denisebrain

Top drawer wearable authentic vintage!

Washington, United States · 2375 Sales

denisebrain

Top drawer wearable authentic vintage!

Washington, United States 2375 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(1364)
Shop owner

Maggie

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Announcement   ** I am away through late Friday, July 29. Please feel free to purchase from my shop, but I will not be able to ship until I arrive home. I will definitely be online while away, and can acknowledge your purchase.**

Wear vintage and make the world brighter! See what else is up by visiting denisebrain.com
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Proud to be a member of the VFG - Vintage Fashion Guild
and the INWTeam - Inland Northwest Team.
http://www.etsy.com/teams/6273/vintage-fashion-guild
http://www.etsy.com/teams/5555/inland-northwest-team

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 27, 2016

** I am away through late Friday, July 29. Please feel free to purchase from my shop, but I will not be able to ship until I arrive home. I will definitely be online while away, and can acknowledge your purchase.**

Wear vintage and make the world brighter! See what else is up by visiting denisebrain.com
For special deals and ideas delivered to your inbox, please join my email list: http://eepurl.com/7k9DD
Proud to be a member of the VFG - Vintage Fashion Guild
and the INWTeam - Inland Northwest Team.
http://www.etsy.com/teams/6273/vintage-fashion-guild
http://www.etsy.com/teams/5555/inland-northwest-team

Maggie

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Maggie

50s Blue Silk Satin Formal Gown by Helga S
US$205.00
70s Aqua Blue & White Daisy Print Long Dress L
US$44.00
50s Pacific Blue Fine Wool Jersey Knit Top S
US$34.00
50s Teal Blue Tea Length Party Dress S
US$134.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1364)
586dellbrook

586dellbrook on Jul 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love it- a beautiful bracelet/quick delivery. Thank you

NatalyaZahn

NatalyaZahn on Jul 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely vintage piece - shipped fast and packaged well!

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In praise of golden necklaces—all from the same woman's jewelry box.

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Don't blink or you may miss these pearly pink celluloid bracelets!

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Pair of Pink Celluloid Flower Bangle Bracelets
US$44.00
Everything but the ants for your picnic!

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About

Wear vintage and make the world brighter

Wear vintage and make the world brighter—That’s been my mantra since 1999 when I started denisebrain vintage.

Vintage fashion has gone mainstream—seen on popular shows, worn by style icons, influencing modern designers—and there are many good reasons for that. It can be exquisitely made and wildly economical for its quality. It always gives its wearer an opportunity to express herself in a way that modern fashion might not. Wearing authentic vintage clothing is recycling and good karma…good for both you and the Earth. If you ask me, that’s extremely modern in the best way!
 

Vintage fashion is the time-traveling, green, smart and beautiful answer to fast fashion.

My name’s Maggie and I’ve been wearing and sharing vintage clothing for a long time. I want to help you find what vintage works for you. If you already know, fantastic! As a trusted vintage seller I’m here for you. I have an extraordinary inventory and you can even make specific requests from me.
 
If you are newer to vintage, I’m especially happy to see you here! I can guarantee your experience at denisebrain because you will be set up for success. I will help you with fit and other advice and I am happy to answer your questions personally. Let me know how I can help you find what vintage works for you. 
 
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S o m e ✿ F a v o r i t e ✿ F e e d b a c k

“Your descriptions of your vintage items are charming and accurate. You clearly are very knowledgeable and have an excellent sense of style, across all the different decades from which you hand pick these lovely outfits.”
 
”You have really inspired me. I came away from your site so happy! It was fun, thoughtful and very interesting, and I love pink!…When I get down from now on I am going to just go browse around your store for a few minutes and I'm sure it will pick me right back up!”
 
“It is fun to go shopping there, every item has a story and she tells it well. She is as happy and cheerful as she looks in all her presentations, shows a real love for what she does, and this spills over into the sweet considerate way she treats her customers.”
 
“I buy quite a lot of vintage from the U.S. but I really need to send a heartfelt personal ‘thank you’ for the most beautifully presented, carefully packaged piece I’ve ever received! The time taken by you in treating this dress so tenderly has the effect of sprinkling fairy dust over it for the recipient.”
 
“Sizing is dead on perfect, shipping and communication: Best ever!”
 
“When I order from you, I know exactly what I'm going to get—which is an exquisite new vintage piece that I will treasure.”

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  • Maggie

    Owner

    ...curator, photographer and model (with a timer on my camera).

Shop policies

Last updated on April 6, 2016
Welcome to my shop—I'm so glad to see you here!

1. I don't care your size, age or any other specifics, I think you can look wonderful in vintage. I am happy to help you find your look.

