Announcement   an emporium of eclectic vintage articles
dresses ** t shirts ** boots

RARAE AVES : (râra avez) n. pl. : A rare or unique person or thing. From the Latin for a "rare bird."

Announcement

an emporium of eclectic vintage articles
dresses ** t shirts ** boots

RARAE AVES : (râra avez) n. pl. : A rare or unique person or thing. From the Latin for a "rare bird."

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Shop policies

Last updated on October 24, 2012
Thank you for visiting my shop! I try hard to find beautiful, unique and interesting vintage fashions from the 1930's to the early 1990's.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept all forms of payment but if you are planning on paying with cash, check or money order, please let me know so I can keep an eye out on the mail.
Shipping
*Changes to shipping policies effective as of 03/16/11*

I try to ship all packages within 2-3 business days but sometimes get delayed due to school and other situations that arise. After your package is mailed out I will send a message to let you know.

Domestic:
Packages are mailed using USPS Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation. If you would like insurance as well, let me know before you pay and I will send you an updated bill reflecting the added charge.

International:
Packages are shipped using USPS First Class mail to keep prices low and does not come with delivery confirmation. It can take a few weeks to receive a package depending on the country and customs. If you would like faster shipping, insurance, or delivery confirmation, let me know before you pay and I will send you an updated bill. Also, buyers are responsible for all customs charges and duty fees that may be involved.
Refunds and Exchanges
All sales are considered final. If you have any concerns or problems with your order please contact me so we can try to figure out a solution.

I can not accept returns on items unless the item has been grossly misrepresented. Make sure to check the measurements thoroughly and contact me for any additional information on an item that you are interested in. I'm always happy to take extra pictures or more measurements. Please keep in mind that all items are at least a few decades old so expect some vintage wear. I try my best to detail all imperfections but sometimes I miss things.

After you have received an item, any repairs or upkeep needed due to your wear are your responsibility. The materials of vintage clothing are old and there is no way to know how long they will stay in good condition and without need of small repairs.
Additional policies and FAQs
The clothing in the shop has not been laundered previous to your purchase. Some items may need to be aired out or cleaned once you receive them. Some vintage clothing is delicate so you may want to be extra gentle while washing or research guides on the best way to wash some vintage items.

My house is smoke-free but I do have pets and though they are kept away from the clothing stray hairs sometimes find their way onto items.

The sizing of clothes is done while the garment is laid flat which means that the measurements must be doubled for the total size.

Bust: Measured across underarm seam to underarm seam
Waist: Measures at the smallest part of the waist, usually close to the natural waist
Hips: Measures across the largest part of where natural hips are
Length: Measured from top shoulder seam to the bottom of the hem

If you would like any shipping extras, such as faster shipping, insurance or delivery confirmation (on International orders), let me know in your order and I'll send you an updated bill. From now on I cannot be responsible for items lost in the mail, and though it happens rarely, if you're cautious I'd suggest insurance.

And please remember to contact me with any questions, concerns, or inquiries you might have as I'm more than happy to help in any way I can.

Thank you,
Britt