Best Shopping

From all the shops and stores in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best offerings. We deliver a carefully vetted selection to let you explore Columbus shopping on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Best Shopping list for Columbus. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.

A Muse Gallery


A bit off the beaten path, both geographically and in artistic spirit. Located a few miles from downtown in Grandview Heights, this independent gallery offers many styles of painting, as well as a varying assortment of sculpture. Recent works...  Read More



Tucked away in the Center of Science and Industry is the best place to buy gadgets, gifts, and toys for just about anyone. Staffers demonstrate products, games and science kits, while books run the gamut from physics to Mother Goose poetry. Kids...  Read More

German Village


Truly a readers' and collectors' dream, this huge, thirty-two-room shop (one of the largest independent bookstores in the country) has a well-organized collection of books from every genre. The peaceful courtyard is a great place to relax and...  Read More



Eclectic patchwork bed linens, pillows, and handbacks from Patchouli, baby togs from Zutano and Icky Products, comfy clothing from FLAX for women, and sweet gifts for littles from Mud Pie and Manhattan Toy. There is also a fine selection fine...  Read More

Anthony-Thomas Candy Shoppe


Choose from a wide variety of freshly made delicious chocolates, including gourmet truffles, from one of the country's largest family-owned candy-making companies. A family tradition since 1916, this place is perfect for gift ideas....  Read More

Wexner Center Store


If you are looking for books on contemporary art and artists, you've reached your destination. A vast collection is available to browse and buy, including exhibit catalogs from the shows that have been displayed in the museum. There are also...  Read More

Upper Arlington


Billing itself as "Ohio's largest shopping destination" it could very well be with over 150 retailers from American Eagle to Zpets. In between you'll find six anchors stores including Saks Fifth Avenue, Von Maur, Macy's, Sears, JCPenney, and The...  Read More

German Village
Mars' Creations


You won't find any horses at "The Red Stable" in the heart of German Village. What is within this charming, if not offbeat, location, is the handiwork of five local women artisans who specialize in creating custom jewelry in addition to an array...  Read More

Airport - Cmh


Window shop or go on in and empty your wallet, the unique village setting of Easton Town Center with its large public spaces, plazas, and abundant free parking, is not your average mall. Home to an extensive and varied assortment of retailers,...  Read More

North Market


Thirty or more merchants set up stands and sell everything from pasta and sauces, produce, flowers, Indian groceries, gift baskets, cookware and coffee. At Gatterdam Eggs, patrons choose their own and pay on the honor system, a tradition since...  Read More