Vintage Clothing • Wedding Dresses • Accessories

Melbourne, Florida · 6427 Sales


Vintage Clothing • Wedding Dresses • Accessories

Melbourne, Florida 6427 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Charlotte Richman

Charlotte Richman on Oct 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The bolero looks just like I imagined. Excellent condition, would think it is brand new. Zero smell of "vintage". Excellent feathers. Thank you!


bayleybuckets on Oct 16, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect. Thank you!


bayleybuckets on Oct 16, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Stunning wedding dress and fast and safe shipping!

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Since 2009 brides, vintage enthusiast and fashionistas will tell you that The Vintage Mistress has a reputation for:
• Offering the best in vintage—classic to eclectic— all items are high-quality and in superior condition
• Being a Trustworthy, well established site where customers always receive personable and knowledgeable service
• Knowing exactly what a bride wants and making her dreams of getting married in a vintage gown come true
See my Etsy Seller Feature here!
☛Always 25% off an order of 3 or more items with code 3ORMORE at checkout. Not applicable towards "Bridal Collection" merchandise or during sale events.

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Last updated on September 15, 2017

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Contact me if you have a problem with your order via Etsy's mail system within 72 hours of the recorded delivery confirmation time so I can help! Requests outside this 72 hour time frame can not be honored regardless of circumstances. Please read the following details, thank you!

Wedding dresses, veils, and items described as "Final Sale, As-is or Clearance" are not returnable or exchangeable.

Shipping costs are nonrefundable unless otherwise stated in our conversations. Orders that are returned without preapproval or past the specified return dates set fourth in our conversations will be "Returned to Sender" via the designated carrier.

Hang tags need to be securely attached and not tampered with for returns/exchanges. Returned items that are worn beyond "trying on", damaged, washed, odorous, or have missing/tampered hang tags can not be refunded nor exchanged.

Return requests due to poor fit or opinionated/subjective reasons are for shop credit. Please read and view an item's description carefully and contact me with questions/concerns about the condition/size/color of an item so that I can help you in making the best choice before you purchase. If you have difficulty fitting a certain area of your body (ex. the bust, short waist, length etc.) or need a specific garment measurement that isn't listed, I'm ready to help! I am always happy to take more pictures, check measurements and provide honest advice.

All merchandise at The Vintage Mistress is at least 20 years of age or older and is in used condition. Vintage clothing and accessories will have minor imperfections that do not hinder their wearability or use. Within each listing, I describe all noticeable imperfections and often include photographs of them for a buyer's discretion. As computer monitors differ, colors may vary between the actual product and your screen.
Thank you for visiting The Vintage Mistress. Please read through all my policies and contact me with any questions you may have. I am always happy to help!
• Layaway (lay-by) plans can be scheduled for higher priced items. A non-refundable deposit is applied to the price and the balance is due in full within 30 days. Contact me to set one up!
• Written content, photographs and logos are © 2017 The Vintage Mistress. No party may use written content, photographs or logos without express permission of The Vintage Mistress. The Vintage Mistress reserves the right to decline a layaway or cancel a transaction per this shop's policies as well as Etsy's site wide policies. By purchasing from thevintagemistress [!at] you agree to have read, understood and accepted these policies and conditions.
• DOMESTIC: Packages ship daily via USPS Priority or First Class Mail all with delivery confirmation and/or tracking. If you would like to purchase insurance coverage or a faster shipping service for your order, contact me for rates. The Vintage Mistress is not responsible for orders delayed by the postal system or courier services.

• INTERNATIONAL AND CANADA: Packages ship daily via USPS First Class International up to four pounds with a proof of mailing customs declaration number. Packages weighing over four pounds ship USPS Priority Mail with tracking and delivery confirmation. If you would like to purchase a tracking number, insurance coverage, or a faster shipping service for your order contact me for rates. In rare instances, shipping costs may exceed what is quoted in the listing or the package is required to ship via Priority Mail due to its size or declared value; you will be notified of the increased shipping cost. International buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. Your order should arrive between 7-21 days; certain destinations may take longer. The Vintage Mistress is not responsible for orders delayed or held by customs, courier services, or postal systems.

All orders are safely packaged in sturdy waterproof mailing bags or boxes with
tracking, delivery confirmation or customs declaration numbers. If your package arrives damaged, please save all the packing materials. If lost, I will assist you to locate your package with a tracking number or file a "Lost/Damaged Package" report. Packages that are returned due to any "non-delivery" reason are nonrefundable or can be reshipped once the buyer purchases new postage. Examples of this include but are Not Limited To "import fee/tax avoidance, items being held and not picked up, buyers remorse, unsuccessful attempted deliveries,or a wrong address was supplied at checkout." When applicable, tracking numbers are provided for customers under their "Etsy Purchases" page; please check this tracking information often so you are prepared to accept your package. Your postman may leave you a package pick-up notice with detailed instructions on where and how to claim your package. If you don't receive one, please inquire with your local postal office.
Additional policies and FAQs
Vintage sizes and shapes are not equivalent to contemporary sizes and shapes.
Vintage garments were often tailored and cut much different than today's clothing. To get the best fit from vintage clothing compare your body measurements to the listing's measurements and factor in enough "wiggle" room to move comfortably in the garment. It's always best to know your true measurements rather than assuming them. If you need help, have a professional take them for you.

Use a flexible cloth tape measure and measure yourself over the undergarments you plan to wear and NOT over your clothing. Keep the tape measure straight and level. Example: If you plan to wear a special type of bra or perhaps a girdle under the vintage garment, measure yourself while wearing these.

BUST: Measure over the fullest part of your bust while wearing a bra.

UNDERBUST / EMPIRE WAIST: Measure around the fullest part of your ribcage, about midway between your bust and waist.

WAIST: Measure around the smallest point of your waist where it naturally curves in on the side.

HIP: Measure around the fullest part of your hips and buttocks, keeping the tape measure straight and even. This is usually about 8"-9" below your waist.

SHOULDER TO WAIST: Measure from the top of your shoulder, where a normal shoulder seam would lie, down the front going over your bust to your waist.

SHOULDER WIDTH: Measure from the point where your shoulder begins
curving down into the arm, across your back, to the next shoulder point.

TOTAL LENGTH: Measure from the top of your shoulder, where a normal shoulder seam would lie, down the front going over your bust, to the point you want the garment to end.

Below is my measuring procedure for merchandise in this shop. All measurements are provided in inches. If you need a measurement taken in a different way than what my procedure describes, contact me before purchasing.

My measurements are taken on the outside of the garment, laid upon a smooth solid surface, with wrinkles/creases smoothed flat using a cloth tape measure. The garment must be buttoned or zipped up and not distorted.
BUST: Measured from outside edge of armpit seam to outside edge of next armpit seam x2.
WAIST: Smallest point of bodice where fabric curves inwards, measuring straight across from outside edge to outside edge x2.
HIP: Widest point below waist, measuring straight across from outside edge to outside edge x2.
TOTAL LENGTH: Middle point of shoulder seam to where the garment ends at bottom going straight down.
SHOULDER: Straight across the back, one shoulder seam to the next.
SLEEVE: Measured from the top of sleeve seam to the end of the sleeve.
SHOE INSOLES: Measured from the interior, heel to toe tip.
SHOE WIDTH: Measured at the ball's widest point, on the shoe's exterior sole.