Best of Columbia SC Shopping 2019


Jeffers McGill 


They are family at Jeffers McGill and you are treated like family too. In 1961, Carrol E. “Mac” McGill started the appliance and furniture store in Columbia. Now, brothers McGill own and operate the business. Generations of customers have looked to them for appliances, furniture and more for their homes. Besides delivery, there is also an installation service.


HoFP Gallery 


Picture that. HoFP Gallery brings quality and distinction to your artwork and custom frames. Owner Alice Perritt presents a unique combination of regional and global work in a range of styles from traditional to modern. The gallery is your complete source for art by artists from around the corner and around the world. Stop in to see for yourself what treasures you may find. 


Cycle Center


Been eyeballing a new bike? Maybe you need a part or a set of riding gloves for your older wheels? Cycle Center is your go-to place with an inventory in more categories than any other store in our area. Offering the highest quality products at competitive prices, the company boasts outstanding professional and mechanical services after the sale. 


Bella Eleganza Window Fashions


Nothing marks a well-dressed room like an elegant window treatment. Offering an array of the best leading products, Bella Eleganza Window Fashions has been decorating Midlands windows for twelve years. From wood and vinyl shutters to aluminum blinds and more, the company strives to create a unique elegant space exclusively for each client’s personal needs and specifications. 


Cove 2 Coast Marine 


South Carolinians love the water. We rank tenth in the U.S. with some 383,971 boats registered with the state. Cove 2 Coast Marine is an important player in watercraft service and sales with locations in Columbia and Charleston. The company’s goal is helping customers find the perfect boat to fit their lifestyle along with the right parts and accessories. 


London and Lace 


London and Lace is all about quality, doing things the old-fashioned way: by hand and one at a time. Gowns are handmade by designers and their teams, pairing unmatched quality with an unforgettable personalized experience to make a bride feel her very best. One-on-one appointments make that time exclusively yours to help you find your dream dress. 




For gifts, home décor, bridal registries, specialty baby items and more, Non(e)Such has been a go-to business in Columbia since the 1970s. Three generations of family, female owners have presided over the traditional-meets-contemporary Divine St. store. Customers can purchase everything from a soft throw to a unique vase to books and slippers. Gift wrapping is complimentary. 


Jim Hudson Lexus 


J.D. Power knows a few things about quality, so it’s no surprise they’ve recognized Jim Hudson Lexus Columbia with a 2018 Dealer of Excellence Award. Jim Hudson loves to sell fine cars, but he also cares about giving back to our community. His efforts have provided seven million meals to the less fortunate through Harvest Hope Food Bank in addition to supporting over 100 local charities. 


Duck Duck Goose 


"Wish this were here when my children were this age. Adorable inventory" is just one customer's review of Duck Duck Goose's stylish children's boutique on Devine St. in Shandon. Moms and grandmas, you can shop this store in person or through its website where they offer free shipping on orders over $75 and free local delivery for downtown Columbia.


Urban Outfitters 


Columbia’s Urban Outfitters store has an exposed ceiling and eclectic décor befitting a lifestyle retailer dedicated to inspiring customers through a unique combination of product, creativity and cultural understanding. The Gervais Street store, one of 200 across the U.S., is right at home in the Columbia Vista offering women’s and men’s clothes and accessories to decorate your small space, apartment or dorm. 


Mainstream Boutique 


The boutique’s exclusive brand, Mac and Me, was created by founder Marie DeNicola, inspired by her daughter, Mikayla “Mac” DeNicola Ketterling. Mac and Marie now work side by side in creating and designing Mac and Me, contributing to making Mainstream Boutique an exciting retail fashion and accessories women’s choice, staying on the edge of ever-changing fashion trends. 


Roundabouts Consignments 


Roundabouts Consignments has been a part of Columbia's resale scene since 2003, providing a quick, convenient way to sell your gently-used furniture, home decor and clothing in a department store-like atmosphere. It offers a huge selection of items to choose from, all at very affordable prices. They want to be your choice when you are selling or buying for your home and wardrobe. 


