Classic vintage and antique clothing

New York, United States · 580 Sales


Classic vintage and antique clothing

New York, United States 580 Sales On Etsy since 2008

4.5 out of 5 stars
Erstwhile Style

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Erstwhile Style

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STYLE Never Goes Out of Style!

ERSTWHILE STYLE is a curated vintage shop that features one of a kind quality vintage garments from the 1910s through the 1980s. We've been around since 2008. We don't sell anything we wouldn't wear ourselves!

Shop members

  • Simone


  • Aleydis


Shop policies

Last updated on July 6, 2018
✩ Thank you for visiting Erstwhile Style Vintage. STYLE Never Goes Out of Style!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
But please contact us if you have any concerns with your order

Though all sales are considered final, returns are reviewed on a case by case basis, and only if there was a significant error in the listing. Shipping charges are non-refundable. Care is taken to provide accurate measurements on every garment. As such, returns for poor fit will not be honored. Accepted returns are subject to a 15% restocking fee. Items from the 1920s or earlier are non-returnable due to their fragile nature.

Please notify us of your desire to return the item within 48 hours. All returns must be received within one week of your notice of intent to return. Items returned one week may not be accepted. Items received after seven days will be processed as a store credit, not a cash refund. Please do not return the item without contacting us first.


Use a dressmaker’s tape measure, 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, midway between your bust and waist.

WAIST: measure around the smallest part of your waist where it naturally curves.

HIP: measure around the fullest part of your hips. This is usually about 7"-8" below your waist.

SHOULDER TO WAIST: Measure from the top of your shoulder, following thebcurve of your bust down the front to your waist.

LENGTH: measure from the top of your shoulder, down the front, to the point you would like the garment to end.

Near Perfect / Mint - The vintage piece shows only the slightest signs of being worn.

Excellent - The piece shows typical, although minor, signs of wear.

Very Good - The vintage piece is considered wearable but has some surface flaws i.e. staining, soiling or colour damage.

Poor - The item is wearable but shows significant signs of wear, although in many cases, some of these pieces can be restored.
We currently accept payment via PayPa, debit and/or credit cards.

* If you are new to etsy and need help figuring out checkout:

* Layaway is available for select items with a down payment. Please send a convo us if you are interested in setting up a payment plan for an order.

Ships within 24-48 hours via Priority or First-Class mail with delivery confirmation. Insurance is included for packages under $100. To insure packages valued over $100, insurance must be purchased by the buyer.

INTERNATIONAL - Please allow 3-5 weeks for delivery. Please note that buyer is responsible for all VAT, and other fees import fees imposed by buyer's country.

International packages are mailed First-class International mail or Priority Mail (upon request) & both are tracked until the package's departure from the United States. Once a package has left the U.S. the package generally cannot be tracked until it has arrived at customs or its final destination.

If you would like to add shipping insurance, please advise us before checkout so that we may adjust your shipping prices to reflect insurance price. ERSTWHILE STYLE is not responsible for lost or stolen packages when insurance is not purchased.
Additional policies and FAQs
Reserves/holds are available for 24 hours. If you need more time, please contact us. Any reserve exceeding 24 hours requires a non-refundable deposit. ERSTWHILE STYLE reserves also the right to refuse a hold request.

*Please note: All items are vintage, previously worn, so please do not expect perfection; they may have minor defects. Any imperfections are generally minor and are described to the best of our knowledge.

Layaway is available on a case by case basis, usually limited to higher priced items. A non-refundable deposit is required and payment is generally due in full in 30 days.

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Last updated on Jul 8, 2018
Frequently asked questions

What is your niche?

We cater to collectors and lovers of classic and antique styles from the 1800s through the 1970s. Follow us so that we'll show up in your feed!

Will my item arrive clean?

Most items are gently laundered before they are sold. Older and antique pieces generally are not to avoid risk of damage. We do not clean jewelry, as many buyers prefer the look of patina, but we will happily do so upon request before we ship.

How do you rate your items?

As a general rule, we do not sell anything we wouldn't wear ourselves. So we never carry anything with major flaws unless it's being sold as a collector's item, and this would be disclosed in the description. Please refer to our condition chart in our policies section:

Do you accept returns?

Please see our return policy in the policies section:

Is layaway available?

Layaway is available on a case by case basis, usually limited to higher priced items. Please send us a convo to inquire.