NJ Fashion | Udelco Co.


With thousands of retail stores all over our wonderful Garden State, you are sure to find something to add to your wardrobe. The question is how many other people just added that same item to their wardrobe as well? There is nothing worse than getting complimented on your new blouse … from a girl … wearing that new blouse. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, I am a self-proclaimed ‘mall mouse’, however, purchasing ALL of your items from the local mall tends to make you blend in, when your wardrobe is where you should be attempting to stand out.

Udelco is a wholesale vintage clothing distributor located at 210 6th Ave in New Jersey. They house tons of vintage clothing that are actually from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s, not just made to mimic these decades Udelco with an outrageous 2012 price tag (Sorry, Urban Outfitters). Stored in cardboard boxes, clothing is stacked from floor to ceiling. With no sense of rhyme or reason, these boxes are labeled with exactly what’s inside. Surrounded by ’80’s sweaters’, ‘60’s hippie skirts’ and ‘fake fur from the 70’s’ may be a bit overwhelming. Where are these clothes coming from exactly? I’m not too sure. So take a breath (but not too deep, vintage overload does tend to smell … vintage) and be prepared to dig.

Coats, jerseys, button up tops, sweaters, blouses, long skirts, short skirts, flare jeans, acid washed jeans, converse, cowboy boots… the list can go on and on. With all items ranging from $3-$20, price is never an issue when wanting these one of a kind items. Can’t decide between those wide leg purple paisley pants or that super sassy sequin sweater from the 80’s? Grab them both.. It’s going to cost less than some diner soup.

Whether you’re looking for an ugly Christmas sweater for a party this weekend, or willing to add some super cool vintage pieces into your closet, at even cooler non-vintage prices, hop on over to Hawthorne. Intimidating at first, but worth it after it’s washed, Udelco’s clothing is sure to provide that vintage vibe to your standard mall wardrobe.

By Sara Tencza

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