Fashion today is like sports. It involves competition, aggression and talent. Each person wants to wear a cuter outfit than the next. But no one can even be a part of the game if he or she doesn’t have some originality and a desire to stand out.
Sioux Zanne Messix, located in Old City, is the perfect store to buy accessories and apparel that will make a fellow fashionista wonder, “Hey, where’d you get that?”
Open for almost 11 years, this quaint little shop offers every girl one-of-a-kind pieces that will make her outfit look fabulous without emptying her wallet. The brightly painted walls and leopard print seating invite you in to browse the jewelry that’s even funkier than the decor.
Sioux Zanne Messix has been the sole owner for almost two years now. She’s a very welcoming woman who is there to assist you with any questions, but does it without breathing down your neck.
She makes the majority of her jewelry herself. Possibly the best feature of this goldmine is that Sioux Zanne even makes custom jewelry. Gold, silver, beaded or bejeweled, the accessories beg for the chance to complete one’s outfit.
There are always special occasions, such as formals and weddings, where all one needs is the perfect piece of jewelry to execute an ensemble, but can’t quite find the right color or style. Sioux Zanne’s services are here to help create a unique masterpiece just for the customer.
Not in the market for jewelry right now? There are still many reasons to visit this untapped resource.
The store carries anything from pink, sparkly purses to art-deco inspired shirts. With brands, such as One Tuff Babe and Poof and Apollo, the clothing and other accessories prove to be just as unique and still as affordable. The clothing is not is very random and eclectic, which adds to the store’s charm.
Everyone associates good jewelry with high prices, but this store breaks the mold. The most expensive item in the store is a bag for $150, but Sioux Zanne assures that prices that high are a rarity. Everything in the store is usually priced between $15 and $100, with sales and discounts making frequent appearances.
Jewelry can be purchased anywhere, but according to Sioux Zanne, people should frequent her store because of “its one-of-a-kind at great prices.” So whether you’re a girl who wants to be at the top of the fashion chain or a guy who wants to buy something for a special lady, then you should definitely drop by this gem.
Caitlin Murphy can be reached at Cmurph33@temple.edu.