Casual or formal, lots of linen, shoes, hats, and accessories.

 

City Market

www.savannahcitymarket.com This is a restored area in the Historic Downtown at Jefferson and West Julian streets. Here you will find restaurants, art galleries, nightclubs, shops and consignment stores. The stores here are more thematic or specialty shops, garden furniture and gifts, New Age, as well as mainstream clothing stores like Banana Republic.

The Cat House: 310 West St. Julian Street

Cat Lovers, don’t miss this! “Feline Fancies for Feline Fanciers”

Café Gelatohhh: Real Italian Gelato!

 

Broughton Street

This was like an old “Main Street” of shopping before the strip malls took over with supersized chain stores. It has made a comeback with a few upscale offerings. One section of the Historic Downtown area, at the intersection of Jones and Whitaker Streets, specialize in the arts and home décor. They call themselves the “Downtown Design District”. Antiques stores can be found in this area as well.

The Paris Market and Brocante: 36 W. Broughton Street

www.theparismarket.com Two huge floors of everything French, from lavender sachets, soaps, baskets, linens, dishes, mirrors, and country furniture.

Gaucho: 18 East Broughton Street

Upscale boutique for women: Hand-painted blouses, accessories, jewelry, and shoes.

One Fish, Two Fish: 401 Whitaker Street

www.onefishstore.com Trendy and unique gifts. Personal pampering items, gourmet goodies, pampered pet gifts, purses, ceramic flowers, lavish linens, and more.

Go Fish: 106 W. Broughton Street

Reasonably priced handicrafts, clothing, batik fabrics, beaded jewelry from artisans in third world countries.

 

This is just a sample of shopping possibilities in Savannah. Shopping in Savannah Part 2 includes Coffee Bars, Tea Rooms, and Specialty shops!

Resources

All About Savannah: Links to many information pages about Savannah (where to eat, where to stay, places of interest, getting around town, and more)


Author: Palma is an Italian-American, Marriage Family Therapist from Palm Desert, CA, who loves all things Italian: Italian people, food, music, art, ceramics, etc.


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