Jules, mike and Gunner the Greyhound

OUR BEGINNINGS

AMERIVINTAGE WAS ESTABLISHED IN 2019 IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA.

MIKE MCHUGH, WITH THE HELP OF HIS PARTNER, JULIE URSEL, BROUGHT THE IDEA TO LIFE AFTER MANY TRIPS TO THRIFT STORES IN AUSTRALIA AND ALL OVER THE WORLD.

JULES, ORIGINALLY FROM ONTARIO, CANADA, AND MIKE, WHO ALSO LIVED AND WORKED IN CANADA AND AMERICA, HAVE COLLECTED A LARGE RANGE OF VINTAGE CLOTHING FROM ALL OVER NORTH AMERICA, AND THE WORLD.

WE STARTING SELLING ONLINE (THROUGH THIS VERY WEBSITE) VERY SLOWLY (AN ORDER HERE AND THERE), AND BEFORE LONG WE WERE SHIPPING OUT 50 ORDERS A WEEK, AND TURNED OVER $50,000 IN LESS THAN A YEAR – NOT BAD FOR A SIDE HUSTLE!

2020 AND THE MARKET WENT CRAZY! SALES WERE INCREASING MONTH ON MONTH. MORE AND MORE RESELLERS WERE POPPING UP EVERYDAY – AND MANY REACHING OUT TO US WANTING TO PURCHASE AND RESELL! SO, WE DECIDED TO CHANGE OUR DIRECTION, AND MOVE FROM RETAIL TO WHOLESALE.

WE SEARCHED FOR RELIABLE PARTNERS ALL OVER THE WORLD WHO WE WANTED TO WORK WITH – WHO COULD PROVIDE QUALITY ITEMS FOR A FAIR PRICE. THIS TOOK US TO SOUTH ASIA, WERE WE PARTNERED UP WITH A TEAM WHO IMPORTS CONTAINERS OF VINTAGE CLOTHING FROM USA, CANADA, UK, EUROPE AND AUSTRALIA.

IT MIGHT SOUND STRANGE THAT WE ENDED UP WORKING WITH A TEAM IN SOUTH ASIA WHO DEALS WITH VINTAGE CLOTHING – BUT THIS IS A HUGE SORTING HUB FOR THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY. MANY OTHER VINTAGE WHOLESALERS ALSO SOURCE HERE!

AT THE BEGINNING OF 2021, WE LAUNCHED AMERIVINTAGE WHOLESALE. A FEW HICCUPS AND HURDLES ALONG THE WAY AS WE CHANGED OUR DIRECTION. SHIPPING DELAYS BECAUSE OF COVID ALSO DIDN’T HELP. BEFORE LONG, WE WERE GETTING ORDERS EACH WEEK FROM RESELLERS ALL OVER AUSTRALIA.

ONCE WE BOTH RETURN BACK TO AUSTRALIA (LATE 2021), WE PLAN TO OPEN UP OUR OWN WAREHOUSE AND KEEP STOCK ON HAND IN MELBOURNE FOR MORE CONTROL AND FASTER SHIPPING TIMES TO CUSTOMERS!

OUR LOVE OF VINTAGE CLOTHING AND GIVING A SECOND (OR THIRD) CHANCE OF LIFE TO A PIECE OF CLOTHING IS OUR PASSION.