RetroRuthUK

Retro Ruth

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Announcement    Retro Ruth brings you genuine 20th Century vintage fashion and homewares. Open for business as usual, and shipping internationally from the United Kingdom.

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Last updated on 23 May, 2020

Retro Ruth brings you genuine 20th Century vintage fashion and homewares. Open for business as usual, and shipping internationally from the United Kingdom.

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About RetroRuthUK

Sales 353
On Etsy since 2010

Retro Ruth loves vintage!

Retro Ruth grew from my personal passion for wonderful vintage things. I love sourcing special vintage fashion and homewares, bringing it home and giving it some TLC, then finding new homes for it all. I pride myself on accurate dating and proper condition reports, so you can buy with confidence. Retro Ruth is a member of the Vintage Fashion Guild. Based in Brighton, UK, we ship all over the world.

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  • Ruth

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Shop policies

Last updated on 09 May, 2022
Retro Ruth wants you to be happy!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard Apple Pay Klarna Gift card
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.

Cancellations

Cancellations: not accepted

Please contact the seller if you have any problems with your order.

Payment

Payment due immediately. Please note we are not VAT registered.

Delivery

I send items within 3 days of payment, often sooner.

UK items are sent by Royal Mail or MyHermes. International items go by Royal Mail .

If you have a deadline, contact us before buying to make sure we can meet your needs.

Any customs charges or import duties are paid by the buyer, and are not covered in the shipping charge. Make sure you know your country's import charges. For packages outside the EU we attach a customs form stating the price you paid.

Additional policies and FAQs

VINTAGE CONDITION GRADES

PRISTINE: As new, with absolutely no flaws or wear
EXCELLENT: Previously worn with no notable flaws
VERY GOOD: Previously worn with minimal noted flaws
GOOD: Visible wear, noted flaws, may need light repair
FAIR: Numerous noted flaws, may need repair, may not take repeated wear
POOR/CUTTER: Damaged beyond repair or wear, study piece only

CLOTHING: HOW WE MEASURE AND FITTING ADVICE

I give the garment's measurements, compare these with a similar garment that fits you well to check fit. Clothing needs to be bigger than you are, so allow at least an inch or two for ease of movement in addition to your body measurements, more for coats or loose fitting garments. Feel free to ask for advice.

Measurements are taken with the garment laid flat, and kept 'relaxed' not stretched.

Bust or Chest: underarm to underarm, doubled
Waist: across natural waist/narrowest point, doubled
Hips: measured side to side 8" below waist, doubled
Shoulders: from shoulder seam to opposite shoulder seam, at the top
Sleeve length: from shoulder seam to cuff
Raglan sleeve length: from back of neck to cuff
Sleeve inseam: from underarm to cuff
Bodice length: from back of neck, below any collar, to waist, or as specified
Overall length: from back of neck, below collar, to hem, or as specified

OTHER INFORMATION

Clothes: Larger sizes may be pinned back on the mannequin to show the shape. Full skirts may be shown over a full petticoat. Unless otherwise stated jewellery, belts and other accessories are not included.

Clothing will be either hand-washed or steam-cleaned to freshen when necessary.

We operate from smoke-free home with a cat - though we don't let him near the vintage! Vintage may have traces of odour or pet hair from their previous owners, though anything significant will be pointed out.

Please ask if you have any questions.