BloomersAndFrocks

Vintage Clothes for Modern Women

Texas, United States · 693 Sales

BloomersAndFrocks

Vintage Clothes for Modern Women

Texas, United States 693 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(212)

Announcement   Vintage Clothes for Modern Women | New Items Weekly
Blog: bloomersandfrocks.com
Showroom: 5202 Burnet Road, Austin, Texas 78756

Carefully curated collection of clean vintage clothes. Featuring vintage dresses, vintage separates, vintage jewelry, vintage purses, vintage shoes, and vintage accessories. Everything clean and ready to wear.

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 2, 2016

Vintage Clothes for Modern Women | New Items Weekly
Blog: bloomersandfrocks.com
Showroom: 5202 Burnet Road, Austin, Texas 78756

Carefully curated collection of clean vintage clothes. Featuring vintage dresses, vintage separates, vintage jewelry, vintage purses, vintage shoes, and vintage accessories. Everything clean and ready to wear.

Rebekka Adams

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Rebekka Adams

Cream Linen Shift Dress | Royal Lynne
US$68.00
1960s Bright Blue Raw Silk Dress | Peck + Peck
US$78.00
1960s Hot Pink Two Piece Knit Set
US$78.00
Edwardian Velvet and Lamb Caplet
US$168.00
1920s Silk Beaded Floral Blouse
US$198.00
1930s Royal Blue Crepe and Lace Evening Gown
US$298.00
1960s Orange Floral Cotton Sleeveless Blouse
US$20.00
1980s Silver Braided Belt with Silver Buckle
US$10.00
1980s Red Leather Belt with Gold Buckle
US$12.00
1950s Black Linen Sleeveless Blouse
US$28.00
Silver and Turquoise Color Stone Bow Brooch
US$38.00
1940s White Alumesh Whiting & Davis Handbag
US$48.00
1970s Red and Green Floral Crop Top
US$28.00
1980s Wide White Leather Belt
US$10.00
Vintage Yellow Woven Purse | Handbag
US$48.00
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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(212)
Elizabeth

Elizabeth on Jun 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love it and fits just right! Looks just like the picture...Thank you. :)

lizystardust

lizystardust on Jun 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This dress is perfect thank you!

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Updates

New arrival | 1920s silk floral and glass bead flapper blouse. Size large.

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1920s Silk Beaded Floral Blouse
US$198.00
New arrival | Royal Blue Old Hollywood Glamour Evening Gown.

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1930s Royal Blue Crepe and Lace Evening Gown
US$298.00
One of our favorite dresses in the shop right now. The construction and weight of this dress are simply superb.

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1950s Black Wiggle Dress | Hour Glass Dress
US$148.00
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About

Vintage Clothes for the Modern Woman

I have always had some form of vintage in my life. Growing up, I spent summers with my grandparents selling wares at the Trufant flea market in small town Michigan. My grandpa was a fix-it man who sold refurbished TVs, radios, and spare parts. My grandma sold vintage costume jewelry in the booth next to his. I looked up to both of my grandparents for running their own business and their ability to turn something old and broken into something functional and beautiful. In addition to working with my grandparents, my mother instilled the values of recycling in me from an early age. Due to financial necessity and a desire to be unique, I was an avid thriftier all through my teens and twenties. I love the hunt for something discarded and giving it new life. All of these experiences have led me to order to open an etsy shop selling women’s vintage clothing and accessories.

Nowadays, I spend my time digging through relics of the past to find items that relate to the present. I love the treasure hunt and finding unique items that showcase times past.

Vintage is one way to express your individuality, though I think it is more important to find a modern fit for vintage in your life than to be historically accurate. I stock Bloomers and Frocks with all sorts of clothing and accessories from different eras and styles. It fun to mix and match what brings out the best in you. There are different strokes for different folks – and I aspire to stock the shop so that everyone can find something that fits their individual style. I carry all sizes from XS to 2XL.

For inspiration ideas of how to style vintage, please check out my blog at BloomersandFrocks.com.

Check out my shop here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BloomersAndFrocks?ref=si_shop.

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  • Rebekka Adams

    Owner, Curator, Chief Clothing Curator

    I love antiques and vintage - especially girly items such as clothes and jewelry. It is my passion to find the best of the old and share them with you.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 10, 2016
Welcome to Bloomers and Frocks! I offer carefully selected vintage clothing, accessories, linens and shoes that have been pre-loved from bygone eras. New listings are now added twice a week. Please follow me on social media to get a sneak peek at whats coming.

