There is some fantastic Savannah shopping that visitors often miss because it’s not on Broughton, or River Street. Nope, this shopping is right off of Forsyth on Whitaker Street in Savannah’s Downtown Design District. Just a couple of skips from the Drayton and Waldburg Savannah Vacation Rentals properties, this little (otherwise undiscovered) gem is perfect. Take an afternoon stroll through the park and make sure to stop in this small village of shops.
La Paperie is Savannah’s go-to shop for everything paper. It’s the perfect place to find a personalized gift for a friend, a loved one, or even yourself! They’ve got travel journals (a great way to keep memoirs of your trip to Savannah), unique wrapping, stationery… the works.
Many of their giftscan be personalized. La Paperie offers custom embossers, stamps, and designer stationery.
For a more historic gift, check out their CartieraAmatrudaAmalfi stationery. The paper is made using ancient artisan traditions in the Amatruda paper mill in Amalfi, Italy. Each piece is adorned with a watermark to show authenticity.
405 Whitaker Street
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Circa carries a wonderful selection of designer lighting, lamps, and accessories.It was founded in historic Savannah in 1998. Their staff is there to help you find the perfect piece in the style you want.
Number Four Eleven
411 Whitaker Street
Number Four Eleven has been open since 2006. Here you’ll find gorgeous linens, accessories, furniture, and gifts. It’s a great place to find a one of a kind gift. Impress your friends by adding heirloom quality personalized monogramming to your gift.
Monday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The French Knot opened in November 2009, and is a dream for needle workers. They specialize in embroidery and needlepoint, but also offer finished work, classes,finishing, and custom designs.
422 Whitaker Street
Monday – Saturday: 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Custard is a women’s clothing store that also carries shoes, accessories, and gifts in a diverse range of styles. The staff is happy to help put together one outfit or build an entire wardrobe. Custard prides itself in helping women show off their best assets and above all, they like to keep fashion fun!
Some of their brands include: French Connection, By Boe, Jeffrey Campbell, and Pink Studio.
412 B Whitaker Street
James Hogan opened in 2004. This clothing store carries fine American and European designers (like Etro, Piazza Sempione, Charles Chang Lima). They also offer their own custom couture collections, which are handcrafted from the finest fabrics.
One Fish Two Fish
401 Whitaker Street
One Fish Two Fish offers bedding, jewelry, books, furniture, and gifts. National magazines have featured this store regularly as a not-to-be-missed shopping destination in Savannah.
Mercer House Carriage Shop
430 Whitaker Street
Monday – Friday: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm, Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday: 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
The Mercer House was designed by New York architect John Norris for General Hugh Mercer (great grandfather of Johnny Mercer). The house was previously only open to benefit local historic and charitable organizations, but since its restoration has been open to the public.
The Mercer House Carriage Shop offers patrons a chance to get close to the famous house while shopping! They carry gifts, home accessories, stationery, antiques, and books.