You may have heard that Vice Versa gets its clothes from Guatemala, but its primary source of those chic cut-offs you’ve been wearing is various clothing drops throughout Brooklyn. While these drop-off points are generally supposed to be for poor people or thrifty hipsters who know how make their parents’ dollar last, Vice Versa has clearly engaged in a bit of reckless abandon in order to keep their store fully stocked.
The Burning Bush was tipped off to Vice Versa’s profiteering scheme by a regular shopper there named Yolanda Vestido. She caught sight of one of the employees lying in wait by a drop box near her apartment as she was depositing some of her own clothes. Suspicious of the strange character, Vestido went back to the scene to see what the employee was up to. To her shock, he was hunched over the slot, pulling out the clothes she had just deposited.
Vestido stated, “I was in total disbelief. To think they get their clothes for free and sell it for five dollars and up. It made me never wanna shop there again.” The Burning Bush tried to reach the Vice Versa employee (whose name was asked to reamin anonymous) for questioning, but was met only with a clothes bomb in our face. Whether or not the shocking revelation of how they really get their merchandise will affect business (or how customers perceive the business’ overall sanitariness) is something only time will tell. In the meantime, you’ll probably realize that you’ve just re-bought a graphic tee you already tried to get rid of.
Written by Genna Rivieccio