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Last updated on Sep 13, 2021

::: sustainable fashion, home goods + gifts with good vibes :::
follow my instagram for fab vintage + activism updates: @secondshiftvintage



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C.R. McCarthy

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C.R. McCarthy


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About SecondShiftVintage

Sales 1,173
On Etsy since 2011

Oh, 3748 North Elston Avenue, Let Me Sing Thy Praises

Back in my high school days, I used to frequent a lil' event called "Half-Price Mondays" at Unique Thrift Store on Elston Avenue. The result of which, every time, was two rather large bags of 60s maxis, circle skirts, and 50s shirt dresses. When my closet began to resemble a paisley mudslide, I realized the time had come to shove my lace minis out of the nest, where they would hopefully fly into the outstretched, bangled arms of boho babes from Tulsa.


So -get this- it is now my job to be a full-blooded vintage hound. Every week I go bin-diving, rack-combing, and closet-spelunking to bring you the lovely, the hip, and the kitsch.

Now, despite being a generally ridiculous sort of person, I care deeply about Ma Earth- just ask anyone in my household who has ever thrown away tin foil. As such, my shop strives to be eco-lovey: I use recycled tissue paper and shipping envelopes, and reuse packaging whenever possible. Aww, she's got a heart, after all.

While I'm waiting for my Lifetime Movie offer, I shall continue to heroically replace your tired-prints, your poor-ly fitting pants, your muddled dresses yearning to be freed from your wardrobe...

Shop members

  • C.R. McCarthy


    Honest-to-goodness average outfit in high school: June Cleaver dress, All-Stars, 60s bowling ball bag, Smirk. Folks, I ask you, did I have any choice but to sell vintage threads?!

Shop policies

Last updated on March 20, 2021
Second Shift Vintage promotes a happy earth by offering sustainable fashion, home goods, and fun gifts. We also ship using environmentally responsible packaging, like recycled tissue paper & shipping envelopes.

Let's make this planet better for everyone!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 3 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
I do not accept returns, but will accept exchanges for store credit. The buyer is responsible for all shipping charges, so store credit will be for the amount paid, minus my shipping costs. The buyer must pay for return shipping.

I take the time to list my merchandise honestly and accurately, so please check photos and read descriptions thoroughly. Feel free to ask about items and request additional pictures if necessary.
All items are shipped via the good 'ol USPS. I am partial to First Class and Priority Mail. I always include tracking. Give me a shout if you want express shipping, and I'll happily send you a shipping quote.

Items are listed as shipping within 1-3 business days. If you need something faster, send me a message & I'll try my best to get your package out as swiftly as possible. (It's also not a bad idea to check USPS expedited shipping rates beforehand, they can be a bit high!)

If I do not offer shipping to your country, please send me a message & I'll see what I can do!