Announcement Cara Mia Vintage offers covetable and collectible designer & couture vintage from around the globe. Contact us for lay by/lay away information, to source something specific or any other enquiries - we love to talk to our customers! And don't forget to sign up for our mailing list at www.caramiavintage.com to receive special offers, discounts and news!
Cara Mia Vintage offers covetable and collectible designer & couture vintage from around the globe. Contact us for lay by/lay away information, to source something specific or any other enquiries - we love to talk to our customers! And don't forget to sign up for our mailing list at www.caramiavintage.com to receive special offers, discounts and news!
- All 176
- Museum worthy 13
- Collector's items 24
- Investment pieces 5
- For the renegades 4
- Strictly designer 11
- 150 and under 12
- HUGE 100 AND UNDER SALE! 37
- MASSIVE 50 & UNDER SALE! 43
- MORE REDUCTIONS 27
Rebecca Caruso on Jul 20, 2016
Lovely. Will be buying from you in the future for sure. =)
Sisi LU on Jul 14, 2016
Great! Love it, thank you.
Jessica Hoover on Jun 30, 2016
Love this piece!! Thank you!
Ultimate grift. Ultimate glamour. Ultimate goods.
The short answer to why I started Cara Mia Vintage is probably that I collected way too many vintage pieces and started to run out of room to store them! The long answer is that I wasn’t feeling creatively fulfilled in my former career (law) and craved the challenges and independence that come along with owning your own business.
The germ of the idea for Cara Mia Vintage was born long ago, but it has taken me quite some time to fully realise the creative concept, and to accrue the necessary knowledge and experience to allow me to offer my clients the absolute crème de la crème of vintage fashion. Every single Cara Mia Vintage piece is unique, high quality and has a real history and pedigree, which in my opinion is what makes vintage clothing so desirable in today’s world of ‘fast fashion’.
'Cara Mia’ means ‘my beloved’ in Italian, and is a term usually bestowed on a treasured object of affection. Every piece offered by CMV is lovingly sourced, cared for and presented as though it were a priceless piece in a jewel box by founder and ‘fashion historian’ Cara. At CMV, we aim to bring you the best of fashion, whether designer or unlabelled, antique or contemporary, to wear and cherish
CMV aims to bring you the creme de la creme of all of your favourite vintage labels – from Chanel to Versace and Lacroix, to YSL to Moschino to Alaia & Westwood & Thierry Mugler – in one convenient, easily accessible location. We also aim to please at CMV – if you have a particular hankering for a specific piece, designer or even era, we may be able to find your heart’s desire.
Visit us at www.caramiavintage.com, or read more about Cara Mia Vintage here:
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Owner, Curator, Vintage Fashion Historian
I began to collect vintage clothing as a teen, and before long it had developed into a full blown obsession. I am attracted to pieces that display great style, unique design and amazing quality, and aim to bring my customers only the very best!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: International orders are shipped with Australia Post 'Pack & Track' or Registered Post depending on availability.
Refunds and Exchanges
We offer store credit or exchange on returned items unless the item has been grossly misrepresented, in which case a refund may be granted. Store credit is valid for 12 months from issue date.
- Merchandise must be returned within 14 days of receipt.
- Merchandise must be unworn and unwashed.
- Merchandise must have all tags attached.
- Sale merchandise cannot be returned.
- Hair accessories, hats, earrings, underwear and bodysuits cannot be returned.
- Merchandise must be returned with a tracking number (local and international returns) as we cannot be held responsible for lost shipments
Please contact cara [!at] caramiavintage.com for all return enquiries.
Additional policies and FAQs
- The minimum first deposit on a lay-by purchase is 30% of the total item price, including shipping. A lower initial deposit payment may be negotiated on a case by case basis, however, this is solely at the discretion of Cara Mia Vintage.
- If the purchaser fails to complete the transaction within the stipulated time period, the transaction will be voided and all monies paid will be forfeited.
VINTAGE QUALITY CONTROL & RATINGS
Cara Mia Vintage prides ourselves on offering only the best & most well-preserved vintage pieces to our clientele – you will never find anything in our shop with odours, significant staining or major structural issues. All vintage pieces are thoroughly laundered or dry-cleaned before being sent out to our customers. Our vintage pieces are rated according to their condition in each product listing. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need more information.
VINTAGE RATINGS GUIDE
Excellent: May have been worn but is in excellent condition with no signs of wear
Very Good: May show very slight signs of wear but is in excellent structural condition with no major defects
Good: Shows some signs of wear which may include minor staining, loose stitching, bead loss etc – please see product description for more information on specific flaws
Fair: Shows obvious signs of wear which may include holes, staining, major repairs etc – please see product description for more information on specific flaws
All Cara Mia Vintage product listings include the specific measurements for that piece of clothing or accessory. Additionally, as vintage sizing varies wildly, the ‘Best for’ or ‘Fits like’ size is our estimate of the product’s size in modern sizing, measured in XS, S, M or L.
‘FITS LIKE’ SIZE GUIDE
XS: AU 6-8, US 0-2, UK 6-8, FR 34-36, IT 38-40, JP 5-7
S: AU 8-10, US 2-4, UK 8-10, FR 36-38, IT 40-42, JP 7-9
M: AU 10-12, US 4-6, UK 10-12, FR 38-40, IT 42-44, JP 9-11
L: AU 12-14, US 6-8, UK 12-14, FR 40-42, IT 44-46, JP 11-13
MEASUREMENT SIZE GUIDE
– All measurements are provided in both inches and cm
– All measurements are taken with the garment laying flat, so users should double for accuracy
For best fit, follow these measurement tips:
Bust: For bust size measure around your chest at the fullest point of your bra cup. Make sure to go under your arms, not around them!
Natural Waist: Measure around the smallest part of your waistline with one finger between your body and the measuring tape.
Hips: Stand with your heels together, keeping tape straight and parallel to the floor. Measure around the fullest part of your hips.
Dress Length: Stand with your heels together, keeping tape straight and perpendicular to the floor. Measure from the high point of your shoulders down the length of your back.
Inseam: Find a pair of pants that fit you well and measure from the crotch seam to the opening at the bottom of the pant leg. Round the number to the nearest 1/2″ to get your inseam length.