Vintage and Custom Pieces

Los Angeles, California · 459 Sales


Vintage and Custom Pieces

Los Angeles, California 459 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Aurore Perchet

Aurore Perchet on Jun 10, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

mint condition, great purchase all the way through


wmitchell1 on Jun 1, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Emme, Thanks again this jacket is to die for, the quality and your service is the BEST!! - Thank you


Leah on May 17, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

This dress is INCREDIBLE! I cannot gush enough about how absolutely GORGEOUS it is! I can't wait to walk down the aisle in it :) Thank you so much. Very professional and superbly wrapped and shipped.

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There's never too much of a good thing.

Having had experience as a fashion photographer, I've always had a deep love for clothing and design. I started collecting dresses as early as 2008 just because I loved dresses and used some for shoots that ended up in national magazines and blogs. In 2013, I started selling some books and clothing off to make room for other purchases--that lead me down to this road today. :)

Growing up, I've always been drawn to beauty and as I got older, I started experimenting with different artistic fields. One thing led to another, I am here today: seeking out the best of vintage garments and offer it to you, my valued customer.

I go all over the States to seek out garments to buy. Many of these places have garments that are stowed away unappreciated or they are not available to the general public. Many items I have came from notable museums and estates. Items are hand-picked and carefully selected for design, fabric, rarity, and style. They are then lovingly hand-washed, major flaws are repaired and then steamed for photographs. It's a labor of love and sometimes it gets overwhelming--but to be surrounded by beauty everyday, to me, is very satisfying. Even more so when my customers appreciate their garments and tell me it's unlike anything else they have. The great thing for them is that they don't need to spend any time on cleaning it to make it wearable.

I'm partial to gossamer fabrics, simple yet elegant designs, and interesting detailing. My rule is: I will never pick a piece I would not personally wear. Everything I have has been hard to let go of because the thing with vintage is that it's rare and who knows if I'll ever come across something like it again. I get nostalgic thinking about the pieces that I've sold but I know they'll be in good homes. It takes someone unique and special to enjoy vintage as much as I do and I have the most awesome customers who enjoy the beauty in rare and vintage things.

Though I might not have an inventory of hundreds of garments, each and every piece has been carefully tended to in hope of one day finding a loving home. :)

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please use the form on the side or send an email to hello [!at] shopgossamer.com.

To follow my process/progress, follow me on instagram: http://instagram.com/shopgossamer

Note: all photography on this website were taken by myself. Please do not use without credit to the site or permission from me.

Shop members

  • Emme

    Owner, Curator, Buyer, Photographer, Launderer, Mender, Gift Wrapper, Shipper

    Curator of vintage, designer and maker of pretty dresses.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 16, 2014
I love vintage!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
There is no refund on vintage items or items that is meant to be shabby-chic. However on handmade items, you may return after 7 days. Please let me know if you would like to return within 24 hours of receiving.


I take pride in selecting the garments that I add to our vintage collection. Unless stated, all clothing is in good to excellent vintage condition. I do our best to inspect an item before listing it for sale. However, some minor blemishes maybe overlooked. Keep in mind that vintage clothing is pre-worn and will possibly have some signs of wear. Therefore, unless the item has been misrepresented, I do not accept returns if you decide that you do not like it once you receive it. I strive to maintain pleasant transactions, so If for any reason, you are unsatisfied with your purchase, please contact us and we will do our best to come to an agreeable resolution.


I like to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction. If for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase, please contact me before leaving any negative or neutral feedback.
No refund unless item is grossly misrepresented.
Items will be shipped within business 3 day. Excludes weekends and holidays.

Shipping prices includes the cost of supplies (each box is $.67), postage, and handling (time to put the the product together and arrange it inside the box.

International quotes may not be accurate so please email me for a quote for shipping or combined shipment on international orders.
Additional policies and FAQs
Garment Condition Evaluation Chart

Excellent: No noticeable problems and little to no signs of wear.

Great: Some signs of wear or one or two minor,
unnoticeable problems. (i.e loose stitch, missing bead)

Good: Has noticeable problems. (i.e missing button, pin holes)

Fair: Not recommended for immediate wear and in need of alteration.

Defective: Unwearable. Can be used for collection, study, costume or pattern.

Note: Keep in mind that the evaluation scale first takes into consideration that the garment is vintage and not new or modern.

Measurement and Sizing Chart

Vintage clothing sizes are different from modern garment sizing.

In most listings, we will use 1 model. The dress form is a size 2-4, with a 34” bust, 25” waist and 34” hips.

Size Xtra Small (XS)
Bust 30-32
Waist 23-26
Hips 30-34

Size Small (s)
Bust 32-34
Waist 27-29
Hips 33-36

Size Medium (M)
Bust 34-38
Waist 30-33
Hips 34-38

Size Large (L)
Bust 38-42
Waist 34-37
Hips 38-42

Size Xtra Large (XL)
Bust 43-47
Waist 38-42
Hips 42-46

Custom orders are welcomed!