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a conservatory of vintage dress - vintage dresses, shoes, hats, and fabric

4 Birds Vintage - a conservatory of authentic vintage fashion – is an award-winning online shop specializing in beautiful dresses, shoes, textiles, and more, all chosen for their timeless appeal and inherent beauty.

Each piece is carefully selected, cleaned & restored, and photographed with deep respect for the past, a joyful embrace of today, and a thoughtful eye toward the future.

"A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness; but still will keep a bower quiet for us, and a sleep full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing... ~John Keats

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4birdsvintage's Shop Policies


Thank you for shopping with me at 4 Birds Vintage ~ a conservatory of authentic garments and accessories from the 1910's - 1960's.


PayPal and Etsy Direct Checkout are the accepted forms of payment for both domestic and international transactions.

If you do not have a Paypal account, you can still pay with your credit or debit card - PayPal is simply the credit card processor for the transactions.

Layaway is available for pieces that are over $200. Please contact me for information if you are interested in a payment plan.


Domestic & international : packages ship throughout the week with delivery confirmation (2-3 day delivery from time of shipment for domestic / 3-6 weeks delivery for international).

Please contact me prior to purchase if you need expedited shipping.

International buyers, please note that you are responsible for all VAT, import fees and taxes imposed by your country.

Refunds and Exchanges

Please shop with care and ask questions, as all sales are final.

No returns are accepted unless an item has been misrepresented

Shipping charges are non-refundable.

Because great care is taken to provide accurate measurements on each garment, returns due to poor fit are not accepted.

If an item is deemed returnable after review, there will be a 15% restocking fee & shipping charges are non-refundable.

I work hard to describe and measure every item carefully, and listed with detailed condition evaluation, so that you may feel comfortable with your purchase.

To ensure your item is well suited for you, please read the vintage sizing information below & double-check and compare the listing size and your own size to get the best fit.

If you are unsure and have a question about the size or appearance of an item, contact me and I will gladly send you more pictures or take additional measurements.

Vintage clothing fits differently than modern clothing, which is cut loosely to fit a wide variety of body shapes. Vintage clothing is cut much closer to the body than you may be used to. For this reason, it is important that you allow enough wearing ease to move comfortably while wearing your vintage garment. Vintage garments should always be worn with care and consideration of their age.

Vintage garments were often tailored to fit an individual woman and evidence of seams and darts being taken in or out is not uncommon. For this reason, it is often possible to have a vintage garment altered to fit you if your measurements are off by just a bit. I am happy to answer any questions about available seam allowances, darts, and hem allowances before you purchase.

Use a dressmaker’s tape measure, measure yourself over the undergarments you plan to wear & not over your clothing.

BUST: measure over the fullest part of your bust while wearing a bra.

UNDERBUST: measure around the fullest part of your ribcage, about midway between your bust and waist.

WAIST: measure around the smallest point of your waist where it naturally curves in.

HIP: measure around the fullest part of your hips. This is usually about 8"-9" below your waist.

SHOULDER TO WAIST: Measure from the top of your shoulder, where a normal shoulder seam would lie, down the front, following the curve of your bust.

LENGTH: measure from the top of your shoulder, where a normal shoulder seam would lie, down the front, to the point you want the garment to end at the hem.

SHOE SIZING: measure from toe to heel on both feet and see this chart for conversions:


If you have any other questions or concerns, please send a message before purchasing.

Last Updated December 2, 2015