Most of the latter she had purchased from the five-and-ten, but they all carried a point.
One finds cheap substitutes, but one also finds new commodities made for the five-and-ten trade.
A five-and-ten furnished a pair of heavy-rimmed glasses that seemed to have blanks in them, and he decided he might get by.
Cheap; paltry; second-rate: Dr Ruth is strictly a five-and-dime affair
A variety store selling relatively cheap items; dime store (1908+)