ErstwhileStyle

Timeless vintage and antique clothing & accessories

New York, United States 741 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars (312)

ErstwhileStyle

Timeless vintage and antique clothing & accessories

New York, United States | 741 Sales

Erstwhile Style

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Erstwhile Style

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Last updated on May 7, 2019

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About ErstwhileStyle

Sales 741
On Etsy since 2008

STYLE Never Goes Out of Style!

ERSTWHILE STYLE is a curated vintage shop that features one of a kind quality vintage garments and accessories from the 1910s through the 1980s. We've been around since 2008. We don't sell anything we wouldn't wear ourselves!

Shop members

  • Simone

    Owner

  • Aleydis

    Curator

Shop policies

Last updated on November 4, 2019
✩ Thank you for visiting Erstwhile Style Vintage. STYLE Never Goes Out of Style!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
*PLEASE READ*
AN EDUCATED BUYER IS A HAPPY BUYER

When you buy from a shop on Etsy, you’re directly supporting an independent business, each with its unique listings, policies, processing times, and payment systems. By making a purchase from a seller on Etsy, you agree that you:

- Have read the item description and shop policies before making a purchase;
- Have submitted appropriate payment for item(s) purchased; and
- Have provided accurate shipping information to the seller


All Erstwhile Style merchandise is tagged to discourage 'rental' practices. Items whose tags are removed, broken, or tampered with in any way, will be ineligible for a refund or store credit. If an item is not returned in its original condition, including items that appear to have been worn, will be ineligible for return.

Returns are accepted on a case by case basis, and only if there was a significant error in the listing. *We do not accept returns for buyer's remorse, issues of fit, or 'rental.' Care is taken to provide accurate measurements and photos on every garment. As such, returns for poor fit or color will not be honored. Accepted returns that fall outside of our error are may be processed as store credit. Shipping charges are non-refundable. Items from the 1930s or earlier are non-returnable due to their fragile nature unless in special cases as outlined above. These are vintage and antique items that may show light age, patina, character.

Please notify us of your desire to return the item within 24 hours. NO EXCEPTIONS. Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. All returns must be received within one week of your notice of intent to return and must include tracking and insurance. Items returned after one week may not be accepted. If a return is accepted after seven days it will be processed as a store credit, not a cash refund. Please do not return the item without contacting us first.
If the item was part of a free shipping promotion, our shipping costs will be deducted from any refund given. If an item is returned to us due to incorrect address provided by the buyer, the buyer will be responsible for re-shipping costs.

INTERNATIONAL RETURNS
The only exception to the above return rules is for buyers in EU countries where the EU Directive on Consumer Rights is in effect. In this case, a buyer will have the right to return an item within fourteen (14) days of receipt in accordance with the specifics of the above-referenced directive. Please contact us within 24 hours notifying us of your intent to return. Returned parcels must include tracking and insurance. We are not responsible for lost returns that have no tracking or insurance.

Unclaimed parcels that are returned to us will be reshipped at buyer's expense. Unclaimed and refused packages are subject to a 20% restocking fee if a cash refund is requested, OR alternatively, store credit for the full amount.

VINTAGE CLOTHING

Taking your loved vintage pieces to a trusted dry cleaner is always an option, and necessary with the following fabrics / textiles: 

rayon
coats, particularly heavy wools
fur & faux fur (a furrier who specializes in the cleaning of furs)  
anything heavily-beaded or sequined 
some silks (shantung, charmeuse, dupioni) 
leather & suede (look at investing in a leather cleaning kit - it will save you money in the long run)

many garments can be gently washed by hand and dried flat (no wringing)
Payment
We currently accept payment via PayPal, debit and/or credit cards.

* If you are new to etsy and need help figuring out checkout:
http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.php

* Layaway is available for select items with a down payment. Please send a convo us if you are interested in setting up a payment plan for an order.
Shipping
DOMESTIC
Ships within 1-2 business days. Items that qualify for free shipping will be shipped via First Class Mail with delivery confirmation when. Shipping upgrade options are available within each listing, or you can contact us. Insurance is included for packages under $100. To insure packages valued over $100, insurance must be purchased by the buyer.

