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Shopping Districts in Columbus

Columbus is a fashion capital. With more designers per capita than the rest of the United States, except for New York and Los Angeles, the city really knows its stuff. With great fashion, of course, comes great shopping, of which Columbus has an abundance. 

Often, once designers have honed their skills at one of the major fashion brands that call Columbus home, they’ll open their own storefront in one of Columbus’ unique neighborhoods, making for a fabulous variety of shopping districts throughout the city. 

USA Today named High Street in the Short North Arts District among “10 great American shopping streets” stating, “There’s nothing else like it in the United States.” Filled with one-of-a-kind shops, from homegrown stores that have gained national recognition – like Homage – to specialty outlets favored by locals, there’s something for everyone in the Short North. 

Known as one of the most atmospheric neighborhoods in the country, the already-idyllic German Village is even more charming at the holidays. Paper lanterns and strings of lights line the streets and lead the way to a variety of shops, including one of the nation’s largest independent bookstores – The Book Loft – with 32 rooms of books for every reader on your list. 

Grandview Heights is a trendy, walkable community brimming with unique shops. In particular, Grandview is known for its wealth of secondhand stores, featuring consignment and thrift merchandise, both vintage and modern, from fine antiques to everyday wear and everything in between. 

Farther outside of downtown, the suburbs of Worthington and Dublin also have bustling shopping districts for anyone who wants to explore more. Worthington’s downtown is historic while Dublin’s Bridge Park area is brand new and continuing to add more shops regularly.