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Shop policies

Last updated on September 20, 2012
Welcome to THE DESIGN ARCHIVES! This is an updated version of my previous store, The Old Life.

Condition of items:
What you see is what you get.
I do my best to inspect, photograph and document any flaws, tears or damages on each item. If there is a flaw on the item, it will be listed in its description. All items are stored in a smoke-free and pet-free environment. If you would like a specific photo of a particular item and it is not listed, please feel free to convo me.

Please make sure you review the sizes and measurements of the items. Just because you wear a size 10 shoe doesn't mean a size 10 NARROW shoe will fit you. Vintage runs small.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
ALL SALES ARE CONSIDERED FINAL. ***However, if you're truly unhappy, please send a convo and we will see what we can do to rectify the situation. We want you to be happy with your purchase! ***


If you have any questions while ordering, please do not hesitate to contact me before you hit the "confirm" button.
Payment will be made the day of your purchase. PayPal is currently the only form of payment accepted- it ensures your safety as well as mine.
Shipments go out Wednesdays and Fridays.

US orders are shipped through the US postal service First Class mail or priority mail (depending on the weight and size). Shipping costs include confirmation and insurance (insurance is covered with your order from purchase to receipt). A confirmation number will be sent to you via email confirming your order and providing you with tracking information. If your item is not delivered due to an incorrect address, your item will be reshipped to you once I receive it back. However, additional postage will be charged if this occurs.


All international orders have now added shipping to all my orders upon so many requests. Please note that this does include insurance. However, if you would like tracking information with your order an additional fee will need to be included. Please feel free to convo me with any questions or requests.

* ANOTHER THING TO NOTE* Once the shipment is accepted by USPS, it is not my responsibility if an item is damaged or lost at fault of USPS. However, I will be happy to assist you with any necessary paperwork needed in the claim.
Additional policies and FAQs
Again, please don't hesitate to convo me with any questions you may have. If I don't have something in particular you're looking for, let me know and I will do my best to keep a look out for you. Thanks for your interest!