RAG HOUSES

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THE GREAT­EST COL­LEC­TOR’S SE­CRET

These fa­cil­i­ties sort tons of used, do­nated cloth­ing be­fore sell­ing in bulk to re­cy­clers and re­sellers. But vin­tage buy­ers of­ten come to buy select shirts or by the pound—even though most rag houses and buy­ers won’t ad­mit it. “Peo­ple pro­tect them as part of their cre­ative as­sets,” says Jessica Humphrey, founder of Vic­tory Press, who has shopped at many. To get in: Find some­one who’s been, ask for an in­tro, and of­fer to pay the rag house for en­try.

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