North Augusta, SC, is a suburb of Augusta, GA. While many people still drive across the river to Augusta for certain errands, North Augusta continues to draw new businesses, both local businesses and nationally-known retailers, and it’s becoming quite possible to get your shopping list complete without leaving the city limits.
For local boutique shopping, you now have multiple options. First, try Shoppe 3130 or High Cotton. Both businesses are located on or near West Avenue in downtown North Augusta and both offer a variety of clothing, accessories and gift options. Whether you are shopping for yourself or for a friend, you’re likely to find the perfect item, and bonus points for it being something not everyone has! After you’ve checked out these places, try Swank, which recently opened a third location at SRP Park. Swank has been a popular location for boutique shopping since it first opened its doors in Surrey Center near Augusta National, but now North Augusta has its own location. These three shops primarily cater to women, but if you’re looking for something for a gentleman (or yourself or your home!), try Communigraphics. This print shop has expanded into a comprehensive gift shop, featuring a variety of items for your home and the people in it. They carry men’s clothing from several popular southern brands as well as game day attire for Georgia, Clemson and South Carolina fans.
If you’d like to support local artists and artisans, visit the Arts & Heritage Center in North Augusta, located within the North Augusta Municipal Building. You’ll find a variety of gifts, including jewelry, candles, pottery and more, all made by small businesses and many made locally. Throughout the year, the center also hosts artists and art shows, and often the art is available for purchase. Though you may visit to shop, you can also enjoy the museum within the Arts & Heritage Center that chronicles the history of North Augusta, from its inception to modern day. Learn more about the industries that sustained the city throughout its history.
Just need to get groceries or run an errand? You can probably find it in North Augusta. Within the area, you’ll now find Kroger, Publix, Food Lion and Wal-mart, along with rising discount supermarkets, Aldi and Lidl. With the exception of Food Lion, all of these retailers are located near the intersection of Knox Avenue and Martintown Road. This area has become North Augusta’s primary shopping district. It is also home to Belk, a department store, with clothing, home goods and make up for your whole family. Other national retailers in the area include Lowe’s, Pet Smart, Hibbett Sports, Ross, and Office Depot/Office Max.
If you are a fan of antiques or thrifting, you must plan a stop at Riverfront Antique Mall. This large indoor mall features hundreds of booths, filled with a variety of merchandise. If you enjoy the thrill of the hunt or are looking for something with character or something that no one else has, you are likely to find it here. The building is off the beaten path on Jefferson Davis Highway, and it’s open Wednesday through Saturday of every week.
Before you head home, swing back downtown to NA Feed and Seed. Here you can buy a variety of plants from a local business. Have you finished your shopping list yet?