Frequently Asked Questions

I'm a wardrobe stylist. Can we rent/buy from you?


Yep! Our warehouse is down the street from many studios in Greenpoint.  We love working with wardrobe folks and have outfitted some awesome shows and movies filmed in NYC.  We offer different tiers of service depending on your budget- get in touch and let us know what you have in mind, and we'll let you know how we can help.  We know you have specific needs and challenges and we're here to make your job as easy as possible.  

 

I own a vintage business. Why should I buy wholesale?

 

We’re a one-stop shop for vintage re-sellers. We can help you stock up on a ton of inventory in a single visit. Road trips to random estate sales and thrift stores aren't always the best value for time and money. We save you lots of both so you can focus on other aspects of your business.

 

Can I make an appointment?

 

Absolutely. We love appointments (email us at dustyrosevintage@gmail.com to set one up). During our open public hours our minimum to get wholesale prices is $400.  If you want to come during our private hours, we als-o require a deposit.  

 

Do you ship orders?

 

Yes, we’re very happy pull inventory and arrange shipping for established businesses.  But restrictions and purchase minimums apply, so email dustyrosevintage@gmail.com with the subject line "Wholesale Order" for details.  

 

How do I shop the warehouse if I'm not a wholesale client?

 

Dig! Dig! Dig! Everything the open bins/barrels are for sale! All items are priced individually at check out and items up front are priced on tags. We can't haggle (sorry), and all sales are final.

 

Why are some things so much cheaper than others?

 

Just as current merchandise from Barney’s won’t be the same price as merchandise from Forever 21 in twenty years, not all vintage was created equal.  Some pieces were considered higher end at the time and some have become more rare to find making them more coveted and collectible.  It’s as simple as that. 

 

Where does your inventory come from?

 

We purchase in many different ways, but mainly from large facilities that process used clothing.  We buy from all over North and South America to make sure we get a diverse selection of inventory. 

 

Do you buy from the public?

 

We buy most of our staple vintage from large suppliers, not individuals.  However, if you have special pieces (such as higher end pieces from the 70s and earlier, kimonos, designer vintage, etc.) you're welcome to shoot us a detailed email with photos of your collection.  Send to dustyrosevintage@gmail.com with the subject line "Selling high end vintage"

 

Why are you only open to the public on select days?

 

The other days are for private appointments, purchasing and processing inventory. 

 

Will other buyers buy all the good stuff?

 

While sure, there are certain items that everyone wants, customer’s tastes are wildly more unique than you'd think. At any establishment where goods are being sold, someone else has seen something before you.  And someone will buy something after you passed it up.  That’s just how it is. 

 

Will the public buy all the good stuff?

 

No.  The warehouse is filled with over 300 categories of clothing and accessories.  People who are personal shopping will not only go through about 1/100th of these categories, but they’re also not likely to dig all the way to the bottom of the bin.  They don’t shop with the same gusto as buyers in search of inventory.  Seriously. 

 

Does your better stuff get sold retail?

 

Sometimes! Some of our more special stuff gets sold at retail prices. Doing this allows us to keep our wholesale prices low. All wholesalers have some inventory that they sell at significantly higher prices. If they say they don’t, they’re not telling the truth. We are transparent.  Also, sometimes we buy pieces at prices higher than we could wholesale them for, because we love them and want to offer them to our customers.  It’s important to note that what we define as “better” might not fit your idea, so you can expect to find your own personal version of gold in our bins.   This truth is evidenced by the squeals of delight we regularly hear from people digging through our inventory. 

 

How can I tell the difference between retail and wholesale in your warehouse?

 

If it has a price tag, it’s retail.  If you dug for it in a bin, it’s wholesale.  If you’re still not sure, don’t be afraid to ask!

 

What if I want to host a pop up or event at your warehouse?

 

Great!  We love that stuff.  Shoot us an email and we can talk details. 


I want to get updates about the events you host.  


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