GrantandGarbo

GrantandGarbo.com

| Toronto, Ontario

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This seller sets a shining example for providing a great customer experience, with a history of 5-star reviews, on-time dispatch, and quick replies to any messages they received.

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Last updated on 10 Mar, 2021

Thank you for supporting this small business!
If you have any questions please ask before you purchase.

Cheers!

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Tina Meister

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Tina Meister

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(500)

About GrantandGarbo

Sales 1,782
On Etsy since 2014

The Fashion Matchmaker

GrantandGarbo started very simply as a way to find a new home for the beautiful and unique vintage pieces I have picked up randomly for years.

I love clothing! This doesn't make me unique, many people love clothing and there are thousands of them on Etsy alone. For years I thought everyone must have a bin in the corner stuffed full of beautiful clothing that neither fit nor were in a style that I might wear. Why wouldn't you just collect these pieces? So I did. I am fully aware that many people do collect clothing (this is why I have a business) but I didn't love that the pieces I acquired just stopped living once they found their way to my bin. Sometimes I gave these pieces to friends, and they loved them, but most items either did not fit people I knew or were not in a style they liked to wear. There are factors that come into play when you are buying vintage:
1. You love the piece
2. You fit the piece
3. Or you love the piece enough to make-it-work
I regularly picked up pieces under all of these categories and before I knew it my bin was several bins and I either had a shop or a hoarding problem!

GrantandGarb opened on Etsy in July of 2014 between contracts as a way to supplement my income. I have a degree in theatrical design and worked in live events, film and TV and as a fashion stylist at a local vintage clothing store. I continued to collect pieces and gradually became better at photographing and listings pieces. In 2018 I decided to start working towards making GrantandGarbo my main source of income. It has been a journey and a constant learning opportunity with so much more to come!

Shop members

  • Tina Meister

    Owner, Curator

    I have been a visual artist all of my life and hold a BFA in Theatrical Design which I put to use as a stylist.

Shop policies

Last updated on 18 February, 2021
We take pride in finding amazing real vintage pieces that we hope you will love as much as we do! We know that your closet is likely full of beautiful items and strive to offer pieces that will stand out from the crowd.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Apple Pay Gift card
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Dispatch items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Refunds no accepted.
We accept exchanges under certain circumstances
No refund on shipping charges.
Items shipped for free will be minus the cost Grantandgarbo.com paid for shipping.

We urge buyers to be very confident that they are purchasing an item that will fit and therefore we will not accept returns due to incorrect size. We do this because vintage is delicate and the more times that it is packaged up, shipped out and tried on the less likely it is to be in a resalable condition when it is returned.

If an item has been misrepresented it can most definitely be returned! Not understanding how we measure for size is not misrepresentation. We are always happy to clarify measurements when asked before purchasing.

If an exchange/refund is agreed upon items may be returned MINUS SHIPPING COSTS and must be in the same condition as when the item was originally shipped.

***PLEASE CONTACT US WITHIN 3 DAYS OF RECEIVING YOUR ITEM. Once we have been notified regarding your exchange/return and you have been supplied with the return address information you will then have 3 days to ship it back. The item must be post marked within 3 days of you notifying us about your return. No exceptions.

*Buyer to pay return shipping

**No refunds will be issued until the item has been received and inspected to ensure it is in the condition that we it sent out.
Payment
We accept Visa, Master Card, Paypal, and Etsy Gift Cards

All items paid for through Paypal must be shipped to the address on your Paypal account per Paypal's policies. If you need your purchase shipped to a different address please add that address to your account before making payment.

We usually ship same day or next business day provided that your item is paid for in full.
Delivery
We ship internationally by Canada Post International Mail Service or Expresspost using calculated shipping so that you can choose what type of shipping is right for you. Please be aware that standard mail does not include tracking and there is no insurance on lost or stolen packages.

FedEx shipping available to customers upon request.

GrantandGarbo.com does not assume any responsibility for items lost or stolen in the mail. Standard shipping does NOT include tracking or insurance.