2. I sell as if I were selling to me. I treat customers with the integrity and kindness with which I want to be treated. I write and photograph items thinking about what a person must feel when they consider items to buy from me. You deserve my best.

3. I admit mistakes and will not put up defenses if I make an error.

4. I have an eye for certain vintage items that tend to get overlooked, and offer not just items with designer labels, but items which are great examples of their kind from workday dresses to ball gowns. I love interesting cutting and draping in clothing construction, and I look for good quality fabrics and interesting details.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
Payment
1. You may use your credit card or PayPal account to purchase from my Etsy shop and U.S. buyers may also pay via money order. If sending a money order, please make arrangements for me to receive your payment within one week. If that isn't possible for you, just let me know the situation...I'm flexible but I do like to have some sort of estimate.

Etsy keeps your payment information secure. Etsy shops never receive your credit card information.

2. Yes I do layaway! The standard for me is 20% down, then half of the remainder 2 weeks later, the rest 2 weeks after that. I am flexible (just ask me!), but that is a starting place with which most people seem happy.

3. I am willing to mark an item as reserved to hold it for you as long as it is not within the first 3 days of listing.

4. Before you request a discount please consider: I will never compete with the deep discounts found at big retailers, but I will be here with the best authentic vintage fashion I can find at the best price I can offer it. I do my utmost to give you something better than a discount.

5. No taxes. I pay Washington State taxes myself.
Shipping
1. I am happy to ship anywhere in the world. I use calculated shipping so you should get an accurate postage quote for the type of shipping you choose and your location.

2. How long before you ship? I ship within 48 hours of your purchase if you choose standard shipping, or within 24 hours if you select Express Mail shipping.

3. What shipping methods do you use? I use USPS, your choice of First-Class Mail (when the weight of the item allows), Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express for U.S. packages. 

4. How would you compare these domestic shipping methods?

• First-Class Mail is the most economical service for items under 1 lb. Delivery time is 1-3 days. Tracking and insurance are not included. 

• Priority Mail can be used for any size and weight item. Delivery time is 1-3 days, and includes tracking and insurance. The price depends upon the weight, size and destination.

• Priority Mail Express is delivered 7 days a week and guaranteed overnight to most locations. It includes tracking and insurance. 

5. Do you ship to PO Boxes? Absolutely!

6. Do you ship internationally? Yes! I use USPS First-Class Package International Service, Priority Mail International and Priority Mail Express International. 

7. How would you compare these international shipping methods?

• First-Class Mail International is the most economical and popular method for shipping internationally. It can be used for packages up to 4 pounds, up to $400 value, and up to a package size of maximum combined length, height, and width of 36 inches (42 inches for rolls/tubes). Only a few packages will not qualify for this service (i.e. heavy coats, larger shipments, standard-length umbrellas, more expensive items). Although not guaranteed, the average time in transit ranges from 7 to 14 business days.

• Priority Mail International may be used for any package up to 70 pounds. Although not guaranteed, the average time in transit ranges from 6 to 10 business days. Insurance may be available.

• Priority Mail Express International may be used for any package up to 70 pounds and includes tracking and insurance. The transit time is 3-5 days guaranteed to select destinations (a partial list includes the UK, Australia, France, Germany, Canada, Spain, Israel, Japan, Switzerland, Sweden...ask me for more).

8. Who pays for duty, customs, VAT and other fees on International shipments?
These fees are the responsibility of the package’s recipient. I can’t give you specific information on the charges that may be levied on your parcel but I can recommend calling your local customs office for more information regarding your country’s policies and fees. 

9. Do you charge a handling fee? No, just the cost of postage.
Refunds and Exchanges
I honestly and conscientiously describe what I sell, but if I make a more-than-tiny mistake, please do let me know. I would never want a buyer to accept something quite off from what was expected.

With vintage clothing there are so many variables that I don't feel I can write a blanket return policy. I will handle any issue that comes up on a case-by-case basis and in a very timely manner.
Additional policies and FAQs
1. Is my information safe?

I will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information to communicate with you about your order, to fulfill your order or for legal reasons (like paying taxes). Your information is absolutely safe with me.

2. How do I determine what size I need?

I always give the measurements of the item itself, as well as an estimate of the U.S. size when I feel I can make a good estimate. Top tip: Check the measurements of the vintage garment you're interested in against something that fits you well and is of as similar a design as possible. For more info, have a look at this blog post, and ask me any further questions you might have: http://denisebrain.blogspot.com/2011/10/womens-vintage-clothing-determining.html

3. If your name is Maggie, why is your business called denisebrain? :)

For the answer to this FAQ, I'll send you to my most recent blog post on the subject: http://denisebrain.blogspot.com/2015/01/why-am-i-called-denisebrain.html