vintage clothing

Vintage clothing is new or second hand clothing that has survived from eras long gone. Generally it is clothing from 1920s to 1975. Clothing from before the 20s is considered to be antique, while clothing from 1975 to the late 1980s would be retro.

All clothing at monstervintage.com is used unless otherwise stated. Vintage clothing is not laundered, may have some signs of age and is sometimes very delicate. Every item has its own unique style and personality that you will not find in a department store.

We try our very best to give accurate descriptions. Colors may vary according to your monitor.

we love to answer questions.

size charts

men’s
measurements x-small small medium large x-large xx-large
men’s chest to 35 36 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 46 47 - 50 51+
men’s sleeve 32 32 - 33 33 - 34 34 - 35 35 - 36 36 - 37
men’s waist To 26 27 - 29 30 - 34 35 - 38 39 - 42 43+
Please Note: Sleeves are measured from center neck to cuff, or from shoulder seam to cuff; item description will specify.
women’s
measurements x-small small medium large x-large xx-large
women’s bust to 33 34 - 35 36 - 38 38 - 41 42 - 44 45+
women’s waist to 25 26 - 27 28 - 30 31 - 34 35 - 38 39+

you can get a hold of us anytime, day or night, wherever in the world you may be by emailing ‘sales’ box at monstervintage.com.

payment options

We accept payments through PayPal, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover. We also accept payments in the form of USD Checks*, Cashier Checks, and Money Orders.

Orders made online can be securely paid for with PayPal or an accepted Credit Card at monstervintage.com. You can also Email or Phone in your order (we take eChecks by phone).

Billing will show as ‘Monstervintage.com’ on your financial statements.

mail-in orders

To mail in your order please go through the check-out process online and then print your order. Send the printed copy of your order with the payment to:


monstervintage.com
411 SE 6th St.
Portland, OR 97214


*Payment by Check must be received within 10 days from when you place your order.

phone-in orders

Call us during normal business hours at (503) 236-7542.
Or after hours or week-ends reach us at (503) 780-6316.

shipping

Packages are sent out by USPS Priority Mail (Monday thru Friday). An email with tracking information will go out at time of shipping.

If your order is light and we end up paying less for shipping then we will credit the difference back to your account.
Likewise, if your order is heavy and we end up paying more for shipping then we will charge the difference to your account.

regular

Shipping within the USA is $6.95 for US Domestic via USPS Priority Mail for orders up to 1½ lbs ($12.95 for multiple items). Most deliveries occur within 2-3 days of shipping.

overnight

USPS - Overnight shipping is USD $24.00 for orders under 1 lb. Please note that overnight shipping may take longer if you live in a rural area.

UPS - Guaranteed Overnight delivery is USD $45.00

international

Global Priority Airmail is USD $24.00 for small single item purchases weighing 1.5 lbs or less. Multiple item purchases are $26.95 & up.

International Parcel Post Air is USD $24.00 for up to 1.5 lbs. and will take 5-10 days in most countries.

Global Express starts at USD $28.00 depending on package weight and size and takes 4-7 days most countries. Please note that you (as the buyer) will pay all International Duties.

returning something? send an email to our ’returns’ box at monstervintage.com.

returns / refunds

Take a look at the following guidelines to learn about how we deal with returns. Following these can get you credit or a different item at no extra charge; we also offer refunds.

  • include all of the original information (including the invoice / receipt) with the return
  • get the item to us (at monstervintage.com) within 5 days of when you received it
  • refund-type returns must have original receipt

Shipping costs are not refunded. Also please note that we are not responsible for lost, uninsured or unidentified items.

When monstervintage.com makes a mistake we do not charge you for re-stocking.

International returns have an extended return deadline.

formal wear & rare find returns

Formal Wear and clothing in the Rare Finds sections are returnable with a 50% restocking fee. Please check your measurements.

press inquiry? email us at our ’press’ box at monstervintage.com

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questions? email us at our ’sales’ box at monstervintage.com

specialized wholesalers & exporters

We export bulk textiles and mixed rags to India, Pakistan, Haiti and Africa. We also sell specialized vintage clothing to store owners in the USA, UK and Japan. Wholesale buying procedures depend on your circumstances and the quantity of your order.

textiles

We ship Ocean cargo containers of bulk mixed clothing and shoes to developing countries where there is a great need for recycled used clothing. The buyer will arrange shipping on mixed rags. All containers are pre-paid in full. Once we get the deposit for the shipment it will be loaded into containers. The containers leave from a port in Portland, Oregon so they can be loaded more heavily than containers that have to travel over the road system.

handpick your vintage from our monster selection

Vintage clothing buyers looking to buy wholesale can come to Portland, Oregon to hand pick their vintage. We can also ship out compact bales to you. Prices start at $5.00 per lb for mixed vintage clothing. Preferably, it’s best to pick from our pre-sorted vintage to fit your style.

interested? email our ’info’ box at monstervintage.com.

job opportunities

monstervintage.com is always looking for energetic people with fresh inspiration to be a part of the team.

internships

Internships are a great learning component to progress in your professional career. monstervintage.com is looking for energetic students with a fresh perspective. Selective students are chosen with strong high school or college records, recommendations, and a personal statement.

