Announcement Welcome to my shop! Here you will find colorful vintage picks, groovy housewares, and the occasional original art piece.
Welcome to my shop! Here you will find colorful vintage picks, groovy housewares, and the occasional original art piece.
Anonymous on Jun 30, 2012
Pretty shoes!!Love it
Anonymous on Jun 3, 2012
my new favorites
Anonymous on Apr 14, 2012
perfect, thank you
My goal is for you to be delighted with your purchase and your shopping experience.
If there's anything I haven't covered, feel free to ask!
Accepted payment methods
I generally ship within 3-5 business days of receiving payment. Please allow for a little extra time for delivery due to your item originating from a fairly remote area. In the US, most packages arrive within a week, but shipping may take up to 2 weeks during periods of severe weather or other unforeseen events.
For shipping packages, I use the USPS. Envelopes and packages under 2 pounds will be sent First Class, and those over 2 pounds will go Priority Mail. Both delivery classes will arrive at the same time.
For international orders, I ship First Class International. You may request Priority Mail International before purchasing an item for an additional cost.
Sadly, I am not able to ship items to countries where importing that item is prohibited. If you are unsure if your item is legal to import, check http://pe.usps.com/text/imm/welcome.htm under the category "Individual Country Listings" or Convo me before placing an order.
Depending on your country, your government may charge duties and taxes to your package. This is not something I can predict or control. Please check your country's customs office for more information.
Please be aware that boxes from the West Coast of the US are routed to a customs office in one of California's major ports before being delivered to customs in your country - these stops may add days to your delivery time. Though it usually takes less time, please allow up to 6-8 weeks for delivery.
::INSURANCE AND TRACKING::
I often insure Priority Mail packages at my own expense, unless the package is covered by USPS Ordinary Indemnity Coverage. After I've shipped your item, I will add the tracking number to your Etsy transaction. All other packages can be tracked by Certified Mail or the US Customs Form number.
Refunds and Exchanges
I strive to describe each item as accurately as possible. As these items are at least 20 years old, they will often have some natural wear. Thorough as I am, I may occasionally miss a flaw. Please consider these items offered on an as-is basis. Please look over the provided pictures, and I will be glad to answer questions and take additional photos.
I have a no hassle return policy - You may return any non-clearance item for any reason, provided the item is in the same condition as before purchase. To return an item, you must contact me within 14 days of the receipt date, as recorded by USPS tracking. I will refund your order less a 5% restocking fee when I've received your package.The 5% restocking fee will be waived if you choose to make an exchange or be reimbursed with store credit. If you are making a return, you will be responsible for the cost of return shipping. Send me a Convo if you need to make a return or exchange.
For your convenience, please make sure the shoe's dimensions match shoes that fit you well before purchasing, and please request further measurements if you are unsure.
For minor fitting issues, please check out the Additional Info section.
You are welcome to exchange items covered under the return policy. I can't cover your return shipping, but your exchange order will have free shipping.
For storewide sales and coupons, the terms are the same as a regular item. Purchases from the Sale category of the shop that are marked "Final Sale" are final - no returns or exchanges.
::I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH MY ORDER! ARGH!::
If your item does not arrive within 3 weeks for domestic orders or 8 weeks for international orders, arrives damaged, or is grossly different from the info and photos provided, please contact me as soon as you can, before contacting Paypal or leaving feedback so that we can work together to make things right. I will work hard to provide the best possible solution for any problem that come up.
::INTERNATIONAL ORDER POLICY::
All packages are tracked and insured by the United States Post Office while they travel within the US. Once they leave the US, they are handed off to another shipping service and the package is out of my control. I cannot be held responsible for anything that happens to packages once they leave the US, including loss, breakage, VAT fees, etc. Please review your country's shipping policies (especially regarding leather and textile items) and understand that you assume a financial risk when importing.
Additional policies and FAQs
This link explains exactly how I find the measurements for the shoes I've listed: www.ehow.com/how_5919555_measure-vintage-shoes.html
If you have a pair of shoes that fit you well, you can use the the above link to help you compare the shoes I have with the shoes that you know fit you. Use a pair with the same heel height and similar toe shape as the shoe you will be comparing it to. This is the best method to ensure a good fit.
The site I use to determine international sizing conversions is: www.i18nguy.com/l10n/shoes.html
::MAINTENANCE, REPAIR AND FITTING ISSUE TIPS::
For comfortable vintage shoes you'll treasure throughout the years, proper maintenance is key.
For minor fitting issues, a cobbler can usually stretch your leather shoes and boots. As you joyously wear out your shoes, you can have a cobbler provide general maintenance, including replacing soles and insoles, regluing pretty much anything, waterproofing, and rejuvenating leather.
To find a reputable shoe repair person in your area, check http://www.ssia.info/
For tips on taking care of your shoes, check out http://goo.gl/lS1b4 (realsimple.com)
::ARE VINTAGE SHOES CLEAN?::
I dislike receiving questionable things in the mail as much as you do, so I do give each pair of shoes a basic cleaning inside and out to before listing them, unless I've noted otherwise.
My home is smoke and pet free, though I cannot vouch for the history of each item. I am a mild dust/mold/pet allergy sufferer myself, so I avoid bringing things into my home that make me sneeze. If your allergies are severe or life-threatening, you may buy at your own risk.
If you would like me to keep an eye out for a certain style of shoe in your size, Convo me with the specifics (preferred colors, heel and toe shape, shoe type, etc) and how long your request stands. I will then keep you in mind when I go vintage hunting. If I find something, I will contact you and show you what I've got! A custom request is not a contract - it is just a hunting tip for me, after which you get first pick - You may accept or decline any offer.
Build your own capsule collection! I can currently take orders with a minimum of 5 pieces that are currently in stock.
If you're looking for a bulk amount of items for an installation display or art project, I may be able to accommodate such requests with 1 month or more of advanced notice. For orders with set sizes or other specific criteria, such as a large set of shoes for a fashion show, may take longer.
Feel free to contact me for details.