DillyDandy

TopNotch Antique, Vintage, Designer Clothes & Accessory

Somerton, England On Etsy since 2013

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DillyDandy

TopNotch Antique, Vintage, Designer Clothes & Accessory

Somerton, England | 543 Sales

DillyDandy is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner We are in LOCKDOWN in the UK. All non essential shops must close, so I do not know when I would be able to ship items. For that reason Dillydandy will be taking a break. Thank you all for your custom, you’ve kept me alive up til now.

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Last updated on 23 Mar, 2020

We are in LOCKDOWN in the UK. All non essential shops must close, so I do not know when I would be able to ship items. For that reason Dillydandy will be taking a break. Thank you all for your custom, you’ve kept me alive up til now.

Bo Hanna

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Bo Hanna

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About DillyDandy

Sales 543
On Etsy since 2013

Top Notch Vintage, Somerton, Somerset, UK TA11 7PY

Affordable quality vintage and classic clothing & accessories for gentlemen and women. Vintage and antique clothing revival, steampunk, theatrical costume & fashion. Victorian to 1980s.

As a little girl I had every intention on becoming either a fashion or costume designer when I grew up. All my school books were covered in fashion illustrations all along the borders - then many years later after art college I used to trawl flea markets, fairs and auction house for all things vintage and Victorian to wear for my self.

I had so many Victorian clothes I began to organise costume events to share my passion and get more opportunity to dress up.

Now many moons later, I decided to start selling some of my collection and make it my full time job, so I still get to hunt for lovely items but I can also share my finds with you. And as for selling my Victorian collection - ahem - I promise I will get round to listing all that I have one of these days.

Suffice to say, I love vintage and antique costume and I hope you love what I have gathered.

Vintage clothes are secondhand and over 20 years old, antique are over 100 years old. My clothes will have been worn by someone at some point unless they are deadstock, which are unused old stock perhap still with the original shop tags. I do not make these items, they are originals from the period mentioned in the listing.

Shop members

  • Bo Hanna

    Owner, Curator

    My bricks and mortar shop is called Top Notch Vintage in Somerset UK. I love vintage and antique clothing - secretly I would love to be a costume designer/stylist for film and photo shoots again.

Shop policies

Last updated on 02 July, 2018
Thanks for shopping with DillyDandy. We are a bricks and mortar vintage clothing and accessories shop, for menwear and women's clothing from Victorian through to 1990s iconic and classic styles at

The Etsy showcase is a tiny percentage of what we hold in stock so if you are hunting for anything specific do get in touch as you never know, I might just have one stashed away in your size!

I do love all of my items and try to stock very good condition, if it has any flaws I will do my best to represent - please read my condition guide so you are aware of the categories and what they mean.

Measuring, I measure the garment laid flat edge to absolute edge then double, which give the maximum, you will need to measure your own clothes to compare sizing.

If you have any questions please ask.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Apple Pay Gift card
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Dispatch items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
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 personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
RETURNS PROCEDURE:
This policy is offered in addition to your legal rights
The buyer must make written contact with me first to discuss returning a purchase BEFORE returning the item.

Contact me within: 3 days of delivery

Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery

Returns and exchange details
Unworn items can be returned for a, refund, or store credit, store credits can also be used at our flagship store, Topnotchvintage.co.uk. Please contact us within 3 days of original delivery, item must be shipped with tracking and insurance to the value of the item at cost to buyer, within 7 days of original delivery. Package must be double bagged securely.

Customs charge are not collected by or refunded by us.

Refund will be minus original shipping costs plus a 10% restocking fee.

Please message us for return address.

If we allow a return after 7 days then a rental fee (3% per day beginning on 8th day, ending when return reaches us) is deducted from credit.

Layaway purchases (including items held for 10 days or more while awaiting payment) can be returned for store credit minus a 20% return fee. Exchange credits are not applicable to existing layaway and can not be used on other discounted or Sale items, exchange credit cannot be used to pay the shipping cost of an item sent in exchange, that shipping will be billed separately.
No purchase is eligible for a cash refund.

If an item has been worn or damaged by the customer and have diminished the value of the goods by handling them beyond what is necessary to establish their nature, characteristics and function, then a deduction for diminishing the value of the item will be made.

Once it is agreed that you can return the item: Please package the item well ensuring it is waterproof and in packaging which is fit for transit to ensure the item does not get damaged during shipping (i.e. do not over-stuff envelopes/boxes or used well-worn recycled packaging materials). Double bag where possible. Please ensure YOUR name and address is also on the package in case the package gets misplaced during transit and cannot be forwarded to me. If the package is returned to you because of a mistake made by you with regard to addressing the package or incorrect completion of a customs form or your country's postal service fault then you must resend at your expense. If the package gets returned due to a mistake or problem at my end (i.e. either I or Royal Mail is at fault) then I will pay to have the item resent.

