FrockAndStoleVintage

Exclusive Vintage Dresses: FurFreeRetailer approved

London, England | 8 Sales

FrockAndStoleVintage

Exclusive Vintage Dresses: FurFreeRetailer approved

London, England 8 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Announcement   Frock & Stole Vintage is a ‘fur free’, specialist vintage dress boutique showcasing a collection of handpicked, ready to wear treasures from the 1930’s to the 1980’s. We were the first vintage boutique to be certified by the International Fur Free Retailer program!

We rediscover, revive and rehome beautiful vintage treasures that have unique stories and are ready to write their next chapter. We also sell accessories if they are particularly special.

Each dress is a unique find, chosen for its beauty and rarity, and is probably the last one of its kind. We’re also a bit special because items are in truly amazing vintage condition – occasionally they are the holy grail of vintage, unworn. Some are dressmaker-made from the 40’s, whilst others are designer pieces from the 60’s to the 80’s.

Frock & Stole Vintage does not knowingly sell products made from fur. It’s the first online vintage dress & accessories boutique to be approved by the International Fur Free Retailer Program, the only program that recognizes retailers who put their fur free commitment in writing. In addition, we do not sell feathers or leather.

Please take a look around and do get in touch if I can help with anything!

Announcement

Last updated on 25 Jan, 2019

Frock & Stole Vintage is a ‘fur free’, specialist vintage dress boutique showcasing a collection of handpicked, ready to wear treasures from the 1930’s to the 1980’s. We were the first vintage boutique to be certified by the International Fur Free Retailer program!

We rediscover, revive and rehome beautiful vintage treasures that have unique stories and are ready to write their next chapter. We also sell accessories if they are particularly special.

Each dress is a unique find, chosen for its beauty and rarity, and is probably the last one of its kind. We’re also a bit special because items are in truly amazing vintage condition – occasionally they are the holy grail of vintage, unworn. Some are dressmaker-made from the 40’s, whilst others are designer pieces from the 60’s to the 80’s.

Frock & Stole Vintage does not knowingly sell products made from fur. It’s the first online vintage dress & accessories boutique to be approved by the International Fur Free Retailer Program, the only program that recognizes retailers who put their fur free commitment in writing. In addition, we do not sell feathers or leather.

Please take a look around and do get in touch if I can help with anything!

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Frock & Stole Vintage - Fur Free Divinely Vintage Dresses & Accessories

Thank you for stopping by! I have always adored fashion, and I have a particular love of collecting quality vintage dresses, especially those that are quirky, rare, or just beautiful!

My mission is to rediscover, revive and rehome vintages dresses that have amazing histories and need to be loved – so they can start a new chapter.

I have been collecting and selling for more than 20 years and have decided to switch sales to Etsy so I can share my vintage passion with you.

And finally, a word about my ‘No Fur’ policy. Having worked with and advised ethical beauty and fashion businesses, I feel passionate about not being involved with the cruel fur industry, and that includes not selling old furs. I am delighted that Frock & Stole Vintage is the first online vintage boutique to be approved by the International Fur Free Retailer Program, the only program that recognizes retailers who put their fur free commitment in writing.

In addition, although Frock & Stole Vintage isn’t a vegan-only boutique, I also decided not to sell feathers and leather. Wool and silk will often be found in vintage clothes, but cannot always be identified because labels are often missing. If you want to avoid wool or silk, where there is a label that indicates the fabric composition, I do include the details in the listing. If the label isn’t present the fabric description will be based on my best guess and experience, but that does mean that I can't guarantee it will be free from wool or silk.

I hope you’ll join me on this vintage fashion adventure and please consider rehoming a vintage treasure!

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  • Frock&StoleVintage

    Owner, Collection Editor

    Hello, and thanks so much for stopping by! I specialise in beautiful and rare vintage dresses from the 1930s onwards. If you want to wear something special that might be the last of its kind, please enjoy the collection, which is also fur free!

Shop policies

Last updated on 07 March, 2019
HELPFUL POLICIES
These policies are to help you if you are new to buying vintage and also if you have not bought vintage from me before. I hope this will make your shopping experience a real pleasure and that you will love your new vintage treasure. Convo me if I can help you with anything before you buy. I love to hear from fellow vintage fans.

CUSTOMER SERVICE
I have been collecting for over 20 years and selling on eBay since 2003 and have 100% positive feedback. I have now switched my vintage sales to Etsy and will strive to give you excellent customer service as one vintage fan to another. Please feel free to convo me with any questions or comments.

VINTAGE CONDITION
All items are sold as vintage. I make every effort to accurately describe the age or the date range by using research as well as my own expertise, but I cannot guarantee the exact age of an item unless I have the provenance from the previous owners.

By buying from me you confirm that you have read and agree to these policies. If in doubt, please get in touch before buying. Many thanks!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Gift card
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Send items back within: 14 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 POLICY FOR UK & EU CUSTOMERS

I love to share these wonderful vintage items with you! I fully describe all items so there should never be an unexpected quality issue. I want you to love your new vintage treasure too, so if I inadvertently miss something, please allow me to try to rectify any issues you have before leaving negative feedback or returning the item.

If you feel you need to return an item to me, under the UK Distance Selling regulations I offer a fair return and refund policy for UK and EU customers, and I accept returns under the following conditions. Return postage is at the Buyer's expense. Please mark your parcel "Returned item".

