There is nothing I enjoy more than getting outside the house and browsing the amazing selection of linens, paper goods, clothing, accessories, & lighting that is a part of the Downtown Design District (DDD) in Savannah. DDD is poised in the high brow area of the historic district just north of Forsyth Park, roughly between Jones & Taylor Street with many of the stores having locations on the lane or as part of a carriage house of one of the homes on trust lots (homes facing the squares). For your fix of anything luxurious or fine, this is the area for you.
Who doesn’t love beautiful lighting? Circa Lighting of Savannah is amazing and they have not only a signature store but an Annex (across Whitaker) which houses sale items and one-offs. LOVE that.
The selection and quality of custom linens, accessories, No.4 Eleven is unmatched in Savannah. When I walk into the store, I want to scoop it up and take it all with me (sigh). The space is bi-level and so well-edited with gorgeous bamboo and garden pieces for extra appeal. I leave No. 4 Eleven always thinking about what a great hostess I could be if only I had X,Y, & Z.
One of my favorite stores for clothing is Custard (on Whitaker at Charlton) – lots of great accessories, funky shoes, awesome hipster jeans, and loads of unique names from overseas all at affordable prices and with GREAT customer service (one day I happened to have my pup with me out for a stroll and the shopkeeper let Tondee play out in her back courtyard while she dressed me – awesome service and totally thoughtful!). Shop Custard.
Finally, if you are here for a special occasion and need a unique arrangement for your Busy Bee Vacations cottage, I highly recommend Madame Chrysanthemum. Utterly charming and unique – you must take a peek inside or have Michelle send something to your cottage.
There are loads more shops to explore so take some time to pop in and support our downtown local small business owners.