ErstwhileStyle

Timeless vintage and antique clothing & accessories

New York, United States
| 1,109 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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About ErstwhileStyle

Sales 1,109
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 May 10, 2022
✩ Thank you for visiting Erstwhile Style Vintage. STYLE Never Goes Out of Style!

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.

Cancellations

Cancellations: accepted

Request a cancellation: before item has shipped

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

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See this Seller Handbook article for a sample privacy policy you can customize for your shop.

More information

Last updated on May 11, 2022

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

Seller details

ErstwhileStyle is considered a professional seller (known as a trader) in the EU. What's this?