Joules Jewels Vintage : Quality Vintage and Plus Size

San Francisco, California
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Note from shop owner WELCOME!

So glad you stopped by!

I am currently traveling and working (I work full time as a stylist), and will be back soon! I will gladly answer any questions that you may have. I will get back to you as soon as possible in the order they are received.

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Last updated on Aug 4, 2022


So glad you stopped by!

I am currently traveling and working (I work full time as a stylist), and will be back soon! I will gladly answer any questions that you may have. I will get back to you as soon as possible in the order they are received.

Jillian K.

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About JoulesJewelsVintage

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On Etsy since 2009

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Determined to Create the Dream

I dreamed of owning my own business since I was in 7th grade. I started by making jewelry and selling it at my school fair. Years later, Joules Jewels Vintage opened in April 2009-- one month before my graduation date from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) with a BFA in Photography. In the summer of 2010, my shop was featured in Chicago's Time Out Magazine, as a vintage vendor on the rise. In May of 2011, I was honored as one of Chicago's newest female entrepreneurs by Maven Chicago in conjunction with Today's Chicago Woman Magazine.

Now that I have moved to San Francisco, I have expanded the brand even further by opening a by-appointment studio located in the Mission District and stocking a variety of merchandise including: regular and plus size women's, men's, and children's clothing, housewares, and occasionally hand-finished vintage furniture.

Recently, the costume department for 2014 Sundance Festival's Ping Pong Summer (starring Lea Thompson and Susan Sarandon), have used our pieces in the film!

I believe that fashion’s first function is to express individuality and creativity. Secondly, fashion at any level, should be affordable; specifically, vintage. Fashion includes everything you put on your own body, to how you furnish your home– even down to the salt and pepper shakers.

Keep up with all the vintage fun and get first dibs on new listings on our brand new Instagram @jjvshop (previously @jjoules).

Shop members

  • Jillian Knox

    Owner, Curator, Buyer, Stylist, Photographer (BFA)

    DC born and raised, Chicago transplant, SF mover & shaker. My shop has been a part of my life for six years. It's my baby! I buy, restore, photograph, list and ship everything myself. I love all my customers!

Production partners

  • Mari

    Mexico City, Mexico

    Mari is an artisan who specializes in basket weaving of many patterns, sizes and shapes. She works in Mexico City selling baskets on the street to supp

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
I created Joules Jewels when I was in 7th grade when I was making my own jewelry and selling it at my school's craft fair every spring.

After graduating from Savannah College of Art and Design, I fell in love with the idea of owning my own business again and decided to bring the name back. But this time not just stick to jewelry, but branching out into all things vintage.

Vintage reminds me of playing dress up. Everyday is a new day to be pretty or pretty fine.

Although some brand names do appear; the cut, quality, and appeal of the items is more important.

Everything you see here is completely one-of-a-kind and has been hand-picked.

Fashion should be affordable. Your look should be effortless. Being an individual has never felt so good; and knowing you got it for less is even better.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details

If you are unhappy with your item, we will always try to work something out with you. Our customer's happiness is the most important to us.

However, refunds are only on a case by case basis. A refund is not always guaranteed unless something is seriously wrong with the item purchased. Please READ the description in full, and if you have questions ALWAYS contact us FIRST before making your purchase. Your payment and agreement to purchase items from us consents that you fully understand the details of/about/pertaining to the item/shipment/color/size/condition in the listing.

This is not to be mean, or spiteful- this is only to avoid the very sudden shopper's disease; buyer's guilt. It's quite contagious. Also it deters customers who are only interested in buying and wearing an item one time (for instance, to a special event) and returning it after it has been worn.

Returns must be made at the buyer's expense in the original packaging in which the item was shipped, including all packaging materials and with a tracking number.

Refunds will be given after the package is received by Joules Jewels Vintage and the buyer is given less the cost of shipping if a refund has been agreed upon.

Canceled and/or refunded transactions (if agreed upon) will be issued a 20% restocking fee (item price). This also includes purchases made on reserved items for other customers, purchases made without reading the description in full or otherwise.

Joules Jewels Vintage is not responsible for damage done to items during the shipping process. This includes lost, stolen, irreparable damages, water, snow, ice etc. We package items to the best of our ability to withstand normal shipping and handling by USPS, UPS, FedEx and other currier agencies.

Joules Jewels Vintage is not responsible for any delays occurring during the shipping process and the buyer/purchaser holds Joules Jewels Vintage innocent of anything pertaining to this. This includes delays caused by weather, vehicular accidents, acts of God, etc. We ship items as soon as possible after payment has been received, and on rush shipments, items are shipped same day after buyer completes the transaction.
Before you agree to purchase your item, please be sure you actually want the item (it is the right size, etc) and can pay for it. If you have a question about the item, please message me BEFORE agreeing to purchase it. I will be happy to assist you!

Once you have agreed to pay for the item, you must continue on to Paypal and confirm your purchase. If you do not, your item is not considered paid for and your item will not be shipped.

If you are purchasing via Direct Checkout, your item(s) will be marked as "shipped" the day you purchase your item to release the funds from Etsy (they hold the money until the item is marked shipped). Once Etsy pays us, your item will be shipped.

Payment must be received within 72 hours of agreeing to purchase or the item will be relisted.

Paypal and Direct Checkout (credit card) are the only forms of accepted tender. It's safe for you and me. Paypal accepts credit and debit cards too, so don't fret! I will only ship items for which I have received notice of payment via Paypal or Direct Checkout. Once we receive your payment, your item will be shipped!

If you are still a little confused about payment, have no fear! Just read this handy dandy guide.

As required by the Board of Equalization, all orders purchased/shipped in the State of California will be charged a sales tax rate of 8.25% which will be added to your order at checkout (shipping is not taxed).
Items ship via USPS Priority Mail to the verified address on your Etsy account. I ship all items as soon as payment is received (24-48 hours). The maximum handling time before the item is shipped is about 3 days (72 hours). I will give you your tracking number the same day I ship your item and Paypa/Etsyl will notify you via email.

INTERNATIONAL: Please contact me prior to purchase for approximate shipping costs. Anything shipped outside of the US has to go through customs and costs extra money. These orders are generally shipped every Monday and Wednesday unless otherwise specified by you, the purchaser.

LOCAL PICKUP/DELIVERY: If you live in the San Francisco/Bay Area, you are more than welcome to come get your item (or ask for a drop-off) so you don't have to wait! Your shipping cost will be refunded to you promptly (for pick up orders only). Delivery charges are gas and labor (especially for furniture items). Please contact me prior to purchase if local pickup/delivery is a more convenient option for you.

Please notify me if your purchase is a holiday gift and when you need it delivered by. I can do express shipping with no problem, there is an extra fee for it based on the weight of your purchase(s). Just let me know what you need!

Shoot me a convo with any questions you may have, they go straight to my phone.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please ask me about gift wrapping!
Everyone deserves a surprise!

And the best part is it's FREE!!!!

Also please be advised that vintage items are previously worn and owned. On rare occasions we do have mint condition items in stock (these items are labeled as such). However, generally most items are not, and therefore are sold as is. All photos are professional and lit well and are never touched up to add/remove flaws or details.