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desertmaidenvintage

Desert Maiden Vintage

Tucson, Arizona · 177 Sales

desertmaidenvintage

Desert Maiden Vintage

Tucson, Arizona 177 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Shop owner

J. Claire

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Announcement   Welcome to Desert Maiden Vintage! We search high and low through the vast magical desert and beyong to provide our customers with unique, fun and wearable vintage items including, but not limited to, dresses, shoes, outerwear, sweaters, blouses and accessories !


Desert Maiden Vintage's mission is to provide guys and gals with one of a kind gems from the past (1980's and earlier), usually previously loved, but always in wearable condition.

We list new pieces weekly, so keep coming back. Enjoy!

If you like what you see and would like to request any specialty items let me know. I never leave a thrift store or an antique fair empty handed. Every day I am on the lookout for awesome vintage pieces. You never know what I will come across! Collecting is a way of life for me. Remember, the desert is a treasure trove for all things western, including leather goodies, cowboy boots, wovens, fringe, beadwork, etc.

Please review my shop policies for information regarding how measurements are taken, shipping policies, and how I consider the condition of an item.

Like us to be the first to know about new listings and coupons! https://www.facebook.com/desertmaidenvintage

Please convo me with any questions, concerns, or just to say hello!

Announcement

Welcome to Desert Maiden Vintage! We search high and low through the vast magical desert and beyong to provide our customers with unique, fun and wearable vintage items including, but not limited to, dresses, shoes, outerwear, sweaters, blouses and accessories !


Desert Maiden Vintage's mission is to provide guys and gals with one of a kind gems from the past (1980's and earlier), usually previously loved, but always in wearable condition.

We list new pieces weekly, so keep coming back. Enjoy!

If you like what you see and would like to request any specialty items let me know. I never leave a thrift store or an antique fair empty handed. Every day I am on the lookout for awesome vintage pieces. You never know what I will come across! Collecting is a way of life for me. Remember, the desert is a treasure trove for all things western, including leather goodies, cowboy boots, wovens, fringe, beadwork, etc.

Please review my shop policies for information regarding how measurements are taken, shipping policies, and how I consider the condition of an item.

Like us to be the first to know about new listings and coupons! https://www.facebook.com/desertmaidenvintage

Please convo me with any questions, concerns, or just to say hello!

J. Claire

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J. Claire

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m L. on Nov 21, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Really pretty dress! Had a tiny problem with the order but Claire was more than very nice to help resolve it. Thank you, I'll be checking back every now and then! :)

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Shop policies

Last updated on September 26, 2012
A very warm welcome to Desert Maiden Vintage. It is my pleasure to share with you my collection of vintage clothing and accessories. I have been an avid collector and hoarder of vintage in addition to working in the used clothing business for more than seven years. Have fun looking around and hope you come back often!

We specialize in vintage for women (and some men) from the 1940's to 1980's. We strive to bring you on trend pieces as well as timeless classics.

Check back often as I will be posting new items weekly. Like Desert Maiden Vintage on facebook to be the first to know when new items are added.

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Now go shop!

xoxo

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Desert Maiden Vintage accepts Paypal as payment. All payments are due upon purchase.

I am willing to reserve an item for 3 days max if you need a little extra time gathering the money for a purchase. Please convo me if you would like to reserve an item.

Be aware that I will only hold an item if you intend to purchase it after three days.
Shipping
Desert Maiden Vintage ships all items via USPS. UPS will only be used if requested. I am open to shipping internationally and will be more than happy to provide a shipping quote. For our mutual protection, items will only be shipped to the confirmed Paypal address associated with the buyer's account. I will be shipping twice a week, most likely on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

We are not responsible for any custom fees, import duties, or charges. This is the buyers responsibility. You should check with your country's customs office prior to purchasing.

Lastly, Desert Maiden Vintage is not responsible for items lost in the mail. Buyers will have to pursue a claim with the carrier.
Refunds and Exchanges
All vintage items are pre-owned and sold AS-IS. Vintage means that the item has previously used. Normal wear is expected when purchasing vintage. I am specific when listing any flaws that are beyond normal wear.

If you are unsure about an item I insist you ask for additional information or photographs before you purchase. I would be happy to provide you with such.

All sales are final. No refunds or returns (unless in the rare case a refund is granted after a series of convos ). Please convo me before leaving negative feedback.

I upload untouched photos and note all existing flaws with the garment in the items description and provide photos when necessary. Remember, the price of the item will always reflect the condition it is in. Ultimately, items are purchased at the buyers own risk.
Additional policies and FAQs
Tax will be included on all purchases shipped within Arizona.

As follows is the system I use to rate the condition of a vintage garment:
* MINT: As new, perfect, absolutely no flaws or wear
* EXCELLENT: No significant flaws.
* VERY GOOD: Worn with minimal noted flaws, needs no repair, wearable
* GOOD: Visible wear, noted minor flaws, light repair required or optional

Q: What qualifies as vintage in your shop?
Desert Maiden Vintage will guarantee all the items in my store are from the 1980's or earlier. Vintage items are all previously used and imperfect (unless otherwise noted).

Q: Do your items come from a smoke, pet free home?
Vintage items have a past of their own and most of the time it's unknown to me. They may have come from a smoking, pet loving home previously. However, I try my best to clean, steam, and/or launder the item so that when it gets to you it's in its most pristine condition. Ultimately, laundering or cleaning an item prior to wearing it is the buyers responsibility.

Also, I love pets and currently I'm living with one sweet dog. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to doggies please consider this before purchasing from Desert Maiden Vintage. But also be aware that I am most careful when preparing and cleaning my vintage.

Q: How do I measure a vintage garment and know if will fit me?
Okay, well first let me clarify that vintage sizing is not the same that it is today. On average, vintage sizing is 2 sizes smaller that what qualifies today. I will always list the item's tag size as well as the items measurements taken while laying flat . Here's a better guide to what Desert Maiden Vintage follows...

Bust: Underarm to underarm across the chest or front of the garment (x2).
Waist: Measurement taken at natural waist (narrowest part) unless otherwise noted (x2).
Hips: Widest area, approximately 6" under waist (x2).
Shoulders: Shoulder seam to shoulder seam (x2).
Inseam: Center seam to hem.
Sleeve: Shoulder seem to hem of sleeve.
Length: Top of center back (including collar) to hem.

***It is important to leave +/- 2" for the most comfortable fit. When in doubt compare the measurement of a beloved item that fits you best to the measurements I list for the item.***

*My mannequin is a size 6/8 with the following measurements,
Bust: 36 1/2"
Waist: 26"
Hips: 36"
Shoulders: 16"
Torso Length: 30", including the neck.

* Some larger items may be clipped in the back to look better photographed on a mannequin so please read all measurements listed in the items description.

I am happy to provide any other measurements if requested.