thevintagequeendom

The Vintage Queendom

London, United Kingdom · 26 Sales

thevintagequeendom

The Vintage Queendom

London, United Kingdom 26 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   online shop for vintage fashion / Mid Century Modern home decor / vintage Dirndl dresses / Italian, Austrian European / 50s 60s 70s

International shipping flatrate!


I am currently hopping around Europe. At the moment, I am in Italy and will be moving again in late summer/early fall. - TheVintageQueendom may be on Vacation Mode from time to time, so please don't wait too long to place your order ;-)

Announcement

online shop for vintage fashion / Mid Century Modern home decor / vintage Dirndl dresses / Italian, Austrian European / 50s 60s 70s

International shipping flatrate!


I am currently hopping around Europe. At the moment, I am in Italy and will be moving again in late summer/early fall. - TheVintageQueendom may be on Vacation Mode from time to time, so please don't wait too long to place your order ;-)

claudia tret

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Shop policies

Last updated on May 13, 2012
welcome to the vintage queendom!

~~~~before you start reading the shop policies, let's state one thing: IF YOU HAVE SPECIAL WISHES, no matter if it's shipping matters, packaging, combined shipping or even finding a special european item that is not listed, PLEASE CONTACT ME. I love to receive mail! ~~~~

I sell hand-picked vintage items to vintage lovers from all over the world - what does that mean? let's have a look at my core philosophy:


1. I love vintage, and I respect vintage. All items in The Vintage Queendom are selected with care. When I'm on a vintage hunt, I don't buy masses of old stuff. usually I go for a long hunt, picking specific items that I personally find attracting, unique and special. Usually I do NOT buy in big lots - and if I do, I sort out what is really worth to be sold. No trash, only treasure.

2. I inspect every item carefully (that is why I don't list items immediately after hunting them): are there any flaws? can I fix them? if I can, I do. if I can't, I don't sell it.

3. I love vintage, but I don't like the smell of flea markets, shabby second-hand stores, attics and over-perfumed fabric softener. that's why I clean and wash all items that I want to sell. if it is necessary, I do this over and over again, until none of these smells are left.

4. I ship every item in the best condition possible. that means: cleaned, ironed, well-packed. I'm constantly seeking for a perfect mixture of recycling package materials, keeping packaging cost low and yet representing my style and aethetics with every parcel that leaves TheVintageQueendom.

5. The items in TheVintageQueendom are all in excellent or (at least) very good vintage condition. that means: if something looks like it has been washed a thousand times, if a pullover only exists because the pilling and felting keeps it together, I don't sell it. If there are holes in the fabric, I don't sell it. If the pre-owner didn't take care about ketchup on his garments, I don't sell it. "Very good condition" is the lowest quality level that you will find on TheVintageQueendom, and if this is the case, there will be a detailed description why it is not "excellent". Nevertheless, you should never forget that a vintage item which was loved for at least 20 years of existence, can almost never look like a brand new item from a high-street store.

6. Every time I go outside on a hunt and do research, I get more skilled in separating true vintage from retro or vintage-styled items. I do my very best to improve my knowledge. But still, I'm a human and make mistakes. If you spot an item in TheVintageQueendom that seems to be a fake (in terms of label) or retro-styled, please be so kind and contact me. I appreciate if you help me to improve!


thank you for reading! :)

Accepted payment methods

Payment
if you order an item, I'm looking forward to receive payment via paypal immediately. but since there are always reasons why it's not possible to do so, I will not complain if you pay a few hours later. If you're having any problems that delay the payment for longer than 12 hours, please write me a message. If I don't receive payment or a message within 12 hours, I will cancel your order to offer the items to someone else.

If you're inside the European Union and prefer bank transfer, please write me a message immediately after making your purchase. E.U. bank transfer is free. However, any bank transfer from a european country which is not a E.U. member can be expensive, so I prefer paypal in this case.

According to Austrian law, I'm a professional, commercial seller in a small scale ("Kleingewerbe" / "small company") - which means that i do not collect sales tax.
Shipping
I moved my business to Etsy, because I love to ship anywhere in the world. Unfortunately, this can be a little more pricy than a postcard within your own borders. I hope you will understand! Don't hesitate to convo me in case you have any questions according to my shipping rates.


ESTIMATED DELIVERY TIME:

Austria: 1-3 days
Europe: 5-10 days (ground shipping)
Everywhere Else: 4-6 weeks (ground shipping)

If you want to speed it up (air mail), convo me for rates!


FLATRATE SHIPPING RATES - The good thing: no matter if you buy 1 or 5+ items, the shipping rate will be the same, and you pay this only ONCE. So take a big grab! ;-)




Usually I don't take fees for packaging materials. I re-use all kind of boxes, as long as they are clean, and I have a creative approach to make the packaging more beautiful.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be happy when you're shopping at TheVintageQueendom. That's why I don't ask questions in case you receive your items and don't like them.

If you don't like what you've received, you can send it back. I will not ask questions, I will not be pissed, and I will return your money as soon as the items arrive in TheVintageQueendom.

But please understand that I will NOT pay your return shipping fees. I WILL return the money for the item, and for the shipping from my place to your place.

So if you receive something that doesn't fit, think about giving it to someone else or re-selling it. Sometimes the return-shipping fees are not worth the trouble, since I don't charge a lot for the vintage goodies.
In case you want to return something, please convo me. It's a lot easier for me to handle returns if I know it before it arrives here without a warning. THANK YOU!

NON-EU-CUSTOMERS, please note:
There will be NO REFUNDS for unpicked items at customs. Because The Vintage Queendom is a retail store, I am NOT able to mark orders as 'Gifts' for customers to avoid paying these fees. The shipping charges you pay to The Vintage Queendom do NOT include customs fees, import taxes, brokerage fees, or duties. If you refuse to pay the customs fees when your order arrives, the shipment will be returned to The Vintage Queendom and I will be charged the customs fees plus return shipping costs. Therefore, I do not issue refunds for customs fees, shipping, or the cost of your order if you refuse to pay the customs fees.
Additional policies and FAQs
Looking for something specific? Do you need a Dirndl in a specific size or color? Please convo me, and I'll get back to you in case I find something that might match your taste.