Announcement Hand-picked rare and high quality vintage clothing, 1880s to 1970s. Limited edition hand-made vintage reproduction clothing and one-of-a-kind creations.
Hand-picked rare and high quality vintage clothing, 1880s to 1970s. Limited edition hand-made vintage reproduction clothing and one-of-a-kind creations.
- All 115
- Dresses & Suits 46
- Skirts, Pants & Shorts 10
- Coats, Jackets & Capes 6
- Blouses, Tops & Vests 14
- Footwear, Bags & Belts 13
- Jewellery & Watches 2
- Hats, Shawls & Scarves 2
- SALE ITEMS! 21
Sara Gossett on Jan 5, 2017
Beautiful dream dress in gorgeous condition! As always, absolutely fantastic and trustworthy seller: carefully packed and quick international shipping, everything accurately described with great attention to detail. Thanks for a great etsy experience as always! Will be back. :)
Mina Lo on Dec 20, 2016
So in love with this beautiful kaftan!
High quality genuine vintage fashion, artefacts and ephemera.
Vic & Bertie Vintage clothing is operated by British historic fashion specialist Angie Smith. She is also a renown vintage fashion collector notable for her extensive collection of vintage Biba (1963-1975) which runs to over one thousand garments, ensembles and accessories. Angie regularly sources for and loans to major UK museums and institutions from her own extensive archive of British 1960s and 1970s fashion and costume and has co-curated and loaned to a number of highly successful and long running fashion exhibitions. Angie has also worked for many years sourcing historic garments and fabrics for a high profile client list.
Vic & Bertie Vintage specialises in vintage and antique clothing, costume and textiles from the Victorian period through to the 1970s. Vic & Bertie Vintage also specialises in iconic British fashion labels notably Biba (1964-1975), Ossie Clark, Thea Porter, Mary Quant and Jeff Banks to name just a few. Vic & Bertie Vintage is known for its remarkable quanity of high quality genuine 1960s & 1970s clothing in first class condition and sold clean and ready-to-wear. Vic & Bertie Vintage does not generally sell garments altered beyond the designer's original concept, however, if this is ever the case it is clearly stated and reflected in the price.
With over 25 years of experience in vintage and antique textiles you can be rest assured you are purchasing a high quality garment at an honest price from a reputable dealer and expert in the field of vintage fashion.
Owner, Sole Trader
Fashion historian, archivist and curator. Graduated from Central St. Martins (University of the Arts London), BA (Hons) Curation, Culture and Criticism.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMS AND IMPORT DUTY, TAXES, ETC. The buyer is liable for any taxes, import duty or other related charges when purchasing an item from abroad which is taxable. Vintage clothing is taxable and the rate of taxation is determined by the item and the rate set by each country's government. I will under no circumstances devalue and item on the Customs Declaration form (CN 22).
DELIVERY TIMES: Items are sent out within 5 working days. However you can specify on your order if you need an item to be despatched quicker and I will reply informing you if that is possible. However, if you need an item quickly I recommend you contact me before purchasing.
Refunds and Exchanges
PAYPAL BUYER PROTECTION POLICY - Please note that the 180 return policy on Paypal is not acceptable due to the the vintage content of my shop. Vintage items cannot be used and returned and it is too difficult to tell whether a used garment has been worn again if only once.
If cancelling your purchase, please contact me immediately as I ship quickly.
Cancellations are generally not accepted after purchasing so shop wisely and read all of the item and shipping information provided. Certain exceptions apply. Please convo immediately.
I reserve the right to cancel any purchases made using a false address in order to secure my merchandise. Paypal and Etsy accounts should list current address. I will only ship to addresses which matches your Etsy and paypal account. I do not ship to an address other than what it on the buyer's Etsy account.
RETURNS ACCEPTED IF…….In the rare instance that you feel that you need to return the item please contact me as soon as the item is received so we can resolve the issue. I do accept returns if the item has been grossly misrepresented or there are issues with damage, repairs, alteration etc that have not been mentioned in the condition report. However, please note I strive to be as accurate and honest as possible as to the true condition of all garments and will always state repairs and alterations (shortening, hemming, dying, remodelling, repairs to fabric, replacement trim, etc). In these instances I will accept returns, but must receive the item back without undue delay and upon safe receipt I will issue a full refund.
RETURNS NOT ACCEPTED IF…… the item does not fit and accurate measurements were provided in the listing. I do not accept returns for reason of wrong colour, changed minds, financial difficulties, buyer remorse, it has been worn or any other reason other than something which is my fault (see above RETURNS ACCEPTED).
RETURNS IN SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES….. I know distance buying vintage clothing poses risks to the buyer as it it not possible to try a garment on beforehand. However, if you are a regular and trusted customer please message me first to make a private arrangement regarding a possible return agreement before purchasing.
RETURNS PROCEDURE: The buyer must make written contact with me first to discuss returning a purchase BEFORE returning the item.
Once it is agreed that you can return the item: Please package the item well ensuring it is waterproof and in packaging which is fit for transit to ensure the item does not get damaged during shipping (i.e. do not over-stuff envelopes/boxes or used well-worn recycled packaging materials). Please ensure YOUR name and address is also on the package in case the package gets misplaced during transit and cannot be forwarded to me. If the package is returned to you because of a mistake made by you with regard to addressing the package or incorrect completion of a customs form or your country's postal service fault then you must resend at your expense. If the package gets returned due to a mistake or problem at my end (i.e. either I or Royal Mail is at fault) then I will pay to have the item resent.
If you wish to return an item from a country outside of the European Union, please note that you MUST complete a customs declaration indicating that the package contains "RETURNED GOODS" (as well as stating "used clothing", "used jewellery", etc). If you fail to do this, I unable to accept any import charges or taxes incurred in order for the package to reach me.
FOOTWEAR AND HATS: I do not accept any returns on these items as they are notoriously impossible to give extremely accurate measurements in the crucial areas such as the height of the foot arch which is never the same on any two people. Footwear and hats are purchased at the buyer’s risk.
ADDITION NOTES ABOUT VINTAGE FOOTWEAR: footwear manufactured in the period up until the 1970s which are made from man-made materials have what is called an “inherent vice” i.e. a flaw which worsens over the passage of time. As the soles are glued rather than stitched, the glue used to adhere the soles to the uppers degenerates to a powder as they age meaning the soles will most likely come away from the uppers after one or a few wears. I recommend therefore that the buyer takes precautionary action by having the soles RE-GLUED prior to wearing. I do not accept returns on vintage footwear which has this inherent vice.
GIFT CERTIFICATES: Vic & Bertie gift certificates have no monetary exchange value meaning I do not "buy back" gift certificates or exchange for cash or anything else. Gift certificates can only be redeemed against items in my store.
ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE MESSAGE ME.
Additional policies and FAQs
CONTROLLED GOODS - many countries have a list of controlled goods which generally includes any animal product as part of whole of a garment such as fur, animal skins, leather and ivory. This list is not exhaustible and you are advised to check with your country's official guide as to import restrictions. It is the duty of the buyer to check the controlled goods list of their country BEFORE purchasing any garment which is wholly or part animal product. This may also extend to plant-based fibres. Again, most governments provide a list of controlled goods and substances. Some countries require certification before accepting animal products into the country. Buyers must make the seller aware if certification is required before shipping. This can be a lengthy process so bear this in mind if you have a time constraint.