Maybe it's the Spanish moss or the mint juleps, but something about this Georgia city makes us want to put on a sweeping gown and a vintage ring and revel in the dark, creepy romanticness of it all.
It'll take the better part of an afternoon to explore 37th at Abercorn's 7,500 square feet of antiques, most of which are showcased in quirky, themed rooms in a gorgeous historic mansion. There's a Vuitton-centric safari space on the first floor, an Alessi room in the rear, and upstairs, one devoted entirely to your (real or imaginary) beach house.
Mint offers the best chance in town to stumble upon an unexpected treasure: like a short-sleeved leather jacket from Emu (trust us, it works) or a bright orange trench from Ali Ro.
413 Whitaker St., 912-341-8961, mintsavannah.com
Just stepping into Bleubelle makes you want to go to a cocktail party—so well edited is the selection of cute tops and frocks from lines like Tory Burch, Ella Moss, Milly, Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet and Diane von Furstenberg. And for those who are planning a trip down the aisle, it also has one of the best bridal salons in town.
5500 Abercorn St., 912-355-3554, bleubelle.com
With one of the best selections of antique estate jewelry we've ever seen, the huge array of 18th-century mourning rings, Italian micro-mosaic pendants, and stone-studded drop earrings competes in quality with anything you would find in New York or Los Angeles.
412B Whittaker St., 912-234-0277, savannahestatejewelry.biz
This three-room Design District shop has some of Savannah's best deals. We spotted silky tops (most under $50), simple but sophisticated Central Park West dresses ($110) and attention-grabbing necklaces (under $40). The owners also post pictures of new goods on their Facebook page regularly and will take orders via the comments.
Our favorite antiques showroom in the Historic District, Wright Square Antique Mall has
the best prices
on a huge variety of stuff: vintage glass,
luggage, oil paintings, furniture—you name it. Spend your Saturday getting lost in here.