It’s time for a shopping trip; Athens style!!

Court Street; Ohio’s most eccentric half mile Photo by Joel Prince


Uptown Athens serves as a hub for visitors, locals and students to meet, eat and definitely shop. Court Street and the adjoining side streets are filled with unique, fun & funky local shops. From boutique clothing, one-of-a-kind jewelry, Ohio University gear, vintage wear and ephemera and everything in between, Uptown Athens offers a variety of places to shop until you drop. Grab your shopping partners and make it a trip to remember!


College Book Store Photo courtesy of the College Book Store


Bobcat Gear

You can’t visit Athens without purchasing some Ohio University Bobcat apparel. Find the perfect shirt that shows your alumni pride at College Book Store. For all your Bobcat needs, UniversiTees carries every type of OU and Athens gear you can imagine. The House by College Book Store offers a variety of Under Armour products featuring Ohio University.




Photo courtesy of The Import House

Funky Fresh and oh-so-Fun

For a huge selection of vintage clothing and accessories head to Athens Underground. They have the best selection of men’s and women’s vintage wear, jewelry, ephemera, vinyl and books. Near the north end of Court Street, The Import House is a great place to shop for shoes, tapestries, clothing and unique jewelry. Stock up on incense, candles and crystals, too.  Cross Court Cards & Gifts is a not-to-be-missed spot on South Court. As the name suggests, find a large selection of cards, gifts, balloons, decor and more.




Photo courtesy of Kismet

Unique Boutiques

Kismet is a beautiful boutique featuring on-trend women’s & junior’s fashions, jewelry and more. Find gifts to give that special someone, or treat yourself to something unique. This uptown retailer is a can’t miss on any shopping trip! Figleaf has been serving the Athens area since 1995 and carries trendy women’s clothing and shoes. Court Street retailer Ohio Is Home features Athens and Ohio University centric attire and gifts. Find something you never realized how much you needed until you walked through the doors.




Photo courtesy of Artifacts Gallery

Gifts Galore

It’s easy to find the perfect gift for someone as you explore the shops along Court Street. Artifacts Gallery has it all; women’s dresses and tops, men’s and kids’ tees, and a great assortment of jewelry, local pottery, and funky decor. Purchase a one-of-a-kind jewelry straight from the artist at Keith Chapman Jewelers. Beautiful jewels and gemstones, handcrafted and unique. Also peruse a large selection of Ohio University jewelry.



The Athens Central Hotel exudes modern elegance with friendly, attentive service, just steps to Court Street
Photo by Joel Prince

Make a trip of it!

With all that Uptown Athens has to offer, you can spend a whole day exploring the shops and finding unique gifts, gadgets and apparel. There’s so much to do and see, extend the fun and spend a night in Athens County!