LittleVintageStories

Colorful Vintage Apparel/Gifts+ from So. California

Encinitas, California · 2055 Sales

LittleVintageStories

Colorful Vintage Apparel/Gifts+ from So. California

Encinitas, California 2055 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Mary

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Announcement   * Read our FAQ's for instant (after cleared payment) 10% off anything over 10!
* Repeat buyers save incrementally
* Items purchased by 1:30 pm ship same day whenever possible
* Shipping included for many items w/in the U.S.; reduced outside the U.S.
* Items reserved with modest holding fee
* Shipping combined w/ items from Minty's Mercantile (vintage children's items, supplies, household): https://www.etsy.com/shop/MintysMercantile + the teeny tiny Minty's Vintage: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MintysVintage
* Song of the Day: I'll Be Back by the Beatles

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 12, 2017

* Read our FAQ's for instant (after cleared payment) 10% off anything over 10!
* Repeat buyers save incrementally
* Items purchased by 1:30 pm ship same day whenever possible
* Shipping included for many items w/in the U.S.; reduced outside the U.S.
* Items reserved with modest holding fee
* Shipping combined w/ items from Minty's Mercantile (vintage children's items, supplies, household): https://www.etsy.com/shop/MintysMercantile + the teeny tiny Minty's Vintage: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MintysVintage
* Song of the Day: I'll Be Back by the Beatles

Mary

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About

Vintage Stories' Story (see more on our blog: http://truevintagestories.blogspot.com/ )

Vintage Stories is about quality clothes, gifts, accessories, media & more. Specialties include vintage scouting/uniforms, gift-worthy accessories, costume/upcycle pieces & rare/collectible media. We're obsessed with color & texture! Peruse categories from our home page, or have a leisurely browse... you may uncover something surprising (items from our other pursuits - producing a seminal alt music 'zine; writing & publishing poetry; music programming)...

FAQ/HOW WE ROLL

* Our Shipping - aims to rival or top 'big box store' delivery times (items ordered by 1:30 pm often shipped same day; everything else (other than large/heavy items, which may take a day longer) ships next day
* Recycling - We use clean secondhand materials for shipping
* Packaging/presentation - Hand-cut 'vintage story' notes with some sort of vintage and/or gift paper - to be sure of it, choose 'Expedited/Priority' shipping & include a note on the Checkout pg - thanks!
* Returns - If due to our significant (not a wee thing) error or postal misshap, returns are accepted (photos requested for postal issues). Exchanges/store credit available for most other items. Talk to us/share a joke/carry on/make it work :)
* Things We Love - Tim Gunn, trees, wildlife, happy children, kittens, miracles, dark chocolate, fresh basil, fresh mint, herb gardens, hippie co-ops, midcentury apparel, '40s house dresses, George Harrison doing little dances in the middle of early Beatles performances, hip hop (shout-out to the Bossman/B'more), Divine, black cherries, surprising art such as the amazing Russian girl duo that showed up for Season 14 of SYTYCD... are you still there? Then say 'I'm still here' on the checkout page & get 10% off anything over 10.00, as refund after cleared payment - right now!

Blessings & black cherries,

Mary (aka Marie Provost)

{All LittleVintageStories/Vintage Stories text in this shop copyrighted; 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017}

Shop members

  • Mary

    Owner, Curator

    I'm a poet, singer, & vintage obsessive. My love of uniforms may come partially from my one year in Catholic school (pic above). Then there's being in a Navy family, & the Girl Scouts...

  • Little Dear

    Assistant

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Jul 7, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

We have fun presenting your order whenever possible but you can make sure of a gift note/wrapping by sending an Etsy msg./'convo' so we can add 4.50 to your order before checkout - thanks! (Gift wrapping not available for large/unwieldy items - otherwise, we're all about 'Can do!') We check msgs. often!

Care instructions

More info on Returns: Most items are not returnable unless we've made an error in the listing or damage has occurred in transit. Photos may be requested. Exchanges are possible if you change your mind/no longer need (with a shout-out to us within five business days; buyer pays return shipping). We love happy resolutions & aim to give you a good buying experience at Vintage Stories!

Also, our shipping time is consistent (not as variable as it sounds above) - your item(s) will be out in the mail within one business day in most cases (heavier/larger items may take a day or two longer).