Announcement ♛ Vist our flagship store at www.theredvelvetshoe.com for Vintage Clothing & Accoutrements from the 1920's ~ 1970's
♛ Vist our flagship store at www.theredvelvetshoe.com for Vintage Clothing & Accoutrements from the 1920's ~ 1970's
kathi roussel on Dec 6, 2014
Love the purse! Thanks for the speedy delivery and a great transaction! My niece is going to love this! Cheers!
The Red Velvet Shoe, founded in 2007, is an online vintage wardrobe boutique specializing in beautiful garments for the lady's wardrobe with fine attention to detail and the utmost regard for client satisfaction. In September of 2009, we launched this "sister-shop" on Etsy as a platform to feature more "modern" vintage clothing from the 1980's & 90's as well as little gifts & treasures for the home/boudoir.
A few times each year we throw a "♛Soirée In The Shoe♛" with lots of champagne & vintage shopping...we are located just outside of Providence, Rhode Island. Send us a convo if you wish to set up an appointment to visit our salon. Or, look for us as a pop-up shop at various Markets/Venues in the Providence/Boston area.
Thank you for visiting!
Our item descriptions and photographs are provided with full disclosure of the items down to the smallest details.
All clothing items have been either dry cleaned or properly laundered and pressed and are ready to wear.*
(*Some exceptions would include NOS items (items with original tags), fur, leather, sequin or beaded items, and anything we deem too delicate for either process.)
Accepted payment methods
The Red Velvet Shoe does not offer a "RESERVE POLICY"*
(*Exception: If you are an established client of The Red Velvet Shoe.)
Items not paid within 24 hours will be re~listed. Most items in our boutique are one~of~a~kind so please be considerate.
We only accept payment through Pay Pal. You may use a major credit card to complete your purchase, just click on the link at the bottom of the listing and follow the prompts.
Redeeming a Gift Certificate? See the FAQS section below.
We will consider other shipping options dependent upon weight, size & destination. All final shipping terms decided upon by The Red Velvet Shoe. Shipping and Handling fees are determined by weight of the packaged item(s).
All packages must be shipped to the address on your Pay Pal account. Buyer assumes full responsibility for any/all packages shipped to any other address. The Red Velvet Shoe is not responsible for said packages once they leave the Boutique. (This policy includes "GIFT DELIVERY" items.) Your item(s) will ship within 3 days of receipt of your payment. If you wish to have overnight delivery, please inquire via email or Etsy Conversation PRIOR to payment for item(s) so we can edit the listing for the total amount due. Certain domestic destinations will incur additional shipping and handling fees due to higher postal rates & packaging restrictions. We will email an invoice if additional fees apply for your purchase. In the rare event that an item is to be returned to The Red Velvet Shoe, shipping & handling fees will not be refunded.
If you have any other questions regarding our shipping policies, please convo me.
We ship via USPS First Class International. If the item exceeds 4 lbs it will be shipped Global Priority. Due to the many variables involved in International Shipping, The Red Velvet Shoe retains the right to adjust policies in this regard.
*Some orders will cost additional shipping & handling fees above and beyond the amount quoted at check out. We will email an invoice to you which must be paid in full before item(s) are shipped.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you wish to request an Item Return, please convo me and I will make a timely reply. Requests for returns & refunds will not be accepted after 5 days of date of shipment from The Red Velvet Shoe.
Additional policies and FAQs
MINT: An item or garment that is flawless and in pristine condition, most likely never worn. The sheer age of true vintage clothing makes this a rather lonely category, but at times we do indeed find such gems.
NOS: "New Old Stock" is a vintage item or garment that has it's original tags still attached. We list this after "MINT" because at times, although never worn and with tags, improper or poor storage can leave "NOS" merchandise in less than mint condition. We also do not dry~clean or launder "NOS" merchandise prior to listing it.
EXCELLENT: An item or garment that has been worn (possibly only once or twice) but has no obvious signs of wear or notable flaws. It has been properly stored, was well taken care of and is immaculate with no odors, holes, stains, fade spots or pilling.
VERY GOOD: An item or garment that, despite being worn more often, is still in very good condition with the exception of a few minor flaws which will be disclosed in detail in the listing.
GOOD: An item or garment that is still wearable but has more notable flaws that may or may not be able to be fixed. This will be disclosed in detail in the listing.
FAIR: At times we find vintage/antique items or garments that are less than pristine but may have lovely bead work, buttons, fabric, or design. The condition is obvious, as is it's beauty and possible potential for the right shopper. Items or garments in this category do not reflect the high standard of quality we seek, rather, the high opinion we have of the craftsmanship and beauty of vintage clothing and our desire to save such merchandise from an untimely fate.
If you wish to send a gift to someone from The Red Velvet Shoe, please send me the shipping address you wish your purchase to be mailed to & any special instructions or message you wish to be on the enclosure card.
Insurance & Delivery Confirmation are required for Gift Delivery and are added to the Shipping & Handling Costs.
The Red Velvet Shoe is not responsible for items shipped to an address other than that on record with Pay Pal confirmation.
GIFT CERTIFICATE REDEMPTION:
Select the items you would like to buy with your gift certificate. Click the green Checkout button. In the Message to Seller section, please type in the code that is printed on the bottom line of your Gift Certificate. I will contact you via Etsy conversation to confirm your order. If there is a balance due, I will email an invoice via Pay Pal. If there is a balance left on your Gift Certificate, you may use it in the future on another purchase. Please remember Gift Certificates expire one year from date of purchase. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Frequently asked questions
Will it fit me?
Vintage clothing label sizing runs MUCH smaller than our modern day sizes...so a vintage size label "12" measures more like a modern 6/8. Please check measurements carefully!