vintagefriends

Vintage Clothes, Vintage Jewelry, Collectibles & Kitsch

San Pedro, California On Etsy since 2010

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

vintagefriends

Vintage Clothes, Vintage Jewelry, Collectibles & Kitsch

San Pedro, California | 891 Sales

Announcement    PLEASE NOTE: USPS prices jumped to considerably higher 2020 rates from October to Dec 27 to help cover for Covid-related Post Office costs. My goal is to find the least expensive shipping option for you! (If Fed Ex delivers to your home town, that might be an option.) I will give you a refund of any shipping expense that the Etsy system charges you above what I end up paying for your package's safe delivery.

Also, the Post Office system is experiencing some delays with shipping across the US and internationally. Unfortunately, your package may arrive late, even though I prepare it quickly to be mailed and take it to the Post Office or Fed Ex location. I will keep you updated on your order. Thank you for your patience.

Can't go out shopping for holiday, birthday, or vintage wedding gifts? Purchase from VintageFriends and I will gift wrap and provide a card for free and mail your gift to your special person. Just send me a message and I'm happy to help. To find VintageFriends again, just click on the "Favorite Shop" button.
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Hey, thanks for becoming our vintage friend!

Since 2010, we have been selling great vintage style: gorgeous vintage clothing, vintage jewelry and accessories, vintage pottery and house wares, and irresistible collectibles and kitsch to customers all over the world. We also offer a discount to repeat customers.

If you are purchasing several items from my shop, please contact me before buying and I will create a special reserved listing and give you an adjusted combined shipping rate.
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Sample customer feedback: "I love the dress! It's in great condition. Thank you so much!" A.M., Nagoya, Japan

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 21, 2020

PLEASE NOTE: USPS prices jumped to considerably higher 2020 rates from October to Dec 27 to help cover for Covid-related Post Office costs. My goal is to find the least expensive shipping option for you! (If Fed Ex delivers to your home town, that might be an option.) I will give you a refund of any shipping expense that the Etsy system charges you above what I end up paying for your package's safe delivery.

Also, the Post Office system is experiencing some delays with shipping across the US and internationally. Unfortunately, your package may arrive late, even though I prepare it quickly to be mailed and take it to the Post Office or Fed Ex location. I will keep you updated on your order. Thank you for your patience.

Can't go out shopping for holiday, birthday, or vintage wedding gifts? Purchase from VintageFriends and I will gift wrap and provide a card for free and mail your gift to your special person. Just send me a message and I'm happy to help. To find VintageFriends again, just click on the "Favorite Shop" button.
. . . . . . .
Hey, thanks for becoming our vintage friend!

Since 2010, we have been selling great vintage style: gorgeous vintage clothing, vintage jewelry and accessories, vintage pottery and house wares, and irresistible collectibles and kitsch to customers all over the world. We also offer a discount to repeat customers.

If you are purchasing several items from my shop, please contact me before buying and I will create a special reserved listing and give you an adjusted combined shipping rate.
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Sample customer feedback: "I love the dress! It's in great condition. Thank you so much!" A.M., Nagoya, Japan

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(396)
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quality 27 shipping 108 customer service 94

About vintagefriends

Sales 891
On Etsy since 2010
Video summary: VintageFriends on Etsy sells wonderful vintage clothing and enchanting collectibles and antiques.

Back in the game!

I put Vintage Friends on vacation mode for 3 years while I focused on helping clients (I'm a hypnotherapist and EFT practitioner). I've gathered stuff to sell in the intervening years and now my shop is full again! Come on in!

Shop members

  • Melinda

    Owner

    Do you love boho decor, vintage clothing, accessories, jewelry, art pottery, midcentury modern, antiques, and kitsch? Me, too! I grew up in my mom's antique store and have a knack for finding and selling wonderful vintage treasures. Welcome!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 1, 2020
Welcome to Vintage Friends! Thank you so much for visiting. We have delightfully unique vintage clothing, vintage jewelry, vintage kitchen and dining ware and pottery, collectibles and kitsch.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 4 hours of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
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:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
\***CANCELLATIONS***\
I will process a cancellation if you contact me within 4 hours of your purchase. If you contact me after that, I may already have shipped your order.

