Buying Policies


Golden Pearl Vintage Designer Clothing on Hangers

The Golden Pearl Vintage buys outright, by appointment only. Our goal is to make the buying process pleasant for everyone involved, so we can get your pieces into the arms of others that will love them as much as you did and give them another life. Please read our buying criteria and FAQs for information on selling your vintage goods.

Items must fit the following criteria:

  • We buy men's and women's clothing and accessories (hats, shoes, gloves, costume jewelry, ties, furs, etc.) We do not buy furniture or home goods. 
  • All items must be at least 25 years old (1990's & earlier)
  • Items must be in good condition (no tears, significant stains or odors). We aim for items in close to new condition, but know that they have had a previous life. We will take things with some minor flaws (wrinkling, split seams, missing buttons) and are more forgiving of conditional issues with items from the 1940's and earlier. DO NOT dry clean all your garments prior to your appointment. We cannot guarantee that you would recuperate those costs. Let us evaluate whether something needs to be cleaned and how. 
  • We do not buy traditional bridal. 

  

BUYING FAQ:

Q: Can I make an appointment for one item?

A: We prefer to buy in quantity, we do not book appointments for people with 10 items or less, unless they are very desirable styles. Email us pictures of your item to determine desirability.

Q: I'm going to be in your neighborhood with all of my things. Can I stop by without an appointment?

A: We understand that not everyone is great at planning, but we are a small operation with a single buyer. To save you time and energy, we prefer that you email to set up an appointment. If that is not possible, at least give us a call to make sure that buyer is available. Our buyer is juggling a lot between owning the store and being a single mom, so your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated. 

Q: I have a bunch of stuff from the 80's & 90's. Is that your jam?
A: Possibly. Starting with the 1980’s, we become much more selective on what styles we take in. We won't know until we see what you have. Feel free to email a few pictures to give us an idea of what you have. 
Q: How much will you pay me? Is it cash?
A: Pay is determined on a case-by-case evaluation. Many factors go into evaluating value, including age, rarity, quality, condition, size, and style. We aim to pay a fair competitive price for our area. We pay you via check or store credit (whichever you prefer). 
Q: I don't need money for my vintage. Can I just donate them?
A: Of course! We will find them a good home. Thanks for your generosity and for helping to keep this small business trucking along!
TO PROCEED WITH SELLING:

Your items fit the criteria above and you are ready to part with them? Great! Now we will set up an appointment with you. The best method is to email us (goldenpearlvintage@gmail.com) with a description of what you have and a few pictures. If they are items we are seeking, we will then set up an appointment and have you bring them in. We will then look through and choose what we are interested in and purchase them from you outright.

If you have too many items to bring in, such as someone’s entire wardrobe or house full, we can book a house visit where we come out to the home.

If you don't have/use email, you may also call the shop and speak with an associate (612-378-3978).