view of downtown Columbia from Finlay Park

Relocation Guides for Columbia, South Carolina

Shopping Around Columbia

Malls and Centers

Columbia Place - Northeast Columbia’s mall is the largest mall in the area.  Over 100 stores and eateries, an 8-screen movie theater, Columbia Place is located on the corner of Two Notch Road and Parklane Road. Easily reached from I-77 or I-20.

Columbiana Centre

Northwest Columbia residents are served by this large shopping mall anchored by four department stores. The mall is located at the Harbison exit 102 off  I-26.

Dutch Square Mall

All roads lead to Dutch Square, South Carolina’s first    and   favorite mall.  Centrally located at I-26, I-20 and I-126, this mall features Burlington Coat Factory, department stores, over 40 specialty stores and a 14-screen movie theater. Services available at Customer Service include Gift Certificates starting at $10, good at all stores, Gift Wrapping, Stroller & Wheelchair Rentals, and more. Take the Bush River Road exit off I-26 or the Broad River Road exit off I-20.

Richland Mall

Richland Mall features Belk, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, TGI Friday's and Regal Cinemas. Richland Mall is centrally located right in the heart of Columbia, at the corner of Forest Drive and Beltline Boulevard.

Trenholm Plaza

Columbia’s original shopping center located at Forest Drive & Trenholm Road. Fresh Market and Publix grocery stores, Stein Mart, Books-A-Million, specialty shops and dining.

Village at Sandhill

The Village is the perfect mix of living, shopping, dining, and entertainment! With its charming streetscapes, town center and distinctive architecture, you’ll find over 300 acres of dining and shopping galore! Anchor stores include Academy Sports and Outdoors, Old Navy, TJ Maxx, Belk, JC Penney and Books a Million.  Also, Sandhill Stadium 16 Regal Cinema is onsite.

Antique Shopping

Antiques hunting in Greater Columbia brings shoppers to a good collection of antique malls and shops for a unique shopping experience.  Your finds may include University of South Carolina memorabilia (the school’s been around for over 200 years), souvenirs postcards of old Columbia (we’ve been the capital city since 1792), silver antique furniture and decor featuring our state flag’s palmetto tree and crescent moon.  Columbia area antique stores are legendary for delivering one remarkable surprise after another.  As one of our country’s original colonies, South Carolina’s past runs long and deep and many artifacts have been saved to preserve the past.  Things once passed down and considered heirlooms, end up in estate sales when families lose interest or when no heirs exist. 


An adventure in shopping: Carolina Imports

Handmade wood furniture at unbelievable prices! Carolina Imports carries furniture made from plantation grown mahogany, teak, oak, elm or pine. They also sell lamps, prints, pottery, porcelain, indoor/outdoor rugs made from recycled plastic, and various other home accessories. A business that prides itself on recycling, Carolina Imports was presented with the Green Business Award from the City of Columbia.
(803) 748-9889 | 2965 North Main Street

Great finds for the historic collector:
South Carolina Confederate Relic Room

Located in the Columbia Mills Building, the SC Relic Room gift shop offers novelties such as pop guns, puzzles, spy glasses, toy soldier collectibles, coin sets and battlefield maps for the ultimate Civil War enthusiast. The gift shop carries unique gifts and items for every collector, including certified original SC State Capitol carpet squares, earrings, SC seal lapel pins, wooden and marble paperweights and ornaments made from copper patina of SC's very own State House dome when it was refurbished. Artwork available for purchase are prints from Bob Graham and Dan Nance. There is also a huge supply of books and South Carolina memorabilia. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-4:30pm and 1-4:30pm the first Sunday of the month.
(803) 737-8095 | 301 Gervais Street


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Commercial Areas

You’ll find Target, WalMart, Best Buy and other large commercial retailers in the following areas:

· Lexington: US Highway 378 (Sunset Blvd) and US Highway 1 (Augusta Hwy)
· Northwest: Harbison Boulevard
· Northeast: Two Notch Road
· Southeast: Garners Ferry Road
· Northwest: Harbison Blvd.

Boutique Shopping

Five Points

Near the University of South Carolina, the Five Points area is home to many unique retail shops as well as restaurants and clubs. This area’s stores appeal to the young crowd with places to buy hip clothing, art, gourmet foods and wines and jewelry. Take Gervais Street or Blossom Street to Harden Street.

Devine Street

Upscale shops line Devine Street in the Shandon neighborhood on the east side of Columbia beyond Five Points.  Here you’ll find one-of-a-kind retailers offering unique apparel and accessories for men, women and children as well as items for the home like furniture, stained glass, lamps, china and flatware.

You might enjoy: Southern Bedding

A locally owned family business that manufactures the most comfortable mattresses in all of the South. So loved by their customers, Southern Bedding ships its products around the world to Scottish castles, African hunting lodges and beach-front mansions. Once you spend a night on a Southern Bedding mattress, you'll want to replace all your bedding with these top of the line products-affordable too!
(803) 765-9630 | 400 Calhoun Street

Downtown City Center

Shopping is making a comeback to the heart of the capital city.  Gift shops, an outdoor store, art galleries and specialty stores are restoring old storefronts and bringing life back to downtown.  Streetscaping adds to the appeal of Main Street.

The best in Livable Luxury:
Ethan Allen

Ethan Allen is more than a retailer of exclusive and eclectic fashions for the home, but also a designer and builder of most of what they sell. With styles you can't find anywhere else, Ethan Allen sells products that include everything for the well-designed home, from wood furniture to artwork, rugs, lighting, window dressings and beyond. Ethan Allen also has endless ways to personalize your design choices through fabrics, finishes and trims by providing priceless design help from their professional designers--which is always on the house.
(803) 407-1500 | 101 Harbison Blvd

Historic Congaree Vista

An eclectic mix of businesses line Gervais Street and its side streets, near the heart of the city.  Here you’ll find galleries, lots of restaurants, nightclubs and shops offering American crafts, antiques, and more.

May we recommend:
SC State Farmer's Market

Visit the Farmer's Market for fresh produce, plants and flowers, local artisans, specialty foods and products, great festivals and events and more! Hungry? Stop in to Dupre at the Market, a locally owned and operated restaurant that serves up the best Southern cuisine. Their made from scratch daily menu consists of only the freshest ingredients and produce right from the Market! Popular annual events include the Commssioner's Cup BBQ Cook-off and the Midlands Plant and Flower Festival.
(803) 737-4664 | 3483 Charleston Hwy

Downtown Lexington

Main Street in downtown Lexington features unique retailers including a fine men’s clothier, sewing notions shop, ladie’s shop, jewelry, and decorative fabrics.  Down the road a few blocks, shoppers can find a quilt shop, book store and art gallery inside the Old Mill.

Art. Antiques. Upcycled:
White Rose Artisan Boutique

White Rose Artisan Boutique offers antiques, art, boutique clothing & accessories, collectables, jewelry, pottery, yard art and more. A lot of their items are made by local artists and artisans. Most of their “foodie” items are made locally, as well. They have artisans who also make and/or paint upcycled art, wearable art, lamps and more. In addition to that, when they order their collectables for the shop, they try to stock as many eco friendly, green and upcycled products, that they can. They have shades that are made from leaves, jewelry made from nuts and tangerine rinds and hand painted glass items that are made from recycled glass. All of these items are very reasonably priced.
(803) 724-7285 | 831 Meeting St | W Cola

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