Located in the up-and-coming Starland District, this local pioneer sells vintage-themed odds and ends, like milk glass pitchers and floral-print gardening gloves; a recent expansion made room for an old-fashioned on-site bakery. From Savannah's Wright Square neighborhood store listing.
There's more here than just red velvet cake and sweet tea: specifically, Savannah's best trove of small-batch chocolates, all from respected international names. From Savannah's Wright Square neighborhood store listing.
The attention to detail at this French flea market-themed shop is extraordinary: One corner holds a mad-scientist desk strewn with ledgers and old vitrines; in another, a table is set for a Victorian tea party, complete with pretty sweets. From Savannah's Broughton Street neighborhood store listing.
At this exquisite gift shop, it's easy to get inspired by the creatively arranged offerings: One aquatic-themed area is filled with chunks of brain coral, sconces made from shells, and hefty coffee table books about life by the sea. From Savannah's Downtown Design District neighborhood store listing.
Stocked with goods created by past and present Savannah College of Art and Design students and faculty, this gallery/store offers a ton of clever one-off gems. From Savannah's Downtown Design District neighborhood store listing.
Located in the center of Cancun proper, Mercado 28 is a mazelike half-indoor, half-outdoor market with everything from colorful woven blankets to rustic leather handbags, most at negotiable prices.
The most expansive indoor mall in Cancun amply rewards shoppers who traverse its floors. There's Envy, which carries designer labels like D&G and Polo; Sybele, an upscale retailer purveying clothing and offbeat items; and Majolica, a tiny shop that sells reproduction portraits of Frida Kahlo.
This airy and highly strollable mall has its fair share of boutiques worth visiting, including mod home-decor shop Bassik (we love the giant bowls made from Mexican tzalam wood) and Tequila House, a trinket shop that offers strikingly accurate clay figurines made in your likeness—with a short turnaround time ($35 and up).
A trio of squawking parrots greets shoppers at the main entrance to this mall. We're especially fond of Wayan Natural Wear, a local chain that carries imports from Indonesia, lots of Mexican crafts (other locations are throughout Cancun), and a number of sterling-silver jewelry stores. 11.5 Blvd. Kukulcan, 52-998-883-29-45
The open-air layout and many outdoor cafes make a visit worthwhile, not to mention the sheer volume and variety of shops—from Zingara, a swimwear boutique filled with an eponymous line of bright mix-and-match separates (from $20 per piece) to Zara, a trendy Spain-based fashion boutique chain.