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LuminousLadyVintage is taking a short break


Note from shop owner SHOP IS ON A NOT SO SHORT VACATION. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak in NM and our Gov Lujan Grisham asking residents to stay home and self quarantine, we decided to put the shop on vacation so we would not have to go to the Post Office. My husband and I are elders in the vulnerable group.
IN THE MEANTIME there are: Slideshows, Art Process, video tutorials and other Fun Stuff on our store facebook site;
WATCH FOR UPCOMING SALES WHEN WE RETURN! Thank you for your patience. We appreciate your business and look forward to offering fresh and stimulating new clothing and accessories from our home in Santa Fe NM.
Blessings, Kayla Komito

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 19, 2020

SHOP IS ON A NOT SO SHORT VACATION. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak in NM and our Gov Lujan Grisham asking residents to stay home and self quarantine, we decided to put the shop on vacation so we would not have to go to the Post Office. My husband and I are elders in the vulnerable group.
IN THE MEANTIME there are: Slideshows, Art Process, video tutorials and other Fun Stuff on our store facebook site;
WATCH FOR UPCOMING SALES WHEN WE RETURN! Thank you for your patience. We appreciate your business and look forward to offering fresh and stimulating new clothing and accessories from our home in Santa Fe NM.
Blessings, Kayla Komito

Kayla Komito

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About LuminousLadyVintage

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On Etsy since 2011

My path to vintage

Who am I? I am a vintage country goddess. Vintage is the key word here. Back in the 50's, riding in the back of our families' fire-engine red Ford station wagon, every August on the way to Yellowstone National Park, I would dream and create exciting fantastical adventures... With myself as the heroine, of course. In the caves along the rivers I imagined finding treasures and exotic lost worlds, becoming their beloved Goddess dressed in luminous slinky dresses and radiant jewels (you've seen the movies, right??) Over the years I did travel to exotic places and my love of the history embodied in wonderful works of ancient artifacts, such as Tibet, Ireland and India, was born.

Over the last 40 years a parallel love was evolving in my admiration of vintage collectibles and handicrafts, particularly those created and worshiped by women in this country. My sister Lyn had a hand in this being an avid antique-r and we continue to exalt in our 'hunt for treasures'. I found in these vintage items a much deeper understanding and sense of the incredible history of the USA. In exploring the art and artisans who created costume jewelry, I found out how the compassionate idea of giving shelter to the poor, the exploited, the destitute from other countries brought unlimited creative genius here or what it must have been like to be in a country at war with limited resources, or to be a woman without the vote. I still see each piece of costume jewelry from the 30's as a tiny hand wrought sculpture to bring a smile during the depression or in the 40's as mood-lifter during WW2 or a out-of-this-world conversation novelty at the cocktails parties of the 50's. I saw amazing creativity and a place for women to show independent artistry in the marvelous history of women's hats. The aprons women created in the 50's are like forerunners of the psychedelic posters of the 60's, where did that come from? Purses and compacts and boxes (why do women loooove boxes??), perhaps the Jungian expressions of our woman's jewel case? I also love fur, a sensual childhood experience of having a beaver muff and hat clinched that, and though I would never buy a new fur, I do offer some vintage fur hats, coats, collars, chokers and muffs. Silk satin lingerie... do I even have to go there? Love, love love...

So in my ETSY store: LUMINOUS LADY VINTAGE will offer you the fruits of this passionate search for the shining vintage garments and treasures of this world that have a unique romantic allure and a wedding wizard section. My other vintage shop in Etsy: BEE BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE show cases a delicious display of vintage suits, coats and dresses from the 20's thru the 80's and thematic vintage garments such as Boho Exotic, Mod, Western, Asian, WW2 and so forth. At my art store; SHANGRI-LA TREASURES and Thankas, you can find the meditation iconic treasures to nurture the more exotic, luminous spiritual world in your heart.

I have some more stories about my path to vintage on my blog:
In my younger years I already loved vintage -- cars. The story is here on my blog:

Shop members

  • Kayla Komito


    Now I am a 'vintage' country goddess myself, inspired to share my passion and bring you the finest vintage treasures. Learn more about me by reading "My Story" on this site and visit my Vintage Treasure Quest blog

  • David Komito


    I've retired from my day job as a professor of Asian Philosophy to be reborn as a fashion photographer for Luminous Lady Vintage. I love the challenges of photographing clothing and accessories and the playfulness of photographing models.

  • Lyn

    Picker And Model

    My sister Lyn keeps her eyes open for vintage fashion treasures and picks for the shop. We both collect vintage costume jewelry and go annually to the Antique Expo and on other treasure travel quests. Sometimes she doubles as a model for the shop.

