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. If there is a lack of cat t-shirts in the box, thats her fault.
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!
MK- Assistant Extroidinaire. MK runs our Depop shop, so thank her for all those tasty bits; and she helps out in our public room with grading and sorting. She has crazy mad good art skills and her eye for detail is exemplary.
Liz- Office Officer. Liz is the lovely voice you hear 98% of the time when you call, so be nice to her.
K'triqa- This funky lady works at our store, Raxx Vintage, has amazing window display skills, and sometimes helps us out at the warehouse, grading and sorting vintage.
Lauren- She is the quiet type but her flow with Raxx Vintage just works!
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.