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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 rest of us that operate a retail vintage boutiques. Steady sales throughout the year are nice, but things tend to get hectic around the holidays. If you’re stressed out because you put all your focus on the holiday sales season, don’t miss a huge opportunity to boost your retail sales after the new year, which is typically a slower time of the year for many.
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 types of styles and subcultures. From Rocker shops that focus only on 40’s and 50’s attire to modern shops that focus on 90’s and early millennial pieces, the term vintage can come to mean a lot of different things depending upon who you are talking to.
Over the past 20 years of working in the vintage clothing industry there was a lot to learn about the different types of buyers that the industry attracts. Each year a plethora of new vintage entrepreneurs come into the market ready to take on the world with their unique taste for recycled fashion. Maybe they made a profit off a rare item they sold on ebay, or just finished taking their final exam in fashion school and are ready to become the number one seller on Etsy, either way they will need to start sourcing clothing.
They will soon learn that sourcing used clothing in bulk is much different than sourcing new merchandise. They will also learn that their is no magic supplier or clothing fairy that get them a steady supply of rare pieces with ridiculous markups. This unfortunately is a rude awakening for some buyers entering the industry and for this reason we thought that we would put together a Vintage Buyer Guide to find out what type of buyer you are. Read more
Dust Factory is featuring a collection of the essential items you need for your Spring 2019 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:
- Wind Breakers $16
- Harley Davidson T-shirts $10
- Lee, Levi Wrangler Jeans $25
- Denim Cutt-off Shorts $16
- Denim Jacket Mix $15
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Why your shop is defined by its staples.
The different products that you purchase regularly and out of necessity are considered “staple goods” to your vintage store. In the past, these items have fewer markdowns but solid profit margins. While price trends may raise or lower demand for other products, the demand for staple goods rarely changes when prices change. They are the necessary items for you to remain in business.
What are staple goods in your Vintage Store
Staple goods are any items in your inventory that are core to your business. They are also known as any staple products, staples, core products, and necessity goods. For example, vintage jeans and t-shirts are staples for any serious vintage clothing store. Skateboards are staples for skate shops. Golf balls are a staple product for a golf shop. If you have a store without staple products, then your store doesn’t stand for anything or isn’t representing anything special to your clients. Read more
100 Pounds of 1990’s Vintage Dress Mix @$5.50lb
STRAIGHT OUT OF REALITY BITES. The 1990’s vintage dress mix is a must have for the 90s revival look that’s taking off. A feminine mix of floral prints, velvet, sequin, party dresses and more. The mix also includes the popular sunflower style, that can be styled as grungy as you want. Short sleeves, long sleeves, and sleeveless styles in a variety of loose fitting baby doll cuts.