The Best Shops in Every Southern State
Every Southern woman has a favorite shop or department store or boutique that she can't live without. Some provide much-needed retail therapy; others come through when you're having a serious fashion emergency. There are shops you rely on for that one-of-a-kind hostess gift or birthday present for your best friend. And then there are those charming shops that you and your mother and grandmother have been shopping in since you were a little girl.
RELATED: The South's Best Shops 2017
Whether big city or small town, there are so many incredible spots to shop. And proof was in the list that were are revealing today. Some of your favorites of 2017 are classics that have been around for decades, a few shops are new to the areas (hello, Reese Witherspoon's Nashville boutique!), but they all have a sense of community and great stylish sensibility.
The Paris Market stands took the top spot overall. This little Savannah gem blends Southern hospitality with European aesthetics, whether it’s scooping lavender buds into cloth sacks near the cash register, finding an instant dose of aromatherapy through their candle collection, or admiring the mix of French antiques in the basement level.
Alabama: Leaf & Petal
Arkansas: Green Corner Store
Little Rock, Arkansa
Florida: Rifle Paper Co.
Winter Park, Florida
Georgia: The Paris Market and Brocante
Kentucky: Scout on Market
New Orleans, Louisiana
Mississippi: Neilson’s Department Store
The South's Best Winners 2017
We poured through your more than 22,000 online votes to bring you the best-of-the-best Southern spots. Check out our roundup of the best restaurant, hotel, island, inn, resort, barbecue, bar, shop, museum, brewery, city, and tailgate in the South. Each of these Southern gems is absolutely worth the trip – from the picturesque views of the Outer Banks to the juicy pulled pork of Southern Soul Barbecue. Sip on a cold brew at Wicked Weed Brewery, have a nightcap at Callaghan's, or find your next heirloom at The Paris Market & Brocante. Take a vacation to Asheville to stay at the extravagant Inn on Biltmore Estate, or enjoy the picturesque history of Savannah at the charming Foley House Inn. If you're in town (or, making the trip!), stop in at one of these local favorites chosen by our readers.
SOUTH’S BEST BAR
Callaghan’s Irish Social Club; Mobile, AL
SOUTH’S BEST BARBECUE
Southern Soul Barbeque; St. Simons Island, GA
SOUTH’S BEST BREWERY
Wicked Weed Brewing; Asheville, NC
SOUTH’S BEST CITY
SOUTH’S BEST HOTEL
The Inn on Biltmore Estate; Asheville, NC
SOUTH’S BEST INN
Foley House Inn; Savannah, GA
SOUTH’S BEST ISLAND
Outer Banks, NC
SOUTH’S BEST MUSEUM
Smithsonian; Washington, D.C.
SOUTH’S BEST RESORT
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center; Nashville, TN
SOUTH’S BEST RESTAURANT
Commander’s Palace; New Orleans, LA
SOUTH’S BEST SHOP
The Paris Market and Brocante; Savannah, GA
SOUTH’S BEST SMALL TOWN
North Carolina: ScreenDoor
Asheville, North Carolina
South Carolina: Charleston GardenWorks
Charleston, South Carolina
Tennessee: Draper James
Texas: Uncommon Objects
Virginia: Yesterday's Heroes
Washington, D.C.: Salt & Sundry
West Virginia: High Country Boutique
Lewisburg, West Virginia