ChiTownBoutique

ChiTownBoutique.etsy

Batavia, Illinois · 12851 Sales

ChiTownBoutique

ChiTownBoutique.etsy

Batavia, Illinois 12851 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
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Nancy

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Announcement   Welcome to ChiTown Boutique. I have collected vintage cards and images for over 40 years. I spend countless hours restoring, and recoloring them in order to bring out the most vibrant colors for print.
I print everything to order and use only the best boutique garments that are 100% pure cotton and earth friendly, non toxic, natural pigment inks.

FEATURED TWICE On i Village.com! Model Magazine, and countless blogs. I offer Original Art, Adult, Children, Baby Clothing and Unique Gifts.

I am so proud to say that the majority of my orders are from repeat customers that I sincerely adore. I couldn't do it without you, and I sincerely Thank you.

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Last updated on Jun 29, 2017

Welcome to ChiTown Boutique. I have collected vintage cards and images for over 40 years. I spend countless hours restoring, and recoloring them in order to bring out the most vibrant colors for print.
I print everything to order and use only the best boutique garments that are 100% pure cotton and earth friendly, non toxic, natural pigment inks.

FEATURED TWICE On i Village.com! Model Magazine, and countless blogs. I offer Original Art, Adult, Children, Baby Clothing and Unique Gifts.

I am so proud to say that the majority of my orders are from repeat customers that I sincerely adore. I couldn't do it without you, and I sincerely Thank you.

Nancy

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About

The ChiTownBoutique Story

I have loved vintage images, books and cards for as long as I can remember and have collected them for almost 40 years now. My first business venture was in the 80s called the Silk Garden. I wanted to create items that did not have a giant logo on them or were mass produced. Years later the same passion for unique items led me to open ChiTownBoutique. I began selling my original artwork, baby clothing, t shirts and commissioned pieces. Vintage Circus items always the main focus.

In November of 2009 after a few years on my own website, I decided to make the leap to Etsy. It was the perfect Indie community for sellers like myself to interact with each other, and attract buyers that were looking for handcrafted, unique items. By March I had made the complete transition and was a full time Etsy seller. It was a bit scary at first as I wondered if anyone would notice my little shop among the thousands of other shops, but it wasn’t long before I was getting daily sales and messages asking if I was interested in selling wholesale to boutiques across the world.

Etsy has been a great decision for me, there are frustrations as in any venture, but overall I’m glad I ventured over. I do everything alone so it can be taxing, but I sincerely love what I do and I know that there is nobody else that will ever pay as much attention to every detail, and care as much as I do about every single item that I make.

Restoring vintage images is a full time job itself. Many of the cards or pages have lost their color and could have folds, tears, missing parts, writing or yellowed with age. I have often spent 6-8 hours a day, 5 to 7 days restoring just one image. Many vintage restorers will agree that it's not as simple as just scanning the image. I also believe in Integrity, Honesty and accountability, in all aspects of my life and business.

I'm always happy to help new shops by either being their first customer, or offering any help and advice they need. I have purchased hundreds of items on etsy through a leap of faith and have yet to be disappointed.

I try to have all the answers to any questions in every listing as well as in my policies to keep messages to a minimum. Not that I don’t enjoy talking to everyone, because I truly do. But, because I am trying to get your orders out as quickly as possible.

I have been working 18 hours a day, 7 days a week since I opened, as there is so much more than just printing orders. I have to inventory and place new stock orders at least twice a week, order office supplies, envelopes, make tags, print shipping labels and receipts, create custom orders, answer emails, check tracking, create new images, scan ,clean and transform vintage images, list, renew and update. It’s not easy and there are no shortcuts to success. But… my rewards are the incredible photos and letters I get from happy customers that are now part of my quirky little ChiTown family.

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  • Nancy

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    Chicago born and raised. I proudly graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Criminal Justice, but while Criminal Law is my passion, art is my life.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 29, 2017
Welcome to Chi-Town Boutique. I have been collecting vintage books, cards and images for 30-40 years. Since I was a child all I ever wanted to do was paint,draw, and create art. It has been the one constant throughout my life and I can't imagine doing anything else. Before I ever consider sharing anything I have created, I must love everything about it as I am my own worst critic. If I don't feel it is perfect then how could I expect anyone else to. From the bottom of my heart I appreciate everyone that visits my little shop and looks at my work. If something made you smile then I did my job. Thank You!

Please visit https://www.etsy.com/shop/VariationsofVintage for incredible vintage finds lovingly offered by my cousin ...yes we are twins :-)

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
I accept PayPal and credit cards
Shipping
SHIPPING: MONDAY-THURSDAY: All items will ship within 3 -10 Business days after payment is received/cleared Monday through Thursday by 1:00pm CST.

All items are sent with tracking, you will get the tracking number through an Etsy message once the item has shipped. Please keep an eye out for delivery if you have concerns/ or have had packages delivered to a non secured area.

HOLIDAY SHIPPING: Due to the high demand shipping may be slower than expected, PLEASE allow for extra time as the post office is also overwhelmed.

* International orders can take up to 12 weeks, Postal delays local and International are out of my hands, I am very sorry if your package has left here and the postal system has not updated the tracking in their system, please understand that I have no control over that. I’m just as frustrated as you when that happens. The tracking number is sent to you when your item(s) ship, allow at least 24 hours for the post office to update it in their system.

GIFTS INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: It is against U.S laws to mark your package as a gift to avoid paying VAT taxes or fees. Please be aware of the declared value amount for your country before ordering. I am not responsible for any fees that customs may charge you.
I am very sorry but This is non negotiable

Please know that once the package leaves the US the tracking will not be updated until it reaches you. PLEASE note that I will help every step of the way, but it is much easier for you to track it once it is in your country, I do not have the resources that you do such as the location of the nearest customs/postal office that delivers to your specific area, as well as language barriers that I have no control of. It is much easier for you to contact your local post office/customs and give them the tracking number from the US. They will be able to help you much faster and easier than I could :-)
Please check with your local customs official before purchasing if you are unsure of any fees.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are unhappy with any item due to my negligence, please email me immediately and I will promptly replace, exchange, or refund your purchase price. Please, send item back in original unwashed, unworn condition, with tags attached within 7 days of receiving. Refunds will be credited back to your paypal or credit card account the moment I receive the returned item.

***Any items not reported within 7 days will not be refunded, replaced, or credited.**

NO EXCHANGE or REFUNDS on any item that is PERSONALIZED, CUSTOMIZED, OR if you ORDERED the WRONG SIZE or STYLE so PLEASE be sure that you have ordered the correct size and style. If in doubt I will be happy to help with measurements to insure the best fit.
Additional policies and FAQs
Email, convo, messages: I try to answer every message as soon as possible. If I have not responded I am probably printing and shipping, so please be assured that I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Please send all messages through Etsy ONLY

Feedback
Your satisfaction is extremely important to me, if you feel there is any reason to leave unfavorable or neutral feedback, I only ask that you contact me first, and give me the opportunity to make it right.

COPYRIGHT Info: © Nancy VanderMeulen
ALL artwork on ChiTownBoutique.etsy.com is copyright protected by Nancy VanderMeulen: Copyright © Nancy VanderMeulen 1/12/2010
The sale of an item does NOT constitute any transfer or license to copy, modify, reproduce or create other works from, unless expressly granted in writing by Nancy VanderMeulen.

Highest quality inks pigmented directly to the garment so there is no cracking, peeling or fading. Easy care machine wash and dry.