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The first place shoppers should go in Savannah is without a doubt, the City Market, the "art and soul of the city." The market began in 1755 as a farmer's market, a place to buy everything from fish to tobacco. The market exists today with flair of its origin still in the air thanks to the horse-drawn carriages encircling the area. Plan to spend considerable amount of time here shopping, browsing artist's galleries, dining, and live entertainment in the pubs at night.
This is an artist's city, therefore galleries are scattered throughout, especially in the Historic District, the heart of Savannah. Chroma Gallery has been voted Best Gallery for the past three years and it is easy to see why. They carry great regional and local artists. Gallery 209 has beautiful work including city scenes that you may want to take home with you to never forget the charm of Savannah. For incredible photography art, be sure to visit the Jack Leigh Gallery. This artist is famous for "The Bird Girl" photo that was chosen to adorn the novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil which is set in Savannah. "The Book" Gift Shop is a quaint little shop. Anything and everything you could possibly want to do with Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and "The Bird Girl." The folks there are extremely knowledgeable and hospitable.
River Street Plaza offers a large variety of boutiques stretched along 9 blocks of waterfront property. For chain stores, the Oglethorpe Mall has over 100 shops and 4 department stores. The art gallery to visit in this area is of course the River Street Art Gallery
No matter what you shopping pleasure is, strolling through this city at a relaxed pace will eventually bring you to a boutique of your taste.