what were you wearing in your past life?

Brooklyn, New York On Etsy since 2014


what were you wearing in your past life?

Brooklyn, New York | 960 Sales

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About PastLivesofNewYork

Sales 960
On Etsy since 2014

What were you wearing in your past life?

Past Lives Vintage is an online vintage boutique run by Heather Bickford and Molly Foeman, best friends since we were 5 years old. With backgrounds in fashion, photography, and makeup artistry, it only seemed natural to work together on something we were both passionate about. Past Lives is our fascination with vintage clothing, quality garments, and stand-out attire. We believe in the recycling of fashion for environmental purposes and why not do it in one-of-a-kind vintage style?

Our hand selected vintage pieces represent stories from the past. We can’t help but envision who wore it first and what experiences they had while wearing it. Thank you for visiting our shop and we hope you find our items inspire you like they have inspired us. ❤︎

Shop members

  • Heather Bickford

    Owner, Creator, Content Editor . Head Buyer . Stylist . Model

    collector of vintage clothing + kitschy housewares, thrift addict, kitty mama to nux and velvet, rocknroll babe, vegan foodie, and travel lover. my late night Etsy searches always involve retro swimwear and mod boots.

  • Molly Foeman

    Owner, Photo Editor . Stylist . Buyer . Model, Shipper

    lover of ethical fashion, my 4 felines + vegan food. workaholic by nature but always make time for days spent outdoors, traveling and hiking.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 9, 2016
What were you wearing in your past life?

Each piece selected in our shop represents a story from the past. We can't help but envision who wore it first and what they were doing in it. Only the most fascinating stories are chosen.

What story will you tell?

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
⌲ Overall, we DO NOT accept returns.

⌲ Vintage sizes run small so consider measurements prior to purchasing for your own benefit. We do not issue refunds for items that do not fit.

⌲ Any flaws will be noted in the item's 'Condition' section of the listing. We spend a great deal of time cleaning, steaming, and measuring each item for you so that it is ready to wear upon arrival. Occasionally, we may miss a tiny imperfection but please remember that these are vintage items and (in most cases) have been worn before.

⌲ We ship our packages with the highest care in damage prevention. However, if your item should arrive damaged, please contact us within 2 days of receiving it and we will help resolve the issue.

⌲ If you are ever unhappy with your purchase, please contact us within 2 days of receiving your item. We want you to be in love with your Past Lives Vintage piece!
⌲ We accept all major credit / debit cards, Paypal, and Etsy gift cards.

⌲ An item will only ship once payment is received.

⌲ We do reserve items! Send us a message for inquires.

⌲ If for any reason you request a cancellation on your order, we do NOT offer refunds. Instead, we will extend a store credit in the amount of your order. This only applies to items that have not shipped.
⌲ We ship orders within 1-3 business days.

⌲ Our standard shipping methods include:
☆ Domestic (United States) : USPS Priority Mail
☆ International : USPS First Class International Mail

⌲ We are not opposed to using other shipping carriers or options. Please message us before making a purchase if this is something you desire.

⌲ All orders include tracking information.

⌲ Orders shipping to the United States are insured up to $100. Insurance for international orders are included at no additional charge. If you prefer signature confirmation please let us know prior to purchase so that we can quote a correct shipping price.

⌲ Need your item in a hurry? Let us know prior to purchase and we will quote you a price.

⌲ International buyers please be aware that you may be subject to certain customs, taxes, and fees upon your item's arrival. We are not responsible for any duties, GST, VAT, tariffs, or taxes.
Additional policies and FAQs
⌲ Feel free to contact us with any questions!

⌲ Keep in mind that vintage clothing has (in most cases) been worn before. Embrace knowing that your item tells it's own story and may be reflected in the material.

⌲ All measurements are taken lying flat (bust, neck, waist, hips, and bottom hem are already doubled).

More information

Last updated on Jun 29, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Sizing details

Our items are vintage and we have only ONE of each item.

Measurements are provided in inches and are taken lying flat. When we provide an 'Estimated Modern Size' it should be taken into consideration as a guide only. We suggest measuring yourself or items that fit you to compare.

Vintage sizes tend to run small. Always refer to the measurements provided for most accurate fit ✁

Message us with sizing questions and we will happily assist!

Gift wrapping and packaging

Our items arrive gift wrapped free of charge! If you would like something more customized, message us and we are happy to work with you ☆

Wholesale availability

Unfortunately, wholesale is not an option as our items are vintage and we have only one of each item.

Discount on multiple items

If you are interested in purchasing multiple items, message us for a discount ♡

International orders

Yes, we ship worldwide! We also provide insurance at no extra cost.

Please be aware that we are not responsible for any customs, tariffs, taxes, etc that you may incur.