StarScarves

Star Scarves A Vintage Collection

Oregon, United States · 247 Sales

StarScarves

Star Scarves A Vintage Collection

Oregon, United States 247 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(116)

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You are encouraged to read the Shipping details in my Shop Policies section!

My other shop is EklektikosByStar
http://www.etsy.com/shop/EklektikosByStar?ref=pr_shop

This is Star Scarves, an Etsy shop where a wide variety of clean and gift-ready vintage scarves are for sale. I collect scarves with a passion and am especially keen on signed designer/artist pieces; but I am also a buyer of ones that are simply wonderful (and we may never know who created them)! I am not above collecting great ones with little flaws; but I always do my best to provide full disclosure. Scarf lovers who know vintage understand that old scarves cannot always be perfect.

Not wrinkly wads...
My house is not pet free, but it is smoke free. However, the life of the vintage scarf may not have been smoke free. I generally & carefully hand wash the scarves, though not always. Some high end ones just make me nervous, and I will merely steam iron them. Regardless, I do my best to make a nice presentation. So, when you get a scarf from my shop, it is not an encrusted wrinkly wad, but rather freshened up a bit, then folded and placed in nice tissue and/or a special sort of enclosure. You will always find a little something extra.

And other cloth items...
At StarScarves you will also find other cloth items, like vintage fabric, linens, and unusual clothing items!

My other Etsy shop...

I also have Eklektikos By Star, where one will find vintage ephemera, funky knick knacks and found bits of curious wonderment, as well as collage and repurposed jewelry pieces designed by me.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/EklektikosByStar?ref=pr_shop

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 22, 2016

Buy more, pay less...Just ask, and I will suggest a discount price!
Note to International shoppers...
You are encouraged to read the Shipping details in my Shop Policies section!

My other shop is EklektikosByStar
http://www.etsy.com/shop/EklektikosByStar?ref=pr_shop

This is Star Scarves, an Etsy shop where a wide variety of clean and gift-ready vintage scarves are for sale. I collect scarves with a passion and am especially keen on signed designer/artist pieces; but I am also a buyer of ones that are simply wonderful (and we may never know who created them)! I am not above collecting great ones with little flaws; but I always do my best to provide full disclosure. Scarf lovers who know vintage understand that old scarves cannot always be perfect.

Not wrinkly wads...
My house is not pet free, but it is smoke free. However, the life of the vintage scarf may not have been smoke free. I generally & carefully hand wash the scarves, though not always. Some high end ones just make me nervous, and I will merely steam iron them. Regardless, I do my best to make a nice presentation. So, when you get a scarf from my shop, it is not an encrusted wrinkly wad, but rather freshened up a bit, then folded and placed in nice tissue and/or a special sort of enclosure. You will always find a little something extra.

And other cloth items...
At StarScarves you will also find other cloth items, like vintage fabric, linens, and unusual clothing items!

My other Etsy shop...

I also have Eklektikos By Star, where one will find vintage ephemera, funky knick knacks and found bits of curious wonderment, as well as collage and repurposed jewelry pieces designed by me.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/EklektikosByStar?ref=pr_shop

Star Holmberg

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Star Holmberg

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5 out of 5 stars
(116)
Crystal Rocks

Crystal Rocks on Mar 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent. Great t-shirt. Thankyou so much.

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About

Audrey the Monkey Even Wears a Vintage Scarf!

Once upon a time I wondered about these folks who have multiple shops, as I could not quite get my head wrapped around it.

That was until I slipped into full-blown vintage scarf collecting and simultaneously realized the selling of scarves (by me) really ought to stand alone. After all, I was finding so many...

Somewhat like the collecting of postage stamps, I was seeing a lot of stories to be told about these collectible items. (And they are so much more pleasing to the touch than postage stamps!)

So I diverted my scarf sale energies away from my first shop, EklektikosByStar, and started to set up StarScarves. I was not terribly impressed by the name created by my husband; but I thought, hey why not, I have spent more than half of my life with him after all. Let him contribute something. (He would get to witness me coming home with mass quantities of scarves! And I have fulfilled that prophesy.)

