by Emily Armentrout
Stella’s Resale and Thrift opened in Wabash last year after Tammy Snyder moved in from Elkhart the year before and fell in love with the town. A visit with her mother, a Wabash resident, inspired Snyder to open a resale shop with her husband. Snyder and her mother would often visit thrift shops together, and she wanted to bring some of that passion to Wabash.
The store’s name came from Snyder’s 9-year-old black lab, Stella. “I never had any girls, and I always wanted to use that name, so I named my dog Stella,” Snyder told The Paper.
Recently, Snyder’s friend, Christine Napier, has come in to help the design side of the store. “Tammy is good with the business side and I am good at the fu fu stuff,” said Napier. “So she can be taking care of the business and I can mess with the flowers.”
Snyder buys her inventory at auctions, store closings and liquidations. Stella’s offers a variety of items, including men’s, women’s, kids’ and babies’ clothing. There are knick-knacks, framed wall art, tablecloths, blankets and some furniture. If you are looking for cookware and dinnerware from your grandmother’s kitchen, Stella’s is the place for you. All items are sold at a low resale price.
If you have already visited Stella’s, you’ll want to be sure to stop in again, because they have expanded to the second side of their building. Be sure to check them out when the weather warms up. They are looking to hold tent sales when the summer returns.
Stella’s is located at 1905 S. Wabash St., Wabash, across from Dollar General. You can find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/StellasResaleandThriftStore. The store’s hours are Monday 12-6 p.m., Tuesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.