vintage fashion for the arts

Portland, Maine

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Last updated on October 24, 2011
Welcome to Modern Mode: Vintage fashion for the arts. 2% of all proceeds are donated to organizations supporting music and arts education.

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
These are vintage and often previously worn items. There may be some imperfections, of which I will do my best to note, but many imperfections are normal due to age and wear. Thus, I do not accept exchanges or refunds based on the item's condition.

Items cannot be returned because they do not fit. Please be sure to double check measurements before purchasing or contact me prior to purchase for additional measurment details.

If an item arrives and you feel it was grossly misrepresented in the listing or was damaged in shipping, I am willing to refund your money or make an exchange once I have received the returned item. The buyer is responsible for the cost of return shipping. A significant discrepancy between the listing and the actual item is the ONLY way to receive a full refund or exchange.

If for some other reason you are dissatisfied with your purchase, please contact me as soon as possible so that I may address the specific issue and resolve it fairly and quickly.
Pay Pal is the only payment method currently accepted.

If for some reason you are unable to pay within 24 hours, please contact me at the time of purchase and I will try to accomodate your situation. I understand these pieces are one-of-a-kind and that the timing is not always right, so I will do my best to work with you.

I am also happy to reserve an item until you are ready to pay. Just send me a message letting me know which item and your estimated date of purchase.
All items will be shipped within 24 hours of receiving payment. Should there be any delay due to severe weather or other circumstances, you will be notified immediately with an expected day and time that your item will ship.

All items shipped within the U.S. are sent through the USPS for a flat rate (2-5 days for delivery). A tracking number will be provided at no additional cost either directly from me or through an automated e-mail from PayPal.

There is also flat rate shipping to Canada and other international destinations (with an estimated delivery of 7-15 days). If you require tracking information for an international delivery, please request it at the time of purchase.

Multiple items will be shipped together, with no additional shipping cost.

Items will be shipped to the address provided by ETSY if it is different from the address provided by PayPal. I am not liable for items shipped to the wrong address, so please make sure your address with ETSY is accurate and up-to-date.

If you have additional shipping needs, such as insurance, please request them at the time of purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
All measurements are taken across the garment while laid out on a flat surface. Bust, waist, and hip measurements are doubled to provide the circumference around the body. Shoulder to hem and shoulder to shoulder lengths are not doubled as they do not fit around the body. Sleeve lengths are taken from the shoulder seam to the wrist along the outer edge of the sleeve. Irregularities in measurements (if any) will be noted specifically in parentheses next to the measurements listed above.

Unless otherwise noted, belts in photos are not included.

If a size is provided by a label or tag, this will be noted in the measurements. Often, the tag is gone so I try to provide as many relevant measurements as possible. Sometimes, the vintage sizes listed on tags are not the same as current sizes. Such cases will be noted with an approximation of the modern size listed in addition to the vintage labeled size.

I strive to make sure you are completely satisfied with your purchase throughout the process. Please contact me whenever you have a concern, question, or comment, and I will do my best to respond within 6 hours. Thanks for visiting Modern Mode!