Posted on August 6, 2014 by Taylor Kigar
Bull Street is full of independent boutiques, stores, and lots of things to do! Here’s what you should check out:
Folklorico is a great little shop is full of unique items from at least 30 different countries. From artifacts, iconography, accent furniture and a wonderful collection of folk, traditional and contemporary art, ceramics, pottery, blown glass, textiles and jewelry, you may spend a while deciding what to get. Owners Heidi and Joe Berkeley are well-seasoned world travelers and also huge advocates of Fair Trade. It’s a huge priority to them to insure the artisans are paid a fair living wage, work in safe conditions, and are environmentally sustainable.
440 Bull Street
For more information call: (912) 232-9300
Red Clover opened its boutique in a beautiful brick and mortar building in 2007. It’s made up of great dainty, feminine styles with bohemian, classic, and vintage inspired pieces. From dresses to blouses, pants, shorts, skirts, shoes, and jewelry, the prices are very affordable for an independent boutique and they take pride in being accessible to even the most budget conscious shopper. They are always on the look out for new indie labels and emerging local designers. Red Clover has also won Best Affordable Boutique by Savannah Magazine for 4 years running, along with being awarded Best Boutique by Connect Savannah.
244 Bull Street
For more information call: (912) 236-4053
This wonderfully refurbished 1940’s Art Deco theatre is the perfect place to catch a show if you’re looking for something a little new to try. Some of the most popular shows that run here are A Christmas Tradition, Jukebox, and Savannah Live. Le Mis also frequently makes reappearances throughout the year. Tickets are $35 per adult and $17 for those 17 and under. There is also a full concession stand including alcohol so grab your seats and get ready to be entertained!
222 Bull Street
For more information call: (912) 233-7764
Are you one of those people that start counting down the days until Christmas in the summer? Well the Christmas Shop is the place for you. It’s the best source for hard-to-find handmade Christmas and seasonal ornaments, decorations, and collectibles, including the special Georgia Peach ornament! Housed in a beautiful historic building with winding pillars it’s definitely a stop if you’re looking to deck out your house next Christmas.
307 Bull Street
For more information call: (912) 234-5343
Opened in 1978, the expanded Book Lady Bookstore offers a wide range of gently used, rare, out-of-print and new books. The shop is currently packed to the brim with over 50,000 books, fiction and nonfiction, hardbacks and paperbacks, with more than 40 genres. There’s an extensive collection of Georgia and Southern history, art, architecture and photography, literary biography, classics, women’s studies, military history, foreign places and travel memoirs, small press, poetry, drama, philosophy, African-American, children’s, gardening, sports, religion, McSweeney’s issues, science and nature, and cookbooks! It’s a book lover’s paradise, perfect for browsing or lingering at one of the two fireplaces with a cup of coffee and a great read.
Along with being book sellers, the Book lady is also very involved with Savannah’s Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, the Poetry Society of Georgia, the Southern Poetry Review, Georgia Historical Society, Wormsloe Foundation, Seersucker Live, and the annual Savannah Book Festival.
6 E Liberty Street
For more information call: (912) 233-3628
ShopSCAD is an artistic lifestyle boutique that features the artwork and designs created by Savannah College of Art and Design artists. The store first opened in 2003, and now has a second location at the school’s campus in Lacoste France. Submissions are encouraged from all of the various artistic fields that the college offers, and the shop always has a great eclectic mix of art, artful products, and design. The most popular items include jewelry, paintings, handbags, pottery and handmade books, most of which can only be purchased at shopSCAD. New work is always being added daily and the fun and artistic décor make it a great place to stop in for a unique gift or just a serious dose of inspiration!
Gallery Le Snoot
Porkfellow Studio and Gallery Le Snoot is the destination for high-quality art and great cupcakes. What more could you want? Run by a collection of Savannah artists, the studio and gallery has the expertise to not only exhibit great shows and events, but also offer high archival quality printing services. The upstairs area functions as a both a retail and bakery space during the day, and often hosts gallery events in the evening.
6 E State St
For more information call: (912) 373-7555