Main Street Home 


Main Street Home - formerly Consignment 1st - is the Midland’s most unique furniture and home décor shopping experience with new furniture at discounted prices and weekly arrivals of closeouts and samples from some of America’s best manufacturers. Main Street receives over 2,000 consignments each month that reflect the unique history and collections of people’s lives. The name change better reflects Main’s Street’s real identity, much more than consignments. 


Wateree Dive Center 


The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau ran on TV for ten years. Would be divers (and snorkelers) who remember the French diver’s adventures can begin their own starting at Wateree Dive Center, a full-service scuba and snorkel facility. Wateree offers scuba diving lessons from beginner through instructor levels and scuba equipment products and services, including equipment rentals.  The company also offers group and individual diving vacations. 


Horse Sense Tack & Feed 


Tracy Yuske, a transplant from Chicago, is making her mark from Lexington offering high-quality tack, feed, tools, apparel and a wide array of pet and livestock supplies serving the entire Midlands region and beyond. With a focus on horses, this eclectic spot is your go-to place whether you need a dog collar or baby chicks for your backyard coop. 


Academy Sports + Outdoors 


Summer Begins Here declares the Academy Sports + Outdoors website. Shoppers at the company’s Northeast Columbia store can provision their next outdoor adventure with a wide range of quality hunting, fishing, and camping equipment, patio sets and barbecue grills, along with sports and recreation products. Customers can expect to find everyday low prices and a fine selection of brands. 


Palmetto Tile Distributors 


Not only is there a plethora of products from which to choose, but also experts are on staff to create the perfect look and perform professional installations as well. The whole package is offered at Palmetto Tile Distributors. A multitude of product vendors are available for all types of tile. If you are pondering the desired look for a residential or commercial project, browse the online galleries for ideas. 




Expect more than just the standard bouquet at the Blossom Shop. There are various price ranges that cover various arrangement designs and floral combinations suitable for any occasion: Zen gardens with succulents, exotic plant pairings, and assortments coordinated with distinct greenery are just a few. Blossom Shop handles floral needs no matter how small or large. 


Elite Framing 


You treasure your art and mementos, so you want expert advice and quality workmanship. Located in Five Points near USC, Elite Framing is your choice for custom framing from diplomas to sports memorabilia, from original watercolors to oil paintings, from old family photos to collectible prints and everything in between. Elite also provides professional installation services for challenging items such as heavy mirrors. 


Ethan Allen 


Did you know that Ethan Allen designs and builds most of the furniture they sell? They’ve been doing that since 1932, creating beautifully crafted classics that become as much a part of your style as that little black dress or favorite pair of jeans. Columbia’s store on Harbison Boulevard will not only sell you furniture but assist with free interior design services. 


Woodley's Garden Center 


“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature” sums up the experience at Columbia’s preferred local garden center. From a wide selection of plants, pottery and fountains to state-if-the-art landscape design, gardeners can find their needs met at Woodley’s centers on Woodley’s Way off Two Notch Road and Woodley’s of Irmo on Dreher Shoals Rd.




Gibson’s has returned to its original Five Points location. A Columbia tradition, the unique gift shop has been in business continually for over 60 years, providing custom stationery and gifts for everyone on your list, along with warm personal service. Experience an incomparable selection of unique items reflecting every customer’s wish along with complimentary gift wrap.


Carolina Pottery 


Carolina Pottery has been a favorite home store for over three decades. Whether you want to add a splash of color by adding some beautiful accent pieces, you need to buy items to pursue a home decoration project or you want to totally redo your place settings with brand new dinnerware and glassware, you can count on Carolina Pottery to serve you.




In business for 45 years, Upstairs Audio & Video is the place for audiophiles to purchase high-quality music and home theater systems. As one of the country’s oldest and finest audio shops, Upstairs Audio is a perfect resource for operating, connecting or installing your equipment. They specialize in custom construction and retrofit wiring for both home and office.  After-hours service and house calls are available.  