  • Cami


    My model Cami is a total vintage lover, from her 1950s DeSoto car to her everyday wear. When she completed her university program here she was named "President's Scholar". Beauty, brains, fashion sense and mistress of vintage makeup and hair.

  • Justine


    My model Justine was a natural -- so expressive, and even MY camera loved her. Then she graduated from the local university and left for law school. I seem to pick beautiful models who are also very smart (and sassy;-)

  • Jane

    Assistant And Model

    Jane is a dear friend and steps in to help me as a creative spirited assistant when and where ever I need it: wardrobe changer, model and adviser. She laughs a lot and keeps life radiant.

  • Jeri


    Jeri is a dear friend who stepped up to the plate and modeled for me when I needed to get my winter coats listed. She was camera shy but David lured her into relaxing and having a great time playing dress up, so I bet she'll be back for more!

  • Sarah


    Sarah is my newest model. A Myrna Loy look alike with an enigmatic smile and soulful expressions. The vintage clothes from every era adore her figure and even the smallest fit without a corset! We lunch and she advises this Luddite on social media.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 20, 2019
Thank you for browsing Luminous Lady Vintage! The quest for personal treasures can be such a delightful endeavor and my goal is to provide you with vintage jewels in every sensual category, to weave dreams and spark fantasies where you become that mysterious luminous lady (or gent, or other). Here I provide some guidelines to map out the more mundane aspects of the journey towards owning that transformational treasure. If you have questions about that special item, please contact me before purchase, as ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Warm wishes that the info below is clear and helpful.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation: before item has shipped
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details

*(INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS ALERT; for those of you in the European Union Countries who are used to their lenient return policy laws, please note my non-EU policy and accept my apologies.) Please read my why & wherefores below ;-)

*Since vintage/antique items are 20 years to decades old, pre-owned, usually pre-worn or used I have chosen to consider all sales final. The photographs of items and any measurements given for the item or garment in the listing are considered part of the description, so review them closely.I try my very best to examine, describe and measure items accurately and to disclose any noticeable condition issue or flaw, so that you will know as exactly as possible in words and images, what you are buying. I often have extra photographs and will convo them to you if asked.

*Due to the fact all of the items are vintage, they are sold AS-IS, described in detail in the listing, though I often have repaired a seam or mended a flaw to do my best to send them to you in great shape! Items are usually dry cleaned, air and sun freshened or washed, ironed or steamed. But sometimes if the item is fragile, antique, or requires special expert cleaning I will sell it AS IS; in' Found Condition. I do not know what or if any possible allergens the 'as is' clothes, hats, purses, shoes have been exposed to, (including smoke, though I NEVER buy anything on which I smell smoke!!) please consider these potential issues before purchasing vintage.
*If for some extenuating circumstance there is a return, all shipping costs are the responsibility of buyer.
*I want you to have a wonderful shopping and receiving experience!
At this time the only paymenst I accept are; 'PayPal' and Etsy; 'Direct Checkout'.
(Please remember to make sure your shipping address is the same as your PayPal address so we can avoid payment and shipping confusion.)

See something you like, but need to wait till payday? Don't hesitate to ask us to hold it for you! We will gladly hold items for 7 DAYS. If you need longer than 1 week, please contact us to discuss possible further options or see layaway below..
Down payment on a reserved item is appreciated upon reservation.

*To serve you better, Layaway is available on items over $100 ONLY, we can accept payments in installations with 14 day, 30 day and 60 day terms, depending on the cost of the item (s) you are ordering.
* Items between $100 & $200 are eligible for the 14 day layaway plan with 2 payments.
* Items over $200 are eligible for the 30 day layaway plan with up to 4 scheduled payments.
* High-value items of $500 or more are eligible for the 60 day extended layaway plan with up to 4 scheduled payments.
*We require a minimum $50 non-refundable down payment.
*Please contact us with a link to the item you are interested in and the amount you will be able to put down initially and we will create a series of special listings for the initial & remainder of the layaway payments.

*Making payments over a long extended period and/or paying in very small increments is something we prefer not to do. Thanks for understanding!

If you are new to Etsy, and need help with check-out, reserve etc. here’s a handy place to go for help
*ALL SALES ARE FINAL; I do not accept returns (for more details see "Return Policy"), so for those of you in the EU who are used to their lenient return policies please note my policy and accept my apologies.

*If you wish to CANCEL AN ORDER, do it ASAP, because I often send items out the day of the order. NO REFUNDS OR RETURNS once item has been shipped.

