This Rags-To-Riches Business Has Beat The Retail Apocalypse (HBO)

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    Traffic on the corner of Melrose and Fuller regularly comes to a halt here on any given Saturday, as shoppers from near and far dart through traffic in designer sneakers. They’re trying to get from one Round Two store to the next.

    A few years ago, this corner was empty. Now it’s Round Two’s block, or “village,” as owner Sean Wotherspoon calls it, with its three stores clustered for a unique retail experience. In the Round Two vintage store, shoppers comb through vintage Polo jackets, Janet Jackson tour T-shirts, and other rare vintage finds, some with $200 pricetags. Next door, customers in the main store are hanging out more than shopping. Some are just taking it all in - they’ve only seen the place on Round Two’s DE-film show. The third store, dedicated to Round Two’s own branded merchandise, is hosting a pop-up event for a young New York designer. The DJ is in the back setting up for the evening’s party. There’s a chance A$AP Nast will come by.

    It’s brick-and-mortar gold in the era of the “retail apocalypse.” Along with Round Two’s other stores, they clock estimated annual sales of about $20 million.

    Wotherspoon, 29, started collecting vintage clothes in a 10-by-10 storage unit in Richmond, Virginia, in 2013. Locals would come by for rare clothes that were sourced from thrift stores or flea markets for few dollars. There was such a demand that Wotherspoon teamed up with a couple friends and opened an official brick-and-mortar across town. They began to film their day-to-day operation and interactions with customers inside the store and published the hourlong episodes on DE-film. “The Show” became an in-house advertising and content factory. The videos drew a loyal following, even some who’d never stepped foot in the store.

    Six years later, the Round Two vintage empire has expanded to hip sections of several destination cities. Each store -- they’re in New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Richmond-- is an antidote to the cold pretention of retailers like Supreme and Kith, while also managing to avoid vintage-store musty. In each location, the stock reflects regional tastes. Vintage Disneyland shirts fly off the racks in the Miami location. Film and music merchandise sells great in Los Angeles. New Yorkers love old Polo and Supreme. The highly curated, massive supply of priceless ‘90s gear, sports memorabilia, and fashion odds and ends is what keeps the hype going, along with an army of Round Two fans endlessly posting on Instagram about their finds and experiences.

    “The Show” has became a star-studded event, and there’s talks of it moving to a larger platform.

    “We just wanted to document what we were doing, and ended up turning it into a show. We put it on DE-film, and that's what got us recognition, like, outside of Virginia. That made us able to expand out here, and then international,” Wotherspoon explained to VICE NEWS.

    VICE News tagged along with Wotherspoon on a shopping trip to a huge rag house where he stocked up with about $2,000 worth of Madonna tour shirts, 1970s denim, and other vintage finds - to be resold at his stores for about 30 percent more.

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Joaquin Banuelos
Joaquin Banuelos

Recycling clothes is pretty environmentally friendly. I personally wouldn't pay that much for used clothes but it's pretty dope that people are creating good looks out of what would otherwise be wasted fabric and labor. Also, great opportunity to sell those funky concert tees you bought years back and never wore.

Vor 3 years
Shashirekha kamle
Shashirekha kamle

Agreed

Vor year
Jugg N
Jugg N

@Jkrub nope, that's the law of supply and demand

Vor 2 years
Morning Dre
Morning Dre

THIS ! And yes value is subjective, like why people would by a $1000 smartphone while there are many cheaper options that have the same specs ?

Vor 2 years
Sidney Boo
Sidney Boo

@William Bjork Amen on that. They arent pointing a gun to anyones head to force anyone to buy. If someone wants to buy a 30,000 hand bag, why cant consumers buy a 200 dollar shirt? Its their money.

Vor 3 years
V. P. N
V.       P.         N

Its just a fad and trendy like animal fur was in tbe 60s

Vor 3 years
Anonymous Lurker
Anonymous Lurker

Good on them. They tapped into a niche market. Not that many people wanna scour the thriftshops for hours. They’re basically the intermediary for hypebeasts.

Vor 3 years
LeJames Bron
LeJames Bron

They do now

Vor 7 Monate
alex carter
alex carter

Having a store that you can go to and *know* you'll find stuff you want, is gold. That's what these guys are doing. It looks like they're super organized and keep the place clean which is a big plus.

