The world of vintage clothing is exploding, and the resale market is undoubtedly on the rise.
According to ThredUp’s 2019 Fashion Resale Report, the secondhand market will reach $51 billion in 2023 (up from last year’s $24 billion) with resale, thrift and donations driving growth. Capitalizing on the thrill of the hunt, sites like The Real Real, Poshmark, Depop and ThredUp are owning the online sector, and brick-and-mortar classics like Goodwill, Salvation Army and vintage boutiques are swiftly gaining clout.
ONE37pm is leaning into the trend. We followed an Indiana native as he visited every single Goodwill store in his state, asked Jordan Page of @veryadvanced to highlight ten vintage pieces that have stood the test of time and outlined the five places that aren’t garage sales for making a substantial profit on clothing. But with brands like Urban Outfitters and other mid-tier retailers printing ‘80s and ‘90s graphics on brand-new tees, it can be hard to tell what is authentic and what is a knock-off.
So, we tapped Thomas Huerta, a videographer at VaynerTalent with a penchant for vintage tees, to spill insider tips and tricks for identifying truly hidden gems worthy of a $40 price tag. “Someone’s trash is someone else’s treasure,” he says casually in a ONE37pm conference room. Proceed confidently, armed with these six bits of advice to score killer vintage T-shirts.