Molly E. on Feb 12, 2017
Love them thank you!!! Came with a very cute surprise gift :) fast shipping
shauntayramsey on Jan 26, 2017
LOVE!!! Great condition.
Livin' the Dream, Part of a Scheme....
As a vintage lover and collector, opening a shop was a no-brainer, International Relations B.A. BE DAMNED! But as a young mom of 2 lil'uns, opening an online shop was beyond a no brainer, it was a baby brainer achievement! I love that I can passionately curate a vintage shop during this crazy time, in anticipation of eventually opening a local vintage boutique!
I only add items according to my own taste and frame of reference. My husband collects, exhibits and restores vintage film posters & advertising as well as mid-century modern furniture. I myself am a clothes whore, but we stay together because I too am obsessed with vintage cinema. My fashion sense is probably wholly informed by old films, such as:
I Know Where I'm Going (1945)
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)
Cleo From 5 to 7 (1962)
Harold & Maude (1971)
The Third Man (1949)
Green for Danger (1946)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
High Noon (1952)
Carnival of Souls (1962)
Desperate Living (1977)
Daughters of Darkness (1971)
Female Trouble (1974)
Pink Flamingos (1972)
Death Takes a Holiday (1934)
Grey Gardens (1975)
The Virgin Suicides (1999)
Belle De Jour (1967)
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
Shanghai Express (1932)
Shanghai Gesture (1941)
When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (1960)
My Brilliant Career (1979)
The Secret Garden (1993)
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Days of Heaven (1978)
Annie Hall (1977)
City Lights (1931)
It Happened One Night (1934)
Cries & Whispers (1972)
Wild Strawberries (1957)
Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)
The Seventh Seal (1957)
Soylent Green (1973)
Animal Kingdom (1932)
Pillow Talk (1959)
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
The Blue Angel (1930)
Any Hitchcock Film...except Frenzy, but especially Rear Window, Rope Spellbound, The 39 Steps, Psycho, Marnie, The Birds, To Catch a Thief, Strangers on a Train, Young & Innocent, Notorious, The Lady Vanishes, Stage Fright, Vertigo, Shadow of a Doubt and I'm sure I'd love the Trouble with Harry if I could find it.
The Damned (1969)
The Sheik (1921)
Two for the Road (1967)
Night Train to Munich (1940)
Myra Breckinridge (1970)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
The Stepford Wives (1975)
Woman in the Dunes (1964)
The Women (1939)
Two or Three Things I Know About Her (1967)
Le Feu Follet (1963)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Vivre Sa Vie (1962)
Blonde Venus (1932)
Toby Dammit (from Spirits of the Dead, 1968)
Dead of Night (1945)
Portrait of Jennie (1948)
The Tenant (1976)
The Graduate (1967)
Two Lane Blacktop (1971)
Funny Face (1957)
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeouisie (1972)
Phantom of Liberty (1974)
La Notte (1961)
Red Dessert (1964)
Jules et Jim (1962)
Singing in the Rain (1952)
A Free Soul (1931)
Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
The Boyfriend (1971)
The Thin Man (1934)
Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid (1969)
She Done Him Wrong (1933)
I could go on. I'll end that tangent by saying that I'm currently obsessed with Pre-Code hollywood....
A few of my go to dead or alive gals for style are:
Anna Mae Wong
Again, I could go on, but the baby is crying..
I also passionately love modern High Fashion and always look for vintage pieces that speak for themselves but also reflect current trends, in the most timeless way! Of course I truly appreciate the anti-fast fashion recycling that vintage collecting entails! There's my degree rearing its ugly head again...
Rachel Leigh Elekes
Owner, Curator, Creator
A lover of all things fashion and vintage, this is a stay-at-home mom's attempt at a little fabulousness!
My invaluable assistant, she keeps me organizized.
Accepted payment methods
I accept Paypal through direct checkout. Payment is due at time of purchase.
Holds are for 4 days max, for serious buyers only. If you need a longer reservation, a 50% deposit is required, up to 10 days max. I apologize if this policy seems harsh, but 99% of the people who request holds do not follow through on the purchase which is unfair to other interested buyers.
I recently transitioned to shipping from Canada and as a result processing time is much faster (1-3 business days). This also means that for international buyers there is no tracking, only a customs number that indicates when the parcel has been shipped via Canada Post and is in the hands of the recipient country's customs.
