Johnny Bombshell

West Hollywood, California · 711 Sales


Johnny Bombshell

West Hollywood, California 711 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
Geraldine Johnson

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Geraldine Johnson


Johnny Bombshell

I bought my first vintage dress at a thrift store when I was 16 years old, and I wore it until it literally fell apart over ten years later. I've always enjoyed the thrill of the hunt in thrift stores and estate sales. I can't resist pulp paperbacks; cookbooks; vintage Pyrex; photos of Adele Astaire; and anything art deco.

I was born and raised in New Orleans, and I lived there for three decades. I earned a BA in English from Loyola University and have no idea if this was any use during my subsequent years as a supervisor at Tower Records in the French Quarter. I also worked for Barbie Bazaar magazine as a writer and photographer, and established a good reputation as a vintage Barbie dealer.

I left home in 2003 to travel around Europe, and settled in West Hollywood when I returned to the States. Much to my surprise, I love it here. I am living the dream in a 1924 Spanish bungalow courtyard (supposedly home to James Cagney, once upon a time).

My personal vintage wardrobe was always evolving over the years, and I started selling second-hand clothing online when I moved to L.A. The thrift stores and yard sales around here are fantastic! Johnny Bombshell has been a full-time registered business since 2005. I sell vintage clothing on Etsy & contemporary designer clothing on eBay (my store name is Johnny Bombshell).

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  • Geraldine Johnson

    Owner, Photographer, Shipper

    I'm the least-likely "California girl" - I don't own a driver's license or a bathing suit!

Shop policies

Last updated on June 13, 2016
JOHNNY BOMBSHELL sells second-hand vintage and designer clothes. Facebook:

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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I accept payment via PayPal. money order, or direct checkout through Etsy. If you live in Los Angeles, we might be able to arrange a meeting in person (to save postage fees for you) - please contact me before you make a purchase.

Johnny Bombshell is a registered business in Los Angeles County, so California state residents must pay 9% sales tax. Sorry.
I ship worldwide. I offer First Class or Priority shipping (you can select your preference in Etsy Checkout).
Refunds and Exchanges
I do my best to examine, describe, and photograph every item carefully, but I'm only human -- if I have overlooked a flaw, please contact me within 3 days of receiving your package, so that we can resolve any issues in a friendly manner. I prefer not to accept returns for problems with fit / color / texture, but if you are completely miserable with your purchase, please contact me and we can work something out. Please return your item promptly - transactions that take longer than 14 days total (from point of sale) will be subject to a 15% restocking fee. Original postage fees and return shipping are non-refundable, but I highly recommend that you use Priority Mail with delivery confirmation.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am not the original owner and do not know the history of the clothing that I sell. Everything is second-hand and will probably benefit from a trip to the laundromat or dry cleaner.

PLEASE NOTE: All measurements are of the garment itself, not of the body that will fit inside it! Measurements are taken with the garment lying flat; that number is doubled for the bust, waist, and hips.

Etsy does not have a "block" system like eBay, and hopefully it will never need one. However, I do reserve the right to refuse service at my discretion. If someone has given me a difficult time (late or no payments, frequent returns, etc) on my other selling sites, I may decide not to do business with him or her here on Etsy.