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RustyZipper.Com Vintage Clothing 866-387-5944

RustyZipper.Com Vintage Clothing

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866-387-5944 USA
503-980-1929 Oregon
(020) 3002-8263 UK

Hours Mon-Fri
Pacific: 9am-3pm
Mountain: 10am-4pm
Central: 11am-5pm
Eastern: Noon-6pm
UK: 5pm-11am

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Contact Info

Phone 866-387-5944 or 503-980-1929
(Mon-Friday 9am-3pm)

email: jen@rustyzipper.com


We are in our 20th year in business online! Launched in November 1995, RustyZipper.Com was the web's first vintage clothing store. Over the years, we've outgrown the spare closet & now have over 7,000 sq feet of warehouse space full of amazing stuff. We have thousands ( 32,611 to be exact ) of one-of-a-kind vintage clothing items from the 1940's through 1980's, all available to view & order online.

Who We Are

RustyZipper.Com Crew

In all, 10 people make up our team

  • Jen (Rusty Zipper owner) processes all orders and sources most of our vintage clothing
  • Tim keeps our warehouse organized & ships our orders
  • Joyce and Kati catalog our items for the website
  • Nicole handles customer service and wholesale sales and catalogs items in her spare time
  • Jessica sends our email newsletters and keeps our site fresh
  • Joey is our resident handyman
  • Lisa is our photographer extraordinaire
  • Don, Michele, and Marilyn tirelessly scout the western states for vintage finds

  • We treat our employees with the kindness & respect they extend to us and to our customers. We are happy to be able to provide a living wage, full employer paid medical & dental coverage, profit sharing, paid time off, family leave, tuition reimbursement and 401k retirement benefits.

    Where we are

    Our warehouse is located just outside of the rural farm town of Scotts Mills, Oregon (population 300). Sorry, our warehouse is not open to the public. (our wholesale location in Marquam, OR is open to buyers by appointment. We are 1 hour from Portland, OR)

    Our warehouse in the fall
    Rusty Zipper's warehouse in the fall

    Our Clothes

    Hawaiian Shirts, gabardine jackets, rayon neckties, bellbottoms, polyester disco shirts, leisure suits, you name it!

    Warehouse full of clothes
    7,200 square feet of vintage!

    You'll find thousands of unique vintage clothing items from the 1940's through 1980's. Most items are close to flawless and very reasonably priced.

    Since 1995, we've shipped our clothes to tens of thousands of delighted customers. We want you to be happy with your purchase. If something doesn't work out (for any reason), you may return it to us within 15 days for a refund - just send it back, no prior authorization needed. Sorry, shipping charges are not refundable.

    Restocking fees: No restocking fee on returns under $200
    Returns Exceeding $200 will be subject to a 15% restocking fee.
    Returns exceeding $400 will be subject to a 30% restocking fee.
    Returns exceeding $1000 will be subject to a 50% restocking fee.

    Returns must be postmarked within 15 days of receipt of your order.

    Ordering from us

    Ordering from RustyZipper.Com is easy! As you're browsing through our site, you can add items to your order. When you're done, just click the "your order" button or link to review and place your order.

    We take Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Paypal, Amazon Payments and Google Checkout and ensure your security by utilizing SSL technology. Don't want to use your credit card on the web? No problem -- just submit your order via our web site, leaving your credit card number blank & give us a call with your credit card information.

    At this time, we are not able to accept checks or money orders.

    We're based Oregon, the land of no sales tax. We will not charge you sales tax on any order. If you are outside of the US, you will be responsible for any taxes or duties your postal carrier may assess.

    Shipping Info

    We offer numerous shipping options (as fast as overnight delivery in the US). Upon adding an item to your order, all shipping options and prices are displayed, based on your order weight. International customers outside the USA are responsible for any customs charges.

    Orders placed before 11:30am Pacific Time on weekdays are shipped the same business day. After this time, orders are shipped the following business day.

    Our Commitment to Green

    Each year, we process over 40,000 pounds of previously worn, vintage clothing - meaning the clothes you are buying are reducing the need for new manfacturing.

