ThisBlueBird

Vintage Silk Kimonos, Women's Dresses and Lingerie

St Louis, Missouri · 1589 Sales

ThisBlueBird

Vintage Silk Kimonos, Women's Dresses and Lingerie

St Louis, Missouri 1589 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(495)

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5 out of 5 stars
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Teri Arthur

Teri Arthur on Nov 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent service from this seller ! I absolutely adore this gorgeous dress...

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ThisBlueBird™ :: Modern Vintage

Since 2002, ThisBlueBird, has been helping women around the world carry on a love affair with all things vintage. Drawing on her background in art and photography, and an appreciaton of fashion design history, Lauren travels the US, Europe and Asia in search of unique and special items. ThisBlueBird™ offers an ever-changing selection of irresistible and highly wearable fashions from the 1920s through the 1980s, all of the finest quality and in the very best condition.

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    Traveler, adventurer, photographer. Lover of music, history, art, roses, gin & tonics and the ocean. Everyone should have at least three good stories.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 2, 2016
If you have any questions prior to purchase, do not hesitate to ask. We are happy answer any questions you may have and send additional photos!

Please scroll down to ADDITIONAL INFORMATION for garment care notices.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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✥ For orders being shipped outside the United States -- Local VAT, customs duties, taxes and tariffs are not included in the item price or shipping fees. It is the buyer's responsibility to pay all associated fees, which may be collected upon delivery, dependent on the specific country laws.

✥ For orders being shipped to a Missouri address, applicable sales tax will be included at checkout.
Shipping
EXPRESS SHIPPING UPGRADE ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY 12:00 NOON CENTRAL STANDARD TIME (GMT -6) MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY. EXPRESS ORDERS PLACED AFTER 12:00 CST OR ON FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY WILL BE SHIPPED ON THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY.

✥ Orders are normally shipped within 24-48 hours of purchase. There is no shipping on Sundays or US Federal Holidays due to US Post Office closure.
✥ Certain large items, or large combined orders, may take a day or two longer to prepare and package for shipping.
✥ For shipping time estimates, "Business Days" are considered to be Monday through Friday.

SHIPPING WITHIN THE USA AND PUERTO RICO:
✥ We ship via USPS Priority Mail or USPS 1st Class Package Service, both include Delivery Confirmation and Tracking.
✥ In very rare instances, such as on antique garments or items of a very high value, a courier service such as FedEx or DHL will be required.
✥ A shipping upgrade is available to USPS Priority Express Mail. -- Upgrade choice with delivery time estimate and price is visible once you have your items in the shopping cart.
✥ Please allow 3 - 10 business days for all US and PR orders depending on the service used.
✥ In certain situations, and on items over $100, we may choose to require a signature at the time of delivery. This is occasionally necessary for the safe arrival of your order.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING (outside the USA and Puerto Rico):
✥ Local VAT, customs duties, taxes and tariffs are not included in the item price or shipping fees. It is the buyer's responsibility to pay all associated fees, which may be collected upon delivery, dependent on the specific country laws.
✥ Standard shipping on all orders going outside the USA and Puerto Rico is via USPS 1st Class International Package Service.
✥ Shipping upgrades are available to USPS International Priority Mail or USPS Priority Express Mail. -- Upgrade choices with delivery time estimates and prices are visible once you have your items in the shopping cart.
✥ On antique garments or items of a very high value, a courier service such as FedEx or DHL will be required and all associated customs brokerage fees are the buyer's responsibility to pay upon arrival. Such listings will indicate clearly in the description that a courier service is required.
✥ Please allow 2-6 weeks for all international orders, although most orders arrive within 15 business days. Within the EU - Customers in ITALY AND GREECE can expect any shipping method to take significantly longer due to the local customs policies.
✥ All items will be listed as Merchandise and nothing will be marked "Gift." The true contents and actual sale value of the items and shipping fees paid will be listed on all Customs documents and insurance declarations as required by United States law.
✥ Delivery Confirmation and Tracking Status updates beyond the United States are only available for select countries. Review the most current list of eligible countries at http://www.usps.com/eligible-countries.htm

