ArmoursansAnguish

Armour sans Anguish

Oakland, California · 5306 Sales

ArmoursansAnguish

Armour sans Anguish

Oakland, California 5306 Sales On Etsy since 2008

4.5 out of 5 stars
(764)

Announcement   PLEASE NOTE: Our shop will be closing indefinitely on 7/31/18 and we are no longer taking new custom orders for the 2018 bridal season. Thank you for looking!

Check out our sister shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AsAvintage?ref=si_shop

Armour sans Anguish garments are constructed entirely from recycled and reclaimed materials. We embrace the tattered and disheveled quality of vintage materials and try to imbue each garment with the spirit of using what is already out in the world, creating a sustainable, Eco-conscious approach to wearable couture. If you're cool with unfinished, raw edges, asymmetry, and wearing fabrics that possess a unique history, then we're cool with you! If not, we're still cool with you! But, AsA may not be right for you. We fit best with Shabby-Chic, Undone Romantic, Outdoor, Whimsical, Country, Avant Garde wedding and everyday aesthetics. We don't expect this to be everyone's cup of tea, so please, please, please message us ahead of time with any questions! : )

Etsy was kind enough to make me the featured seller a while back. A big, bright, beaming thank you to Etsy!
http://www.etsy.com/featured_seller.php?featured_user_id=5907841

Please also visit:
www.armoursansanguish.com

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 2, 2018

PLEASE NOTE: Our shop will be closing indefinitely on 7/31/18 and we are no longer taking new custom orders for the 2018 bridal season. Thank you for looking!

Check out our sister shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AsAvintage?ref=si_shop

Armour sans Anguish garments are constructed entirely from recycled and reclaimed materials. We embrace the tattered and disheveled quality of vintage materials and try to imbue each garment with the spirit of using what is already out in the world, creating a sustainable, Eco-conscious approach to wearable couture. If you're cool with unfinished, raw edges, asymmetry, and wearing fabrics that possess a unique history, then we're cool with you! If not, we're still cool with you! But, AsA may not be right for you. We fit best with Shabby-Chic, Undone Romantic, Outdoor, Whimsical, Country, Avant Garde wedding and everyday aesthetics. We don't expect this to be everyone's cup of tea, so please, please, please message us ahead of time with any questions! : )

Etsy was kind enough to make me the featured seller a while back. A big, bright, beaming thank you to Etsy!
http://www.etsy.com/featured_seller.php?featured_user_id=5907841

Please also visit:
www.armoursansanguish.com

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4.5 out of 5 stars
(764)
Angie Niethamer

Angie Niethamer on Jun 5, 2018

2 out of 5 stars

Pros: The vintage material was beautiful, and the design was very unique and creative. The dress is comfortable and easy to move around in. Cons: Shipping was slow (received 10 days after final payment was made), and the dress is about 2 sizes too big. An extensive amount of altering is necessary to make this dress wearable.

ArmoursansAnguish

ArmoursansAnguish responded on Jun 6, 2018

We are unfortunately not in control of shipping delays experienced due to USPS. When this customer let us know that their dress had not arrived in the anticipated time, we immediately called the post office, located the package, and confirmed that it had been found and was on the way to her. This happened in less than 24 hours after her message and the package was delivered 2 days later. Further, we make each dress to the exact measurements we're given and it sounds clear in this case that incorrect measurements were relayed to us or there was a significant change due to weight loss after we were given her measurements. Either way, this is something we'd be happy to help this person get to the bottom of, but this can naturally only happen if they reach out to us directly, not relay this via feedback.

karrie harkinson

karrie harkinson on May 31, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely love these dresses for my bridesmaids! I should’ve ordered one for myself haha! So excited to show them off at my wedding! Very well put together. Great quality! I’ll have to update my review with a photo after my wedding!

Katherine Turner

Katherine Turner on May 15, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I have not received the dress yet but the email service for the order was very fast and friendly. They were very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions. I can't wait to see the dress!

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About

Dresses, Endless Dresses

It all started in a late-night sewing session in 2004 and is now run during daylight hours in a sunny North Oakland studio. A few things happened in between, but it all gets eclipsed by a flurry of lace and smiling faces.

Shop members

  • Tawny

    Owner, Designer, Proprietress

    Tawny founded AsA in 2004 with a love for the romance of fashion, but a desire to participate in it with care for the environment and others. She now runs AsA's North Oakland studio and when she's not sewing and designing, she's dancing.

  • Lily

    AsA Assistant Extraordinaire

    Anthropologist and Fashion blogger (http://fixyourhair.me/), Lily answers most convo's here on Etsy, helps manage our daily operations, and feeds Tawny when she's been working long hours.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 19, 2018
Thank you so much for perusing the Armour sans Anguish shop on Etsy! Please see www.armoursansanguish.com for more information and a gallery of past work.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept returns or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Please note that Armour sans Anguish garments are made from salvaged and recycled fabrics and we try to embrace tiny imperfections as elements which make garments more charming and full of character. To love an Armour sans Anguish garment is to love frayed edges, tattered bits, and deconstructed style. We've had hundreds of lovely, thrilled customers and hope that you are nothing but smitten with your garment. We do not issue refunds pertaining to unfinished edges. Our garments are highly unique and are not conventional at all, so please be sure you understand our aesthetic prior to placing an order with us.