* Shipping times are estimates for delivery and not guarantees

** THE BUYER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CUSTOMS FEES, IMPORT DUTIES, TAX FEES AND CHARGES THAT MAY OCCUR ONCE THE PACKAGE HAS ARRIVED IN YOUR COUNTRY.
Additional policies and FAQs
INFORMATION ON BUYING VINTAGE ITEMS

Please note that the item you are considering purchasing may have been stored for many years. Items will usually not look new and may show signs of expected wear that is consistent with age, We will point out any issues I feel are major. Item history is unknown to us. It is probable that it has been worn, washed or altered and sometimes tags have been cut out or worn off by past owners so we may not know an actual brand name or size. We will do our best to get you the most accurate measurements and fabric type as possible so please check the description on the listings page to make sure you have a quality fit and will be completely happy with your purchase before buying.
Sometimes I may add a ribbon, repair a broken zipper or add a misplaced button, flower pin, or embellishment to the vintage item to enhance or brighten up the look. Item is sometimes pinned to mannequin for presentation and item may be smaller or larger than it appears, please refer to given measurements listed and feel free to contact us for clarification if you need to or would like confirmation. All posted measurements are in inches.

*Please note that colors may appear different on other computer screens or monitors.

**Please ask any questions you may have before purchasing.

We try to be very honest with our costumers about the condition of an item but please remember that we are referring to the condition of a previously loved item.

***NOTE*** PLEASE buy only if you agree and understand that if and when you purchase a vintage item you understand it can be anywhere from 20-100 years old.
Clothing may be hand made, tailor made, commercial or designer made. If it is an item which has labels remaining we will state the designer name and often include a photo of the label/tag, if no labels remain as is often common, as sometimes labels/tags have been cut out from past owners or due to alterations. If no label is present this may or may not mean the item was hand made, and as I do not know the actual history of the item. Zippers were metal up until the mid-1950's and they began to manufacture dresses with nylon or synthetic zippers from mid-50s's on, a zipper should not be relied upon to determine an age of a frock as zippers may have been replaced at some point in the item's history. All items come from a non-smoking environment, however please keep in mind that are no guarantees as to the items previous history.

Thank You

More information

Last updated on 27 Sep, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Can I get this in a different color/size?

We do not make any of our items. All items are real vintage and usually we have only one in the size and color you see offered.

I am ordering multiple items the shipping cost seems high. Why?

When ordering multiple items the shipping cost calculator adds the value of each individual item but does not account for resizing or combined shipping cost. If we notice that you have overpaid for shipping we will issue a refund on shipping overages before we ship the complete order. You will see the refund on the packing slip included with your shipped package.

How do you measure your items?

All items are measured while lying flat. Chest/bust, waist and hip measurements are doubled to give the buyer the size around the body.
All measurements are given in inches (indicated with "). If you require additional measurements or want a confirmation please contact us.

Will this fit me?

An easy way to check if an item might fit you is to measure a similar piece of clothing that you already own and compare the listed measurements to those. Always make a note of how stretch might affect the fit. Always consider how you want an item to fit (tight, regular or oversize).

Do you offer Layaway?

Yes we do! Layaway is available on orders over $125 (after applied discounts). We can do a layaway in 2 or 3 equal payments.
We use PayPal invoices and require a full shipping address as well as an email address to send the invoice to. The full cost of shipping will be added to the invoice. The first payment is due upon receipt of the invoice. Items are NOT considered sold until the first payment is received. Layaway orders must be completed within 3 weeks. Orders not completed after 3 weeks forfeit any payment made until that point unless the customer contacts us to cancel the layaway before that period. Please note that GrantandGarbo.com reserves the right to charge a restock fee of 20% on all cancelled layaway orders.

How long will it take to ship?

We use calculated shipping on Etsy. Just add the item to your cart and choose the type of shipping that you want. An estimated shipping time should come up. Please be aware that current Covid-19 precautions are slowing shipping in some areas.

As a general rule this is how long it takes:

In Canada: next day - 7 days
US Standard: 5 - 8 business days
US Express: 2 - 3 business days
International Air: 10 - 14 business days

All shipping is subject to customs and postal delays. The best way to know is to purchase tracked shipping and follow the progress of your package online.

Why doen't the tag size match the measurements or the listing?

Vintage sizes are not the same as modern sizes and we do not always know how an item has been stretched, shrunken or altered. We will always base the list (searchable size) on the measurements we take not the tag size. Please always read the measurements.