Hand Picked Vintage Dresses From Pepper Lane

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Note from shop owner Pepper Lane is taking a short break until Tuesday 21st June but please do leave a message which I will respond to on re-opening the site.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on 04 Aug, 2022

Pepper Lane is taking a short break until Tuesday 21st June but please do leave a message which I will respond to on re-opening the site.

Pepper Lane Vintage

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The shop which never wants to sell anything....we love our stock too much!

Pepper Lane Vintage was started in 2009 in a medieval city lane that was originally a pepper market.

In 2014 it has gone exclusively on line and is now located in a lovely Victorian railway station that has not changed since it was first built in the 1860's.

With the blackened cast iron fireplaces, wooden floorboards and trains ambling through from time to time, it is the perfect backdrop for beautiful vintage frocks.

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  • Pepper Lane Vintage

    Owner, Vintage Clothes Store

Shop policies

Last updated on 10 May, 2022
Hello and welcome to Pepper Lane Exclusives....a treasure trove of some of fashion history's most beautiful pieces. Please browse and feel free to ask any questions about any of the items. We are just at the end of the line to help!

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
We will accept any returns provided they are received in the same condition we sent them. The nature of vintage clothes is they are delicate, please take care in trying them on as sadly we cannot refund if damage has occurred.
We are always happy to reserve items. If no payment or communication has been recieved after 3 days, we will put the item back onto sale.

We do offer a layby facility and you can arrange a payment plan to suit yourself.
All items are shipped within one working day of receiving orders unless there is any reason for a delay in which case we will notify you.

Every purchase made from Pepper Lane Exclusives is sent either by special delivery or first class signed for. Any difference in the postage is always refunded.

We send overseas packages Royal Mail Airsure which also provides online tracking numbers.
Additional policies and FAQs
To wear a vintage piece is to own a piece of history. The hemlines, the fabric, the cut of the cloth all tell a story about the world it was made for. Each is a snap shot into the social history of its time. At Pepper Lane, we sell only genuine vintage clothing from the 1920's to 50's . As such my garments are all at least 50 years old, some are almost 100. It is incredible and wonderful to think such things could exist in peoples wardrobes for so long.

Nevertheless they have.....

We are extremely selective in the pieces which we buy however some wear and tear is inevitable over time. It is very rare to find an immaculate piece, but they do exist. Often though, little repairs are part of the very history of the clothing you find. Stitches made by an attentive 20's lady's maid, or a little nip and tuck by the excited 1950's prom mother can often be found if you look closely.Perhaps even needlework done by a careful owner, proud of what she has saved so hard to buy and fastidious about how she had turned herself out. Just imagine finding an elegant jacket from the 1940's. It may have been worn on and off the steam train day in day out. There is likely to be some bobbling and grazing as its owner opened the carriage door each day.

It's all part of the glorious story of how these delightful clothes came to be in our care. They lasted not only because they were made to last but also because somebody, somewhere loved them so much they really wanted them to last. We promise to tell you the whole story. Its only fair to you and its only fair to the clothes. We want them to be loved unconditionally, faults and all.

It's true too, what they say though....size really does matter. There are obvious difficulties in buying an item which you have not been able to try on. Especially since diet and evolution have changed the basic shape of people over time, and some items can really be very small. Some of the earlier pieces do possess sizing labels but please be aware they bear very little resemblance to the sizes of today's clothing trade. Refer to the measurements in the description to give you a better guide as to whether the beautiful items you fall in love with will actually fit you.
These garments ooze charm and character and are alive with a a kind of femininity which time seems to have forgotten. Somehow they have a way of releasing the sensuous woman in all of us. Please, do not mistake the immaculate sass of retro dresses with the pure elegance of our genuine vintage clothes. There is such a huge difference.

As Mae West once said “You only live once but if you do it right, once is enough”