1 You must convo or email me within 14 days of receiving your item if you are not happy with your dress/accessories (please examine the photos, and read the description. Condition and Sizing policies before buying) and want to return it.

2 If you intend to return the item, I must receive it no later than 28 days after the day to received it. Please use a signed-for or tracked delivery postage service to return your item because a refund cannot be given unless it is safely received within this timeframe. You are responsible for all return postage charges.

3 Please return your item secure packaging and in the same condition that it was received and with original tags and labels attached. If I deem there is evidence of wearing, washing, perfume, staining or other damage that was not present when it was sent to you that prevents resale, or decreases value, or incurs a cost to fix this will result in the return not being accepted and a refund will not be issued.

4 On safe receipt of the item and subject to satisfying conditions 1 to 3 above, I will be happy to issue a full refund within 14 days including the initial postage charge you paid to receive the item.

I DO NOT ACCEPT RETURNS FROM CUSTOMERS OUTSIDE THE EU

Please note, I do not issue partial refunds. Sadly, this is to prevent unscrupulous buyers claiming there are issues but wanting to keep the item!
Payment
PAYMENT
Frock & Stole Vintage accepts Etsy Direct Payment and PayPal via Etsy Direct Payment. It is secure and I do not have access to any of your card details. Just chose your payment method at checkout and follow the instructions.
Shipping
POSTAGE
Currently postage is to UK addresses only (unless specified in the listing). Your item will be sent to your Etsy address, so please make sure it’s up to date. I do not ship to PO Boxes.

I send all parcels that are under £50 in value by Royal Mail First Class Signed for and aim to post within 2-3 business days after receipt of cleared payment. The postie should leave a card so you can rearrange delivery if no one is in to sign for the parcel. I will convo you via Etsy to let you know that your item has been sent. If the item goes astray, I will keep proof of posting for you to follow up with the Royal Mail.

Postage is charged at cost only and includes a sturdy exterior polybag with free gift-wrapping in acid-free tissue paper and ribbon. Delicate items may be sent boxed. I am happy to combine postage on items bought at the same time. Please ask me first for details before paying. Items over £50 will be sent Special Delivery and the postage cost reflects this as it includes extra insurance for me and you in case the item goes astray.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOMER SERVICE
I have been collecting for over 20 years and selling on eBay since 2003 and have 100% positive feedback. I have now switched my vintage sales to Etsy and will strive to give you excellent customer service as one vintage fan to another. Please feel free to convo me with any questions or comments.

VINTAGE CONDITION
All items are sold as vintage. I make every effort to accurately describe the age or the date range by using research as well as my own expertise, but I cannot guarantee the exact age of an item unless I have the provenance from the previous owners.

Vintage clothing is pre-loved and pre-worn and will show some signs of wear unless it is deadstock or rare, never-worn vintage. Please be sure to read the description thoroughly and to view all the photos. I make every attempt to list any flaws within the item description, such as any prominent stains, discoloration, missing buttons or embellishments. Ask as many questions as you would like to before purchasing! If you prefer a ‘new-off-the-hanger’ look, then vintage might not be for you, although many of my items appear unworn.

Vintage dresses are usually pre-worn so I cannot make a promise on longevity of use and cannot be held responsible for the effects of how you wear or treat the item once it leaves me. This includes but is not limited to the construction, fabrics used, dyes, fastenings and embellishments. Please do take extra care when putting on, wearing and taking off the item as it is vintage and may already have been subject to wear! I do not pay for repairs, laundering or alterations once you have received the dress.

CLEANING VINTAGE GARMENTS
A note on cleaning. There is a lot of debate about whether or not to clean vintage items before sale. Most items are washed in gentle fabric detergent and eco softener or steamed as appropriate before shipping. When appropriate garments are dry-cleaned and I use a cleaners who works to my high standards. Occasionally a garment will not be cleaned (it might be a collector’s piece for example, or a delicate garment) but this will be mentioned in the listing for you.

Just like buying new clothes from a high street shop, before wearing you may wish to launder the garment again yourself on receipt, either by hand or using a dry cleaner in case you have allergies or just for preference as most items are re-stored after cleaning. Many items can be handwashed, but if in doubt as to the best way to care for your dress, please consult an experienced dry cleaner.

SIZING
Vintage sizing is not the same as modern sizing, so please don’t rely on the size on the label. Please check measurements carefully to allow ease so it will comfortably fit you without straining any seams, fittings etc. I love my dresses and want you to love them for as long as possible too! Measuring a garment of your own that fits you well may help you decide if the dress will fit you as you would like. Garments are sometimes pinned on the mannequin to show best fit. Please ask for any additional information that you would find helpful before buying.

Measurements are taken laid flat. Bust is measured underarm to underarm across the front of the dress. Waist is natural waistline. Length is from top of back collar to hem. Sleeve is from top of sleeve inset to bottom of sleeve.

‘NO FUR POLICY’
Frock & Stole Vintage does not knowingly sell any products made from fur and is the first specialist vintage dress and accessories online boutique to be certified by The International Fur Free Retailer Program, the only program that recognizes retailers who put their fur free commitment in writing. Although not established as a solely vegan boutique, I also do not sell garments made from leather or feathers.

Where possible I include fabric composition in the product description. Many vintage items do not have labels, so descriptions are based on my knowledge & some times a best guess. I can’t guarantee that items will be silk or wool free unless a label is present and the fabric composition is noted in full.

Frock & Stole Vintage
Garden Cottage
42 Horsecroft Road
HP1 UK