Rebekka Adams, Chief Clothing Curator, Bloomers and Frocks

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Other Method
Payment
I accept PayPal and credit cards through Etsy's Direct Checkout. If you are new to etsy and need help figuring out checkout, use this guide: http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.php.

I prefer payment on the day of purchase, however, will give you up to 3 days to pay.

If you find something you love but aren’t ready to buy, by all means, add it to your favorites, or heart this shop and check on it frequently.
Shipping
I will ship within 72 hours of payment receipt, usually the next day (except weekends and holidays). I ship primarily USPS Priority Mail with delivery confirmation included.

I do ship internationally using USPS. Buyer is responsible for all VAT, import fees, and taxes imposed by your country. Custom authorities require that I state the value of your order and contents directly on your package. Please be aware of this policy if buying a gift.

By placing an order with Bloomers and Frocks, you (the buyer) are responsible for all shipping fees, all applicable customs and import fees, and return shipping to Bloomers and Frocks in the case of an exchange. This also applies to any deliveries refused or uncollected by you at time of delivery.
Refunds and Exchanges
SELECT CAREFULLY AS ALL SALES ARE CONSIDERED FINAL

All sales are considered final. Because great care is taken to provide accurate measurements on each garment, returns due to poor fit are not accepted. Please, please check the measurements against something you already own that fits you well. If you need additional measurements, don’t hesitate to ask. I want you to be happy 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. All measurements are taken with the garment lying flat. It is advisable to find a similar garment in your wardrobe and measure it lying flat for comparison.

Returns are reviewed on a case by case basis, and only accepted if there was a significant error in the listing.

* 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.
Additional policies and FAQs
SIZING INFORMATION
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 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.

MEASURING YOURSELF
Use a dressmaker’s tape measure, which you can get at your local fabric store. 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.

GARMENT CONDITION GUIDE
I use fashion-era.com as a guide to state the condition of all my items and all items sold that do not meet good condition are sold as cutter or for craft purposes and will be stated in the description.

• Mint Vintage Condition 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
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• Near Mint Vintage Condition shows the lightest of wear and a garment or dress that is in complete condition in all aspects. Wedding suits and special occasion ball, red carpet and cocktail gowns for example are often near mint.

• Excellent Vintage 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 Vintage 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 such as scarcity or a rare print making it desirable. The position of the soiling or staining is also important. Since the marking may be permanent this should be reflected in the selling price.

• Good Vintage Condition 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, so will have deteriorated with the years and with storage conditions. These clothes have been worn, but the fact they still exist means they were favorite items or stylish treasured garments in their day.

Additional Policies and FAQs
Vintage clothing has had a prior life and, like most of us, is neither perfect nor pristine. Small flaws, creases, scuffs, fading, picks, moth nibbles, and other evidence of wear are to be expected. That history is what gives the character to vintage items! Even unworn items have been stored “somewhere” for at least the past 20 years and may have signs of that.

For cleaning, I primarily use Palmolive, Woolite, OxiClean, and Biz for normal cleaning. For heavier cleaning, I do use professional cleaning chemicals. Items that are not able to be hand washed do get professionally dry cleaned. You should still plan on re-washing an item if you have any sensitivity to detergents and cleaning fluids. In the rare instance an item has not been cleaned (due to age or material), I will post this in the listing. If you have questions about care of your purchase, please contact me and I will happily explain washing procedures.

Most vintage clothing was worn during a time when smoking cigarettes, cigars, or pipes, was socially acceptable. Vintage deodorant often didn't eliminate perspiration odor, it simply masked it with a stronger, more pleasant smell. Vintage fashionable men and women often didn't feel fully dressed without their aftershave, cologne, or perfume. I have no way of knowing the history of the previous owners, how they lived, whether they smoked, had pets, or didn't bathe often. Fortunately, modern cleaning may remove any traces, but, again, it may take more than one cleaning. I do my best to remove odors through cleaning - often more than one wash. Most odors are removed. Rarely traces still linger in clothing and I do not "febreeze" to cover scents. I also do not use overly perfumed cleaning products to cover any scents. I will not list any item that I would not personally wear myself due to an offensive odor.

I am very careful to portray actual colors in all of my photographs, however, because all computer monitors have different settings, colors of any item may vary slightly from the image and the actual product.

Reserves: I am happy to reserve an item for 24 hours for you. I do not reserve items for more than 24 hours without a down payment. Please favorite these items and check back regularly. If the items is $250 or more, I am happy to offer a layaway plan so that you can make three monthly payments with a non-refundable 20% down payment. Please convo me for details.

More information

Last updated on Apr 11, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Sizing details

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 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.