Savannah’s Historic District is a treasure trove of unique boutiques, antique shops, and art galleries. From the top home store in America to the best boutiques and antiques, there’s something for everyone. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through 7 of the best downtown Savannah shopping areas.

The Top 7 Shopping Areas in Savannah’s Historic District

Discover the most vibrant shopping areas in the Historic District, starting with River Street in the North Historic District and culminating at the quirky Starland District. Get ready to indulge in a shopping experience like no other!

1. River Street area

River Street is a must-visit destination for shoppers in Savannah. In addition to classic tourist stops like River Street Sweets, you’ll also find Plant Riverside, a unique shopping and dining experience housed in a converted historic power plant that offers a fresh take on the past.

Plant Riverside

The trendy Plant Riverside District hosts several seasonal pop-up shops as well as high-end retailers, galleries, and local brands: 

  • J. PARKER LTD, for luxury coastal apparel and furnishings.
  • 18Loves Art, a local art boutique focused on good vibes and optimism.

River Street Sweets

Since 1973, this famous sweet shop has been slinging pralines, fudge, and homemade ice cream. Stop by for a souvenir or a treat for yourself. 

River Street Market Place

This tourist-friendly open-air market hosts 70+ vendors selling gifts, jewelry, and more. They offer everything from local snacks to fashion. And you can’t beat the riverside view.


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2. Savannah City Market

Just a few blocks south of River Street, you’ll find Savannah City Market. This four-block open-air market is filled with popular Savannah restaurants, galleries, and retail shops.

City Market

The City Market is a bustling courtyard complete with a dozen charming boutiques and stores, including:


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3. Broughton Street 

If you haven’t shopped on Broughton Street before, you’re missing out. Packed with boutiques, vintage shops, and traditional retailers like Banana Republic, Broughton is the most popular shopping street in the city.

Locally Made Savannah 

This inviting shop on Broughton specializes in items made by local artisans. You’ll find jewelry, ceramics, apparel, and food and drink accessories. Plus, there’s a milkshake bar.


If you’re lucky enough to have a deep soak tub in your Savannah Airbnb, you should stop by Nourish. They sell all-natural, organic bath fizzies, soaps, and body products to help you relax after a long day of exploring.


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The Paris Market

The Paris Market and Brocante is a shop of intriguing, unforgettable antiques and items inspired by the markets of France. Recently selected by House Beautiful as one of the Best Home Stores in America.


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4. Bull Street

Bull Street runs through Savannah’s Historic District. It’s got some of the best boutiques and shopping spots in the city.

Courtland and Co

This locally-owned Savannah boutique features elegant collections of home and table goods. 


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This cozy boutique and studio on the corner of Bull and Liberty Street sells custom-crafted bags, wallets, and leather goods.


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E Shaver, Booksellers

E. Shaver, Bookseller is Savannah’s oldest indie bookstore. They specialize in new releases and were voted as the Best Bookstore in the South by Southern Living Magazine. 


This quirky shop sells featured artwork from the talented students and alumni at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Their curated collection features everything from fine art to interior objects and souvenirs. 


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Jones & Bull

At the top of Savannah Magazine’s yearly “Best of” list, you’ll always find Jones & Bull. This home decor and furniture shop on the corner of Jones and Bull Streets has a mix of interior treasures for everyone’s taste, whether you love antiques, vintage designs, or modern decor.


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5. Downtown Design District (Whitaker Street)

Known for its fine antique shops, galleries, showrooms, and boutiques, the Downtown Design District is worth exploring.

One-Fish Two-Fish

This luxe Savannah boutique features stylish gifts, home decor, women’s apparel, jewelry, and bath and body products. 


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This adorable shop offers stylish outfits and essentials for babies and children. 


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Custard Boutique

Custard is a vibrant indie boutique that is home to American-made clothes, jewelry, decor, and more. It’s a great spot for picking up unique, eco-friendly apparel and accessories. 

6. Abercorn Street

Abercorn–another famous Savannah street–is another must-stop for shopping. Here are a few of our favorites.

Books on Bay

This inviting vintage bookshop sells thousands of books ranging from the 1600s to the late 1900s.


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Littles on Liberty

This new spot on Liberty Street specializes in high-quality children’s clothing.  

7. Starland District

Starland District is an up-and-coming area of Savannah with lots of unique indie shops, alternative vintage stores, and a one-of-a-kind atmosphere.

Graveface Records & Curiosities

Graveface is Savannah’s favorite destination for curated used records and cassettes, with a touch of macabre decor and pop culture oddities. 

Starland Strange and Bazaar

Starland Strange and Bazaar is a technicolor boutique with fun merch and Dolly Parton-inspired vibes. 

Experience the Best of Savannah

After a long day of shopping in the Historic District, you’ll need some rest and relaxation.

Book a stay at The House on Taylor Square, a locally-owned boutique lodging experience just steps away from the best shops in Savannah.

The Cathedral View Apartment at Taylor Square:
This luxurious, fully stocked apartment is dripping with historic charm and all the amenities, from local antiques to a garden tub. It’s the ultimate historic Savannah house experience.
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