Down several blocks on the last stretch of Whitaker Street is an area known as the Design District. Here are the top seven places to visit on Whitaker Street in the district.
Since 2008, owner Tara Kirkland has been all about dressing women in fashion-forward and unique clothing at Custard Boutique. The style of products are bright, bold and current, and Tara believes in keeping things local, eco-friendly and fun. In the store, you’ll find shoes, bags, jewelry, clothes, and other gift items. In 2012, Tara also expanded to Greenville, South Carolina, in the historic West End.
Custard Boutique is located at 422 Whitaker Street. For more information, call (912) 232-4733 or visit custardboutique.com.
What makes Circa Lighting so special? It’s all about the style. Some of the most inventive, statement making fixtures reside in this showcase room and storeroom. From big hanging pendants and lanterns to bold lamps and crystals, you can find the perfect conversation-starting fixture at Circa.
Circa Lighting is located at 405 Whitaker Street. For more information, call (912) 447-1008 or visit circalighting.com/savannah.
Mrs. Wilkes House and Dining Room
Opened in 1943, The Wilkes House has long been a famous staple of the Savannah experience. The restaurant is open only Monday-Friday, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. for lunch, and no reservations are taken. Tables seating 10 people. In the spirit of the boarding house, you are seated with others if your party does not fill a table. The likes House serves platters of their famous fried chicken and cornbread dressing, sweet potato souffle, black-eyed peas, okra gumbo, corn muffins, macaroni and cheese, potatoes, candied yams and so much more.
Mrs. Wilkes Boarding House and Dining Room is located at 107 W Jones Street. For more information, call (912) 232-5997 or visit mrswilkes.com.
One Fish Two Fish
In 1998, Jennifer Beaufait Grayson opened the doors to One Fish Two Fish in Midtown, but she made the move to Whitaker in 2002 to be closer to her customers. The store holds furniture, home accessories, jewelry, gift items and more. In 2010, The Annex was added right across the street in an old renovated gas station, and Jennifer now has her own boutique as a sister store. One Fish Two Fish is also accessible online and ships internationally!
One Fish Two Fish is located at 401 Whitaker Street. For more information, call (912) 447-4600 or visit onefishstore.com.
Number Four Eleven
Number Four Eleven opened in 2006 under the owners Claire Lindley Reeve and Courtland Smith Stevens. Table and bed linens alongside unique vintage furniture pieces fill this quaint shop. It’s a unique place that mixes classic and fresh ideas. One of the really special things about Number Four Eleven is that you have the option to add an heirloom quality monogram to any of your items!
411 Whitaker Street
For more information call: (912)443-0065
La Paperie is a great specialty paper store, offering stationery, journals, and perfect gifts for brides or mothers-to-be. Owner Debbie Lewis has created a welcoming shop focused on diverse selections and carrying something for every customer. Some of her designer stationery collections include both pre-printed and custom invitations from Vera Wang and William Arthur, among others. The Neah Bay Douglas collection features hand-pressed botanicals on handmade papers as well as letterpress printing. La Paperie also has monogrammed items including notecards, embossers, stamps, wax seals. They are also happy to offer custom orders and can ship directly to you.
409 Whitaker Street
For more information call: (912) 443-9349
The Future on Forsyth
The Future on Forsyth is a thrift store with a modern twist. They specialize in new, used, vintage, and retro clothing for both men and women. It’s here, you’ll find vintage dresses, jackets, purses, jewelry, and shoes all gathered personally by the store’s owner, Lauren McCoy, who studied fashion at the Savannah College of Art and Design. She rummages through flea markets, junk shops and estate sales to find unique pieces to sell in The Future. It’s a fun store with the eclectic style that you’ll see many locals sporting around town.
106 W Gwinnett Street
For more information call: (912) 235-2476