Fine Vintage Clothing and Accessories from 1900-1959

Bures Saint Mary, England

Announcement    ANNOUNCEMENT: We are leaving for our annual holiday/buying trip to France.

Please note that any purchases cannot be shipped until 19th October 2020. We are of course happy to combine postage and refund any overage when we ship the parcels upon our return.


Last updated on 08 Oct, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENT: We are leaving for our annual holiday/buying trip to France.

Please note that any purchases cannot be shipped until 19th October 2020. We are of course happy to combine postage and refund any overage when we ship the parcels upon our return.



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Black Sheep Antiques

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Black Sheep Antiques


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About BlackSheepAntiquesUK

Sales 494
On Etsy since 2013

Shop policies

Last updated on 27 March, 2018
Hi my name is Robert and my wife and I have been selling vintage clothing under the name Black Sheep Antiques for a number of years now. Our aim to provide the best quality vintage clothing for dancers, enthusiasts and fashionistas alike.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
My business is in old and beautiful clothing, this is great because what I offer will often be rare and sometimes unique but this does mean that I will be unable to offer you replacements most of the time. The description that I use to list a product will always be honest and I will try to describe and photograph any faults that may affect the enjoyment of the item. However I must stress that these are period vintage garments and as a result they will often show signs of wear.

Measurements And Refunds

Please note that all measurements given are the measurements of the garment itself. You will need to be smaller than those measurements to allow for movement, ability to put the item on and take it off as well as to accommodate other clothing underneath in the case of coats and jackets. To ensure a good fit, we recommend comparing the measurements given to those of a similar garment that fits you well.

We take measurements as follows:

Bust - measured pit to put unless otherwise stated.
Waist - At the thinnest point of the garment.
Hips - 8” below the waist
Shoulders - seam to seam unless otherwise stated.
Length - from the shoulder to the hem or waist to hem when appropriate.

Items from different decades fit differently. For example pre-40s garments often have no or only very small side openings so you will need to allow for extra room in the measurements to slide the garment over your head. Items from the 1920s should fit loosely, so we would recommend that you are at least 2” smaller than the garment measurements.

We do not offer refunds or returns based on size or fit. Please check all measurements carefully and don’t hesitate to ask for additional measurements or advice on fit before purchasing.

Items that are larger than our dress form may be pinned to fit. We aim to pin the garments to represent the shape and fit as accurately as possible. Please refer to the garment measurements and do not rely on the size of the dress form for sizing.


We offer reserves on items for up to 3 days. Reserves are only available 48 hours after the item has been listed.

If you would like to reserve an item for a longer period, a non-refundable deposit will be required.


Layaway is available on all items over £85. 30 and 60 day layaway terms are available based on the value of the item you are purchasing. Layaway on items valued between £85 and £200 is available with a 30 day term of 2 equal instalments. Items over £200 qualify for a 60 day term with 3 equal instalments.

The first (and second in case of 60 days) instalments will be invoiced via Paypal with the final payment including shipping cost being completed through Etsy.

In case of all layaway plans, 20% of the item value (part of the initial layaway payment) is non-refundable in case the buyer changes their mind.
Please wire funds as soon as you purchase an item, as we will only be able to despatch your goods as soon as the funds have cleared.

We are a small business and currently exempt from VAT so this will not be added to the purchase price of your item.

Please be advised that all local customs charges will need to be paid by the purchaser and we will declare the true nature and value of the good when shipping for both customs and insurance purposes.
We will always send your item by Royal Mail Recorded Delivery, Hermes, Parcelforce or another similar courier so that we are able to track your package and confirm safe receipt. Please always ensure that your address details are correct at the time of purchase as we will be unable to refund items sent to the wrong address. Please note that we will only despatch an item once payment has been confirmed and never before, therefore if you pay by cheque please expect a delay as we will wait for the funds to clear. In the event that an item is returned to us through no fault of our own we will give you the opportunity to have the package resent, however you will be expected to bear any additional costs. Please note that Royal Mail will not send items recorded to an international PO Box number and that if you ask us to send to such an address and your item gets lost you are still liable for the cost of the item and its postage. The purchaser will be expected to pay any local customs charges that may apply to an item and Black Sheep Antiques will always declare the items value as the original purchase price. Please note that some items will be marked as collection only, this usually means that the cost of posting was prohibitive owing to the nature of the goods. If you have bought an item marked as collect only you will be expected to arrange collection within 7 days of purchase. If you have not collected your item after 7 days Black Sheep Antiques reserves the right to relist your item and sell it again. In some special circumstances I can deliver, my rate is approximately £0.80 a mile with a minimum charge of £40.00 but the use of this service needs to be arranged in advance of purchase so that I can advise you if I can deliver to your area and quote you with an accurate price.