SprightlyVogue

Timeless vintage clothing and accessories

Seattle, Washington · 852 Sales

SprightlyVogue

Timeless vintage clothing and accessories

Seattle, Washington 852 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(253)

Announcement   Welcome to Sprightly Vogue! We specialize in finding and restoring vintage clothing and accessories for you. We are passionate about what we do and attention to detail, style, cuteness, elegance, beauty, fabric, print, current trends and many other factors help us determine what to curate in our store. We hope you enjoy looking and buying our special finds!

To search items by size type xs, s, m, l, xl or plus size into the search bar below.

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 21, 2016

Welcome to Sprightly Vogue! We specialize in finding and restoring vintage clothing and accessories for you. We are passionate about what we do and attention to detail, style, cuteness, elegance, beauty, fabric, print, current trends and many other factors help us determine what to curate in our store. We hope you enjoy looking and buying our special finds!

To search items by size type xs, s, m, l, xl or plus size into the search bar below.

Saralu Kauppila

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Saralu Kauppila

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(253)
sknight985

sknight985 on May 22, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much for getting this to us so quickly in our time of great need. Your sweet note also meant the world to our family. 💜

wowkat

wowkat on Apr 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I don't typically leave a a lot of reviews, but I was really wowed by this dress and transaction! I placed my order Tuesday morning, and received it here in LA by Thursday afternoon. The dress was lovingly packaged with a handwritten note, and was in flawless condition -- even more beautiful than the photos. I look forward to buying from here again.

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Updates

Just relisted this stunning 1970s Alfred Shaheen maxi dress with a huge floral print!

About

Sprightly Vogue's Origins

Luanne grew up in the 60s and 70s and wore many of the styles of vintage clothing we have in the shop. She remembers going to the Jessica Mcclintock outlet store and even purchased her bridesmaid dresses there. She kept some of her Gunnies for Sarah to play dress up and that was the beginning of Sarah’s love of vintage. Sarah’s grandma kept her vintage hats and that was another source of vintage love.

Luanne and Sarah started vintage shopping in 2011 and had so much fun finding clothing and accessories to wear and collect . After 2 years of shopping, they decided to share their love of vintage with Etsy shoppers. They bought a lot of “lemons” at first but slowly have developed an ability to spot the hidden gems. They shop all around the Puget Sound area and look for clothing and accessories that are stylish and wearable.

Sarah and Luanne also enjoy using vintage clothing for costuming. They just spent a wonderful weekend in Port Townsend at The Brass Screw Confederacy Steampunk Festival. They enjoyed making their costumes from vintage clothing and sewing original designs.

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Shop members

  • Sarah Kauppila

    Owner, Curator, Customer Service

    Sarah loves fifties fashion and has been wearing, repairing and collecting vintage for years. She was trained as a librarian and loves discovering and researching each find. She hunts for unique and fashionable items around the Puget Sound area.

  • Luanne Kauppila

    Owner, Shipper, Seamstress

    Luanne has been sewing since she was young and originally sewed on a 1940s electric Singer Sewing Machine which she still has. It is fun and challenging to see what Sarah finds and prepare and repair the clothing for our shop.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 18, 2016
Welcome to Sprightly Vogue Vintage! Our mission is to find stylish and timeless, authentic and affordable vintage clothing for men and women from the 1950s through the early 1990s. Sprightly means fun and vivacious and we try to find wearable, fashionable clothes that epitomize these qualities. Wearing and collecting vintage clothing is a treat, each item is unique and it is a way of experiencing history firsthand. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns, my main goal is to provide excellent customer service and make sure everyone who buys from my shop is a happy customer! Please continue checking back because I add new items every week!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Shipping
US: I ship within 2 business days through the USPS. Items that are over 16 oz. in weight are shipped Priority Mail and will include delivery confirmation and tracking. Smaller items are shipped through the USPS First Class.

International: I ship within 2 business days through the USPS First Class International Mail. Any additional taxes and customs fees are the responsibility of the buyer.The full value of the purchase will be declared on customs forms. Shipping times are usually between 10 and 20 business days but can be up to 8 weeks depending on location.

Most clothing is shipped in a waterproof mailing bag, folded with tissue paper and packaged securely in new boxes.

Jewelry is packaged securely in a plastic bag and small jewelry box inside a padded envelope.

I refund shipping overages of $5.00 or more.

I buy insurance through a trusted third party, and it is included on any item shipped outside the United States that does not have tracking and any item priced over $100. Any purchase over $200 will include signature confirmation.

International Buyers Please Note:

- Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyers responsibility.
- Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying.
- These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight or shipping company or when you pick the item up, do not confuse them for additional shipping charges.

Here is a link to give you the approximate costs: www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation

We will not state “gift” on the package unless it actually is a gift from us to you. We fill out custom forms accurately and truthfully, so please do not ask us to falsify information of any kind. We claim full retail value on our customs forms for insurance purposes.

