Savannah is an easy city to spend money in. Boutiques line many of the downtown streets and the selection doesn’t just include antiques. These are the must-shop spots I found on my visit.
enter site Satchel
If you’re considering a big Savannah purchase, you’ll want to shop the Satchel site ahead as the shop specializes in handmade, customized leather bags. There are a few you can drool over in the store as well, but for vacation shopping you won’t want to miss the selection of leather cuffs that come in a variety of textures. Many are reversible so you get two looks in one! I grabbed one that can be worn as regular gold or rose gold on my last trip and am already wishing I’d selected a few more.
As you might expect, shopSCAD is packed with creations from current SCAD students and graduates. Shop jewelry, wall art, books, cards, home décor in a range of price points. My favorite take-home from my visit was a thin silver ring by Kathryn Riechert with “Carpe Diem” stamped into the band. I’m also keeping the designer’s etsy site bookmarked—her cuffs with creative sayings would make perfect gifts for friends.
A perfect stop if you’re killing time before your tour of Mercer House, this stylish boutique focuses on attractive clothes for women of all shapes and sizes. On my walk through, my attention was caught by the unique shoe and jewelry selection. I ended up with a pair of shapely, lightweight silver earrings that catch attention without being too heavy. This shop also has a nice selection online if you want to shop Savannah from your couch.
If you love hats, make sure to stop in here. The selection spans fedoras, Derby-worthy chapeaus, and my personal favorite—fascinators. The selection is kind of random with an array of other makeup and accessories mixed in, but if you live in a city where hat shops aren’t a thing, you’ve got to stop in here and plan to spend some time trying on. I couldn’t help but bring home a modest pink fascinator for dressing up basic black ensembles.
The Paris Market
Whether you like straight up vintage or more vintage-inspired, you’ll love browsing this airy, two-story shop. Furniture, lighting, an impressive selection of glassware and other home décor items comingle with handmade jewelry, candles, beauty products and even a case of vintage jewelry parts just waiting to be put back together in this shop that’s an intersection between Anthropologie and a tiny consignment shop tucked in a corner of the French countryside.