BellaViveVintage

Vintage is the New Black

Ohio, United States · 680 Sales

BellaViveVintage

Vintage is the New Black

Ohio, United States 680 Sales On Etsy since 2011

4.5 out of 5 stars
(194)
Shop owner

Julie

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Announcement   Vintage 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s and 90s clothing.
Each item is selected for its uniqueness and relevancy to the modern girl. Follow Bellavivevintage on Twitter.
International orders include insurance in shipping!

Announcement

Vintage 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s and 90s clothing.
Each item is selected for its uniqueness and relevancy to the modern girl. Follow Bellavivevintage on Twitter.
International orders include insurance in shipping!

Julie

Contact shop owner

Julie

Reviews

Average item review
4.5 out of 5 stars
(194)
Michaela Payne

Michaela Payne on Jul 20, 2016

1 out of 5 stars

I would not buy from this seller again and the experience made me sour on Etsy entirely. The seller was not only unbending in "no returns" policy but also defensive and rude — as if I was wrong about my size rather than admitting to a possible mistake. The shoes arrived quickly but were smaller than advertised. Fit like shoe size 8 US not 9, but had no size on the shoe itself so I wrote a nice note saying it must have been a simple mistake. Included happyfaces. I also said they seemed newly manufactured, not vintage. The seller said she researches all her items, which is great, but didn't pass on any of this info to me.It was 6 weeks after I purchased the shoes but hadn't worn them and vintage doesn't go out of season. If I sent them back for a refund, the seller could easily sell them again, correctly sized.

Julie

Julie responded on Jul 31, 2016

I am saddened and hurt by the review that I received for this item but I am not surprised. The buyer sent me a convo first in an attempt to politely and ever so cleverly force me into providing a refund of the shoes plus the shipping when it was not warranted over 7 weeks after she purchased the item. Because I would not give in to her false claims I received this scathing review in an attempt to hurt my shop and my integrity. Honestly, had I made the simple mistake that she claims I would have rectified it immediately. Buyer said she wears an 8.75? The shoes had a printed marked size (photo 2) with measurements given and a reference chart to compare as well. Sadly she must have had buyers remorse after nearly 8 weeks? I just could not let her bully me. This was a sad situation but I can sleep with a clear conscience.

Lucia

Lucia on May 7, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Julie was so kind and responded so quickly when I had a question about my order arriving on time! Not only did it arrive a day earlier than I expected it, but it was expertly packaged and even more beautiful than it's pictures represented! I would definitely recommend her shop and it's beautiful wares to anyone looking for unique and beautiful vintage items delivered safely and swiftly to your door!

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Shop policies

Last updated on April 27, 2016
Important! Please take the time to read my policies. By purchasing an item you are agreeing to the terms listed.
I strive to give each person the best service that I can and be speedy about shipping.
I hate to wait when I order an item! Please understand, however that I cannot control how long a package takes to arrive once I mail it, especially overseas. If you leave feedback for me please keep this in mind. I am speedy to get it to the post office which is what you should expect.
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International customers.... I cannot mark any of my items as gifts on the customs forms. First of all it is against the law and second of all I print my labels through Etsy and there is no place to do so. I am truly sorry that some countries charge customs and taxes but I have nothing to do with this. I would advise any international customer to check first with their country before purchasing if they are concerned.
Buyers are responsible for all taxes, fees and customs charges.
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I rely on this rating system as a guide for condition of all garments:

* Mint means mint. It means rare, flawless and as perfect and pristine as it was originally, to the point that it may never have been even worn. Garment tags may still be attached.

* Near Mint shows the lightest of wear and a garment or dress that is in complete condition in all aspects.

* Excellent condition means totally sound in condition and appearance, but any wear is a result of having been worn now and then, but the item has been well looked after and stored to still keep good looks. The construction of the garment is sound with no buttons missing or unavailable for matching.

* Very good condition means wearable with some flaws. Flaws such as stains or minor structural flaws have made an appearance. However, overall the garment has redeeming factors and still very wearable.

* Good means wearable, but the dress is no longer in pristine condition and if there are repairs to be made it could never achieve excellent condition.

*****Remember vintage garments have been around a long time, and may have deteriorated with the years as each of us as we age. These clothes have been worn, but the fact they still exist means they were favorite items or stylish treasured garments in their day

I will never offer an item I wouldn't love wearing personally. I try to catch every imperfection. One could be so minor that I may have missed it, even after MUCH scrutiny.

If you are looking for that unworn, unused, perfect item please stick to new apparel or that RARE mint garment. I love finding and offering each treasure. My hope is they find homes where each will be appreciated for their uniqueness. If these garments have lasted this long, the clothing was once someone's favorite and could be yours too! **Embrace your individuality!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
If you ask me to reserve an item I will gladly do so with the understanding that you have a limited time to purchase the item, up to 7 days. Reserved items are for someone else. If you see something reserved that you like please convo me and I will let you know if the person changes their mind.
Shipping
I ship within 48 hours after funds received except for holidays and weekends. MANY times I ship the next day. Please note that if paying by check allow an additional 3 days for payment to clear my bank. I use delivery confirmation on all stateside sales. First class mail for international. I insure all international items, sometimes registered depending on the value of the item.
Refunds and Exchanges
I do not take returns including:
-wrong size (that's why I measure everything!) If you need more then convo me!
- you dislike the item
-the color is "a little different" than what you saw on the screen. Every computer has different resolution.
These are vintage items. I give all measurements and the condition of the item. If you have more questions or need more pictures I would be HAPPY to supply them!!
All sales are final.

All items have been worn unless I state that they are new old stock or with tags attached and even these items have been stored by someone which can alter the condition. Most are sold in a "found" condition and most have had a previous life.

Please ask as many questions as you like BEFORE you purchase. I am MORE than HAPPY to help you.
Any refused items will be charged a 10% restocking fee.

*** When you purchase an item you are agreeing to my policies.***
Additional policies and FAQs
I LOVE Etsy and I LOVE a happy customer! Please convo me here on Etsy. I am more than happy to help you!