Cleveland, Ohio · 2877 Sales


Cleveland, Ohio 2877 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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when you don't dress like everyone else, you don't have to think like everyone else.-ires Apfel

My name is Michelle, owner of Secret Eyes Only. I sell mid-century ,art deco and modernist decor and vintage fashion .
I'm based in Cleveland Ohio, I travel all over the United States and Europe searching for rare, unusual, expressive and inspirational treasures to fill my shop. I look forward to working each day — it’s exciting.
As a lifelong collector and artist, I have an eye for aesthetics and a fascination with beauty and a passion for history. My background is owning an art gallery in the Netherlands and making art. I studied graphic design and art .I love interior design, styling and product photography.
When I find a vintage item that I'm considering for my shop, I check the condition thoroughly and only buy items that I consider beautiful and unique. Often treasures are being displayed in my home and I enjoy them as well until they move on to their new home.
After close inspection (and if necessary a good clean) the piece is ready to be photographed, I use my entire house in search of the perfect natural light and backdrop styling. It's important to show each object’s true color and appearance. A lot of work and thought goes into the styling of each photo and into the overall look of my shop.
My Etsy shop has given me the opportunity to do what I love.
I hope to continue to grow my collection and my business while presenting customers with unique pieces.

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Last updated on September 23, 2017

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 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:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Refunds and Exchanges

if you have any questions, please ask them prior to purchase. i'm happy to answer all your questions.
all items are photographed and described to the best of my ability. All the items i sell are vintage/used and must be expected to have normal wear consistent with age.
When you want to return an item , the shipping costs are for account of the customer.

Secret eyes only is not responsible for lost or stolen packages.
I ask that you make your payment through Paypal or credit card at the time of purchase. For other payment arrangements and holds, please contact me through Etsy.
Items are shipped within 3 business days and usually quicker than that. I ship via USPS First Class, Priority Mail or retail ground. I want you to receive and enjoy your items as quickly as you I make every effort to ship your purchases in a timely manner.
Larger furniture will ship Greyhound
Greyhound items must be picked up at the station.

Shipping rates are estimates only and are based on east to west coast shipping. Should there be any substantial shipping overcharges, please be assured that you will automatically be issued a refund via Paypal. Combined shipping is available for most items in the shop. All orders are shipped to the Etsy address that is provided at checkout.

International Shipping: Please contact me with your your location and the item you are interested in purchasing and I will provide you with a shipping quote.

Secret eyes only is not responsible for customs hold ups or customs fees that may apply.

Buyer is responsible for any additional fees that may be charged at customs.
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

Information I Collect

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of one or more of my items, for example), if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest toimprove my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU

I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.
How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Michelle van Dijk, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at michellevintage [!at] Alternately, you may mail me at: