Whether you do it for sustainability, to save a few pennies, or just the desire to own something no one else has, vintage shopping, thrifting, upcycling is here to stay. Here in Columbia, SC we know a thing or two about unique finds that will keep your closet, and even your house, constantly updated and looking brand new while you ball on a budget.
For your closet refresh:
Revente Luxury Resale located in Five Points is voted the #1 consignment shop in Columbia and once you step through the doors, you’ll know why. An outfit for every occasion awaits you here, from evening looks, to office-wear, to that perfect pair of jeans, you’ll find the best styles at an affordable price. Champagne taste on a beer budget? At Revente they have an in-house luxury brand expert to authenticate fine designer goods. We’re talking pre-loved Chanel heels, Fendi bags, and Gucci accessories.
Right next door to Revente is their sister store, Sid & Nancy. Known for carrying affordable and trendy clothing, this store is known for their sustainability. Buy, trade, or sell your own clothes here for store credit to help you get ready for the season ahead. Popular brands include Urban Outfitters, H&M, Topshop and so much more. When shopping here, you’re always on trend.
Sneaker head? Streetwear connoisseur? Somewhere in between? ColaKicks is here to your rescue. A Columbia staple for sneaker needs they carry big names such as Yeezy, Jordans, Off-White, and many many more. Trade in old sneakers for the newest style or get your hands on that vintage pair of Nikes you’ve always wanted.
Noma Warehouse: This fun and funky store is more than meets the eye. This space is home to artists, resellers, and vendors that have something to satisfy every need. Find the perfect fitting pair of jeans or that oh-so-perfectly fringed jacket to complete your Stevie Nicks look. With multiple vendors here, you’ll get something to make your closet stand out or even something to make your house pop. Pro tip: visit the Noma Flea on Friday nights for sips while you shop for a good vintage find, you’ll be in your disco era in no time.
For the home:
Located in conjunction with Carolina Imports, B.Mod vintage furniture and Randomhouse Vintage Furniture all share homes in the Trestle Building of NoMa. Here, you’ll find all the funky furniture you never realized was missing from your life. Find the perfect 1950s bar cart of your dreams, or maybe a set of gold patterned chairs to give a room that extra pop of color, when you shop here, you have no choice but to live your best maximalist life. Just looking for a small souvenir to take home? Not to fret, B.mod is also filled with jewelry, shoes, bags, and a clothing section with varying sizes and styles that will be sure to transform your wardrobe.
The bright colors and patterns of the 70’s are making a comeback and lucky for all of us, we can buy authentic pieces from the good ‘ole days at an affordable price at Re-Find antique store in Elgin. Let your personality spill into your home with vibrant rugs, animal shaped lamps, and art deco inspired office furniture. Restock your vinyl collection or add some new gems to your jewelry box, with the affordable prices you won’t ever feel guilty about satisfying that shopping need.
Whether you’re in Lexington or Columbia, you’re never far from some good vintage shopping. Ivy House Antique Mall has two locations, and with a wide range of inventory, your afternoon shopping spree can be at one of their stores. From bright blues to muted beiges, no matter your interior design style, you’ll be looking for extra room in the car to take something home. Do you just love love love that southern style? Visit the boot wall and try on a pair of cowboy boots to really get your style upgraded.