T C H _ V I N T A G E

| Raleigh, North Carolina
2,120 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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Last updated on Nov 16, 2021

Complimentary shipping on orders over $35 | Automatic Priority Mail upgrade on orders over $75 | We process same or next day Mon-Thurs.


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The Cute Hunter

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The Cute Hunter


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About TheCuteHunter

Sales 2,120
On Etsy since 2013

Vintage Obsessed. In it for the hunt.

TheCuteHunter vintage shop here on Etsy opened its digital doors in 2013, simultaneously superpowering and showcasing the vintage scouting obsession of shop owner Kate AKA The Cute Hunter.

The Cute Hunter first discovered thrifting in the late 90s as a way to experiment with style on an after-school-job budget. She quickly developed a taste for vintage and more strikingly for the needle-in-a-haystack style treasure hunt of it all! She began tenaciously developing her eye for quality and cuteness in wearable vintage fashion, vintage bags and functional retro homewares while moving and travelling often.

Enter, Etsy, 2013. What began as an outlet for the excess finds from a vintage scouting hobby steadied itself over the years into a basic income gig purveying the cutest in vintage goods to those with similar aesthetics. Once bound by the restrictions of her own size and whether or not she already had one of something, The Cute Hunter, now on Etsy, is free to go wild on the hunt bagging the cutest in all sizes and similarities of vintage finds for the Etsy market.

In 2017, four years after her original shop launch, The Cute Hunter teamed up with her west coast dwelling bestie Bonnie to found Second Shot Boutique. This second shop allows The Cute Hunter to scout all the cute west coast vintage well beyond the capacity of her suitcase with a separately managed storage, processing and shipping location now in Portland Oregon [UPDATE: Bonnie moved to Denver and so did the Second Shot's shipping location!). Check out our sister shop managed by Bonnie at

In the spring of 2020 The Cute Hunter joined Trunkshow Raleigh where she keeps a brick and mortar stall alongside dozens of other local vintage and handmade sellers. Visit us downstairs at 1526 Wake Forest Road in Raleigh where we've expanded our selection to include homewares and small furnishings!

To The Cute Hunter, vintage things in themselves are *almost* as awesome as the fun of hunting for them at the flea markets, thrift stores, stoop sales, vintage markets, estate sales and charity shops she finds herself drawn to across North America. Thanks for checking out our shop story and for supporting a market for vintage cuteness!

Shop members

  • Kate

    Owner, Scout

  • Bonnie

    Shipper, Marketer

Shop policies

Last updated on November 16, 2021
We thank the Etsy community for supporting a marketplace for our vintage scouting passion.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or 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
>>>----> All regular-priced purchases. We do not accept returns on items on sale or marked CLEARANCE
>>>----> Must be in the same condition
>>>----> Refunds offered for 14 days from delivery
>>>----> Buyer pays all shipping costs on returns.

We offer downloadable USPS return label at cost deducted from your refund. Or you can use any return service you prefer to ship back to us. Contact shop owner through your order page within 3 days to confirm our return address or to request a prepaid label PDF to print at home if you'd like to return any regular-priced purchase that doesn't work for you.

If you receive an item damaged in shipment, contact us within 24 hours with a photo of the damage for a refund. Please beware vintage materials may be fragile and we do not guarantee or accept returns on items damaged from wear or use.

Contact shop owner if you have any questions or need help with anything.
We accept all major credit cards, Paypal and Etsy gift cards.
We currently only ship to USA.

All shipments are trackable through Etsy/USPS on your order page.

We offer complimentary shipping on orders over $35 and an automatic Priority Mail upgrade on orders over $75. We stock a section of $3-$9 giftable vintage add-ons you can pick-up with your just-under-the-offer order instead of paying for shipping!

Our standard shipments arrive via USPS within 1-2 weeks. If you need something within the week, we recommend Priority Mail, available in the shipping menu at check out.

We track and insure against damage during shipping but not against package theft after confirmed delivery. We are happy to add a signature on delivery service to your shipment in advance of processing. Include this request in your order notes. (This will require you to sign for your package to confirm delivery.)

Contact shop owner if you have any questions or need help with anything.

More information

Last updated on Sep 8, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Q: Will this fit me?

A: If the garment has a size tag, we will include the manufacture size in the description but please beware vintage sizes vary a lot. If you're considering a more fitted garment we have provided lay flat measurements for each listing which we recommend double checking regardless of size. (We are always happy to accept returns on items which don't fit but please be aware the buyer must cover all shipping costs on returns.)

Q: Is this item in good condition?

A: Its rare to find a perfect vintage item but we tend to think a little authentic wear is part of the charm. A small imperfection won't deter us from procuring a cute piece, but we will always note any noticeable flaws and provide a photo highlighting any imperfections in with each listing.

Items marked as "in good vintage condition" have no tears, holes or noticeable stains. All seams, buttons and zippers will be double checked. Machine washable items will be laundered and jewelry professionally cleaned and sanitized.

We appreciate when someone is looking for something mint and are happy to elaborate on our assessment of the vintage condition of any piece in a candid way just message us with details.