We are in our 23th 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 9,000 sq feet of warehouse space full of amazing stuff. We have thousands ( 34,770 to be exact ) of one-of-a-kind vintage clothing items from the 1940's through 1980's, all available to view & order online.
At Rusty Zipper, we carry Hawaiian shirts, gabardine jackets, rayon neckties, bellbottoms, polyester disco shirts, leisure suits, you name it! We have enough vintage to fill over 9,000 square feet!
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.
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!
Who We Are
In all, 8 people make up our team
- Jen (owner) processes all orders and sources most of our vintage clothing
- Tim keeps our warehouse organized & ships our orders
- Joyce catalogs our items for the website
- Nicole handles customer service and wholesale sales and catalogs items in her spare time
- Derek photographs our items and specializes in Ugly Christmas Sweaters
- Don, Michele, and Marilyn tirelessly scout the western states for vintage finds
We treat our employees with the same kindness & respect they extend to us and to our customers. We are happy to be able to provide a living wage, paid time off, family leave, profit sharing, and 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, also in Scotts Mills, OR is open to buyers by appointment. We are 1 hour from Portland, OR)