Shoppers longing for the looks they remember from the 1970s, ‘80s, or ‘90s – or those who want to wear them for the first time – will enjoy a new vintage store that opened Sunday, March 12 in Columbia’s Five Points district.
Pannerpete Vintage, located at 738 Harden St., offers men’s and women’s clothing and shoes from many different eras, as well as a selection of jewelry and accessories.
City officials held an official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the store on March 13.
The store is owned by Columbia resident Katie Roberts and managed by her husband David Hicks.
Roberts credits her mother with starting her love for vintage fashion.
“My mom took me thrifting as a kid and she was the one who got me interested in the world of second-hand fashion,” Roberts said at the ribbon-cutting. “Without her this all wouldn’t have happened.”
Pannerpete’s brick-and-mortar store grew out of the vintage clothing stall she has run for the past five years at the popular weekly Soda City Market in downtown Columbia and will continue to maintain now that the store is open.
“Everyone who has ever shopped with us at Soda City – you are the people who made the store happen,” Roberts said.
All of the store’s stock is hand-selected by Roberts and mostly comes from thrift stores around the Midlands and elsewhere in the state. Some selections come from farther away, however.
“Wherever we travel we have to stop in thrift stores,” Hicks said. “We recently took a trip to South Dakota and thrifted our way there.”
Prices at Pannerpete start as low as $5, with most items being $15 and above. Select items will be more expensive depending on their age or rarity.
Pannerpete Vintage is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.i