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Where to Shop in Columbus - From Big-Name Malls to Local Favorites

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A day of shopping in Columbus can include everything from browsing the big-name retailers at Easton Town centre to exploring locally owned spots in the Arena District. Elsewhere, the Short North Arts District offers a diverse mix of retailers selling furniture, clothing, art, and antiques. For a completely different shopping experience, German Village has one-of-a-kind stores with selections of European ceramics and crafts.

Easton Town centre

 

You're almost guaranteed to find something you love at Easton Town centre, one of the city's most popular retail destinations. At this stylish, open-air mall, you can spend an entire day browsing big-name retailers like the Apple Store, American Girl, and Nordstrom. If you want to take a break from your shopping spree, there are plenty of restaurants and a 30-screen movie theatre.

 

  • Easton Town centre, 160 Easton Town centre, Columbus 43219; Tel: +1 614 337 2200; Website: Easton Town centre
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  • AMC Easton 30, 275 Easton Town centre, Columbus 43219; Tel: +1 888 262 4386; Website: AMC Easton 30

Short North Arts District

 

While primarily known as a hub of Columbus's art scene, this vibrant neighbourhood is also home to an array of local shops. With a variety of small businesses, including specialty and clothing stores, this is the place to go if you're looking for a unique gift, a vintage find, or a brand-new outfit. Try Ladybird for fashion, then head just a few doors down to Grandview Mercantile for retro-cool antiques.

 

  • Ladybird, 716 N High Street, Columbus 43215; Tel: +1 845 554 5239; Website: Ladybird
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  • Grandview Mercantile, 873 N High Street, Columbus 43215; Tel: +1 614 421 7000; Website: Grandview Mercantile

 

Arena District

 

The premier entertainment district in Columbus, the Arena District is also home to a handful of shopping options. On the top of the list is the North Market, which has served as central Ohio's public market since 1876. Here, you can browse a selection of farm-fresh produce and artisan foods from local vendors; there are special events, too, such as the Ohio Wine Festival. The Arena District is also home to local shops such as State of Devotion, selling Ohio-themed merchandise.

 

  • North Market, 59 Spruce Street, Columbus 43215; Tel: +1 614 463 9664; Website: North Market
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  • State of Devotion, 1435 Grandview Avenue, Columbus 43212; Tel: +1 614 486 7333; Website: State of Devotion

 

German Village

 

This historic area was settled by German immigrants beginning in the 1800s. Today, it offers a impressive variety of European-inspired shops. Of course, you can browse the tempting selections at the local bakeries and cafés, but you can also shop for German glassware and French porcelain, among other European goods, at Caterina Ltd. Nearby, Helen Winnemore's sells art, ceramics, and jewelry produced by American artisans. Opened in 1938, it is thought to be the oldest shop of its kind in the U.S.

 

  • Caterina Ltd., 571 S Third Street, Columbus 43215; Tel: +1 614 224 7224; Website: Caterina Ltd.
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  • Helen Winnemore's, 150 E Kossuth Street, Columbus 43206; Tel: +1 614 444 5850; Website: Helen Winnemore's