Best of Savannah 2018: Shopping

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From thousands of reader surveys comes our inimitable Best of Everything list. Categories run from appetizers to desserts, bike shops to barbershops. Here, the year’s best food, including fine dining, outdoor dining, coffee house, brunch and more. 

Red Clover. Photo by Beau Kester

Affordable Fashion, Women’s Clothing: Red Clover Boutique

The Savannah girl is all about friends, fun and adventure. Her closet is full of pieces that tell stories of both her Southern heritage and world travels. We curate our shop to reflect the idea that the Savannah girl is unique, while also providing her with those classic staples that everyone needs in their wardrobe.

          — Leah Lancaster Riffle and Thu Tran, Red Clover Boutique

Runner-up, Affordable Fashion: Dress Up Savannah Runner-up, Women’s Clothing: Kathi Rich Clothing

Men’s clothing

J. Parker Ltd. 20 W. Broughton St.
What they’re all about: Savannah’s menswear authority for over 40 years
Insider tip: They’re known for dressing the gents, but J. Parker stocks sportswear, accessories and outerwear 
for women, too
Runner-up: John B. Rourke Gentlemen’s Clothiers


Globe Shoe Company | 17 E. Broughton St. | 5500 Abercorn St. Suite 43
What they’re all about: A step up for Savannahians in search of quality and comfort
Insider tip: Miz Mooz boots are perfect for fall
Runner-up: Copper Penny Shooz


Satchel | 4 E. Liberty St.
What they’re all about: Luxurious leather goods to pass down for generations
Insider pick: Cannon duffle
Runner-up: Terra Cotta

Bridal wear

BleuBelle Bridal | 5500 Abercorn St. Suite 42
What they’re all about: Caring customer service and couture gowns, from classic to modern
Insider tip: Try the bridal experience package for a truly memorable shopping trip
Runner-up: Ivory & Beau

Sports/outdoor wear

Half-Moon Outfitters | 15 E. Broughton St. 
What they’re all about: Quality craftsmanship and a wise staff guide hikers, runners and watersports enthusiasts
Insider pick: Half Moon-branded paddleboards
Runner-up: Rivers and Glen Trading Co.

Vintage/consignment clothing

Civvies New & Recycled Clothing |  14 E. Broughton St. 
What they’re all about: Broken-in denim, vintage taffeta dreams and the most covetable accessories wall
Insider tip: Ask about one-of-a-kind treasures altered and bedazzled by Civvies staffers
Runner-up: The Future on Forsyth

The Picker Joe’s staff. Photo by Beau Kester

Antiques and collectibles: Picker Joe’s Antique Mall & Vintage Market

With over 10,000 square feet and 25,000 items changing daily, you are sure to find uncommon antiques, vintage and Midcentury furniture, military memorabilia, architectural salvage, hardware, lighting, artwork, books and more around every corner. The best part of my job is seeing the smile on a customer’s face when they find that one special treasure that brings back a fond memory, or adds to a growing collection. It’s just another reason why Picker Joe’s is an experience like no other.

      — Chris Shomo, Picker Joe’s

Runner-up: Wright Square Antique Mall

Gifts and décor

Emily McCarthy & Co. | 2428 Abercorn St. 
What they’re all about: Personalized, colorful charm for every Southern tastemaker
Insider pick: The Savannah Collection — entertaining necessities inspired by our town
Runner-up: Aleksandra’s Gift Shop

Greeting cards/stationery 

Emily McCarthy & Co. | 2428 Abercorn St. 
What they’re all about: Crisp correspondence and inviting design
Insider tip: Go custom with monogrammed notecards 
Runner-up: La Paperie

Independent bookstore

E. Shaver Books | 326 Bull St. 
What they’re all about: Bestsellers, local lore and two charming shop cats
Insider tip: Home to numerous book clubs
Runner-up: The Book Lady Bookstore

Made-in-Savannah product

Savannah Bee Company | 104 W. Broughton St. | 1 W. River St. |  211 Johnny Mercer Blvd. (Showroom)
What they’re all about: Local honey with international buzz
Insider pick: Raw acacia honeycomb 
Runner-up: Byrd Cookie Company

Local clothing designer

Emily Bargeron, Mamie Ruth | 107 W. Liberty St.
What they’re all about: Made-in-the-USA style for boho babes 
Insider pick: Welcome to the South tee
Runner-up: James Hogan

Local jewelry designer

Zia Sachedina, Zia Couture Jewelry | 325 W. Broughton St.
What they’re all about: Exotic couture creations
Insider pick: Infinity bangle
Runner-up: Lisa Zipperer

Fine jewelry

Levy Jewelers |  2 E. Broughton St. |  7804 Abercorn St. (Oglethorpe Mall)
What they’re all about: A generational gem
Insider tip: Create an heirloom with the Design Your Own Ring option
Runner-up: Harkleroad Diamonds & Fine Jewelry