If you wish to return an item from a country outside of the European Union, please note that you MUST complete a customs declaration indicating that the package contains "RETURNED GOODS" (as well as stating "used clothing", "used jewellery", etc). If you fail to do this, I unable to accept any import charges or taxes incurred in order for the package to reach me.

FOOTWEAR AND HATS: I do not accept any returns on these items as they are notoriously impossible to give extremely accurate measurements in the crucial areas such as the height of the foot arch which is never the same on any two people. Footwear and hats are purchased at the buyer’s risk.

ADDITION NOTES ABOUT VINTAGE FOOTWEAR: footwear manufactured in the period up until the 1970s which are made from man-made materials have what is called an “inherent vice” i.e. a flaw which worsens over the passage of time. As the soles are glued rather than stitched, the glue used to adhere the soles to the uppers degenerates to a powder as they age meaning the soles will most likely come away from the uppers after one or a few wears. I recommend therefore that the buyer takes precautionary action by having the soles RE-GLUED prior to wearing. I do not accept returns on vintage footwear which has this inherent vice.

By purchasing from this site you agree to our policies.
Payment
PAYMENT

Please review all of our policies, view all photos, read all written descriptions and ask any questions before buying. By completing a purchase with DillyDandy you are agreeing that you have read and agree to the terms and conditions listed here.

DillyDandy accepts payments via PayPal or Etsy Direct Payment.

Accessories are not included unless otherwise stated.

I accept payment via Etsy Direct Checkout and PayPal.

I reduce postage costs when multiple items are purchased. I package items together where possible and refund any excess postage. I may divide up large or valuable orders into several packages.

Shipping is always by Royal Mail Special Delivery or Signed For post. International orders are always sent by Royal Mail with tracking and/or signature required.

Payment is to be made within 3 days unless otherwise agreed, and prior to dispatch. If payment has not been made within the agreed period then the transaction will be deemed cancelled and the item will be relisted.

NO RETURNS - ALL SALES ARE FINAL - PLEASE ASK QUESTIONS, LOOK AT THE PHOTOS AND READ MEASUREMENTS.

Colour Disclaimer
We have done our best to describe the colours and shades of the fabric, clothes and products listed here, but because monitors vary in the display of colour differently and some descriptive terms used for shades of colour can be perceived and interpreted differently, depending on the viewer, we cannot be held responsible if you receive something and the colour doesn't look how you envisioned it would.

Online shopping does create challenges in this respect, so if you have your heart set on a very specific type of colour or shade, in order to avoid disappointment, please contact us first so we can try and provide more information regarding the item you're interested in. We do not offer refunds for differing colour perceptions.

CONDITION CHART

All items will be sold As Is. Items are not cleaned unless otherwise noted.

We describe these items to the best of our ability. We check each item carefully and will try to list any notable flaws. These are vintage items and wear consistent with age is normal and should be expected.

Items may be larger or smaller than my mannequin or model and may be clipped or pinned to show fit.

1. PRISTINE :

In our opinion, has not been worn. – mint condition – as new and may even still have original labels or may be in original packaging These items will not be unpacked or washed as it would compromise their originality, therefore they may be fusty or marked from being stored for a long time.
Vintage garment possibly in original packaging, never used. These items may have fading, staining or other issues from years of storage.

2. EXCELLENT:

The item has been worn but is in a perfect or near perfect vintage condition.

3. VERY GOOD :

Worn, with some general, but minimal signs of wear.

4. GOOD :

Will show signs of wear possibly needing a small repair or missing a button.

5. WORN :

Well worn with signs of wear such as a tear, several missing buttons or areas of staining.

6. POOR :

Not fit for wear, but a useful item for research or display.
Delivery
POSTAGE AND SHIPPING: Domestic UK deliveries are normally by Royal Mail 'Signed For' and 'Recorded Delivery' services. However, from time to time I may need to used another courier service and the customer will be notified if that is the case. Overseas shipping is by a fully tracked and insured service only. I do not send any items, unless they are of a value under £25, by untracked services for my safety and yours.

DELIVERY TIMES: Items are sent out within 5 working days. However you can specify on your order if you need an item to be despatched quicker and I will reply informing you if that is possible. However, if you need an item quickly I recommend you contact me before purchasing.
SHIPPING / DELIVERY INFORMATION

Items must be shipped to the address on file. We cannot alter a shipping address after a purchase has been made.

Any packages returned due to wrong or incorrect addresses will be reshipped at the cost of purchaser.

Do you need insurance, signature confirmation, or express shipping? Please, contact us prior to purchase! We are happy to work with your needs, but we are unable to alter shipping options after a purchase has been made.

We maintain the right to add signature confirmation or insurance to any purchase.

