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 Columbia 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 Columbia. 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.



An elegant shop that brings out the gourmand in everyone! You'll find shelves stocked with fine wines, aged cheeses, specialty coffees, gourmet items, made-in-the-South foods, cigars and kitchen accessories. The store also boasts a wonderful...  Read More

Cromer's P-Nuts


Started as a stand at the Assembly Street Curb Market in 1935, Cromer's is a real Columbia original. The place is still family-owned and it still offers roasted peanuts, but you can also find boiled peanuts, pistachios, nut brittles, candy...  Read More

Kicks Exceptional Shoes


Shoes, shoes and more shoes! Check out Kicks for the latest footwear, handbags and accessories from fashion-forward designers like Kate Spade, Hollywould, Betsey Johnson, Cynthia Rowley, Moschino, Isaac Mizrahi, Ellen Tracy, BCBG and Theodosia....  Read More

Columbiana Centre


Generally regarded as Columbia's nicest mall, Columbiana Centre has four major department stores – Dillard's, Belk, JCPenney, and Sears – and more than 100 additional retailers, including Ann Taylor Loft, Body Shop, New York & Company,...  Read More

Village at Sandhill


A sprawling, 300-acre shopping complex, Village at Sandhill is a work in progress with shopping, dining, residential and office space. Divided into three main sections (Marketplace, Forum and Town Center), the attractive complex has department...  Read More

Devine Street


The heart of the Shandon area, Devine Street is an attractive thoroughfare lined with trees and historic buildings. Shopping and dining options are numerous along the ten-block stretch, including unique boutiques specializing in art and...  Read More

Papa Jazz


Columbia's record expert, Papa Jazz is known around the country for its exceptional jazz collection and uses a stringent system to grade the stock of used LPs and CDs. But they don't limit themselves to jazz, incorporating a host of genres from...  Read More



Eye-catching art glass from Mark Woodham and Tom Lockart. Along with traditional vases, bowls and paperweights, the artists create one-of-a-kind perfume bottles, sculptural pieces, and birdfeeders, even functional sinks and light fixtures. The...  Read More

The Vista
The Vista


The Congaree Vista is a former warehouse district that got a major facelift when developers re-fashioned it as a trendy shopping and dining district in the 1990s. Today, the area is home to more than 45 restaurants, plus several bars and clubs....  Read More