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amourouse

Amourouse handmade clothing

Holland, Michigan · 4085 Sales

amourouse

Amourouse handmade clothing

Holland, Michigan 4085 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(509)

Shop owner

Eva Elz

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Note from shop owner Thanks so much for visiting Amourouse Boutique....we will be closed until June 12

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Mar 28, 2016

Thanks so much for visiting Amourouse Boutique....we will be closed until June 12

Eva Elz

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Eva Elz

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5 out of 5 stars
(509)
kellydoggett12

kellydoggett12 on Feb 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love love love my new bikini. These are my 3rd pair and I love them all!! Quality is very professional. I'm from Australia and wear them in the ocean, rivers and pools and they survive. I highly recommend.

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About

International Fashion Creations from a Sewing Studio in Michigan

I was faced with getting a job (that I didn't want to do) or begin something from home. My mom is quite an innovative seamstress and pattern maker, so she became the live-in creative staff. Combing the internet and actively thinking creatively, the idea came to do a large fabric bow top for sun and beach wear. The idea was not exactly for a swim top, but something fun and really pretty for summer....something no one else was doing!

My mom and I soon came up with a design and pattern that would work with printed cotton fabrics. We tried several pattern options that finally became the famous Amourouse Boutique bow bandeau! (We knew we had come up with something pretty wonderful as we were being copied continuously from the start....even our photographs were being copied to other shop sites!)

Sales began slowly at first (it was winter in Michigan) but sales trickled in from California, Florida, Texas, and other sunny places. We also noticed steady sales from Australia through the winter. With Pinterest starting to blossom as a network for finding great creative things...our bow bandeau business became something so big that we hired about 5 local seamstresses to help cut and do preliminary sewing with my mom and I finishing each item. Orders at this point were taking up to 6 weeks to create and ship! I became mostly involved with marketing our shop and replying to conversations.

Spring break (January through April) are still our busiest months. We have added lycra swim fabrics to our line after so many requests for active swim wear making Amourouse Boutique the place to shop for custom swim wear.

Currently we are sewing and creating at a steady pace so the wait for your custom bandeau or set is usually under 2 weeks. Each is still carefully crafted by my mom and myself.

Amourouse Boutique has been productive for over 3 years now. We have learned a lot along the way and so appreciate our customers who dream with us, sharing ideas that keep Amourouse Boutique creatively moving forward.

Eva and Carolyn

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Shop policies

Last updated on March 30, 2015
Thank you so much for taking interest in Amourouse Boutique! We custom make all items available in our shop with great care and expertise. We hope to make your custom order as easy as possible (:

Accepted payment methods

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Payment
We use paypal for all transactions as that is the safest method for our clients and for us to manage purchases
Shipping
Please understand that all of our items are custom made to fit your specifications... we do not have these items lying around. Current order time frame is stated in banner under our shop logo. When confirming each order, we state the current create and ship date. (Shipping domestic first class mail takes 3-4 days shipping time.

We are so sorry, but international shipping is no longer available. Too many orders have not gotten though with given addresses.

U.S. orders will receive a shipping confirmation number to the email that is associated with your paypal account, upon items shipment

all of our items are tastefully double-wrapped to arrive safely (:
Refunds and Exchanges
UNWORN (not customized to specific measurements) Items with original Amourouse tag and packing slip may be returned in original packaging or envelope of your own, for fitting adjustments, sizing exchange, or 75% of original item value refunded. Customized orders or returns received after 15 days are refundable at 50% of original order. TO RECEIVE 75% REFUND, RETURNS MUST BE SHIPPED TO US WITHIN 15 DAYS OF SHIP DATE (noted on shipping label)

return to: Amourouse Boutique / Eva Elz at: 179 Oakwood Ave., Holland, MI 49424

The best way to make sure this doesn't happen, is to give us exact bra/cup sizing and accurate hip measurement. However, if you are not happy with the fit or look of your custom item, just message us here on etsy, letting us know that you'll be mailing your items back for a fitting adjustment, size exchange or 50% refund.

