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Pucci® – About the Label Pucci® – About the Label

The Emilio Pucci maison was founded in 1947 by the Marquis Emilio Pucci, a dashing Florentine aristocrat whose fashion career began unexpectedly when the photo of a revolutionary ski suit he’d designed found its way to the pages of Harper’s Bazaar. Emilio Pucci naturally embodied the post war, jet set glamour which captivated a new group... [Read more of this review]

You never even called me by my name You never even called me by my name

From the 1910s – 1930s we saw the Wild West American lifestyle move largely from a way of life, to ever-increasing faded memories and folklore. The western world was getting smaller. Technology and transportation were ushering in a new era of industrialized cities and advanced accessibility. The real denim-rockin’ cowboy lifestyle of days past... [Read more of this review]

Denim This, Denim That. Denim This, Denim That.

It’s that time again! We have a one-of-a-kind collection of denim jackets, cut-off shorts, overalls,  jeans and more. This collection focuses on the idea of comfort and age to produce the most timeless identity known to any denim line. Vintage Levi Jeans Classic Levi 501, 505 & 517 collection available from men and women…. read... [Read more of this review]

Adidas : About the Label Adidas : About the Label

    Adidas was founded in 1947 by Adi Dassler in Germany. Adi Dassler started making shoes in the 1920’s but did not start Adidas until 1947. In 1948 they came up with the name Adidas – as a shortened version of Dessler’s name. The next year the company registered the three stripes as their trademark logo. Adidas started to produce... [Read more of this review]

The History of Vintage Denim Cutoff Shorts The History of Vintage Denim Cutoff Shorts

Whether they are distressed, baggy, stonewashed or tight, everybody loves their cutoff denim shorts. Pair  them with a tank-top and sneakers and it is a easy way to look cute and sexy for just about any casual occasion. Denim Shorts Through History Denim shorts became popular in the late 1960’s when fashion, style  and art all began to take... [Read more of this review]

BRAND IDENTITY :  PROMOTIONAL FLYERS & POSTCARDS BRAND IDENTITY : PROMOTIONAL FLYERS & POSTCARDS

With all the hype of online marketing and social media these days, it’s easy to overlook some of the simple tried-and-true offline marketing methods that have worked in the past and still work today. Flyers can work really well at spreading the work about your event or attracting new customers – as long as they are done the right way. As far as... [Read more of this review]

Increase Your Sales With an In-Store Seamstress + Free Download Increase Your Sales With an In-Store Seamstress + Free Download

One of the largest obstacles to making a sale in a vintage clothing store is how the article actually fits. Let’s face it, almost everything is a vintage clothing store is a one-off, it’s not like the customer can get the item in size larger or smaller. Often times taking an inch of of the seam, or a half inch of of the cuff is all it takes... [Read more of this review]

Retail Manager Notes: The Art of Upselling Retail Manager Notes: The Art of Upselling

One of the most important jobs a salesperson has to do is to add value to a sale that the customer is already willing to make. There are many missed opportunities as salespeople commit key errors during the course of each encounter with a customer. Learning to up sell, or add to a sure sale, is a vital skill, and you can learn it! Talk with your customer.... [Read more of this review]

Increase Sales by Putting on an In-store Event Increase Sales by Putting on an In-store Event

Get ready for some crowd control! Shoppertainment the fine art of running in-store events and promotions is the perfect way to differentiate your store from your competition, build a buzz about town, and thrill your customers all at the same time! Vintage Stores are staples for fashion in their communities, and often attract some of the cities creative... [Read more of this review]

How to Boost Your Vintage Retail Sales Into the New Year How to Boost Your Vintage Retail Sales Into the New Year

Sally is making the most out of the Holiday Season at her vintage boutique but she knows that soon things are going to change for the worse if she doesn’t prepare. For years her shop took a hit after the holidays until she found a few simple hacks last year that increased her retail sales into the new year. Sally is not much different than the... [Read more of this review]

Increase Holiday Sales with Vintage Clothing Gift Certificates Increase Holiday Sales with Vintage Clothing Gift Certificates

How to increase your sales during the Holiday Season with Gift Certificates – a vintage shops best solution to increase Holiday Sales Jane has a Vintage Clothing Store and why her sales are not what she anticipated for the Holiday Shopping Season. In the past when she ran a modern clothing boutique sales skyrocket during the season, but that... [Read more of this review]

What type of vintage clothing buyer are you? What type of vintage clothing buyer are you?

