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I come from a long line of antique collectors. Luckily I learned that with great collecting, comes great purging.
Vindemial Vintage was started as a means for helping a dear friend liquidate her EPIC vintage dress collection.
She was looking to get out from under her overwhelming collection, and I was looking for a project.
I love fashion and i love history.
I love research and i love being a know-it-all.
Overnight i found myself buried under HUNDREDS of spectacular dresses. Bags and bags of clothing from some of the best known designers of the 50s & 60s!!
I was in my element.
By the time i had listed the last of her collection (over a year later), I was an expert on vintage fashion. Not only on the history, but on the labor of love of selling high-end vintage fashion.
My friends collection gave me the means to establish myself as an upscale vintage boutique. From there I grew my own rotating collection.
and from there it passes on to you. <3
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Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Your item is one of a kind and irreplaceable.
I HIGHLY suggest upgrading to Priority Mail for domestic orders.
The packaging is more secure and It is faster. This means less time for your item to be banged around during shipping.
I package all items very well. Delicate items require more packaging and a higher shipping cost.
Refunds and Exchanges
- I make sure to give accurate and complete descriptions. Therefore I only accept returns if the dress is different from the listing. This does not cover insignificant flaws that were missed during item inspection. (THIS IS RARE)
- Customer will pay return shipping and will be refunded the purchase price (not the return shipping cost) of the item when I receive the item back, in the same condition as when it shipped.
- If the item is not in the same condition as when i shipped it, I will contact you through both etsy and the email address you have on file with Paypal to work something out.
- I do not accept returns for improper fit. So please please pleaaaaase check the measurements.
All items are shipped with delivery confirmation.
Additional policies and FAQs
I want you to know everything you can about these items before you purchase. SO I rate each item on a case by case basis.
I am VERY picky when it comes to inspecting my dresses.
Too many times have I ordered a vintage dress online, only to receive it in lesser condition than was stated by the seller.
Therefore I do my very best to list every issue I can find.
It is my job to give you the best feel for an item without being able to actually FEEL it.
Hopefully your dress comes in better condition than you expected.
♥.∙:*∞*:∙.♥ Condition Scale ♥.∙:*∞*:∙.♥
Putting a condition rating on vintage clothing is very subjective. I get around this a little bit only dealing in higher quality items.
Most dresses I sell fall into the category of EXCELLENT CONDITION.
I do my best to make necessary repairs so that you can expect a high quality garment.
If you have any questions about the condition or want any further pictures, PLEASE ask! I'm happy to take and send pics of whatever you need.
And of course….
Unfortunately some things DO go unnoticed. Please remember, the dresses I sell are OLD! Please have realistic expectations and treat your new dress with love and respect. If you are completely dissatisfied, just let me know. We can always work something out.
I measure all items flat. Flat measurements are standard when shopping for vintage clothing.
To convert a flat measurement to a standard measurement is simple: JUST DOUBLE IT!
A typical flat dress measurement looks like this:
Simply double the number of the Bust, Waist and Hips measurements to get your standard measurement.
Therefore the standard measurement of the aforementioned dress would be:
-:¦:- ANOTHER WAY TO DETERMINE FIT -:¦:-
If you are unsure about your measurements, I suggest you measure a dress of your own using the flat measurement method. Compare your measurements with those of the dress you wish to buy. Pretty soon you will have your flat measurements memorized. Yay!
Don’t forget to allow yourself room to breathe! I will indicate if the fabric has any stretch to it, but it’s best to give yourself a little bit of room to move.
:¦:--:¦:--:¦: Now that you know how flat measurements work, here is a guide for where the measurements are taken :¦:--:¦:--:¦:
-: BUST: Measured from armpit to armpit across the bust. For uncommon tops such as halter, I measure right below the bust.
-: WAIST: Measured flat and taut at the most slender spot on the garment at the waist.
-: HIPS: Generally measured 5-7 inches below the waist, at the widest part.
Some skirts have a FREE hip measurement, meaning that the skirt opening is free unrestricting regardless of hip size.
-: LENGTH: Measured off the center of the garment, usually from the top collar at the shoulder. In dresses with spaghetti straps, I measure as if the dress were strapless.
-: ARM LENGTH: Measured from the edge of the collar to the bottom of the sleeve. Measured from the top of the sleeve.
-: SWEEP: Refers to the total circumference of the bottom opening of the skirt. I give the total measurement for the sweep, SO DO NOT DOUBLE THE SWEEP MEASUREMENT.
•:¦:• If you need any measurements I have not included, just ask and I'll get it for you right away. •:¦:•
◊◊◊◊.:.CLEANING & PRESSING & STEAMING.:.◊◊◊◊
I clean *most* garments, and this will be indicated in the individual listing.
In the case of fragile garments, such as 1920's silk, I often leave the dress as found, and suggest that the new owner take it to a professional cleaner that specializes in vintage clothing.
I've learned the hard way that I don't trust the dry cleaners in my city with my precious dedicates.
I iron or press garments made of cotton, linen or strong synthetic fabrics.
I steam the more delicate garments as long as steaming is appropriate.
I *DO* have pets and I *DO NOT* smoke. I keep pets away from my collection.
I do my best to make sure there isn’t any pet hair on your new purchase.