Create A Vintage Life!

Announcement    Follow the the adventures of our mobile vintage boutique on Vintagelifestylings.com.
And for more vintage goodness, visit our etsy sister-store GalavantinGal.


Follow the the adventures of our mobile vintage boutique on Vintagelifestylings.com.
And for more vintage goodness, visit our etsy sister-store GalavantinGal.


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About SwankySafari

Sales 171
On Etsy since 2011

Answering the Soul's Calling.....

I am an entrepreneur and lover of all things vintage. I have had my own vintage shop (in some variation - the bricks and sticks kind and virtual - and now mobile!) for over 18 years and what started as a hobby has become a full-time passion. I still swoon when I find those cast-off treasures that resonate and then having someone treasure them just as much - bliss! I see the potential in everything - some things just need a little TLC and others speak to be repurposed and live a reimagined life.

I was a Brownie and then a Girl Scout for my entire youth (technically, I was a Brownie twice, since my Mom was a troop leader and I had an older sister who was a scout - I got double the fun for all those years!). The intrepidness they taught has never left me. I loved when the troop went camping, we brought our femininity (and craftiness: remember "sit-upons" made from old wallpaper stock and newspaper?!!) to a rugged activity. Now that glamping has been formally introduced to the masses (thank you Sisters on the Fly and MaryJane Butters), it is my current obsession! It speaks to who I am - recreating that feeling of self-sufficiency in the outdoors; all the while, never forgetting to create a cozy oasis - maybe with a down comforter and cute curtains - what could be better?!

You will see glamping as a recurring theme throughout the store in the coming months. Mostly just cuteness, decoration or inspiring color - from all eras - can be found in these carefully handpicked and curated items that will add personality to any setting.

Why the name "Swanky Safari"? Not only because I'm always "on the hunt" for all things vintage, but for what I hope you experience when you are here. A little bit of vintage cool (that's the Swanky part) and the discovery of treasures, like on a good ol' fashioned field trip (that's the Safari part).

Whether it evokes a memory or sparks your creative side, I hope you browse the Swanky Safari and take a field trip into your imagination!

Shop members

  • Lisa

    Owner, Stockist Of Handpicked Vintage Items

Shop policies

Last updated on July 30, 2014
Swanky Safari now has a "sister" store - Galavantin Gal. Stop by and see as new items are stocked. If you love Glamping then this is the store for you!

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I obtain vintage items mostly from auctions, estate sales and flea markets and these items are being sold in "as-found" condition and are not returnable or refundable. Under certain conditions and with prior authorization, I will accept returns for items (such as clothing) within 7 days in same condition as sent. You will be refunded the amount of the item only (not including shipping charges) and are responsible for return shipping costs.

For the most part, and unless otherwise described, I do not alter the condition of items, unless otherwise noted, in order to maintain their vintage condition. My intention is to accurately describe the condition of items, in detail, and note if any minor repair or cleaning has been done to the item. If you have any questions or concerns about any item, please convo me prior to purchasing and I will be happy to answer any questions and/or send photos upon request.
Swanky Safari accepts PayPal and Etsy Direct Checkout (all forms of payment).

Payment is required within 2 business days. If payment is not received within that time, without prior arrangements, the transaction will be considered voided and item(s) may be resold.

Shipping will occur 1-2 business days after payment is received/confirmed.
Please see shipping policy for further details.
Shipping to :
United States, Canada via USPS or UPS.

Estimated shipping costs indicated on each listing are based on the most economical shipping method to the farthest destination. Depending on your location, the shipping costs may be lower. Actual shipping costs to your location can be calculated prior to purchasing by convo. In the event an item requires special handling or packaging (ie, a very large item or extremely fragile) a fee of $2.00 will be added and will be noted on the listing.

Shipping to:
Europe Union via USPS or UPS
Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred.

All Shipments:

All items will be shipped 1-2 business days after payment is received.
If you prefer expedited shipping, please indicate your preference upon purchase in the notes section and a revised shipping cost will be provided.

Also, if you are purchasing multiple items, I am happy to combine shipping to save costs. Please convo for details.