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Sara Spissu

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Sara Spissu

lace beaded shift dress/ vintage 60s//
60s dress jacket set/ floral print// size 6
velvet maxi dress/ black/ small
90s pinstripe shirt dress/ tie belt/ m
Macro Houndstooth Dress (S)
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5 out of 5 stars

7sistas on Jan 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Just beautiful! Thank you Sara. It arrived overseas promptly and was well packaged. I love that it has the original owner's monogram inside - I already feel connected to her. Photos much later when I'm "dolled up" but I promise I'll add one.

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All Killer, No Filler

Gibson Girl Vintage works hard to create a strictly local, authentic vintage shopping experience. All pieces are carefully culled, not online, but by hand from the VA/NC border and surrounding area, which creates a truly eclectic and unpredictable shopping experience, which is what shopping vintage is all about. GGV's mission is to provide authentic vintage in stellar condition - all killer and no filler!

Like so many blessings and dreams come true, my success as a vendor of vintage began, befittingly, as a blessing in disguise. Still a teen, I got caught driving without so much as a learner's permit, and had to do community service at the local DAV thrift store. I thought life, as I knew it, was over and that my reputation would be ruined FOREVER - but instead I finally took driving lessons, got my driver's license, and legally drove to every thrift store I could find, and thus began, what remains to this day, my favorite pastime - digging for vintage treasure.

I'll never forget the woman who was running that thrift store where I did "my time". She was this larger-than-life, brooklyn-born, fashionista of amazonian proportions with a larger-than-life attitude; huge, cherry-red painted lips; and big black hair, who wore whatever the hell struck her fancy - and it was not at all what you would expect to see in my small, conservative, Southern hometown. Also, I'll never forget the first, few vintage discoveries I made in that thrift store - an antique equestrian's hat, a bohemian, hand-stitched cotton blouse... and so much more... and thus began my passion for all things vintage, and my disdain for what was "accepted" and expected.

So many other factors of my childhood led me to this fate, including all of the auctions I frequented with my mom, and the fact that thrift stores were all I could afford to feed my sartorial habit. Now I can spot a vintage tag a mile away, and sometimes the tag makes me just as happy as the item to which it is attached! I take pride in what I select, and only sell what is in excellent condition, or I restore it to its original condition, if possible, thereby reducing waste - which is a huge problem in the clothing industry!

Simply put, I'm passionate about and in love with what I do, for many reasons, and when love and passion combine, the rest is history, or the preservation thereof ;)

Thank you for reading my story,
Sara Spissu


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Last updated on July 31, 2013

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+ Shipping prices are estimates/quotes. Gibson Girl ships via USPS. If shipping costs less than what you paid, you WILL receive a refund for every penny you overpaid. If shipping costs more than what you paid, you will receive an email the same day asking if you would likt to pay the additional shipping costs, or a full refund. If you decide to pay the additional shipping costs, Gibson Girl will need your paypal email address, and an invoice will be created via paypal, and shipment will ensue upon receipt of payment of this invoice, same or next day.
+ Excess shipping costs will promptly be refunded.

+ Gibson Girl ships via usps priority mail, flat rate, and first class in the US (whichever is less expensive) and via usps priority international, but initiate a conversation if you prefer one shipping method over the others.

+Gibson Girl reserves the right to split large orders into multple boxes if necessary.

+ If an order is not deliverable, refused, or returned by USPS, the purchaser is responsible for the cost to reship that item, if desired, and he or she may file a claim with USPS for the cost suffered for the original shipment that was returned.

+GibsonGirl is not responsible for items lost in the mail. Tracking #s are given upon shipment, but if you would like to purchase insurance for your item, just initiate a conversation!

+ Domestic priority mail includes delivery confirmation, but first class international or flat rate priority international does not include tracking. Please advise if you would like tracking with your international delivery. Gibson Girl is not responsible for custom fees on international orders or items lost in the mail; please advise if you would like to purchase insurance for your item.

Gibson Girl loves to ship internationally! Please visit your country's Postal Service website for information regarding any fees customs might charge you depending on value and weight of your purchase.

Items greater than $250 in value will be shipped using a trackable shipping method that provides signature confirmation at delivery.

IMPORTANT: International customers should expect that all purchases will incur custom duties or taxes that must be paid when receiving your item. Gibson Girl is not responsible for taxes, VAT fees or other duties charged at the country of delivery. All fees and taxes charged at the country of delivery are not included in your total.
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+ If you are unhappy, for any reason, with an item you have purchased from this shop, please initiate a conversation; Gibson Girl will do everything possible to solve any problems on a case-by-case basis. However, as a rule, Gibson Girl does not accept returns or offer refunds for items that do not fit, as detailed measurements are given for every listing. If you have any questions at all regarding size, make or fit, please initiate a conversation. Gibson Girl is happy to provide additional pictures and/or measurements.
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+ Most items are hand-washed or dry cleaned prior to shipment, but Gibson Girl recommends that you launder prior to wear.