When it comes to vintage clothing, there are three types of buyers: Cherry pickers, Bulk Buyers, and Container Buyers. Understanding how the industry works, is beneficial to knowing what type of buyer you are and how to make the most out of your business venture. Much like contemporary fashion, vintage fashion has paved a course that caters to all... [Read more of this review]

Shop Online for Your Store Shop Online for Your Store

Order New Accessories, Vintage Apparel & More Finally a warehouse for vintage shop owners! We created the online vintage warehouse with you in mind. We are glad to have you check it out. Some of Our Best Sellers! Things to Know We have a Special Running with a $350 Order Minimum for Online Order Only! All Vintage items are sold in packs of twelve Images... [Read more of this review]

Losing a sale isn’t nearly as bad as losing a customers loyalty Losing a sale isn’t nearly as bad as losing a customers loyalty

Telling your third customer in a row that you are sold out of popular item is more than frustrating for a shop manager. Losing a sale not only effects your numbers, but it means that you might lose a customer, or their loyalty which can be worse. When you lose a sale to a first time customer, they will most likely move on and look somewhere else. ... [Read more of this review]

Wholesale Vintage Clothing Catalog 2018 Wholesale Vintage Clothing Catalog 2018

Get your hands on the latest Dust Factory Vintage Catalog and make sourcing Vintage Clothing Fun Again! Renegade Americana grapples 90’s Urban Style . Cultural emphasis on Moto, Street, Beach with a hint of Post Punk Grunge. [Read more of this review] Share this:FacebookTwitterGooglePinterestEmail Read More →

Dust Factory’s website has gone mobile Dust Factory’s website has gone mobile

I am not going to say we were lazy for not taking our website mobile earlier, we just never did. Well, that is not actually the truth. We had our website redone over three times in the past five years, we just never tuned them live. For 15 years Google has been ranking our website well, helping us place on the first page for many of our organic searches.... [Read more of this review]

How to Build a Clothing Display Rack Using Reclaimed Pallets How to Build a Clothing Display Rack Using Reclaimed Pallets

Factory Vintage has just put out a free download on how to build a sustainable clothing display rack using reclaimed pallets. The step by step PDF goes into to detail on what supplies are needed and how to assemble the display. What better way to show off amazing reclaimed pieces than on a sustainable display rack made of reclaimed items. Get the... [Read more of this review]

Vintage Denim & T-shirt Collection Vintage Denim & T-shirt Collection

proactively sourced fashion for the modern human Dust Factory is featuring a collection of the essential items you need for your vintage collection. Why not stock your shelves with classic denim shorts, t-shirts and jackets worn into the perfect style and fit. For a Limited Time Only: Vintage T-shirts (Rock, Harley, Sport) $9 Levi Denim Shorts $16 Denim... [Read more of this review]

Open a Vintage Store Open a Vintage Store

FIND OUT EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO OPEN A STORE – Do you like fashion, recycling and working with people? If you answered yes to the these questions than you may be a perfect candidate for opening a vintage clothing store in your town. In the first volume of our series we cover everything from finding a good business name and... [Read more of this review]

Summer Vintage Essentials – Denim Jackets + T-shirts + Levi Shorts Summer Vintage Essentials – Denim Jackets + T-shirts + Levi Shorts

Dust Factory is featuring a collection of the essential items you need for your Summer 2017 vintage collection. From Denim to T-shirts, Dust Factory Vintage Wholesale has everything that you need to keep your store stocked, your customers happy and your coffers full. For a Limited Time Only: Rock T-shirts $9 Harley Davidson T-shirts $9 Vintage T-shirts... [Read more of this review]

60′s PSYCHEDELIA & THE BIRTH OF SURF ART | THE LEGEND OF ARTIST RICK GRIFFIN 60′s PSYCHEDELIA & THE BIRTH OF SURF ART | THE LEGEND OF ARTIST RICK GRIFFIN

