Congaree Vista is Columbia, South Carolina's premier shopping and entertainment district. Located in the heart of the city along the Congaree River, the Vista was once a cotton warehouse district. Today, the area is home to specialty shops, galleries, restaurants, bars, and museums. Discover some great shopping at these specialized Vista retailers.
Backpackers Quality Gear, located at 1215 Wayne Street, has been providing high-quality outdoor clothing and equipment for 40 years. They carry men's, women's and children's clothing and walking and running shoes. Outdoor enthusiasts will find camping, hiking and climbing gear, as well as all kinds of accessories for outdoor activities. Brands included include North Face, Patagonia, Columbia, Merrell, Vasque, Salomon, and Camelbak. The store is closed on Sundays.
Mast General Store is located in a commercial gallery from the 1915 era at 1601 Main Street. The original Mast General store opened in 1883 in Valle Cruces, North Carolina, and the Columbia location is one of eight locations across the Southeast. The merchant carries a variety of items including clothing, footwear, toys, candy, food, camping gear, and books.
Shoppers will find the Cotton Mill Exchange in the lobby of the South Carolina State Museum at 301 Gervais Street. The gift shop offers a variety of items made in South Carolina, including books, stationery, jewelry, home and garden decor, toys, clothing, bedding, and food. The gift shop is open during museum hours and parking is free.
Carol Saunders Gallery is located at 927 Gervais Street. Shoppers will find artwork, beautiful art glass, jewelry, and gifts. The gallery is closed on Sundays.
Men will find the best men's clothing, footwear and furniture at Savoy Menswear. The store specializes in Italian and English brands. Savoy is located at 721 Lady Street. Mahogany Me is a contemporary women's boutique located at 617 Lady Street. Shoppers will find brands like mustard seeds, sugar lips, and PaulNKC.
Bella Vista Bridal & Wedding Boutique has the best selection of couture wedding dresses in South Carolina. Her consultants work with brides across the state to find the perfect dress for her wedding day. The boutique also offers bridesmaid dresses, mother dresses and formal dresses for other occasions. Bella Vista Bridal is located at 929 Gervais Street.
Antique lovers will find a large selection of quality antiques at City Market Antiques Mall, located at 707 Gervais Street. The large building has space for 90 dealers displaying furniture, glass, porcelain, silver, jewelry, and rare books. There is ample free parking on-site. Another nearby antique shop is Chic Antiques, at 602 Huger Street. Look there for furniture, rugs, lighting, architectural pieces, artwork, and collectibles. They also handle sales of goods.