WELCOME............Vintage Bumble Bee.............WELCOME
Welcome to Vintage Bumble Bee!
I come from a family of antique collectors!! I've always been attracted to anything vintage! My best friend/photographer and I shop estate sales in VA, DC, MD & PA discovering the unique treasures you'll find here. All our items are vintage. You won't find any mass produced items here- rest assured!! I hope you will something that you love!
Designer, Photographer/Model Mgmt.
I met my BEST friend Jason while living in NYC. At the time he was an aspiring actor. Since then he's travelled the world taking amazing photographs and has offered so graciously to take care of the photography and manage the models for my shop!
Phoenix is our most demanding model. She keeps us on our toes & she really knows how to work it outside of her box!
Brahim is my cool Moroccan friend who loves to cook & hang out at cafe's with Jason & I. He drives a taxi in DC and doesn't mind dropping off our packages at the post office.
Raven is as mysterious as she is beautiful. Sometimes we catch her sneaking in early in the morning after a long nite in the city partying with her friends. We are always reminding her that models need LOTS of beauty rest!
Mahoganys' a shy beauty but really shines in front of the camera. She also loves to shop at the estate sales with Jason & I.
I come from a family of antique collectors and have always been a lover of anything vintage. My hope is to one day open a shop in the Georgetown section of DC where a vintage shop would fit in so nicely! My best friend & photographer Jason are working hard to make sure all of our customers are HAPPY customers. Feel free to message us anytime if you'd like to chat!
In order to meet Vintage Bumble Bees' Standards of Excellence:
100% of our items are truely VINTAGE and hand-picked. If we don't absolutely LOVE it, it won't be in our shop! Here you will find a variety of intriguing items from gorgeous vintage apparel to vintage jewelry and more!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
✩ international: packages ship twice a week (please allow 3-6 weeks for delivery)
international buyers, please note that you are responsible for all VAT, import fees and taxes imposed by your country.
✩if you would like to add insurance to the shipping of your item, please let us know prior to making payment and we will adjust the shipping cost to reflect the cost of insurance. outside of this, Vintage Bumble Bee is not responsible for lost packages.
Refunds and Exchanges
to ensure your item is well suited for you, please read the vintage sizing information below & double-check and compare the listing size and your own size to get the best fit. if you are unsure and have a question about the size or appearance of an item, contact me and i will gladly send you more pictures or take additional measurements. it is important that you love your Vintage Bumble Bee purchase!
✩ SIZING INFORMATION ✩
vintage clothing fits differently than modern clothing, which is cut loosely to fit a wide variety of body shapes. vintage clothing is cut much closer to the body than you may be used to. for this reason, it is important that you allow enough wearing ease to move comfortably while wearing your vintage garment. vintage garments should always be worn with care and consideration of their age.
vintage garments were often tailored to fit an individual woman and evidence of seams and darts being taken in or out is not uncommon. for this reason, it is often possible to have a vintage garment altered to fit you if your measurements are off by just a bit.
✩ MEASURING YOURSELF ✩
use a dressmaker’s tape measure, which you can get at your local fabric store.
measure yourself over the undergarments you plan to wear & not over your clothing.
BUST: measure over the fullest part of your bust while wearing a bra.
UNDERBUST: measure around the fullest part of your ribcage, about midway between your bust and waist.
WAIST: measure around the smallest point of your waist where it naturally curves in.
HIP: measure around the fullest part of your hips. This is usually about 8"-9" below your waist.
SHOULDER TO WAIST: Measure from the top of your shoulder, where a normal shoulder seam would lie, down the front, following the curve of your bust.
LENGTH: measure from the top of your shoulder, where a normal shoulder seam would lie, down the front, to the point you want the garment to end at the hem.
if you have any other questions or concerns, please send a message before purchasing.
Additional policies and FAQs
reserves/holds are available for 24 hours. if you need more than 24 hours please contact us to set up a non-refundable deposit. please do not reserve an item if you are not 100% sure you will purchase it. Vintage Bumble Bee also has the right to refuse a reserve request.
✩ all of the items at Vintage Bumble Bee are vintage so there is some wear. they may not be 100% free of minor defects, as they have been loved already. we sell only clean vintage pieces that we find in excellent/great/good condition. any imperfections are minor and are described to the best of our knowledge.