Original vintage items & reproduction vintage clothing

Glasgow, United Kingdom · 70 Sales


Original vintage items & reproduction vintage clothing

Glasgow, United Kingdom 70 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Last updated on Jun 21, 2017

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Vintage dressmakers based in Glasgow, Scotland

I started Vintage Avenue in 2006, after becoming disheartened about finding vintage clothing in thrift shops that either didn't fit properly, was in poor condition, or too expensive. I thought I would try to make my own vintage-style clothing.

I learned all of my dressmaking skills from my Nan, a professional dressmaker (who turned 102 this year!). Using an abundance of original vintage dressmaking patterns collected since the turn of the century, I use traditional dressmaking techniques to recreate the styles. I also have a selection of vintage sewing machines - one for each decade of the 20th century - adding to the whole vintage dressmaking experience. I try to source vintage trims, fabric, buttons, buckles, and even thread, to add to the vintage effect of what I make.

I hope that you will like my handmade vintage-style items, and love that each one is one of a kind, and all made with passion and dedication.


**Vintage Avenue**

Shop members

  • Lisa

    Owner, Maker, Vintage Dressmaker

Shop policies

Last updated on June 21, 2017
Vintage Avenue are dressmakers of one-of-a-kind vintage-style pieces and sellers of original vintage items, from clothing to dressmaking accessories to homeware.

All handmade items are created using traditional dressmaking techniques, using original vintage sewing patterns, and occasionally incorporating an old but reliable 1930s Singer sewing machine. Each item is unique, and all are based on original vintage patterns and styles, from the 1930s through to the 1980s. Both new and vintage fabric and trimmings are used for my clothing, and always vintage buttons.

Every item listing will clearly identify any original vintage elements, and it should be noted that small variations may occur between items with any vintage aspects (such as differences between vintage buttons, or the condition and appearance of vintage fabrics).

Many items can be made to measure upon request, please email for more info.
All items are made with the hope of keeping vintage style alive, accessible and sustainable.

I also stock a few handpicked, original vintage pieces, from clothing to homeware.

All original vintage items will be clearly stated as such, and will be in good vintage condition.

I hope that you find something unique from my shop, and feel free to send a message if you have any queries!

**Vintage Avenue**

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Please take note of the sizes and specific measurements of the item to be purchased, as refunds are only available on faulty items. In this unlikely situation, a refund will be offered upon receipt of the returned item. Please note that postage charges will not be refunded.

Refunds for original vintage items will not be accepted if the item's description clearly states the faults/flaws, as it is considered that the buyer was aware of the item's condition at the time of purchase.

We cannot allow refunds for items damaged in transit, but we pack every item as safely as possible to ensure that this is unlikely to happen.

We generally cannot refund the postage costs incurred by the customer upon return of the item. However, if the item is found to be faulty or incorrect, the original delivery charge will be refunded along with the current cost of the item.

All items are sent with certified or recorded postage, so if an item does not arrive, please contact us immediately. Please note delivery speed estimates for international deliveries.

Please email us if there are any problems with your order, and we will do our best to resolve the situation.
We accept payment via Paypal or Etsy Payments.

Payment is expected within 72 hours of purchase. Unless otherwise arranged, orders will be cancelled if payment has not been received within this time frame.

Once the order has been completed, we reserve the right to cancel the order if necessary. If this unlikely scenario occurs, the customer will be informed straight away and fully refunded with our apologies.
All items will be packaged well and safely, so that any fragile or delicate items arrive in tip-top condition.

All available items will be posted within 3 working days, from the UK.

Any custom orders should be allowed 7 - 14 days for manufacture before shipping.

Orders shipped to the US may take up to 12 weeks to arrive.

Customers will be notified about any expected delays with orders, but we cannot be held responsible for any delays incurred during transit.

All items will be posted via First or Second Class Royal Mail Recorded Delivery.

All items will be posted via Air Mail to European destinations.

For other international destinations, customers have the choice of choosing Air Mail or Surface Mail - please note that surface mail is cheaper but takes considerably longer for the item to arrive.

Vintage Avenue is not responsible for any VAT charges, customs fees or duties incurred through international postage. All packages will have the appropriate customs labels, and any fees will be the responsibility of the customer. Please be aware of your country's rates before placing an order.
Additional policies and FAQs
The condition of vintage items will be stated as honestly as possible, but natural aging may not be considered a flaw in the product. All items will have any specific, noticeable flaws mentioned within their descriptions, but please get in touch to resolve any unstated problem that may arise regarding your purchased vintage piece.

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