San Diego, California · 2420 Sales



San Diego, California 2420 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   For the discerning dashing dame and inner bad-girl in every woman!
Please visit butchwaxvintage.com and INSTAGRAM under butchwaxvintage for special sneak peeks and first dibs on new merch!


Last updated on Dec 19, 2016

For the discerning dashing dame and inner bad-girl in every woman!
Please visit butchwaxvintage.com and INSTAGRAM under butchwaxvintage for special sneak peeks and first dibs on new merch!


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5 out of 5 stars
Jessica Murrell

Jessica Murrell on May 26, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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A gorgeous and comfortable shoe!! Wonderful customer service!

Jane Dernelley

Jane Dernelley on Apr 30, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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Beautiful and rare dress. Superlative quality. Thanks again Amanda. Oh, and the skirt makes my heart sing too! 💕

Elizabeth Spencer

Elizabeth Spencer on Apr 2, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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I felt fabulous in this dress at our local HRC gala! Thank you for the great encouragement and service in getting it to me!

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How it all began....

Everyone wants to know how Butch Wax Vintage started. Well, here we go...

Having loved vintage for many years, I had been working in the most prestigious vintage boutique in San Diego for the past 6 years before starting my own online en devour. When the shop closed after 30+ years to go purely online, I still worked for the owner doing all of the web duties and modeling. I have loved and collected vintage clothes since the age of 13, but working for this business really installed a great amount of vintage knowledge in me and I'm so very thankful for that. I learned about all of the eras, fabrics, styles, etc. and began to have a very keen eye. Also, I myself wear vintage everyday, so I know what styles I personally like and what styles are in demand.

So, one day while still working for said business, I took a chance and started listing some of my own personal vintage goodies on Etsy, merely to free closet space and make some extra income. The first thing that I sold was bought for the Martha Stewart Show! The rest, as they say, is history. My Etsy page took off, I started working very hard on it, picking for clothes daily, I had to quit working my regular job, and I took the full on leap and made this my solo income/career. And nope, I don't regret a single day of it. My only regret? That I didn't do it sooner!

Everyday when I wake up I am so thankful that I get to do what I love for a living. I get to work with one of my true passions, vintage clothing. I love "the hunt," I love to dig for treasures, I love the idea of finding something that you can never find again. I am constantly surprised at how lovely my online customers (or clients, as I call them) are and how enthusiastic people are about vintage clothing. It truly warms my heart to see people get really excited about these wearable gems like I do. I appreciate every single order and every word of mouth recommendation so so much.


Shop members

  • Amanda Suter


    Amanda Suter has been an avid vintage collector since the age of 13 and has been in the vintage clothing business since the age of 16. She fronts the 1960's soul / r&b band "The Amandas," and performed burlesque for many years as "Dixie Von Trixie."

Shop policies

Last updated on January 28, 2016
Here at Butch Wax Vintage, our goal is to present to you a fabulous item that you'll absolutely love and treasure for years to come. Vintage is unique and usually one of a kind- what you're buying is a item that you and only you will have! Isn't that exciting!?

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
We gladly accept PayPal. Please pay within 24 hours of the auction ending or make further arrangements with us through email.

Regarding "RESERVES": We will now only reserve items for 3 days max, and only to customers who are 100% sure that they will be purchasing the said reserved item. We also provide a 15 day maximum layaway option with a 1/3 non-refundable down payment. We like to give everyone a fair chance at purchasing something. Thanks for understanding.
We ship items usually right away (same day) when an item is payed for and never longer than 3 days after the item has been paid for.

We ship Priority Mail U.S. and International, always with delivery confirmation and tracking. It may be more costly, but it's the absolute safest and most secure way to make sure that your item gets to you, safe and sound. Extra insurance is always a option as well, but it must be at the buyers request and costs additional. We also can ship First Class International, but only at the buyer's request. Please email us for a shipping quote on First Class if interested.
Refunds and Exchanges
There are no returns- but not to worry, we are precise and tedious about our listings. We note any flaw and measure out every item exactly. As an online business, our reputation is our only representation. We value our customers and cater to please.

Please keep in mind that these items are usually more than 50 years old and true wearable antiques. Remember to know your measurements because an item not fitting you correctly is never an excuse for an unsatisfied customer. We are not a rental service- you can not buy an item, wear it once and return it. Our items are priced accordingly. You pay for great quality and unique pieces.
Additional policies and FAQs
Thanks so much for looking and reading through all this. Now go have fun shopping!!