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 second hand 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, holes or rips). We caution all buyers that this is used clothing and may contain some minor wear and tear. We do not launder or manufacturer the garments. Many items are 20-30 years old making it nearly impossible to offer a perfect product free of any blemishes. With that being said, we do pride ourselves on sending out consistent quality mixes for all orders big and small.
How are the items selected for orders?
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.
How does Wholesale work?
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.