SovietEra

Soviet vintage tidbits

3507 Sales

SovietEra

Soviet vintage tidbits

3507 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Soviet vintage from the 50’ – 80’ and vintage style prints.
Express shipping is only 2-3 working days!
We never close

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Last updated on Dec 2, 2015

Soviet vintage from the 50’ – 80’ and vintage style prints.
Express shipping is only 2-3 working days!
We never close

Soviet Era

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Soviet vintage shop

One day I and my friend were sitting at a bar in London. It had been a while since we had seen each other so I was hoping that we would catch up on each other’s lives but she talked non-stop about some miraculous store Etsy where she would like to start selling her items. She kept talking and I kept nodding my head keeping a close eye on my watch so that we leave on time to catch the metro. At that time it seemed that I was not focused on what she was saying but I was mistaken. When I came back to Lithuania, the first thing I did was turn on my computer and search for Etsy. What I saw on the computer screen exceeded all my expectations. I was instantly obsessed with the thought of joining the online marketplace. I started browsing Etsy for several hours a day. I was totally convinced that I will make it. I was 100 percent sure. When my husband learnt about my plans, he gave me a reserved smile. He is still smiling but now his smile is much more enthusiastic because in a few months he got involved in the store’s trading process on a full-time basis.

As I remember, the first item purchased from my store was a toy: a dachshund my father brought to me from Saint Petersburg 20 years ago. It was bought by a couple from New Jersey who wrote to me: “Welcome to Etsy”. I got so excited that I was unable to choose a properly sized box for the dog at the postal office and it turned out to be too big. I kept repacking and unpacking the doggie as I was scared that its tail would break during the shipment.

I’ve always been fascinated with vintage things because they seem to have a soul. If music physically makes air particles move, then an old item have a similar effect on your imagination. If the imagination touches the deepest parts of your soul, it means you actually need this item. There is a category of people who don’t need vintage items because they don’t know what to do with them. They only see a point in owning new and super trendy stuff. I also had this craze during my teenage years but now I only appreciate things that are durable and of good quality and even a bit shabby, mixed with flavors of time and sentiments.

In a few years, Etsy changed my opinion about people from other countries of the world. I had to redefine my understanding of customer service. Ironically, recently it has been increasingly difficult for me to go to a shopping centre and buy a totally new item. They don’t make sense to me. I don’t feel them. They cannot make my imagination travel to different places and times. I believe that we are truly free when we are able to make our considerations and choices independently. This is what I would like to wish us all when making our life decisions, or when you are about to open your small online store with several shelves.
Ed

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Shop members
  • Ed

    Owner, Vintage Lover, Art Historian And Photographer.

  • Don

    Owner, Curator, Graphic Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on August 17, 2016
I'm an art historian and have a fondness for finding beautiful vintage pieces and resurrecting them.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Other Method
Payment
By placing an order at SovietEra shop the customer accepts the terms and conditions.

We prefer payment via PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal, we also accept credit card payments. Orders, which aren`t paid within 5 days, are automatically cancelled.

Please note: We can reserve items for 3 days -- if you need a bit longer-- be sure to let us know.
Shipping
All packages are shipped within three days after receiving payment. We prefer International registered/recorded mail to ship all orders.

AVAILABLE 3 DELIVERY OPTIONS 
You can choose between 3 delivery methods. If you prefer the second one, let us know, in order to adjust your item shipping profile:

1. Small letter-post item. It is registered signature required mail (without tracking in some countries). The shipping worldwide takes about 2-3 weeks, and the cost is 7- 8,50 USD.

2. Large letter-post item or parcel. It is registered signature required mail with tracking. The shipping worldwide takes about 5 - 14 days.

3. Express delivery. It is registered signature and phone number required mail with tracking. The shipping worldwide takes about 2 - 3 days.

All our delivery dates are estimates and we cannot guarantee specific deadlines. Please note, we cannot be held responsible for any third-party involvement where delays occur to deliveries, but we could help to know parcel status, just convo us.

We ship to the address provided on your “Etsy” account, so make sure it`s accurate.

We'll do our best to make shipping costs as low as it is possible and to keep good quality of a package.

Important! The buyer is responsible for any customs duties or fees that may apply.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you`re unhappy with your order for any reason, please, contact us and we`ll do our best to resolve the problem quickly.

If you are not satisfied with your purchase, no problem, at SovietEra we know that it may be difficult to make up one’s mind immediately! That’s why with us you have 14 days to return your items!

According EU online selling regulations: a refund will be made within 14 days of receiving the returned unused\undamaged item. We recommend that you post any returns using a method that is tracable or alternatively obtain a "certificate of Posting”, as we cannot be held responsible for any items without proof of posting.
Please, do not use express services for return, it's very expensive.

Buyer pays return shipping.

CUSTOMIZED items are not returnable.

RETURN and WARRANTY Conditions for VINTAGE WATCHES

You may cancel your order after the legal cancel period of 14 days by sending us back a watch. In order to use the voluntary right of return you have to send back watch undamaged and in his original condition with the original packaging. The voluntary right of return does not apply on gift vouchers.

The warranty time for a vintage watch is 3 months. The warranty repair service only in Lithuania. The warranty excluded: lack of proper handling, and insufficient or incorrect care and maintenance.

If your watch breaks down after the warranty period, please contact us. We are happy to help to fix watch, to clean it or to replace parts. No refunds\returns after wearing a watch more than 3 months.
Additional policies and FAQs
Express shipping: Once you’ve ordered an item, it can be quite frustrating to wait for days and days before receiving your parcel. And since client satisfaction is our top priority, we aim to provide you with top-notch delivery service - 2-3 working days Worldwide.