Best of Columbia SC 2018


Appliance Store

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. 776.4466;  jeffersmcgill.com

Art Gallery

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. 799.7405; hofpgallery.com

Bike Shop

Summit Cycles

At Summit Cycles, biking experts Tim Malson and Henry Mandrell go the extra mile with free assembly and lifetime service for any bike purchased there. Layaway, finance and cash payment plans are available. Plus since you are in the rider’s seat, they can fix any repair that might come your way. When you are looking for the best, Summit goes the distance. 462.0380; summitcyclesbikeshop.com


Palmetto Blinds & Shutters

Whatever your viewpoint, inside or out, Palmetto Blinds & Shutters has you covered with window shutters, blinds and shades for home or business. With both custom, premium and affordable options, Palmetto provides expert consultation and service in selection, measurements, fittings and installation.  They can fit any window in your world including non-standard custom sizes and shapes. If you wish, they will bring samples to you. 735.9372; palmettoblinds.com


Marine 360

Moving through open water is one of life’s great adventures, one that beckons to legions of boaters at Lake Murray and elsewhere in S.C. with its abundant waterways and famous coast. Whether you are a new or experienced boater, Marine 360, a mainstay on Lake Murray since 2007 and with more than 30 years of experience, is your reliable choice for boat sales and service. 749.2360; marine360sc.com

Bridal Boutique

New York Bride & Groom of Columbia

With timeless elegance and breathtaking selections, New York Bride & Groom of Columbia is the only bridal salon you need to visit. With superior customer service, inspired designs and popular pricing, knowledgeable staff will take care of your entire wedding party, fulfilling your dreams for a perfect wedding, by offering the latest in bridal gowns, dresses, tuxedo rentals and accessories. 560.6400;  nybrideofcolumbia.com

Bridal Registry


For gifts, home décor, bridal registries, specialty baby items, and more, None(e)Such has been a go-to place in Columbia since the 1970s. Three generations of family women owners have presided over the traditional-meets-contemporary Divine Street store. Customers can purchase everything from a super soft throw to a unique vase to books and slippers. Gift wrapping is complimentary. 254.0772;  nonesuchltd.com

Car Dealership

Dick Smith Infiniti

Cruise across town in style or tour the country in comfort in a vehicle purchased from Dick Smith Infiniti. The expert team is committed to caring for your vehicle for as long as you own it. The state-of-the-art service facilities use the latest diagnostics for maintenance and repair. Convenient amenities such as Express Service make any visit to the dealership pleasurable. 999.4080; dicksmithinfiniti.com

Clothing Men

Craig Regan Clothiers

A family business in the heart of historic Lexington, Craig Regan offers a wide selection of the latest trends and fashion labels for men, women and children. Opening its doors in 2011, the clothier takes pride in providing the best in customer service, quality, and selection. A convenient online option provides customers the best in service across town or the world. 785.7848; craigreaginclothiers.com

Clothing Women


Monkee’s of Columbia goes well beyond its high-quality designer brands. It’s synonymous with personalized customer service as well as cutting edge fashion. At Monkee’s, sales associates learn faces, names, favorites and more. The focus is on the smaller detail to make clients feel and look their best. Boutique shopping at its finest, offering the ultimate in shoes, clothing and accessories. 764.2890;  monkeesofcolumbia.com

Consignment Clothing


For some 25 years, Revente in Five Points has been a favorite destination for women who appreciate fashion and value a bargain, too. A consistent top shopping destination, the selection offers not only consignment items of discriminating taste, but new items, too, fresh from the New York fashion markets. Every day delivers something new, so shoppers make a point to stop in often.  256.3076;   shoprevente.com

Consignment Furniture

Main Street Home

In shopping for your home, Main Street Home in Irmo is the place to go with only one suggestion. If you see something you like, buy and take it home. That’s because, chances are, it won’t be there if you come back to get it. The store has an impressive selection of furniture and home decor -- new furniture, manufacturers' samples, closeouts and gently used consignments. 749.7501; mainstreethome.net

Dive Shop

Scuba John's Dive Shop

Get all decked out and into the water for your deep diving adventure training with Scuba John’s Dive Shop, a five-star rated training facility based in Lexington that serves the East Coast. You can earn your scuba certification right here and master your most adventuresome diving goals. The shop also specializes in professional gear consulting and fitting to make sure you are equipped properly. 287.3223; scubajohns.com


Goff Feed and Tack

Hitch up and get yourself over to Goff Feed & Seed in the old train depot in Elgin in the heart of horse country for all of your riding, farming and agricultural needs. Both English and western saddlery, other tack and boots, plus everything a weekend or full-time farmer and equestrian could want. In the business for more than 45 years, Goff is known for its customer service. 736.2042


Barron's Outfitters

Barron’s Outfitters Seventy years of experience is the foundation for this company started by Charlie Barron to meet hunting and fishing needs for sportsmen and women in the Midlands. Apparel, firearms, luggage, and coolers are offered as well as a vast array of fishing and hunting equipment. There is a brick and mortar store as well as online shopping. 254.5537; barronsoutfitters.com


Palmetto Tile Distributors

Not only are there products to choose from, but experts to create the perfect look and professionals to install as well. The whole package is offered at Palmetto Tile Distributors. A multitude of product vendors are available for all types of tile. Cannot figure out the look for a residential or commercial project? Browse the online galleries for ideas. 771.4001; palmettotile.com


