OuterLimitz

1950s inspired and true vintage clothing

Exeter, United Kingdom · 1493 Sales

OuterLimitz

1950s inspired and true vintage clothing

Exeter, United Kingdom 1493 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(545)

Shop owner

Diana

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Announcement   My repro 50s garments are all either outfits designed by myself taking inspiration from old patterns, movies and pictures, or if a vintage pattern has been used then it has been carefully tweaked to make allowances for the modern figure and undergarments. All our reproduction garments are handmade from carefully selected quality fabrics in England. We have some long standing items such as black capri pants and jumpsuits, but most of our garments (particularly those made in printed fabrics) are produced in limited quantities and cannot be repeated, We believe our clothing is one of the most individual 1950's inspired collections available today.

We also offer hand picked vintage items for men and women - these are always clearly labelled with the correct era, and thoroughly examined and described.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 9, 2016

My repro 50s garments are all either outfits designed by myself taking inspiration from old patterns, movies and pictures, or if a vintage pattern has been used then it has been carefully tweaked to make allowances for the modern figure and undergarments. All our reproduction garments are handmade from carefully selected quality fabrics in England. We have some long standing items such as black capri pants and jumpsuits, but most of our garments (particularly those made in printed fabrics) are produced in limited quantities and cannot be repeated, We believe our clothing is one of the most individual 1950's inspired collections available today.

We also offer hand picked vintage items for men and women - these are always clearly labelled with the correct era, and thoroughly examined and described.

Diana

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Diana

Vintage 1950s ecru crocheted bag wood handles
$25.42
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(545)
Jamila Dworkin

Jamila Dworkin on Jan 15, 2017

1 out of 5 stars

Absolutely awful transaction. I sent measurements, the items that were sent didn't fit. I returned for an exchange. The exchanged items sent were not what I ordered and, again, didn't fit. I returned the items again by recorded delivery. The seller hasn't refunded me or sent out an exchange so I am out of pocket by £125.

Diana

Diana responded on Jan 15, 2017

She's right it has been an awful transaction. In spite of the goods being returned to me dirty and poorly packaged and six weeks after they were received an exchange was still sent to try and pacify this buyer. She claimed the wrong items were sent (they werent) and returned them. She opened a case against me in Etsy and lost it and is now trying other methods of harrassment. A most unpleasant experience. No way will she get a full refund - cleaning costs and the loss I will take on having to sell cleaned goods as seconds will be deducted. Sellers beware.

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About

The only thing preventing you from living your dream is fear

OuterLimitz clothing aims to offer garments to flatter and celebrate real women's figures. The designs are heavily influenced by clothing and styles from the 1950s, with allowances made for modern figures and under garments.
Our customers are from allover the world, but our garments are all made by hand and with great care in England.

The OuterLimitz shop started in the late 1970s selling vintage 50s and 50s inspired clothing. Family commitments interrupted in the 1980s, and 'normal' dressmaking work took over for some time - making christening gowns, bespoke childrens wear and bridesmaid dresses.

Around 1995 the time was right to relaunch OuterLimitz - after much research it was decided that repro clothing rather than vintage would be the main route as good quality vintage was no longer so readily available or so cheap. I would design and make my own range of clothing and also cherry pick the best vintage I could find to sell alongside it.

A rebrand resulted in a new name 'Di brooks of OuterLimitz in 2014. Help is now needed with garment production. The business has since grown and continues to do well thanks to all the wonderful customers!

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  • Diane

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Boss Lady

    I have loved clothes for as long as I remember even designing and making for my Barbie when young When given a book of 20th Century fashion, it didnt take me long even at age 10 to realise that the 1950s were the era for me and I never looked back

Shop policies

Last updated on November 25, 2016
Hello and welcome! This is my Etsy shop featuring some of my own range of repro 1950s clothing made by myself and my daughter in law, Tara and a few others. Everything is made in England.

The shop features our own range of clothing plus a selection of hand picked vintage outfits mostly from the 1950s.

We want your shopping experience to be a happy one so please ask us any questions you may have and feed back to me anything you are not 100% happpy with.

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
Payment
Card payments via Paypal and by Etsy's own payment system are accepted. Payment is required at time of purchase unless otherwise agreed in advance with me. We also accept Easy gift cards.
Shipping
Please note the shipping times given on each garment listing as these do vary, and let us know if an item is needed urgently.

All items are sent by a signed for, or a tracked service - this is to protect you as a buyer so please do not ask us to send items by a more economical method to save money. We reserve the right to refuse to post to certain countries/addresses.

Most PO Box addresses will not accept tracked or signed for parcels. If a buyer gives us a PO Box address they are deemed to have accepted the risk that their parcel cannot be traced. For expensive garments PO Box address buyers may be requested to pay for insurance for their goods.
Refunds and Exchanges
All new repro items can be exchanged for an alternative item or a store credit provided they are returned promptly i.e. posted within 5 working days of the refund/exchange being agreed upon
Garments must be in unworn condition as they were received in, with all tags intact and still attached to the garment.

If you live within the EU this does not affect your statutory consumer rights.

Many postal costs are subsidised by us - in these instances, the actual cost of postage will be deducted from the refund and not the actual amount paid by the buyer.

Refunds will be made by the same method that payment was. Buyer is responsible for the cost of returning goods.

A minimum charge of £5 may also be applied for reasonable expenses incurred by ourselves in the shipping and return of the item. The goods must not have been 'over handled' A refund will be made within 14 days of receipt of returned goods that meet these terms.

Sadly we cannot exchange any vintage items due to the very nature of the garment! We do not offer refunds on vintage items unless the buyer should find they are significantly different to the description.

I want your buying experience with us to be a happy one - so if you have any dispute or are not 100% happy with your purchase please please talk to me!

More information

Last updated on Apr 24, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalised orders

When we are not too busy and will be able to complete a custom order within a reasonable time scale we do accept orders.