All Things Vintage

Brooklyn, New York · 1587 Sales


All Things Vintage

Brooklyn, New York 1587 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars

NorthStarrVintage is taking a short break

Joan Lazar

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Joan Lazar


The North Starr and the persistence of the Polaris.

My Etsy shop began sort of as a graduation from flea markets and ebay. I was a seller on ebay for a year but I soon found my artistic nature to be a bit of an overstretch so I decided to venture into a website where I can be myself, where my artistic nature can be appreciated and enjoyed, where I can not only sell the most beautifully unique vintage garments I find...but also use all that I've taught myself in the business aspect of being a vintage seller for pure enjoyment along the way.

I began by reading every article, interview, and feature on etsy...trying to piece together a cohesive plan before I threw myself completely into this new adventure and platform. After months of finally understanding all the fantastic features and aspects of etsy, it began.

Every day since then, I have "worked"... I've fallen in love with everything about being a vintage collector and seller and so the term "work" has never really seemed appropriate. I simply do what I love, and dream to one day open a storefront shop and have all my faithful online buyers visit me and remember me.

About the Polaris:
The Polaris is the North Star, the star that is always there in the morning and never fails to be the metaphorical light and guide of my life. If you look up, it will always be there.

Thank you for visiting my shop.


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Shop members

  • Joan Lazar

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Owner, Photographer & Model

    I am Joan. A young red headed woman with an old soul, belonging in the 1950's.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 24, 2012
Questions, comments and concerns are always welcome! Each item in my shop
is carefully selected for quality, beauty and of course, history! Most items are hand-washed and drip dried or delicately machine washed. Items that require professional dry cleaning are noted in the description.

All orders are shipped through the address provided in paypal. Please add a note through paypal if you would like us to ship to a different address.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payments are due immediately upon purchase. We accept paypal or all major credit cards as guest buyers through paypal. After purchasing item or items, you are prompted to sign in to paypal or pay as a guest. Either one is accepted.

We also accept other arrangements such as money order or cheques sent through the mail. We must first receive and clear your payment before sending you the item for assurance purposes. If you are in need of such an arrangement, please feel free to convo us and we'll get back to you right away as we have etsy apps on our phones and can respond immediately or within a couple of hours.

In addition to these methods, we also accept delayed payments and layaway. Please convo us for details in regard to such purchases. From past experience, the most common delayed payment arrangements come from large sales. We have encountered many trustworthy buyers and reliable buyers who have come through to us as they have promised in regard to making payments on time and in due time which is why we now offer this option. Please convo us and we can discuss more.
We ship through Parcel Post and Priority International for out of country sales.
In addition to offering low prices for all our items, we want to offer you the lowest shipping prices as well. Since we take daily trips to the post office, our items have never failed to delivery quite fast.

Please note that if you are in need of an items or items quickly such as over night, we will gladly make arrangements for you. Convo us for more information if you are in need of this option. If you would kindly provide us with your zipcode and city, we can accurately send you a quote for the extra shipping charges.

Tracking & Confirmation is provided for orders over $50.

Tracking is provided on all items for your convenience.
Refunds and Exchanges
We permit complete exchanges within 14 days of receiving your item. Please try to contact us as early as possible with a link or picture of the item if you are in need of an exchange.

We go through tens and hundreds of dresses on a daily dresses, regardless of our shop having just a couple of hundred items up. Prepping is 85% of the process before listing anything whatsoever and we go through great lengths and processes to make sure everything is as we say it is in our listings. Very rarely, but it has happened 2 or so times, have we missed a flaw. We do not offer refunds for such instances, unless it as noted just below of this, that the listing has been grossly misinterpreted. We must let you know that we offer you very low prices for your own convenience, but not because we think there may be something with a dress without informing you, this is absolutely not true and quite frankly, it's appealing if others lead a business this way. We work extremely hard, the team of just two, counting our lovely model, three people to bring these hand chosen items that were collected for decades just for this purpose. So, if you happen to find a tiny missing button, a very small hole in an unsuspecting place, PLEASE, please, bring it to a tailor who can fix it for very, very cheap. We cannot return you your money for such issues, the shipping back and forth will cost more than a tailor and it just doesn't make sense. Seamstresses are EVERYWHERE and they are here to help us.

The buyer pays return shipping. Sorry, but we cannot provide exceptions.

Note: Lost items through the mail has never happened so far within the 3 years of my selling. I suppose i'd call that good luck!
Additional policies and FAQs
I offer delayed payments and layaways. Please convo me if you are interested in these options.