Reconstructed Band & Horror shirts Alternative Clothing

Recklinghausen, Germany | 1805 Sales


Reconstructed Band & Horror shirts Alternative Clothing

Recklinghausen, Germany 1805 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Jeannet Mendez

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Jeannet Mendez


KittyVamp Designs ~ Be the Exception to the Norm

Greetings! My name is Jeannet Mendez and I am the Owner and Designer of KittyVamp Designs. I would like to invite you to discover the woman behind the company and my production process.

Since childhood, I was always surrounded by sewing machines and gorgeous fabrics as I come from a family which specializes in Upholstery and Furniture Design. From here I first learned to sew both by hand and with sewing machines. Growing up in this environment inspired my creativity and commenced my quest to create things which are original and unique for myself. Through the years I taught myself Fashion Design through hard work, dedication and literally blood, sweat and tears. Now that you have a taste of my background, let's move on to how KittyVamp Designs came about!
Like many people who start a hand made business, the original idea sprouted from my own personal love to make unique clothing for myself which expresses my taste and personality. I have an immense passion for Metal music, Horror Films and love to represent the bands and films which inspire me. Wearing Band shirts is a large part of my style, but unfortunately, the big, boxy band shirt is not the most flattering on myself. I started cutting and sewing my shirts to fit my body and giving them a feminine silhouette. Every time I would go out to a Metal show, I would receive so many compliments from women who were dying to know where I bought my clothes.

From there the light bulb lit and I decided in 2007 to start my business and offer my creations to the public. I first started selling on Ebay and developed success with a following of customers and excellent reviews. A year later, I discovered Etsy and decided to open my shop in a Marketplace which specially caters to Hand Made sellers. In 2013 I took the step to relocate from Miami, FL in the United States to the charming city of Recklinghausen, Germany for both personal reasons and because I saw the opportunity to build my business in Germany. Having a new location and so many new experiences in my life has greatly influenced my creativity and designs for the better.

For my reconstructed apparel it all starts with a Mens Licensed T-shirt. I hand cut each shirt and any additional fabrics with my own hand crafted patterns. All seams are serged and top stitched for a quality garment which is built to last. I want you to enjoy wearing your purchases for years to come! When you purchase a piece from my shop, you are receiving an item which embodies my passion and personality.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. I am always at your service!
Thank you very much!

Warmest Wishes,
Jeannet Mendez

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    Creating quality hand made reconstructed apparel and alternative clothing especially for you!

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Last updated on February 4, 2017
Welcome to KittyVamp Designs! My name is Jeannet and I am the owner, designer and everything else in between for my shop. KV Designs was established in 2007 in the USA and I am now operating from Germany. Here is some more information on what KittyVamp Designs is all about.

KittyVamp Designs offers original licensed apparel for the exception to the norm. All designs are one of a kind as they are crafted from original patterns and are each handmade. Each garment is professionally serged and top stitched to ensure a piece that is built to last. All band and horror apparel are reconstructed using licensed Men's t-shirts which I purchase direct from the merchandisers or authorized re-sellers. I do not do printing of the images on the shirts.

Each design incorporates both elegance and femininity with a dash of edge. I am constantly working to bring you something you have not seen before and will give you a sense of individuality whether it is wearing something to represent your favorite band, movie or one of my alternative apparel creations.

To reiterate, KittyVamp Designs is for the exception to the norm. You already have the personality, all you need is the exterior to compliment it and that is what I try offer with my designs. If it were not for all the wonderful people who browse, purchase and give such exceptional compliments and suggestions, KV Designs would not exist and for that I thank you all!

Please feel free to ask any questions or suggestions anytime. I am at your service!

Jeannet Mendez

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Returns and exchanges
My goal is to provide you a seamless, satisfying transaction , but if for any reason you are not satisfied with your order , feel free to contact me. You can return an item that was ready made for an exchange or refund within 14 days of receiving your order. Any item that was Custom Made or Made To Order in your size is NOT eligible for a refund or exchange. All listings include the measurements for each item. Please ensure you compare your own measurements to the ones provided. Majority of the time I will not have an alternate size available as many are one of a kind or made to order. This is stated in each listing if an item is being made to order or ready made so please consider this when purchasing.
Ready Made Clothing is eligible for exchange or refund and must be in unworn, undamaged condition. You will need to pay your own shipping costs to return to me and back.
Payment is due upon ordering. Currently I accept Paypal and Credit Cards via Paypal.
Shipping is via DHL / Deutsche Post. All orders within Germany will be shipped via Deutsche Post/DHL with tracking information. All international orders will be shipped as Registered Mail with Tracking included. Some countries Postal Services do not further offer tracking services once the package has entered. This may result in a tracking that shows only when the package has left Germany.

Delivery times vary due to customs, but average shipping times are as follows:
Germany: 1-2 business days
Europe: 2-5 business days
United States: 7- 14 business days

Express Shipping is available via DHL within the EU. If you need Express Service, contact me for rates

Please make sure your Etsy Address is correct. All orders will be shipped to the address shown on your Etsy Account.