AligrasVintage

vintage clothing, accessories + home goods

714 Sales

AligrasVintage

vintage clothing, accessories + home goods

714 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars (229)

Announcement   Shipping Dates are now back on schedule after the holidays!

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Last updated on Dec 28, 2018

Shipping Dates are now back on schedule after the holidays!

INSTAGRAM // FACEBOOK // PINTEREST // TWITTER // @aligrasvintage

Katie Vincent

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Katie Vincent

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Its coat season! Getting these goodies ready to be photographed. Happy Fall!!

About

My story...plain and simple

Hi there, I’m Katie!

In May 2013 I graduated from University of Charleston with a degree in Interior Design. A week later, I married my Liverpudlian college sweetheart. He had just signed with the professional soccer team in my hometown, Pittsburgh. We scored an adorable apartment on top of Mt. Washington & felt like we were really “Adulting It”.

However, after a few months of being unable to find a design job in Pittsburgh that allowed me to fulfill my desire to use my creativity & help others, I was starting to feel totally lost. My professors had warned me that Pittsburgh may not have many career opportunities in design for a creative mind that can't stick to coloring in the lines. BUT, I really believe you have to make the best out of your situation. Maybe it sounds cheesy, but our situation was trying to make ends meet while chasing our dreams. If we were going to make it work, I was going to have to create my own ideal job.

As a kid, I spent weekend mornings with my parents at garage sales & flea markets. I developed an eye for the beauty & value of vintage items & found myself buying oil paintings, rotary telephones, antique jewelry, & peacock chairs. I loved hunting for these treasures, & incorporating them into modern designs & outfits. Our tiny apartment was crammed, but full of character, from my flea market collection. I realized that others might share my love for giving vintage items new life. After doing a little research on Etsy, I borrowed my brother’s camera, rigged some ikea lamps & a wrinkled sheet, & despite a nasty sunburn ⸺Aligras Vintage was born!

So here we are 4 years later, now living in Arlington, Virginia. Rob plays soccer for DC & I continue to fill my shop with vintage goodies for you! Things always have a funny way of working out. I am never really sure where I am going, or what I am doing; but I know it will all be worth it in the end if I'm doing what I love.
-Katie Vincent

Shop members

  • Katie

    Owner, Can Everything Be A Role?

  • Mersey Bear

    Assistant

    Our Wheaten Terrier {hypoallergenic, non-shedding} puppy.

Shop policies

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Last updated on Dec 11, 2017
Frequently asked questions
✩ check out how your purchase is helping others ✩

Adult & Dog Homeless Kits: 10% of every purchase goes towards a kit

- Help Change the World -
Want to learn more?
You can either search for this listing title "Adult & Dog Homeless Kits | 10% of Every Purchase Goes Towards A Kit | Bags For The Homeless | Homeless Dog Kit | Help Change the World" or by copy & pasting this link into your internet search bar https://www.etsy.com/listing/564094765

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

✩ how to measure yourself ✩

Please see the listing provide in my shop for detailed instructions on how to measure yourself for vintage clothing, shoes & belts.

You can either search for this listing title "SIZING INFORMATION {How to Measure Yourself}" or by copy & pasting this link into your internet search bar https://www.etsy.com/listing/530673677/sizing-information-how-to-measure

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

✩ item condition ✩

When you purchase an item from Aligras Vintage, keep in mind that most of the items are vintage, older & often well-used/loved.

Please, please read the item description carefully & expect an imperfect, perfect item. I do my best to describe each item honestly & disclose everything regarding its condition.

I am always happy to provide additional photographs or measurements of an item upon request. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.
✩SELECT CAREFULLY AS ALL SALES ARE CONSIDERED FINAL✩

✩ returns ✩

Since {ETSY} has requested all shops update their polices to their uniform layout I am no longer able to accept returns under the new conditions as of 10/15/17.

USA CUSTOMERS - returns are reviewed on a case by case basis, & only accepted if there was a significant error in the listing.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS - NO RETURNS

WEDDING DRESSES - please see separate FAQ below for more details

✩Please note: Original shipping fees are non-refundable. Return shipping costs are the customer's responsibility. A restocking fee will be assessed on orders that are refused by the customer at the time of delivery or returned due to an "un-deliverable" address.✩

✩ wedding dresses ✩

✩USA ONLY: I DO ALLOW RETURNS ON WEDDING DRESSES✩

I understand that every bride needs to try on their wedding dress to make sure it is the "ONE!" So if you order one of Aligras Vintage's wedding dresses & decide it is not the absolute perfect dress, contact me upon arrival & we will discuss the return.

All wedding dress shipments will be tracked in the USA.

✩AFTER 3 DAYS OF DELIVERY A RETURN WILL -NOT- BE ACCEPTED✩

✩Please note: Original shipping fees are non-refundable. Return shipping costs are the customer's responsibility. A restocking fee will be assessed on orders that are refused by the customer at the time of delivery or returned due to an "un-deliverable" address.✩

✩ layaway ✩

Layaway is offered on a case by case basis & most generally on higher priced items. A non-refundable deposit is required & payment is generally due in full in 30 days. If you are interested in creating a layaway plan, please contact me & we will figure something out.

✩ gift wrapping & special packages ✩

Giftwrapping is always available! Etsy has now included as an option with each listing.

Giftwrapping includes a hand painted card, hand written message (written by me, typed by you), eco friendly gift wrapping & bow.

I can also change the return address name to Katie instead of Aligras Vintage incase this needs to be delivered in secrecy ;)

Please be sure to include the following when you choose gift wrapping:
1) the occasion
2) name of recipient
3) name of giver (that's probably you!)
4) your personal message
5) any other specifics you would like to include

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me prior to ordering.

✩ reserves ✩

Reserves/holds are available for 24 hours. If you need more than 24 hours please contact me. For reserves longer than 24 hours a non-refundable deposit is required. Please do not reserve an item if you are not 100% sure you will purchase it. Aligras Vintage also has the right to refuse a reserve request.