avantegarb

Truly OOAK wear for the funky in you!!

Michigan, United States · 2468 Sales

avantegarb

Truly OOAK wear for the funky in you!!

Michigan, United States 2468 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(913)

Announcement   Happy Spring! I have tons of fun, original dresses for warm weather fun!!
Avantegarb is handmade OOAK garments for brazen souls, dresses, jeans, costumes, furry hats and fun-wear! It is my passion and my sole livelihood, I know you will find something special...

Welcome to Avantegarb where my passion for designing OOAK wearable art with upcycled textiles is only surpassed by my adoration of comfortable, colorful garb that will make you feel AND look as unique on the outside as you are on the inside!!

This is my only job, I support myself selling online and at local art markets, so your satisfaction means much to me......

I ADORE clothes, all kinds, and I like a variety for all of my varied moods, should you have a hankering to improve your wardrobe, I offer original pieces that any income can delight in....it is my belief that everyone should BE SEEN in original, fun and comfortable clothing.......

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 9, 2016

Happy Spring! I have tons of fun, original dresses for warm weather fun!!
Avantegarb is handmade OOAK garments for brazen souls, dresses, jeans, costumes, furry hats and fun-wear! It is my passion and my sole livelihood, I know you will find something special...

Welcome to Avantegarb where my passion for designing OOAK wearable art with upcycled textiles is only surpassed by my adoration of comfortable, colorful garb that will make you feel AND look as unique on the outside as you are on the inside!!

This is my only job, I support myself selling online and at local art markets, so your satisfaction means much to me......

I ADORE clothes, all kinds, and I like a variety for all of my varied moods, should you have a hankering to improve your wardrobe, I offer original pieces that any income can delight in....it is my belief that everyone should BE SEEN in original, fun and comfortable clothing.......

Christine Wright

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(913)
kendalicious

kendalicious on Sep 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect hat for "Where the Wild Things Are" costume. Made with love and care - had such a pleasant experience with the seller. Highly, highly recommend

kendalicious

kendalicious on Sep 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

SOOOO FRICKING COOL!!! Our little family is doing "Where the Wild Things Are" for Halloween this year and these hats are perfection. The seller is beyond cool. You need to own one of these - you will be the coolest person at the party.

amcshaw

amcshaw on Sep 16, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

Item came fast but did not look like the dress pictured. The dress I recieve does not have the pink striped fabric at the top as shown in the pictures. My whole dress is the Jasmine/Rajah pattern.

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About

I LOVE creating fun fashion, my creedo is that are way too many boring clothes in this world!!

Welcome to Avantegarb where my passion for designing OOAK wearable art with upcycled textiles is only surpassed by my adoration of comfortable, colorful garb that will make you feel AND look as unique on the outside as you are on the inside!!

SO enter into my little micro-cosmos here on Etsy.....everything you see I have made(well not the vintage tagged items).....It suits me to make things others do not, why be a sheep?
HERE you are encouraged to follow your own drummer, dress funky, dance with abandon, laugh too loud, make your own rules and stay out as late as you wish......My inspiration to create started long ago, in another realm, but has pulled me to New Orleans where uniqueness runs rampant and nonconformism is lauded....... not just by neophytes, but by all it's wacky, young at heart denizens!! It is truly an other-worldly experience and I consider myself lucky to be a part of it!

You can enter my shop to view everything I create here http://www.etsy.com/shop/avantegarb?ref=si_shop

I am inspired by so many things here as costuming and play wear is at it's best at any given moment!! I predominately reuse and upcycle QUALITY vintage...and salvaged clothes and fabrics in my designs, as there are just so many things available that most folks call trash and would throw away.....in them I see the treasure of fresh designs and new styles waiting to be unleashed on fun-loving fashion devotees!!

I have been sewing since learning in 4-H when I was 10, my mother used to make our clothes when I was growing up(much to my chagrin, at the time!) But I have always been a clothes hound with a closet full, and I started "rethreading" long ago as I could not afford everything I wanted to own. In the past 9 years I have been selling my works at shows and markets and have had a very positive response to my vision of fashion. I also sell fabulous vintage clothing...(some things are just too amazing to change!)

