Trantsylvania's Treasures

Fenton, Michigan

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Trase Passantino

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Trase Passantino


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About trantsylvania

Sales 31
On Etsy since 2008

I have had a love for all things vintage, retro, and kitsch my entire life, and starting in the late 90's, that translated to selling on ebay, and eventually, Etsy. I have sold sporadically here since around 2008, but I am now increasing my presence and plan to keep a well stocked vintage and retro shop.

What's with the name? Well, my name is Trase, I hold opinions, and I sometimes express those in a fervent manner. A few years ago, my partner arrived home from work, and I was visibly vexed. He leaned against the kitchen counter, grinned, and said, "I'm about to hear a Trant, aren't I?" A nice portmanteau to describe my apparently trademark rants. And while you probably wouldn't guess this from my current wardrobe (best described as "Technicolor Chaos"), I am, in fact, an elder goth who still enjoys spooky stuff. Hence, "Trantsylvania."

I hope that you find a treasure in my shop to call your very own and that it brings a dose of happy to you or the recipient. Thanks for reading about my shop!

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  • Trase Passantino


    I'm a Gen X'er whose love for vintage and kitsch started when I was a wee tot. Garage sales, thrift stores, and rummage sales give me life! I enjoy sharing some of the treasures I acquire; finding them new loving homes lets me keep hunting for more.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 23, 2018
Welcome to the treasure trove! I strive to provide the most thorough description possible on all of my items, but if you need clarification or have questions, please feel free to message me before you make your purchase.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa 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
I do my best to provide thorough photos and descriptions in an effort to avoid disappointment. If you are for any reason unhappy with your purchase, please contact me so that we can discuss a fair resolution of the matter. :)

I cannot accept returns due to:
- Changed minds
- Fit (please insure that you verify measurements against your own before ordering)
- Personal preferences
- Damage during shipping
- Damage caused by buyer or housemates

If under your particular circumstances, we agree upon a return, it is with these requirements to be understood:

- You must contact me within 48 hours of receipt of the item
- The item must be returned in the condition it was sent - no stains, smells, or damage
- You must send the item -at your cost- back to me within 3 days of agreement
- I must receive a tracking number for the item being returned
- Any refund will not include the original shipping cost; this is money that the shipping carrier received for delivering the item to you.
I use the Etsy Checkout system, through which you can pay using Major Credit Cards, PayPal, and both Apple and Android Pay systems.

I do not accept cash or checks.

One coupon code per order.
I ship via U.S. Postal Service, and my listings have a shipping calculator to determine the options and price to best get the item to you. I ship at least twice a week, and sometimes more frequently. I will provide tracking information to you at the time of shipping.

I carefully package all items, but I cannot be responsible for the handling of the packages once they are with the carrier. If you would like to add insurance to a package, please contact me prior to purchase, so that I may customize the listing for you.

I will do my best to accommodate any special shipping requests, but again, please contact me *prior* to purchase to determine if it will be possible. Any additional expense for these requests will be the buyer's responsibility.

Please insure that you are using the correct shipping address - I can't be responsible for incorrect addresses being provided to me. Any additional shipping to get it to the correct address is the buyer's responsibility.

Upon arrival, please take care in opening your package to avoid damage to the merchandise within. I cannot be responsible for any damage incurred by the buyer.
Additional policies and FAQs
Our home is smoke free, and all merchandise is stored and photographed in the pet-free area of our home. We do have a Boston Terrier and two cats, so there is a possibility of a stray hair here and there, although I do my best to prevent that.

The items I sell are vintage - meaning that they have, unless otherwise specified, been previously owned and worn. I do my best to provide thorough, accurate information about the condition of each piece, both in my descriptions and photographs.

In the majority of cases, I don't know the personal history of the particular garment or item, but I do my best to represent it as accurately as I know how. If appropriate, I do launder garments, or steam clean those if that seems the better option. Unless otherwise noted, the garment has been cleaned by either method here in my home. In the case of special or delicate fabrics, I will let the new owner make the decision on how to clean - perhaps at their local dry cleaner.

The measurements I post on clothing are of the garment itself - not the person who wants to wear it. This is especially important when dealing with vintage clothing that follows different sizing guidelines than modern wares. If your bust size is 34, you probably want at least a couple of inches of breathing room, so you'd want to look at a garment with a 36 or larger bust. There are many helpful guides on the web for taking your own measurements that you may wish to consult. You can purchase a measuring tape at any craft store, or even Wal-Mart. I have one that is a retractable style I found on Amazon, and I carry it in my purse to take quick measurements on the go. It's come in handy more than once!

Please do convo me if you have any questions or concerns. I'd love to chat with you!