Vor year
Sue Totten
Sue Totten

About 5 years ago my brothers and I went to their tiny shop in Richmond when they first started. I was 13 and most of the stuff wasn’t for me, a girl, but I remember being so blown away with what they had made. So happy to see they’ve been so successful!!!

Vor 3 years
Michael Destil
Michael Destil

70 percent of their profit comes from hype clothes not vintage

Vor 3 years
N C
N C

Well not anymore

Vor 2 Monate
KR Antonio
KR Antonio

at least these clothes don't end up in landfills

Vor year
Vi Mos.
Vi Mos.

Serious? Vintage has major profit margins, $1 tee and sell it for $100. Most their hype shut is bought at a resell price also

Vor year
C R
C R

Their pre-owned clothing isn’t vintage by definition either, it’s retro

Vor year
llahhsoj
llahhsoj

@Alonzo Lopez Brands like Supreme and the Off White/ Nike shoe collaborations.

Vor 2 years
Macy Miller
Macy Miller

Why are people hating on this? Recycling clothes is the best fashion trend that could have ever happened to this planet, and good for this guy for making a profit from it. Dudes living my dream honestly. I'm sure his success has a lot to do with marketing, and he knows what people want to buy. He's not just selling your old sweatpants you donated to Goodwill.

Vor 3 years
some guy with a bird face
some guy with a bird face

Skin problems

Vor 11 Monate
Jasonlilmason
Jasonlilmason

Its exactly what he is doing

Vor 2 years
The Other Side
The Other Side

*Only a good business man knows how to sell overpriced items to fools. Kudos to this guy.*

Vor 3 years
Max Ali
Max Ali

Lol I can’t believe how stupid some people are that maddona shirt looks awful and bad quality.

Vor 3 years
Omar Montoya
Omar Montoya

Its not about where the clothes come from. It's about the rarity and condition like any other commodity. "Vintage" is relative, but the quality and uniqueness of clothes made in places like Korea during the 80's 90's is undeniably.

Vor 3 years
Steve A
Steve A

I disagree, this is not high fashion. These are mass produced items which most of us throw away in the trash, some people don’t and they end up here. When supreme puts a music icon on a tee, then people want similar tees, especially these rich hypebeast kids. All the other shit in that warehouse is worth the same, just is not in fashion at the moment. If you go to Poland or Eastern European countries they have tons and tons of secondhand clothing warehouses and stores with items less than a dollar, even fur coats...but they don’t have the hypebeasts like they do in rich countries.

Vor 3 years
BlackAshyninja
BlackAshyninja

Please don't explain. If you know you know.

Vor 3 years
Alec Heff
Alec Heff

I went to Round Two Hollywood last summer. I brought some vintage tees and they cashed me out for nearly $500 cash. A short trip to the store gave me some extra $p£nds for my holiday. The staff in the vintage store were super cool and polite. Sean was dealing with people near the entrance as we were leaving, he stopped his conversation, turned around and thanked us for coming into the store. SUPER nice dude! I'm glad they're doing so well. Great guys with a real passion for what they do.

Vor 3 years
KR Antonio
KR Antonio

seller to buyer connection is one of the most important thing in business success

Vor year
Mackee Jack
Mackee Jack

@John Doe ill take them

Vor year
uino
uino

John Doe bruh relax it’s not that deep

Vor 2 years
Sevenn
Sevenn

@john doe bro your not funny😂 just stop trying we get it your mad cause he’s making mad profit off other people’s clothes

Vor 2 years
John Doe
John Doe

Aldaz Muñiz You think if I bring my vintage Power Ranger undies they’ll give me something? They do have some 20 year old skid marks on them, but otherwise they’re in good condition. I wonder if I’ll be able to see Sean at the store and I’ll be able to sell him my vintage adidas socks with holes in them, the holes add to the aesthetic btw so maybe I’ll charge extra.

Vor 3 years
Looking For A Name
Looking For A Name

I love the environmental significance of initiatives like that. I would never buy things over there though, it takes away from the creative process of finding what you personnally like in a thrift store. And it costs way too much.

Vor 2 years
ミIɳƚҽɾɠαʅαƈƚιƈ Sραƈҽ Kιƚƚҽɳ
ミIɳƚҽɾɠαʅαƈƚιƈ Sραƈҽ Kιƚƚҽɳ

I love it. Get yours dude. Especially in a time like this, if you can succeed with a store like that, you're killing it. The way he interacts with his customers goes quite a long way. He knows what's up.

