FrugalFairyVintage

Vintage fashion clothing & accessories, home , supplies

Birmingham, Michigan · 609 Sales

FrugalFairyVintage

Vintage fashion clothing & accessories, home , supplies

Birmingham, Michigan 609 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(204)

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Pam

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Announcement   Proud that my Etsy shop has been operating since 2011 with 600+ sales and 5 star average reviews! Frugal Fairy Vintage features unique vintage finds from my own family's estate & treasures from some of the most exclusive large suburban estates in Metro Detroit, Michigan USA...... Our geographic area is one of the best places in the USA (and world) for high quality one-of-a-kind true vintage items!

I like to see exactly where my true vintage items are coming from (treasures taken directly from the original owner's closet) & also like to know the stories behind them. I note whatever info I may have about the item or history in my (sometimes long) descriptions.

For RUSH orders please contact me (shop owner-Pam) first BEFORE checking out unless the "Priority shipping" option is noted as an option on the specific listing. Priority shipping through the US Post Office is 2-3 days delivery time to the main 48 states and costs a little more. Overnight shipping is also possible through a variety of different shipping services, but is quite expensive. I have done many rush orders in the past for customer's special events & have been able to get the merchandise there on time. Hopefully your request will be possible.

International shipping may be possible depending on the destination country. Please send a note to inquire whether shipping is available to your country.

To view a complete list of the 600+ items that I have sold from my Etsy shop, go to my Frugal Fairy Vintage shop's main page on Etsy and look around for the word "Sales". Over the years I have sold an eclectic mix of all categories of "real deal" vintage items.....all are super cool and totally unique!

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Last updated on Jun 1, 2017

Proud that my Etsy shop has been operating since 2011 with 600+ sales and 5 star average reviews! Frugal Fairy Vintage features unique vintage finds from my own family's estate & treasures from some of the most exclusive large suburban estates in Metro Detroit, Michigan USA...... Our geographic area is one of the best places in the USA (and world) for high quality one-of-a-kind true vintage items!

I like to see exactly where my true vintage items are coming from (treasures taken directly from the original owner's closet) & also like to know the stories behind them. I note whatever info I may have about the item or history in my (sometimes long) descriptions.

For RUSH orders please contact me (shop owner-Pam) first BEFORE checking out unless the "Priority shipping" option is noted as an option on the specific listing. Priority shipping through the US Post Office is 2-3 days delivery time to the main 48 states and costs a little more. Overnight shipping is also possible through a variety of different shipping services, but is quite expensive. I have done many rush orders in the past for customer's special events & have been able to get the merchandise there on time. Hopefully your request will be possible.

International shipping may be possible depending on the destination country. Please send a note to inquire whether shipping is available to your country.

To view a complete list of the 600+ items that I have sold from my Etsy shop, go to my Frugal Fairy Vintage shop's main page on Etsy and look around for the word "Sales". Over the years I have sold an eclectic mix of all categories of "real deal" vintage items.....all are super cool and totally unique!

Pam

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(204)
Helene Smith

Helene Smith on Jul 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Playing cards in excellent condition - received in original packing and never used. They will be perfect to display my handmade jewelry. Thank you, Pam!

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About

Family & found vintage treasures of all kinds

I am having the difficult task of going through all the 1000's of varied estate items belonging to my husband's mom/dad and my maternal grandparents who all lived here in the great state of Michigan. My mom ( getting up there in years too) also has decades of high fashion stash to liquidate on top of all that - most of which has never been worn - Yikes! Some of my items date back to the late 1800s, and the "newest" items are from the 1980s - so there is an eclectic mix of items spanning a 100 year period. I am convinced that we have at least one of everything! We are painstakingly determining what we can part with, and what we can find the space to keep, but there are so many decisions that you have to make, and we are not ones who are quick to make decisions. As the American Pickers would say there is an "emotional" connection to many of the items.

Grandpa always said: "Save your money to buy the very best there is, take good care of those things, and you will have them forever." That is why they called them the greatest generation, as I always refer back to the stuff that my grandparents said - it still holds true today!

I probably will never get through the tedious process of listing all the items that we currently have, but I have learned alot! I also found good homes for some awesome estate sale things that probably would have been discarded because people did not know any better as to their value & unique history. I am finding that now about 90% of the constantly changing furnishings in our current home are vintage/antiques treasures that were rediscovered - no cookie cutter Pottery Barn stuff here!

