Starlab Collab!

We’re very excited to see what the folks from Starlabfest will create with more than 200lbs of clothing they picked up this week in our “By the Pound” department.

Now only $1/Lb on Fridays!


The spoils:

More information is available Here!

Meow Hiring!

The Garment District and Boston Costume are now hiring for part time seasonal help. Located at 200 Broadway in Cambridge, we are an alternative department store specializing in new and used clothing, vintage to contemporary styles and costume sales and rentals.

We are seeking hard working, dedicated individuals to fill temporary positions during our busy Halloween season in multiple departments.

Qualified applicants seeking a position in the sales and rental department will possess the following:
-at least one year of retail experience
-at least 6 months of cash register experience

Even better if you have:
-costuming experience
-knowledge of theatrical make-up
-a strong background in customer service

Positions in the supply department are also available through November. Supply workers work behind the scenes hanging, tagging and processing used and new product.

Requirements include:
– Committing to a 4 day, 8 hour work week Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Employees must be able to work 5 days starting in mid-September through October
– Must be able to work for 8 hours on your feet
– Must have a strong attention to detail and ability to stay focused

If you are interested in joining our team, please send a resume to
For those who have a specific position in mind, please include the department (Sales, Rentals, or Supply) you wish to apply for.

Tons of vintage!

We’ve recently picked up a very large lot of great vintage clothing. This lot could be considered a sequel to a large purchase we made a few years back. Those garments had been in a warehouse in Waltham, Ma since the 1990’s, as part of the collection of The Closet Upstairs. This most recent batch from the same collection is being shipped in from Canada on a regular basis, 2,600 pounds thus far! This is truly a massive amount of clothing, and it’s bound to be full of unique, and classic vintage pieces. So stay tuned in through our social media to see what’s new!
Some initial highlights are these vintage, 1960’s, and 70’s dresses that went down into the store this week!Dresses2smaller