Question ID# - 128
I'd like to know what "dead stock vintage" is. Thanks!
Dead stock refers to the back room inventory of a business that has gone out
of sale or ended. Dealers may discover the inventory, unused and unsold, in the
back room of an out-of-business store and have a fresh supply of new, unused, vintage clothing that has never been worn. Consumer demands often made style and trend changes happen before the store owners could sell
all of their stock, and so they would warehouse it. Over the years, if store owners didn't send it off to charity, declare a tax loss, or have a mammoth sale, they would wind up with "dead stock". Dead stock from the 1950-1980's is still out
there in hidden pockets..It's rarer to find garments from before WWII. Pre-1920 items
won't be in profusion because clothing was not mass produced.
|8/30/2005 7:20:41 AM