ETSY offers the original crafter a fantastic venue and truely hope to find new freinds, fashion fiends and fellow crafters who also appreciate the unique fashions I offer.

Thanks for checking my stuff out and I hope you keep an eye out for many evolving designs that I create.......each one unique and designed, conceptualized, sewn and serged by my two little hands.

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  • Christine "Teeny" Wright

    Owner, Owner And Designer

    I love clothes and this has translated into a wonderful career for me, selling at art markets and here on Etsy........I adore easy fitting garb with lots of color and movement, fun stuff that others will compliment and covet I am self taught, learn more everytime I start a new project , though I have been sewing since I was 7 years old......and pride myself on quality, each piece I design, sew and serge to be a hierloom quality piece that you could pass down to your kids if you want!!

Shop policies

Last updated on January 13, 2016
I am a self taught desinger of funky original clothing and focus predominately on upcycling quality vintage and resale textiles and clothing. I am able to keep my prices lower because of that, and hope you understand the time and imagination that goes into every piece I make. Though "rethreading" seems less expensive than buying new fabrics, it really takes more time, patience and skill, you only get one chance when you are recreating a cool vintage piece of garb and if you mess it up, well, it becomes a patchwork project!

I love what I do and hope you will enjoy with sometimes weird and eclectic, but always easy fitting, cozy and funky garb I create.....it isn't for everyone, but I have gotten some fabulous feedback and have many returning and satisfied buyers, here on Etsy and the art markets I vend at weekly.

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Payment
I accept Paypal and money orders or personal checks(these require a 7 days grace period to clear)

Going with Etsy's rules I expect payment within 3 days, but if there is a problem on your end, please contact me and we can make arrangements. I am always willing to work with you, cuz I know that life can go "south" at any given moment.
Shipping
My mail lady takes packages from my house, so I usually have your package out to you within a day or two.....should you require something in a rush, please advise me in the notes to seller box at the bottom of the checkout, or convo me to make sure it is possible......I can send and invoice for express mail which starts at $20 if the item will fit in a flat rate envelope.

I am an avid recycler, so I do not send a bunch of pretty paper or extra packaging, I just feel it is already to cluttering up our landscape and am trying to send things as bare bones as possible, while making sure they are secure and will arrive to you safely.....and hope you will be able to recycle the packaging as well!! I guess I am really just trying to let you know, though my packages may not be beautiful on the outside, it's what is on the inside that counts, in my humble opinion.

I ONLY SHIP TO CONFIRMED ADDRESSES SO PLEASE UPDATE YOUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT TO YOUR CURRENT ADDRESS. It does not take long and it saves us all from a hassle if your item is mistakenly sent to an old address, and I am sorry, but I can't be responsible for it. I am a one person business, this is what I do for a living, and I am human, I may miss a little note that states your wish to have items delivered to a certain address. If you need a gift sent to a certain address, please email or convo me so I will know in advance the terms. I WILL work with you, but give a girl a chance to serve you the best I can.

Almost all the shipping quoted is for priority mail with delivery confirmation included. On heavier items I reserve the right to send it parcel, but again, if you need an upgrade I will work with you so your purchase arrives in a timely manner for your occasion.
Refunds and Exchanges
Of course I want you to be delighted with your purchase, I feel a garment should make YOU feel like royalty when you are wearing it. If there is a problem I will work with you to make it right. Please contact me and we will come to an agreement. That said, since I, like most people, live paycheck to proverbial paycheck, refunds are not feasible for me, but I will exchange or give you the full amount(not including shipping charges) store credit for your returned item, minus extra shipping charges, which are due upon return of item(s) and required to ship replacement item(s).

UNDERSTAND::: because of the few, the many suffer....I DO NOT take returns on items, hand made or vintage.....it is an online trend that some people buy clothing, wear them and then want to return them......unfortunately I will not accept returns on clothing items. I take much time measuring and describing my items, please do your due diligence and measure yourself and read before purchase to know if it will work out for you. Thanks so much for your understanding and consideration!
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM ORDERS -

For custom orders I require non refundable 50% down before I begin with the balance due when the piece is finished. If the balance is not paid within two weeks of the finished item being listed I reserve the right to retain the deposit and sell the piece. I will work with buyers that keep in contact with me.