Rick Griffin is known as a surfer, cartoonist, psychedelic poster artist, legend. Griffin was born near Palos Verdes in 1944, where he took-up surfing at age 14. While he was still in high school in the 50’s he was heavily influenced by Mad magazines comic styling but he soon found his own voice, creating his own surf style that would become... [Read more of this review]

A Few Steps to improve the Bottom Line Vintage Shops A Few Steps to improve the Bottom Line Vintage Shops

A smart business owner understands the inherent value of goal setting in steering a growing business in the right direction. Unfortunately, figuring out exactly what the right direction is—and the road map to get there—isn’t as much of a no-brainer. More than 80 percent of the 300 small business owners surveyed in the recent 4th Annual Staples... [Read more of this review]

Cold Water Surfing… the legend of Jack O’neill Cold Water Surfing… the legend of Jack O’neill

Any one that has ever pulled a thin piece of rubber over their shoulders so that they can paddle out into the cold pounding surf has Jack O’neill to thank for making that secession possible. His little shop in San Francisco is now a multimillion-dollar empire, but that wasn’t why Jack O’Neill began. He just wanted to stay warm. “I’m... [Read more of this review]

Vintage T-Shirts 101 Vintage T-Shirts 101

“The t-shirt is a symbol of freedom, but also a rebellion to society”. Rin Taken. Did you know that the t-shirt is as North American as apple pie and blue jeans. It wasn’t until after the fighter pilots in the South Pacific returned home from WW2, in the 50’s, that it was finally acceptable to wear an undershirt as a t-shirt.... [Read more of this review]

Vintage Rock T-Shirt Picts | Sometimes a Tee Says it All Vintage Rock T-Shirt Picts | Sometimes a Tee Says it All

Vintage T-shirts have been a North American fashion icon since the fighter pilots returned home from WWII wearing them decorated with war slogans as normal weekend attire. Often the pilots stationed in South Pacific during the war would mark up their undershirts that they wore under their normal uniform with all types of pictures and slogans. When... [Read more of this review]

1980’s Swimwear – Neon Glow, V Hip, the Thong and More 1980’s Swimwear – Neon Glow, V Hip, the Thong and More

From leather to lace, bright colored neon to power-suits, the aesthetic experiments of the ’80s gave the fashion world a colorful mine of styles which continue to inspire today’s beachwear. Swimwear collections for the past few summer seasons have obviously drawn inspiration from the 80’s “cult of the body” swim suit designs.... [Read more of this review]

My Freedamn! JAPANESE VINTAGE SO-CAL 2 NYC My Freedamn! JAPANESE VINTAGE SO-CAL 2 NYC

When it comes to collecting vintage clothing from the United States the Japanese buyers have been paving the path for nearly 30 years. Since the eighties Japanese vintage collectors have been traveling across the United States hitting up thrift stores, vintage stores, clothing flea markets and just about anywhere they could find old vintage jeans,... [Read more of this review]

The Truth About Unproductive Employees. The Truth About Unproductive Employees.

If you are a manager or a business owner you can not afford to have negative non performing employees on your payroll. Often times unproductive people search out smaller companies because of their lack of direct management. As an owner you should always be ready to recognize both positive and negative behaviors in an employees performance. Large companies... [Read more of this review]

Lacostte : About the Label Lacostte : About the Label

Izod Lacostte Vintage T-shirts The Lacoste Crocodile shirt came about in 1933, when then tennis star Rene’ Lacoste joined teams with a French garment maker to manufacture tennis shirts. Later in 1952, Lacoste signed a contract with the David Crystal Company to import, and in 1966, to make Lacoste shirts in the United States. David Crystal was also... [Read more of this review]

Screen Stars : About the Label Screen Stars : About the Label

Screen Stars is a T-shirt label that you find in a number of Authentic Vintage Tees dating back to the 70’s and 80’s. Screen Stars was purchased in the 80’s by BEST, which was later taken over by Fruit of A Loom. The remnants of the Screen Star style can be found today in the Fruit of Loom BEST style tee. Many vintage tees were printed... [Read more of this review]