If an item is returned to us by the post office for any reason, other than our mistake, the purchaser is responsible for the original shipping cost plus any additional shipping charges to resend the order. We will contact the buyer when we receive the item, if the return shipping payment is not received within 10 days of contact both the item and purchase price are forfeit.

DillyDandy is not responsible for lost, stolen or undelivered packages. All lost, stolen, and undelivered packages without insurance are on the responsibility of the buyer.

We are unable to replace or reship items purchased without insurance.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMS AND IMPORT DUTY, TAXES, ETC. The buyer is liable for any taxes, import duty or other related charges when purchasing an item from abroad which is taxable. Vintage clothing is taxable and the rate of taxation is determined by the item and the rate set by each country's government. I will under no circumstances devalue and item on the Customs Declaration form (CN 22).
All international packages will be shipped Royal Mail or ParcelForce Tracked and Signed For, it takes 10-45 business days depending on customs processing times and tracking information is not always available depending on the country.

If you feel your package is late, please check with your customs department, they may be holding the package.

We cannot be held accountable for items lost during shipment or detained in customs.
Additional policies and FAQs
All items I sell are either vintage or antique. I have been careful to note any age marks, flaws, damage etc. in the item descriptions, but items are sold as seen.

Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Vintage clothing is 20 years old or older and is therefore expected to have been worn and show some signs of its age and use. I list all marks and faults as I notice them, but there may be something subtle that I have missed, if so please forgive me. Mostly my items are in very good-excellent condition and wearable.

CUSTOMS CHARGES, IMPORT DUTY AND TAXES (INC. VAT) - These are all chargeable fees imposed by your government (the country you are importing into) which are beyond a seller’s control. The buyer is liable for any or all of these charges when importing goods from abroad. These charges are nothing to do with the seller, they are not part of the transaction with the seller and cannot be estimated or calculated by the seller. Most countries do provide a guide to importing goods and related taxes on official websites. Buyers are advised to check their tax liability before purchasing an item from abroad.

CONTROLLED GOODS - many countries have a list of controlled goods which generally includes any animal product as part of whole of a garment such as fur, animal skins, leather and ivory. This list is not exhaustible and you are advised to check with your country's official guide as to import restrictions. It is the duty of the buyer to check the controlled goods list of their country BEFORE purchasing any garment which is wholly or part animal product. This may also extend to plant-based fibres. Again, most governments provide a list of controlled goods and substances. Some countries require certification before accepting animal products into the country. Buyers must make the seller aware if certification is required before shipping. This can be a lengthy process so bear this in mind if you have a time constraint.

MEASURING TIP
Our clothing measurements are taken with garments laying flat on a table and taken from edge to edge. Chest measurements are taken from under the arm holes and doubled. The best way to see if an item will fit you is to take a similar one you own and measure it laying flat, then compare measurements. They do not need to be spot on, just similar. If you know your body measurements, remember that some garments especially blazers, suit jackets and non-stretch fabrics require a spare inch or so for movement room so it hangs right and you can move your arms and also in areas such as the hip for sitting down and movement.

Please leave feedback, and remember this is my livelihood and anything negative hurts not only my business but my opportunities to grow and continue in business. I am very reasonable to work with, I generally go out of my way to help and make my customer's happy and will make any mistake or issue right as best I can...so please, be nice.
Privacy
OUR COMMITMENT TO PRIVACY
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage.

THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on this website. On some pages, you can order products, make requests, and opt-in to receive materials. The types of personal information collected at these pages are:

Name
Address
Email address
Phone number

On some pages, you can submit information about other people. For example, if you order a gift online and want it sent directly to the recipient, you will need to submit the recipient’s address. In this circumstance, the types of personal information collected are:

Name
Address
Phone Number

THE INFORMATION WE DON’T COLLECT
Credit/Debit Card Information – we use a third party payment processor to handle this information securely. None of your Credit/Debit card information is stored anywhere on this site.

THE WAY WE USE INFORMATION
We use the information you provide about yourself when placing an order only to complete that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.

We use the information you provide about someone else when placing an order only to ship the product and to confirm delivery. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.

We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.

You can opt during checkout to receive updates on our new products and services. Information you submit on our website will not be used for this purpose unless you choose to opt in. You can always unsubscribe from our updates at any time.

We may use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and to share with advertisers. For example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, or that Y number of men and Z number of women chose to opt-in to updates, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals.

Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

OUR COMMITMENT TO DATA SECURITY
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

OUR COMMITMENT TO CHILDREN’S PRIVACY
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.

HOW YOU CAN ACCESS OR CORRECT YOUR INFORMATION
You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by contacting us. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

HOW TO CONTACT US
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please contact us.

More information

Last updated on 16 May, 2018
Frequently asked questions
HAGGLING for discount

No don't please. My prices are well considered and fair to market value. I will only offer discount if several items are purchased together or if there is an active sales coupon.

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