Vor 2 years
VeevLoot
VeevLoot

Props to Sean for being an eco warrior and keeping these things out of landfills!!!

Vor 3 years
Quirk
Quirk

Honestly Sean is an inspiration when I heard he was coming out with a pair of shoes with Nike I was hyped then sneaker resellers took all the pairs

Vor 2 years
Angel Quiroz
Angel Quiroz

The bad thing about this “vintage” trend is the overpriced clothing for cheap shirts. It’s hard to find unique shirts, but the only good thing is once you find a unique shirt it’s totally worth the time invested. Either way the price you pay for someone else finding a shirt is not justified enough, although, arguably you could say you paying for the time they took. This shouldn’t be $60 -$200 for a vintage look shirt. This should be a go and find yourself and grind for the look you want. The experience and reward is totally worth it.

Vor 2 years
Tanaka Selman
Tanaka Selman

Great story of how passion meets opportunity, I hope they are one of the vanguards to affect the apparel industry to go back to an appropriation model...H&M and Zara have made clothing too disposable!

Vor 3 years
WHITE LION
WHITE LION

He's right when he says the retail stores closing suck. Many of those brands have lost touch as to why customers liked the brands to begin with. Also brands need to adapt and some don't. 😳

Vor 3 years
headyboii
headyboii

Vintage has always been in style ever since fashion has been a thing. Now with the e-sale boom taking all the shops out he’s sweeping up the market

Vor 3 years
Tyler
Tyler

the vintage craze started a couple of years ago when celebs started wearing vintage rock tees and stuff. something is nice about a tee that naturally worn and washed for 20 years. and it’s nostalgic to people to see stuff they’ve loved when they were kids. So I understand that, but i’ll never understand the crazy prices from buying from people like round two. Just check the thrifts, and don’t pay this absurd middleman fee.

Vor 3 years
Jack Engstrom
Jack Engstrom

Wasn’t expecting that $20 million. Sean’s been killing the game and Vintage is only expanding

Vor 3 years
Brian Perticari
Brian Perticari

Dude is a genius. Perfectly blended marketing, social media and business!!! Good On him.

Vor 2 years
Jessica Aguirre
Jessica Aguirre

I really love him and his demeanor, I love that he's having all of this success Bravo, kudos to him for helping the planet by recycling clothes/ shoes and making a ton of money in the process. 😍

Vor year
Jacey Chmelar
Jacey Chmelar

If the world stayed humble like Sean it would be a better planet.

Vor 3 years
Kira Anastasia Andersen
Kira Anastasia Andersen

Its SO HARD finding cool old stuff, i love that he’s doing the hard work and the consumer pays for it. People in these comments wear 2 dollar t shirts made by 8 year olds and think theyre superior

Vor year
dirty halo
dirty halo

I'm so happy to hear that they have actual locations. Places that you can go with your friends or maybe a kinda date night. Online shopping is taking away the experience. I would walk into a Footlocker or a Champs and I spot the kicks I've been eyeing for months ..ask if they got my size.. SOLD! I couldnt wait to rock them. We didn't have money like that but she made sure me and my sisters had one pair of new kicks ( the Nike AIR Uptempos .. Reeboks Classic.. my Grant Hill Filas!!! OMG with my Starter jacket!! Whhhattt no one can tell me nothing!!!) Kids dont need another reason to stay in the house they have plenty of those. Were getting lazier and lazier.. I can stay in my chair and go food shopping!!!! Whhhaaat.. come on..

Vor 2 years
Ajay Lindbo
Ajay Lindbo

I love seeing these videos on round 2 I love everything about their business and if I ever started up one I would want to try and follow their blueprint

Vor 3 years
jeronnamoe
jeronnamoe

i wish i had thought of something like this. I'm broke but my old clothes i usually donate. I mean clothes that are in excellent shape. Shoes as well. I'm glad things are getting a second chance and not being thrown in the garbage.

Vor year
Elizabeth Munson
Elizabeth Munson

I wouldn’t call it vintage just used clothing. I had a vintage store during 1979-1985. We had the real deal back then!

Vor 3 years
Killacamfoo O.G.
Killacamfoo O.G.

Respect, these dudes are real entrepreneurs.

