Antique shops in Columbus, Ohio, feature merchandise from grandma’s costume jewelry from days gone by to the furniture and knick-knacks that graced the “sitting room” of Aunt Mabel or tools and grooming products used by Grandpa and Uncle George. Whether searching for a replacement piece discovered missing when you inherited Aunt Jane’s best dinnerware, antique vases, pottery, furniture, tools, or any type of eclectic items, Columbus, Ohio, is where you will most likely find what you are looking for and much more. The antique shops of Columbus will delight the pickiest among antique collectors, dealers and those “just looking.”
Heritage Square Antique Mall
Heritage Square is located at the corner of Brice Rd and E. Livingston Ave on the far east side of Columbus. An ample parking lot out front allows for no problems finding a parking space. Heritage Square claims to be “the premier location for antiques and vintage items in Central Ohio.” Indeed the 53,000 square feet of space certainly offers the space where anything and everything a person could imagine may be nestled away atop an antique bureau or maybe you want the bureau itself! In addition to the sprawling booth spaces throughout the antique mall, several rows of locked glass display cases in the front features smaller, unique and often very valuable antique and vintage items. Paintings and other artwork can be found along a back wall as well as in many of the booths, rented to the many dealers who sell their items at Heritage Square.
Twice a year, Heritage Square holds an “Anniversary Party,” with refreshments and many of the dealers on-hand to offer even lower prices on much of the merchandise in the mall.
I highly recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes, especially on your first visit. I always find new items that have been added since my last visit. Come on a day when you have plenty of time to browse because time will quickly get away from you once you enter the front door!
Heritage Square is open 362 days a year, closing only for Easter Sunday, Christmas and Thanksgiving days.
The first thing that an individual may notice if visiting the website for Grandview Mercantile is that like Heritage Square, they also claim to be a “premiere” antiques location. Grandview indicates that it is “Ohio’s Premiere Antique Marketplace.” Located at 873 N. High St, just north of Downtown Columbus, the prime location makes it an easy access location not only for Columbus residents, but for those visiting the area in search of their most-sought-after antique find. For those who prefer to shop online, some great finds from Grandview Mercantile are available for purchase on-line. Whether you are seeking that perfect painting or other unique art find, antique or mid-century modern furniture, home décor, jewelry, lighting or local artistry pieces, Grandview Mercantile is definitely a go-to place for any antiques lover. Whether you are a seasoned collector or just thinking about starting a collection or adding a special piece, Grandview Mercantile is a great place to shop.
Eclectiques Antique Mall
A little further out N. High, in the Clintonville area of Columbus is the Eclectics Antique Mall , at 3265 N. High St. Eclectiques is very well-known to antiques and collectibles lovers for the eclectic array of items that can be found on any and every visit. Fantastic items from the Victorian era, Art Deco, mid-century modern are just some of the many choices among the huge selection of antique and vintage items. This is also a great place for old record players, record albums and ephemera, as well as vintage clothing. The business has been so successful and beloved to Columbus antiques lovers that a second store, “Peacock Lane Home” just opened further out High St, in Worthington, at 615 High St.
Greater Columbus Antique Mall
Another absolutely great place to shop for antiques is the Greater Columbus Antique Mall, located at 1045 S. High St, just south of Downtown Columbus. Housed in an older building, it has catered to antiques lovers for decades. From the outside, you would never guess that the inside could be so large and full of potential treasures, so this is another place where you will want to wear comfortable shoes.
Boasting the sale of antique glassware, textiles, pottery, art and much more, There are many rave reviews for this shop. There are also complaints, such as regarding the quality, that there are too many items that are not really quality antiques, but “junk.” But most people have heard by now – “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” So it is an individual interpretation. My opinion is that it does compare in quality of merchandise and variety to other antique shops and malls in the area.
You may be a seasoned antiques collector or dealer or perhaps you are browsing for antiques for the very first time. It will not matter once you step back into time at one of the many antique shops and malls in Columbus Ohio. You will not only be likely to find that one treasure you set out to find, but will most likely find many more as well.