SHIPPING DELAYS / DUTIES
If your parcel is late, most often, one of the following has happened. Please check the list below, and if you're still concerned about the timing, let me know.
If you weren't home at time of delivery, and your parcel does not fit in the mailbox, then it has been sent to your local post office. Check with them!
If your address was incorrect, parcels will be re-routed back to us. It happens! Please double check the address you give on Etsy, it is the one I go by (not Paypal). Even if the postal code is off or your name isn't listed, items will be shipped back and then it is up to you to pay to have it shipped a second time.
It is being held at customs. This happens from time to time with International orders, depending on your country. Customs can hold your parcel for a week, up to a month or longer. I have no control over countries customs holds and thus cannot be held responsible for such delays. I have shipped overseas orders to far away countries by air mail and parcels have arrived in 4 days, or taken up to 6 weeks. Once it leaves me, it is in the hands of the postal system.
Any VAT duties or customs fees incurred are the responsibility of the buyer. I cannot lie about the value of orders on customs forms. Customs inspects shipments and charged duties accordingly at random depending on your country. I keep all receipts as proof of mailing and will not be held responsible for late or missing packages. Once in a great while, packages DO get lost/stolen. I am happy to add insurance your package for an additional fee.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please keep in mind that items are sold as-is and described as accurately as possible to the best of my ability. Vintage items are often delicate, therefore damage can occur after wear, which is not my responsibility.
Additional policies and FAQs
When shopping keep in mind that the majority of items are vintage, unless noted that they are handmade. Vintage means items are previously used, 20 + years old. Normal wear and minor flaws can be expected, such as loose threads, slight fading and other signs of age that do not affect wearability. I do my best to note all flaws, however most garments may have characteristics of a particular age and era. All eras are estimates as some items can not be pin-pointed down so narrowly, and in those cases I use my best judgement to date it.
I hand-pick all items for quality assurance to make sure you are receiving high quality goods. If a small detail goes unnoticed, please remember that I am honest (see 100% positive feedback), and that the clothing offered is decades old. Any signs of damage will be listed in the item description to the best of our knowledge. Each vintage piece is inspected 3 - 5 times before it arrives at your doorstep. The majority of items in my shop are Mint - Excellent condition!
VINTAGE GRADING CONDITION DEFINITIONS
NOS: New Old Stock - found with original tags. Sometimes referred to as deadstock.
MINT: Perfect and as close to new as a vintage item can be. No flaws to note.
EXCELLENT: An item shows typical signs of wear due to occasional use (such as a small / faint spot or scratch). Any flaws are considered minor and not easily visible when wearing.
VERY GOOD: An item is wearable and desirable but shows expected wear for its age. Shows some surface flaws or multiple minor flaws. Flaws noted in photos and descriptions. Sold as-is and final sale.
GOOD: Item is wearable but shows damage and may require repair. Flaws noted in photos and descriptions. Sold as-is and final sale.
ARE ITEMS CLEANED?
I do my best to professionally sew/mend any flaws and a mild cleaning treatment is given to items with stains, smellier items, and all leather goods. Please note that in the interest of not compromising the condition of my garments I do not clean most of them, therefore it is up to the customer if they choose to launder for hygienic reasons.
All fits, styles, and colors are represented as best as I can. I cannot guarantee that the colors represented or shown on the website exactly matches the actual product as computer monitors vary. I can refer you to a similar color from Wikipedia's List of Colors if you would like more info about a specific color.
Vintage sizes are often smaller than today's sizes and I often pin parts back for photos .
The best way to figure out if something will fit is to compare to a similar garment of your own. I recommend selecting a similar garment in your closet; place it on a flat surface and measure straight across for an idea of fit. If you are unsure and have more questions, contact me and I will gladly take additional measurements and answer any detailed questions you may have.
Length: The back of the neck to bottom of hem.
Chest or Bust: Armpit to armpit.
Waist: Sideseam to sideseam at the waist.
Hip: Sideseam to sideseam at the hip.
Sleeve Length: Shoulder point to cuff.
Shoulders: from shoulder seam to shoulder seam.
Waist: 30" to 32"
Hip: 38" to 40"
Bust: 40" +
Waist: 34" +
Hip: 42" +