Vor 3 years
Bric
Bric

James Herr Cause the shit ain’t a thrift store lol dude said he was a real entrepreneur not that he had the best “thrift” store in the world

Vor 3 years
John J
John J

Killacamfoo O.G. Not even tho lived across the street from there 1st store in RVA Not even one of the best thrifts in Richmond

Vor 3 years
Lee Bollinger
Lee Bollinger

Love it. Love the guys and the show and the store.

Vor 3 years
Robyn Mcsharry
Robyn Mcsharry

I love charity shops and car boot sales. Friendly, sustainable, varied, and someone will already have done the horrible job of breaking in new clothes/shoes. I buy most of my clothes second hand.

Vor 3 years
Hector Cortez-aponte-cabrera
Hector Cortez-aponte-cabrera

Good for him. Found a market and he’s killing it. Cheers!

Vor 2 years
Carlos Rodriguez
Carlos Rodriguez

A big aspect of round two is definitely the community and the culture they have created.

Vor 3 years
Alicia
Alicia

It's nice that he actually pays a kind of fair amount for the items instead of just going by the pound which alot of people would do and make like a 💯 percent profit

Vor 3 years
teylahh
teylahh

This reminds me of something they do at Urban Outfitters that I learned about while working there. They have a brand called “Urban Renewal” and pretty much the company hires people to buy a bunch of vintage shit at places like this and sell it for a ridiculous price. Once I learned that the Urban renewal brand was overpriced used clothes I never purchased it again lol

Vor 3 years
Parvati
Parvati

This is also good for the environment, lets hope big retail brands follow suit.

Vor 3 years
Maria Woo
Maria Woo

I'm not sure... if the customers fly in from Australia and Mexico? They have to wear those shoes for the rest of their lives to make even out the carbon footprint. Pun intended ;)

Vor 3 years
Parvati
Parvati

@AlphaX I mean, there's more to these topics than YouTube videos. But I guess. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Vor 3 years
simply.s
simply.s

Brands like Topshop and Urban Outfitters have had an overpriced vintage section for years

Vor 3 years
Parvati
Parvati

@AlphaX Beacuse it's cheaper? Really? Have you even been to a store in the past few years? If anything, your ignorance is showing buddy.

Vor 3 years
Parvati
Parvati

@AlphaX Given how agribusiness companies reacted to the GMO and gluten free trends, I think they will "waste their time". People end up making decisions with their wallets my guy. Not hard to figure out.

Vor 3 years
Auth
Auth

“If your brick-and-mortar is dying I think you suck” lmao a legend

Vor 3 years
Tweety USNews
Tweety USNews

He's back to the foundation of retail success. Experience, physical live in store experience. Bam priceless.

Vor 3 years
Diana Ochoa
Diana Ochoa

I do something similar and it’s a lot of work ! Sadly there’s not many vintage items here in Mexico but ,some pay good money . However ,it’s a lot of hard work considering that people still want to buy new clothes instead of recycled clothing

Vor 3 years
Darren On Demand
Darren On Demand

Great to see that there is still a call for old style clothing...people will start pulling their hair out knowing they have thrown 1000s of dollars away

Vor 2 years
Ky
Ky

This helps the environment! This is why I thrift!

Vor year
Rebecca Jones
Rebecca Jones

He hit the nail on the head! People want the experience and the story more than they want the object itself. Retailers are dying because they're annoying.

Vor 3 years
benjamin anderson
benjamin anderson

These guys made hustling an art. Respect!

Vor 2 years
Behzey
Behzey

love sean and the squad also mad love to the OG Richmond crew... the NY store is not what i would of hoped it to be. i see why sean stays in LA, you cant recreate the old vibes but you can make new ones.

Vor 3 years
OldSoul 1993
OldSoul 1993

This guy is awesome!! You can tell he loves what he does!!

Vor 3 years
Zach vu
Zach vu

They honestly got lucky that Sean brought his friend gram into the picture. Without him there would be no videography hens no round 2

Vor year
Mathilda Täubel
Mathilda Täubel

I love sean he’s finally making a change in the game

Vor 2 years
INTR1NSIC RULES
INTR1NSIC RULES

Supply and demand. I’m going to have a store like this one day

Vor 3 years
Face In The Crowd
Face In The Crowd

Great story!! I really hope he's still doing well even with the lockdowns

Vor year
Matt Ramirez
Matt Ramirez

I can't stop laughing at all the millennials who think that this is innovative...when they are just being sold stuff they could get at a Goodwill store...but hats off to these guys for figuring out how clueless these millennials really are.

