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La Belle Vintage - where vintage is always in style! ®

New York, United States · 965 Sales

labellevintage

La Belle Vintage - where vintage is always in style! ®

New York, United States 965 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(443)
Shop owner

Sascha

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Announcement   ✂ Vintage dresses can be found at: www.labellevintage.net
Add us on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter for updates & coupons

✂ Lingerie and boudoir items can be found at https://www.etsy.com/shop/labelleboudoir

✂ We will combine shipping costs on any items bought within the same week at any of our stores. Just let us know before purchasing so that we can give you a combined shipping quote.

✂ We sell "actual" antique and vintage items which are at least 30 years old. Nothing in our store is contemporary, a reproduction or "vintage styled".
We do not make the items in our store so, we cannot make any dress/skirt/shoes etc for you in a bigger/smaller size.

✂ We want you to be happy with your purchase so please help us to ensure this by reading all of our policies and contacting us with any questions.
We speak English, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and German. So, contact us :)

✂ Our items are always professionally cleaned and restored. Condition and wear-ability is very important and we go to extreme lengths to ensure that your item could be worn right out of the box.

✂ Items are shipped within 72 hours of payment and will be wrapped in acid free tissue paper and packaged with the utmost care.

✂ Please read our policy section on terms of lay-away, balance parcel or reserving items.

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 20, 2016

✂ Vintage dresses can be found at: www.labellevintage.net
Add us on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter for updates & coupons

✂ Lingerie and boudoir items can be found at https://www.etsy.com/shop/labelleboudoir

✂ We will combine shipping costs on any items bought within the same week at any of our stores. Just let us know before purchasing so that we can give you a combined shipping quote.

✂ We sell "actual" antique and vintage items which are at least 30 years old. Nothing in our store is contemporary, a reproduction or "vintage styled".
We do not make the items in our store so, we cannot make any dress/skirt/shoes etc for you in a bigger/smaller size.

✂ We want you to be happy with your purchase so please help us to ensure this by reading all of our policies and contacting us with any questions.
We speak English, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and German. So, contact us :)

✂ Our items are always professionally cleaned and restored. Condition and wear-ability is very important and we go to extreme lengths to ensure that your item could be worn right out of the box.

✂ Items are shipped within 72 hours of payment and will be wrapped in acid free tissue paper and packaged with the utmost care.

✂ Please read our policy section on terms of lay-away, balance parcel or reserving items.

Sascha

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Sascha

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(443)
katie bunny

katie bunny on Sep 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Sweet blouse and lovely vintage quality! Sascha was very helpful and also shipped quickly! Blouse was beautifully wrapped and shipped with care. Perfect purchase! Perfect transaction! A "must shop" for your vintage treasures!

nancylocket

nancylocket on Sep 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful Art Deco shell cameo pendant with an unusual sterling silver mounting. Shipping was timely, and the pendant was safely and beautifully packed in a wrapped box. Very pleased!

Leanne Dooley

Leanne Dooley on Jun 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Bag was exactly as I pictured it to be. Beautiful bag and excellent customer service. I was worried it would not arrive before I moved apartments but it arrived moving day. Very good communication from the seller. Highly recommend.

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Yellow, yellow...you've kissed a fellow :)
Spring colored ensembles and matching accessories new in the shop!

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~Fun in the Forties
Find this fun 1940's play suit by designer Louella Ballerino.
Ballerino's interest in casual, fun clothing led her to design a variety of garments, all suitable for the "patio lifestyle".
Find adorably flirtatious handbags to match.
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About

La Belle Vintage - Where vintage is always in style!

✂ Who is La Belle Vintage?

LA BELLE VINTAGE is a family owned establishment. We come from a long line of haberdashers and dressmakers since the early 1900's. Fashion, design and shop-keeping runs through our veins. We believe that wearing vintage is a fashion statement and it will always be in style.

We sell vintage and are also costume designers. Our company has been privileged to design for plays on and off Broadway, theater production, box office hits and television.

✂ Who is Sascha?

Sascha is the owner of this fabulous boutique. She holds a Bachelor's degree in International Relations and Business Administration. She also holds a Master's degree in Fashion and Textile Studies which includes History, Theory and Museum Practice where she excelled at the top of her class at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC.

This course of study combines the rigorous study of fashion and textile history with hands-on training in the analysis, conservation, storage, and exhibition of textile and costume materials.
She knows the historical and cultural significance of fashion, and was trained to approach costume and textile history from various traditional and innovative perspectives.

Along with her inherited training in dressmaking and shopkeeping, she has practical skills, like how to dress a mannequin, how to properly measure clothing, how to identify fibers, the proper way to roll/package a textile, and how to clean textiles.

