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15 Minutes Away on Foot: Shopping in the Downtown Design District

November 29, 2010

This week, we highlight the Savannah Downtown Design District, a blossoming neighborhood of boutique shops specializing in home decor, antiques, art, unique clothing, and jewelry. This pocket of style is bounded by Harris and Gaston Streets to the north and south, and Barnard and Abercorn Streets to the west and east.

Clockwise: One Fish Two Fish, La Paperie, Mint Boutique, French Knot, Arcanum, and The Annex. Just a small sampling of the stores and items you can find in the Downtown Design District.

Each store in the Downtown Design District is unique – but complementary to the other stores within the district. It is easy to spend an entire day browsing for special treasures (or simply getting design ideas). Many of the stores feature smaller items that are easily packed in your luggage or shipped allowing you to take a little bit of Savannah’s style home.

Although each store in the Downtown Design District sets its own hours, most stores in the district are open Monday-Saturday 10 am – 6 pm. Some stores are open with limited hours on Sundays (perfect for those last minute gifts before heading out of town), others are closed on Mondays.

This week is an extra special week for the district. The annual Holiday Open House is being held on Thursday, December 2, 2010 from 5:30 pm until 8:00 pm. Stores will be open these extended hours and feature special in-store events, guests, and snacks catered by area restaurants and caterers. Our innkeeper, Leslie Larson, says that this annual event is one of the most festive in the entire city. If you’re in town, be sure to check it out.

Getting to the Downtown Design District from the Catherine Ward House Inn by foot is very easy. From door to door, it takes about 7 minutes to walk between the two.

Shops in the Downtown Design District include:

Custard Boutique 414 Whitaker St | 912.232.4733 | Fashion forward women’s clothing, shoes, & accessories. | Mon-Sat 11-6.

James Hogan 412 Whitaker St | 912.234.0374 | Women’s couture & designer clothing. | Mon-Sat 10-5.

Mint Boutique 413 Whitaker St | 912.341.8961 | Fine women’s apparel. Refreshing, refined, ready-to-wear. | Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun seasonal.

Alex Raskin Antiques 441 Bull St | 912.232.8205 | “Most interesting store in Savannah.” Antiques, accessories & paintings. | Mon-Sat 10-5.

Arcanum 422 Whitaker St | 912.236.6000 | Antiques, home furnishings & interior design. | Mon-Sat 10-5.

Charles Brown Antiques 15 E Harris | 912.236.0732 | Estate silver and antiques with a 19th century focus, Savannah art. | Mon-Sat 10-6.

Everett and Cobb 12 W Harris St | 912.232.3000 | 18th, 19th, & early 20th century antiques, accessories & art. | Tue-Sat 10-4:30, Sun and Mon by appointment.

George Davis Antiques and Interiors 408 Bull St | 912.232.6603 | 18th & 19th & early 20th Century antiques, accessories, & art. | Mon-Sat 10-5.

Limehouse Plantation 120 E Jones St | 912.232.7212 | Antiques, art, French pottery, architecturals, & relics. | Mon-Sat 10-4:30.

Peridot Antiques and Interiors 400 Whitaker St | 912.596.1117 | Eclectic mix of antiques & decorative accessories. | Mon-Sat 11-5, Sun by chance.

The Corner Door Antiques & Accessories 417 Whitaker St | 912.238.5869 | Fine European furnishings & home decor. | Tue-Sat 10-5.

V. & J. Duncan 12 E Taylor St | 912.232.0338 | Antique maps, prints & books. | Mon-Sat 10:30-4:30, Tue by chance.

12 West Jones Antiques 12 W Jones St | 912.231.0622 | Eclectic antiques & accessories. | Mon & Wed by chance, Thu-Sat 12-5.

Carolyn Hultman Interior Design 126 E Taylor St | 912.236.0111 | A full service interior design firm. | By appointment only.

Circa Lighting 405 Whitaker St | 912.447.1008 | Antique reproduction & vintage modern lights. | Mon-Sat 10-5.

No. Four Eleven 411 Whitaker St | 912.443.0065 | Monogrammed luxuries, furniture & gifts. | Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun seasonal.

One Fish Two Fish 401 Whitaker St | 912.447.4600 | Fine purveyors of style from around the world. | Mon-Sat 10-5:30, Sun 12-5.

Gallery 440 440 Bull St | 912.790.1144 | Paintings, photography, & ceramics. | Wed-Sat 11-5.

Iocovozzie Fine Art, Ltd. 1 W Jones St | 912.234.9424 | 18th, 19th, & 20th century paintings. | Mon-Sat 9:30-5 (by appointment).

John Tucker Fine Arts 5 W Charlton St | 912.231.8161 | 18th, 19th, & 20th century American paintings and folk art. | Tue-Sat 10-5.

Julia Christian Gallery 114 W Taylor St (upper level) | 912.234.1960 | Fine decorative art and furnishings by Bob and Julia Christian. | Mon-Fri 11-5 (upstairs).

shopSCAD 340 Bull St | 912.525.5180 | Artwork and designs by SCAD students, staff, faculty & alumni. | Mon-Wed 9-5:30, Thu-Fri 9-8, Sat 10-8, Sun 12-5.

Remshart Row Studio & Gallery 106 W Jones St | 912.234.5737 | Fine art & art instruction, gallery space available for shows and receptions. | By appointment.

The Downstairs Gallery 19 1/2 W Gordon St | 912.233.0920 | Fine art, photography & jewelry. | Wed-Sat 11-5, Sun 1-4.

Whitney Gallery 415 Whitaker St | 404.432.6616 | Contemporary fine art. | Seasonally & by appointment only.

E. Shaver Bookseller 326 Bull St | 912.234.7257 | 12 rooms of books, hardbacks & paperbacks. | Mon-Sat 9:30-5:30.

Folklorico 14 W Jones St | 912.232.9300 | World finds with a story, Hand Made, & Fair Trade. | Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4 seasonally.

French Knot 412C Whitaker St | 912.349.6450 | Stitch Boutique, gifts & studio. | Mon-Sat 10-5.

La Paperie 409 Whitaker St | 912.443.9349 | Exquisite stationery, invitations, & gifts. | Mon-Sat 10-5:30, Sun seasonal.

Madame Chrysanthemum 101 W Taylor St | 912.238.3355 | Floral design studio, eclectic jewelry & gifts. | Mon-Sat 10-5.

Salon Aqua 110 W Gaston St | 912.232.7776 | Personalized cuts & colors for today’s contemporary women & men. | Tue-Sat by appointment.

Small Pleasures 412B Whitaker St | 912.234.0277 | Antique & estate jewelry. | Mon-Sat 10-5.

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