Shop Ohio’s most eccentric half-mile

Uptown Athens serves as the hub for locals, students and visitors to meet, eat and shop. Court Street and the side streets Uptown are full of quaint, local shops. From uniquely Athens to modern basics and everything in between, Uptown Athens offers a variety of places to shop until you drop.


Bobcat Gear

You can’t visit Athens without purchasing some Bobcat apparel. Find the perfect shirt that shows your Bobcat 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.


The Import House is a must visit!

Funky Fresh

For vintage inspired looks and antiques, Athens Underground has the best selection of men’s and women’s clothes, jewelry, wigs, vinyl and books. At the end of Court Street, Import House is a great place for shopping for shoes, tapestries and unique jewelry. Looking for fun? Wizard’s Guild offers comic books of all sorts, magic-playing cards, as well as miniature action figurines and an assortment of board games.


Just a small sample of the goodies you’ll find at The Other Place

Unique Boutiques

Bluetique started in Lexington, Kentucky and made their way over to Athens in 2015. The boutique specializes in women’s clothing and accessories. Figleaf has been serving the Athens area since 1995 and carries trendy women’s clothing. For name brands like Vera Bradley, Toms and Uggs, The Other Place specializes in women’s fashion but has something for everyone.


It’s hard to leave Artifacts empty handed. So much fun stuff!

Gifts Galore

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 fun gifts. Purchase a one-of-a-kind birthday card or present at Cross Court Cards and Gifts. Mountain Laurel Gifts features fine leather, jewelry, cards, stationery, candles, gourmet foods, household items, garden and home décor, as well as many beautiful items handcrafted by local artisans.


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