RetroVintage123

Upscale & Vintage / Boots Shoes and More Updated 4U !

California, United States · 472 Sales

RetroVintage123

Upscale & Vintage / Boots Shoes and More Updated 4U !

California, United States 472 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Shop owner

Lani

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Announcement   For INTERNATIONAL shipping rates, just get in touch, please. I can give you the best shipping prices once I know your location.

Whether it's a pair of Doc Marten's, Donald Pliner's, or hand-painted cowboy boots and super feminine stiletto heels, my passion is to paint and embellish all types of newer shoes and boots to give you something totally unique! I also love to discover and present vintage shoes and boots as well. Come in and stay awhile!

My mission is to recycle and UPCYCLE for you, me and our planet. It usually means rescuing something that is well made and in need of a design make-over. This can be simple or complex but it brings to the consumer a high-quality, "rescued" and recycled item so that it is now one-of-a-kind and a great bargain to boot (pun intended). I create all the new design components individually by hand from leather, fabric, lace, vintage jewelry and other fun elements (i.e. PAINT!). It lifts my spirits to bring something from the forgotten bin to the top of the heap again!

Working with INTERNATIONAL customers is great! Please, just let me know where you are and I will adjust postal charges for INTERNATIONAL sales and shipping. I always go with exact costs charged by the post office. I know international rates have/are going up as well. Please, do not hesitate to convo OR e mail me at lanimay [!at] gmail.com with questions or suggestions on prices or postal charges or anything else at any time!

It is now possible to insure and track with the new USPS STANDARD POST rate (aka First Class or Parcel Post), so even the POSTAL RATE HIKES are no problem! Just get in touch with me and I can WEIGH each item for lower shipping rates. I have listed shipping based on USPS PRIORITY MAIL Flat Rate which is generally the more expensive option. We can work out a less expensive rate if you get in touch with me.

Shipping Services -- These were given in January 2016.
New DOMESTIC retail pricing for Priority Mail FLAT RATE products include:
Small box — $6.10
Medium box — $13.45
Large box — $18.75

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 22, 2016

For INTERNATIONAL shipping rates, just get in touch, please. I can give you the best shipping prices once I know your location.

Whether it's a pair of Doc Marten's, Donald Pliner's, or hand-painted cowboy boots and super feminine stiletto heels, my passion is to paint and embellish all types of newer shoes and boots to give you something totally unique! I also love to discover and present vintage shoes and boots as well. Come in and stay awhile!

My mission is to recycle and UPCYCLE for you, me and our planet. It usually means rescuing something that is well made and in need of a design make-over. This can be simple or complex but it brings to the consumer a high-quality, "rescued" and recycled item so that it is now one-of-a-kind and a great bargain to boot (pun intended). I create all the new design components individually by hand from leather, fabric, lace, vintage jewelry and other fun elements (i.e. PAINT!). It lifts my spirits to bring something from the forgotten bin to the top of the heap again!

Working with INTERNATIONAL customers is great! Please, just let me know where you are and I will adjust postal charges for INTERNATIONAL sales and shipping. I always go with exact costs charged by the post office. I know international rates have/are going up as well. Please, do not hesitate to convo OR e mail me at lanimay [!at] gmail.com with questions or suggestions on prices or postal charges or anything else at any time!

It is now possible to insure and track with the new USPS STANDARD POST rate (aka First Class or Parcel Post), so even the POSTAL RATE HIKES are no problem! Just get in touch with me and I can WEIGH each item for lower shipping rates. I have listed shipping based on USPS PRIORITY MAIL Flat Rate which is generally the more expensive option. We can work out a less expensive rate if you get in touch with me.

Shipping Services -- These were given in January 2016.
New DOMESTIC retail pricing for Priority Mail FLAT RATE products include:
Small box — $6.10
Medium box — $13.45
Large box — $18.75

Lani

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Lani

About

Who says recycling can't be creative?

