How did it start?
Minor Thread was created in 2003, in Oakland, California. Born from a desire to make something with the abundance of great vintage fabrics that were then readily available at thrift stores, Charlie started to craft cute, whimsical tote bags. The brand has grown from there.
The Minor Thread name is a registered trademark, and may not be used without permission by any entity.
In addition to being an avid collector (and seller!) of vintage and retro goods for the home, I make and create with recycled, upcycled and vintage materials whenever I can. Born and raised in the Bay Area, I've lived in Los Angeles since 2009.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Orders will be shipped from Los Angeles via USPS First Class or Priority Mail, depending on the item's weight and value. All of our packages are shipped with USPS tracking service. We insure all packages.
For First Class shipments, please allow between 5-14 business days for your package to arrive after it has been shipped.
For Priority Mail shipping, please allow 2-5 business days for your package to arrive after it has been shipped.
PLEASE NOTE: The USPS does not offer guaranteed delivery dates for First Class or Priority Mail service. If you need your order by a certain date, please communicate that before placing your order, so that we can give you a quote for an expedited service.
Orders will be shipped from Los Angeles via USPS First Class or Priority Mail, depending on the item's weight and value. We insure all packages.
For First Class shipments, please allow between 1-4 weeks or more for your package to arrive after it has been shipped. Tracking is available to some countries, with USPS First Class shipping. Tracking of packages is not guaranteed with USPS First Class Mail service. Please be aware that international shipments are subject to additional delays by your country's customs clearance process.
For Priority Mail shipping, please allow 7-10 business days for your package to arrive in your country after it has been shipped. Tracking and insurance is included on all Priority Mail shipments. Please be aware that international shipments are subject to additional delays by your country's customs clearance process.
PLEASE NOTE: Buyers are responsible for any and all customs/duty fees, VAT or associated charges. Minor Thread does not collect these fees from buyers, and cannot pay these fees on the buyer's behalf. All shipments will be marked as "merchandise" and an invoice will be included. The buyer is responsible for for paying these fees and collecting their packages from their post office/customs office, where applicable. Shipping fees for returned international packages cannot be refunded.
For all orders (domestic and international) please refer to the scheduled ship date on your order confirmation, as all of our items have different lead times.
Refunds and Exchanges
I'm happy to answer any questions you might have, prior to making your purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders
I am not currently accepting custom orders.
Please refer to individual product listings for information on product size.
Please see our linesheet in Etsy Wholesale or contact me for wholesale purchasing information.