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Queens, New York


Michelle Ridgely Vintage Couture Tailoring

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Michelle Ridgely Vintage Couture Tailoring

Shop policies

Last updated on March 17, 2018
Welcome to the Etsy Shop for Michelle Ridgely Vintage Couture Tailoring ("MRVCT"). I am a designer/owner based in Queens, New York. I create custom ladies garments inspired by 1950s and 1960s design on a commission basis, but here in my Etsy shop I have the opportunity to create vintage inspired ready-to-wear that the easily fits into any wardrobe. You will see feature in this shop scarves, bed jackets, robes, capes and other items that are made by me and created in small quantities.

The prices of my items reflect the quality of materials and time it takes to construct each item. If you would like to receive a fabric swatch prior to making a purchase, please convo me and I will gladly send it to you free-of-charge.

If you would like to learn more about me, please check out my website at

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 returns
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or 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
I take great care to accurately photograph and describe my items and will answer any questions you have PRIOR to purchase. If you purchase an item and are not satisfied with it, due to a misrepresentation on my end please contact me and we can work something out. Please note that I must charge a 25% restocking fee plus deduct any related fees from Etsy and/or Paypal from the purchase price before issuing a refund.


If an item arrives damaged, you must keep the item and packaging as originally received and contact me immediately. If packaging is not retained, no claim can be filed and no refund will be given by the carrier.
I accept PayPal and credit cards through Etsy's Direct Payments. Payment is always due at the time of purchase.

PLEASE NOTE: If you change your mind and decide to cancel your order per Etsy's buyer guidelines, I will deduct the fee charge to me by Etsy and/or Paypal for processing this request.
During the holidays, I ship daily via USPS and am happy to offer combined shipping. If you need your item right away, please convo me prior to purchase and I will do my best to accommodate your request.

If I miscalculate your shipping charges on an item, I will refund the extra charges rounded up to the next dollar.

I do ship internationally and suggest that you contact me for a price quote. I will do the best that I can to source an affordable option for you. Please note that international buyers are responsible for any additional fees by their countries. I will not falsify custom documents. If you want your order shipped via International Priority or Express Mail, please let me know and I will adjust your final bill to include these charges.

Please note that all sales over $100.00 must be insured. All shipping, insurance and tracking costs are to be paid by the buyer.

Lastly, while I take great care packaging and shipping your purchase, any lost or damaged item(s) on route is the responsibility of the buyer and must be dealt with directly with USPS.
Additional policies and FAQs

Reserves are only to assist customers in making payment arrangements. I am unable to hold an item while a prospective buyer is deciding to to make a purchase. Please feel free to contact me if you need more information.


Color variations can occur between what you see and what I have listed that are beyond my control due to the difference between monitor calibrations. So, if you have any questions, please convo me BEFORE purchasing and I will do my best to answer your questions prior to you buying any item in my shop.


Vintage designs/patterns do not have the same sizing as today's manufacturing standards. The measurements that I provide are for finished product(s) and I measure the garment laying flat. It is highly recommended that you measure your own personal garments this way and then compare measurements to make sure my item(s) will fit. If you have any questions concerning measurements on any of my items, please do not hesitate to convo me.

PLEASE NOTE: I DO NOT offer refunds due to an item not fitting. It is the buyer's responsibility to accurately take his/her measurements and compare them to the measurements of the item listed PRIOR to purchase.


While I do my best to preshrink all materials prior to construction, there is a possibility that additional shrinkage could take place. Fabric manufacturer's and their representatives and/or agents provide guidelines to the cleaning and maintenance of their materials and I include this information in the shop's listing and on the garment. It is the buyer's responsibility to follow such guidelines after purchase.