Vor 3 years
b-b
b-b

Hunting is the fun part of thrifting. Ill never understand how people buy this high price crap. Look for your own treasures, its better and cheaper

Vor 3 years
Lola Jenkins
Lola Jenkins

@Media Guy you are missing the point, its sourcing these rare items that takes alot of time and effort, you cant just walk into any thrift and find a rare vintage piece worth 500 as soon as you walk in. I would rather pay more at a vintage store who has done that work for me. Making a profit is how every business works, if you have no profit then you have no business. A cake-maker can charge upwards of 150 for a cake, when you could just buy the ingredients for 20 and make it yourself. People will pay for the convenience of having others do the work

Vor year
Media Guy
Media Guy

@Lola Jenkins a tank of gas (if that) and a couple dollars per clothing item which they turn around and sell for 500 is not much effort.

Vor year
manictiger
manictiger

​@Βενιαμίν They wouldn't say it in real life, because a million beggars will spawn from the warp to harass them. But if rich people never said anything on the internet, then we wouldn't have... Elon Musk Robert Kiyosaki Graham Stephan Meet Kevin Investment Joy Me Warrior Trading Etc. Stop making assumptions. By the way, most of those have the same things in common: super damn frugal. Warren buffet drives a generic car and wears T-shirts.

Vor year
Βενιαμίν
Βενιαμίν

@manictiger I can see you’re point and you got the money but you’re aint rich 🤑 I met rich people everyday before covid strikes and they wouldn’t say they have money nor they’re rich. But I get your point 👍

Vor year
Lola Jenkins
Lola Jenkins

you have to understand that people sometimes want something very specific, like 80s levi dungarees or a new york yankees sweatshirt from the 90s for example. Finding that item by chance at your local thrift is extremely unlikely. However vintage stores like this one make it easier for people to find an item they want and also is great for people like myself who only wear vintage so going to a store that ONLY sells vintage is like heaven to me. I dont wanna dig through tons of modern crap to find one vintage item that i might not even like at a thrift. I also respect the prices at these vintage stores because you are paying for their time and effort of finding rare items, and other overhead costs of running a business. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL VINTAGE STORES

Vor year
Keith Andrew
Keith Andrew

So glad I'm smart enough to go to the Thrift Store myself and find awesome stuff for next to nothing. Once got an Oscar De La Renta suit for $11 didn't need tailoring just cleaned it n wore it.

Vor 3 years
Isabel Rodriguez
Isabel Rodriguez

That's great, suits and office attire can be expensive at full price and some stores price accordingly. Looks like you were able to get a deal and not have to repair or get extensive cleaning done. Thrift stores should continue to keep prices low so those on a budget can dress for success.

Vor year
The Canadian American
The Canadian American

props to the guy for selling these fools something that he bought at village store

Vor 3 years
Media Guy
Media Guy

@Aloha Tigers yeah, anybody who puts their future on old clothes in thrift stores is doing it wrong. All my thrift stores don’t even have vintage stuff anymore, it all goes straight to eBay. Dudes like this are what ruined the game, they claim to be all artsy and hip but they are no different then the evil rich people they hate so much.

Vor year
Aloha Tigers
Aloha Tigers

@Jessica Eschright Because nobody has the time for that. I can invest and make more money in 3 years than you going to cheap store searching for “profit”. Because I can USE MY TIME WISELY and develop a skill. By the time it’s 20 years of investing and 20 years of developing lots of skills, you’re more likely become a millionaire rather than survive on cheap junk because “Muuuuuhhhhh thrift store hunters we so guuuuoood we make guuud prooofiiit” I would rather invest than waste time

Vor year
Bryan King
Bryan King

Vintage is not “junk” because that junk could actually make you a lot of money!!

Vor 2 years
Taz
Taz

Lol for 20 dollars I can get 10 t-shirts from my local vantage store

Vor 2 years
MangosForLife
MangosForLife

It’s the nostalgia that sells. That moment in time where we all wish we can re-live again.

Vor year
Wade Guidry
Wade Guidry

My wife and I do the same thing with old furniture and it's going well.