Puma : About the Label Puma : About the Label

The shoe brand Puma has a large street following dating back to the 80’s when NYC DJ’s & Hip Hop Artists started wearing Puma sneakers and workout attire. Before that Puma has a long history dating back to 1924 … Puma Throughout the years information provided by http://about.puma.com/EN/1/10/10/.               1924... [Read more of this review]

Classic American Vintage Spring 2017 Collection Classic American Vintage Spring 2017 Collection

Classic American Spring Collection Dust Factory is featuring a classic American western and iconic cultural collection just in time for spring. Vintage Flannels, leather and denim are the staples to this 100% authentic vintage collection. Available For a Limited Time Only: Flannels $8 Harley Davidson T-shirts $9 Vintage T-shirts $6 Levi Denim Shorts... [Read more of this review]

Rag & Bone “Textile Recycling 101” Rag & Bone “Textile Recycling 101”

The folks over at Waist Online have a detailed page with allot of useful information about Textile Recycling. They note that textile recycling originated in the Yorkshire Dales about 200 years ago. These days the ‘rag and bone’ men are textile reclamation businesses, which collect textiles for reuse (often abroad), and send material to... [Read more of this review]

Wrangler : About the Label Wrangler : About the Label

Wrangler is another classic vintage label Wrangler is known for their classic vintage denim jeans along with their classic vintage denim jackets. The look and feel of vintage wrangler pieces seams to surpass time in it’s style and vintage authenticity. Because of this many modern fashion designers are continuing to knock off great vintage Wrangler... [Read more of this review]

Americana Vintage Collection Available For Wholesale Americana Vintage Collection Available For Wholesale

Dust Factory is featuring our Americana Vintage Collection full of classic American western and iconic cultural clothing just in time for Fall. Vintage Flannels, leather and denim are the staples to this 100% authentic vintage collection. For a Limited Time Only the Following Items are sale. Leather Motorcycle Jackets $25 Denim Jackets $15 Highwaisted... [Read more of this review]

Vintage Easy Rider 'Biker' Collection Vintage Easy Rider 'Biker' Collection

Dust Factory Vintage Easy Rider “Biker” Collection Dust Factory Vintage Clothing Wholesale is featuring a collection of 100% authentic vintage fashion relics inspired by the 60’s & 70’s counterculteral biker clubs. Vintage Levis ~ $12 Leather Jackets ~ $25 Denim Shorts ~ $12 Harley Davidson T-shirts ~ $9 Cowboy Boots ~... [Read more of this review]

A Look at Vintage Halloween Costumes A Look at Vintage Halloween Costumes

Halloween is just around the corner. If you are a vintage shop owner this is most likely going to be your busiest month of the year. If it is not, then you are missing out. Don’t get in the mind-set that your unique collection is fashion forward. It might be to select few designers and hipsters, but to the rest of the population your store sales... [Read more of this review]

Order Denim Jackets, Flannels & Vintage T-shirts for Your Store! Order Denim Jackets, Flannels & Vintage T-shirts for Your Store!

This season denim jackets and flannels are must have item to increase your revenue. We have been supplying vintage stores around the world with a great selection of Lee, Levi & Wrangler style denim jackets, both light weight and heavy weight flannels and a variety of different vintage t-shirts from destination to Harley Davidson Styles.     For... [Read more of this review]

Camo Jacket Trend for Fall Camo Jacket Trend for Fall

American Vintage Clothing Collection Specials Dust Factory is featuring a Camo jackets along with other vintage staples featuring everything you need for your fall collection. Right now, we’re seeing a few different variations of camo jackets hitting shelves—classic oversize field jackets, but also camo bombers, and styles that clearly customized... [Read more of this review]

30 Unexpected and Unusual Things You Can Compost 30 Unexpected and Unusual Things You Can Compost

The folks over at ECO SALON have reminded us that Composting isn’t just for food. You’ll be surprised at all the strange, random junk you can toss in the compost bucket. Don’t draw the line at peach pits and coffee grounds – start chucking the following items into that bucket and watch your garbage bill go down while you create... [Read more of this review]

