realswanky

top-notch subversive embroidery to help horrify your guests. handcrafted with love in winnipeg, manitoba.

Winnipeg, Canada | 771 Sales

realswanky

top-notch subversive embroidery to help horrify your guests. handcrafted with love in winnipeg, manitoba.

Winnipeg, Canada 771 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   please don't do coke in the bathroom, mean embroidery, funny embroidery, home is where them fuckers aint, embroidery, subversive embroidery, home decor, rap lyric embroidery, wu tang embroidery, upcycled vintage fabric, bless this hizzy, bless this hizzle.

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Last updated on Jan 12, 2018

please don't do coke in the bathroom, mean embroidery, funny embroidery, home is where them fuckers aint, embroidery, subversive embroidery, home decor, rap lyric embroidery, wu tang embroidery, upcycled vintage fabric, bless this hizzy, bless this hizzle.

Caitlin S

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Caitlin S

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Whether you're from my neck'a the woods or a whole ocean away - always look forward to a rad little somethin in every order! Vintage Winnipeg postcards are that extra special touch + will be heading to Jolly Ole first thing tomorrow morning!
Prim & proper before getting stitched up - All fabric is hand washed first and foremost, of course!
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About

everybody deserves something real swanky, see.

I began sewing and upcycling at a very young age. Money doesn't grow on trees, so why pay an arm & a leg for rad things, hmm? I don't over overcharge for my items, as overpaying is a total bummer.

Salty embroidery, incorporating vintage, upcycled fabrics + thrifted one-of-a-kind textiles that have seen better days. Subversive, choice words + some traditional flash style design always ready to ship to your door. That'll do.

"Real Swanky" is a term my elderly relatives used that has stuck with me over the years. A quick go at attempted compliments when quirky art, ideas or concepts were presented on the fly. Mama tried. (Not really.)

Quality work, entirely vegan/cruelty-free + darling packaging from Winnipeg, Canada, with love.

Wholesale pricing is a swift option for small shoppes anywhere in the world. Custom orders available upon request, and welcomed!... you deserve somethin' real swanky, yeah?

Follow my blog at http://www.realswanky.ca || I'm on Facebook! : http://www.facebook.com/realswanky || I like Instagram, too : @realswanky + @ohhhcaitlin

Shop members

  • Caitlin S.

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Some kinda 28 year old, tea-sippin' dame, forever thrifting. Coupon queen, lovingly helicopter parenting two strange bunnies in a wee bungalow. Milking almonds since the 90's.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 30, 2018
Each and every item listed here is lovingly made by hand in my wee home.

With retro-inspired looks and quality sewing technique, breathe easy knowing you've purchased rad quality work for a rad price.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
All items are a final sale. In the terribly unlikely event that you receive a piece that arrives damaged*, a replacement piece will be shipped out. Custom orders are an absolute final sale. It is Real Swanky's priority to keep folks happy with their items -- any questions, issues or concerns upon receiving your item? please contact me through etsy ONLY so that I may help aid the situation, as opposed to leaving negative or neutral feedback, that would be a real bummer!

*damaged items only. This does not include "wear and tear". buyer must send photographic evidence of damage.

Please understand I reply ONLY through Etsy conversations for consistency and fairness.

EU Buyers: know your rights! Your items are custom made and may not be eligible for refund as a result. I am unable to determine customs / import fees, and this is up to you to pay for. Each item is made by hand just for you, they are not ready to ship. Legally, I absolutely MUST accurate present what your parcel contains, and it’s monetary value for declaration. This is the law in Canada, Europe, and a ton of other places! Should you have questions or concerns, please read the Etsy Terms of Service or contact me directly.
Payment
Real Swanky gladly accepts PayPal & Direct Checkout (major credit cards only). Etsy gift cards are much loved, too!

Picking up your item within the city? Please let me know before payment I can adjust Shipping fees to $0/local pick up - item will be marked as "Shipped" once transaction is complete.

Custom orders are to be paid in full before creation.

If payment has not been received within the 48 hours with no contact from purchaser, Real Swanky reserves the right to cancel the transaction, and provide a full refund to the Buyer..so please, quick as a bunny.
Shipping
** Tracking does not come with parcels automatically — to the USA, it is an additional $16USD, please choose this option at check out or message me within 24 hours so I may invoice you for $16USD for tracking. Thanks! **

Seller cannot be held responsible by delays or costs resulting in policies or procedures within any countries customs department. any possible duty fees are applied by the country of destination, to be paid by the buyer. thank you for understanding!
Read more here — https://help.etsy.com/hc/en-us/articles/115015691007-Custom-Duties-and-Import-VAT
Buyers abandoning parcels are not eligible for refunds. Should a rejected parcel be returned to Real Swanky, cost of shipping and duty are deducted from your refund, should refund be applicable. Abandoned parcels are just that, abandoned in your country’s depot, thus, refunds are not applicable.

Please note the following deadlines for holiday shipping. Delivery after 25-Nov cannot be guaranteed to finding its new, swell home in time for the holidays. if you make a purchase after 25-Nov but require this before 23-Dec, please inbox me ASAP to discuss expedited shipping options or free pick up.

Holiday mailing date schedule, via Canada Post — https://www.canadapost.ca/assets/pdf/KB/holiday_mailing_dates_2018_e.pdf

Please understand if you're hoping to receive an item before your holiday, and it is past the date previously mentioned, your option for shipping is EXPRESS. Express is costly, yes, but your item will certainly arrive before your holiday. Cut-off for Express-shipping orders is December 9th 2018. Local pick up available after 7pm on plenty of weekdays, weekend slots available as well upon request.

Should a shipment return to Sender, due to buyer unclaimed mail/buyer moved/buyer rejected mail etc, it is up to the Buyer to pay for return-to-sender fees and re shipment of item.

Expedited shipping is available via Canada Post — please see your shipping upgrade options at check out!

**Canada Post Shipping/Delivery Guide**
https://www.canadapost.ca/cpo/mc/assets/pdf/business/shipping_delivery_guide_en.pdf

**How long will my parcel take to arrive?**
https://www.canadapost.ca/web/en/products/details.page?article=choose_low-cost_us_a
Additional policies and FAQs
♥ each and every item is 100% vegan/plant-based/cruelty free and no materials have ever been tested on animals. materials used are thrifted, repurposed, fairly trades, retro/vintage, or scored otherwise & handwashed plus ironed.
♥ wholesale pricing IS available! please message me for details.
♥ custom orders are welcomed; message for details and a reserved, private listing just for YOU will be made.
♥ have some textiles you'd like repurposed into embroidery? do message me!