There is this saying that goes something like “One man’s trash is another mans treasure,” or, in this case, one Fashionista’s trash is another Fashionista’s treasure. Located right in the heart of Five Points, Sid and Nancy’s is a buy, sale and trade store, full of fashionable treasures waiting to be discovered. If I could describe Sid and Nancy’s in one word it would be eclectic. The electiveness is truly embodied by, not only the store, but the associates, also. The fact that you can find anything from beautiful local handmade jewelry to vintage band T-shirts is one of the many reasons why I love this store. This is one special place, and you can feel it as soon as you take a step into the door.
Name: Leah Lewis
Role: Assistant Manager, Sid and Nancy
College Fashionista: What is your favorite aspect of working at Sid and Nancy?
Leah Lewis: I love the whole vibe of the store. I love how eclectic it is. I love how we get a lot of different people in here.
CF: What has been your favorite purchase here so far?
LL: Oh, that’s hard! I’ve made a lot of great purchases here. I bought some studded combat boots.
CF: Compared to all of the other stores and boutiques around the area, what makes Sid and Nancy’s different?
LL: Well, the fact that we are a buy, sell and trade store definitely makes us different. We’re definitely more affordable. We are much more affordable. We also have a lot of variety.
CF: How does the buy, sell and trade process work?
LL: Well, we have people come in and look through their pieces. We look through their things to see if there is anything we can use within in the store. We can either give people 30 percent cash for the pieces they sell, or give them 50 percent back for in store credit. The trade part comes in with the books. You can bring a book in and trade it for a book in the store.
Learn More: Do you want to buy or sell some clothing? How about trading in a book? Check out Sid and Nancy for yourself! They are located at 733 Saluda Avenue in Columbia.