KatePierseDesigns

Pretty Clothes | Romantic Clothing | Feminine Clothing

North Carolina, United States · 17 Sales

KatePierseDesigns

Pretty Clothes | Romantic Clothing | Feminine Clothing

North Carolina, United States 17 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Looking for pretty clothes that will brighten your day? Kate Pierse specializes in romantic clothing and accessories - vintage inspired aline skirts, headbands, cosmetic bags, birthday gifts, bridal gifts and many other gifts for her.

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Last updated on Jun 26, 2016

Looking for pretty clothes that will brighten your day? Kate Pierse specializes in romantic clothing and accessories - vintage inspired aline skirts, headbands, cosmetic bags, birthday gifts, bridal gifts and many other gifts for her.

Click the Facebook icon below the banner to check out my Facebook page for up-to-the-minute news and offers!

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About

Homemade Scones and Cream on the Beach

My story begins at a Waste and Recycling Conference in Coffs Harbour, Australia in 2005. Burnt out in my corporate job, as soon as the conference ends I jump in a rental car and speed away up the breathtaking coast towards Byron Bay. I needed the feeling of freedom being in a car, on the road, away from everyone. I stayed in a tiny local hotel overnight and had coffee and homemade scones with cream for breakfast, wandering over to Bangalow for a big outdoor market. Everything in the area was natural, local, handmade - I loved it and felt so at home. At the market I noticed a girl selling handmade skirts that were selling like crazy. An idea started forming in my head.

Fast forward to 3 years later, I'm working in research on the verge of starting my PhD in Clinical Psychology. The image of the girl at the market had never stopped haunting me. Couldn't I do that too? Couldn't I be true to myself and travel the country selling things I had designed and made myself? I knew if I started my PhD, there would be no going back. And besides, it would always be there waiting for me if things didn't work out.

Just at that time, I found out that I had been granted a green card, which I had been waiting 10 years for. I knew it was now or never! I moved to the US, rented a little house with no heating and started my "business". At this point it was selling at the local farmers market, but to my surprise I did well there and made a small living from it. These expanded to bigger shows and festivals, and I knew I had to start selling online. So here I am on Etsy, showing the world my creations and hoping that they bring joy to their lives and encourage them to live the life of their dreams.

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    I was born in Sydney, Australia to parents with insatiable wanderlust that they luckily passed on to their daughter.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 11, 2013
Welcome to my Shop Policies!

My aim is to make your buying experience as easy and pleasurable as possible. Please be sure to contact me if you have any questions not covered below.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment methods accepted are Credit Cards and Paypal.
Shipping
US SHIPPING

Items are shipped within the US using the US Post Office First Class or Priority Service, unless otherwise requested. Fedex, UPS and USPS Express Delivery are available at an extra charge, please contact me for rates.

Please note that Tracking is included in the shipping rates for all domestic deliveries. Once the item is shipped you will receive a Tracking number to track your package.

Delivery times for First Class and Priority Service is usually 2-3 business days, but please note that this is an estimate and can't be guaranteed. If you need a fixed date for delivery, please contact me and I will be happy to arrange an Express Delivery service.

I will do everything I can to keep in regular communication with you through the shipping process, including letting you know when an item is being shipped, any status reports while the item is in transit, and a thorough follow-up to make sure than an item has been received by you.

I take full responsibility for lost or damaged items, and will issue you with a refund or replacement once I have established the item was lost or damaged.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

Items are shipped outside of the US using the US Post Office First Class International Service, unless otherwise requested. Fedex, UPS and USPS Express Delivery are available at an extra charge, please contact me for rates.

In order to keep shipping costs low, it is necessary to use this First Class International Service which unfortunately only offers Tracking to certain countries. As of August 2013, these countries are:

Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland,Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

For those countries where the USPS does not offer tracking, I will also do my utmost to track the item using customs forms, or whatever information I may have available.

Please note that customers are responsible for the customs charges and duties applied in their own countries.

Delivery times for First Class International Post is usually 6-10 business days, but this is an estimate and can't be guaranteed. On rare occasions, orders may be subject to delays due to being held in Customs, which I am unable to control. If you need a fixed date for delivery, please contact me and I will be happy to arrange an Express Delivery service.

I will do everything I can to keep in regular communication with you through the shipping process, including letting you know when an item is being shipped, any status reports while the item is in transit, and a thorough follow-up to make sure than an item has been received by you.
Refunds and Exchanges
I am happy to accept items in new, unwashed condition for return or exchange if you notify me and ship the item back within 7 days of receiving it.

Please be sure to contact me before returning any merchandise, so you can let me know if you want a refund or an exchange, and I can confirm I have your new size or style available.

Refunds and exchanges are issued once the original item(s) have been received and assessed for any wear or damage.

Items returned after the 7 days but not more than 2 months in new, unwashed condition can be returned for a gift card in the store.

Faulty items can also be returned within 7 days for a full refund.

Please be sure to follow the washing instructions carefully! Items cannot be returned due to incorrect care.

Please note that the buyer is responsible for shipping the item back for a refund or exchange, as well as for shipping the new item to them. I will do my absolute best to keep all of these shipping charges to a minimum and send it as cheaply as possible. I will also provide shipping estimates for these services before anything is sent out to you.