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About TheVintageMistress

Sales 9,287
On Etsy since 2009


Since 2009 brides and vintage enthusiast will tell you that The Vintage Mistress has a reputation for:
• Being a Trustworthy, well established site where customers receive personable, honest and knowledgeable service
• Having a vast selection of vintage dating from the 1940s through the 1990s.
• Knowing exactly what a bride wants and making her dreams of getting married in a vintage gown come true
See Etsy's shop feature of The Vintage Mistress here

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
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• Written content, photographs and logos are © 2021 The Vintage Mistress.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
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
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Kindly message me through Etsy within 72 hours of the recorded receipt of your order; no exceptions. Please respond promptly to all Etsy messages as returns are time sensitive. Returns and exchanges shall be pre-approved; items that are returned without pre-approval will be declined.
★ Items shall be shipped back on the specified dates noted within the Etsy message in original condition, unworn/unused, without damage and With The Tags Securely Attached and Not Removed.
★ The return package must be officially postmarked with one of the dates noted within the Etsy message and the RMA code printed on the outside of the return package.
★ Shipping costs are nonrefundable for any domestic or international order regardless of return request.
If these guidelines are not met upon receipt and inspection of the returned item, the refund/credit will be forfeited. The Vintage Mistress reserves the right to decline any return/exchange transaction or purchase per this shop's policies as well as Etsy's site wide policies. By purchasing from thevintagemistress [!at] you agree to have read and accepted these policies and conditions.
• DOMESTIC: Packages ship via USPS First Class Mail, Priority Mail or Fed-Ex with delivery confirmation and/or tracking. If you would like to add insurance, contact me before purchasing for rates. The Vintage Mistress is not responsible for orders lost, delayed, or held by any postal or courier provider.
• INTERNATIONAL AND CANADA: Packages ship via USPS First Class International up to four pounds with a proof of mailing number. First Class International packages are only tracked up to the moment when they are officially accepted into the buyer's countries postal system. After the buyer's country accepts the package, it is up to that country to deliver it. Packages weighing over four pounds ship USPS Priority Mail with full tracking and delivery confirmation. If you would like to add insurance to either First Class or Priority Mail, contact me before purchasing for rates. In rare instances, shipping costs may exceed what was quoted for the order or the package is required to ship via Priority Mail due to its size or declared value; you will be notified of the increased shipping cost. International buyers are responsible for knowing about their country's Customs Import fees/taxes and the process required to pay those import fees/taxes before the package is released. The Vintage Mistress is not responsible for orders lost, delayed, held by Customs, paying Custom's import fees/taxes or any postal or courier provider.
Packages that are returned due to any "non-delivery" reason are non-refundable/ non- exchangeable and can be reshipped once the buyer purchases new postage. Examples of this include but are Not Limited To "import fee/tax avoidance, items being held and not picked up, buyers remorse, unsuccessful attempted deliveries, or a wrong address was supplied at checkout." All orders are safely packaged in sturdy waterproof mailing bags or boxes.
Additional policies and FAQs
Merchandise at The Vintage Mistress is in PREOWNED CONDITION and will have wear consistent with age, storage and use, i.e. loose threads or missing stitching, functioning but sticky zippers, prior tailoring or repairs etc. Due to monitor differences, actual colors may vary from what appears online. Vintage sizes and shapes are not equivalent to contemporary sizes and shapes. Vintage garments were often tailored and cut much different than today's clothing. To get the best fit from vintage clothing compare your body measurements to the listing's measurements and factor in enough "wiggle" room to move comfortably in the garment. It's always best to know your true measurements rather than assuming them. If you need help, have a professional take them for you.

Use a flexible cloth tape measure and measure yourself over the undergarments you plan to wear and NOT over your clothing. Keep the tape measure straight and level. Example: If you plan to wear a special type of bra or perhaps a girdle under the vintage garment, measure yourself while wearing these.

BUST: Measure over the fullest part of your bust while wearing a bra.

UNDERBUST / EMPIRE WAIST: Measure around the fullest part of your ribcage, about midway between your bust and waist.

WAIST: Measure around the smallest point of your waist where it naturally curves in on the side.

HIP: Measure around the fullest part of your hips and buttocks, keeping the tape measure straight and even. This is usually about 8"-9" below your waist.

SHOULDER TO WAIST: Measure from the top of your shoulder, where a normal shoulder seam would lie, down the front going over your bust to your waist.

SHOULDER WIDTH: Measure from the point where your shoulder begins
curving down into the arm, across your back, to the next shoulder point.

TOTAL LENGTH: Measure from the top of your shoulder, where a normal shoulder seam would lie, down the front going over your bust, to the point you want the garment to end.
Below is my measuring procedure for merchandise in this shop. All measurements are provided in inches. Approximate sizes noted in the descriptions are a guideline and should not take precedent over a careful review of the detailed measurements provided.If you need a measurement taken in a different way than what my procedure describes, contact me before purchasing.

My measurements are taken on the outside of the garment, laid upon a smooth solid surface, with wrinkles/creases smoothed flat using a cloth tape measure. The garment must be buttoned or zipped up and not distorted.
BUST: Measured from outside edge of armpit seam to outside edge of next armpit seam x2.
WAIST: Smallest point of bodice where fabric curves inwards, measuring straight across from outside edge to outside edge x2.
HIP: Widest point below waist, measuring straight across from outside edge to outside edge x2.
TOTAL LENGTH: Middle point of shoulder seam to where the garment ends at bottom going straight down.
SHOULDER: Straight across the back, one shoulder seam to the next.
SLEEVE: Measured from the top of sleeve seam to the end of the sleeve.
SHOE INSOLES: Measured from the interior, heel to toe tip.
SHOE WIDTH: Measured at the ball's widest point, on the shoe's exterior sole.