Broughton Street is full of shops to look at and things to do. Here’s some of the must see’s while wandering up and down the strip!
The Gutstein Gallery is one of the many galleries owned and restored by the Savannah College of Art and Design. The gallery is open year round, hosting cycles of student, faculty, and visiting artist’s work. It’s been home to exhibitions of artists like Yoko Ono, Chuck Close, Richard Mosse, and Gregory Crewdson. The shows are always free, and frequently have opening and closing receptions for each.
201 E Broughton Street. For more information call: 912-525-4743.
Leopold’s Ice Cream
Okay, so we know this is technically more of a place to eat, but you should see the line out the door of this place after a movie lets out! Going out for ice cream is an activity all its own, and is one of the most famous ice cream spots in Savannah. Leopold’s Ice Cream was founded in 1919 by George, Peter, and Basil Leopold, three immigrant brothers from Greece. The shop was originally located on the corner of Gwinnett and Habersham, until Stratton Leopold, the youngest child of Peter Leopold, reopened the family business with his wife Mary.
The location on Broughton Street was designed by Academy Award nominated set designer Dan Lomino. It has all original fixtures like the black marble soda fountain and wooden interior phone booth. Posters and props from Stratton Leopold’s film career fill the shop.
212 E Broughton Street. For more information call: 912-234-4442.
The two-floor Paris Market and Brocante, is undoubtedly one of the coolest places to shop in Savannah. Paula Danyluk owns Paris Market. She travels the world with her husband Taras in search of the latest treasures and décor from around the world. From to India to Cairo, Milan, France and Rome, there is always something new to find.
From unique home fixtures, old daguerreotypes, jewelry, soap, or artist books, you never know what they’ll bring in next. There is also a little café in-house on the first floor selling delectable drinks, macaroons, and a limited selection of sandwiches.
36 W Broughton Street. For more information call: 912-232-1500.
Civvies is a great stop if you’re looking to update your wardrobe with some funky recycled clothing from all eras. Though the clothes are all recycled, the quality is of the highest level, and is home to some of the coolest statement pieces you’ll find in Savannah. Come here for casual clothing, eveningwear, outerwear, shoes, jewelry, and accessories, for both men and women.
22 E Broughton Street. For more information call: 912-236-1551.