eclectic vintage clothing, barware, and decor

Buffalo, New York
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Announcement    Rust Belt Threads strives to bring an eclectic collection of hand picked vintage clothing, barware, and home decor. For sneak peeks & more follow on instagram @rustbeltthreads


Last updated on Jun 7, 2019

Rust Belt Threads strives to bring an eclectic collection of hand picked vintage clothing, barware, and home decor. For sneak peeks & more follow on instagram @rustbeltthreads



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About RustBeltThreads

Sales 4,866
On Etsy since 2009

handpicked eclectic vintage

I'm a big believer in vintage. My vintage collecting started in the mid 90s and has been strong ever since. One day my closet burst and Rust Belt Threads was born.

My shop, Rust Belt Threads, offers a selection of hand picked vintage clothing and decor ranging from the 1920s through the 1990s. Rust Belt Threads is run out of my house that I share with my husband in Buffalo, NY. I'm a big fan of mid century modern design and 60s and 70s fashion. I love finding and collecting mid century barware pieces, and have sold a few pieces to the tv series Mad Men. I'm lucky enough to live in a city that is rich with history, has gorgeous architecture, and fantastic hidden treasures waiting to be found.

Enter Rust Belt Threads:

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  • Amanda

    Owner, Curator

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Last updated on May 11, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Sizing details

Measurements are taken laying flat and are doubled when applicable (bust, waist, hips). The size is just an estimate, and vintage sizes are different than modern sizes. Please use measurements to ensure proper fit. To determine whether a vintage item will fit you is to compare the measurements given with that of a similar garment that does fit you.

Care instructions

Glassware: I assume no responsibility for glassware once you have received/used it. 99% of vintage glassware cannot handle a dishwasher and should only be hand washed with care. It's best to use a mild detergent and soft sponge, towel, or even your hand when washing these glasses.

Clothing: Most of my items are cleaned before listed, but it's always best to rewash or dry clean before wear.

Sales Tax

Etsy now collects sales tax on purchases according to your state rules.

When Buying Vintage

All items are pre-owned, please expect natural wear. I do my best to note flaws but may overlook small things from time to time.

Detailed and accurate measurements are provided on every item that is listed. It is the buyers responsibility to check the measurements and ensure it will fit properly.

Materials can degrade over time, which is something you should keep in mind, particularly when buying vintage shoes. I do my best to check over each item for any flaws or material degradations. However, I do not have the ability to know how much wear a vintage item can handle before it becomes unwearable/unusable.

Return Info

I do accept returns on items. Items must be unworn and sent back in the same condition as they were sent. Please contacting me within 5-14 business days of receiving your item.

Other Info

Some garments might be clipped to show how the clothing should fit properly. Colors vary from monitor to monitor. Accessories not included, unless stated in the listing. Please consider this when purchasing.

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions or problems with any purchase!


I do offer layaway for items in the shop. Please contact me to set up a payment plan.