Announcement Rust Belt Threads strives to bring you an eclectic selection of hand picked vintage clothing, vintage barware, and vintage home decor. Domestic items are shipped via USPS First Class or Priority mail w/ free delivery confirmation. Worldwide shipping, too! Instagram: @rustbeltthreads Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/rustbeltthreads
Rust Belt Threads strives to bring you an eclectic selection of hand picked vintage clothing, vintage barware, and vintage home decor. Domestic items are shipped via USPS First Class or Priority mail w/ free delivery confirmation. Worldwide shipping, too! Instagram: @rustbeltthreads Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/rustbeltthreads
- All 181
- 50% OFF SALE 31
- Vintage Dresses 68
- Vintage Sweaters / Tops 33
- Vintage Skirts / Bottoms 7
- Vintage Coats / Blazers 4
- Vintage Shoes 4
- Vintage Accessories 3
- Vintage Home and Living 25
- Vintage Menswear 1
- Vintage Swim / Lingerie 4
Katie W. on Aug 31, 2016
The sizing of this sweater didn't end up working out unfortunately, but Amanda was nothing but prompt and helpful in her replies to my messages and her service. Could not recommend this shop more! Thanks again, Amanda.
handpicked eclectic vintage
I'm a big believer in vintage. My vintage collecting started in the mid 90's and has been strong ever since. One day my closet burst and Rust Belt Threads was born.
Rust Belt Threads is run out of my apartment that I share with my husband, and our cat, Toulouse, in the westside of Buffalo, NY. I have a strong passion for vintage, especially mid century modern design. 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.
I'm over the moon about mid century barware pieces, and have sold a few pieces to the tv series Mad Men. My shop, Rust Belt Threads, also offers a selection of hand picked vintage clothing and decor ranging from the 1920s through the 1980s.
Enter Rust Belt Threads: http://www.etsy.com/shop/RustBeltThreads
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
Frequently asked questions
Measurements are taken laying flat and are now doubled when applicable (bust, waist, hips). The size is just an estimate (unless stated on the tag), 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.
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 cleaned before wear.
NY State Residents
8.75% sales tax added for NY state residents.
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.
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.
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!