Prospective interns living in Portland, Oregon should apply who are eager to build quality hands-on experience useful in industries like fashion design, graphic arts, photography and business marketing / advertising. Students need to get pre-approval from their academic departments for credits.

web designer / graphic artist

It is tough landing serious, well paying jobs without actual experience on your resume. monstervintage.com has an excellent opening for an intern that is interested in building their portfolio with solid showings in web design, graphic art or layout design. monstervintage.com offers a great chance to become skilled at working with an established high volume website.

clothing fashion & design

An intern at monstervintage.com has a unique opportunity to learn all aspects of clothing with quality positions that give you the experience you will need to enjoy a successful career. If you’re going into a professional fashion & design career this could be a great learning experience. Designers specializing in fashion can build experience and get hands-on training.

Vintage clothing offers a tremendous exposure to clothing styles, fabrics, colors and accessories. In addition, vintage clothing has a greater variety of hand tailoring, details and wonderful beautifully made garments. Today’s clothing, quickly machine processed in huge quantities is not made by skilled seamstresses and tailors. monstervintage.com can offer practical experience that will help solidify the textbook theory you’ve taken from college, enriching your learning experience.

photography

We have open Internship positions to students pursuing a career in photography. Competency in advanced digital camera equipment operation and principles is required and knowledge of Adobe Photoshop helpful.

marketing / advertising

This internship can be an asset to your resume in business marketing or advertising. Creative and skilled students preparing for the work place can get a competitive edge over other applicants from quality experience in buying, selling marketing and advertising wholesale and retail clothing and other goods. We have a global marketplace and want students with drive and determination who would like to get time in a real business experience.

If the information below doesn’t answer all of your questions, drop a line to our ‘sales’ box here at monstervintage.com

selling? we’re buying men’s vintage

On occasion we come across rare and quality vintage pieces that we will purchase at wholesale prices, from folks like yourself. We also are happy to buy from estates, liquidators and collectors.

We are currently focusing on buying vintage men’s clothing from the 1970’s or before. Please refrain from sending us information or photos of vintage women’s clothing (unless it is a piece that is very rare and in excellent condition). You can get an idea of our current stock by browsing our website. If you’re in our local area we can schedule an appointment for you to bring in your clothing, or if you have a large quantity we can come to you.

Given the unique nature of vintage clothing prices can only be established once we see the individual pieces.

what type of men’s vintage?

Specifically, we are focusing on men’s vintage in the following categories:

  • 1940’s suits
  • Vintage Levi’s clothing from the 1960’s or before
  • Hawaiian shirts from the 1960’s or before
  • Vintage cotton tee shirts
  • Vintage military items
  • Vintage men’s motorcycle jackets
  • Other very rare men’s clothing

what about other vintage clothing?

If you believe that you have a very rare and quality piece (or more) of vintage clothing, please send us the following:

  • a picture
  • a short description (2-4 sentences max)

With that we can let you know if it is something we would be interested in purchasing.

what about my grandmother’s fur jacket or antique hats?

There are many fantastic vintage furs and hats out there. Unfortunately, we simply cannot buy them all. You will know if you have something extremely special or rare if there is no other like it on our website.

what about rags (used / mixed clothing)?

Currently we are buying baled thrift store clothing in unlimited quantities. We pay competitive market prices for used mixed clothing rags, purses, shoes and belts. Container loads outside our area are trucked shipping paid.

Smaller quantities of rags can be brought to Portland as often as needed or we can schedule a weekly pickup.

We also take donations for small amounts of clothing to keep the landfills free of usable textiles that are needed in developing countries.

looking to find out more? email us at our ’info’ box at monstervintage.com

what happens if I have clothing that monster vintage decides to purchase?

Pricing
After we have seen photos of your vintage clothing and determined that they are items we would like to purchase, we will send you an email with a price we would like to pay you. If the price works for you, we will send you payment via check or direct to your PayPal account. You are also welcome to send us a price you would like to be paid for the items.