Please include a note telling us how much bigger/smaller you'd like your items. Orders returned without a note will be refunded 50% of items original cost through paypal to paypal account or form of credit/debit card used for paypal purchase or through direct check out with etsy. .
Additional policies and FAQs
♥ What size are these?♥
PLEASE make sure you've given us your sizing (your bra/cup size, and if you purchased a set, please measure hips around an inch below your hip bone, and around your upper thighs, additional information on how to size yourself properly is available in the description of every item on the shops pages)

♥are these swimsuits?♥
We now offer lycra swim fabric in solid black, solid red, solid white, navy & white stripe, red & white stripe....all other items in our shop (Amourouse.etsy.com) are made of woven cotton solids and prints and are best suited for sun and beach wear. They can get wet as both top and bottom are fully lined, however they are not made of the same material that typical swimsuits are made out of, and will take longer to dry. They are not suitable for chlorinated pools or for active swim wear.

♥How do I had halter straps/How do I make my halter straps detachable?♥
The halter straps are available at the top of our first page on our shops website (http://www.etsy.com/listing/72302556/add-this-to-your-cart-to-add-halter)
just add them to your cart with the rest of your order before check out (:
To get your halter straps detachable- Just specify at checkout in box for note to seller that you'd like your halter straps detachable. (this will add a buttonhole to the strap and a small button to the lining of the bandeau top)

♥What if I'm a D-Cup or if I would like to add padding to my bandeau?♥
If you are a D-Cup, please purchase the (http://www.etsy.com/listing/72087321/add-d-cup-or-1x-sizing-to-your-bandeau) to make up for the extra fabric and pattern adjustment. A strip of elastic is added to base of cups to ensure snug fit against rib cage (: also make sure you've given us your fullest bust/under bust measurements in note to seller box at checkout. We are sorry, but our sizing does not go larger than a D cup as the bandeau offers little support.

To add padding to bandeau top: please select blue box "bandeau or bikini alteration" and specify in note to seller box at checkout that you are purchasing padding for your bandeau (lycra swim fabric line comes with padding between outer and inner layers)

♥Can you make the cotton print fabric bottoms high waisted? Can you add a hip ruffle to the bikini bottoms? Can you make the bandeau into a tankini ?♥
Unfortunately we cannot make the cotton fabric bottoms in high waist style, as it would be very difficult for us to make them so they would fit well. If you would like a high waist bottom, please choose the lycra swim fabric set.

Adding hip ruffle to bikini bottom: please select blue box "bandeau or bikini alteration" and specify in box for note to seller at checkout that you would like to add hip ruffle to your bikini.
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♥How do I make my short robe ankle length? What if I need a robe in 1X sizing?♥
You can purchase the ankle length / 1X sizing addition to robe on the first page of the shop (Amourouse.etsy.com) or follow this link to the page (: (http://www.etsy.com/listing/75956583/add-ankle-length-or-1x-sizing-to-robe)

♥What if I need my items expedited? ♥
Please contact us first, especially if you are not shipping within the United States. If you need items in less than 3 weeks, select box marked expedited order. This addition will get your item (s) created and shipped within the time frame stated.. Sometimes it is impossible for us to expedite your order by the date needed.

♥ What if I need to return an item for fit or if I just don't like it on me?♥
UNWORN ITEMS are returnable within 30 DAYS OF SHIPPING DATE TO YOU. Place item(s), original tag, and packing slip into the envelope it came in. Write a note describing the changes to fit you would like such as:( top too tight, please make 1" larger, cups too small I need 1 size larger, hip and leg opening too tight, please make 2" larger in both hip and leg) we will re-size or re-create and ship your return within 3-4 days of receiving it. We will contact you upon receipt of return if we have any questions. IF YOU JUST DON'T LIKE THE FIT OR LOOK ON YOU WE WILL REFUND 50% OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE PRICE (many items are not re-sellable as they are custom fit)

return to: Amourouse Boutique / Eva Elz at: 179 Oakwood Ave., Holland, MI 49424

please contact us through amourouse.etsy.com conversations to ask any questions before ordering:) eva