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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Last updated on Apr 17, 2022

Exclusive Antique Clothier; Est. 2008
Our items can have been featured on celebrities, t.v. shows and in movies.


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Vera Vague

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Vera Vague


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About VeraVague

Sales 4,083
On Etsy since 2008

Welcome to Vagueville

Time travelers, anachronistic treasure hunters, archaeologists of style; we spend our days in dusty places, our nights in dimly lit boudoirs. The aroma of antique books is our perfume, we sew our clothing with the threads of time and when we sleep, we rest our heads upon cotton candy memories of days far passed.

We hope you enjoy your visit with us as much as we enjoy doing what we do.
Vera Vague and Co.

Shop members

  • Vera and Victor Vague


    Vintage clothing Vagabonds from Vagueville

Shop policies

Last updated on April 30, 2022
“Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress.”
~ Coco Chanel

All measurements are given in the listing description. Feel free to ask if you need additional measurements.
We often present our models wearing clothing items that are, by industry standards, sizes too large for their frames. Please keep above measurements in mind when considering the size of a garment.
* Please note that we are not responsible for items that do not fit. It is up to the buyer to make sure the item being purchased will work for its recipient. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Each of our vintage items are listed as being from one specific decade (i.e. 1920s), as is Etsy's policy. Some items can not be pin-pointed down so narrowly, however, and in those instances we use our best judgement.
Styles tend to work on a 4 year period, in that the general style that defines a decade comes into vogue 4 years into said decade. In other words, a dress from the late 1940s was still the "in" style during the beginning years of the 1950s.
We do our best to be accurate, of course! Please convo if you have any questions about the time period of any item.

Feedback is Very important to a seller, as it lets potential buyers know what to kind of service to expect. We work very hard to maintain our FIVE STAR status, which you can view here:

If, for any reason, you have issue with your purchase, or with the postal system, etc, PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE LEAVING FEEDBACK or filing a claim. We do all in our power to make your shopping experience with us a positive one, so if something is amiss, we would like to try to fix the problem and make all parties involved happy.
That's the kind of people we are.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept returns or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details

All refunds are strictly in the form of STORE CREDIT ONLY.

All returns are expected to be made within 30 days of the purchase date. Shipping cost is split between VeraVague and the buyer on the first return. Items returned to us damaged will be considered a loss on the buyer's end. If the buyer would like the damaged item returned to them, the shipping will fall on the buyer's end.

Please expect all vintage/antique items to come with at least some minor issues, which we do our best to note in the listing, as it is impossible for clothes to remain perfect forever. There may be instances, however, where we may overlook a pinhole here, a fray there, etc. but unless the garment has been grossly misrepresented, which has yet to happen, refunds are in Store Credit Only.

VeraVague is not responsible for lost or stolen packages.
For items over $100 ONLY, we can accept payments in installations.
We require a minimum $50 downpayment, and prefer to have all payments completed in two segments over no more than a one month period. Please contact us with a link to the item you are interested in and the amount you will be able to put down initially (which means the next payment you make will be the remainder of the cost).
If, at the end of a two week period you have changed your mind about buying the item, your deposit will be forfeited.
Making payments over an extended period and/or paying in small increments is something we prefer not to do. Thanks for understanding!

See something you like, but need to wait til payday? Don't hesitate to ask us to hold it for you! We will gladly hold items for 7 DAYS. This time period is set due to the high volume of traffic we have through our shop. If you need longer than a week, please contact us to discuss possible further options.
Downpayment on a reserved item is appreciated upon reservation.

The only sure way to know if a shoe will fit is to measure the foot that will go in it. If a tape measure in not available to stand on, one can employ a piece of string and a sheet of 8.5" by 11" paper to find the length. If either/both of these things are done, the odds of buying shoes that won't fit decrease considerably.
Please send a convo if you are unsure if the shoes will fit you, as VeraVague is Not responsible if a customer purchases shoes that do not fit.
All footwear returns will be compensated strictly in Store Credit Only; we thank you in advance for understanding our No Exceptions policy on this matter.

As for payment, we accept Paypal, major credit cards, checks and / or money orders.
We Do Not Accept Cash, and all transactions must be completed through the website.*
* This is Etsy's policy and we strictly adhere to it.
** Shop Credit is good for 1 year or 365 days after return.
Thank you.


VERA (approximately size 0-2 U.S.):
shoulders across top: 13.5" or 33,25cm
Bust: 33"; 83.75cm
Waist: 26"; 66cm
Hips at fullest: 35"; 89cm
Leg Inseam: 26"; 66cm
Height: 5 feet 5 inches

AMBRE (approx. size 2-4 U.S.)
bust: 33" or 84cm
waist: 26"; 66cm
hip at fullest: 37"; 94cm
inseam: 31"; 78,75cm
height: 5 feet 11 inches

BROOKE (approx. size 2-4 U.S.)
bust: 33-34"
waist: 28"
hips: 35"
height: 5 feet 6 inches

CHLOE ( approx. size 4-6 U.S.):
Bust: 34"; 86,5cm
waist 29"; 73,5cm
hips: 39"; 99cm
height: 5 feet 7 inches

ALL Shipping within the U.S. is done with Priority. International shipping is done with first class through the USPS.
All of our Vague friends are welcome to convo for more specifics.

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VAGUE INTERNATIONAL STUDIOS, LLC is owned and operated by Vera and Victor Vague. All content is copyright Vague Int'l, LLC, © 2012 and cannot be used or reproduced without the express written permission of the owners.