Bulk Vintage Clothing, Inc. was started in 2009 by the owner, Amanda Saslow, when her *slight* addiction to purchasing mass quantities of vintage clothing threatened to suffocate both her home, and the basement of the vintage store she had opened a year earlier.
With dealers, and customers, clamoring for access to her horde of clothing, she decided that perhaps a wholesale enterprise was the thing. So Bulk Vintage morphed from a cluttered basement to today's location; a 14,000 square foot warehouse in the Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, with easily over 200,000 lbs of vintage clothing organized by material, era, and style, all for your vintage treasure hunting pleasure!
This mass collection of vintage clothing started because of a western shirt- or actually, the lack of a western shirt.
Amanda (the owner) was trying to find an embroidered western shirt for her dad and after driving from thrift store to thrift store- and not really finding the shirt, but finding tons of other great items, she thought maybe she could do something with all this clothing. And what started out as a small rack of vintage in her apartment, grew to an Ebay store, then to a website, then overflowed the 3rd floor in her house, then to a tiny warehouse space, then to a brick n'mortar store, then to a large warehouse, then to an ever larger warehouse, then to 2 stores, and now, over 17 years later, to the current 14,000 square foot warehouse (and 2 stores).
Amanda- Boss Lady. You'll chat with Amanda over the phone or via email when you are placing your order, and even though she is the owner, she still gets her hands dusty every day, grading and sorting mounds of clothing. And if there is a lack of cat t-shirts available, thats her weakness.
Katie- Public Room Manager Goddess. Katie literally handles almost every single piece of vintage that goes into our public room for your shopping needs and she is constantly keeping the boxes full of fresh inventory. She knows where everything is, which is freaky awesome considering how much inventory we stock!
Nick- Warehouse Assistant and Muscle Don't let his surfer chill-dudeness fool you; Nick is way into vintage and totally knows his stuff. He helps Katie keep the warehouse in excellent shape and may have an even better grasp of where everything is hiding, since he can see the high-up stuff. He loves apples.
Liz- Office Officer. Liz is the lovely voice you hear 98% of the time when you call, so be nice to her.
MK- Shop Assistant and Creative Director: MK works at our retail store Raxx Vintage on South Street. If you've admired our amazing flyers, signs, and chalkboards, thats all her handiwork! She also works on our Depop shop and the Raxx Depop shop
K'triqa- Shop Assistant This funky lady also works at Raxx, has amazing window display skills, and sometimes helps us out at the warehouse, grading and sorting vintage.
Lauren- Raxx West Manager Lauren currently manages our pop-up shop in West Philly, Raxx Vintage West (3661 Walnut St.)
Rosa- Shop Assistant If you need Spice Girls trivia answered, Rosa is our 90s girl. She currently works at Raxx West and helps out with our Depop shop.
Angel- Shop Assistant Angel is a student and currently works at Raxx West and often models for our Depop shop.
Catharine (Catie)- Shop AssistantCatie works all over- grading at the warehouse; and shop assistant at both Raxx stores.
Julie- Shop Assistant/Vendor Manager Julie works at Raxx West and is our liaison with our maker and vendors there.
Dave- Dave doesnt actually work for us, but I thought it would be fun to make him staff anyway.
From 95: Take the Aramingo Ave. exit. At the end of the ramp turn left. Then make your next left onto Church Street. Go just over a half-mile (crossing Torresdale Ave.) and the street will end at a grassy yard. Make a hard right onto Tackwanna and we are on your left.
Look for our sign! There is plenty of street parking, or you can park in the gated lot next to our building. Our door is the metal gate at the very end of the building. There is a lovely hand-painted sign that says "public entrance". Ring the doorbell (just once please!) for entry.
From downtown Philadelphia: Take Aramingo Avenue north past the strips malls. You'll pass a Wawa and go under the 95 overpass. Then turn left onto Church Street and follow above directions.
From the subway: Take the El north to the Church Street stop. Go east (alongside the pink church) to Tackawanna and turn left. We are on your left- look for our sign.