*I ship FREE! USPS Priority Mail or First Class Ground Domestic at least 2 times a week, excluding weekends & holidays. If you wish me to ship USPS Express Mail, let me know in advance of the purchase and I will accommodate you by changing the rate in the listing from FREE SHIPPING to the additional Express Mail cost.
* I will send you a confirmation convo that I have received your order and the shipping date. I then always let you know when your item has been shipped and will include the Tracking Number & Expected Delivery Date.
*I take the utmost care in packing and shipping all my vintage treasures.
*I use both new and clean recycled boxes, envelopes & packing materials.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING (NOT FREE;Standard First Class or Priority Mail charges as shown in listing)
* I happily ship to International customers using First Class (under 20 ounces) when possible BUT If items are very large (over 36 combined inches) or heavy (over 4 lbs.) their are special USPS rules that allow things to be shipped ONLY; USPS Priority Mail International (6 to 10 working days) rather than First Class and that adds greatly to the expense. (unfortunately).
!!**No international package will be marked as a gift, all duties and customs charges, if any, and special rules (ex; Costume Jewelry to Spain requires Priority Mail and that means about $28.00 in shipping) are the buyers responsibility. International buyers need be aware of their own countries laws and regulations (ex; I know the customs are very high in the United Kingdom!!).

*Your Paypal address and Etsy address must match unless prior arrangements are made. Will send to a gift recipient, when notified in advance and enclose a message card.
Additional policies and FAQs
VINTAGE CONDITION CODES: You mean it's not brand new?

NOS or New Old Stock: This means I had the best of luck to find old stock that's
been hidden away for years and the stock cannot be put
out in the store because that store no longer exists. The
item still has its original tags/item has never been worn.
If there is something amiss, I'll mention it.

MINT: And not Mint Julep. Mint is where the item is coming to
you in amazing condition. It might be new or never worn
but I cannot guarantee that. The most this item will need is
a dry cleaning before wearing since it was stored for years

NEAR NEW: Yes. It is almost new. Most likely it was worn once and
though looks brand new, it might have one thing amiss.
A button is loose, a seam is a little wonky, a rhinestone has
dulled, etc. You get the picture, right?

EXCELLENT: And it should be. This item was worn, once perhaps twice
maybe it was worn for 4 years but the lady took great care
of keeping it excellent condition. There might be a little dirt
possibly a missing belt, a few stitches, it was altered, a
rhinestone or two, heel taps will need to be replaced.
This item will need minimal attention to wear it again, it
will need a dry cleaning to perk her up again.

GOOD: She's seen better days but the party isn't out of her yet!
And that is how I see Good vintage. It will need some
attention and a little money spent on her to fix the old gal
back up, but trust me, she's gonna knock 'em dead! She'll
need some stitch work, dry cleaning, spot cleaning, repairs,
maybe some dye work on a few areas. The old gal is still
kicking so don't give up on her yet.

TLC: I have no talent or skill to help this poor thing out but I do
know others do so for a very low price, if you have the time
here is the old thing ready to be reworked, remade, used
for bits and pieces.

The LENGTH measurement for shoes is measured of INSIDE sole of the shoe from tip of toe to back of heel. WIDTH is widest INSIDE measurement.

Please note, measurements of clothing in listings are not body measurements, please allow room for ease of movement. You should measure a similar garment of yours that fits you well in this same manner to determine if a listed article will fit. If you need any further measurements please feel free to let us know.

Clothing items are measured for the listing while the item is laid flat.

BUST/CHEST, measured from armpit seam to armpit seam, then doubled.
WAIST is measured at the narrowest part seam to seam then doubled.
HIPS are measured across the widest point approx 7 to 8" down from the waist then doubled.
SHOULDER is taken across the back from seam to seam.
TOTAL LENGTH is taken from center of neck in back to bottom hem.
INSEAM LENGTH is measured from crotch/straddle to hem on inside of leg.
RISE of pants is measured from top of waistband to center of crotch.
SLEEVE length from shoulder to end of cuff
CUFF circumference
ARMHOLE circumference
BODICE shoulder to waist when applicable

Measure around your head where the hat would sit on your head comfortably.

21" = XS
21.5" to 21 3/4" = S
22" to 22 1/2" = M
22 3/4" to 23" = L
23 1/2" to 24" = XL

I hope for you to be a satisfied happy customer, one who will come back and browse Luminous Lady Vintage again. Please don't hesitate to communicate with me about any questions or requests. I will work with you, the customer on any problems that may arise. OFFICIAL ETSY FEEDBACK is greatly appreciated and I know you as a buyer value yours also.
To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (such as your body measurements, label or style preference for example), if you contact me directly.

1)I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
2) If necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as: Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

*The third parties with whom I shares personal information:
!) Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
Service providers.
2) I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
3) Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations,my tax returns,to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions (Etsy). As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Etsy's Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer.

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
1)Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
2) Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
3) Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.
4) How to Contact Me
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Kayla Komito as a seller through Etsy, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at kaylakomito [!at] Alternately, you may mail me at:

Kayla Komito, 4429 Colores Del Sol,,Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507