As any antique aficionado can tell you, “antique” can be used as a verb and a day antiquing is a day well spent. Columbia is the perfect place for a day of searching for eclectic pieces, from retro modern or kitsch to southern traditional and shabby chic.

Just over the Gervais Street Bridge from the Vista, West Columbia is full of antique shops, with treasures in all price ranges. Start on State Street, where Gallery West welcomes you with one-of-a-kind art, jewelry, and antique furniture that will transform any space. A couple doors down, visit It’s the Little Things for a mix of new and old, everything you need to make your home a beautiful sanctuary. Keep walking and make a pit stop at the Old Mill Antique Mall, where more than 75 vendors offer everything from vintage toys and lamps to cookbooks and colorful, hard-to-find Pyrex dishes. Pre-owned classics arrive weekly at Attic Fanatic and Meeting Street Interiors, is flush with beautiful pieces.

On Devine Street, Non(e)such is full of southern charm, which never goes out of style. They stock a mix of antique and new and the boutique is a popular stop for recently engaged couples registering for gifts.

In Northeast Columbia treat yourself to a stroll through Ivy House, full of antiques and distinctly Southern gift items. Nearby, Mad Menagerie showcases finds from vintage glassware to furniture, lighting and decor, and RE-FIND has an eclectic mix of dreamy decor. 

Five Points is home to Re-Inventage, with vintage furniture made new again through love and artistry along with a variety of gifts and thoughtful touches for the home. And if you manage to pick up a vintage record player during your day of antiquing, Papa Jazz has an enormous selection of vinyl, just waiting to take another spin.

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