sustainable handmade items & classic vintage

Chicago, Illinois
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Announcement    Timeless, inclusive vintage that you'll want to wear again and again.
Free domestic shipping on orders of $35+


Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

Timeless, inclusive vintage that you'll want to wear again and again.
Free domestic shipping on orders of $35+


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About KittenSurprise

Sales 3,012
On Etsy since 2007

rethinking the norm with vintage dresses and recycled textiles

Hello! Welcome to Kitten Surprise!
My name is Marjorie and I have been selling vintage for 15 years and have been sewing since I was a little kid.

I find joy in remaking secondhand garments through reconstruction, deconstruction and mending. I am always thinking of different ways to use up materials and strive to keep my carbon footprint low in the process. To learn more, find me on instagram at @k.s.vtg ! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Shop members

  • Marjorie

    Owner, Designer, Curator

    An environmentalist since birth, Marjorie is a sewist, cyclist and current environmental studies/geography/GIS student at NEIU.

  • Mack


    Quality control, sometimes. Mostly just laying around and looking cute.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept returns or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
We understand that shopping online can be a risk - especially with vintage! That being said, we do our very best to provide accurate measurements and sizing information. We recommend using these measurements instead of a tag size (like large or size 8) because tag sizes are not universal whereas measurements are.

We do not accept returns but you may send your item back for store credit. Just contact us within 24 hours of receiving your order!
We accept Direct Checkout via Etsy.
We ship 24-48 hours after your order is placed, excluding Sundays and Holidays. Rush shipping is available at checkout.
Additional policies and FAQs
Use this chart to compare sizes and measurements. When considering a garment, please take into account the material (denim, polyester, cotton) and how much stretch there will be. We will do our best to note the amount of elasticity in fabric. Please ask us any questions prior to buying.

Size 0
waist: 23"-25", hips: 33"-35"
Size 2
waist: 26", hips: 36"
Size 4
waist: 27", hips: 37"
Size 6
waist: 28", hips: 38"
Size 8
waist: 29", hips: 39"
Size 10
waist: 30". hips: 40"
Size 12
waist: 31.5"-34.5", hips: 41.5"-43.5"
Size 14
waist: 36". hips: 44.5"
Size 16
waist: 38". hips: 46.5"
Size 18
waist: 40". hips: 48.5"

waist: 24-25", hips: 34 - 35"
waist: 26-27", hips: 36-37"
waist: 28-29", hips: 38-39"
waist: 31.5-33", hips: 41.5-43"
waist: 34", hips: 44"

More information

Last updated on May 11, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

We do not offer gift wrapping, but we are more than happy to add in a note or a small card if the item is a gift. Just let us know upon checkout!

Care instructions

I hand wash and line/air dry all of my vintage items unless they require dry cleaning. I recommend doing the same or washing your items on a gentle cycle in cool water.

Do you combine shipping?

Yes! We will package your items together as effectively as possible and refund you any shipping overages. Feel free to contact us prior to buying your items for a shipping quote, too!