TheBlackCatVBoutique

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Announcement    In light of the current pandemic, I would like to assure my customers that all orders will be steam cleaned before posting, and packaged using well washed hands. As a small business of one with a family to support I really appreciate each and every order. If you would like to treat yourself but things are a little tight, then please get in touch, I am happy to discuss discount, offer layaway or spread payments if possible. To my European customers, I would like to apologise profusely for the new, confusing import tax system post Brexit, please do get in touch if you would like to buy something from me but are put off by the new charges/system; if it is possible to help then I will!
Best Wishes, Nina x

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Announcement

Last updated on 01 Sep, 2021

In light of the current pandemic, I would like to assure my customers that all orders will be steam cleaned before posting, and packaged using well washed hands. As a small business of one with a family to support I really appreciate each and every order. If you would like to treat yourself but things are a little tight, then please get in touch, I am happy to discuss discount, offer layaway or spread payments if possible. To my European customers, I would like to apologise profusely for the new, confusing import tax system post Brexit, please do get in touch if you would like to buy something from me but are put off by the new charges/system; if it is possible to help then I will!
Best Wishes, Nina x

For new stock updates add The BlackCat Boutique to your Etsy favourites , or follow on Instagram or Facebook as @theblackcatvboutique

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About TheBlackCatVBoutique

Sales 734
On Etsy since 2013

I bet she shops at the BlackCat Boutique...

The BlackCat Boutique is based in the Wild West of Cornwall, and is owned and run by Nina. Born from a love of old fashioned styles and music, she sells Vintage and Antique textiles of quality, objects of desire and clothes that tell stories. Everything stocked is handpicked with an eye for the unusual, collectable and wearable.
Nina’s interest in Vintage began as a teenager growing up in the 80s and 90s, where she enjoyed trawling Jumble Sales for old clothes that offered freedom from the monotony of the High Street. A longstanding passion for collecting beautiful, wearable treasure began, fuelled by an appreciation for quality in dressmaking techniques that seems mostly to be lost to the ordinary modern-day shopper, and always by a strong sense of nostalgia – there is magic in the clothes that tell stories of lives lived and times gone...
A strong hoarding instinct inevitable led to opening the shop in 2008, which formed part of Falmouth’s vibrant, fast growing enclave of independent traders up the Old High Street, until the arrival of her daughter persuaded her to abandon bricks and mortar in favour of the flexibility of trading online. Pieces from The BlackCat Boutique have found their way into the wardrobes of private customers across the globe, have been collected for reference by contemporary designers, and have been used in Film, Television and Theatre, including the Channel 4 programme on Vintage Fashion, 'This Old Thing'.

For updates on new stock you can follow The BlackCat Boutique on Instagram & Facebook as @theblackcatvboutique.

Shop policies

Last updated on 01 June, 2016
I love the things I sell and hope that you will too!

If you don't find anything that takes your fancy today, keep popping by as I am always finding new treasures in my store...

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Apple Pay Klarna Gift card
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Dispatch items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
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)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
I hope you will adore you new purchase, however, if there are any problems I offer full refunds - my Returns Policy is thus:

You can return your item up to 7 days from the day your order is delivered - I ask that you get in touch within 3 days of receipt of goods to let me know your intent. All items must be unworn, with any labels attatched, and returned in the same condition as they were sent. Until I receive your return, the item and its condition are your responsibility - I recommend using a traceable service and keeping proof of postage . The cost of returning goods lies with the customer.

Once I have received your returned item, I will send you an message letting you know they have arrived, and also again once your refund has been processed. Your refund will be credited back via the original method of payment within 7 days.

It goes without saying that all of my items, being vintage, will show minor signs of wear, as to be expected with textiles of age. I always strive to be honest when describing their condition and list any significant faults.

All items have been laundered where possible before shipping, either by hand washing or steam cleaning and airing.
Payment
I accept Paypal, Credit or Bank Debit Cards and Etsy Gift Cards.
Delivery
I aim to post out items within 3-4 working days, but if you're in a hurry please get in touch and I can arrange speedier dispatch.

Within the United Kingdom, I use a Royal Mail recorded service to insure guaranteed, tracked delivery.

For International orders I use Royal Mail international signed for Airsure service, which is trackable and provides a signature upon arrival.

Please note that any customs or import duties are born by the recipient of the parcel.

If you would like to use an economy postal service to reduce shipping costs this is not a problem, but please note that your item may not be insured to its full value.

I usually estimate shipping charges, and if I overcharge I always refund the difference, minus the packaging costs.

Please note that all packaging is carefully selected to be as eco as we can go! The tissue paper is recycled, packing is re-cycle able paper sacks and parcel tape is paper or polypropylene. Our postcards are printed using eco inks on recycled card.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please don't hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any questions, problems or concerns with your order - I will always get back to you as soon as I can.

There are plenty of online resources demonstrating how to effectively take your measurements, but as a general rule, the bust is measured by running the tape around the fullest part (do not pull tight), for the waist, run the tape around and pull fairly tight, and the hip measurement is taken where the pelvic bone sticks out below the waist.