clever nettle: estate sale

Portland, Oregon

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Last updated on March 11, 2011
Hello! This shop is a collection of unique vintage wearables, inspired by the seasons and fun outfits. This shop is a one-person operation, run by me (anja)!

I believe that the world is too obsessed with consuming new items, especially when you consider all the awesome, high-quality, functional old items (from furniture to clothing!) that are just waiting for homes. Buying vintage is a great way to support small businesses, own unique items, be eco-friendly, avoid sweatshop labor and poor quality, and save money all at the same time. Say no to new!

I model my own items, and rarely clip clothing. If it's clipped, I will say so in the listing. I can fit into a variety of sizes so I try to give a modern size comparison in the listing. I am 5'4", approx 120lbs, 34B, and prefer to wear smaller mediums. Hopefully that will help you imagine how the item will fit on your body.

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
All sales are considered final. If there is a problem with something you've purchased, please contact me right away and we will work something out. Every problem is slightly different, as are the solutions.

Please understand that vintage items can often come with imperfections as they are all at least a couple decades old. I do my best to list any flaws in the item descriptions, and would be happy to take extra photos and measurements for you if you are unsure about purchasing. If a small detail goes unnoticed, please be reasonable and remember that I am only human.

Once you have received and worn the item, any repairs or upkeep are your financial responsibility. The fabric and thread used in these garments are all old, and I have no way of knowing how long something will last. I would never list anything that seemed on the verge of falling apart, quality is important to me!
I accept paypal and money orders. Please pay promptly! If you know there will be some kind of delay, PLEASE let me know. If three days go by and I haven't heard from you or received payment, I will contact you via etsy conversations and email with a 24-hr notice before canceling the sale and relisting the item.
DOMESTIC: Clothing is shipped via priority, and jewelry will be shipped first class, all with free delivery confirmations. Usually Priority packages will be delivered within 3 days, but the mail can be weird so don't panic if your package is taking longer than usual. If you ordered multiple items and have overpaid for shipping, I will combine shipping as best as I can and send you back the difference. Please remember that shipping costs also include the costs for packaging supplies. I ship almost all clothing and shoes in USPS tyvek envelopes, which do not have bubble padding. This helps keep shipping rates lower for you while still protecting your items. Hopefully it will also create less waste. If you have any special shipping needs, let me know!

INTERNATIONAL: Nearly all international packages are shipped First Class (the best rate), which can take up to a few weeks depending on your country and their customs situation. If you are purchasing several items it may be more cost-effective to ship in a flat-rate box, and if I can save you some money on shipping I absolutely will.

If you think your package is lost in the mail, please contact me so that I am aware of the issue.

If you can recycle any of the packaging you receive from me, please do!
Additional policies and FAQs
Garments have not been washed since they came from the thrift store/estate sale/wherever they came from. It is your responsibility to take care of cleaning. Be careful with vintage clothng! Please look online for guides that will tell you how to clean specific vintage fabrics.

Sizing info: All clothing items are measured flat. To ensure a good fit, it is recommended that you compare measurements of your own clothing to the ones in the listings. That will give you a good idea of what measurements are right for you. If you need any extra measurements, just ask! For shoes, always check & compare with your own shoes, as vintage sizing can be a little different than modern shoes.

Bust = underarm seam to underarm seam, doubled
Shoulder to shoulder: Shoulder seam to shoulder seam (where the sleeve is attached to the body)
Sleeve: Cuff to shoulder seam

Color may appear slightly different in person than on the screen, depending on your monitor's settings.

If you are looking for something specific, let me know so I can keep an eye out for you!

If you have any questions, concerns or ANYTHING, please contact me! It is the best and easiest way for everyone to be satisfied with the transaction.

THANK YOU! I appreciate etsy so much and all of you as well. :)