Vintage Vantage Outage

July 21, 2010 by Jimmy J  · 2 Comments  

Sadly, one of the godfathers of vintage t-shirts on eBay has just announced they’re shutting down. Somebody please hold me. VV was my main inspiration for jumping in to the eBay vintage t-shirt world in 2004. I was in awe at the prices their auctions fetched for non-band tees that were attainable at my local thrift shop. Better yet, every aspect of their online presence exuded the good times they were having while “working”. I just have to do this, it’s so simple!…thought I.

Yeah right.

Their customized auction templates were the bomb at the time (so was the expression “the bomb”) and each one brought a sense of humor to eBay that I had never seen before. Ridiculous props and poses that’s what VV was all about. Their pioneering practices have been passed down to every new generation of eBay’s vintage vendors, so Vintage Vantage, we officially salute you.

As for their merch, they’re hosting an everything must go half-price discount on all their in-house designs. But I’m sure you’re more interested in the goings on with their true vintage top shelf shirts…we’ve emailed them as to their fate, so stay tuned. Who knows maybe you’ll be able to score that legendary My Adidas RUN DMC tee for half price?

Here’s a tear jerking flashback of VV’s evolution on the web.

Good luck VV crew. Fresh for ever.

  • Hermosa Vintage

    Another one bites the dust! I wonder why established sellers call it quits?

  • Thriftstore Cowboy Vintage

    If I quit, I’d have to take up something really intense to fill my time. Taking large quantities of hard drugs comes to mind. . .