ErstwhileStyle

Timeless vintage and antique clothing & accessories

New York, United States

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About ErstwhileStyle

Sales 999
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, Curator

Shop policies

Last updated on April 14, 2021
✩ Thank you for visiting Erstwhile Style Vintage. STYLE Never Goes Out of Style!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
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
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 items are sold as is – so please ask any necessary questions prior to purchasing.

-All sales are considered final. Returns are accepted one a case by case basis, and only if there is 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. If you find a tiny pinhole, hanging thread, a seam or hem that needs reinforcing...these are not considered flaws and will not justify a return.

-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. Items not returned in their original condition, or appear to have been worn, will be ineligible for return.

-Accepted returns that fall outside of our error will be processed as store credit. Shipping charges are non-refundable. *Note that Items from the 1930s or earlier are non-returnable due to their fragile nature.

*Please notify us of your desire to return the item within 24 hours.
-Please do not return your item without pre-authorization.
-Items returned without pre-approval are considered forced returns and Etsy will honor them.
-Domestic returns must be received within one week of return authorization and must include tracking
and insurance with original tags intact. We are not responsible for lost returns that have no tracking or insurance.
-Items received outside of the return window will be processed as store credit.
-Customer is responsible for return shipping costs.

-If an item is returned to us due to incorrect address provided by the customer, the customer 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 from customs due to unpaid VAT fees are considered forced returns, which is against Etsy's policies and are ineligible for refund. No exceptions.
-We will happily re-ship the returned parcel, however, customer is responsible for re-shipping fees.

As a general rule, we do not sell anything we wouldn't wear ourselves. Vintage and antique items may show signs of wear, patina...character. So, please don't expect perfection. But you CAN rest assured that you won't receive anything with ridiculous holes or stains or super stinky (ew!). However, if something escapes our inspection, please contact us as soon as possible (before leaving feedback, pretty please) and we will happily address any concerns, as it is our fervent wish that you love your garment as much as we do!
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 $75. To insure packages valued over $75, insurance must be purchased by the buyer. Please contact us to purchase additional insurance.

INTERNATIONAL - Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery. Please note that buyer is responsible for all VAT and/or 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 want it fast, please contact us for expedited shipping prices.

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
CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Taking your loved vintage pieces to a trusted dry cleaner is always recommended, and necessary with the following fabrics / textiles: 
silk
rayon
coats
wool
velvet
faille
fur & faux fur
leather & suede
* (look at investing in a leather cleaning kit - it will save you money in the long run)
cottons can be gently washed by hand and dried flat (no wringing)

Not sure? Ask us for laundering instructions :)

We are not responsible for items that are damaged due to improper laundering.

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

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 generally with 30-day terms. After 30 days, or the agreed upon date, the deposit is non-refundable.

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
Payments are processed securely through Etsy. As sellers, we do not have access to your financial information.

More information

Last updated on Apr 14, 2021
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?

Taking your loved vintage pieces to a trusted dry cleaner is always recommended, and necessary with the following fabrics / textiles:
silk
rayon
coats
wool
velvet
faille
fur & faux fur
anything heavily-beaded or sequined
leather & suede
* (look at investing in a leather cleaning kit - it will save you money in the long run)

Not sure? Ask us for cleaning instructions :)

We generally 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.

*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 color 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?

Although most sales are considered final, returns are accepted on a case by case basis, and only if there is a significant error in the listing. Care is taken to provide accurate measurements and photos on every garment.

As a rule, we do not sell anything we wouldn't wear ourselves. Vintage items may show signs of wear, patina...character. So, please don't expect perfection. You CAN rest assured that you won't receive anything w/ ridiculous holes, stains, or super stinky (ew!) However, if something escapes our inspection, please contact us and we will happily address any concerns, as it is our fervent wish that you love your garment as much as we do! 

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% with 30-day terms. Please send us a convo to inquire.

Want it fast?

Please send us a quick convo for domestic and international express shipping rates