TheWordfromtheBird

💕Vintage Boutique specialising in 1950s dresses 💕

Ballarat, Australia · 718 Sales

TheWordfromtheBird

💕Vintage Boutique specialising in 1950s dresses 💕

Ballarat, Australia 718 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(322)

Announcement   ** We are currently in the process of moving house so there will be delays with shipping and conversation responses**



Please note our bricks and mortar store is closed Sunday - Tuesday. While our online store is open 24/7 please be aware that there may be some delays during our closed time periods as we also like to have our weekend break from our work 😊While we will endeavor to answer queries or pack orders during our closed times please also be aware that there may also be some delays during our time off.

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 11, 2017

** We are currently in the process of moving house so there will be delays with shipping and conversation responses**



Please note our bricks and mortar store is closed Sunday - Tuesday. While our online store is open 24/7 please be aware that there may be some delays during our closed time periods as we also like to have our weekend break from our work 😊While we will endeavor to answer queries or pack orders during our closed times please also be aware that there may also be some delays during our time off.

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50s 60s Large Floral Tapestry Purse / Clutch
50s 60s Large Floral Tapestry Purse / Clutch
$28.66
70s Floral Tapestry Purse / Clutch
70s Floral Tapestry Purse / Clutch
$20.47
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(322)
Laurie Tavan

Laurie Tavan on Jul 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Fits perfectly and wonderful condition, thank you

Marie Thompson

Marie Thompson on Jul 16, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love this clutch. Sent and received quickly, thank you.

hallock85

hallock85 on Jul 5, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This dress is absolutely beautiful and I'm so happy with my experience buying from Word from the Bird. She responds to messages in a flash and is so helpful.

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Shop members

  • Rebekah

    Owner

  • Kat

    Assistant

Shop policies

Last updated on June 7, 2017
Welcome to Word from the Bird a curated vintage and sustainable fashion boutique that specialises in dresses for all occasions.

Our bricks and mortar store is located at:

410 Eyre Street
Ballarat VIC 3350
Australia

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
Paypal and credit card

We do offer a layaway/layby/hold option and are quite happy to work in with our customers.

Please note the following layaway conditions:
Item must be $100 and over and a
maximum period of 4 weeks will apply.

Regular contact must be kept with us if there are any delays with the agreed payment options. If you work with us we will be more than happy to work with you, we do not want to have to chase you to find out what is happening, please keep in contact if there are issues.

If the terms are not met we will endeavour to make contact to try to sort out the delay, if we still have no response or if the layby terms are still not adhered too, then all monies paid will be refund minus a $50 restocking fee and the item re-listed for sale.

We will Hold an item for 24 hours with no deposit. After that time if we have not heard anything we will put the item back out for sale. We will not contact you to confirm. If you place an item on hold it is your responsibility to follow it up with us.


By asking us for a hold/layby/layaway we are taking it that you are agreeing to our terms.

Apologies for the strict layby/layaway terms but due to people taking advantage of our layaway option we have to implement these rules. We are a small business and this is our only source of income to support our household, we ask our customers to please respect this when entering a layby/layaway agreement with us.
Shipping
We ship domestically using either prepaid satchels (500g, 3kg and 5kg) for items under $80 or if the value of the item exceeds this, then we will add on top of the postage signature on delivery. If the value of the item is high, insurance to that same value will also be added.

We do offer international shipping but please note the following:

We will only post using methods that have tracking.

Please be aware that on high value items insurance to that same value will also be added.

While we love packaging thing beautifully, to save you money on shipping costs by reducing the weight, most international items will be sent only bagged. This is to reduce the weight of the item to save you money where we can so please don't leave lower feedback based on item packaging.


International shipping prices have increased. To save delays on purchasing an item and the need to take each item to the post office to be weighed and the shipping costs estimated prior to purchase, all international shipping costs are set to the 500g-1kg weight fees. Once the items has been packaged and posted if they fall into the lower weight category fee then any shipping overages will be refunded. Please feel secure in that we will only charge the actual cost, we will never charge more.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Import duties, taxes/Customs charges are NOT included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility and they may be imposed upon the delivery of your parcel by your local Customs/Postal office.
Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying. Please do not request modifications to the customs forms. This is an official document and therefore not subject for negotiation. Thank you for your understanding.
Refunds and Exchanges
We pride ourselves on honesty and providing full descriptions of any flaws or issues. We will never misrepresent anything, but we aren't perfect and may miss the occasional small flaw here and there (we are pretty thorough though as you may of noted in our condition descriptions). We document all our dresses in photos not only for your reference but also take extra photos to record thoroughly the dress condition for ours also.

A refund will be given only for items that have been grossly misrepresented in error by oursleves. The item must be returned in the original condition and sent back with tracking. Contact must made within 2 days of receiving the item. Postage will be at buyers own expense. Refunds will not be given due to issues caused by buyers own fault e.g. machine washing a vintage dress when clearly it is required to be dry cleaned, incorrect fit due to buyers fault with measurements, buyer not reading the listing fully, buyer wearing the dress etc


Please note that under NO circumstances will a return, refund or partial refund be provided or offered for things that are of standard construction or design of vintage items. For example: Raw seams - these were extremely common in older dresses.

If you are new to buying vintage please research it before purchasing to get an idea as to what to expect or ask your friendly shop owner for more information.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please note measurements are taken while garments are lying flat and then doubled. These are the maximum measurements of the garment, please leave the required room for comfortable fit. The best way to see if something will fit is by comparing the measurements to a similar item you already have that fits you well.

Due to small manniquin size please be aware that some items may be pegged back to fit the model.

Most dresses are pictured with a crinoline underneath to bring out the fullness of the skirt - this is not included in the sale.

Please note that it was typical of the 40s 50s eras to have raw seaming on the inside of the clothing - it was either straight cut or pinked (no overlocking and very rarely finished with ribbon or binding). This means that there will be typical wear to these areas on the inside of the clothing e.g. threads and fraying. This does not affect the wearablity of the item.


IMPORTANT - Please Read:
Please remember all vintage clothing is up to and over 50 years old, whether previously worn or new old stock you cannot expect as new condition.

Please note vintage clothing has been stored for a long time, some dresses could use a dry cleaning freshen up due to storage. Under NO circumstances should you machine wash vintage clothing unless recommended by the experts (Dry Cleaners) and then preference would be given to a very gentle hand wash. Machine washing is NOT recommended for vintage clothes and you wash them at your own risk.

If you have any concerns or queries, please contact me prior to purchasing the item.