lingerie bags embroideries jewelry collectibles

Port Alberni, Canada · 0 Sales


lingerie bags embroideries jewelry collectibles

Port Alberni, Canada 0 Sales On Etsy since 2011

IslandFancies is taking a short break

Christine Marles

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Christine Marles


Vintage and upcycled lingerie, bags, jewelry, collectibles, OOAK treasures

I live on Vancouver Island, Canada, surrounded by rain forest on an acreage. My husband built a studio for me a year ago, so that I could have a place to design, sew, upcycle and store all my vintage treasures. For us, upcycling and reusing is our life style.....

Several years ago I sold vintage on eBay, but like many others, I found it expensive and uncongenial. Etsy is a dream come true - a place where like-minded buyers and sellers can meet, and a place that fosters individual creativity and a love of craft.

Everything I sell is something I have either lovingly created or painstakingly collected and curated.

I have two Etsy shops - Bagcetera for vintage supplies at and Island Fancies for my OOAK hand made items and vintage treasures..

You can see my studio (always a work in progress) at

Shop members

  • Christine Marles


    I am an avid vintage collector, artisan and business woman. I have been sewing all my life and have run various businesses including selling vintage treasures for 40 years. I also am a proud grandmother!

Shop policies

Last updated on January 2, 2013
Welcome to Island Fancies! My name is Christine and I love to recycle, upcycle and share vintage treasures. I also create OOAK totebags and clothing from both new and vintage materials. Vintage is a great way to go green!

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I only accept PayPal. It is easy to use and safe! Copy this link into your browser for more info:

Payment should be made within 24 hours of purchase or the transaction will be cancelled and the item re-listed. If there is some issue, please convo me!
I ship by Canada Post only and charge you what they charge me (I wish it was less, too!). Delivery to the US from Canada usually takes A MINIMUM OF TWO WEEKS.
I am happy to ship internationally and to combine shipping - convo me for details. Note that you are responsible for any duties, taxes, etc. If I make an error in calculating the shipping cost, please convo me and I will refund any amount over $1.00. I do try to use recycled packaging materials to be as green as possible!
Refunds and Exchanges
I take pride in my customer service. Please convo me in the unlikely event you are unhappy with your item so we can resolve the problem. Shipping costs are non-refundable. Since my items are one of a kind, I don't do exchanges. I am not responsible for items lost in the mail.
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Special packaging available on request. Note that using gift boxes will increase shipping costs.