Blossom Shop

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. A phone app provides an easy shopping/ordering experience. 799.3730; blossomshopcolumbiasc.com

Frame Shop

Elite Framing

You treasure your art and mementoes, 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 hanging heavy mirrors and large artwork. 834.6285; columbiaframeshop.com


Whit-Ash Furniture

Whit-Ash Furniture For 40 years Whit-Ash has retailed everything to make a house a home. Up-to-date home fashions in the areas of upholstery, wood and metal furnishings, children’s pieces, rugs, lamps, and decorative accessories are on display in the massive showroom on Gervais Street. Furnishings are set up in vignettes as ideas for customers. Many different suppliers, including designer lines, are on display. 779.5123; whitash.com

Garden Center

Wingard’s Market

This is a must-visit destination garden center and oh so much more. Find everything and anything to make your garden glorious. Plus, there is gift shop filled with wondrous finds and a produce market focusing on locally grown produce. You will also enjoy the many workshops that offer do-it-yourself instructions and resources, not to mention the friendly and knowledgeable experts waiting to greet you. Online shopping available as well as blogs and videos on bushels of garden topics. 359.9091; wingardsmarket.com

Gift Shop

Cottage and Vine

Whether you are shopping for yourself or someone else, you will find a perfect choice at Cottage & Vine, the chic home boutique in Forest Acres. Always a fabulous and novel selection in accessories, gifts, home furnishings, jewelry, bath and body, baby, and so much more, especially lamps and other striking choices from armoire and mantle to table. Friendly staff are knowledgeable and helpful. 787.7985; cottageandvine.net

Home Accessories

Mack Home

A one-of-a-kind design aesthetic is presented at this Trenholm Plaza boutique - each item for the home has an artisan look and feel. The owners eclectically blend pieces for striking decorating ideas. Items of distinct textures, materials, and lines are coordinated to achieve an inviting, but unique display. There are also many gift ideas in this 5,000-square-foot space. 790.9911; mackhomecolumbia.com

Home Audio

Upstairs Audio & Video

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 retro-fit wiring for both home and office.  After-hours service and house calls. 256.3277; upstairsaudio.com


Sylvan’s Jewelers

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. 779.2250; sylvans.com

Lighting Store

The Nest

If you want to light up your world, visit The Nest showroom in the Vista for a dazzling selection of lighting fixtures and a wonderful selection of appliances, plumbing fixtures and so much more. A stunning showroom with an amazing selection. Expert staff are welcoming.  An absolute must call or visit if you're are building or making home improvements. 978.2025; thenestshowroom.com

Liquor Store

Morganelli’s Party Store

Need a special bottle of wine to impress your boss or an exciting liquor to add to your bar?  They’re at Morganelli’s. Planning a wedding or other large event? Ask the staff at Morganelli’s to suggest and supply the perfect champagne, wine, and spirits to complement the event. Advice is their best service! 787.5651


Columbiana Centre

Satisfy your yen for shopping, dining and the brands you love. The capital city's ultimate destination for all things mercantile, the mall on Harbison Boulevard at Interstate 26/U.S. Hwy. 76 has more than 90 stores for discerning brand-conscious fashionistas and families. 781.1000; columbianacentre.com


Capital City Cycles

Bikers can find everything they want at Capital City Cycles, a family-owned business with one of the largest motorcycle inventories anywhere, including over 400 pre-owned Harley-Davidsons. A large range of finance programs will serve your needs. Capital City Cycles also has a full line of parts, accessories and trained technicians to help with anything from maintenance to custom builds. 779.3110;  capitalcitycycles.net

Outdoor Furniture

Casual Living

Midlands residents love their outdoor vistas, spending a lot of leisure time on porches and patios and Casual Living, Inc., is adept at creating an 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. 754.5022; casuallivingsc.com

Outdoor Outfitters

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. 771.2300; mastgeneralstore.com

Pet Store

Mill Creek Pet Food Center

The animal kingdom thrives at Mill Creek Pet Food Centers, with a full line of food and supplies for your menagerie - dogs, cats, birds and small animals. Custom orders if desired. Full service grooming also available. Wins the prize for customer service as a mastered skill.  Locally owned and operated with two locations, both Northeast and Downtown/Southeast. Millcreekpet.com

Shoe Store

DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse

DSW is your Midlands foot destination for great values on designer shoes, boots, sandals, accessories, and more. At DSW Columbiana on Park, shop the latest in designer shoe trends and be sure to browse the clearance rack for incredible values you won’t find anywhere else. There’s always a huge selection of dress shoes, boots, sandals, athletic shoes, handbags and accessories waiting for you. 454.9710; dsw.com

Surf Shop

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. 748.9946; saltysboardshop.com


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, online catalog available. 929.0771; halfmoonoutfitters.com

Wine Store


Imagine any kind of wine you might crave: red, white, rosé; American, French or something from a more far-flung locale; affordable or a complete splurge. Then go to Bottles. It’s the aptly named superstore with knowledgeable staff certain to have exactly what an oenophile will fancy. Frequent tastings and events are fun ways to expand one’s palate for deeper wine appreciation. 728.0737; shopbottles.com