80s Retro Inspired Fashion Redesigned.

Tucson, Arizona 902 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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80s Retro Inspired Fashion Redesigned.

Tucson, Arizona | 902 Sales

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Note from shop owner Please convo me first for any purchases. I am in the process of inventory and some items may not be available.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 27, 2019

Please convo me first for any purchases. I am in the process of inventory and some items may not be available.

Chrystine Gimeno

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Chrystine Gimeno


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About SalvagedbyChrystine

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On Etsy since 2008

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I was pretty much a hobby sewer until 2006 when an event called swap-o-ramma literally changed my life. It was there that the light bulb in my head went off and it hasnt burned out since. I started designing with reconstructed fashion and as I tore garments apart and reassembled them I learned as I went and evolved into creating my own designs.

Using mostly recycled vintage sheets and fabrics my designs are eco-friendly and made of 80-100% reclaimed textiles. Even my zippers and notions are bought second hand. My designs are a 60s meets 80s eclectic and whimsical style. Full of fun characters from my childhood like Holly Hobbie, Strawberry Shortcake, and Rainbow Brite to name a few. Many people have said my designs remind them of their childhood. And thats my intent. To make fashion thats fun, and gives you a personal feeling about wearing it.

Ive always been eclectic. Ive never been one to follow the masses and wear whats trendy. And I also believe in a cause. Every year its estimated that the average person discards 85lbs of clothing. Multiply that by millions of people just in the USA alone. Thats a lot of textile waste. I believe its important to use what we have, as it seems we have an abundance of it. Yet the fashion industry keeps creating more and more. Its important to me to raise awareness of these issues, and I do that by keeping my designs eco-friendly.

I source all my materials from second hand retailers, yard sales and flea markets. I conceptualize and design all of my garments. Every item is unique and one of a kind. Its proudly sweatshop free :)

Shop members

  • Chrystine Druge


    Creative genius and vintage clothing hoarder. Huge NKOTB fan, forever stuck in the 80s. Love all things rockabilly, and amateur photographer.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 9, 2019
About my products:

I take pride in everything I make as If I am making it for myself. I only want the best, so you will only get the best!

* I am proud to say I use at least 80% recycled materials in my projects.

* My bags are always lined with Decor Bond Interfacing. I absolutely love this as it provides the right amount of stability without sacrificing flexibility. Its also machine washable which I love!

* You can toss any of my bags in the machine wash! I highly recommend placing them inside a netted nylon bag or pillowcase first.

*Air dry handbags and then iron on med-high with dry iron..

* I scotch guard each and every bag. And the handles are double or triple stitched.

* All Clothing is serged when applicable according to seam type.

*If you need alterations on a garment at any time after purchase I will be happy to accommodate you. I will charge an $12 flat fee per garment and you will pay shipping one way.

* Due to the nature of materials some items may have blemishes and or stains. If so they will be noted.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns
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:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Items can be exchanged for store credit only. Please read descriptions and check measurements before ordering or feel free to ask. Shipping fees are non refundable for exchanges so please consider carefully before ordering and be sure to let me know if you have ANY questions before ordering. I am also able to offer alteration of garments for a small fee upon request. Alterations are dependent on the limitations of the garment and clients needs.

*******************CUSTOM ORDER POLICY***************

Because of the nature of custom items, being sized exactly to your fit ect.. there are NO REFUNDS. I am very happy however to work with you on altering the item if the fit isn't right or creating another item for you. There are also no shipping refunds so please be aware of the policy before you order. Thank you !! :)))
Payment is due at the time of purchase. For custom orders I ask for payment in advance. I accept paypal.
**All Vintage items ship within 1-2 weeks. As I am currently working 3 hours away from my home. If an item is needed right away please convo me for updates to when I am shipping next** I can also combine shipping. Delivery confirmation is included in the shipping price. If you would like insurance please let me know.