The Bulk Vintage Warehouse is a 14,000 sq. ft. heaven-on-earth for vintage pickers!
Our address is:
4324 Tackawanna St.
Philadelphia, PA 19124
If you are facing the building, walk to your left (to our ENTRANCE sign) and ring the pink doorbell on the wall for entry.
We bring in 1000s and 1000s of pounds of clothing every week, and then grade it according to material, style, and/or era. Our public shopping room takes up about 4,000 sq ft., and holds over 250 oversized boxes filled with vintage clothing and accessories, all for sale *by the piece*, with bulk discounts available for many items.
We work 6 days a week from 10am-6pm, so you are welcome to call us with questions anytime after 10am. However our public room shopping hours are from 12pm-6pm. We open this room every Monday and Saturday from 12-6pm. You do not need an appointment to come in on Mondays or Saturdays- everyone is welcome! There is no minimum purchase.
All other business days (Tuesdays thru Fridays) we offer private appointments to folks in the industry OR we open the public room if no one has reserved the day.
If its Tuesday through Friday, please call ahead, or check our social media, before just showing up. More info about private appointments below.
We are not a "normal" retail store. Our main focus is offering large quantities of vintage to folks in the industry, so the clothing is organized to make it easiest for dealers, and costume companies, to find what they need.
The clothing is sorted by material, era, or style; but not by size. The items are not washed. If you are very dust/allergen sensitive, this environment may get you sneezing. You may find an item you like but it has a stain or some damage; so be prepared to wash or repair once you get it home (just like a dealer would). We don't discount just because something is missing a button and we don't haggle. Our price list is available at the top of this page- please take a look before you come in to familiarize yourself with our pricing.
We don't have dressing rooms, but we do have plenty of mirrors. We do have heat in the winter, but in any weather extreme you will feel it. So bring water in the summer, and wear layers in the winter.
We do not allow children under 10 (for insurance reasons).
Tuesday through Friday we offer private appointments to folks in the industry. (Dealers, costumer designers, textile designers, Etsy sellers, etc..).
If you have never shopped with us before (online or in person) we do NOT recommend booking an appointment. Instead we ask that you come in during our public hours, or reserve a "morning buy" (more info on this option below). Unless you're costuming a movie or tv show, or have a large store(s), and know that you need a huge amount of inventory, the appointments are overkill for many buyers. We've found that our public shopping room (its 4,000 sq ft., with over 250 oversized boxes full of graded vintage) offers more than enough inventory for most smaller vintage stores.
There is a $500 minimum purchase when you are coming in for a private appointment, and if this is your first appointment with us the $500 is paid up front and applied to your final total. We don't double-book; you will have exclusive access to ALL the warehouse, including our Secondary Shopping Area (just for appointments), our overstock boxes and bales, and our Special Collection (ranging from Victorian to designer).
Since we actually shut down the entire warehouse for an appointment (no other buyers allowed in), we do hope that you'll spend more than $500. Most buyers who really need an appointment because they are buying a ton of inventory spend an average of $2-$3,000.
MORNING BUY: If $500 is really your top budget, then it would be better to schedule a "morning buy". You will have exclusive access to everything (our private stash/overstock/Special Collection) from 10am to 12pm. At 12pm you'll move into the public room as a regular buyer (meaning other folks might come in as well). There is no minimum for Morning Buy!!
We cannot always accommodate last-minute appointment requests, so please contact us about making an appointment as soon as possible.
When you are shopping the warehouse, you are cherry-picking, so you are buying *by the piece*. There are bulk discounts for many items when you purchase a quantity (usually at least 10) of the same thing (ex: 10 t-shirts cost less per piece than buying just 2 t-shirts). Our Price List is available as a PDF by clicking here. It reflects how we sort the clothing, and will give you an idea of the prices to expect.
Prices are subject to change without notice.
By the pound purchasing is only available for online orders.
A few rules:
- No children allowed.
- No bicycles allowed inside.
- No back packs or large purses. We will ask you to leave them in an unattended box near our desk, or go put them in your car. We are not liable or responsible for your bags.
- Cash or credit card is fine. Credit cards have a $20 minimum and we charge a 3% service fee. Please bring a photo ID if you want to pay with card.
- If you act like an asshole, we will ask you to leave.