FrenchieStiles

Frenchie Stiles Clothing Co.

Des Moines, Iowa | 287 Sales

FrenchieStiles

Frenchie Stiles Clothing Co.

Des Moines, Iowa 287 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars (158)

Announcement   After years of trying to make a decent wage with this shop I have decided to close it down. This is a chapter in my life I will never forget, but that has become unsustainable with my current situation. I am also closing the instagram and facebook accounts related to this shop. I have taken a very different path true to myself through Velveteen Black on Etsy and on instagram. It's time I sewed and embroidered what I want for myself, and if people like it then all the better.


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Announcement

Last updated on Sep 3, 2018

After years of trying to make a decent wage with this shop I have decided to close it down. This is a chapter in my life I will never forget, but that has become unsustainable with my current situation. I am also closing the instagram and facebook accounts related to this shop. I have taken a very different path true to myself through Velveteen Black on Etsy and on instagram. It's time I sewed and embroidered what I want for myself, and if people like it then all the better.


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Cecile

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Cecile

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About

Many names

I started making clothes and selling them online way back in 2004-2005. I began on Ebay then moved on to Etsy. My shop has had several names but now is pretty set on Frenchie Stiles Clothing Co. Frenchie is a nickname I acquired since I was born and raised in France, and Stiles was a play on the word "styles".
I started out making raver and punk type clothes, slowly moving on to more retro and pinup styles. Who doesn't want to look like a bombshell?
I model most of my clothes and since I'm considered plus size by the garment industry, most of the clothes I make are for the more voluptuous girls among us. Who said bigger girls can't have nice and sexy things? However I can make items in smaller sizes if requested. I also cater to men who wear women's clothing or lingerie. Everyone is welcome!
The future holds many dreams still. I want to expand into lingerie and not just making underwear. I want to offer custom made bras, especially for the unusual sizes women have a hard time finding. Good fit starts with good foundation wear, i.e: underwear.
My designs are usually vintage inspired and I draft my own patterns using methods from vintage sewing and patternmaking books.

As I am also an artist I have begun making my prints available through my website at http://www.frenchiestilesclothingco.com

Shop members

  • Cecile aka Frenchie

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Born and raised in Europe and now living in the USA. I went through college, got my degrees, but my passion lies in art and fashion. Trying to make sewing my sole source of income. Always happy to answers questions and help you attain what you want!

Shop policies

Last updated on February 26, 2018
Hi and thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read my store policies.
I am currently located in the state of New Mexico and am happy to provide the world with sexy clothes.
If you have allergies PLEASE INFORM ME. I do not smoke so your clothes will never smell of tobacco,however I do come in contact with dogs regularly even though I do not own any.

***NOTICE: I am no longer doing trades. This means I am no longer trading my items for yours, or giving my items to models for pictures in return. Please purchase my items if you want to model them.
I try to ship things out as soon as possible. I also do accept custom work, please see below for more information.***

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
NO refunds or exchanges on custom orders, lingerie or swimsuits.
Returns or exchanges on other items are accepted however I cannot refund shipping costs and item MUST be returned in original condition (no odor, deodorant marks, stains etc...). Some returns may require a 20% restocking fee.
I offer every measurement needed in my listings for you to compare your body measurements to. If you need me to measure something in particular, please convo me and I'd be glad to do that for you.
My best piece of advice is to purchase a measuring tape.
Waist measurement on underwear will mean your lower hip measurement, usually 3 to 5 inches below your belly button. High waist underwear will be your natural waist measurement.
Custom orders cannot be refunded or exchanged.
Should you decide to cancel a custom order AFTER I have begun making it, you will only get a 50% refund of the value paid.
Payment
Payments are accepted through PayPal or Direct Checkout.
Shipping
Shipping is what is listed on the listing for the item. I ship US mail unless you request another form of shipment. I do not deliver and you cannot come to my home to pick it up. IF you live in the same town as me, I can meet you somewhere and give it to you, however, shipping still applies since I'm using gas.
I do combine on shipping for a lower fee per additional item. Please see the listing for more specific info on rates.
Insurance can be added if you desire.
International rates are different from US rates.
I ship items within 48hrs of payments unless you require other arrangements.
International buyers be aware that you may be charged custom fees by your country's postal service. I am not responsible for these fees.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom Orders:
Please feel free to contact me about a custom order. I will do my best to help you and give you an accurate quote. Please remember that custom orders are generally more expensive than buying the already existing items in my store as I am making a unique item that will fit your measurements.
If you are an INTERNATIONAL buyer, let me know this since your quote will differ in as much as it is more expensive to ship internationally.
I accept payment for the whole order up front. However if this does not work for you or you want to pay in installments, please let me know. I can work with you on payment details.
My turnaround time on most orders is 2 weeks or less and I will keep you informed throughout. I will send you pictures of the final product before it is shipped. If you are paying in installments, the item will not be shipped until last payment is received.
If you decide that you do not want the item after all once it is started or finished or once it has been shipped, you will be refunded 50% of the total custom order (the remaining 50% being the restocking fee and to cover material and labor costs), and I reserve the right to sell the abandoned custom order in my store.
If you have any questions regarding custom orders, please feel free to convo me.
Custom orders are NONREFUNDABLE and NON EXCHANGEABLE.

Consignment and Modeling:
If you would like to carry my items on consignment, please feel free to contact me.
If you would like to model my clothes please purchase them from my store. I absolutely do not do trades anymore. Anyone can set up a profile on model mayhem and claim to be a published model. I cannot do background research on everyone that wants to model my items. So please purchase them. I know it seems harsh but I've had too many experiences where someone got my hard work for free and I saw no increase in traffic or sales from it. I do make exceptions so please feel free to share your portfolio and measurements with me.
If you run a blog and want to review my items please purchase the items from my shop. This is not a side hobby and I do pay bills with my sales whether on or off etsy. Once a relationship is established I will be more inclined to send free samples for review.

Materials:
I use mainly poly blends and stretchy materials since they are easier to wear and fit. I use a regular sewing machine, a coverstitch machine as well as a serger to make my items so that they are durable and good quality. If you would like a specific fabric (organic cotton, bamboo, hemp) please don't be afraid to ask. I would love to work with your needs.

Care and Maintenance of your items:
Please wash your items by hand and hang or lay flat to dry. If you don't want to wash by hand, use the gentle cycle on your machine and wash in cold water or get it dry cleaned. If you must use a dryer, use low heat. I am not responsible for what washing machines and dryers do to clothes or if colored clothes and white clothes were not separated. I know some of those machines will shred underwear so please be careful.

Have more questions? Please convo me.