INTERNATIONAL - Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery. Please note that buyer is responsible for all VAT, and other fees import fees imposed by buyer's country.

International packages are mailed First-class International Mail or Priority Mail (upon request) & both are tracked until the package's departure from the United States. Once a package has left the U.S. the package generally cannot be tracked until it has arrived at customs or its final destination.

If you would like to add shipping insurance, please advise us before checkout so that we may adjust your shipping prices to reflect insurance price. ERSTWHILE STYLE is not responsible for lost or stolen packages when insurance is not purchased.
Additional policies and FAQs
*MEASURING YOURSELF *
Use a dressmaker’s tape measure, measure yourself over the undergarments you plan to wear & not over your clothing.

BUST: measure over the fullest part of your bust while wearing a bra.
UNDERBUST: measure around the fullest part of your ribcage, midway between your bust and waist.
WAIST: measure around the smallest part of your waist where it naturally curves.
HIP: measure around the fullest part of your hips. This is usually about 7"-8" below your waist.
SHOULDER TO WAIST: Measure from the top of your shoulder, following the curve of your bust down the front to your waist.
LENGTH: measure from the top of your shoulder, down the front, to the point you would like the garment to end.

*CONDITION CHART*
Near Perfect / Mint - The vintage piece shows only the slightest signs of being worn.
Excellent - The piece shows typical, although minor, signs of wear.
Very Good - The vintage piece is considered wearable but has some surface flaws i.e. staining, soiling or colour damage.
Poor - The item is wearable but shows significant signs of wear, although in many cases, some of these pieces can be restored.

**Please note: All items are vintage, previously worn, so please do not expect perfection; they may have minor defects. Any imperfections are generally minor and are described to the best of our knowledge.

RESERVES
Reserves/holds are available for 24 hours. If you need more time, please contact us. Any reserve exceeding 24 hours requires a non-refundable deposit. ERSTWHILE STYLE reserves also the right to refuse a hold request.

LAYAWAY
Layaway is available on a case by case basis, usually limited to higher priced items. A non-refundable deposit is required and payment is generally due in full in 30 days.

SHOE SIZING
see this chart for conversions:
http://www.i18nguy.com/l10n/shoes.html#adult

All content and images property of Erstwhile Style// ©2008; all rights reserved. No other party may attempt to use content or images with express permission of Erstwhile Style/S.Hines
Privacy
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More information

Last updated on Jan 21, 2019
Frequently asked questions
What is your niche?

We cater to collectors and lovers of classic and antique styles from the 1800s through the 1970s. Follow us so that we'll show up in your feed!
https://www.etsy.com/people/Erstwhilestyle

Will my item arrive clean?

Most items are gently laundered before they are sold. Older and antique or ornate pieces generally are not to avoid risk of damage. We do not clean jewelry, as many buyers prefer the look of patina, but we will happily do so upon request before we ship.

How do you rate your items?

As a general rule, we do not sell anything we wouldn't wear ourselves. So we never carry anything with major flaws unless it's being sold as a collector's item, and this would be disclosed in the description. Please refer to our condition chart in our policies section:

*CONDITION CHART*

Near Mint - The vintage piece shows only the slightest signs of being worn.

Excellent - The piece shows typical, although minor, signs of wear.

Very Good - The vintage piece is considered wearable but has some surface flaws i.e. staining, soiling, pinholes or colour damage.

Poor - The item is wearable but shows significant signs of wear, although in many cases, some of these pieces can be restored.

Do you accept returns?

Though all sales are considered final, returns are reviewed on a case by case basis, and only if there was a significant error in the listing. Care is taken to provide accurate measurements and photos on every garment. As such, returns for poor fit or color will not be honored. Accepted returns that fall outside of our error are subject to a 15% restocking fee, and refunds are processed within 3 business days from the date received and may be processed as store credit. Shipping charges are non-refundable. Items from the 1930s or earlier are non-returnable due to their fragile nature unless in special cases as outlined above

View our full return policy here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/erstwhilestyle/#policies

Is layaway available?

Layaway is available on a case by case basis, usually limited to higher priced items with a down payment of 25% for 30 days. Please send us a convo to inquire.