Announcement Katherine is on Vacation until February 27th and will be able to ship your items out that Monday. Thank you, and I apologize for any inconvenience.
Katherine is on Vacation until February 27th and will be able to ship your items out that Monday. Thank you, and I apologize for any inconvenience.
Madeleine Ulstein on Dec 23, 2016
Excellent quality and excellent service! Shop owner really helped out with everything I needed and delivery wad quicker than expected, even a week before Christmas!
Jane Lee on Apr 28, 2016
Didn't realize only the outer layer was leather but still great.
Chic Origins consists of rescued vintage shoes, handbags, and clothing that have a modern day style.
Chic Origins began in August of 2010 when Katherine decided she would pursue her passion of vintage and fashion. The shop has morphed into its own style focusing on shoes, handbags, coats and hats. Katherine finds most of her vintage pieces at estate sales, flea markets and thrift stores around Portland, Maine. Send her a message if you are looking for anything in particular and she can keep her eyes out!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment should be made at the time of purchase. If payment is not made within 3 days, the item will be relisted with appropriate feedback left.
RESERVE : We can place a reserve on items you would like for up to 48 hours.
USPS PRIORITY & STANDARD MAIL : These are our methods of shipment. US Priority mail, per USPS standards, generally arrive within 2-3 business days. US Standard mail generally within 2-8 business days. We use the discretion of which to choose depending on the day we can ship out. Message us if you would prefer Priority. Priority mail includes $50 worth of insurance.
EXPRESS : Let us know prior to purchasing if you need Express mail shipping and we will quote you the figure, and adjust the listing price to the Express rate.
SHIPPING TWO OR MORE : We do combine shipping! When you purchase two or more items, your shipping rate will be the highest shipping rate of the two. The lower shipping rate of the other item(s) will be FREE.
TRACKING CODE / INSURANCE : Tracking codes are received for every package. Message us if you want to receive your tracking code. $50 worth of insurance is included with Priority mail packages. No insurance is included with Standard mail.
HOLIDAYS/WEEKENDS : Unfortunately during peak holiday seasons and some weekends we have experienced packages being extremely delayed. Expect shipping times to take a little bit longer around these times.
INTERNATIONAL : We ship USPS First Class mail for the majority. Estimated time of arrival depends on country. Unfortunately shipping overseas comes with some caution. We have no control over damaged, late, or missing packages. This has to do with the Post Offices process in which we do not track once the packages leave our office. It is at your own risk that you purchase any items internationally because of the process of customs. We ask that you do not leave any negative feedback if it has to do with the Post Offices end of things.
INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMS DUTIES/TAXES FEES : You are responsible for any of these fees on top of your purchases. Please check with your local PO before purchase if you are unsure of what you may be liable for, should you make an international purchase.
Refunds and Exchanges
NOTE - We have no responsibility to refund any part of your purchase if your package gets lost, is late, requires additional postage, or gets damaged in the process of shipment.
Additional policies and FAQs
HOW WE MEASURE OUR FOOTWEAR:
It would be best to measure a pair of shoes that fit you perfectly, and ones that haven't been worn in too much thus distorting the actual measurements. IT IS BEST TO MEASURE AGAINST A PAIR OF SHOES WITH SIMILAR HEEL HEIGHT AND TOE SHAPE for most accurate comparison.
// INSOLE - using a measuring tape, we measure inside the shoe from toe to edge of inside heel.
// BALL OF FOOT - we measure, using a measuring tape, the widest part of the bottom of the sole on the outside of the boot/shoe
// HEEL HEIGHT - we measure from the bottom of the heel to the top of the sole of the shoe
// BOOT HEIGHT - we measure starting at the bottom of the sole to the top of the boot.
WEAR & TEAR : Each piece is one of a kind, and usually previously worn. We do our best to include all flaws or damages in the description, however, because everything is vintage, expect that there will be normal wear to the item. All pieces are cleaned up and held in a clean, smoke-free environment before being delivered.
** Accessories are often shown to enhance the look of the piece, however, they are not included in the purchase.