\***REFUNDS***\
VintageFriends items are one-of-a-kind! They've had a life of their own, even if much of it was spent hanging around in a closet or two. They might show slight wear.

I select items for my shop that are in very good or better condition--items I would be delighted to have in my own eclectic home. I'm happy to provide more information on items, so just contact me.

My goal is to provide you with clear photographs and accurate descriptions of jewelry and collectibles, and measurements on clothing and shoes so you know what you are purchasing.

(Please note that colors may vary from one computer screen to another. I will try to describe the colors in the descriptions, but don't hesitate to ask me for additional information.)

\***ITEMS DAMAGED IN TRANSIT***\
Unfortunately, if you receive your purchase and it was damaged en route, I can't replace it. However, if you promptly return the damaged item to me WITHIN ONE WEEK of receiving it, I will give you credit to purchase a different item in the VintageFriends shop. (I do not cover the return shipping costs.)

\***COMPLAINTS?***\
If, for some reason, you aren't delighted with your purchase, please contact me before leaving a negative comment and I will do what I can to improve your experience! My goal is for all my customers to be very happy shopping at VintageFriends.
Payment
\***PUTTING ITEMS ON RESERVE***\
I can reserve an item in the Etsy shop for you for up to 24 hours. Then, it goes back in the shop for someone else to purchase.


\***CUSTOMS***\
Non-US customers note: all duties, taxes, tariffs, and customs fees assessed by your friendly customs agent are not my responsibility. Please be aware of the laws and fees associated with shopping abroad that your country deems applicable. On customs forms, I mark the package as "merchandise" and not as a "gift."
Shipping
If you are purchasing several items from my shop, please contact me before buying and I will create a special reserved listing and give you an adjusted combined shipping rate.

SAVE MONEY ON SHIPPING - Buy more stuff!
I'm happy to combine the shipping cost of multiple items purchased at the same time to save you money.

\***LOST PACKAGES***\
Delivery Confirmation is standard on packages I send within the US. If too much time has passed and you think your package has been lost in the mail, please contact me as soon as possible. International Packages are sent via First Class International Mail; it is impossible to track them once they have left the United States Postal service. For an additional shipping fee, International packages can be sent via Priority Mail, with insurance and tracking information (costs approximately twice the First Class fee). I've never had a package get lost!
Additional policies and FAQs
\***WHAT'S YOUR SIZE?***\
*Shoes
PLEASE NOTE! It appears there is no international "gold standard" for sizing shoes. I carefully measure shoes and describe them to the best of my ability. However, it is critically important that you measure your feet and compare that to the measurements in the listing of the shoes.

Measuring your feet
Draw around them on a piece of paper or cardboard and write the measurements on the drawing (length, width). Use the measurements of your larger foot!

*Clothes
For clothing, please compare your actual measurements with the measurements that I take of the garments when they are laying flat.

(Older vintage clothes were originally designed to be worn with shaping garments, such as girdles and corsets. To be comfortable and not put strain on the seams of your garment, you'll need to allow for an inch or two of wiggle room between your measurements and those of the item you purchase. )

How to measure yourself
Take your measurements once, then write them down on a handy note card.

*BUST - The fullest part of the bust while wearing a good bra.

*WAIST - Your waist is next to your inner elbow when your arms are held at your sides. (Many clothes today are worn very low on the hips. Most vintage clothing was worn at the true waist!)

*HIPS - Measure the widest expanse around your hips and buttocks, level with your hip bones.

HEAD - To measure for a hat, use a flexible tape measure and look in a mirror. Measure the circumference of the widest part of your head, approximately an inch above the eyebrows.