Back to School Vintage Denim Collection Back to School Vintage Denim Collection

American Vintage Clothing Collection Specials Dust Factory is featuring a classic American vintage collection with everything you need for your back to school collection. Vintage Flannels, leather and denim are the staples to this 100% authentic vintage collection. Available For a Limited Time Only: Flannels $8 Harley Davidson T-shirts $8 Vintage... [Read more of this review]

Retro 1960’s Swimwear, Beachwear and Surf Fashion Retro 1960’s Swimwear, Beachwear and Surf Fashion

In the early part of the 1960’s swimwear was still pretty conservative, much like the decade earlier in the 1950’s. However fashion ideals began to change rather quickly in the mid 60’s with the introduction of the bikini and low cut bathing suit bottoms. Until the 1960’s fashion was geared towards adults so inspiration was... [Read more of this review]

Used Clothing vs. New Clothing Used Clothing vs. New Clothing

Why buy used clothing? I guess the best way to answer this question would to first answer  the question, why buy new clothing? Well we buy new clothing, or accessories for a few different reasons. The average consumer may need new clothes because their other clothing is old or soiled. This is a good reason, but not necessarily the only reason why we... [Read more of this review]

1970's Surf, Sand and Beachwear 1970's Surf, Sand and Beachwear

It is almost that time a year where many of us get to shed our clothes and soak in some rays down at the local water hole. This year 1970’s fashion is on the rise and I just can’t help but browse through some of favorite photos of 70’s swimwear. From European designer beach wear to southern California surf-wear, 1970’s swimwear... [Read more of this review]

Special on Harley T's, Vintage Denim Jackets & Blue Jeans Special on Harley T's, Vintage Denim Jackets & Blue Jeans

Summer 2016 American Vintage Clothing Collection Specials Thanks to our friends in the wholesale vintage clothing warehouse we have got a few ideas for pairing vintage clothing items in your closet or in your vintage clothing store. Available For a Limited Time Only: Flannels $8 Harley Davidson T-shirts $8 Vintage T-shirts $6 Levi Denim Shorts $12 Scout... [Read more of this review]

How do you use social media for your business? How do you use social media for your business?

So much of our motivation comes from the feedback that we constantly get from businesses around the world. We would really like to know about your business, and how you use social media. Anything you can think of will be appreciated. [Read more of this review] Share this:FacebookTwitterGooglePinterestEmail Read More →

Sourcing American Recycled Clothing Sourcing American Recycled Clothing

addthis_url=''; addthis_title=''; addthis_pub='rickycoburn'; Over the years Dust Factory has bean the leading supplier of American recycled clothing, aka Vintage. We cater to designers seeking inspiration, vintage boutiques and stores, remake companies, department stores in need of larger quantities, online sellers and exporters. Many of our accounts... [Read more of this review]

LEVI STRAUSS & CO. : About the Label LEVI STRAUSS & CO. : About the Label

LEVI STRAUSS & CO. The Leading Vintage Company Around Vintage Jeans have always been a staple in to the vintage clothing buyer. The Levi 501 button fly is a staple jeans that has outlived the test of time as the classic vintage jeans. Japanese collectors have spent well over a thousand dollars for one pair of jeans in their prime. All the while... [Read more of this review]

Why Vintage? (continued 2) Why Vintage? (continued 2)

Why Vintage Clothing? When vintage shops customers were narrowed between theater students and collectors, buyers didn’t have to continuously re-fill their racks. As the market grew so did most buyers strategies. continued >< Buyers for Vintage Clothing Stores in the past are different from the buyers of today.... [Read more of this review]

Vintage Easy Rider ‘Biker’ Collection Vintage Easy Rider ‘Biker’ Collection

Dust Factory Vintage Easy Rider “Biker” Collection Dust Factory Vintage Clothing Wholesale is featuring a collection of 100% authentic vintage fashion relics inspired by the 60’s & 70’s counterculteral biker clubs.   Vintage Levis ~ $8 Leather Jackets ~ $12 Denim Shorts ~ $8 Harley Davidson T-shirts ~ $8 Cowboy Boots... [Read more of this review]

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