Next I needed to figure out my banner. This I pondered for quite some time, and one day while in deep thought Audrey the Sock Monkey walked in and said, "Is it not obvious?!?!? Do you not see that I am wearing an aqua and white fine silk Symphony scarf?!?!" I do not know how she managed it with her squishy little body, but for a brief moment in time she stood with her monkey paws on her monkey hips....Oh, how I digress when I ponder the powers of this persuasive staring primate.

That settled it. We commenced with the photo shoot ; and I made sure to have Audrey's Virgin Mary holy card memory glass necklace (once destined for my original Etsy shop, but snagged by her) show up a bit in the shoot. It was quite a challenge getting Audrey's eyes, a strand of her hair, part of the shop name and some of the necklace to fit into that little banner strip! My shop is actual proof that it can be done!

Meanwhile, I began figuring out what sort of scarf categories I wanted in my shop. Should I include hankies? Scarves sold "for the cloth", since they are very as is or might not qualify for vintage, but they are terribly cool and would make nice pillow fronts, or parts of other textile creations? Yes and yes to all of the above. Of course there had to be sections for the high end, psychedelic, souvenir, signed and so on. And so the sections came to be...

As for the pricing, from the start, I have been all over the map. I have cheap scarves, and I have some pretty expensive ones. For the more coveted designer scarves, I do a fair amount of researching in advance of posting. And that is mostly online. However, the prices I arrive at are usually lower than what some folks are asking for comparable items. But then I am more interested in the selling of the scarves, than I am on capitalizing on scarf sales. I was not raised to be a business woman. My dad was somewhat of a communist, and I grew up with what I call a sliding scale mentality.

In regards to shipping and handling, most scarves don't weigh much. (A real Hermes should weigh about 63 grams, e.g.) But my fees vary depending on the value of the scarf. Originally the shipping to US addresses was always free. Now, for the high end ones I do a flat $6 for U.S. Priority Mail and handling (and they are insured). And for outside the U.S., I charge $25 for the high end ones (sent via Priority mail). Lower cost scarves get sent abroad by USPS mail for less.

There was never any question that I wanted to sell to people all over the world. My employment background had put me face to face with folks from many countries, and I was comfortable with customs forms. Plus, most of my scarves have originated from outside the U.S. Furthermore, I have found that people all over the world like to buy scarves. Some scarves even (curiously) make it back to their country of origin.

To any who have read this lengthy "about" story I offer one last morsel to consider: If you do not see a certain designer or brand name in my posted items, let me know. My stock is huge, & select items (including some linens) can be made ready for sale on short notice. For example: Burmel, Oscar de la Renta, Schiaperelli, Liberty, Evan Picone, Givenchy, Bill Blass, Albert Nippon, Symphony, Tammis Keefe, Donny Brook, Baar & Beards, Avon, Sally Gee, Glentex, Calvin Klein, Dior 2, Robinson Golluber, and so on.....

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    Who I am is a work in progress. I am reminded of some words of wisdom that were once imparted by an acquaintance of mine in (probably) the seventies: Nothing really is, but all things are becoming.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 22, 2016
If you do not see a scarf or type of cloth you are looking for, please let me know...I might just have it, or I can find it.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept either Paypal or credit card.
Shipping
I do my best to ship within 3-5 business days.

How I ship generally depends on the value of the item. Within the U.S. I either ship USPS 1st class; and the cost is included in the price of the item. Or I send by USPS Priority Mail (generally for higher end items that I wish to insure), and there is an additional charge.

I love to ship Internationally! For USPS 1st Class I generally charge $10. For heavier or high end items the charge is usually $25. On occasion the International shipping costs may be greater.

The customer is responsible for any additional charges incurred due to customs, etc. And I am not responsible for delays that may occur due to customs or the idiosyncrasies of some International postal systems.

While I have a great track record for getting items delivered, I cannot "track" items shipped internationally from my end. Proactive engagement with your own postal system (using the provided Customs #) is strongly advised.
Refunds and Exchanges
A refund is provided if an item is lost or damaged in transit anywhere in the world, or if an EU buyer exercises their right to return an item as per the EU Directive on Consumer Rights.
Additional policies and FAQs
Most of what I sell is either vintage or antique (though on occasion I may post supply items that are less than 20 years old). In other words, the items or material have likely been handled by previous owners. Thus, there may be flaws or signs of age. As much as possible, however, I alert the buyer to visible imperfections in my detailed descriptions.