Tulip Clothing began in 2011, when the brother and sister team of Richard Anderson and Debbie Seabold saw a need for more quality, cotton apparel in the market, and opened shop in a home basement in Silver Spring. The line, which features generously sized clothing for a chic, comfortable and conscious lifestyle, was an instant hit. Two years after its launch, Tulip Clothing outgrew its original space and moved to a commercial warehouse in Glen Burnie.
“We now sell to approximately 1000 boutiques, in the US, Caribbean, and Canada,” says Anderson, who runs the warehouse, and manages those wholesale accounts.
Tulip’s designer, Michelle Alcott, is based in Chicago but comes regularly to Baltimore for photo shoots, and to meet with Anderson and Seabold, who is responsible for the fit and some design as well. The line is sewn exclusively at a factory in India – where affordable, high-quality, cotton is most abundant – then stocked and shipped from the warehouse in Glen Burnie.
Tulip will hold its annual warehouse sale next weekend. On Friday, November 17 through Tuesday, Nov. 21, from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., the company will offer deals on Fall 2017 samples of jackets, sweaters, scarves, pants, dresses and more, as low as $10 for XS-XL pieces normally priced over $100. All are welcome, and both cash and credit cards will be accepted.
Although many pieces from Tulip are sold in a handful of shops in Baltimore (most recently in Mt. Washington and Cross Keys), the complete line isn’t sold retail through the company’s website, making the weekend’s glimpse of the warehouse, and Tulip’s full collection, all the more exclusive.
The Tulip Clothing sample sale runs Friday, November 17 through Tuesday, Nov. 21, from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. at 2409 Peppermill Drive, Suite J (rear entrance), Glen Burnie, MD 21061. For more info, visit the company on Facebook.
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