Vintage values: Great deals await at neighborhood shops

Friday, February 15, 2008 | 5:37 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — Finding great deals at vintage and consignment shops isn’t as tricky as it might seem. Vintage and consignment stores are abundant in Columbia, but people might think it’s time-consuming to shop them.
I wanted to give them a shot. I discovered I was able to find a great outfit, including boots, for less than $25.
Here’s what I found:
Best jewelry selection: Blackberry Exchange, 16 S. Ninth St.
Best place to find an authentic vintage piece: Absolute Vintage, 923 E. Broadway
Best prices: New Beginning Consignment Clothing, 7 S. Tenth St,
Best organization: Upscale Resale, 1729 W. Broadway
Most original clothing: Maude Vintage Clothing & Costumes, 810 E. Broadway
Best place to find a date outfit: Blackberry Exchange
Best costumes: Maude Vintage Clothing & Costumes
Best shoe selection: Maude Vintage Clothing & Costumes
Best customer service: New Beginning Consignment Clothing
Best place to find housewares and decorations: Upscale Resale

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