Live outside the box

Bridgeport, Connecticut | 1510 Sales


Live outside the box

Bridgeport, Connecticut 1510 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Check out lots of deadstock vintage w tags on (like this cozy Norwegian sweater) for lovely holidays gifts in my shop !
Store wide cyber week sale still going a bit longer!! Shop now 25-50% off!
LOTS of fabulous Dead stock 70s-80s high waist pants w tags on from favorites like Lee, Wrangler, Levis, Jordache, and Gasoline! smileysmileyopen_mouthopen_mouth
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Re: COLLECTION where the good ole' days are now

Re: COLLECTION started in the summer of 2015 as a pop-up at the fabulous Black Rock Farmers Market. You'll find me there each year and occasionally at other local events and collaborative spaces like the Beehive in Bridgeport CT. I also now have a permanent little brick and mortar pop-up space home of vintage decor at the Pious Bird in Black Rock, CT.

I launched the Etsy shop focusing on vintage clothing at the end of 2015 and it is so much more fun than I ever expected! I curate contemporary styles of vintage clothing with an urban, bohemian, minimalist, counterculture, woodsy, hipster vibe (little irony of course too). Lot's of 70's, 80's, and 90's! Mostly casual with emphasis on American made! I also include some mid-century, industrial, and rustic home decor. I love history and old stuff that tells a story and has lots of character. Distress, recycling, anti-consumerism, handmade things, American made things, imperfectness, the humor of time- it's all the appeal of vintage! I think vintage clothing inspires people to be creative and real with their style choices. That's awesome!

Vintage is recycling
Vintage is American made
Vintage is unique
Vintage is counter-culture
Vintage is preservation
Vintage is eco friendly
Vintage is bold
Vintage is cool
Vintage is slow

Shop members

  • Thora

    Owner, Curator

    My mom gave me her thrifting gene. Fast forward to dumpster diving in Providence, then stoop sales in Brooklyn, and a few stints managing vintage shops, Re:COLLECTION was bound to be! I am also a Restorer & Oral Historian. More love of history!

Shop policies

Last updated on November 29, 2018
Welcome to Re:COLLECTION Shop! I shop for vintage items by hand picking the best styles, brands, and quality myself. I post new items for sale almost daily. Please feel free to message me with any questions. I'd be happy to reply. If you are buying two or more items please also message me as I can make the price better on shipping. Thank you for stopping by!

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 returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
NOT COMPLETELY SATISFIED: I understand that online shopping for clothing is not always easy and vintage sizing can be a bit tricky. For this reason, I do accept returns on non-reduced clothing and shoes with notification within 3 days of the delivery date. Just send me a note stating you would like to return and assuming we are in agreement, I will reply with confirmation and provide you with the return address. As long as I have the return back within two weeks from the delivery date (three if it's international) I will process your payment return within 48 hours of receiving your package. HOWEVER please note that shipping costs are not refunded and a $5 per item restocking fee may be applied so please read all item details before purchasing. All listings are carefully detailed, measured and photographed to ensure your purchase is a good one for this reason. ALL reduced and/or sale prices are final. ALL household goods and accessories (handbags, jewelry, etc) are final as well.
Re: COLLECTION accepts all major credit cards and Etsy gift cards.
SHIPPING: Re: COLLECTION ships within the US and internationally. Orders are always shipped USPS within 1-2 mail days of payment processing unless we contact you with information otherwise. (Sundays and holidays no mail in USA).

Shipping is calculated by Etsy at checkout and is based on the weight and distance. We do offer shipping discounts for multiple items. Please message seller BEFORE purchase to arrange discount as Etsy will automatically charge per item to ship. Refunds for shipping costs are not available after purchase regardless of the cost to ship.

RECEIVING: USPS first class mail service has no guaranteed delivery time, but items being sent within the US typically arrive within two weeks of shipping (usually much faster). International can take longer depending on customs and service in buyers country. All USPS service in the US has tracking included and is provided after purchase. Please see link to see what postal services include what...

ACCURACY: Please be sure to double check what you enter as your address at checkout. We print labels to exactly what you give us on the order form. Changes to address via email can not be guaranteed. If a package is returned to us due to incorrect shipping info the buyer is responsible for covering additional shipping charges to ship accurately.

LOST PACKAGE: The seller is not responsible for lost mail (which I have never had) or service delays with the USPS, the post office is. Purchasing priority rate is the best for buyers recourse. It is the buyers responsibility to track their own service with the tracking info emailed at purchase. If your package is lost in the mail and has not been marked as delivered we will try to help if you choose to file a claim. If your package has been marked as delivered and you cant find it, I'm afraid the loss will be yours. So if you are worried about theft at your doorstep please be sure to upgrade to include signature confirmation for an additional $2.35.

RETURN TO SENDER: If you have to be home to receive mail at the address you provide and delivery was attempted with no one home to receive the package we are not responsible for reshipping or refunding.
Additional policies and FAQs
SIZING: The "fits like" size is an estimate as vintage sizes are often different than modern sizes. Listings marked with multiple sizes (without multiple items posted) shows that the item can fit a range of sizes differently, depending on the look you want, Usually it applies to tops.

The "marked as size" is what size is written on the label.

Using the measurements listed to compare to something similar in your closet is the BEST way to ensure a proper fit. Measurements are taken laying flat from seam to seam directly across the area mentioned (ie., chest pit to pit, belly seam to seam, length pit to bottom side and shoulder to bottom front, arm length shoulder to cuff, waist seam to seam, hips seam to seam across the crotch in middle, and rise crotch seam to waist front and back. They should be doubled where applicable. When an item has significant stretch, we will list the un-stretched dimensions with the stretched measurement afterwards.

CONDITION: All my products are handpicked and cleaned prior to delivery. They remain stored in a pet and smoke free environment. All items get a rating of good, very good, excellent, or perfect/new condition. I do not sell anything in fair or poor condition unless it gives awesome character that makes sense and is wearable with lots of life left. It goes with the territory that these items have been pre-loved so please expect some ware. I guarantee no rips, stains, missing buttons, etc unless noted as style or a problem. This means you can feel totally confident shopping at Re: COLLECTION!

GENDER: For lack of a better way to group things, I take a traditional route and group things into male/ female somewhat, even though I understand traditional gender categories are vanishing in the fashion world- which is GREAT! Anyway if you are looking for a big over-sized flannel that was originally marketed for men chances are it will be in my men's wear section. But if I think a large size "women's vest" would be great on a man I might put it in the men section. So PLEASE look around with an open mind :-) !