A custom made item cannot be returned as we create each custom garment according to your measurements, based on the palette you've requested. We do, however, believe in the spirit of resolution and fairness and ask that any unhappiness be expressed to us prior to leaving feedback so that we can work toward a happy ending for all involved.

If a ready-to-wear, non-custom-made garment must be returned or exchanged, buyer pays for return shipping.

If buyer would like to request a refund or exchange, we ask that they contact us within 2 days of receiving the item. If both parities agree to a refund or exchange, the garment must be received within 2 weeks for the agreed-upon arrangement to be honored. A refund or exchange will be decided upon between the buyer and seller.

If your wedding is canceled or you decide to elope (go you!), the deposits for bridesmaids dresses are not fully refundable due to the incredibly time-consuming process of correspondence regarding the details of an order before its been placed. Your deposit is 50% refundable up to 2 months prior to your projected completion date and completely non-refundable 2 months or closer to your projected completion date.
Payment
For bridesmaids dress orders, upon final approval of the photos of your dresses, we ask that final payments be made within 2 weeks unless other arrangements have been made with us.
Shipping
We ship all orders 1-4 business days after purchase. If you need your item shipped sooner, please convo us for arrangements as we are happy to accommodate your request.

We ship all domestic and international orders via USPS Priority Mail. International customers, please note that customs fees and taxes may be applicable to your shipments and they are the responsibility of the buyer. We recommend all international clients become familiar with their country's customs fees and regulations prior to placing an order.
Additional policies and FAQs
We receive a high volume of convos and I employ a very small staff. We will certainly get back to you, but please do not place orders with us if you are not prepared to wait a few days for responses to emails. We are friendly, responsive, and happy to help, but we also keep standard business hours and are on Pacific Standard Time. We understand that the internet creates an "instant gratification" culture regarding communication, but we are real people (yay!) and we will respond to you as soon as we possibly can while also getting some sleep and seeing our families now and then. ; )

The Nuts and Bolts about Custom Orders: Please be aware of these notes prior to placing a custom order with me. See special notes about bridesmaids dresses at the bottom of this page.

While we usually have excellent luck with fit, please be prepared and allow time for alterations after you've received your dresses. Alterations are a normal, expected component of bridal attire, so please plan accordingly. If you do not feel prepared for the possibility of alterations, please do not place an order with us.

Timing
Making something from scratch is always time-consuming, but the results are abundant and rewarding. My process not only requires construction time, but hunting time as well. If you have a highly specific color or texture request, chances are your garment might take a bit longer to produce. If special requests are made close to the item's projected finished date, please be prepared to wait longer for your item. We are salvaging, dying, and reusing fabrics, so we plan ahead carefully with materials chosen just for you. If your vision changes, we naturally need more time to make adjustments.

Reproducing:
Many times customers ask me if I can "recreate" something I've made in the past. The answer is usually a heavily qualified "yes." Please keep in mind that I can only use what I can salvage. If I have run out of the original fabrics used to create a garment, your finished product will NOT be the same as the original you fell in love with. 99% of the time this is not an issue at all as my customers tend to enjoy a bit of surprise and they know that I always take pride in what I produce, making sure that each garment is special and unique in its own right. If you have highly specific ideas about what you do/do not want you need to communicate them to me prior to the garments' construction. If you like what you're consistently seeing coming from AsA's studio, you'll like your dress(es).

Aesthetics
Armour sans Anguish garments are made with deliciously tattered materials in a range of tones pulled from multiple sources. I love raw edges, asymmetry, deconstructed bits, and the feel of something that has lived a whole other life before winding up on my dresses. I understand that this is simply not everyone’s style, so please do take note prior to placing a special order. If you’re after “something simple” I feel you, I’m just not your gal.

Armour sans Anguish garments are constructed entirely from recycled and reclaimed materials. We embrace the tattered and disheveled quality of vintage materials and try to imbue each garment with the spirit of using what is already out in the world, creating a sustainable, Eco-conscious approach to wearable couture. If you're cool with unfinished, raw edges, asymmetry, and wearing fabrics that possess a unique history, then we're cool with you! If not, we're still cool with you! But, AsA may not be right for you. We fit best with Shabby-Chic, Undone Romantic, Outdoor, Whimsical, Country, Avant Garde wedding and everyday aesthetics. We don't expect this to be everyone's cup of tea, so please, please, please message us ahead of time with any questions! : )

++Please Note++ An order is not on our production calendar until all measurements and the deposit (in its entirety) has been payed. No materials will be sourced and no work will be started until all deposits have been sent and cleared. Be aware that the timeframe agreed upon begins at the time of both the paid deposit and measurements having been sent in. This is especially important if your bridesmaids are paying their deposits individually. We have a very firm production schedule and your order's projected completion date *will be* pushed back if your bridesmaids do not pay on time and send in their measurements on time.