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Vintage Clothing Sourced in Rural America

FAQ

 Shipping

 

General Shipping Information:

Shipping within the US is free. International shipping is a flat $20. 
Hunt & Gather Vintage ships within 48 hours of payment, not including Sundays and holidays that the (US) post office is closed. We ship through USPS and provide tracking information for all shipments. 

Express Mail options are available, please contact us (via email or message.)

**Note that I take several buying trips each year – the shop will have a banner to note any shipping delays if I am on the road.**

US Customers:
We ship all items USPS Priority Mail unless expressly noted otherwise in the product listing (some larger items require different shipping options.) All US orders are free shipping. Current shipping times are less than 1 week.

 

International Customers:
International orders are shipped via USPS First Class Mail International, with insurance. Current shipping times are 3-5 weeks depending on country. We offer an upgrade to Priority Mail, rates range from $35-50 depending on weight. Please email us to get an exact quote.

WE WILL NOT CHANGE THE VALUE OF ITEMS ON CUSTOMS FORMS. We cannot insure an item that is valued for less than you actually paid for it. Be prepared to pay your customs fees accordingly.

Please check with your country’s customs office to determine Import duties, taxes and charges prior to bidding/buying. These fees are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility. These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up – do not confuse them for additional shipping charges.

 

 

Measurements

 

Clothing sizes vary from decade to decade, from one designer to another, and from one style to another. Basically, never assume that if you fit into a current size 8, it will have any relevance to a 50’s size 8.  That being said, we do include any size information that is shown on the garment, as those familiar with vintage may know their size from specific eras or designers. Fabric information is included when available to give you an idea of stretch.

Determining whether a vintage garment will fit requires taking your own measurements.

All state garment measurements are exact. Choose a garment that will fit you according to your preference- if you want a slim fit, choose a garment that is about an inch larger than your actual measurement (smaller if the fabric has stretch.) If the garment is a stiffer or heavier weight fabric, or you prefer a looser fit, go 2-3 inches larger than your actual chest measurement, more for outer wear. 

  • Chest measurements are taken across the breast area.
  • Underbust measurements are taken around the chest under the breast area (where a bra band would sit.)
  • Waist measurements are taken at the narrowest point or at the waist seam.
  • Hips are measured approximately 9 inches from waistline.
  • Rise: from crotch seam to top of waist.
  • Inseam: from crotch seam to pant hem.
  • Arm lengths are from the shoulder seam to cuff, or from the collar to cuff if there are no shoulder seams.
  • Length is measured from shoulder to waist, and waist to hem, or from shoulder to hem depending on garment.
  • Shoulder measurements are from shoulder seam to shoulder seam across the top of garment.
  • Arm width is measured as the circumference of the sleeve right below the armpit seam.
  • Wrist measurements are pretty self explanatory!

Please contact us with your questions! We are always happy to send close up pictures or more measurements.

 

Condition Rating

Hunt & Gather sells vintage clothing and accessories that are in wearable condition. Whenever possible, items are hand washed, line dried, and steamed or pressed. We make most necessary repairs to seams and buttons, and state in description if otherwise.

Any stains, holes, or repairs are described under the Condition are on each item’s page.

We also note if items are  Deadstock: New, unworn, often with original tags. Condition may vary and will be described as above with this additional notation.

 

Returns / Exchanges

 

We do our best to describe all of our vintage items clearly and honestly. (seriously, I’m a bit OCD so it is rare if I miss anything; my criteria for rating clothes is also very critical.) Hunt & Gather therefore does not offer returns unless an item is miss-represented.

 

Reviews

 

Hunt & Gather has been a longtime Etsy and eBay retailer. Please view our extensive reviews here:

Etsy Reviews

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