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The Best Places for Shopping in Columbus Ohio (2024)

Are you ready to explore the shopping scene of  Columbus? From trendy boutiques to retail stores, the city offers a diverse range of experiences for locals and visitors alike. Let’s take a tour of some of the best places to shop and have fun in Columbus, guided by a local who knows the city inside out.


Easton Town Center


One of the crown jewels of Columbus shopping, Easton Town Center is more than just a shopping mall it’s a center where fashion, dining, and entertainment converge. This great place is located in northeast Columbus.  Easton is intended to look like a self-contained town, reminiscent of American towns and cities in the early-to-mid 20th century. Its design includes fountains, streets laid out in a grid pattern surrounded by a continuous loop, and metered storefront parking. Easton is the home of best-in-class- retailers with over 200 stores including high-end boutiques like Tiffany & Co. and Louis Vuitton and popular chains like Zara. Easton also hosts a range of events from live music in the summer to an enchanting winter lights display, making it a perfect blend of shopping and entertainment.  This is the best place for kids too there are toy stores such as  Lego Land Discovery Center and Lego Land Store, Build a Bear, and many more. 


Polaris Fashion Place

Another top destination for shoppers is Polaris Fashion Place a two-level shopping mall and surrounding retail plaza or shopping center. The mall features stores such as  Saks Fifth Avenue, Von Maur, Macy’s, JCPenney, and Apple Store and an outdoor promenade that includes Forever 21, Dave & Buster’s, and Barnes & Noble.  The mall also features a diverse array of dining options and occasional live entertainment that complements a day of shopping. Polaris Fashion Place is also kids friendly there kids’ playground which makes it a phenomenal place for shopping. 


Tuttles Crossing Mall

This enclosed shopping mall is located in northwest Columbus. The Tuttle Crossing stores are Macy’s, and JCPenney, and the entertainment center is Scene75 Entertainment. Many popular stores are closed from this mall such as Banana Republic, Express, New York & Company, Sears, and many more. 


Tanger Outlets

This is a Shopping mall chain featuring a variety of brand-name & designer outlet stores. It is located just 30 minutes north of downtown Columbus. Outlet shopping never goes out of style in Columbus. Many stores can be found there such as Coach, Michael Kors, Nike, Under Armor, and many more.  At Tanger outlets, you will enjoy the retail experience. Usually, Outlet stores have price deals compared to regular stores. 


Short North Arts District 


The Short North has been described as trendy, and colorful, it is an entertainment destination known for its art galleries, specialty shops, unique boutiques, carefully curated boutique collections pubs, nightclubs, and coffee shops. The Short North is also a shopping haven for unique clothing, accessories, or one-of-a-kind art pieces. Here you will also be able to support small local businesses in their independent boutiques and pop-up markets. Short North district is also known to be a place for Columbus’ most exciting dining options, the area comes alive during the monthly Gallery Hop, where shops stay open late, entertainers line the streets, and the community vibes are palpable.


The Red Stable 

This    Souvenirs & Gift shop features nearly 100 local artists and vendors creating unique, one-of-a-kind gifts and art for everyone.  The Red Stable is located in German Village Here you can find vintage gems. Shop in for their ever-changing and seasonal inventory created and designed by local artists and vendors. Make sure you visit their art gallery on the second floor of the shop, featuring originals and print reproductions of German Village.


Celebrate Local.

The store showcases the best of Ohio-produced handmade and local artisan goods. Located in Easton Town Center it is  Ohio’s favorite retail destination, for locally sourced artisan delectables like natural honey and maple syrup, soaps, potions and lotions, children’s clothing, custom logo T-shirts, salsas, sauces, gluten-free items, Ohio wines, Ohio craft beer, candy, baked goods, postcards, notecards, artisan jewelry, unique one of a kind handicrafts and repurposed furniture items, OSU gears, local art and so much more from The Great state of Ohio.

These are a few of the places that you can shop in Columbus, there are more places or stores that you can shop depending on your needs.  All in all, there is everything fro everyone in  this great city of Columbus.