Shipping
We will then begin a two-step shipping process (assuming you have many items for us). For the first step, we will send FED-EX to pick up a few of your items, to start with. After receiving your initial set of vintage items, we will determine if we would like to purchase more from you. In which case, the second step is that we will FED-EX back out to you to collect more items.

If you are outside of the Portland/Vancouver area we will arrange for a pick up with UPS. When your clothes arrive we’ll call or email you to go over the prices.

In order to easily expedite the FED-EX or UPS process to pick up a box of your vintage clothing, we will need the following information:

To schedule a pick up FED-EX or UPS will bring a pre-printed label. We will need your:

  • name
  • address
  • phone number (with area code)
  • a brief description of the contents in your shipment
  • the approximate size & weight of your shipment

Don’t forget to include your contact information inside the package. Clothing we do not buy can be returned or donated. Payments can be made through PayPal or by mail.

can I request monster vintage return the items I sold?

Once the mutual transaction agreement has been made, your clothing has been shipped to us and our payment has been received by you, this will be considered a final sale and one that cannot be reversed.

If the information below doesn’t answer all of your questions, drop a line to our ‘info’ box here at monstervintage.com

frequently answered questions

how do I pay?

There are many different options to pay at Monstervintage.com. After you have clicked the 'BUY' button from one of the merchandise 'ITEM' pages, you should be automatically transferred to the 'SHOPPING CART' page. This page should list the selected merchandise's: Item #, Description, Quantity, Price Each, & Total. If you want to continue shopping, click on the 'CONTINUE SHOPPING' button underneath, or if you have decided not to purchase the item/s listed, click the 'REMOVE' button inside the Item List.

If you are finished shopping and are ready to pay for your selection, select a method of payment from the choices listed: Credit Card, Personal Check, By Mail, By Telephone, or By Fax. Then click the 'CHECKOUT' button on the bottom. This will take you to the billing process page where you are required to fill out all the forms requested including: Billing Information, Shipping Information, and Choice of Shipping Method. If you are not ready to checkout yet, you can click on the 'BACK' button to continue shopping or modify your items in the shopping cart. Otherwise click the 'CONTINUE' button and follow any other steps requested in correspondence to the information you have given.

If you are completely unable to get to any of the points above...
then please feel free to call us to place an order by phone. Our number is: 1+(503) 236-7542 You can also place an order by Fax.  Our fax number is: 1+ (503-236-7542. Please fax the print out of invoice with merchandise information.  This will make it easier for us to find your selection in our 'Monster' warehouse.

are there special discounts or sale items?

Special prices are available through our 'WHOLESALE' option on our site. This is only available for bulk orders over 100 items and only after you are accepted as a wholesale member after completing our online registration. This is a great option for vintage clothing stores looking to stock up on cool clothing and accessories while saving huge amounts of cash and time from having to hunt  through tons of clothing. We have the 'Monster' stock your looking for!

We do not offer any special deals, annual sales, or surprise discounts.
All of our 'Monster' stock in clothing and accessories is a special deal because our online store is constantly updated with new merchandise including our special features for each item, such as 'CLOSE-UP' - Large image of merchandise, 'LABEL' - Picture showing the brand tag / brands named measurements / fabric, 'TEXTURE' - Image showing up close view fabric weave, feel, or pattern, and 'FLIP-SIDE' - Another view of item from the back, inside, or reversed. Plus, we also give you 'WRITTEN DESCRIPTIONS' to help you completely appreciate the quality and characteristics of each item we sell. That's why we believe that your getting the best possible price you can find anywhere online. We're 'Monster' from head to toe!

why can’t I see the merchandise pictures?

There are a few reasons that you might not be able to view specific merchandise pictures on your computer.

Our web-site uses dHTML to display pages in the merchandise section of the web-site, which is only supported by 'INTERNET EXPLORER 4.0 +' and 'NETSCAPE NAVIGATOR 4.0 +'. If you are running any other 'EARLIER BROWSER VERSION' then you can not view the 'IMAGES' in the 'GRAPHIC MERCHANDISE' pages. You can download the 'LATEST VERSIONS' of either of these browsers for 'FREE' from their company web-site.

If you only see 'WRITTEN DESCRIPTIONS' including the price and the 'BUY' option, then you are inside our 'SPEED BROWSE' section of our site. This section is a easy 'TEXT ONLY' version of our merchandise pages for quick searching of specific items and simple scanning of our 'Monster' stock. To see the 'GRAPHIC VERSION' of the merchandise, you can click on the 'HOME' link from the 'BOTTOM SITE LINKS' always located dead bottom of each 'BACKEND PAGE'. We truly are the 'Monster', aren't we?