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Chicago, Illinois 92 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Quality Whimsy of the Past.
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Leigh Pillars

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Anonymous on Apr 12, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

very quick shipment and cute jacket. thank you!

Anonymous on Feb 2, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

This is a marvelous vintage Adolfo skirt, thanks so much!!!

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Shop policies

Last updated on November 17, 2012
Hello there fellow vintage fanatics!
Thanks so much for visiting my shop!

Basic Info:

My knowledge of dating is derived from general experience, collecting and working with vintage items for about eight years total. I feel confident in my abilities and try to be as accurate as possible. Overall, please bear in mind that vintage is not an exact science, and there is cross-over between era and decade fashion trends.

I rate the condition of items as follows: moderate, good, very good/great, excellent/fantastic.
In general, I will not post anything that is not still entirely wearable vintage. I try to have high standards and will often over-explain minor scuffs or marks. Please do remember that any vintage item that is not dead-stock is likely to somehow show its age. To me, part of the wonder of vintage is that certain items will be perfectly distressed or worn in. This can often add to the general appeal and character of the piece.

It is also important to note that handmade vintage articles can appear to have incongruencies in design or structure due to the nature of their creation.

Vintage garments are often delicate and may require professional cleaning, depending on the materials and age of the piece. Items composed of lace, velvet, suede, leather etc. and items more than fifty years old should be treated as such and hand washed or dry cleaned.

All measurements are taken with the item laying on a flat surface. Bear in mind that vintage sizes are not in line with modern size charts. For example, a 1950s womans size 8 is more akin to a standard American size 4 or 2. If you are unsure as to whether something will fit, always measure yourself or an article of clothing, shoes... that fit you well and compare numbers.

If you have any questions what-so-ever, please feel free to contact me and I will respond as quickly as possible.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
Due to previous mishaps I now only accept Paypal. I do apologize to anyone who this may inconvenience.
I now automatically get tracking numbers for shipments within the U.S.

All items are wrapped and shipped 2-5 business days after payment is received.
I will often opt for priority shipping within the U.S.

International orders are shipped using the cheapest option so that I do not have to charge crazy high rates. This does mean that there will not be official tracking numbers, but they are available upon request for a much higher rate.

My shipping rates take into account many factors including:
*The literal cost of the shipment and packaging supplies.
*The time it takes me to walk to the post office and mail it.
*The general cost and time of maintaining an etsy shop.
Due to this, while I am always willing to consider offers regarding the actual cost of an item, my shipping rates are non-negotiable. I sincerely appreciate the frustration of sometimes paying as much for shipment as for an item. I thoroughly encourage international buyers especially to message me regarding price points for pieces, especially if considering multiple items. Thanks so much for reading!
Refunds and Exchanges
All sales are final.

Refunds can be given if item does not arrive.

I am a reasonable person who is just trying to make this happen, so if problems occur they shall be dealt with as efficiently and pleasantly as possible.
Additional policies and FAQs
In general, I am just a woman who appreciates beautiful and unique pieces of the past. I enjoy wearing unusual things and now would like to share my treasures with the world.

Great Vintage Classics to Consider for a Collection:
1950s: housewife dress, beaded or cashmere cardigan, white gloves, patent leather pumps or handbag (or both!), veiled headpiece
1960s: mod geometric top, go-go boots, handmade jewelry (an AMAZING era for this), flower child sun dress, leather bags/belts
1970s: high waisted bell bottoms, crazy huge sunglasses, wedge heels, floral print maxi dress, shiny or sequined disco blouse
1980s: bomber jacket, leather or suede skirt, gold chains/hoop earrings, jean jacket, enamel and snakeskin accessories, bright flats