    All of the electricity we use is purchased through Portland General's Green Power Oregon clean energy program. We use ultra low wattage convection heaters augmented by cleaner burning propane heat, low power florescent lighting, high efficiency low water usage appliances in our laundering process, and even offset the energy used by computers visiting our site by purchasing renewable energy certificates from third-party wind and solar farms through co2stats.com.

    We ship carbon neutral through UPS, with carbon offsets purchased each time we ship a package (not available to all countries).

    Our 6 acre facility hosts a 4 acre untouched wilderness area with a spring-fed pond that supports local wildlife including deer, elk, bobcat, cougar, and even bear!

    Green Energy

    Return Policy - Our Guarantee

    We do our best to make sure all of our items are accurately described. If you have questions regarding our sizes, please see our Sizing Charts.

    Item Descriptions will denote any flaws, such as tears, frays, stains, or discoloration.

    So we're hoping you'll be happy with your purchase. If not, send it back to us within 15 days, along with a copy of your receipt, and we'll credit back your credit card. Due in part to our arrangement with our consignment suppliers, we cannot accept returns exceeding 15 days. Sorry, shipping charges are not refundable.

    Restocking fees:
    No restocking fee on returns under $200
    Returns Exceeding $200 will be subject to a 15% restocking fee.
    Returns exceeding $400 will be subject to a 30% restocking fee.
    Returns exceeding $1000 will be subject to a 50% restocking fee.

    Returns must be postmarked within 15 days of receipt of your order.

    Contacting Us

    You may find answers to your questions here.

    Please feel free to email us at jen@rustyzipper.com.

    We can be reached by phone between 9am & 3pm Monday through Friday:

    Phone 866-387-5944 in US, or 503-980-1929

    "Ain't No Closet Deep Enough Depending on the crowd you hang with, the offerings at www.RustyZipper.Com might very well be construed as the beginnings of a very promising Halloween costume. Then again, there are those for whom bowling shirts, elisure suits and flared pants are high style. So long as you don't consider polyester the fashion equivalent of kryptonite, check out the site's 5,000 or so items; most date from the 1940s through '70s, though the feel is definitely more Bee Gees than Pointer Sisters. If you're always in persuit of that nexy shiny acetate disco shirt, welcome home." - Newsday, Oct 2000

    "...more than 5,000 vintage items from the '40s through the '80s, and KingPoodle.com, which features discount vintage clothing -- nothing over $10 -- from the same eras. Both are the brainchildren of clothing collectors who decided to channel their passion into virtual stores." - At Home With Mary Engelbreit, September 2000

    "Thousands of one-of-a-kind vintage-clothing items from the '40s through '70s. Check out sister site KingPoodle.com; you won't find anything over $12. Useless baubles for way cheap? Groovy"
    - TIME Digital, July 2000

    INC Magazine Web Site of The Week - August 26th, 1997

    "Still cursing the day mom gave away your favorite pair of dittos to the Salvation Army? Well, cry no more..."
    - Websight Magazine Hot Pick, August 1996

    "Welcome to the world's first virtual vintage clothing store. It was only a matter of time. The art of shopping and perusing the racks has gone cyber-savvy."
    - Willamette Week Newspaper - April '96

    Scotts Mills
    Our town of Scotts Mills, OR
    Population 300
    (photo: April, 2006)

    Summertime at RustyZipper


    Wholesale Location
    Our wholesale shop in historic Marquam, OR

    Kid friendly offices
    our kid friendly offices

    little helpers
    little helpers

    the wilds
    our 4 acre wilderness area

  • Orders placed before 11:30am Pacific Mon-Fri, are shipped that day. After 11:30am, orders are shipped the next business day.
  • We ship US Orders via Ground, 2nd day, or Overnight Delivery. We also ship to most countries worldwide.
  • Shipping rates and options are shown upon adding items to your order.
  • Returns: We want you to love your purchase - if you don't, return it within 15 days for a refund (shipping not refundable)
  • Copyright 1995-2013 Rusty Zipper™ Vintage Clothing - Privacy Policy

    Questions? View our Help Page or contact Jen at jen@rustyzipper.com

    Phone 866-387-5944 in US, or 503-980-1929 outside US (Mon-Fri 8am-3pm PST)

    UK (020) 3002-8263 (Mon-Fri 5pm-11pm London time)

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