Vor 3 years
Nathaniel Gonsalves
Nathaniel Gonsalves

So this is basically just a well-branded, expensive thrift store? I know a lot of great thrift stores with quality clothes at low prices. This seems all about the hype.

Vor 3 years
Mackee Jack
Mackee Jack

They spend hours sourcing.

Vor year
Fay M
Fay M

A lot of people aren’t willing to hunt for clothes at thrift stores for hours, so I kinda get why so many people go to this one

Vor 2 years
Morning Dre
Morning Dre

If you look at it, people are paying for his service of curating those clothings. Not all people have the time to go thrift shopping and spend the whole day looking for the pieces that they want right ?. These days people are looking for convenience. The ONLY thing that I don't like is that he said "if you have a brick and mortar business and you failed, then you suck" seems kinda too cocky for me. Let's just wait for a trustworthy, customer friendly online competitor with well curated goods and good user experience....

Vor 2 years
Hustle Wilson
Hustle Wilson

TheNanaGabbana and??? That’s shit they have at almost every thrift store well at least in NY

Vor 3 years
InspirationNation
InspirationNation

Well to be fair, think about when people go out to restaurants. Most of the time they can make at home what they are eating at the restaurant but they choose to go out because it’s convenient and they enjoy being in a nice environment. In regards to this store people like going inside because of the environment and feeling of community. And THATS the important thing, community. With the amount of people feeling lonely these days community is the number one thing they NEED.

Vor 3 years
Bendersnatch
Bendersnatch

This guy started from nothing now he has his like 3-4 stores and his own shoes from basically reselling

Vor 3 years
Mr Sickfck
Mr Sickfck

7

Vor 3 years
Scottinuk
Scottinuk

7 stores with another on the way he says

Vor 3 years
Zack Slater
Zack Slater

Gota admire it Im hella inspired

Vor 3 years
thegazette
thegazette

The use of the term "vintage" here really applies to the branding of the original item. They are reselling the nostalgia of the branding, and the history and marketing behind it, more so than the actual item, which is interesting. The items are barely 10 years older than the people buying them, which is also interesting, because about 5 years ago, the 1980s was huge among this demo.

Vor 3 years
Luis Rojas
Luis Rojas

When Hustle meets Hype. Can’t knock it #Salute

Vor 3 years
meowmix808
meowmix808

"If your brick and mortar is closing you suck." Wow. How insightful.

Vor 2 years
Alexander Hernandez
Alexander Hernandez

He’s such a poet

Vor 2 years
QueenofSole
QueenofSole

Good job Sean! Keep pushing!

Vor 3 years
xX Almighty Xx
xX Almighty Xx

Pushing percs down his throat all day lol sheeshh

Vor 3 years
Sam Roberts
Sam Roberts

Sean and round two are the most humble and chilled guys ever. It's a no brainer why there doing so well in business. They have the right attitude and will always take time out there way for you, no matter how much money they make.

Vor 3 years
Aaron Stobo
Aaron Stobo

Craazy seeing how big Sean is now. Remember back in the days skating at the park with this man

Vor 3 years
Danny
Danny

You're just hurt that he's making 20 million a year for selling your parents clothes.

Vor 2 years
!?
!?

@Grgur Ivas His job is mostly to simply go sorting through rag houses for several hours a day, find shirts he knows or has researched to discover are worth a certain amount on the resale market, bring it to one of his stores, charge a 30% mark-up over what he bought it for and then just be nice and offer compliments to the shoppers and customers so long as they're not being jerks. The only hard part is having an encyclopedic knowledge of clothing history, being a decent businessman and actually genuinely enjoying vintage clothes. He makes $20 million a year doing that.

Vor 10 Monate
Peter Loren
Peter Loren

@Aloha Tigers then the fuck's ur life looks like? LOl

Vor year
Family Broich
Family Broich

He’s got great customer service and good vibes, that’s why ppl come back. Because they feel at home!

Vor 3 years
Robbie Hernandez
Robbie Hernandez

People don’t understand that after a certain amount of time these T-shirt’s become a wearable canvas. These are art pieces from previous generations that are being found, yes they can be pricey but it’s not everyday you come across an original Metallica tour shirt from the 80s designed by Pushead. The wear and fade to these pieces give character and tell stories from the past and hold true sentimental value for others. These aren’t your ordinary shirts, these are pieces of history that need to be preserved.

Vor 3 years
laxwolf
laxwolf

He's not selling old stuff, he created a brand around old stuff. Master class work.

