ExpatriateVintage

Unique vintage clothing and accessories

Concord, North Carolina
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Announcement    Welcome to ExpatriateVintage! Great vintage clothing, accessories and more. I do consider reasonable offers on non-sale items.

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Last updated on Apr 4, 2022

Welcome to ExpatriateVintage! Great vintage clothing, accessories and more. I do consider reasonable offers on non-sale items.

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About ExpatriateVintage

Sales 2,781
On Etsy since 2011

Can't stop buying great vintage clothing and accessories!

I started wearing and collecting vintage clothing as a punk rock/goth kid of 14. When the movie "Pretty in Pink" came out, my friends started calling me Andie (after Molly Ringwald's character, who has the greatest thrift/DIY style ever!) I basically lived at Salvation Army, Goodwill, flea markets, or anywhere else great vintage clothing could be found. Back then it was cheap and plentiful, now not so much.

After working at my friend's vintage clothing store, I opened my own store, Galaxie Vintage, in Orlando in 1996. After a real estate dispute, I closed and went online, selling on that *other* well-known site.

I have since lived in NYC, then Germany, where I got my MBA in 2009. I had a full-time day job but could not stop buying fabulous vintage - how could I pass up that perfect dress just because it wasn't my size/style/era? Surely I can find the perfect new owner for it.

So I started this etsy shop in 2011, while I was still working full-time. When I ran out of storage space for these treasures in my apartment (and ran out of patience with my corporate job!), I opened and ran a physical store in Hannover, Germany called galaxievintage from 2016 thru 2019.

The market for vintage clothing certainly has changed a lot since I first started selling it. But somehow I have managed to stay in the constantly evolving game and am now dividing my time between selling online and operating my vintage store (also called galaxievintage), just outside of Charlotte in the small town of Concord, North Carolina.

To my customers and vintage lovers around the world who have supported me - you make the "hunt" worthwhile! I think of you when I am dragging my huge heavy suitcase around a muddy field at a flea market at 5 AM. Thank you from the bottom of my closet!

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  • Kali

    Owner, Finding Great Stuff, Wherever It Might Be Hiding!

    Vintage clothing lover/collector since 1983, seller since 1994. Specializing in vintage clothing 1880s - 1980s, from Europe and the US.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Thanks for checking out Expatriate Vintage Clothing...and More! My shop features interesting vintage clothing, accessories, housewares, and other assorted 'treasures' from the US and Europe. Visit my physical location, galaxievintage, in Concord, North Carolina, USA (just outside of Charlotte).

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have. I really enjoy communicating with other vintage lovers from around the world!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
All sales are FINAL, unless I have badly misrepresented an item. If there is a problem with your order, please contact me within 3 days of receiving it so we can work to find a solution.

Shipping cost for items returned to me as Unclaimed, Undeliverable, or Refused will NOT be refunded.

Please check the listed measurements very carefully and ask questions if you are not sure if an item will fit you or not, if the color is what you expect, about condition, or anything else, I am happy to answer as soon as I can.

If your package is shown on tracking as "delivered" and you have not received it, please contact me ASAP. I will help you research your package as much as I can. Most postal systems take mail theft very seriously!

I also reserve the right to cancel any order at my discretion.
Payment
PAYMENT TIME
Payment must be made immediately, at time of purchase.

PAYMENT METHODS
-Regular PayPal (shipping to verified addresses ONLY), no e-checks please.

-Etsy Payments (accepts major credit cards, and other payment methods)

-Etsy Gift Certificate

ITEM HOLDS
Sorry, I am unable to hold items since they are listed on multiple selling platforms.
Shipping
SHIPPING METHODS AND LOCATIONS
Shipping within the US only, via USPS unless otherwise noted in the listing. I use calculated shipping - if actual shipping is substantially less than what was paid, I will issue a refund. Refunds may be delayed pending USPS shipping label adjustments.

Express shipping options are sometimes available, please contact me BEFORE purchasing if you need this.

Please expect longer shipping times during peak times such as Christmas, and currently due to the corona virus pandemic.

ORDER PROCESSING TIME
Orders will be shipped as soon as possible, within 3 business days of purchase unless otherwise stated. If I am out of town on a buying trip, I may extend my processing times appropriately.

SHIPPING ADDRESS
It is the buyer's responsibility to make sure Etsy has the current and correct shipping address on file. PLEASE make sure your Etsy shipping address is correct. I am not responsible for packages shipped to an incorrect address due to buyer error.
Additional policies and FAQs
Vintage clothing is gorgeous, wonderful, interesting and fabulous. It is also, well, VINTAGE, meaning at least 20 years old. I will do my best to describe any flaws I see, but please do not expect these items to be comparable to modern, brand new items.

SIZING AND MEASUREMENTS
Please keep in mind that sizes on vintage items run much smaller than today's sizes - so a vintage size 14 is much smaller than a modern 14.

I measure all clothing laid flat, with up to an inch of 'ease' included:

Bust: From armpit to armpit x2
Waist: From smallest point x2
Hips: From widest point x2
Length: From top of shoulder to end
Sleeve: From shoulder seam to end
Shoulder: From seam to seam across back

Please measure an item in your wardrobe that fits you well, and compare with the listed measurements of an item if you are not sure it will fit.

ITEM CONDITION
Most items are sold as I found them. I prefer to leave any washing or dry-cleaning up to the discretion of the new owner. Any information about dirt, damage, odor, etc. will be in the item's listing but please ask if anything is unclear.

SATISFACTION
I will provide additional descriptions and measurements and answer questions (If I am out of town, I will get back to you as soon as I can). I really want you to be happy with your purchase, and to love and appreciate these things as much as I do. Thanks!