Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of clothes do you sell?
We offer men's and women's (and kids!) vintage clothing and accessories from the 1940's through the 1990's with an emphasis on 1970's disco clothes, and western shirts.
Do you have a "real" storefront?
No, we are an online store only.
What kind of condition are the website items in?
Everything is rated on a scale of "Excellent" to "Poor".
- Excellent= Deadstock/Never Worn generally w/ the original tags.
- Very Good= No holes, stains, tears, rips etc..Clean & wearable!
- Good= Maybe a small stain or rip but minor stuff.
- Fair= Torn seam or noticeable hole.
- Poor= Has problems but is too dang cool not to list.
Is everything clean?
We wash everything washable but we do not dry clean since it adds to your cost. We will note if any imperfections.
Items that are "deadstock" or "Never Worn" have not been cleaned, but they are in unworn condition.
How do I size myself?
Check the SIZE CHART
I know- why isnt there more XL..well, truth be told people are just bigger today. We are taller and more muscular. I offer as much in larger sizes as I can get my hands on.
CHEST: Shirts are measured across the front about 1/4" from the armpit on either side and that measurement is then doubled.
PANTS: We go by the ACTUAL MEASUREMENT of the waist. In general do NOT use your modern pants as a size guide as modern pants are cut much larger and the numbers tend to not equal your measurments.
(Ive had guys say they "wear a 34 jeans" and then when I get them to measure, they have a 36" waist, or bigger.)
If you cannot get to a tape measure, we recommend you buy pants 1 size larger than what you currently wear.
It is best to know your actual measurement. Vintage cannot be bought by size tag alone.
Where do you get your stock?
We source mainly from flea markets; auctions; and estate sales. (We do not go thrifting). We also purchase from a Philadelphia-based vintage clothing wholesale company, Bulk Vintage.
How do I pay you?
We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. Also Paypal.
What about shipping?
We ship every business day and some Saturdays.
Orders placed before 2pm EST are almost always shipped that same day (Monday - Friday). Orders placed Friday afternoon, or on the weekend, will ship out on Monday.
First Class: 4-7 business days to most US addresses.
Priority Mail: 2-3 business days to most US addresses.
Express Mail: Generally overnight but sometimes 2nd day if you are in a remote area.
International: You have a choice of Priority Mail or First Class mail during the checkout process.
*** First Class mail is slower & cheaper, but does not have any insurance and only limited tracking. You will not be covered against loss or damage.
*** Priority Mail is at least 6-10 business days to most countries.
Can I order over the phone?
Yes, we accept credit card orders over the phone. Call: 215.533.2300, and ask for Amanda.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes, we ship all over the world.
Can I "hold" an item?
Yes. You may place an item on hold for 3 days by emailing me and requesting it. If I do not hear from you in those 3 days, the item will be placed back in regular inventory.
Can I buy more than 1?
NO! Unless the item specifically says there are multiples- there is only one available! I mean...c'mon, this is vintage not the Gap...every item is unique!
Whats with the Ugly Christmas sweaters? Are they mens, womens, or what?
Real vintage Ugly Xmas sweaters were almost always made for women. They just did not make sweaters with beads, glitter, bells, and sequins, for men back in the day. BUT men wear these sweaters now because they are f-ugly and awesome! Just because it might have once said "womens" on the tag, does not mean that a guy can't wear it- especially since these are worn for fun at parties! Who cares?!
We assign a "mens" size to sweaters because, honestly, its just easier.
If the fact that these sweaters were originally intended for women means that you "can't wear it"- then you should not purchase a vintage sweater- go buy something from Target.
Do you have the really old stuff, like from The Great Gatsby or Boardwalk Empire?
We do, but on a very limited basis. Instead we recommend you visit our friends at Briar Vintage: http://www.briarvintage.com OR @briarvintage on all social media.
Do you buy vintage?
If you have a collection of items- then sure, drop us an email with some photos and your asking price.
I heard you had a warehouse?
We operate out of the same warehouse as Bulk Vintage Clothing, but they are a different company. Their website is bulkvintage.com