I'm BJ, your host, and I will be bringing you some of the most interesting old and sweet stuff you'll see anywhere. I've been dealing in antiques and vintage forever, and I've got places to find stuff and people who keep me supplied that others don't know exist. I promise you you'll see things in my shop you'll see nowhere else.
Now, about vintage and antiques and basic store policy . . .
Returns are for store credit only, subject to conditions. Sorry, no exceptions. I will only place a hold on an item with receipt of a minimum 20% deposit. I will happily set up a payment plan for you if you wish to layaway an item. There is a small extra fee for doing this, since I incur some extra fees, but may allow you to purchase a more expensive item in a more comfortable way. Convo me if you want details on a specific item. Oh, and the "other" payment option is ONLY FOR LAYAWAYS that have been pre-arranged by convo. Any other transaction that uses that payment option will be cancelled.
Antiques and vintage are rare and sometimes unique. I can't pick up the phone and order another one from a distributor. Finding this great old stuff and spiffing it up so that it's worthy of being posted for your consideration takes a lot of time, a lot of shoe leather and a lot of gas and wear and tear on my vehicle. Identifying and pricing takes more time in research. I ensure that the prices are fair-- high wholesale to low retail range. So please don't offer me less than I'm asking. It shows a lack of respect for my time and hard work.
All of the stuff I sell has been owned by at least one other person before me. Oftentimes more. I'd love to guarantee that these vintage items all come out of a smoke free and pet free home, but the reality is that I don't know. I don't smoke. My cats aren't allowed in the vast cave known as the Imelda Marcos Closet Of Vintage. But where things have been before they were here? No guarantees. I do my best to ensure you're receiving your goods in fine condition, but cannot guarantee that they have always been in a pet free and smoke free environment.
Vintage is, by nature, OLD. No matter how carefully kept, vintage and antique items usually have some signs that they've been around the block. I do my best to describe any item's condition, and take photos of anything I believe to be pertinent. If you want things that are in NEW condition, this may not be the best place for you to shop, though I do have some old new stock in my shop.
On vintage clothing I post measurements and describe how I got those measurements. PLEASE check these against an item you already own that fits you well! Sizes on clothing have changed greatly over the years. A Medium now is bigger than a 1980s Medium, and a size 8 now is vastly different than a 1960s size 8. People are bigger than they were 20 or 30 or 40 years ago. And, unfortunately, not everyone can wear vintage. Check the measurements so neither of us is unhappy, k?
Except for the wrapping around the item itself, which is usually new tissue paper, a new plastic bag, or new bubble wrap or padded wrap, almost all my packaging material is recycled, which is better for the environment. If you wish your purchase packaged in all new packaging material there will be an additional fee of $3.00 per order. Please let me know in the note to seller section so I can invoice this for you separately.
If you are one of the rare people who is purchasing for shipment out of the US please be advised that you are responsible for any and all duty fees. If you decide not to pay them and the merchandise is then returned to me, I will not refund your purchase price.
The last thing-- in my hands an iron is a lethal weapon. More vintage has gone to the great vintage closet in the sky simply because I tried to iron it than I care to tell you about. What does this mean? This means that if the wrinkle doesn't steam out with my hand held steamer, the item gets photographed with the wrinkle still there.
If you can overlook a tiny flaw or two, and a few wrinkles, I guarantee you'll find great vintage here!
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
I no longer accept money orders or personal checks as payment because of a few folks who acted in bad faith. A shame, but such is life. Do not use the "other" payment option. It's only for layaways that have been pre-arranged by convo. Transactions with "other" as the payment option that are not prearranged layaways will be cancelled.
If you don't see a SHIPPING COST, that doesn't mean there isn't one. Please yell at ETSY for this, since it means they're experimenting again, and not everyone is seeing the shipping cost on this page. And please don't blame me! I have nothing to do with this idiocy. To see the shipping cost you have to buy the item and then you'll see it in your shopping cart. You always have the option of abandoning the shopping cart if the total is too high for your budget, and you'll screw up the etsy stats, which they greatly deserve for this boneheaded idea.
Local pickup is possible. Convo me before purchase and we'll work it out.