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About the Store: Returns, Sizing, Payment, and more


::Unless otherwise noted, the clothing has been cleaned.

::There is a coon cat here at NSV Corporate HQ. He doesn't touch the clothing, but a stray hair may find itself on the item.

::NSV Corporate HQ is smoke free but I cannot guarantee that the previous owners of the piece of clothing did not smoke.

::Different computer monitors can (and often do) alter colors. We also all see colors diferently. I try my best to describe the hue of a piece, but descriptions are subjective, so if EXACT color is a concern, please email me before buying.

::The clothing is sometimes clipped to fit against the dress form, in order to best show the lines of the piece.



::Unless otherwise stated, we cross the front, as explained below, and then the measurement is doubled.  

  • BUST::From armpit to armpit or across the area where there is darting, taking into consideration any darts or pleats. REMEMBER - the bust measurement is NOT your bra size.
  • WAIST::At the waist seam or at the smallest part of the bodice of the dress.
  • HIPS::Approximately 10" down from the waist.
  • SHOULDERS::Seam to seam, or if there are no seams, across the back between the approximate natural shoulders.
  • SLEEVES::Shoulder seam to cuff, and if there's no shoulder seam, from the approximate natural shoulder.
  • LENGTH::From the middle of the shoulder of the dress to the hem.

::Please remember:

  • The ONLY way to know if a piece is going to fit is to measure a similar piece of clothing and compare the measurements to those of the item being sold.
  • Due to vanity sizing, vintage sizing has no relation to modern sizing, and modern sizing is unreliable. It is not a good way to determine whether or not a piece of clothing is going to fit.



::Payment is due within seven days of purchase.

::Item will be shipped within two days of payment, unless there is an emergency (or snowstorm - we are in Maine!).

::If you have any requests regarding environmentally friendly packaging and use of recyclable materials, please let us know.

::Items are shipped via Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation. Purchases over $100.00 are insured for free.

::You will receive an email from the USPS with the shipping and tracking information when your item is shipped.


::I ship via First Class International Mail.

::I cannot refund money for items that are lost in the mail.


::Items can be returned for a full refund if there is an error in the description, e.g. measurements or disclosure of flaws.

::Items can be returned for a refund, less a 20% restocking fee and shipping both ways, if the item is returned for any other reason, e.g. change of mind.


::We gladly accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or regular account payments all through PayPal.


::This store uses PayPal for payments, and PayPal automatically encrypts your confidential information in transit from your computer to ours using the Secure Sockets Layer protocol (SSL) with an encryption key length of 128-bits (the highest level commercially available).   ::You are not required to have a PayPal account to purchase from this store. Although if you already have a PayPal account you may use it.