LesleysGirlsVintage

Elegant Vintage Fashion & Haberdashery

Colchester, United Kingdom

Announcement    Lesley's Girls stock elegant vintage fashion, lifestyle & haberdashery items, reviving nostalgia from an era where elegance was key. We specialise in fashion over 35 years old, with our true hearts being in the 1930s-1960s.

To get some exclusive discounts on all our stock follow us on Twitter, find us on Facebook and check our blog www.lesleysgirlsvintaget.com

FREE GIFTWRAP SERVICE- simply state in your order if the item is a gift and we will happily wrap for you.

All stock is handpicked by Lesley's Girls, who are two sister's on a mission to make do and mend with style by reviving vintage clothing, accessories and lifestyle products

Announcement

Lesley's Girls stock elegant vintage fashion, lifestyle & haberdashery items, reviving nostalgia from an era where elegance was key. We specialise in fashion over 35 years old, with our true hearts being in the 1930s-1960s.

To get some exclusive discounts on all our stock follow us on Twitter, find us on Facebook and check our blog www.lesleysgirlsvintaget.com

FREE GIFTWRAP SERVICE- simply state in your order if the item is a gift and we will happily wrap for you.

All stock is handpicked by Lesley's Girls, who are two sister's on a mission to make do and mend with style by reviving vintage clothing, accessories and lifestyle products

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Janine Tompkins

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About LesleysGirlsVintage

Sales 119
On Etsy since 2011

Lesley's Girls Vintage: Where history and fashion meet.

We are two sisters with a shared love of history, fashion and family. Running a vintage shop on Etsy allows us to indulge in the first two without neglecting the last.

Over twenty years ago our mother passed away when we were children; she was a great inspiration, a fabulous seamstress and a brilliant mother... and she had killer eyeliner flicks in her youth! Although there is no rhyme or reason for a family to lose their mother so early, it has led to us being closer and stronger as a family, and ultimately thanks to our close sisterly bond we decided to set this shop up together, and we named it in memory of our mother- Lesley.

We aim to make vintage wearable, usable, easy and affordable. We want you to love the romance and beauty of the pieces but want to use and wear them too.

Janine selects the majority of our stock; and all stock is hand picked as being a quality item, there are often things which get passed by because they don't meet our standards even if they fall into the vintage period specified by Etsy. After which garments are carefully laundered and pressed; any faults are noted and, if necessary, sympathetic repairs are made by Susannah. Any repairs are to put the garment back to the original state (and always noted in every case) not to alter the size or design of a garment.... any which are beyond repair are sent to the upcycling pile.

Researching, photographing and listing is a lengthy process involving Janine (as the most reluctant of models) and Simon as the keen photographer- the children often want in on the act too! For our research we have a huge pile of source books, use a range of reliable websites, as well as the support of Etsy teams, all combined with our own knowledge painstakingly acquired over time.

As Susannah is currently preparing for the arrival of her third child she is taking a back seat for the time being, although she is involved in every major decision of the shop. Her creative prowess will come into it's own soon, as we are in the process of launching our second shop with a range of upcycled and reproduction vintage products, so that any finds that are not usable or wearable in their current state get a new lease of life.

Shop members

  • Janine

    Owner, Curator, Shipping

    I am a full time mum of 2, vintage seller & blogger.I drink too much coffee and read- a lot.As a history graduate from Uni of London, I feel history and vintage go hand in hand.I am a great believer in following your taste not just the fashion.

  • Susannah

    Seamstress- Repairs, Brilliant Sister

    I am a full time mum of 3 and when I am not looking after my growing family I love to sew. I have been sewing since I was 8 years old, creating clothes for my dolls with scraps of fabric given to me my our mother, Lesley. I am the silent sister!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Lesley’s Girls are two sisters on a mission to revive timeless style by reviving and renovating original vintage fashion and lifestyle items. We also stock a range of gorgeous vintage haberdashery items including patterns, so if you like you can create that unique retro or vintage style piece yourself based on original elegant vintage designs.

We want to make vintage wearable, usable, easy and affordable. We want you to love the nostalgic romance and beauty of the pieces but want to use and wear them too.

Follow us on Twitter at Lesleys_Girls, like us on Facebook and check out our blog at http://www.lesleysgirls.blogspot.com

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

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Payment

Lesley's Girls wants your shopping experience to be easy and safe so we only accept payments via PayPal.

If you don't have a PayPal account, you can still use their website to pay online with a debit/credit card using a guest account.

Once you have added your piece to your shopping cart and checked out, please pay within 48 hours.

(Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred)

Shipping

Lesley's Girls will ship items within 72 hours of receiving an order (not including UK bank holidays), but will do our best to post as soon as we get an order.

Items are shipped from the UK and are sent recorded delivery. UK and EU deliveries should be with you within a week; anywhere else in the world allow 2-3 weeks.

Shipment fees are inclusive of both postage and packaging. All items are lovingly packaged by Lesley's Girls to ensure they are protected in transit, and we include care instructions for your special purchase- it is vintage so treat it with the love it deserves as it continues to stand the test of time.

Additional policies and FAQs

SIZE AND MEASUREMENTS: Please note that vintage clothes sizes are often very different from modern sizing, so read the measurements (all pieces are measured flat) and then measure yourself to check. It is the extra room which makes a garment wearable, so the measurement of the garment you are looking at should be slightly larger than your own.

Tip: Measuring something that fits you well and is a similar type of garment to the one you're buying is a good way of checking it will fit you well. If you need any additional measurements just ask.

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING: If there is something specific you are looking for let us know... we may be able to make you that unique scratch piece from vintage fabrics and patterns via the Etsy shop; or source that special vintage item for you.


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Thank you for looking and we hope you enjoy Lesley's Girls style!