In addition to this, she has over 20 years experience in the customer service/sales industry with a focus on advertising and customer relations. She has been selling online since 1999 when La Belle Vintage launched it's website. She has sold on several different venues including Ebay so she knows her stuff :)

Rest assured, you are in good hands when shopping with us as you will experience a touch of old fashioned personal shopkeeper attention in addition to receiving beautiful and wearable vintage clothing :)

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  • Sascha

    Owner, Curator, That's Me...former Beauty Queen :) - Purveyor Of Amazing Vintage Clothing - History Buff - Carnival Enthusiast - Art Deco Fanatic.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 12, 2016
***OK, this is going to be really long, so, grab a cuppa and have a seat. This stuff is really important to know if you want to shop with us. And, by the way, thank you for visiting us...we are pleased to have you join us! ***

✂ VINTAGE ITEMS = OLD ITEMS
Please take this into consideration when purchasing from us. Vintage does not mean "vintage styled". Our inventory consists of items more than 30 years old. More than likely, the item you buy from us may have been worn...maybe worn a few times. We do have occasional MINT/UNWORN items (which you should clean before wearing), but for the most part, our items have been previously loved and used. Items sent will be very wearable by our standards before being sent out.

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
  • Money Order
Payment
✂ PAYMENT:
US CUSTOMERS: We will accept payments through Etsy's Direct Checkout, Point of Sale credit/debit cards, Paypal or USPS money orders.
Please contact me for prior approval if paying by money order. Money orders must be received within 5 days of purchase date.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: Payment is via Paypal or credit card only. We do not accept wire transfers, Western Union or international money orders. Also, we are not responsible for any customs fees & duties that your government may impose. Please note this before purchasing.

✂ RESERVES:
We love to accommodate our customers so just drop us a line if you need us to hold an item for you. Items are reserved for a maximum of 48 hours.
*Please note that an item can only be reserved if a deposit has been made. Also note that your item must be bought or paid off by the agreed due date. In the event of a cancellation or the item is not paid off by the due date, the deposit is non-refundable or transferable.

✂ LAYAWAY:
We accept layaway/payment plans/balance parcel for items over $100. 1/3 of the total price (including shipping) is needed in order to place an item on layaway.

* Individual items between $100-$200 are eligible for our 2 week layaway plan.
* Individual Items valued at $200 or more are eligible for our 4 week layaway plan with equal payments made weekly.
* Individual items valued at $500 or more are eligible for our 6 week layaway plan with equal payments made weekly.

Sorry, we will no longer reserve items for lengthier periods of time and will not provide layaway for items under $100. Layaway is not offered on discounted or sale items.
Shipping
✂ SHIPPING:
International bidders are always welcome here and items are sent via USPS First Class Mail International for items under 4lbs (with size limitations) or USPS Priority Mail International.

Domestic shipping is via Priority mail unless noted otherwise. Items are shipped within 72 hours of payment and are sent with delivery confirmation. A tracking number will be sent to you once item has been shipped.
Express mail ships within 24 hours. We love to combine shipping!

✂ We will combine shipping costs on any items bought within the same week at any of our stores. Just let us know before purchasing so that we can give you a combined shipping quote.
Refunds and Exchanges
✂ REFUNDS:
All Sales are FINAL. We do not accept returns or offer refunds of any kind. Please note this before buying.
Although we write thorough (and sometimes long) descriptions, questions regarding color, size, measurements, shipping, fabric etc are recommended and welcomed.
Our garments are vintage which means that they are at least 30 years old and have been previously worn unless New Old Stock. If there are flaws, they will be noted.

All items are accurately described and measured. Please consider any item purchased from us as yours once this item has been shipped to you. If you have worn this item, damaged it while trying on or changed your mind after purchasing, it is still yours.
Do note that vintage sizes do not correspond with today's sizes. Please go with the measurements listed, and not the size on the clothing tag.
Also, do note that custom made vintage clothing, especially home-made dresses were made to fit a particular body shape so alterations would be expected.

We do not accept returns because an item does not fit. We are 4th generation seamstresses, therefore we give the most accurate measurements for each garment.
It is up to you, as the buyer to know your measurements. Your items should have at least 1" of "wiggle" room. This ensures that you can breathe while wearing the clothes :o)

If you do not have a measuring tape, please contact us for a printable measuring tape. If you need help in measuring yourself or one of your garments for comparison, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Additional policies and FAQs
✂ VINTAGE CLOTHING CONDITION

Vintage clothing is not new so it’s important that you understand the condition of a garment. On some occasions, you will find items that have not been worn which are deadstock or new old stock (NOS). But, for the most part, vintage has been previously worn.

MINT: An item is as perfect and pristine as when it was originally made and shows no sign of wear (mint condition is rare for vintage clothing).
**Please note that Mint Unworn/Deadstock/New Old Stock items may sometimes have storage marks (due to age/elements) on the fabric. This does not constitute as "wear" as the item was never worn.