SHIPPING ISSUES:
✥ Upon receiving your item, if you notice any damage to the packaging and garment, please contact us immediately.
Refunds and Exchanges
✥ All sales are final on items from the SALE section, without exception.
✥ Returns due to improper fit will not be accepted. All listings include detailed actual garment measurements, please pay close attention to these and allow enough additional room to feel comfortable when wearing the garment. If you have any questions about fit, need additional measurements or photos, please contact us before you purchase, we are happy to provide more information on anything in the shop.
✥ All requests for returns and exchanges on non-Sale items will be reviewed individually. We are absolutely committed to good customer service so please do not hesitate to contact us if you have an issue with your order! We are happy to discuss it and work with you to come to a good solution so you are happy with your experience.
✥ On Japanese Kimono, Haori and Michiyuki listings, the 5th photo on each listing is a diagram of exactly how measurements are taken on these garments. On all other garment types, you may scroll down and refer to the measurement guidelines below.
✥ Please keep in mind, the older the item, generally the more fragile it is. Some items may be suitable for light wear only and some for display only, the listing will indicate as such.
✥ On approved returns, all items must be shipped back within 3 days and in the same condition in which they were purchased, with ThisBlueBird tags attached and buyers are responsible for all return shipping fees.
✥ Shipping fees are non-refundable.
Additional policies and FAQs
MEASUREMENT GUIDELINES:
All listings include detailed measurements, please pay close attention to these and allow enough additional room to feel comfortable when wearing the garment. Please refer to the guidelines below to understand out garment measurements are taken and how that relates to your fit.

✥ Bust: Under the arms around the fullest part of the bust. This is not the same as your bra band size.
✥ Under-bust: Within a few inches under the bust.
✥ Waist: Between bust and navel, usually at the smallest point of the garment. If the waist has elastic two measurements will be given, the smallest and fully stretched.
✥ Hips: Approximately 9 inches below the waist measurement point.
✥ Drop-waist or Low Hip: If a garment has a drop-waist, the hip measurement will be taken where the drop waist seam is.
✥ Length: Almost always taken from the shoulder to the hem down the front. Occasionally there will be a Front Length and Back Length provided.
✥ Shoulders Across: From the seam where the sleeve meets the shoulder across back of neck to opposite seam.
✥ Sleeve Circumference at Upper Arm: On short sleeves, taken at the sleeve cuff opening. On long sleeves taken about 1 inch below the armpit.
✥ Pants/Shorts Inseam: From seam of crotch to cuff.
✥ Pants/Shorts Rise: From seam of crotch to waistband

GARMENT CARE:
Vintage Japanese Kimono, Haori and Michiyuki:
Please use professional dry cleaning only. Water is not a vintage kimono's friend! Hand washing or soaking in water is **absolutely not recommended** for most vintage kimonos. The majority of the time water will cause colors/dyes to run, and potential damage to the silk. Definitely do not put a vintage kimono in a washing machine. All vintage kimono in the shop have been dry cleaned prior to listing.

VINTAGE GARMENT CONDITION STANDARDS:
ThisBlueBird™ uses the Vintage Fashion Guild Garment Condition Standards. Each listing will indicate a specific condition listed here:

✥ Mint/Perfect - As new, with absolutely no flaws or wear.
✥ Excellent - Used, with no noticeable flaws.
✥ Very Good - Used, with minor flaws, but no repairs needed.
✥ Good - Visible wear. Minor flaws and/or optional repairs needed.
✥ Fair - Numerous flaws, repairs needed, fragile.
✥ Display Only - Potential wear or flaws but generally fragile and not suitable for wear.
✥ Poor/Study - Extensive damage. For study only.

More information

Last updated on Nov 2, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Garment Care - Japanese Kimono, Haori and Michiyuki

Please use professional dry cleaning only. Water is not a vintage kimono's friend! Hand washing or soaking in water is **absolutely not recommended** for most vintage kimonos. The majority of the time water will cause colors/dyes to run, and potential damage to the silk. Definitely do not put a vintage kimono in a washing machine. All vintage kimono in the shop have been dry cleaned prior to listing.

Sizing details

All listings include detailed measurements, please pay close attention these and allow enough additional room to move and feel comfortable when wearing the garment.

On Japanese Kimono, Haori and Michiyuki listings, the 5th photo on each listing is a diagram of exactly how measurements are taken on these garments.

See the shop policies for details on exactly where to take your own body measurements: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThisBlueBird#policies

Returns & Exchanges

Returns due to improper fit will not be accepted. All listings include detailed actual garment measurements, please pay close attention to these and allow enough additional room to feel comfortable when wearing the garment. If you have any questions about fit, need additional measurements or photos, please contact us before you purchase, we are happy to provide more information on anything in the shop. There will be no returns accepted on a few specific items and the listing description will indicate this. All sales are final Sale section items. We are committed to customer service, please contact us ASAP if you have concerns about your order!

Layaway and Item Reserves

We are not accepting item reserves at this time. Layaway Payments are only available when purchasing though our main website.