PS: I am a fashion addict & have collected since I was a teenager. I was one of the youngest salespersons ever hired by Saks Fifth Avenue in Troy, Mi to sell designer sportswear while I attended the University of Michigan business school (way back in the day). So.... I have quite a bit of hands-on experience styling high net worth clients & also pretty decent knowledge of top designer brands. I am also letting go of some of my own collection occasionally in my shop. Outstanding fashion finds - they are just in your blood! Too bad I had to leave the fun of the fashion industry to move onto my "grown-up" job. At least I showed up in killer outfits every day!

Thank you for reading!

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Last updated on April 1, 2016

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Sales sent to Michigan residents will be charged a 6% sales tax. This is required per state law.
Shipping
This shop offers combined shipping, which means that a 2nd or 3rd item purchased from the Frugal Fairy Vintage shop will be much cheaper to ship. Often the total weight is difficult to determine ahead of time depending on the items purchased. If at the time of shipping (for combined items), the total cost is less than the pre-paid shipping price, a refund will be issued to the customer for the difference. Refunds will apply only on the Combined Shipping where multiple items are shipped out in the same box or envelope.

Items will be shipped via the U.S. Postal Service. The shipping rates listed are for standard USPS (US Post Office). I also provide a package tracking number from USPS on all orders. This number can be looked up on the USPS.com website & it will tell you exactly where your package is during the whole process of the shipment from Michigan to your location.

If you need a RUSH item by a specific date, please contact me before checking out and we can explore the cost of Priority Mail (USPS) or other vendors like Fed Ex or UPS. Also, the Post Office offers Express shipping which is much faster, but is also rather expensive. Super fast shipping must be mutually agreed upon by the buyer & Frugal Fairy Vintage prior to shipment because of the extra costs involved. Because of this fact, there will be an extra charge to the customer for a super fast shipping option. Your request may not be possible depending on your location and time of day, as there are cut-off times and differences of shipping times based on postal zones. These things are determined by the shippers and are out of the control of the Frugal Fairy Vintage shop. I do my best to honor special requests from customers. Over the past 5 years I have been able to "save the day" many times by getting packages there in time for special events.

Recycled packaging (boxes, bubble wrap, newspaper etc.) may be used for shipping purposes. If this is not acceptable, please put a comment in the comment section when the order is placed. Gift wrapping is also possible, but please be specific as to your request.

I will try to get shipments to the post office within 24-48 hours on USPS business days of operation. Customers will be notified if there will be an unavoidable delay (due to weather, sickness, etc.) Shipping will be discounted for multiple items as stated above. If you have questions, please contact me through the Etsy e-mail system. I really like to keep shipping costs to a minimum, so it helps to work with customers and to be creative in order to deal with this necessary evil.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will do my best to describe the items as completely as possible and note any and all imperfections (no matter how small). Items in this shop are vintage (at least 20 yrs old) so there could be some general fading, light signs of wear, etc. Most of these items are very old and have been used/worn, therefore it is important to note the stated condition in each specific item listing description.

Should you be unhappy with your purchase, items can be returned within 10 DAYS of receipt date for a refund of the item cost. The seller (Frugal Fairy Vintage shop) must be contacted as soon as possible to be notified of the return. Buyer will be responsible for shipping costs both ways - initial and return shipping. Please note this policy! This prevents people from being tempted to buy items, use them for an event, and then return them.

I am happy to provide additional photos or descriptions of items prior to purchase. Just send me an e-mail through Etsy and I usually respond quite quickly to your request. I do care about good customer service!

Purchased items CANNOT be worn or used for your: party / event / wedding / photo shoot and then returned. Items are sent out to you in clean condition. Dirty or damaged items will NOT be refunded to the customer. I do have many more than 5 photos of each item in the condition that it was shipped out. Therefore, proof is available to show when an item has been used for an event & then was subsequently returned. It is not the policy or intent of this shop to provide for free rental service on vintage items.

Please feel free to ask me any questions prior to purchasing an item. I do understand that it is sometimes difficult to make a purchase decision based on tiny little photos and written descriptions, therefore I am happy to provide as much information to you as humanly possible.... It is important for customers to be happy with their one-of-a-kind item purchase!
Additional policies and FAQs
Does Frugal Fairy Vintage ship INTERNATIONALLY (outside USA)? Yes!! Over the past 5 years I have shipped to 13 countries outside the USA. For Canada, Europe and Australia shipping tracking is available through the US Postal Service. This is my preferred method of shipping. If you do not see your location on the list of destinations at checkout, please send me an e-mail through the Etsy system. I will be happy to explore shipping to your location. Please be aware that some countries have strict import restrictions. The customer is always responsible to pay all import taxes, duties and fees. I will never falsely fill out customs forms to avoid taxes in the receiving country.