You never know what you'll find:)

New Jersey, United States · 162 Sales


You never know what you'll find:)

New Jersey, United States 162 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Last updated on 04 February, 2011
Thank you for visiting my shop. I started on Etsy with a small handmade jewelry shop, 3 1/2 years ago. Since then, my love for vintage items combined with the wealth of treasures in my area, has inspired me to open 2 more shops. My method of treasure hunting is "whatever catches my eye":). I absolutely love the vintage designers and the quality of their items. I usually choose hats and handbags, for my collection...but you will find the occasional unique dress, jacket or scarf.
Customer service is of the utmost importance to me. Prior to this Etsy adventure, I managed restaurants for 20+ years. The customer always comes first and I will do everything possible to assure that your shopping experience is a pleasant one:)
Thanks again for stopping by and please feel free to convo me with any questions.

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Small flaws are not always visible when photographed. As these are gently used items, any and all flaws will be disclosed to the customer in the item description. Measurements are listed with each item. Please remember that sizing was slightly different, in days of yore:)...so if you are unsure, please ask. Please remember that vintage fabrics can vary from modern fabrics. If you are uncertain about a fabric type, I have some wonderful links that I would be more than happy to share with you, simply convo and let me know. Vintage fabrics are just that, vintage...some may be up to 60 years old, most fall into the 20-40 year range. Although some of my pieces may still possess the original tags, they have been exposed to light, temperature and a variety of environments. In some cases I will machine wash an item, others may be dry cleaned and some sell as is...this will be noted in all future listings. Buying clothing without the advantage of trying it on, can be difficult...If you are unhappy with your purchase, for any reason, I offer a complete refund policy, not to include shipping costs.
This policy is only valid if contact has been made within 1 week of receiving the item.
I accept Paypal and Credit Card payments.
Please remember that if you are paying by credit card, that transaction is handled by Paypal. You do not need a Paypal account for this, as they only handle the actual processing.
If you experience any problems or have questions during the payment process, please contact me immediately via convo or email at whimsicalapparel [!at] gmail.com. Payment must be received within 48 hours from time of purchase. Transactions not paid within the 48 hour period will be "cancelled" and the item will be relisted into my shop.
Items will be shipped once payment is complete.
Items will ship within 24-48 hours from time of purchase and/or receipt of payment, with a shipping time of 4-8 business days for US purchases and 8-14 business days on International orders. All shipping will be through the U.S.P.S., parcel post or priority, depending on the weight of the item. I do recommend that you purchase insurance on your item as I am not responsible for lost or damaged items. International shipping prices are given on all listings.
Calculating combined shipping costs needs to be done on a case by case basis, if you are interested in multiple items or items from my other shops, please convo me ( again, prior to purchase) and I will do my best to keep your shipping cost at a minimum. Please remember that shipping costs reflect the actual cost plus shipping supplies.
Additional policies and FAQs
All purchases are wrapped in tissue, if you require a gift box, please let me know.
Dating vintage fashion is based on style, fabric, designers, who the item was purchased from (i.e. estate sale or private purchase) and research.