Vor 3 years
MrRedstardude
MrRedstardude

He was quite nice to that kid around 6:00 . Not many people in shops can do that convincingly.

Vor 2 years
Peter Pan
Peter Pan

Fantastic more people should get into recycled clothes

Vor 3 years
Jess Jess
Jess Jess

I used to work at a vintage shop on Melrose and Melrose used to be filled with them. Sundays be the best days.

Vor year
Annie S
Annie S

Im personally into the whole pink, girly vibe and everyone seems to be into this ugly skater person edgy look but he seems like a genuine guy and so kind. So props to him ❤️

Vor 3 years
Permission Skate Shop
Permission Skate Shop

if you hate on sean than its your issue. you gotta like this dude. huge inspo for how i run my business

Vor 3 years
Lolo G
Lolo G

Oh so this is the owner of round two.. Interesting! I like the backstory of this. Great to see someone turn rags to riches

Vor 2 years
Johnson Truong
Johnson Truong

People in these comments don't realize how sustainable vintage really is. The type of people that would walk into their local H&M store and buy cheap quality clothes made by a 12 year old asian kid.

Vor year
The Can Man
The Can Man

It's the thrill of finding a bargain it's not that you find a bargain and sell it to other people at higher prices knowing It was passed down

Vor 3 years
Shad3_
Shad3_

Love the economy of vintage clothes.

Vor 3 years
Cool 420
Cool 420

Sean Wotherspoon is nothing short of brilliant.

Vor 3 years
Sam Bulleit
Sam Bulleit

To all the people saying Round Two is just an overpriced thrift store, it’s not. Trust me, to get the kind of inventory guys like him have you need to do a LOT of digging. Stores like his are successful because of people who don’t want to spend hours sifting through goodwills to go home with one or two items. Vintage stores are in the business of curating a collection.

Vor 3 years
Sam Bulleit
Sam Bulleit

ItsSoGiggity god no lol. Try showing up at your local goodwill outlet to sift through the bins for 8-12 hours at a time six days a week, and then tell me how these guys just run an overpriced goodwill.

Vor 3 years
ItsSoGiggity
ItsSoGiggity

yea there are lots of idiots in the comments thinking you can just waltz into any thift store anyday and immediately find multiple 80s/90s music tees or something similar lol. its not nearly that easy

Vor 3 years
POTE
POTE

Recognize and respect the hustle don’t hate LOL. The store’s made for people that are willing to spend that much on vintage or hype clothing and they’re doing well at it so far.

Vor 3 years
SHADE
SHADE

If you ever stop in LA (or ny, mia, va) you have to visit these shops or just binge the shows. He’s the nicest, most humble with sick taste. And it’s so inspiring. I wish this same success for myself but like more girly things💕💕

Vor 2 years
ruybal34
ruybal34

Owner of the rag house is the real hustler. Man sitting on a warehouse of junk and making up prices at full retail when they check out.

Vor 2 years
King Baueser
King Baueser

Someone just needs to take this experience online and it'll be even more profitable...

Vor 3 years
Rolodex Propaganda
Rolodex Propaganda

King Baueser that’s the only way he gonna stay alive in a few years this is gonna tank

Vor 3 years
Sara London
Sara London

It's so weird to see stuff from when your a kid in the 90s and hear it's vintage now! Lol

Vor year
JohnsRadios
JohnsRadios

I went to a local flea market this weekend, brought 3 pairs of used Levi’s ($10 each ) and a Carharrt vintage jacket ( $25 ) grease stain no extra charge.

Vor 3 years
Augustus Yuan
Augustus Yuan

I find it interesting that he doesn't believe brick and mortar stores are dying due to online. TBH I feel a lot of the success in his store has been because of his online on Youtube and Instagram. He did the inverse which is what is making them very successful.

Vor 3 years
MadMan559
MadMan559

The thrift stores in my area have a lot of old t-shirt like those, mostly untapped as people around here just wouldn't pay for used stuff to much. Just the other day I saw some old Run DMC tees ect..... Going back to grab them and will be listing soon

Vor 3 years
BD Matzek
BD Matzek

Laughing over here. Been buying vintage, factory salesman's samples and prototypes for decades after leaving retail management. NOW ITS FASHIONABLE!! It's the story of the hunt for items that have meaning to the buyer. Hype? If you want to call it that...

