Make a Wish

Tucson, Arizona · 984 Sales


Make a Wish

Tucson, Arizona 984 Sales On Etsy since 2010

4.5 out of 5 stars

TheWishingWardrobe is taking a short break


Note from shop owner The Wishing Wardrobe will reopen once it's cross country trek has been completed. Our new home in Baltimore, Maryland awaits!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 3, 2017

The Wishing Wardrobe will reopen once it's cross country trek has been completed. Our new home in Baltimore, Maryland awaits!

Molly Phoenix

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Molly Phoenix


Average item review
4.5 out of 5 stars
Elcena McCutcheon

Elcena McCutcheon on May 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This is officially the Skirt of Summer 2017! it fits as expected, and i do love me some pockets... Thanks!

Emily Wang

Emily Wang on May 20, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Item as described, fast shipping, thank you!

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The Story of The Wishing Wardrobe

As a constant collector I have always had an ongoing stash of "There will be an event this is perfect for" and a pile of "This is perfect for So and So" - Sometimes I would send random acts of kindness via USPS and visitors would often leave my casita with at least one thing to try on...I would occasionally part with vintage faves via my stained glass store here on Etsy, but I didn't like to mix the two. As vintage on Etsy became more popular, word came through the grapevine that a friend wanted help with her destash gone vintage shop. This opened the floodgate and my collection began to grow. For two years we grew the shop and shipped out hundreds of vintage items.

In 2010 The Wishing Wardrobe, an expression of my own vintage style, opened and one week later had its first sale! The best thing about having a vintage shop is the customer base. I love to get emails from fellow collectors and customers returning to tell the story of the item they purchased and what it meant to them. I have sent vintage items to every corner of the globe as gifts, replacements for items lost and to complete a collection years in the making.

The Wishing Wardrobe offers a variety of items that could only be described as eclectic. With hundreds of items yet to be photographed and listed I am confident there really is something for everyone who wishes on this Wardrobe!


Shop members

  • Molly Phoenix

    Owner, Collector, Launderer

    Molly Phoenix has been knee deep in vintage since she was a teen. Her first full time job working for Goodwill of Northern New England was training for finding treasure in the rubble. Over 20 years later her love of vintage has not faded one bit!

Shop policies

Last updated on July 10, 2014
The Wishing Wardrobe has taken The Honest Vintage Pledge:
Everything that I have tagged as vintage in my shop is at least twenty years old or older. I will never knowingly sell a fake or a knockoff to my customers. Ever.

Please keep in mind that all our items are gently used and some wear should be expected.

New to Etsy? Here's a guide to making your first purchase:

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 and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Payment is expected at time of checkout, unless we have received communication from you.

In the event of non-payment we will contact you. If we do not hear from you we will contact Etsy admin to report non-payment.

Methods of Payment:

*PayPal using your credit card. A PayPal account is NOT required if you're using a credit card.
*If you are sending a check or money order please contact us.
*Direct payment via Etsy


Sometimes sales will happen. Returning customers must choose between the sale prices or the buy 2 get 1 deal for returning customers. If you want to do the buy 2 get 1 prices will be the original price the item was listed at, not the discounted amount.

RESERVING ITEMS~ We believe in Self Reservation!
If you simply must have it but need a little time or wish to pay "lay-a-way" style, here is how:

We allow up to one week for reserved items.

Lay-away can be done over a 4 week period, in two installments on purchases over $50. Non-refundable 50% deposit.

1. Send a convo letting us know that you need more time to pay or wish to split up the payments. Please include your EMAIL if you would like to pay with PayPal. We will send you an invoice and you may pay within the next 7 days.

2. Place the item in your cart and go through the checkout process.

3. Choose "Other" as your form of payment, unless you are sending a check or money order and complete payment process.

4. I will send you an invoice through Paypal for the total if this is your method of payment.

5. When payment is received your item will be shipped:)
We refund all excess shipping over $2 on domestic packages.

If you want a specific type of shipping you must have communication with us and be sure that we have received this request. The buyer is responsible for all additional shipping charges.

If your shipping address is different than that in your PayPal account please be sure we are aware of the correct shipping address. Buyer is responsible for any additional shipping fees accrued because of undeliverable packages.

We ship at least twice a week via USPS. We occasionally use FedEx for larger packages. This is done at our discretion.

We refund all excess shipping over $5 on international packages.

We ship international orders USPS First Class International Mail. This service does not offer tracking and takes an unspecified time to arrive. The buyer is responsible for any customs fees or duties due upon delivery. International shipping is once a week, usually on Monday.

If there is not an international shipping option on an item you are interested in please message us for a quote.

We are not responsible for lost or damaged packages. If you would like to insure your package additional fees will apply. If you receive a damaged package please take it up with your local post office. Be sure to photograph damaged package before opening.

In the event that the shipping has been underestimated you will be contacted and sent an invoice for the additional shipping amount. This rarely happens and it is usually on large international orders.

Please convo us for any additional services you would like on your shipment.
Refunds and Exchanges
All sales are final. Since all pieces are unique please check measurements against a similar garment to ensure fit.

We stand behind all our items and accurately describe known flaws in the listings. If you are displeased with your purchase please please PLEASE contact us about your sadness before leaving negative feedback.

All orders sent with USPS may have shipping insurance added, see Shipping for more info.

Once your package has been given to the shipping carrier it is the carriers responsibility to deliver the package. Domestic orders will receive a tracking number with delivery confirmation via email. This does not guarantee that you will be able to track the movement of the package day by day. If you want detailed tracking info please message us when you place your order.

If you are concerned about your package please contact your local post office.

We will offer store credit on items you are totally dissatisfied with. Buyer is responsible for all additional shipping charges. Credit will not be granted for fit, if there is a problem with your order, please contact us immediately. We promise to work it out with you. Returned items must be received within one week domestic and two weeks international.
Additional policies and FAQs
Here is a general modern size chart for garment measurement reference. Please be sure to check measurements with a personal item for a good fit.

Be sure to allow some room for ease. Visit our blog for info about getting a good fit...

XS= dress size 0/2, bust 34, waist 26, low hip 37
Small = dress size 4/6, bust 36, waist 28, hip 39
Medium = dress size 8/10, bust 39, waist 31, hip 42
Large = dress size 12/14, bust 42, waist 34, hip 45
X Large = dress size 16/18, bust 45, waist 37, hip 48
2XLlarge = dress size 20/22, bust 49, waist 41, hip 52