Bringing elegant sparkle to life with jewelry has been Sylvan's specialty since its establishment more than a century ago. Its location is distinguished by the tall clock installed by its founders. Noted for fine Swiss timepiece brands and estate collections, Sylvan’s is also thoroughly au courant with its contemporary designer selections. It’s now owned by fourth-generation jewelers, the Schiffman family. 


Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery 


Your premier destination for access to the latest concepts of quality home fixtures and appliances. Whether you’re a homeowner, a professional designer or a remodeler, knowledgeable showroom associates are dedicated to providing you with world-class customer service. Step into a Ferguson showroom for the latest styles of bath, kitchen and lighting products from top manufacturers. 


Forms Boutique 

(803) 738-8400 

A good bra is like a good friend - always supportive and close to your heart. At Forms Boutique on Forest Drive near Richland Mall, let your friends, Amy and Doris, help you find your best fit.  Bra sizes are available up to 52N, with styles for everyone, including mastectomy and strapless. Founded in 1982 by Jackie McIlwain and currently owned by Amy McLellan, their mission is to serve the women of South Carolina with care through love. 


Village at Sandhills 


In Northeast Columbia, the Village at Sandhill is a favorite for shoppers who like to get it all done in one place and enjoy the weather while they’re at it. The outdoor shopping center has something for everyone, including clothing for the whole family, fine jewelry and art, a movie theater, home goods, and plenty of great restaurants for when you’re ready to take a break and refuel for more shopping. 


Carolina Honda Motorcycles 


If it’s got the Honda name on it, you’ll find it at Carolina Honda, a powersports dealer with a new and pre-owned inventory that ranges from Honda ATVs, motorcycles, UTVs, lawn mowers and more.  A fully equipped department staffed by Honda trained and certified technician will keep your machine in tip-top condition.  Carolina also offers insurance, financing, and motorcycle safety information to keep customers riding and feeling safe. 


Casual Living 


Midlands residents love their outdoor vistas, spending a lot of leisure time on porches and patios. Casual Living is adept at creating inviting decor for those spaces with comfort and appeal on par with indoor areas. When colder temperatures arrive, the store offers wondrous seasonal holiday choices as well as a decorating service for the festive holiday season.  


Mast General Store 


If adventure beckons, then your first destination has to be Columbia’s Mast General Store. They’ve got it all - backpacks and coolers; electronics and navigation devices; lanterns and tools, and safety, sleep and hydration gear, not to mention your requisite footwear and apparel for all seasons, climates and locales. Whether your adventure is a nearby river or forest or across the world, Mast General has you covered. 


Lazy Creek Pet Food Center 


A locally owned pet supplies store, most of Lazy Creek’s suppliers and vendors are small, family-owned businesses as well. A friendly environment offers top-of-the-line customer service, the highest quality pet products and honest, affordable prices. With two convenient locations, Lazy Creek is available for you and your pet no matter where you are. 


Good for the Sole 


Nestled in the heart of Five Points, Good for the Sole offers fashionable yet comfortable Euro- American footwear and unique accessories for both men and women. It prides itself in carrying elite brands for its valued patrons, including Dansko, Fly London, Jack Rogers, Naot, OTZ, PG Lite, Rainbow, Reef and Sperry. 


Salty's Board Shop 


Get ready to balance your way to bliss. Whatever the season, Salty's Board Shop has what you need for surf, skate, snow and wake. From boards you ride during daylight hours to attire for later that night, the leading-edge boarding and lifestyle shop has a wide array of equipment and apparel from top lifestyle vendors. 


Half-Moon Outfitters 


Get all your gear for the great outdoors at Half-Moon Outfitters, providing the Southeast with quality goods and services for adventure and travel since 1993. Half-Moon is the leading dealer of gear for swimming, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, rock climbing, backpacking, hiking, trail running, traveling and more outdoor adventure. Leading label selection for men, women and children.

Wine Store
Trader Joe's


Do not let the size of the selection at Trader Joes fool you. This store is stocked with award winning wines from all over the world at affordable prices. The store brand, Charles Shaw, is even noteworthy at $2.99 a bottle (at the Forest Drive location) in a variety of options. The staff can also point you to other wines worth trying at several price points. Stop by next time you are stocking up the wine rack.