Where does the clothing come from?
The simple answer to that is: “its mostly donated clothing.” Most of it originally comes from the larger donation companies like Goodwill and Salvation Army while a smaller percentage comes from private donation companies and charities. These donation companies usually keep a small percentage of the clothing they receive to sell retail in their own thrift stores while selling off the vast majority of it to rag dealers who then resell the mixed used clothing by the container to different countries all over the world. Its also worth noting that American used clothing is a highly coveted world commodity due to many factors such as the popular brands, style, quality and the sheer quantity available.
Is all the clothing guaranteed vintage (15+ years and older)?
Our company is called Thrift Vintage Fashion for a specific reason, we specialize in offering a wide variety of secondhand clothing geared towards a “vintage fashionable look”. We do not guarantee that every garment will be 15 years or older unless the category specifies “vintage” in the title, as in our “vintage graphic t-shirts” and “vintage graphic sweatshirt” categories.
The amount of authentic vintage product in each mix varies by the category. When ordering wholesale, please visit each category's product page for a full description and example pictures of what to expect in the mix. While most categories contain anywhere from 60-90% vintage, the Rock and Harley tees include very few if any vintage pieces from the 80s/90s, most will be repros or from the 2000s. Please contact us with any questions regarding what to expect in a mix.
What grade is the clothing?
All of our mixes contain secondhand clothing in grade A condition (no major holes or stains) with up to 15% grade B (minor stains, rips or tears). We caution all buyers that this is used clothing and we do not manufacturer the product. Many items are 20-30 years old making it nearly impossible to offer a perfect product free of any blemishes. With that said, we do pride ourselves on offering consistent quality mixes earning us a good reputation and admire compared too many other wholesalers in the business.
How are the items selected for each order?
Just like our grade quality, we take great pride in the selection of our clothing. We employ highly trained clothing graders in our warehouse who pull items from each category a random basis. In order to maintain the highest integrity in our mixes we do not allow any handpicking or purchasing of “premium” items from any categories. This is how we have operated since day one and will continue to work this way in fairness to all customers big and small.
It has always been our policy to do the right thing when we make a mistake such as sending too many damaged items or sending the wrong category. These cases are very rare but we are human and can make mistakes. In these cases, simply contact us and we will always make it right as our reputation and customer satisfaction will alway be our top priority.
With that being said, we do not allow any returns or exchanges on merchandise due to dissatisfaction with styles or sizing. We like to suggest trying small quantities before ordering large quantities to make sure the quality suits your needs.
We do our best to ship all orders out within 48 business hours. We have regular daily pickups with Fedex, UPS and USPS. Due to our large volume of shipments over the years we have managed to get excellent rates shipping both overseas and domestic. See the shipping page for more info.
If you are shopping for yourself or need specific size runs, we suggest the ordering by size option. It costs a little more than wholesale but you are able to order the exact sizing you need. Most clothing is sold in mens sizes unless specified in the category’s description. This is a new venture for us allowing individual vintage lovers to shop for themselves, friends, or family but this also allows stores to order specifically tailored to their sizing needs. Keep in mind that secondhand clothing may fit differently from different eras and will vary based on each style. We choose the original size listed on the tag.
If you are a well established retailer and looking for better wholesale pricing, we recommend ordering from the wholesale bundles page where the more you buy, the more you save. This is the traditional way we wholesale our clothing where you receive a variety of sizes between S-XXL, most sizes falling in the M-XL range.
Larger Wholesale Orders:
If you would like to order in larger quantities than offered on the wholesale page, you may contact us for a custom quote. Keep in mind that the prices on the 50 QTY are the best prices we can offer on all categories. For quotes on pallets of container loads feel free to reach out and we can most likely fulfill your needs.