Where Do Those Vintage Clothes Come From? Insight from a Vintage Clothing Dealer

As all of our members here at Got Vintage? deal with authentic vintage items, many of them tend to handle a few – if not a whole lot – of vintage clothing and accessories. Some of our members operate a full time shop dedicated to vintage clothing and accessories online as well as a brick and morter, while other sellers may just run across a piece or two that they just can’t pass up and have to scoop up to list along with their other items in their shops.

howdotheygethosedressesongvsBut so many want to know…where do those vintage clothes come from? How do they jump from a closet they may have spent a lifetime in to those dealers who do it out of a passion for fashion?


Got Vintage? member Kristen from Kris’s Vintage Clothing deals almost exclusively in vintage clothing and accessories. Here’s a peek into how she obtains some of her vintage items she offers for sale in her Etsy shop you can browse by clicking HERE.

On Kristen’s blog she gives a short history and details on how she obtains her vintage goodness. Read about just one of her adventures in vintage clothing by clicking HERE.


Yes, it is true. While many vintage clothing dealers may just go out picking and saving from local resale charity shops like St. Luke’s and Goodwill, often they will get items handed down to them through relatives or friends of relatives. At the very least, they may get an “in” to be the first one into an estate sale or into the closet prior to a sale.

Remember, if you sell vintage clothing you can get in on the fun at Got Vintage Shops too! Want to promote your online shop and authentic vintage for sale to the masses? You can utilize our huge and growing group to share your vintage to the world by following us on any number of social media outlets. Here’s just a few ways to follow us:

FACEBOOK –> We originated as a Facebook group to collaborate with other online vintage dealers and shoppers as a way to network and share authentic vintage items. We have a number of pages for your unique items. Find out more by visiting our Facebook main page located HERE.

TWITTER –> Follow along with us on Twitter and take part in our extra promotions for your vintage items by joining us in Twitter Parties twice per week. You can follow us HERE.

GOOGLE PLUS –> We share to a huge audience on Google too. Follow our Google page to connect with other vintage dealers on their network and view some amazing authentic vintage finds from around the world. You can follow along with us on G+ by clicking HERE.

PINTEREST –> Browse our individual vintage clothing board located HERE.

You can also KEEP away with us through the interactive online shopping app Keep.com. Follow along with us or shop directly from our member’s shops located HERE.

Stay Tuned for more vintage information from vintage clothing to collectibles, glass and linens and much more. Please make sure to share our posts along with your followers and thanks for reading! Until next time…

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