Vor year
Sovereign Cold-Steel
Sovereign Cold-Steel

even though its a hustle and it doesn't seem logical to want old stuff over new stuff...it actually makes perfect sense when u think about just how much people long for the past..nostalgic feelings are feelings and feelings run strong. I have a guy i sold a shirt to who has a site. he sells vintage shirts only. He once bought a vintage nirvana shirt and sold it for 1100 bucks. sounds crazy asf from the surface. In the 90s when grunge ruled rock and roll, stores use to sell flannel shirts for 100s of dollars so people could dress like their favorite rock stars and the stuff sold. right now some one is wearing a pair of torn up jeans that came from the manufacturer that way and cost 200 bks at a retailer. Kurt cobain is a legend. his music was legendary and his gear is to. Vintage shirts are hard to come by. every store has a different selection. i can find a 95 tupac shirt but not every shop can find that same t shirt out in the world. also..hes marketing to the entire world and really only wanting to see those who have the cash to spend. consumerism and capitalism . i know curt would hate that his shirt was selling for ridiculous amounts of money. i guess u just cant escape C&C. Nirvana shouldn't have been so great lol....

Vor 3 years
Krystal Christensen
Krystal Christensen

So basically I will end up spending hundreds of dollars because I didn't beat this guy to the thrift store?

Vor 3 years
!?
!?

No don't worry, you didn't do anything wrong. It's just that you, me and all the other commenters here did not wade through a rag house for hours and risk losing between $500 to $1000 on a minimum purchase of like 20 shirts in order to try selling them at shipping container turned small retail store afterwards.

Vor 10 Monate
Sharon Valencia
Sharon Valencia

Been to his store on Melrose and walked out the second I looked at those price tags I can definitely get “vintage” for way cheaper somewhere else

Vor 2 years
Eric Smith
Eric Smith

I buy vintage clothes all the time. Jk I buy old crap at at goodwill because I'm poor

Vor 3 years
Jessica Aguirre
Jessica Aguirre

Regardless of where you buy it it's still vintage 😍

Vor year
G . S
G . S

I don't mind buying at the thrift store because they have decent prices, but this guy is crazy 200$ for an old shirt SMH IDGAF how "vintage" it is.

Vor 2 years
Me
Me

Awww lol

Vor 2 years
Ryan Coloma
Ryan Coloma

Same good old shit, just gotta search high and low for the best condition clothing

Vor 3 years
Ernesto
Ernesto

fax, vintage stores are wack and overpriced

Vor 3 years
Stella
Stella

Everybody is shopping more at thrift stores, because of the economy, vintage is the new cool!!

Vor year
ShoeCrew TV
ShoeCrew TV

For people that don't understand the vintage market its about finding garmets with a piece of history and honeslty most pieces are inspiring todays clothing as well so why not have the original.

Vor 3 years
Jayon Park
Jayon Park

I don't really like that style of clothing for myself, but I respect the hustle.

Vor 3 years
Melanie Dean
Melanie Dean

That popping/switching tags being illegal bit lol thats how I can afford buying lots of stuff at a theft shop.

Vor 3 years
Logan Petrin
Logan Petrin

Round two stores really advertise a lot of vintage product and use their web series to paint a picture of a constant buy sell trade cycle. In reality they mostly profit of coveted hype items and lowball the hell out of sellers. Its just a buyers market. Most of their employees have little interest in whatever interesting items you bring in.

Vor 3 years
Edwin Olvera
Edwin Olvera

i hate everyone who thinks he just opened up a shop and taxed on old clothes, the work the pickers do and even to get an eye for this stuff takes years to learn and even master this is something that you can only learn through years of trail and error and sean is the best at it

Vor 3 years
Poya
Poya

the interviewer is asking all the right questions. perfect narration

Vor 3 years
himynameiscyn
himynameiscyn

This guy probably busted his ass off to find all those pieces and continues too. Some people get lucky but others are smart. Kudos man!

Vor 3 years
Danny O Videos
Danny O Videos

I feel like this segment was long overdue... Round Two have been killing it for a long time!

Vor 3 years
ticktocksullyOLD
ticktocksullyOLD

what a great insight. great store and people

Vor 3 years
Serge Foppossi
Serge Foppossi

A vintage store saves time, a thrift store saves money. Pick your side

Vor 2 years

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