Knowing the prohibited and restricted items to your country is your responsibility as the Buyer. If you are unsure of what items are not allowed to be shipped to your country via USPS, please visit the following website. We will try to review your country’s policies before shipping, but ultimately, it is YOUR responsibility.

http://pe.usps.gov/text/imm/immctry.htm
Refunds and Exchanges
All sales are considered final. Though we will allow refunds in certain circumstances such as if an item has been misrepresented or damaged during shipping. Please let me know within three days of receiving the item if you have a problem with your order. If a return is accepted the buyer is responsible for shipping charges and the item must be in the same condition it was in when received. A return will be issued after we receive the item.

Our feedback and reputation is extremely important to us. If you have any problem with your purchase please contact us prior to leaving feedback or filing a claim. We will do everything possible to resolve the issue and have a happy customer. We truly want each customer to have a good experience and love their purchase.

CONDITION

Keep in mind that these clothes are 20+ years of age and have been worn and loved before. Each vintage item is unique and there may be minor imperfections or smells. Although we carefully inspect each item multiple times with a bright light and make note of any flaws, we may miss insignificant ones or imperfections that are common in garments of a particular time. Colors may vary due to computer monitors. All items are stored in a very clean home that is smoke-free, but not pet-free (two dogs). The clothes are stored in a room that the dogs are not allowed in.

We will not sell anything that has a strong smell or is dirty. In order to keep costs down, to preserve the condition of the garments, and in consideration of those with chemical sensitivities, they are not dry cleaned, unless otherwise noted in the listing. We give everything a "sniff test" to make sure there are no odors. We launder most any item we can and always try to gently remove stains and repair small issues.

VINTAGE RATING CHART

Prices are adjusted according to the condition of the item.

Mint: very rare, like-new or new with tags attached

Excellent: complete in condition and appearance and well cared for, but may have very minor flaws consistent with light or occasional wear that are not noticeable at all. We are careful to note all flaws even tiny ones.

Very good: Gently used condition. Wearable and in complete condition and appearance, but with some small flaws that are not noticeable.

Good: wearable, but with some flaws that are noticeable and may not be able to achieve excellent condition even with repairs

Fair: numerous flaws, wearable after repair
Additional policies and FAQs
SIZING:

Vintage sizes are very different from current sizes!

The white female mannequin we use for most womens' items is a 34" bust, 26" waist, 35" hip and is six feet tall. The dress form is adjustable and its measurements vary.

The white male mannequin has a 36" chest, 28" waist, and 14.5" neck and is six feet two inches tall.

Garments are measured on a flat surface and doubled when necessary. Please carefully check the measurements against your own measurements and it can be helpful to compare the measurements to a similar garment that fits you well. Be sure to allow some room for comfort and movement.

For some dresses that are more difficult to fit we also fit on a dress form and provide a range of measurements the dress would best fit and some added sizing suggestions. We try to provide as much information as possible about not only the measurements of a garment but how it should fit as well. If we say a measurement is "up to" a certain number it means that it will fit someone who has that measurement or smaller, depending on how you would like it to fit.

Measurements:

Neck (mens): Measured from the button shank to the far end of the buttonhole

Bust: Measured from underarm to underarm seam doubled.

Chest (mens): Measured from underarm to underarm seam doubled.

Waist:
Dresses: Natural waist (approximately 5-6 inches below the bust line)/smallest part of bodice than doubled
Skirts: measured across the very top than doubled
Shirts: measured at the natural waist than doubled
Pants: measured across the waistband than doubled.

Shoulder to waist: from the top of the shoulder seam tot the waistband
Waist to hem: from the waistband to the hem

Hip:
Dresses and Skirts: Widest point below waist (approximately 8-9 inches below the waistline) than doubled
Pants: Across the widest point below waist than doubled

Length:
Dresses, shirts, coats, sweaters, etc: top of shoulder seam to bottom of hem
Skirts and pants: top of waistband to the bottom hem

Dip (pants and shorts): When laying flat the space between the top of the back waistband and the top of the front waistband

Inseam: From the crotch seam to the hem or cuff of the pant

Front Rise: From the crotch seam to the top of the waist band in the front

Back Rise: From the crotch seam to the top of the waist band in the back

Leg opening or cuff (pants and shorts): Across the hem of each pant leg

Thigh (pants and shorts): Across widest part of thigh (approximately one inch below zipper)

Shoulder: Across the top from one shoulder seam to the other.

Sleeve: Measured from the top of the shoulder seam to the end of sleeve.

My primary goal is making sure you are happy with your purchase. Please let me know if you have any questions about sizing, measurements, color, or quality, etc. Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my shop and read this policy.

Please note that any added accessories worn by a model are not included in a purchase.