Anyone with even the slightest inclination toward shopping would be hard pressed to leave Savannah empty-handed. The downtown streets are alive with an array of boutiques and shops running the gamut from kitschy to glamorous, locally owned to nationally renowned.
A 2014 infusion of capital into Broughton Street has seen the city’s "main street" come full circle over the past 30 years, and what was once a string of abandoned storefronts has been transformed into a world-class shopping district. As you stroll along Broughton, note the original tenant names etched into historic facades and the sidewalk entries.
Antiques malls and junk emporiums with eye-catching facades and eclectic offerings beckon you to take home treasures from the city’s rich past. Meanwhile, contemporary design shops feature the latest lighting and sleek designer furnishings. Some of the newest additions to the shopping landscape are specialty food stores that offer tastings throughout the day. And don’t miss trendy boutiques that offer modern fashions with a Southern twist.
Since a great many of the city’s attractions are centrally located, a day of shopping can go hand-in-hand with visits to nearby museums or long meals at one of the well-regarded restaurants. The tree-lined streets promise a vista at every turn, so be sure to bring along your camera and a comfortable pair of walking shoes. Should you tire along the way, horse-drawn carriages, trolley tours, or pedicabs abound to help you get off your feet without sacrificing a full itinerary.