Ask any of my family or friends and they will tell you I have always had a need to be doing something creative and fashion related. My Etsy shop is an outgrowth of that love; and over the years, I have worked with photography, jewelry, clothing, accessories and, most recently, I've focused on shoes.

To me, the art and craft of shoe-making is fascinating, but I've have never had the time nor opportunity to be educated in the actual making of a pair of shoes. However, over the years, I found that I had a knack at finding high-quality, well-designed and well-made shoes that were gently used and turning those shoes/boot/sandals into something quite unique by painting and/or embellishing them with my own hand-made decorations or jewelry treatments.

I have a great deal of appreciation and respect for the great shoe designer so my intention in upcycling or updating a good-looking pair of shoes or boots has always been to keep intact the essence of the original design. I also love to have fun with the colors and "trappings" of the footwear I work on and I hope that comes through in my designs as well.

Vintage shoes have always been favorites of mine; but I have a hard time finding those that are still in good condition and wearable. When I do, I love having vintage alongside my embellished beauties!

Finally, I take great satisfaction in the fact that 90% of my creative supplies are purchased through Etsy shops and I have gotten to be friends with several shop owners and customers. I love that I can be with my children and grandchildren and have a flexible Etsy schedule. This is the best way to have a business!

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  • Four of my grandchildren who inspire me constantly!

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    After spending many years in Beverly Hills, California, in a top hair salon, I "retired" to raise my children; and now, my grandchildren! My years in the hair business gave me an appreciation for fashion trends and classics. I love creative work!

Shop policies

Last updated on February 16, 2014
Thank you for your interest in my Etsy shop! I hope to cover most issues that might come up with any purchase and if I don't cover something you need information on, do not hesitate to get in touch with me. My e mail address is lanimay(at)gmail.com

Accepted payment methods

Payment
I do NOT accept personal checks or money orders any longer.

I am able to offer a "layaway" option for some items, so PLEASE convo me or e mail me at lanimay(at)gmail.com to see if we can work out a plan for you! Usually, I ask for a percentage down as a deposit and work out a reasonable time for payment in full.
Shipping
U. S. SHIPPING: Shipping options have changed so much this year! Costs have gone up so much, but one good thing is that there is tracking available and insurance up to $50 is free on both Priority and First Class. I always list my U.S. shipping costs as FLAT RATE because the charge may vary so much depending on the weight of the shoes and the destination ZIP CODE. Always get in touch with me with your zip code, so I can give you the lowest rate. I am not adverse to shipping via USPS First Class if it helps save some on costs. The exception to the First Class rule is if a package is over 4 lbs. which can happen with men's boots and/or shoes.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: No matter what it says on my descriptions, I am more than willing to ship internationally.

I am using Australia as my "Everywhere Else" cost because it is the highest cost for shipping from California. Depending on YOUR country and the weight of the item(s), the costs could be much less than what is listed on my description. I will need the country of destination to give you a reliable estimate. I no longer use USPS Priority Mail unless requested by you because it is so costly. USPS First Class and Priority now have free tracking and up to $50.00 free insurance coverage.

I hope this helps! Please don't hesitate to get in touch with me via "Contact", "Ask a Question" or via e mail: lanimay [!at] gmail.com Thank you!
Refunds and Exchanges
MEASUREMENTS: I would much rather spend time communicating with you re: sizing BEFORE you make a purchase and shipping because it makes is much easier and more satisfactory for both of us in the long run!

Please measure your foot or a pair of similar shoes and compare with the measurements I have posted. If you have any questions or need additional measurements, please don't hesitate to ask before purchase.

I do refund, minus shipping, with very few exceptions; as long as you get in touch with me right away and ship the shoes back within three days of receiving them. The buyer is responsible for shipping costs back to me.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am always happy to consider custom orders so just get in touch via convo or e mail at lanimay(at)gmail.com and I will get right back to you.