Vintage Designer Clothing, Shoes, Jewelry & Handbags

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Last updated on February 4, 2011

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Hello and welcome to Catbooks1940s!

My overall guiding business philosophy is The Golden Rule. Pretty tough to beat that one.

My shop is a non-smoking, no pets (not by choice though) environment. **Update: Catbooks1940s has a kitty again! She was abandoned and I was happy to take her in. She's Not Allowed to tiptoe through or lounge on vintage, and it is stored in a her-free area. But if you're severely allergic to cats, it's possible a molecule of her could transfer onto the clothing.** With vintage, it's generally impossible to know precisely what the items have, in their rich and long lives, been exposed to. So if you have allergies, you have my sympathies, but please bear this in mind.

Accurately dated and described vintage items is of great importance to me, and to the integrity of vintage. I've been in vintage literally (as in wearing), collecting, studying, selling, for several decades. It is my passion and I take it seriously. You can feel confident that everything in my shop is accurately dated, well described (with some amusement thrown in if I'm inspired), including the condition - with photos of flaws, if any.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.


I accept:

* Google Checkout
* U.S.P.S. Money Orders
* Well-concealed cash
* Paypal

Online payments are due within 24 hours after purchase, unless we've worked out another arrangement. I reserve the right to cancel the sale if online payment hasn't been received within 24 hours. Do contact me if you're having trouble with Paypal. I realize this happens from time to time. Don't worry, I'm quite reasonable :)


Please note: I ship to the address you've provided in Paypal (if that's how you're paying). If you'd like me to ship to another address, please log into Paypal and add the other address before paying.

For purchases within the U.S., I almost always ship Priority, with Delivery Confirmation.

For international purchases I generally ship International First Class in an effort to keep shipping costs down for you. You are responsible for any duties your country may charge on your purchase, but you probably already know that :)

I'll happily buy insurance for you, if you'd like it.

All Catbooks1940s purchases will arrive in an easily recycleable box, lovingly wrapped in reusable acid-free tissue and then slipped into a reusable clear plastic sleeve. The tissue is excellent for safely storing away your out of season treasures, and the plastic sleeves make wonderful sweater (or jumper, if you're in the U.K.) bags.

The environment is important to me, obviously, and I make every effort to keep my business's footprint small. If you'd like or need a packing slip, just drop me a convo and I'll be happy to enclose one. By default I don't, to help cut down on the use of resources and waste. But if you'd like one, by all means let me know!