NEAR MINT: An item shows only the slightest signs of wear.

EXCELLENT: An item shows typical signs of wear due to occasional use.

VERY GOOD: An item is considered wearable but has some surface flaws (staining or soiling, for example).

GOOD: An item is wearable but cannot be returned to excellent condition even if repairs are made.

Of course, the older a piece of clothing is, the more likely it will display indications of its age. Signs of wear should be expected. Although condition ranks as a main buying consideration for vintage clothing, it’s not as crucial for older items.

✂ IS MY DRESS CLEAN?

Items are always sent to you in a ready to wear condition. We either carefully launder and iron our items, steam, press or have them dry cleaned before sending. We NEVER use items such as Febreeze or Dryel as those are not cleaning agents. They are only used to mask odors and will leave dirt and residue in your vintage garment...so trust us, we know our stuff :o)
*NOTE*
Items are stored with cedar and lavender sachets to keep away moths etc. Please do not purchase if you are allergic to any of those.
If you are also allergic to moth ball odor, "old clothing smell" or "old lady smell", you should not be purchasing vintage...period
Although we clean every single item before listing, vintage clothing has had a life before reaching to us and we cannot be held responsible for your allergic reactions.

✂ COSTUME DESIGNING/PHOTOGRAPHY

Doing a vintage film, play, photo shoot or ad? We may have just what you need. We have special discounts for large orders or on set credits. No rentals though!

✂ COPYRIGHT INFORMATION

All materials which contain "labellevintage" and its subsidiary sites are protected by United States and United Kingdom copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published, or broadcasted. No company or individual has any authorization to use our brand name, photos or logo "labellevintage"

"labellevintage" is a registered trademark of the La Belle Vintage Inc of the United States and may not be reproduced in any form or fashion.

Parties that use our logo, photos etc without written consent will be subpoenaed to appear in court for copyright infringement and can be charged or fined for internet fraud.

*** So, you've reached the end...YAY! Thanks for reading. We're glad that you took the time. We know it was lengthy..but at least you know what we're about.
Thanks again for visiting...we hope that you find something that you just can't live without in our store. Rest assured, you are in good hands when shopping with us as you will experience a touch of old fashioned personal shopkeeper attention in addition to receiving beautiful and wearable vintage clothing :) ***

More information

Last updated on Aug 26, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Sizing details

All items are accurately described and measured. Items are measured flat, then doubled.
If you want to know if something will fit you, please compare measurements given with a similar item you own for comparison...this works best :)
Also, do note that custom made vintage clothing, especially home-made dresses were made to fit a particular body shape so alterations would be expected.

Care instructions

Items are always sent to you in a ready to wear condition, unless they are deadstock/ new old stock. Cleaning deadstock items items decreases its value therefore we leave it up to the buyer to do this. Instructions for cleaning are included when requested.

We either carefully launder and iron our items, steam, press, professionally clean or have items dry cleaned before sending.
We are happy to include care instructions upon request.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All clothing items sold in our shops are wrapped in acid free tissue paper and then further gift wrapped for presentation.
Fragile items are wrapped in tissue paper, then further wrapped in bubble wrap. We use packing peanuts and air pillows as fillers/padding.
If you would prefer Eco-friendly packing, please request before making a purchase.

May I Reserve an item?

We love to accommodate our customers so just drop us a line if you need us to hold/reserve an item for you. Items are reserved for a maximum of 48 hours.
Please note that an item can only be reserved if a deposit has been made. Also note that your item must be bought or paid off by the agreed due date. In the event of a cancellation or the item is not paid off by the due date, the deposit is non-refundable or transferable.

How about Layaway/Layby?

We accept layaway/payment plans/balance parcel for items over $100. 1/3 of the total price (including shipping) is needed in order to place an item on layaway.

* Individual items between $100-$200 are eligible for our 2 week layaway plan.
* Individual Items valued at $200 or more are eligible for our 4 week layaway plan with equal payments made weekly.
* Individual items valued at $500 or more are eligible for our 6 week layaway plan with equal payments made weekly.

Sorry, we will no longer reserve items for lengthier periods of time and will not provide layaway for items under $100. Layaway is not offered on discounted or sale items.

Vintage Clothing Condition

Vintage clothing is not new so it’s important that you understand the condition.

MINT: An item is as perfect and pristine as when it was originally made and shows no sign of wear (mint condition is rare for vintage clothing).
**Please note that Mint Unworn/Deadstock/New Old Stock items may sometimes have storage marks (due to age) on the fabric. This does not constitute as "wear" as the item was never worn.

NEAR MINT: An item shows only the slightest signs of wear.

EXCELLENT: An item shows typical signs of wear due to occasional use.

VERY GOOD: An item is considered wearable but has some surface flaws (staining or soiling, for example).

GOOD: An item is wearable