darkponycouture

A fashion fantasy IRL. Handmade - Vintage - Jewelry

Redding, California On Etsy since 2009

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darkponycouture

A fashion fantasy IRL. Handmade - Vintage - Jewelry

Redding, California | 1,617 Sales

Announcement    60% OFF SALE Vintage and last chance clearance!
Dark Pony Couture: A fashion fantasy IRL. Free Shipping on orders over $35

The Dark Pony babe lives out loud and dreams big.
We specialize in ready to wear, vintage, special occasion, bridal and jewelry.
Each piece is designed and produced and sourced by hand in California.

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 2, 2020

60% OFF SALE Vintage and last chance clearance!
Dark Pony Couture: A fashion fantasy IRL. Free Shipping on orders over $35

The Dark Pony babe lives out loud and dreams big.
We specialize in ready to wear, vintage, special occasion, bridal and jewelry.
Each piece is designed and produced and sourced by hand in California.

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Robin Fator

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About darkponycouture

Sales 1,617
On Etsy since 2009
Video summary: The Floral Crush Collection by Dark Pony Atelier featuring photography by Jamie Solorio.

Dark Pony Atelier: A fashion fantasy IRL.

The Dark Pony babe lives outloud and dreams big.
We specialize in ready to wear, special occasion, bridal and jewelry. Each piece is designed and produced by hand in California.
The DESIGNER:
Robin N. Fator, the self-made fashion designer behind Dark Pony Atelier.
My journey with this handmade fashion brand began with a degree in visual art. My online retail entry point was re-selling vintage clothing on eBay after leaving my job as a gallery director to become a stay at home mom in the early 2000s. Dark Pony Atelier’s humble origin began in 2009, as an Etsy shop and a concept. In addition to being a designer and maker, I am also a fashion non-profit founder and creative director.

The DARK PONY inspiration:
The brand name is inspired by my favorite children's folk tale, Dark Pony. The Dark Pony character in the story symbolizes a vehicle for escaping reality, a way to travel to dreamland where castles float on puffy clouds and trees are made of gold.

WHAT ARE DARK PONY DESIGNS' BUSINESS ETHICS?
Dark Pony Designs is committed to sourcing suppliers and materials from the United States whenever possible. Tulle for all of the label's tutu skirts & dresses is manufactured in the USA. Dark Pony Designs uses minimal plastics when shipping.

Shop members

  • Robin N. Fator

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Customer Service

    Founder and Designer of Dark Pony Couture.

Production partners

  • DDSLL Girls Store

    Latvia

    Alise and Liene the designers behind DDSLLGirlsShop of Riga, Latvia collaborated with me to create a handmade handbag capsule collection. I chose the colors, fabrics, and finish details and they produced them by hand.

  • printful

    Los Angeles, CA

    We create your prints and get them where they have to go

  • The DNA Group

    San Francisco, CA

    Small Batch Production for large orders of skirts

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Nov 25, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Wholesale availability

Yes, I do wholesale - you can contact me for more details or see my Etsy Wholesale profile https://www.etsy.com/guest-pass/6a1f487d48da392d820a694c

Custom and personalized orders

I am always happy to help with custom orders, please let me know what you have in mind and I will do my best to answer questions in a timely fashion. You can click the custom order button here on Etsy or send me an email info@darkponydesigns.com

Gift wrapping and packaging

Dark Pony Designs uses minimal plastics when shipping and all shipping boxes are made from post consumer recycled materials.
*All orders will arrive gift wrapped in boutique style packaging!
If you need a personal message or card for a gift item, please mark the item as a gift during check out and select gift wrap.

Sizing details

Size Chart:
Xsmall ---24-25” waist
Small ----26-27” waist
Medium-28-29” waist
Large ----30-31” waist
XLarge --32-33” waist
Xxlarge --34-35” waist
Plus Size Chart:
Plus size 3X 36-37” waist
Plus size 4x 38-39” waist

Most items are made to order to your specific measurements. Please read the listing to make sure you have included all details needed.
See this listing for a measurement guide:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/120569966/how-to-take-your-measurements-for-your?ref=shop_home_active_23

Care instructions

A care sheet will be included in your order. Most items are hand wash, line dry.

Do I ship internationally?

Yes, I ship all around the world ;-)

Custom and personalized orders

Yes, always. Feel free to get in touch with what you have in mind for collaboration. You can also contact me here darkponydesigns@gmail.com

Refunds

-Each garment is made to order, and we don't keep regular inventory. For this reason, everything is FINAL SALE and cannot be returned.
WHAT DOES MADE-TO-ORDER MEAN?-Each final order that is placed is made specifically for that customer according to the size, color, and length they select.
-Jewelry/Accessories can be returned for a store credit as long as it arrives in the condition it was received within 30 days of purchase.

-Refunds will NOT be given for CUSTOM orders/rush fees/shipping fees.

WHAT IF MY ITEM ARRIVES DAMAGED?
Each item is checked for quality before being shipped to you. However, if your item arrives damaged, contact us at info@darkponydesigns.com and we will resolve the problem right away!

Color Samples

If you are unsure about which color to order please purchase a color swatch before purchase. This will ensure that you receive the right color. You can find that here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/507549802/tulle-sample