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A College Student’s Guide to Columbia: Shopping | Special Sections … |

A College Student’s Guide to Columbia: Shopping | Special Sections …




Sid N Nancy

Vintage/Consignment/Discount 

The OOPS! Co.: Catalog clothing at reduced prices along with quirky, creative gifts. (Five Points: 601 Harden St., 803-252-8734, theoopsco.com

Revente: A designer consignment shop that stocks the runway labels without the high-end prices. (Five Points: 737 Saluda Ave., 803-256-3076, shoprevente.com

Gentleman’s Closet: Retro and basic men’s clothing. (Five Points: 717 Saluda Ave., 803-256-3868, facebook.com/Gentlemans-Closet-146078115437032

Sid N Nancy: Consignment store for hip clothes and jewelry shoppers who enjoy the hunt — and like to sell and trade. (Five Points: 733 Saluda Ave., 803-779-6454, shopsidnancy.com

Clothing and More 

Mast General Store: Staple of the Carolinas has anything from outdoors clothes to button-down shirts to kitchen items to candy. (Downtown: 1601 Main St., 803-771-2300, mastgeneralstore.com/columbia)  

Dressing in Style 

LaRoque: Flagship store for maker of unique, eye-catching dresses, skirts and tops. (Shandon/Rosewood: 2700 Devine St., 803-765-6062, www.shoplaroque.com

Urban Outfitters: Clothes smart, hip and flexible enough to go from the class- room to a night out. (Vista: 912 Gervais St., 803-254-5381, urbanoutfitters.com

Bohemian: Stocks stylish women’s clothing, accessories, shoes and jewelry. (Five Points: 707 Saluda Avenue, 803-256-0629, shop-bohemian.com

Mainstream Boutique: Apparel, accessories and jewelry that is “out of the ordinary.” (Shandon/Rosewood:3217 Devine St., 803-834-7330, columbia.mainstreamboutique.com

For Stylish Guys 

Britton’s: Won a bit of fame for its how-to video on tying a bow tie. Carries a full range of clothes and accessories for men and women. (Shandon/Rosewood: 2818 Devine St., 803-771-2700, brittonsofcolumbia.com

Granger Owings: Top brands in suits and trousers to shoes and shirts — casual or formal. Carries women’s clothing, too. Also head across Main Street to the store’s younger offshoot, Bespoke.

(Downtown: 1333 Main St., 803-252-6714, grangerowings.com

Off Beat 

Loose Lucy’s: A good place if you’re looking for hippie and bohemian threads and merchandise. (Five Points: 709 Saluda Ave., 803-252-1390, looselucys.com

Hip Wa Zee: Noted for eclectic costumes for themed parties — or vintage clothing, jewelry and accessories to wear every day. (Five Points: 940 Harden St., 803-376-1500, hipwazee.net

Natural Vibrations: Sells everything from clothes to jewelry to glass and smoking accessories in an incense-filled environment. (Five Points: 719 Harden St., 803-771-4144) 

Accessorize 

Good for the Sole: Carries top shoe brands. (Five Points: 728 Saluda Ave.,

803-254-9488, facebook.com/GoodForTheSoleShoes

HandPicked: Creative and trendy jewelry. (Shandon/Rosewood: 2822 Devine St., 803-251-2946, behandpicked.com

Outdoors/Sports/ Skating 

Todd Moore Sporting Goods: Locally owned, offers athletic wear, shoes and goods for all sports. (Vista: 620 Huger St., 803-765-0150, toddandmoore.com

Strictly Running: Running gear and shoes as well as info on area races. (Shandon/Rosewood: 2515 Devine St., 803-799-4786, strictlyrunning.com

Half-Moon Outfitters: Gear, clothing and footwear. (Shandon/Rosewood:

2912 Devine St., 929-0771, halfmoonoutfitters.com

The Backpacker: First opened in 1973, carries gear and top brands. (Vista: 1215 Wayne St., 803-799-7571, backpackerqualitygear.com

Bluetile Skateshop: Skater-owned skate shop carries a variety of skateboards, equipment, shoes and clothing brands. (Five Points: 621 Harden St., 803-376-1880, bluetilesc.com

Salty’s Surf Shop: Board sports, gear, clothing, accessories, swimwear, sunglasses and flip-flops. (Shandon/Rosewood: 2712 Devine St., 803-748-9946,

saltysboardshop.com)  

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