Savannah’s riverfront has always played a huge role in commerce. A once large exporter of rice and cotton, Savannah inherited much of its wealth and popularity as a major southern port. While Savannah’s port is still very active, a stroll down the cobblestoned river walk, and particularly River Street, is completely different. Nowadays, River Street’s old cotton warehouses are occupied by local and specialty shops. Visitors come to Savannah to enjoy a wide selection of shopping, from sweets and treats to clothing and souvenirs.
Savannah Bee Company
Since 1999, Savannah Bee Company has been a city mainstay for all things beeswax. But what’s all the buzz about? The company grew out of a passion for bees, a creature that lives in harmony with nature and adds balance to all our lives. Since its early beginnings, Savannah Bee Company has been all about providing the very best local honey while contributing a positive impact. Try some something sweet, like their Tupelo honey or even some tasty whipped honey. You can even sample some of their honey-based lotions or browse their hair care and gifts. See how it all began and then take some of their products, straight from the hive, home.
Matter of Factors
Did someone say peach wine? A visit to Savannah wouldn’t be complete without a taste of the local and regional wines and spirits. Matter of Factors is famous for their Georgia Peach Wine, made from the premier muscadine grapes. Browse this emporium of carefully selected wines, accessories and gifts and stay for a free wine sampling. Don’t forget to pick up a a bottle of Peachshine (peach moonshine) to share.
Bob’s Your Uncle
It may seem obvious, but did you go to Savannah if you don’t have a Savannah shirt to commemorate the trip? Bob’s Your Uncle stocks a wide variety of t-shirts and knickknacks, including plenty of Life is Good® products. Come here for souvenirs and you’ll probably find something you weren’t even looking for.
Looking for something to don while you walk about? Look no further than this fun-filled haberdashery. Since 1991, The Mad Hatter has been a River Street staple, providing a very wide variety of hats. Stop by and try on a few hats. And, don’t worry – the hatter isn’t actually mad.
River Street Sweets
Satisfy your sweet tooth with a stop at Savannah’s original candy store. From pralines and specialty fudge to chocolates and gifts, this family-owned confectionary is home to Savannah’s most sought-after candies. Interestingly, their pralines are in such high demand that River Street Sweets has become the world’s largest producer of pralines. You can still get these and many more handmade candies right where it all started nearly 30 years ago.
River Street Market Place
Many Savannah visitors just love wandering River Street, looking for boutiques or souvenirs. A great place to wander is the River Street Market Place. This open-air market is the perfect place to browse specialties from local artists, leathermakers, farmers, and more, all along the water’s edge.
Don’t forget to pack your shopping list! Book your trip to Savannah today!